February 28, 2013

Recipe: Chocolate Hamantaschens

Happy (belated) Purim! Hamantaschens are the quintessential Purim dessert, and chocolate happens to be my favorite flavor. Please not that I didn't take a lot of photos because my cell phone decided to somehow not save the photos taken of the dough and cookies pre-baked. I would like to note that for the recipe, once you use a cup to get a good circle, roll the dough a little more to make the circle bigger so you can fit more chocolate inside! 

February 24, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of February 24th

  • LashFood & DermaFood, Mario Badescu (Sale begins 8am PT 2/25)
  • Orly Gel Nails, Pur Minerals (Sale begins 8am PT 2/26)
  • BH Cosmetics, Freeze 24-7, ProSonic Cleansing Brush System (Sale begins 8am PT 2/27)
  • Caroline Chu Hair and Body Care (Sale begins 8am PT 2/28)
  • Blend Mineral Cosmetics, FLOCKED Cosmetic Holding Spray (Sale begins 8am PT 3/1)
  • Epilady (Sale begins 8am PT 3/2)

  • Actifirm, Up to 75% Off: Makeup Essentials (Sale begins 9am PT 2/25)
  • Dead Sea Spa Care, Up to 60% Off: Hairstyling Essentials (Sale begins 9am PT 2/26)

February 19, 2013

Review: February 2013 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Jouer Matte Moisture TintThis SPF 15 oil-free tinted moisturizer blends in beautifully to even out skin and control shine. 

Juicy Couture Couture La La- Roll out the red carpet for this new scent, a stunning mix of mandarin, red currant, lily, and orange blossom.  

TIGI Catwalk Session Series Transforming Dry Shampoo- Master stylists always have this oil-busting dry shampoo in their kit. It leaves behind a tousled, piecey finish.

Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator- This exfoliating cleanser uses professional-grade (read: effective) microderm crystals and papaya enzymes to brighten skin. 

Extra Treat: Ghiradelli Milk & Caramel SquareYou deserve a little sweetness. Try Ghiradelli's Milk & Caramel Square solo or experiment - s'mores or baked into a cookie. Who says you can't riff on decadence? 

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February 17, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of February 17th

  • Eva NYC Galaxy Ionic Dryer & Titanium Flatiron Duo, Evis (Sale begins 8am PT 2/17)
  • Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase, GO SMiLE (Sale begins 8am PT 2/18)
  • Crown Brush, TanTowel (Sale begins 8am PT 2/19)
  • Orico London Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/20)
  • Alterna, KareCo Shears & Tools (Sale begins 8am PT 2/21)
  • LORAC, TEI Spa (Sale begins 8am PT 2/22)
  • La Fresh, Pro Liss (Sale begins 8am PT 2/23)

  • $25 & Under: Luxury Bath & Body (Sale begins 9am PT 2/18)
  • Myhabit Introduces: Nail Polish from Polish & Co. (Sale begins 9am PT 2/20)
  • Tanda Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 2/21)
  • Clear Complexion: Luxury Skincare Picks (Sale begins 9am PT 2/22)

February 16, 2013

Link Love: February 10-16

Shape Shift: On the Street With Bill Cunningham - Fashion Week 2013 [TheNewYorkTimes]

Ask Liz: On Gaining Readership [Sequins & Stripes]

How To Love Yourself [already pretty]

Jo Malone London's Latest Scents Are Literally Good Enough to Eat [Refinery29]

Victoria's Secret's Customers Keep Getting Younger [Business Insider]

Wine Education and Tasting 101 [the Everygirl]

February 14, 2013

All Things Pretty: Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is spent with your Valentine, and if you don't have one- spend the day doing things YOU love and love yourself! 

images via: 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5, 6

February 10, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of February 10th

  • Prestige Waver (Sale begins 8am PT 2/10)
  • Nia 24 Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/11)
  • Beauty Problem Solvers by StarMaker, Stila (Sale begins 8am PT 2/12)
  • Dermedicine, Terax Hair Care (Sale begins 8am PT 2/13)
  • Nature's Shea Butter (Sale begins 8am PT 2/15)
  • Luminess Air (Sale begins 8am PT 2/16)

  • Panier Des Sens: Olive Oil & Honey, Stephen Knoll: Hair Styling Collection (Sale begins 9am PT 2/11)
  • Beaute Basics (Sale begins 9am PT 2/12)
  • Skincare Essentials (Sale begins 9am PT 2/15)

February 5, 2013

What's In My Shower?

Here's a quick peek into the products I swear by in my shower and that I use on a regular basis. These are all tried and true, let me know if you have tried any of these or what your shower must-haves are! 

February 3, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of February 3rd

  • Urban Decay (Sale begins 8am PT 2/4)
  • Sibu Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 2/5)
  • T3 Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron (Sale begins 8am PT 2/6)
  • Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, Electronic Facial Brushes & Beauty Tools (Sale begins 8am PT 2/7)
  • Orly, Ouidad, Skinn Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 2/8)

  • Under $50: Beauty Gifts, Under $100: Beauty Gifts (Sale begins 9am PT 2/4)
  • Amal Oils (Sale begins 9am PT 2/5)
  • Panier Des Sens (Sale begins 9am PT 2/6)
  • Basq Skincare, Lampe Berger (Sale begins 9am PT 2/7)

February 2, 2013

Link Love: January 27-February 2

Small Budget Organizing Solutions [HomeOrganizing]

Barneys Is Taking Its Warehouse Sale Online, Permanently [Style Bistro]

Bride Plans Wedding Day A Decade Before She Has Her Groom [ABC News]

Jawbone UP Review [College Prep]

Weekend Project: A Heavenly Coconut Lavender Body Scrub [The Frisky]

When Dream Jobs Don't Come True [Levo League]