October 20, 2014

Cooking in Heels: Pumpkin Scones


I'm obsessed with scones! They're definitely my favorite breakfast pastry but I could eat them at any time of day. I love pumpkin (pie, muffin, donut, etc) so this pumpkin scone recipe was right up my alley and super easy to make!

October 19, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of October 19th

Gilt:
  • Erno Laszlo (Sale begins 9pm ET 10/19)

HauteLook:
  • Epilady: Hair Removal & Facial Tools, Russell Organics (Sale begins 8am PT 10/19)
  • #ManiMonday: John Russo Nails, Liquid Keratin, Lord & Berry Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 10/20)
  • Pure Pressed Oils, The BrowGal By Tonya Crooks (Sales begins 8am PT 10/21)

  • Phyto Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 10/23)

  • A Spritz of Fall: Crisp & Spiced Fragrances (Sale begins 3pm ET 10/22)

October 17, 2014

Style Icons: Brigitte Bardot


In honor of the woman who practically invited the modern day duck face and showed that you can dress simply and still look stunning, today we're focusing on Brigitte Bardot who recently turned 80. Known for her signature pushed back blonde locks, Brigitte was one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s.

images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

October 15, 2014

October 13, 2014

Tip du Jour: Handling Rejection

September was one of the most difficult months I have had in years. I had never felt so down and bad about myself and it was all due to one thing: rejection. Sure, I've dealt with rejection in the past but everything felt minor in comparison to these two things.

I've dealt with indirect rejection my entire life, mainly from my peers who never seemed to include me. I switched into a different high school for my sophomore year in hopes I would find the lifelong friends I had never been able to keep. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Out of the 100 "sisters" and "brothers" that I graduated high school with, there is 1 person who I speak to regularly, and that's because we go to college together. I may run into the occasional peer when at home, but it's nothing more than a quick hello and goodbye. This rejection was in-direct for sure but what I'm going through now is much more forward.

Flash forward to today, my sophomore year of college. I was so excited to start the new year and I had two things in mind that were going to make this year better than the rest: a boy and new friends. I won't get into all the details of what happened with either of the situations, but clearly they didn't end how I wanted them to. I can't help but take it personally despite being told by both parties that it was nothing I did wrong, but if that was true, why didn't they want to be with me? What sucks even more is that both parties are completely un-avoidable (thanks Emerson College for being so small) so I see them now more than I did when I did want to see them (if that makes any sense).

Here's what I've been doing to try to get over this rejection:

  • Stop Social Media Stalking: It's inevitable that you'll see photos, statuses, tweets, etc so see how many hours you can go without mindlessly scrolling.
  • Talk it Out: Express yourself. I still don't have closure in either situation but am working towards speaking about it to them.
  • Treat Yourself: I'm sure you're feeling down so treat yourself to something nice, big or small, you deserve it.
  • Count Your Blessings: Think of all the good things you have going for you and work on improving them even more. 
  • Everything Happens For A Reason: Remember this. No matter what. 


October 12, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of October 12th

Gilt:
  • 75 Best Beauty Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 10/15)

HauteLook:
  • Juice Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 10/12)
  • Hair Tools Blowout (Sale begins 4pm PT 10/12)
  • #ManiMonday: UV Nails, Be A Bombshell Cosmetics, SureThik Hair Care (Sales begin 8am PT 10/13)
  • Pink Sugar Fragrances, Marula Oil (Sales begins 8am PT 10/14)
  • Billion Dollar Brows, Keeki: Pure & Simple Beauty, Tanda Light Therapy (Sales begin 8am PT 10/15)
  • BlowPro, Flirty Eyes Mink Lashes (Sales begin 8am PT 10/16)
  • Brilliance New York Hair Tools, Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, Mirabella Beauty (Sales begin 8am PT 10/17)
  • Donna Bella 24K+ Caviar Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 10/18)

  • Oscar De La Renta Beauty & More (Sale begins 9am PT 10/13)
  • New Arrivals: K√©rastase Paris Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 10/16)
  • Beauty Best Bets: Stila Cosmetics & More (Sale begins 9am PT 10/17)

  • Lipstick & More: The Best of the Beauty Counter (Sale begins 3pm ET 10/13)