July 29, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of August 1st

  • TRIA Beauty: Laser Hair Removal System (Sale begins Noon ET 8/4)

  • M Lab Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 8/1)
  • Lotus Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 8/2)
  • T3 (Sale begins 8am PT 8/3)
  • Best Teeth Bleaching, Stila (Sale begins 8am PT 8/4)
  • Sprayology E-Certificate (Sale begins 8am PT 8/5)
  • Luscious Locks (Sale begins 8am PT 8/6)

  • Lava Tech and Lava Flo (Sale begins 11am ET 8/5)

July 26, 2011

Recipe: Simple Scones

When I was a little girl, I absolutely adored cooking. I haven't been able to find time over the past few years to cook and bake as much as I used to in middle and elementary school, but I have made a goal for myself to cook something new each week. This weeks focus is cranberry orange scones, a delicious treat for breakfast or brunch and this recipe from Barefoot Contessa is amazing. I actually had the pleasure of meeting and getting Ina's autograph last year and she is so sweet. The scones turned out so yummy and with a little strawberry jam on top it was the perfect breakfast sweet.

July 22, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of July 25th

  • Beautify Your Bath (Sale begins Noon ET 7/27)
  • Summer Hair Solutions: Oscar Blandi, GHD, & H2pro (Sale begins Noon ET 7/28)

  • Exuberance, Pur Minerals (Sale begins 8am PT 7/25)
  • Precision 3, Sprayology (Sale begins 8am PT 7/26)
  • Kevyn Aucoin (Sale begins 8am PT 7/27)
  • Moy Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 7/28)
  • Blum Naturals, DermaNew, Fusion Beauty, LASHEM (Sale begins 8am PT 7/29)

  • Deep Sea Cosmetics (Sale begins 11am ET 7/27)
  • Boyd's Cosmetics (Sale begins 11am ET 7/29)

July 16, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of July 18th

  • StriVectin (Sale begins Noon ET 7/18)

  • TruDerma (Sale begins 8am PT 7/18)
  • Isomers skin care (Sale begins 8am PT 7/19)
  • Baci Lingerie Eyelashes, Hair Rules (Sale begins 8am PT 7/20)
  • Goldfaden skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 7/21)
  • Crown Brush, Peter Thomas Roth, TanTowel (Sale begins 8am PT 7/22)
  • Pomega5 (Sale begins 11am ET 7/18)
  • Element 5, e.v.a., Lava Flor, Lava Tech, Peter Lamas, Valera, (Sale begins 11am ET 7/20)
  • Michael Todd Cosmetics (Sale begins 11am ET 7/21)

July 14, 2011

Hermione Granger Through the Years

First Year
Second Year
Third Year
Fourth Year
Fifth Year
Sixth Year
Seventh Year
Seventh Year

Just thought this would be a fun post to do in honor of tonight's midnight premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2! If you're going to the premiere I hope you enjoy it!

P.S. Test Your Harry Potter Knowledge with this fun quiz from Seventeen.com

July 12, 2011

Review: July 2011 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Korres Japanese Rose Showergel- A deliciously foamy body wash with aloe to keep skin soft long after you've toweled off and exotically lush fragrace.

philosophy purity made simple one-step facial cleanser- This perennial-award winner is pH-balanced to gently clear away dirt, oil, and makeup without drying out skin.

Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup- Shea butter and vitamin E give this mineral powder an extra velvety finish that looks fresh, not foundation-y. +Pur Minerals Chisel Brush

Redken shine flash 02- A must for all Cynthia's runway shows, this weightless spray gives hair a brilliant sheen.

Birchbox Treat: KIND Almond & Apricot Bar- Snack right with this wholesome bar- no preservatives or hard-to-pronounce ingredients.

Check out Birchbox:

July 10, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of July 11th

  • Baby Quasar (Sale begins Noon ET 7/11)
  • Beauty on the Go: MALIN+GOETZ and more (Sale begins Noon ET 7/13)

  • Rock & Republic Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 7/11)
  • KIN (Sale begins 8am PT 7/12)
  • Natural Pure Labs, Vapour Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 7/13)
  • Prai Skin Care, VIOlight (Sale begins 8am PT 7/14)
  • Creative Hair Tools, Folica, NYX, Twist & Pout University Collection (Sale begins 8am PT 7/15)
  • epilady (Sale begins 11am ET 7/12)
  • 360 Skin Care (Sale begins 11am ET 7/15)

July 8, 2011

Quote du Jour: Marilyn Monroe

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.

I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

July 6, 2011

Review: Neutrogena Dry-Touch Sunscreen

Neutrogena makes amazing products; skincare, suncare, cosmetics- you name it they have got it. I wear their Dry-Touch sunscreen every day in the spring and summer. It is by far my favorite sunscreen! It goes for about $9.99 but goes on sale pretty often. It doesn't feel oily or have a strong sunscreen smell which are two important factors when deciding on a facial sunscreen for me. It feels light on your skin and you can't tell a difference if you put it on before using foundation or powder.

Overall I give this product an A

July 4, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of July 4th


  • Indulge Naturally: LashFood (Sale begins Noon ET 7/5)
  • Cosmedicine (Sale begins Noon ET 7/6)

  • Beauty Problem Solver Event (Sale begins 8am PT 7/4)
  • Deep Sea Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 7/5)
  • BriteSmile, FCUK Fragrance, Twist & Pout (Sale begins 8am PT 7/6)
  • Lava Flo, skyn ICELAND (Sale begins 8am PT 7/7)
  • Alterna, Beauty Scoop, StriVectin (Sale begins 8am PT 7/8)
  • basq (Sale begins 11am ET 7/5)
  • ghd (Sale begins 11am ET 7/6)
  • cosmesis skincare (Sale begins 11am ET 7/8)

July 2, 2011

Style Icons: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

To start off my icons series I decided to start off with Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Not only do we share a name, but a love for classic shapes, and timeless fashion. Jackie embodied class, style, and grace throughout her years in the public eye.

Jackie's First Lady Wardrobe 1961-1963
  • Oleg Cassini dressed her in a majority of her iconic looks during her role as First Lady

  • Although she loved Cassini, she wore ensembles from other designers including Givenchy, Dior, and Chanel

  • Some of her favorite pieces included: a-line dresses, above-the-elbow gloves, pillbox hats, kitten heels.

  • Her signature piece's of jewelry included: Kenneth Jay Lane triple-stand pearl necklace, Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. "berry brooch", Schlumberger "banana" earrings, Schlumberger gold and enamel bracelets [widely called "Jackie bracelets"], Van Cleef & Arpels wedding band
Post-Camelot 1964-1994
  • Some of her favorite pieces included: wide-leg pantsuits, Hermes silk scarves, large round dark sunglasses, gypsy skirts, turtlenecks, large lapel jackets

  • Jackie began to experiment with new styles of the 70's and 80's embracing new colors and patterns