October 10, 2015

Link Love: October 4-10

15 Easy Ways to Embrace Fall [Camille Styles]

Breaking the Rules with a Fresh Take on Plaid [Apartment 34]

Cocktails at Six: Apricot Dark & Stormy [coco+kelley]

How to Update Your Makeup Bag for Fall [Byrdie]

Living Large on an Entry-Level Budget [Career Contessa]

The Kennedys' Darkest Secret Comes to Light [Refinery 29]

The Talking Phase Is Ruining My Life [Total Sorority Move]

October 8, 2015

Polished Perfectly Turns Six!

Today Polished Perfectly turns six! I never thought I'd see the day that the boredom-fighter blog I created way back when I was a freshman in high school would still be something I'm so passionate about six years later as a junior in college.

Thanks for your continued support!


October 6, 2015

Her Campus College Fashion Week 2015

On Saturday night, Boston's most stylish collegiettes headed to Space 57 at the Revere Hotel for the first stop of this seasons College Fashion Week tour, presented by Her Campus. This was my third CFW I've attended [2013 + 2014] and without a doubt, this was the best yet.

Fashions featured on the runway included looks from a variety of stores at Copley Place, South Shore Plaza, and other local Simon Malls locations. Swag bags included Frank Body scrubs, LUNA protein bars, Milani cosmetics, SkinnyPop popcorn, and more.

I walked into CFW after a long day of work, headed straight to the European Wax Center brow center, and strutted to my seat for the show after having my brows groomed to browfection. European Wax Center's Natural Brow Powder + Shape IT were essential to creating the fierce brows seen on the runway, and my own brows for the show!

I partnered with European Wax Center and Her Campus Media for this post. All opinions are my own.

October 4, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of October 4th

  • Always Gorgeous Hair Feat. GHD Tools (Sale begins 9pm EST 10/4)
  • NuFace (Sale begins Noon EST 10/6)

  • #ManiMonday: Layla Nails, Bioelements Skincare, Blumarine Fragrances (Sales begin 8am PT 10/5)
  • 29 Cosmetics, Dr. Brandt Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 10/6)
  • BH Cosmetics, Brazabra Beauty Solutions, Dermaesthetics (Sales begin 8am PT 10/7)
  • Designer Fragrances for Men: DSquared Canali & More, Jose Eber Hair Tools (Sales begin 8am PT 10/8)
  • blinc Cosmetics, Vivant Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 10/9)
  • PureO Natural Hair Solution Products, Start Pure Teeth Whitening (Sales begin 8am PT 10/10)
  • Crown Brush (Sale begins 11am ET 10/6)
  • Get Salon Locks with Living Proof & More (Sale begins 11am ET 10/7)

October 3, 2015

Link Love: September 27-October 3

100 Years of Wedding Dresses in 3 Minutes [Mode Media]

Beauty Legend Pat McGrath Launched Her First Makeup Item [Allure]

Blake Lively Proves Walking Away and Quitting Aren't the Same Thing [Levo League]

Selena Gomez Wears PJs 24/7, Topping September's Craziest Outfits [Huff Post Style]

Staying Safe With Social Media [College Prepster]

The 9 Best Mary-Kate & Ashley Movies [Her Campus]

Why Fashion Bloggers' Lives Aren't As Charmed As You Think [Refinery 29]

October 1, 2015

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: September 2015

Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix): This is a great remix of what was already a great song!

Fresh Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy (℅): This is my new nightstand must-have! It smells fantastic and is the perfect before bed treat for your lips after using the Lip Polish.

Fresh 'Sugar Fig' Lip Treatment (℅): Another recent fall release from Fresh, this is the prettiest wine hue with a pearlescent shimmer. So perfect for fall!

Essie Wicked Nail Polish: This is one of my all-time favorite fall shades, and you know if it's already on my toes, fall is here and here to stay.

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub (℅): My skin has been crazy bad all month, but I'm crediting this gentle scrub towards what's been clearing it back up over the past two weeks.

Yoga: I fell off the boat during the end of August and beginning of September due to moving, school starting, etc. but have started to get my practice back on over the last week or so and it feels so good.

Pumpkin EVERYTHING: Fall has hit New England and it's hit me hard. I love everything about fall, especially pumpkin specialities popping up everywhere.

Without a doubt, the most satisfying thing I did in September was complete the Jimmy Fund Walk in Boston. I went in unprepared and nervous, but came out feeling better about myself than I have in a long time, and more accomplished than ever. Read all about why I did it and what the process leading up to the walk was like.

September 29, 2015

Review: September 2015 Birchbox

Amika The Shield Style Extending Spray: Heat-activated formula that protects against frizz, pollution, UV rays, and extreme heat.

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow 'Medium/Deep': The water-resistant fiber gel adheres to hair while the precision tip lets you shape and blend with ease.

dr. brandt Pores No More Cleanser: A best-selling face wash that minimizes pores and leaves skin clean, fresh, and velvety smooth.

Harvey Prince Eau So Divine: Notes of Italian lemon, Japanese lily, Moroccan jasmine, and Madagascar vanilla make up this scent.

POP Beauty POP Portfolio Eyeshadow 'Sugar Plum': A trifecta of long-wearing, blend able eyeshadows in bold, pigmented purples.