May 29, 2015

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: May 2015



Turn It Around by Lucius: I had never really listened to a ton of Lucius' music up until this month before I got to see them live at Boston Calling. This song has definitely become one of my favorites and has been on repeat this month.

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Firming Moisturizer: It's officially Jergens season! This is my favorite one to apply a few times weekly after I shower to start to build a bit of color, even though I have already gotten some just from spending so much time outside this month!

MAC Margin Blush: This is a super pretty peachy blush that I've had for a while but have only just started to really get into using this month.

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish (℅): I've tried so many different lip treatments over the years but this one definitely takes the top spot in my book.

MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow: This has been my go-to quick all-over shade this past month when I just need a fast and easy look.

TOMS Black on Black Canvas Slip-Ons: I had a few pairs of TOMS in high school but they got a little beat up from so much use. I needed a pair of easy slip-on shoes for the summer and I love this black on black pair.

Stride Sour Patch Watermelon Gum: How could I turn down one of my favorite candies in gum form? It tastes exactly like the candy, definitely try it out if you're a fan.


Boston Calling

I attended Boston Calling's final day last weekend and had so much fun with my friends. I've lived in Boston for almost two years and have only been to a few concert since my move. Lucius was my favorite (see my favorite song above!) of the night and Tenacious D definitely got the crowd going the most. I decided to keep my outfit simple since it was a pretty hot day, and when I found this dress at Brandy Melville, I knew I had found the perfect easy dress to wear with my black Toms.

May 27, 2015

Traveling Blogging Beauty: Summer Music Festival Essentials



This past weekend, I attended my first Boston Calling music festival, which didn't disappoint. There are so many summer music festivals coming up around the country and you need to be prepared with a fully stocked bag of all the essentials.

May 25, 2015

Quote du Jour: Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly

Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada


By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me. 

Details of your incompetence do not interest me. 

Oh, don't be silly- everyone wants this. Everyone wants to be us.

image via crushable.com

May 24, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of May 24th

Gilt:
  • Your Signature Scent, Decoded (Sale begins 9pm ET 5/24)
  • La Roche-Posay (Sale begins Noon ET 5/27)
  • Beauty: Up to 80% Off (Sale begins Noon ET 5/30)

HauteLook:
  • Billion Dollar Brows, Hemp Nation (Sales begin 8am PT 5/24)
  • Memorial Day Steals: Cortex Hair Tools Up to 80% Off (Sale begins 4pm PT 5/24)
  • #ManiMonday: Butter London, YouLab (Sales begin 8am PT 5/25)
  • Chocolat Fragrances, Hairdo Hair Extensions (Sales begin 8am PT 5/26)
  • Face Base, Jet Stream Hairbrushes, Macadamia Natural Oil Haircare (Sales begin 8am PT 5/27)
  • Crown Brush, Infinique Organic Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 5/28)
  • Algenist Skin Care, Stila (Sales begin 8am PT 5/29)
  • Jolie Femme 24K Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 5/30)

MYHABIT:
  • Made in France: Panier Des Sens, Up to 70% Off: Makeup & More (Sales begin 9am PT 5/24)
  • Biotherm, $15 & Up: Skincare Picks (Sales begin 9am PT 5/25)
  • Beach Bod feat. Bliss, New Markdowns: Haircare Bestsellers (Sales begin 9am PT 5/26)
  • Christina Dior Makeup, Summer Fragrances: Gift Sets & More (Sales begin 9am PT 5/27)
  • $49 & Under: Hair Tools (Sale begins 2pm PT 5/28)

May 23, 2015

Link Love: May 17-23


Deathbed Thoughts / #5MFU [Ingrid Nilsen]


7 Ways to Be Productive Every Morning of the Week [Levo]

Cookies and Cream Cake [Cupcakes and Cashmere]

How I Learned To Not Give A Crap About The Social Pressure To Be Thin [Refinery 29]

How Jessica Alba Went Form A Teen Star To The Founder of a $1 Billion Company [Huffington Post]

Tulle Circle Skirt DIY [A Beautiful Mess]

May 22, 2015

Page Turner: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

#GIRLBOSS by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso has inspired a social media revolution using the book's title as inspiration. Her story is personal yet universal, telling her tale of a rocky path to success and what it means to be a #GIRLBOSS.

At the age of 22 she was broke, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving among other things, when she sold her first thing online- a stolen book. From there, she began selling vintage clothing items on eBay, and the rest is history.
Today, Amoruso is the CEO, founder and creative director of Nasty Gal, one of the most popular online clothing stores that has over 350 employees, and of course, she's a #GIRLBOSS. Her first book tells her unique path to success filled with humor and pitfalls, all while including tips that prove that you don't have to know what you want in life early on to find your success and happiness.

And don't forget, in the words of Amoruso, "Don't ever grow up. Don't become a bore. Don't let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let's do this."

May 20, 2015

Review: Actifirm Renovation Serum

Actifirm Renovation Serum ($77 for 50 mL) is an antioxidant-rich serum that hydrates and soothes your skin. Containing Japanese green tea extracts that target skin-harming free radicals, aloe vera to moisturize and soothe, hyaluronic acid and squalene to attract and bind moisture, and an anti-aging tri-blend of goth kola, echinacea and rosemary leaf extracts that have been proven to promote collagen synthesis and increase skin firmness.

I purchased this at the spa where I work after hearing months of rave reviews from coworkers, estheticians and clients about how it truly renovates your skin, and they are totally right! Somehow, it makes my skin look and feel more hydrated which I didn't think was possible because besides coffee, the only thing I drink is water.

If you're able to get your hands on this (check out your local spa!), definitely give it a try. While I wouldn't recommend it if you have fine lines or wrinkles you want to target, this is a great product to get you introduced to the world of serums.