October 31, 2012

All Things Pretty: Halloween

Happy Halloween! I hope your day is filled with pumpkins, tricks, and treats! Here are a few of my favorite seasonal things!

Halloween 1996 (age 1) // Halloween 1999 (age 4)

October 28, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of October 28th

  • Luxury Hair Tools: T3 & Thairapy365 (Sale begins Noon ET 10/29)

  • ISO Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 10/28)
  • Erno Lazlo, Mineral Essence (Sale begins 8am PT 10/29)
  • Crush Styling Tools (Sale begins 8am PT 10/30)
  • Barielle (Sale begins 8am PT 10/31)
  • Twist & Pout (Sale begins 8am PT 11/1)
  • Edia Hair, Kiehls Since 1851, Stila (Sale begins 8am PT 11/2)
  • Goldfaden Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 11/3)
  • Natural Skincare Selects (Sale begins 9am PT 10/28)
  • Strivectin (Sale begins 9am PT 10/30)
  • Keranique Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 10/31)

October 27, 2012

Link Love: October 21-27

Peanut Butter Pumpkins Recipe [sayanythingbr00ke]

Bring on the Frankenstorm! 9 Rainy-Day Essentials To Help You Survive [Refinery 29]

Coffee Break: 10 Gamechangers to Meet [ELLE]

Girl's Halloween Costumes, Then and Now: The Evolution From Silly to 'Sexy' [The Huffington Post]

Perfect Ten: Creating The Perfect Work Wardrobe [The Budget Fashionista]

The Ultimate Guide To Weight Loss: 56 Tips and Tricks to Drop Pounds Now [fit Sugar]

October 25, 2012

Lauren Conrad's Book Signing

In honor of Lauren Conrad's two new books: Beauty, and Starstruck- book stores around the US are hosting events! Luckily, a local Barnes & Noble held a book signing last Wednesday, and of course I took advantage of the event and headed that way.

My copy of Lauren's new book with her signature inside
I got into line with my sister around 3:30 and we waited in line until 5:30 when they started handing out numbered wristbands, and luckily we were in the first 50 group so we knew it was guaranteed that we would meet her early! We ran out to get a quick dinner before arriving back to Barnes & Noble to get into another line where we patiently waited to meet her.

 Shot's of Lauren while I was waiting in line
Lauren was rocking her signature wavy hair and a gorgeous cream-sicle colored Erin Fetherson dress that looked amazing on her skin tone! She was so sweet (even though we couldn't take a photo with her because of her signing policies) it was still amazing to have the chance to meet her! 

October 24, 2012

Review: Influenster Beauty Blogger VoxBox

Haven't heard about influenster yet? Have you been living under a rock? Well, I'm assuming you haven't been living there but I'll give you the scoop anyway. Influenster is a program to provides VoxBoxes to internet influensters. There are many different VoxBoxes available to different people, Beauty Bloggers, Brides, and Mommy-to-be's, but you have to be chosen by Influenster to receive the boxes, and I was lucky enough to receive the Fall Beauty Blogger VoxBox! Here's what came inside:

-NYC New York Color 'Dark Shadows' IndividualEyes Custom Compact: I haven't played around with creating a smokey eye, but I've used some of the shadows and primer individually, and they look great with brown eyes!
-Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit: I rarely wear false lashes (the last time I did was prom), so I haven't tried these out yet, but for the next occasion that comes up I will try them out!
-Bath & Body Works Mini 'Cider Lane' Candle: I love candles so I was really excited to get this! There were a ton of fall scents released and this wasn't one I initially liked, but after a few more sniffs it has grown on me and I love burning it! This also came with a coupon to save $10 on a 3-wick candle at Bath & Body Works which I used to buy a new winter candle!
-EBOOST Orange BoostI'm really not a fan of flavored beverages, but my dad drinks these a lot so he will get this one!
-Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin- I have wanted to buy these since they came out, but never got around to purchasing it so I was so excited to get this! Hopefully I can do some testing with these soon!
-Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream- This smells so good and smoothes out your frizzes. Luckily, I don't have hair that frizzes easily so this just gives my hair a more polished appearance. 

Please note: I did receive this item for free, but am not being compensated in anyway to share my opinions. 

October 23, 2012

Gossip Girl "Dirty Rotten Scandals" Fashion Round-Up


Outfit #1: RED Valentino Micro Leopard-Print Dress, Brian Atwood Zebra Pumps, Alexis Bittar Floral Clip Earrings
Outfit #2: Stella McCartney Clara Whispering Stretch-Silk Chemise
Outfit #3: Dior Spring 2012 Neck & Skirt, L. Erickson Headband

Outfit #1: Lorick Nikki Strapless Silk Trim Dress, Pour la Victoire Yellow Zimmer Snake-Print Pump, Oscar de la Renta Marelia Bag
Outfit #2: Madison Marcus Crystal Beaded Tank, Haute Hippie Love Her Madly Embellished Skirt, Pour la Victoire Yellow Zimmer Snake-Print Pump, 3.1 Phillip Lim Lark Small Duffel

Rebecca Taylor Inky Floral Shorts

October 21, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of October 21st

  • CARGO, Orly Nails: Minis (Sale begins 8am PT 10/22)
  • ClairSEA, Pure Brazilian Keratin Treatment (Sale begins 8am PT 10/23)
  • Hairdo & POP by Hairuwear, L'OCCITANE, NuMe Style (Sale begins 8am PT 10/24)
  • footlogix, Philip B (Sale begins 8am PT 10/25)
  • Crown Brush, ISO Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 10/26)
  • Best Teeth Bleaching, LA Fresh, Pacifica Travel Collection (Sale begins 8am PT 10/27)
  • Crown Brush (Sale begins Noon ET 10/23)

  • Me! Bath, Professional Hair Tools: Wetline Pro (Sale begins 9am PT 10/22)
  • Parisian Skincare: Votre Vu (Sale begins 9am PT 10/23)
  • Pharma Skincare, Skincare 101: Serums, Creams, & More (Sale begins 9am PT 10/26)
  • Goldfaden Skincare, The Beauty Kit, Pharma Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 10/27)
  • Freeze 24-7 (Sale begins 11am ET 10/24)

October 19, 2012

Sweet Sale: Tarte Halloween 20% off Sale

Get 20% off your order on tartecosmetics.com with code TREAT, 10/19 through 10/21.

October 18, 2012

Review: October 2012 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Harvey Prince Eau Flirt- How about a fragrance confidence boost? This fanciful scent, with fresh citrus and jasmine notes, is designed to make you smell irresistible. 

Mox Botanicals Pomegranate & Fig Lip Butter- Made in Portland, this eco-chic balm revives lips with avocado oil and shea butter. 

Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum- Wear this award-winning brand's silky SPF 30 serum under your makeup for a weightless UV shield. 

theBalm cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer- Play up your best features with this three-in-one highlighter, shadow, and all-over shimmer. 

Lifestyle Extra: LUNA Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar- We keep these yummy protein-packed bars on hand at all times. 

Check out Birchbox:

October 17, 2012

Currently Craving: Chunky Sweaters

1 // 2 // 3

The east coast has been experiencing some seriously chilly weather in October so far. Although I can't wear any of my favorite sweaters to school (uniform!) I can always bundle up on dress-down Fridays and on the weekend. I love neutral shades for sweaters to pair with brighter bottoms and boots, but also an unexpected brighter hue for gloomy days. 

October 16, 2012

Gossip Girl "High Infidelity" Fashion Round-Up

Outfit #1: Marc by Marc Jacobs Miro Dress, Christian Louboutin Spring 2012 Chain Strap Sandals, Fendi Flap Shoulder Bag
Outfit #2: Alice + Olivia Mandy Chain Crop Top, Haute Hippie American Woman Print Skirt, Christian Louboutin Bollywoody Suede Pumps, Angel Jackson Disco Rainbow Jai Bag
Outfit #3: Rag & Bone 98 Tangerine Shirt
Outfit #4: Christian Dior Gown

Outfit #1: Alice + Olivia Floral Pleated Skirt, Valentino Rockstud Top Handle Bag, Christian Louboutin Echasse Sandals, Oscar de la Renta Headband
Outfit #2: Marc by Marc Jacobs Night Bird Silk-Taffeta Dress

Helmut Lang Cicadae Print Maxi Dress, Nancy Gonzalez Degrade Crocodile Clutch


Outfit #1: Aaron Ashe Sequin Tank, Jagger Edge The Montana Studded iPhone Case
Outfit #2: Marchesa Resort 2012 Dress

October 14, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of October 14th

  • StriVectin (Sale begins Noon ET 10/16)

  • Panier Des Sens, TEI Spa (Sale begins 8am PT 10/14)
  • Designer Fragrances: Burberry Gucci & More, LORAC (Sale begins 8am PT 10/15)
  • Amir Argan Oil (Sale begins 8am PT 10/16)
  • JEANMICHELLE Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 10/17)
  • Blend Mineral Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 10/20)

  • Ecoya (Sale begins 9am PT 10/15)
  • Dayna Decker (Sale begins 9am PT 10/16)

October 13, 2012

Link Love: October 7-13

How Clueless, Like, Totally Changed Our Lives [Très Sugar]

10 Fashion-Themed Costumes Ideas To Try This Halloween [Fashionista]

Coffee Talk: Is Social Media Making Us Less Social? [The Everygirl]

L'Automne à Paris [Gurl]

Pimp My Health: 5 Healthy Makeovers for Mac & Cheese [BlissTree]

The Obakki Foundation: Fashion For A Cause [The Walk]

October 11, 2012

Beauty Buzz: Pink Pout

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink is popping up everywhere: on players during Sunday football, lining streets for walks, and of course in fashion.

October 10, 2012

Quote du Jour: Marc Jacobs

I love to take things that are everyday and comforting and make them into the most luxurious things in the world.

Happy, happy fashion - there is not much more to it than that.

She wears everything she likes. 

October 9, 2012

Gossip Girl "Gone Maybe Gone" Fashion Round-Up

Joie Genevieve Tank Top, Christian Louboutin Wedge Sandal, Charles Albert Smokey Quartz and Pyrite Necklace, Charles Albert Alchemia Obsidian Arrowhead Ring

Jenny Packham Spring 2012 RTW Chiffon Lace Dress, Sequin 'Mystere' Onyx Earrings 

Outfit #1: Prada Wrap Top, Fendi Python & Leather Top Handle Bag
Outfit #2: Dolce & Gabbana Dress

Cut25 by Yigal Azrouel Leather Sleeve Sweater Dress, Alexandra Beth 'Maya' Earrings

October 8, 2012

Sweet Sale: Urban Decay's Friends & Family Sale

Urban Decay's Friends & Family Sale 2012 kicks off at Midnight EST tonight! Use the code FFHOLIDAY12 to get 20% off your order through October 13th.

October 7, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of October 7th

  • Herban Lifestyle (Sale begins 11am ET 10/7)
  • Tickle Time (Sale begins 11am ET 10/9)

  • Mario Badescu (Sale begins Noon ET 10/11)

  • Rock Your Hair (Sale begins 8am PT 10/7)
  • Korres (Sale begins 8am PT 10/8)
  • Apothederm, Conair Personal Electronics, Layla Nails (Sale begins 8am PT 10/9)
  • FACE atelier (Sale begins 8am PT 10/10)
  • Bed Head by TIGI Hair Care (Sale begins 8am PT 10/11)
  • RapidLash, TEMPTU, UV-Nails (Sale begins 8am PT 10/12)
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics, Proliss (Sale begins 8am PT 10/13)

  • M Lab (Sale begins Noon ET 10/8)

  • M.A. Dermaceuticals (Sale begins 9am PT 10/7)
  • Dead Sea Spa Care (Sale begins 9am PT 10/8)

October 4, 2012

Recipe: Weeknight Bolognese

I love pasta (who doesn't?), and bolognese sauce tucked into pockets of orecchiette really hits the spot accompanied by some veggies and bread. I had a difficult time finding crushed San Marzano tomatoes, but the recipe was very particular about using San Marzano, so I went on a hunt and was successful! This was super easy to make, and considering it was my first time making sauce from scratch- I don't think I did a bad job!

October 2, 2012

Get the Look: Magazine Editior Edition

Zanna Robert's style is one I envy extremely. Robert's is the Senior Fashion Director at Marie Claire Magazine, so she has serious style. This look is perfect for fall, it mixes textures and layers to create a super laid back yet chic look.

Kain Sigrid Wool and Cashmere-Blend Sweater // J. Crew Perfect Plaid Shirt // Day Birger et Mikkelse  Stretch-Sateen Blazer // Rebecca Taylor Perforated Leather Mini Skirt // UNIF Hellraiser Flats // Michael Kors Ceramic Glitzy Watch 39mm // Ray-Ban Polymer Aviator Sunglasses // Yves Saint Laurent 'Rose Aphrodite' Rouge Pur Couture // Essie 'Wicked' Nail Polish