March 29, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of March 29th

  • The Blowout Boutique feat. Philip B (Sale begins 9pm ET 3/29)
  • KareCo Shears, My Amazing Hair Secrets (Sale begins 8am PT 3/29)
  • Hair Tools Blowout (Sale begins 4pm PT 3/29)
  • #ManiMonday: Red Carpet Manicure, Avani Dead Sea (Sales begin 8am PT 3/30)
  • DermaMD, Men's Designer Fragrances (Sales begin 8am PT 3/31)
  • Laura Geller Beauty, Le Angelique Hair Tools (Sales begin 8am PT 4/1)
  • Crown Brush, Medpeel Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 4/2)
  • Pink Sugar Fragrances, Selfie Tan, Stila (Sales begin 8am PT 4/3)
  • Mineralium (Sale beigns 8am PT 4/4)

  • Lipstick & More feat. Mai Couture (Sale begins 9am PT 3/29)
  • Designer Fragrances feat. Dolce & Gabbana (Sales begin 9am PT 3/30)
  • Picture Perfect Hair feat. GHD (Sale begins 9am PT 3/31)
  • Spring Glow: Lierac, Clinique & More (Sale begins 9am PT 4/2)

  • Save Face: Skincare by NARS & More (Sale begins 11am ET 3/29)
  • GLOSSYBOX: Handpicked beauty, every month (Sale begins 11am ET 3/31)
  • Christian Dior Beauty (Sale begins 11am ET 4/3)

March 28, 2015

Link Love: March 22-28

Two Braids For Second Day Hair [Ingrid Nilsen]

5 Reasons The Striped Shirt is the Unsung Hero of our Closets [Huff Post Style]

How to Fund Your Business: Three Entrepreneurs Tell All [Career Contessa]

Stop Competing and Start Collaborating [Levo League]

Vogue Did A Spread of the "Instagram Aristocracy" [Betches Love This]

Why Fast Fashion Makes You Feel Good [Refinery 29]

March 27, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer for Target Lookbook

The Lilly Pulitzer for Target lookbook is live and let me tell you, I'm more excited than I thought I was going to be. While I'm kind of out of my Lilly patterned dresses phase (my high school self was not), I'm loving the home collection, makeup bags and hair twists.

Shop a few of my favorites from the line below before the release on April 19.

 Crochet Crop Top ($32) // Challis Pompom Shorts ($24) // Wedge Espadrille Sandals ($38) // Wristlet ($20) // Turban Headwrap ($8) // 3 ct. Ribbon Elastics ($5) // Ceramic Serving Tray ($30) // Ceramic Mugs with Gold Caddy ($30) // Gold Plated Wine Toppers with Corkscrew ($20) // Woven Basket ($35)

March 25, 2015

Review: Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil + Stem Cell Conditioner

Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil + Stem Cell Conditioner ($9.99 for 8 oz.) is a triple moisture repairing conditioner created with dry locks in mind. Organic Argan Oil + Argan Stem Cells, CoQ10, and Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil--high in Omega 7, make up the Triple Moisture System.

Designed to lock in moisture, strengthen hair follicles and repair damage, this conditioner is formulated with organic pumpkin seed oil, high in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, to add shine.

I have very thick hair and even though I recently cut a few inches off, I still find myself needing a good dollop of conditioner to hydrate my hair. This conditioner is not as thick as most that I have used in the past, so upon my first use, I was worried that it wouldn't be able to hydrate my hair. I was surprised to find out that this actually does a great job of hydrating my hair despite it not being as thick in consistency as other conditioners I have used before.

March 23, 2015

Quote du Jour: Robin Wright as Claire Underwood

You know what Francis said to me when he proposed? I remember his exact words. He said, 'Claire, if all you want is happiness, say no. I'm not gonna give you a couple of kids and count the days until retirement. I promise you freedom from that. I promise you'll never be bored.' You know, he was the only man - and there were a lot of others who proposed - but he was the only one who understood me. He didn't put me on some pedestal. He knew that I didn't want to be adored or coddled. So he took my hand and put a ring on it. Because he knew I'd say yes. 

To President Petrov, and his little pickle. 

A cold fusion of two universal elements. Identical in weight, equal in force. United they stand. A union like none other. The un-splittable atom of American politics.

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March 22, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of March 22nd

  • The Beauty Boutique (Sale begins 9pm ET 3/22)
  • Spring Beauty: Saturated Shades (Sale begins Noon ET 3/24)
  • Top Pro Beauty Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 3/26)

  • Belletto Studio Airbrush Makeup (Sale begins 8am PT 3/22)
  • Brilliance New York Hair Tools Blowout (Sale begins 4pm PT 3/22)
  • #ManiMonday: ORLY Nails, Edward Bess Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 3/23)
  • AVIVA Hair Revitalizer, blinc Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 3/24)
  • Jose Eber Hair Tools, Juice Beauty (Sales begin 8am PT 3/25)
  • Spring Glam: Ooh La Lashes (Sale begins 1pm PT 3/25)
  • Fragrances $25 & Under, LALICIOUS Bath & Body (Sales begin 8am PT 3/26)
  • Silk'n Hair Removal, Studio Gear Cosmetics, Tweezerman (Sales begin 8am PT 3/27)

  • Brilliance New York (Sale begins 9am PT 3/23)
  • Bath & Body feat. Panier des Sens, Mizani Haircare (Sales begin 9am PT 3/24)
  • Best of Skin feat. GLAMGLOW, Makeup Greats: YSL & More (Sales begin 9am PT 3/26)

  • The Beauty Bar: Essentials for Prettifying at Home (Sale begins 11am ET 3/24)

March 20, 2015

Build Your Basics: Makeup Bag

Today marks the first day of spring, so you know what that means? Spring cleaning! Here are a few of my everyday makeup essentials that you definitely need in your favorite makeup bag for everyday fresh-faced spring looks. Stay tuned for a Build Your Basics: Skincare post in the next month or so!

March 16, 2015

Recpe: Gorgonzola Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Proscuitto

I made these on Thanksgiving after my mom was absolutely *dying* to show me the recipe that she found in a magazine earlier in November. While in Israel this summer, I was surrounded by dates but didn't eat one the entire time I was there because I'm not a huge fan. However, I love blue cheese and love proscuitto even more so I figured why not, and made this easy appetizer.

March 15, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of March 15th

  • The Beauty Boutique (Sale begins 9pm ET 3/15)

  • Cortex Hair Tools Up to 80% Off, Pure Brazilian Keratin Treatment (Sales begin 8am PT 3/15)
  • #ManiMonday: Ciate, Hairdo Hair Extensions, Serendipity Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 3/16)
  • Eve Pearl, Sibu Beauty (Sales begin 8am PT 3/17)
  • Fekkai, LAB SERIES For Men, LORAC (Sales begin 8am PT 3/18)
  • Designer Fragrances, Retinol Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 3/19)
  • Don't Call Me Ma'am, Tele Beauty Organics (Sales begin 8am PT 3/20)
  • Honeymoon Chic: CoTZ Sunscreen, La Femme Actuelle Diamond Infused Skincare, Wedding Ready: Smile Sciences (Sales begin 8am PT 3/21)

  • Ayres Bath & Body (Sale begins 9am PT 3/15)
  • SK-II (Sale begins 9am PT 3/16)
  • Fekkai Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/17)
  • Skincare for Face & Body feat. Trilogy (Sale begins 9am PT 3/19)
  • $20 & Up: Essentials for Healthy Hair (Sale begins 9am PT 3/20)

  • Skip the Salon: Products by j.f. lazartigue & More (Sale begins 11am ET 3/16)
  • Harajuku Lovers Beauty (Sale begins 11am ET 3/17)

March 14, 2015

Link Love: March 8-14

Weight, Motivation, IIFYM | FITNESS QA | 3.9.15 [Marissa Kathryn]

A Beautiful Mess Guide to Brooklyn [A Beautiful Mess]

An Interior Designer Shares How to Spruce Up Your Space on a Budget [Levo League]

How to Travel Like You're in the Movies [Refinery29]

St. Patrick's Day By The Numbers [WalletHub]

The Plus Side of Pursuing a Side Project [Career Contessa]

March 13, 2015

Style Icons: Jillian Harris

You may know her from The Bachelor season 13, The Bachelorette season 5, and Love It or List It Too, but Jillian Harris' lifestyle blog is how I found her. She has great taste in design, decor and fashion posting impeccable outfits on her blog for every occasion. 

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March 11, 2015

Review: February 2015 GLOSSYBOX

Julep Color Treat in Heartleigh: We heart Julep's glittering homage to amour, a fusion of metallic specks, white sparkles and teeny tiny, oh so cute pink hearts. Featuring a unique "5-free" oxygen technology that lets your nails breathe, this limited-edition, vegan and gluten-free shade adds a little bit of love to any day of the year.

unwash Bio-Cleansing Conditioner: Show your hair some love by replacing your shampoo and conditioner with this fruit-scented formula that thoroughly cleanses without stripping natural oils, moisture, or compromising color. This innovative take on the popular "co-washing" trend offers a streamlined, chic way to keep harsh detergents at bay, while improving manageability and infusing volume in one step.

Royal Apothic Tinties Lip Butter in Pink: Within the vintage-inspired packaging is a sweet pink balm, compromised of soothing ingredients like argan, grape seed and almond oils along with shea butter. Pairing kissability with care, this adorable tinted lip butter will quickly become your new go-to. 

Scalisi Skincare Cleanser and Exfoliator: Perfect to use before date night, this daily "mini facial" promises soft, glowing skin in a flash. Designed to prevent and repair visible wrinkles in tandem, this hybrid cleanser/exfoliator utilizes gentle microbeads to remove impurities and contains hydrating botanicals like jojoba, macadamia nut and sunflower oils.

Rituals Cosmetics Foaming Shower Gel Sensation in Yogi Flow: Channel your inner goddess with this sensual, deliciously-scneted body cleanser. Seemingly like magic, the unique formula transforms into a rich foam on contact with water. Combining the ancient Ayurvedic ingredients of sweet almond oil and Indian rose, the classic symbol of romance, that special someone will not resist keeping close all night. 

March 9, 2015

Crave or Save: Pastel Purse's

Rebecca Minkoff Medium MAB Tote // Sophie Hulme Nano Envelope Bag // Oliveve Anastasia Clutch // Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Stacy Continental Wallet // Cambridge Satchel Company Tiny Satchel // Tory Burch Embossed 'T' Zip Coin Case

I absolutely love the fall and winter seasons but after what has been the longest and snowiest February I've ever experienced, I'm so ready for springtime. I'm looking to invest in a pastel spring bag for spring and some of my favorite brands (as seen above) have some awesome offerings for the spring season.

March 8, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of March 8th

  • Beauty Boutique (Sale begins 9pm ET 3/8)
  • Mario Badescu (Sale begins Noon ET 3/11)
  • Amika Hair Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 3/14)

  • Clarisonic, Shinto Clinical by Kimora Lee Simmons (Sales begin 8am PT 3/9)
  • Doll Face Skin Care, Macadamia Natural Oil Haircare (Sales begin 8am PT 3/10)
  • Alessandro Nails, BECCA Cosmetics, Bioelements Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 3/11)
  • Color Cool: Alessandro Nails (Sale begins 1pm PT 3/11)
  • Flirty Eyes Mink Lashes, Molton Brown (Sales begin 8am PT 3/12)
  • COACH Fragrances, Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories, Travalo Atomizers & Rollerballs (Sales begin 8am PT 3/13)
  • Blend Mineral Cosmetics, Jolie Femme 24K Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 3/14)

  • His & Hers: Designer Fragrances (Sale begins 9am PT 3/9)
  • Gorgeous Skin Feat. Tanda (Sale begins 9am PT 3/10)
  • Beauty Tool Kit: Brushes, Hair Stylers & More (Sale begins 9am PT 3/12)
  • Davines Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/13)
  • $9 & Up: Beauty Steals Feat. Alison Raffaele, $9 & Up: Haircare Favorites, $25 & Up: Luxury Beauty Brands (Sales begin 9am PT 3/14)

  • Create a Dramatic Eye with Mascara & More (Sale begins 11am ET 3/9)
  • Sweet Scents for Your Little Ones (Sale begins 11am ET 3/11)

March 6, 2015

Brand Spotlight: Milly

Milly Glow Print Blair Gown // Italian Solid Hvar Maillot // Floral Katie Skirt // Ludlow Bucket Bag // Striped Trapeze Camisole

Combining American sportswear trends and Parisian atelier techniques with custom-made fabrics and prints comes Milly from designer Michelle Smith. The Milly range includes swimwear, accessories, children's clothes and ready-to-wear pieces.

March 4, 2015

All Things Pretty: Travel Accessories

Spring Break season is in full swing and summer break for me is just 2 short months away which means, it's almost travel season. Here are a few essential travel accessories that will have you itching to hit the road in the new few months. 

March 2, 2015

5 Must-Watch Fashion Documentaries

Bill Cunningham New York (2010): For years, Bill Cunningham, world-renowned Schwinn-riding street style photographer has traveled the streets of New York snapping shots of the best dressed in Manhattan for the New York Times. This documentary chronicles his day-to-day life at work and at home.

Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2010): Chronicling the life and career of Halston, the renowned American designer who shaped the fashion of the 1970s discotheques with his minimalist designs.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011): This covers the work of influential fashion editor Diana Vreeland of Harper's Bazzar & Vogue and the legacy she left on the editorial fashion world.

Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's (2013): This documentary covers the history of New York's iconic department store Bergdorf Goodman and includes interviews with designers, employees, style icons and celebrities.

Advanced Style (2014): Inspired by Ari Cohen's popular street style blog comes this amazing documentary, highlighting 6 creative New York women over 60 who prove that you don't have to be young to have great style.

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March 1, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of March 1st

  • The Beauty Boutique (Sale begins 9pm ET 3/1)
  • Under-the-Radar Fragrances Feat. Acqua di Stresa (Sale begins Noon ET 3/5)

  • Absolute Hot New York Hair Tools, Terre Mere Organic-Vegan Beauty (Sales begin 8am PT 3/1)
  • #ManiMonday: Priti NYC Non-Toxic Nail Care, Penhaligon's London (Sales begin 8am PT 3/2)
  • 29 Cosmetics, Browtician, RapidLash (Sales begin 8am PT 3/3)
  • Burberry Fragrances, Euphorie Platinum Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 3/4)
  • Nume Hair Style Tools (Sales begin 8am PT 3/5)
  • Deep Sea Cosmetics, tarte Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 3/6)
  • L'Reve Luxury Skincare, MicrodermMD (Sales begin 8am PT 3/7)

  • Goldfaden Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 3/1)
  • New Markdowns: Designer Fragrances & More (Sale begins 9am PT 3/2)
  • Best Beauty Sellers Feat. Algenist (Sale begins 9am PT 3/3)
  • Haircare Greats Feat. Sachajuan, Nail Color & More Feat. Butter London (Sales begin 9am PT 3/5)
  • Barely There: Cosmetics Feat. Stila (Sale begins 9am PT 3/6)
  • Fragrance Gifts Feat. Sisley (Sale begins 9am PT 3/7)

  • Brilliance New York Hair Care, In Bloom: Fresh Floral Fragrances (Sales begin 11am ET 3/2)
  • NuMe Hairstyling Tools (Sale begins 11am ET 3/3)
  • Clinique, Noir Lash Lounge (Sales begin 11am ET 3/5)