March 31, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of March 31st

  • Get Ready: Bikini-Body Beauty Solutions (Sale begins Noon ET 4/2)

  • Brilliance New York, Sweet Scents for Home & Body, TEI Spa (Sale begins 8am PT 3/31)
  • Kinerase Skincare, Senna Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 4/1)
  • Fun Hair Styling: Chalk & Ties, Ouidad, ReFa PRO (Sale begins 8am PT 4/2)
  • e.l.f. Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am Pt 4/3)

  • Stephen Knoll Salon Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 4/2)
  • It List: Scientific Skincare Picks (Sale begins 9am PT 4/3)

March 30, 2013

Link Love: March 24-30

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me [CupcakesandCashmere]

10 Spring Trends You Need to Try [birchbox blog]

A DIY Trick for Gorgeous, Shiny Hair [Allure Daily Beauty Reporter]

A Spin on Salad [Cupcakes and Cashmere]

Find Out What the CEW Predicts the Biggest Beauty Trends For 2013 Will Be [Beauty High]

Organize, please... Spring Cleaning Check List [College Prep]

March 28, 2013

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: March 2013

Marc Jacobs DOT Eau de Parfum: This smells so good and how pretty is the packaging?

Maybelline Volum' Express Cat Eyes Mascara: This mascara doesn't really give me 'cat eyes' like it claims but

iPhone 5 + Speck Case: My biggest purchase for the month? An iPhone 5 and pretty protective Speck case! I absolutely adore it and it's a major upgrade from my 3GS I have been toting around for the past 2 years.

Sage + Fasten Common Sense Perfume: This was by far my favorite product to come in my Birchbox this month. It's refreshing and perfect for everyday use.

Suit & Tie by Justin Timberlake: This has been my absolute favorite song of the month! Who doesn't love JT?

L'Oreal Studio Secrets B.B. Cream: This has been my go-to 'foundation' for the past several months. It gives medium yet natural coverage plus additional skin benefits.

Skinny Cow Peanut Butter Heavenly Crisp Bars: These bars are super tasty and solve any chocolate craving, plus the best part? Only 110 calories each!

Rock the Runway 2013: This was by far one of the most stressful and exhilarating days of my life so far. Rock the Runway is a charity fashion show held at my school put on by the Fashion Club which this year I had the pleasure of being head of. We raised $5,000 for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Cancer Center through this event. Overall, it was one of the best days of my life and getting to visit the Cancer Center at the hospital and being able to see where my money that I worked hard to raise was one of the most rewarding experiences.

March 26, 2013

Brand Spotlight: alice + olivia

alice + olivia's flirty designs have been a huge hit among the contemporary crowd since it's launch by Stacey Bendet 11 years ago. These pretty prints and pastel shades are the perfect addition to your spring and summer wardrobe. 

March 24, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of March 24th

  • Salon-Worthy Gel Sets Feat. Red Carpet Manicure (Sale begins Noon ET 3/30)

  • Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection Set, Laura Geller (Sale begins 8am PT 3/25)
  • AminoGenesis Skincare, NuFACE Facial Toning Devices (Sale begins 8am PT 3/26)
  • Booty Parlor: Honeymoon Must-Haves, nailuv Bridal Collection (Sale begins 8am PT 3/27)
  • Hydroxatone Anti-Aging Skincare, Mirabella Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 3/28)
  • EVOLUTIONMAN, Hautelook & Nordstrom Fragrance Beauty Bag (Sale begins 8am PT 3/29)
  • COOLA Suncare, Million Dollar Tan (Sale begins 8am PT 3/30)

  • 29 Cosmetics Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/25)
  • Dead Sea Spa Care (Sale begins 9am PT 3/26)
  • Belli Skin Care (Sale begins 9am PT 3/27)
  • 360 Skin Care (Sale begins 9am PT 3/28)
  • $25 & Under: Luxury Skincare, Babo Botanicals, Essence of Vali, Oscar Blandi Salon Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/29)
  • $25 & Under: Luxury Beauty Picks (Sale begins 9am PT 3/30)

March 19, 2013

Review: March 2013 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil TreatmentQuicker than a trip to Hawaii, this featherweight hair treatment woos us with a combination of lush macadamia nut and argan oils. Bonus: It cuts down on drying time.

MAKE Dual-Phase Eye Makeup Remover- Opposites attract in this gentle but seriously effective remover. Shake to combine the layers of oil, chamomile, and cucumber-infused H20, then apply with a cotton ball.

MAKE Silk Cream Lipstick in Maraschino Cherry- We were smitten with this new brand's lovely pigments before we found out that one-third of all sales are donated to charity. We'll take one in every shade. 

SAGE + fasten Common Sense Eau de Parfum- Made in New York, this small-batch scent features layers of lotus flower, peach, and lychee. We love that it's free of paragons, sulfates, and synthetics. 

Beauty Extra: Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair MasqueMade with macadamia and tea tree oils, this rich treatment strengthens strands from the inside while also adding major gloss.

Beauty Extra: Madewell for Birchbox Emery Board- We teamed up with Madewell to create this adorable mani savior, patterned after a print from their new spring collection.

Check out Birchbox:

March 17, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of March 17th

  • Deborah Lippmann (Sale begins Noon ET 3/19)

  • Suki Skincare, ybf Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 3/18)
  • LVX Vegan Nail Lacquer (Sale begins 8am PT 3/19)
  • CARGO Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 3/20)
  • ISO Beauty, NutraLuxe MD Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 3/21)
  • Crown Brush, WonderBar All-in-One Cleansing Bar (Sale begins 8am PT 3/22)
  • Goldfaden Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 3/23)

  • Up to 70% Off: Hairstyling Essentials (Sale begins 9am PT 3/18)
  • Tanda Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/19)
  • Basq Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/21)
  • Keranique Haircare, The Power of Science: Skincare Up to 60% Off (Sale begins 8am PT 3/22)

March 16, 2013

Link Love: March 10-16

J.Crew On Film: Shiny Ponies [J. Crew]

After Hours: 60 Years of ChloƩ [W Magazine]

Backlash Against Street Style Continues: "It Makes Monsters"[Racked]

CFDA 2013 Nominations Include Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, & Marc Jacobs [Huffington Post]

How to Save Calories on Your Next Batch of Cookies [fitSugar]

Nail Polish Guide [Cupcakes and Cashmere]

March 14, 2013

Quote du Jour: Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood

Isla Fisher as Rebecca Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic

You know that thing when you see someone cute and he smiles and your heart kind of goes like warm butter sliding down hot toast? Well that's what it's like when I see a store. Only it's better. 

You speak Prada? 

When I was 7 most of my friends stopped believing in magic. That's when I first started. They were beautiful, they were happy. They didn't even need any money, they had magic cards. 

March 12, 2013

Build Your Basics: The Little White Dress

The LWD (Little White Dress) is a spring and summer essential you need at least one of in your closet.  Wear it at night with a nude wedge and glam accessories or during the day with minimal makeup and your favorite sandals. 

March 10, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of March 10th

  • Quasar (Sale begins Noon ET 3/15)

  • Natural Inspirations Bath & Body (Sale begins 8am PT 3/10)
  • NYX Cosmetics, Spring Scents by Burberry & More (Sale begins 8am PT 3/11)
  • Etoile: Diamond Infused Nail Polish (Sale begins 8am PT 3/12)
  • ECOYA Natural Body Care & Candles, Per-fekt Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 3/13)
  • Embryolisse Skin Care, NEO Hair Tools (Sale begins 8am PT 3/14)
  • LaLicious Bath & Body, Orly, Ramy Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 3/15)
  • La Tweez Pro Illuminating Tweezers, Twist & Pout (Sale begins 8am PT 3/16)

  • Me! Bath (Sale begins 9am PT 3/12)
  • Panier Des Sens: Luxurious French Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/13)
  • DDF Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/14)
  • Skincare Picks: $50 & Under (Sale begins 9am PT 3/15)
  • Polish & Co. (Sale begins 9am PT 3/16)

March 7, 2013

Currently Craving: Spring Sandals

1 // 2 // 3

Sandals are one of my favorite parts of spring, and these are no exception. I prefer sandals any day in the spring, they pull your outfit together much better than a pair of black rubber flip-flops.

a few sandal essentials for spring: leather, bright color, neutral, black

March 5, 2013

Style Icons: Kate Middleton

1. Alexander McQueen Dress, Jimmy Choo Heels (London, December 2011) // 2. Jenny Packham Gown (London, June 2011) // 3. Diane von Furstenberg 'Maia' Dress (Los Angeles, July 2011)

Kate has come a long way from her days at St. Andrews when she fell for a prince, and not just her prince charming, he is the Prince William that you know you have swooned over at one time or another. The Duchess of Cambridge is currently expecting her first child with the Duke of Cambridge, and I just know this baby will be not only beautiful but impeccably dressed if his/her mother has anything to do with it!

March 3, 2013

Beauty Sales: Week of March 3rd

  • Herstyler Tourmaline Pro Hair Dryer, Whitening Lightning (Sale begins 8am PT 3/3)
  • Pixi & POP Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 3/4)
  • skyn ICELAND (Sale begins 8am PT 3/5)
  • MOR Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 3/6)
  • NuMe Style, StriVectin (Sale begins 8am PT 3/7)
  • Eve Pearl, UV-Nails (Sale begins 8am PT 3/8)

  • Baby Me: Skincare for Moms and Infants (Sale begins 9am PT 3/5)
  • Natural Beauty: Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/6)

March 2, 2013

Link Love: February 24-March 2

College Prepster | Apartment Tour [collegeprepster]

6 Actresses Who Should Play Our Favorite Disney Princesses [College Candy]

Cinnamon-Sugar Sweet Potato Fries with Brown Butter Marshmallow Glaze [Ambitious Kitchen]

Store Employee Leaks H&M E-Commerce Launch Date [Racked]

The 5 Facials That Could Change Your Life [Refinery 29]

Weekend Project: Polka Dot Your Jeans For Spring! [The Frisky]