March 30, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of March 30th

  • Jouer Cosmetics (Sale begins Noon ET 3/31)
  • Luxe Skincare Essentials (Sale begins Noon ET 4/1)
  • Beauty Essentials: Up to 75% Off (Sale begins Noon ET 4/5)

  • Smile Sciences (Sale begins 8am PT 3/30)
  • Flirty Eyes Mink Lashes, jane iredale (Sales begin 8am PT 3/31) 
  • Evis Light Therapy, Koh Gen Do, Zirh Men's Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 4/1)
  • Dear Clark Haircare, Epilady (Sales begin 8am PT 4/2)
  • Lotus Cosmetics (Sale begins 1pm PT 4/2)
  • Billion Dollar Brows, Proliss Hair Tools, Twist & Pout (Sales begin 8am PT 4/3)
  • NYX, Somme Institute (Sales begin 8am PT 4/4)
  • Faces Beautiful Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 4/5)

  • $39 & Under: Beauty Essentials (Sale begins 9am PT 3/30)
  • C'est Magnifique: French Beauty (Sale begins 9am PT 4/1)
  • Youthful Glow: Skincare Picks (Sale begins 9am PT 4/5)

  • MICHAEL TODD true organics Anti-Aging Skincare (Sale begins 11am ET 4/2)
  • IL-MAKIAGE Mineral Makeup (Sale begins 11am ET 4/3)

March 29, 2014

Link Love: March 23-29

Ingrid Dishes | Homemade Tiramisu | Recipes from Missglamorazzi [Pop Sugar Girls Guide]

16 Style Lessons Learned From 'Sex & The City' [Who What Wear]

All Of Your Embarrassing Bikini Wax Questions, Answered! [Bella Sugar]

Old-Fashioned Beauty Tricks That Still Work [Refinery29]

The Best Music Festival Accessories Under $50 [WhoWhatWear]

The Problem With Your Problem With Pink [Slate]

March 28, 2014

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: March 2014

Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo: Not the cleanest song, but a fun one to listen to nonetheless.

Triple C for J. Crew Universal Charger: This has been a lifesaver for me over the past 2 months because whenever I am traveling, I always find myself in a sticky situation with a dead cell phone and no outlet for my charger. The print is adorable and I got it for a super sale while home over winter break (all sale was on sale, plus my college discount!) and there are lots of other great print options available.

Sephora Smoothing Body Scrub: While this isn't the most exfoliating scrub I've used, it smells great, gets the job done, and is great for using before shaving to get off dead skin.

MAC Cheeky Bronze Mineralize Skin Finish: I've had this for quite some time, but whenever spring and summer rolls around, this becomes a go-to product! It gives the right blend of pink, peach, bronze, and shimmer leaving you glowing.

Jergens BB Body Cream: I picked this up soon after it came out (read my full review here) and I've been using it consistently, and I'm really loving it! It makes your skin super soft and blurs most light imperfections.

Garnier Clean + Blackhead Eliminating Scrub: I saw this during a CVS run soon after it launched and was intrigued. I ended up getting it for my birthday mid-February and I've been loving it. It's a gritty exfoliation and feels super luxurious, and leaves your skin soft and refreshed after using it. The smell is a little reminiscent of mens cologne (assuming that's the charcoal) but I love it!

Frosted Mini Wheats: Growing up, I never was much of a sugary cereal eater, but since coming to college, the healthy food options are slim. Surprisingly, this cereal is healthier than some of the other options advertised as healthy that are sold at my school. 

March 26, 2014

Brand Spotlight: L'Wren Scott

On March 17th, the fashion community lost L'Wren Scott. Since the launch of her line in 2006, her designs have been worn by countless celebrities such as Madonna, Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Reese Witherspoon, and more, collaborated with Lancôme for a 2010 holiday capsule collection, launched a handbag line in honor of her mother, and most recently collaborated with Banana Republic for a holiday collection. Scott was statuesque from a young age, and began modeling soon after high school before evolving into a stylist to celebrities, and launching a line of her own.

She dated Mick Jagger for nearly 13 years who said in a heartfelt message on Facebook "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her, Mick"

March 23, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of March 23rd

  • Vichy Skincare (Sale begins Noon ET 3/24)
  • Deborah Lippmann (Sale begins Noon ET 3/26)
  • Laura Mercier (Sale begins Noon ET 3/27)
  • 75 Spring Beauty Must-Haves (Sale begins Noon ET 3/29)

  • TEMPTU Airbrush Makeup, Whitening Lightning (Sales begins 8am PT 3/23)
  • Butter London, Lord & Berry Cosmetics, ME! Bath (Sales begins 8am PT 3/24)
  • Lashem, LORAC (Sales begins 8am PT 3/25)
  • ISO Beauty Hair Tools, nuFACE Facial Toning Devices (Sales begins 8am PT 3/26)
  • Crown Brush (Sale begins 8am PT 3/27)
  • Festival Style: TRUHAIR by Chelsea Scott (Sale begins 1pm PT 3/27)
  • tarte (Sale begins 8am PT 3/28)
  • Aviva, Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories Skincare (Sales begins 8am PT 3/29) 

  • The Wedding Party: Beauty Essentials (Sale begins 9am PT 3/23)
  • $29 & Under: Face & Body Skincare, Luxe Apothecary: Bath Products & More (Sales begins 9am PT 3/24)

  • Beauty Routine Found: Makeup, Hair Tools, & More (Sale begins 11am ET 3/27)

March 20, 2014

Style Icons: Princess Diana

Quite possibly the most famous royal ever before her daughter-in-law Kate Middleton walked into Buckingham Palace was Princess Diana. The People's Princess was known for her sleek and stylish ensembles which she wore with confidence and grace.

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

March 18, 2014

Build Your Basics: The Little Black Dress

Karl Lagerfeld said it best. There is nothing you can't do in a LBD. They have been a staple in every woman's closet because of their versatility ever since Audrey Hepburn captivated audiences as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffanys in 1963.

Shop a few of my LBD favorites below.

March 16, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of March 16th

  • GHD: Luxe Hair Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 3/17)
  • Dr. Hauschka Skincare (Sale beigns Noon ET 3/19)

  • WrinkleMD: Wrinkle Reducer (Sale begins 8am PT 3/16)
  • Hair Tools Blowout (Sale begins 1pm PT 3/16)
  • Medpeel Skincare, Ready To Wear Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 3/17)
  • Pure Brazilian Keratin Treatment, Women's Fragrances (Sale begins 8am PT 3/18)
  • Bellezza Hair Tools, Rae Cosmetics: Mineral Makeup (Sale begins 8am PT 3/19)
  • Moody Blues: UV Nails (Sale begins 1pm PT 3/19)
  • Kale Naturals For Men (Sale begins 8am PT 3/20)
  • Spring Break: TanTowel (Sale begins 1pm PT 3/20)
  • Urban Decay (Sale begins 8am PT 3/21)
  • MyChelle Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 3/22)

  • Clarins (Sale begins 9am PT 3/17)
  • From Lips to Nails: Cosmetics (Sale begins 9am PT 3/19)
  • Freeze 24-7 Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/20)
  • Hair Repair: Nioxin, L'Oreal & More (Sale begins 9am PT 3/21)

  • Brilliance New York (Sale begins 11am ET 3/17)

March 15, 2014

Link Love: March 9-15

73 Questions with Sarah Jessica Parker [Vogue]

A Sign of the Times: Vanessa Friedman on the State of Fashion Criticism and Her New Gig [Style File Blog]

Broccoli, Cheddar, and Wild Rice Casserole [Smitten Kitchen]

Karlie Kloss's Model Home: The Inside Scoop From Nate Berkus [Domaine Home]

Karl Lagerfeld Releases Line of Emojis [Her Campus]

Target's Latest Photoshop Fail Looks Pretty Painful [Huff Post Style]

March 14, 2014

Tech Talk: Frankly Chat App

Frankly Chat is the fun and free app that brings personality and emotion to your conversations!

  • It's not just about what you say, it's how you say it! Change the color and size of your messages to match your mood.
  • Your messages disappear after 10 seconds unless you want the receiver to keep it, and what's even better is that you can un-send messages, and if someone screen shots it, you'll know!
  • You have to click to view each message and picture so there's no way to miss what was sent.
  • Connect anonymously to speak candidly, or remain personal.
  • Best of all, Frankly Chat is free wherever and whenever you are, perfect for college students studying abroad who want to stay connected with friends and family back home, all you need is a Wi-Fi connection. 
Chatting it up with some of my fellow HCBN lovelies!

Download Frankly Chat!

I partnered with Frankly Chat through the Her Campus Blogger Network but am not being influenced by any opinions but my own.

March 12, 2014

Brand Spotlight: Rory Beca

Ace Elastic Cuff Pants // Tessa Shift Dress // Patel Front Keyhole Cami // Drawstring Skirt // Maya Cutout Cami

Since her start in 2006, Rory Beca has been creating clothes to make women feel sexy yet comfortable through her effortless and easy to wear designs. Rory developed her first collection in her parents kitchen based around a silk tunic called "Rizzo," which came in bright colors and prints, fit every body type, and was versatile. Today, you can find Rory Beca at over 250 boutiques and department stores worldwide.

March 10, 2014

Sweet Sale: Estée Lauder and Lilly Pulitzer Gift with Purchase at Macy's

From now until March 23rd shoppers at can receive an exclusive Lilly Pulitzer makeup bag filled with over $120 of Estée Lauder products with $35 Estée Lauder purchase. What's even better is that you can customize your contents based on whether you want a subtle or bold look. Plus- you can get a 4 piece additional gift set with a $70 purchase.

  • Exclusive Lilly Pulitzer Cosmetic Bag in an Original Print
  • Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recover Complex II
  • Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara in Black (10-day supply)
  • Take It Away Makeup Remover Lotion (deluxe travel size)
  • Choice of Moisturizer: DayWear Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15 OR Resilience Lift Firming/Sculpting Face and Neck Cream SPF 15 (deluxe size)
  • Choice of Subtle or Bold: Subtle- Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Sugar Honey (full size) and Pure Color Eye Shadow Quad in Sugar Biscuit, Nude Fresco, Hot Cinnamon and Lavish Mink OR Bold- Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Pink Parfait (full size) and Pure Color Eye Shadow Quad in Tranquil Moon, Iridescent Violet, Tempting Mocha and Amethyst Spark 

  • Double-Ended Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer (Light/Medium, Medium, Medium/Deep or Deep) and Pure Color Gloss in Magnificent Mauve
  • Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Rose Tea (full size)
  • Lip Conditioner (full size)
  • Lilly Pulitzer Print Travel Mirror

Maximize Your Free Gift Using The Same Tools Estée Lauder Consultants Use

Maximize your free gift and ensure you are choosing the best products to fill your makeup bag by using Macy's Estée Lauder Skincare Finder and Macy's Estée Lauder Foundation Finder to identify what products are right for you. 

March 9, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of March 9th

  • No!No! Hair Removal (Sale begins Noon ET 3/12)
  • NUXE Paris (Sale begins Noon ET 3/15)

  • Blend Mineral Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 3/9)
  • Donna Bella 24K Gold Skincare, T3 (Sale begins 8am PT 3/10)
  • Lisa Hoffman Beauty Fragrances, NutraLuxe MD Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 3/11)
  • Hairdo Hair Extensions (Sale begins 8am PT 3/12)
  • Dress for All Occasions: David Evangelista (Sale begins 1pm PT 3/12)
  • eva nyc, Pure Inventions Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 3/13)
  • Make A Splash: Brush on Block (Sale begins 1pm PT 3/13)
  • Coach Love Fragrances, Tarina Tarantino Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 3/14)
  • Boyfriend Fragrances by Kate Walsh, Vivant Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 3/15)

  • $29 & Under: Bath & Body Picks (Sale begins 4pm PT 3/9)
  • Spa Time: Body Scrubs, Creams & More (Sale begins 9am PT 3/12)
  • Top Picks: Skincare & More (Sale begins 9am PT 3/15)

  • BeautyArmy Personalized Samples (Sale begins 11am ET 3/11)

March 5, 2014

Demi Lovato Neon Lights Tour Concert

This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Demi Lovato Neon Lights Tour at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey thanks to the Be Radiant Team at Tampax and Always.

Everly Dress // Joe Fresh Tights // Urban Outfitters Socks // Kimichi Blue Bag // Audrey Brooke Boots

I started off the night at the fashion closet, to pick up a few goodies from Tampax and Always at the Be Radiant Booth along with other concert go-ers and pose with Demi's dress.

The concert started off with Fifth Harmony.

Next up was Little Mix.

Finally, Demi hit the stage. She's absolutely amazing in concert because you can really tell how much passion she has for her fans and her music. 

The Be Radiant Collection by Tampax and Always provided 2 tickets to me for the concert, but that in no way influenced my review or experience.

March 2, 2014

Beauty Sales Week of March 2nd

  • Go Smile Teeth Whitening (Sale begins Noon ET 3/3)
  • Top Pro Beauty Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 3/4)
  • Erno Laszlo Skincare (Sale begins Noon ET 3/5)
  • Spring Getaway: Beauty Essentials (Sale begins Noon ET 3/6)
  • Best of Beauty: Skincare Essentials (Sale begins Noon ET 3/8)

  • Argan Magic Haircare, Best Teeth Bleaching (Sale begins 8am PT 3/2)
  • Pur Minerals, Skin & Co. Roma (Sale begins 8am PT 3/3)
  • Mai Couture, Sibu Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 3/4)
  • Beauty's Most Wanted, Dermabrush (Sale begins 8am PT 3/5)
  • Men's Fragrances (Sale begins 1pm PT 3/5)
  • Dazzle Pro Teeth Whitening (Sale begins 8am PT 3/6)
  • Spring Fashion: Three Custom Color Cosmetics (Sale begins 1pm PT 3/6)
  • theBalm Cosmetics, Trend Tweeze (Sale begins 8am PT 3/7)
  • Makeover Essentials Cosmetics, Million Dollar Tan (Sale begins 8am PT 3/8)

  • Most Wanted: Cosmetics & Palettes (Sale begins 4pm PT 3/2)
  • Italian Designer Fragrances (Sale begins 9am PT 3/4)
  • Natural Beauty: Healthy Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/5)

March 1, 2014

Link Love: February 23-March 1

Oscar Nominee Lupita Nyong'o Speech on Black Beauty Essence Magazine Black Women in Hollywood Award [jaxprats]

DIY: Chunky Jeweled Chain Necklace [Miss Kris]

FDA Gets Real With Serving Sizes - Do You Like the New Label? [fitSugar]

How to Meditate [Queen of the Quarter Life Crisis]

This 4-Year-Old And Her Mom Make Incredible Paper Versions Of Famous Dresses [BuzzFeed]

Trending: The Hair Tuck [Birchbox blog]