November 29, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of November 29th

  • Sisley (Sale begins Noon ET 12/2)

  • Hairdo Hair Extensions: Up to 75% Off, KareCo Shears: Up to 80% Off (Sales begin 8am PT 11/29)
  • Beauty Blowout: Up to 80% Off, Le Angelique Hair Tools Blowout: Up to 80% Off (Sales begin 4pm PT 11/29)
  • #ManiMonday: ORLY Nails Starting at $3.50, Lime Crime: Up to 65% Off, Perricone MD (Sales begin 8am PT 11/30)
  • Golden Door Spa Skincare, HighTech Cosmetics, Macadamia Natural Oil Haircare (Sales begin 8am PT 12/1)
  • Clarisonic, MEDYSKIN, Morphe Brushes (Sales begin 8am PT 12/2)
  • Brazabra Beauty Solutions, ghd: Good Hair Every Day, Hempz Hair & Bodycare (Sales begin 8am PT 12/3)
  • Aquareveal: Luxe Korean Exfoliators, Japonesque Cosmetics, Tweezerman (Sales begin 8am PT 12/4)
  • Allegresse 24K Gold Skincare, Start Pure Teeth Whitening, Trophy Skin Anti-Aging Beauty Tools (Sales begin 8am PT 12/5)

  • Best of Beauty (Sale begins 9am PT 11/29)
  • Haircare feat. Kérastase (Sale begins 4pm PT 11/29)
  • Lancôme, Clarins & More (Sale begins 9am PT 11/30)
  • Under $30: Presents for Primping (Sale begins 9am PT 12/2)
  • New Markdowns: Beauty & Grooming, Perfectly Coiffed: Hair Tools (Sales begin 9am PT 12/3)
  • Gifts to Impress: Fragrance (Sale begins 4pm PT 12/3)

  • Stocking Stuffers: Beauty Edition, The Beauty Bar: Prettify with Christian Dior & More, The Blowout Bar: Essentials for Salon-Perfect Locks (Sales begin 11am ET 11/30)
  • What's Your Fragrance Type? Free-Spirited to Glam (Sale begins 11am ET 12/4)

November 28, 2015

Link Love: November 22-28

101 Cheap Ways to Relax [Levo League]

A Picture-Perfect Thanksgiving Salad [Apartment 34]

DIY Disco Ball Christmas Tree [Studio DIY]

How to Host an Instagram-Worthy Italian Dinner Party [ELLE]

How Two Religious Women Shattered Stereotypes About Dressing Modestly [Huff Post Style]

Sweet and Savory Holiday Recipes [Cupcakes & Cashmere]

These Millennial Women Are Defining "Homemaker" On Their Own Terms [Refinery 29]

November 26, 2015

Review: November 2015 Birchbox

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil: Best-selling blend of six nourishing oils that smooths, strengthens, defrizzes and boosts shine.

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish: The aloe and glycerin-infused creamy formula is gentle, yet packs a revitalizing punch to refine skin's texture.

LOC One & Done 'Impress Me' Shadow Stick: From Birchbox's new brand- a creaseless, waterproof shadow with shades curated by YouTube beauty star Tati Westbrook.

MAKE Face Gloss: With minimal effort, this colorless, vitamin-rich formula refreshes dull skin.

Temple Spa La La Lagoon AromaticBath & Shower Gel: Infused with mint, peppermint, and basil, this gel cleanser helps soothe stress while softening and smoothing skin.

November 24, 2015

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: November 2015

Dancing in the Moonlight by Toploader: How have I never heard this song before this month? It's so catchy and fun to sing along to!

Murad Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish: This is one of my favorite recent purchases, definitely expect a full review on it later in December!

Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray: I've only been using this for a few weeks, but I'm seriously in love with it. It's super lightweight and holds my straight hair in place all day long.

Archipelago Coconut Hand Crème: This smells amazing and is super nourishing, which is awesome because my hands have been super dry due to the changing weather lately.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette: I've been into wearing less and less face makeup as the year has continued and same goes for my eye makeup.

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate Mix: It's that time of year again, and I can't get enough of this. There's something very satisfying about a cup of hot chocolate at the end of the day.

Secret Paris: Color Your Way to Calm: This has been extremely relaxing to do before bed and something I genuinely look forward to at the end of each day.

My friend Liza and I rented a Zipcar one Saturday this month and headed to the Cape, because we had both never been! Check out my full outfit post and more about what we did here.

November 22, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of November 22nd

  • Indulgent Beauty Gifts (Sale begins Noon ET 11/24)
  • Up to 80% Off: Designer Fragrances, Up to 80% Off: Luxe Beauty (Sale begins Noon ET 11/26)

  • Aesthetica Cosmetics, European Soaps, Giftable Scents: Penhaligon's London, Pink Sugar Fragrances (Sales begin 8am PT 11/24)
  • Bliss, Giftable Scents: L'Artisan Parfumeur, Stila, Travalo Atomizers & Rollerballs, Tova Beverly Hills (Sales begin 8am PT 11/25)
  • BECCA Cosmetics, Giftable Scents: DKNY Fragrances, Nth Degree Haircare & Hair Tools, Vanity Planet Beauty Tools (Sales begin 8am PT 11/26)
  • Estee Lauder Skincare Sets, Giftable Scents: Designer Fragrances for Men & Women, Lilly Lashes by Lilly Ghalichi (Sales begin 8am PT 11/27)
  • Brilliance New York Hair Tools Up to 90% Off (Sale begins 1pm PT 11/27)
  • Crabtree & Evelyn $19 & Under, Giftable Scents: Designer Fragrances Up to 75% Off, VIOlife Up to 60% Off, Verseo Beauty & Wellness Up to 70% Off (Sales begin 8am PT 11/28)

  • $7 & Up: Skincare, Makeup & More (Sale begins 9am PT 11/24)
  • $10 & Up: Haircare, Bodycare & More (Sale begins 9am PT 11/25)
  • Up to 70% Off Beauty (Sale begins 4pm PT 11/25)
  • Up to 70% Off: Skincare & More (Sale begins 9am PT 11/27)
  • Treat Yourself: Mediterranean Beauty (Sale begins 9am PT 11/28)

Rue La La:
  • BeautyArmy, NuMe Hairstyling Tools (Sales begin 11am ET 11/25)

November 21, 2015

Link Love: November 15-21

8 Travel Hacks You Need to Know This Season [Refinery 29]

Here's What Happens When an Instagram Celebrity Shares What Really Goes Into Her Beauty Routine [Allure]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Lasagna Is the Dessert That's Calling Your Name [House Beautiful]

Sloan's Holiday Wardrobe [Cupcakes & Cashmere]

Your Guide to Classic Holiday Cocktails [coco+kelley]

Your Guide To The Best Street Eats in NYC [Guest of a Guest]

Why You Need an "Emergency Fund" - and How to Rack It Up Fast [Levo]

November 19, 2015

Cookbook Wish List

I still consider my apartment to be new, uncharted territory, even though I've been living here for almost three months. I'm having lots of fun cooking and decorating and have turned to many a design and food blog for inspiration, but there's something special about a cookbook. 

I come from a family of foodies, with both grandfathers, my mother, and my father in the food industry, so it's no surprise that I too, love to cook. As a little girl, I attended cooking camp, watched Emeril Lagasse regularly and thumbed through cookbooks as fervently as I did the latest Harry Potter novel.

Here are a couple of the latest cookbooks I've been lusting after. 

November 17, 2015

Outfit: Cape Cod Day

My best friend Liza and I decided to take a day trip to Cape Cod because neither of us had ever been. I know, I know, I've lived in Boston for 2.5 years and had yet to have gone to the Cape before this past Saturday, but now I can at least check it off my list of places I want to visit!

We had fun taking pictures on the beach in Hyannis and shopping on Main Street, and of course stopping to get something to eat. We tried out Beech Tree Cantina which was so good! The Pork Tacos and Chicken Tostadas were the perfect lunch before we headed to Chatham for more exploring. 

November 15, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of November 15th

  • The Beauty Boutique (Sale begins Noon ET 11/17)

  • Epilady Hair Removal & Facial Tools, Inifinique Organic Skincare, Measurable Difference Beauty (Sales begin 8am PT 11/17)
  • Ardency Inn Cosmetics, Burberry Fragrances, Runway Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 11/18)
  • Laura Geller Holiday Must-Haves, T3 Hair Tools (Sales begin 8am PT 11/19)
  • LightStim LED Light Therapy, Medpeel Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 11/20)
  • Gift & Get: Crown Brush (Sales begin 1pm PT 11/20)

  • The Playful Side: Fragrances (Sale begins 9am PT 11/17)
  • Party Essential: Holiday Beauty (Sale begins 4pm PT 11/17)
  • New & Notable: La Mer Skincare, Up to 90% Off: Caviar-Infused Skincare (Sales begin 9am PT 11/18)

Rue La La:
  • Makeup Brushes & Sets: Upgrade Your Beauty Routine (Sale begins 11am ET 11/17)

November 14, 2015

Link Love: November 8-14

5 Super Easy Fall Makeup Trends [Apartment 34]

10-Minute Rituals to Start Your Day Stress-Free [My Domaine]

Julia Child's House in France Is for Sale [House Beautiful]

Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown: Contouring madness has to stop [New York Post]

Social Media Vs. Real Life [Cupcakes & Cashmere]

The Most Instagram-Worthy Spots in Paris [wit & whimsy]

Twice Baked Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower [Dashing Dish]

November 12, 2015

Sephora Sale Picks

If you're a VIB Rouge member, than you were lucky enough to have already shopped the sale, but if you're just a VIB, your time is coming. Starting tomorrow, VIB's will receive 20% off through November 16th with the code VIB20 online and in stores.

I think you can make best use of the sale by purchasing holiday gifts for friends and family, and essentials for yourself- such as your favorite moisturizer and perfume.

November 10, 2015

Blogging Business: Stuck in a Rut

I've been in a major blogging rut lately. I've been feeling un-inspired and generally lack luster with the content I've been producing. I know this is mostly due to the amount of school work I have currently and the amount of hours I've been putting in at my job, but I just haven't been feeling very motivated.

Any tips for when you're stuck in a blog rut? I'd love to hear them!

November 8, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of November 8th

  • StriVectin (Sale begins 9pm ET 11/8)
  • Gilt City Presents: $30 off Estée Lauder (Sale begins Noon ET 11/11)

  • Beauty Blowout: TARINA TARANTINO Up to 70% Off, Hair Tools Blowout: Cortex Up to 90% Off (Sales begin 4pm PT 11/8)
  • #ManiMonday: Nails Inc London, Dermatouch, NovaLash (Sales begin 8am PT 11/9)
  • Silk'n Hair Removal, Tiziana Terenzi Luxury Fragrance & Candle, Whiter Image Teeth Whitening (Sales begin 8am PT 11/10)
  • Eyelashi Luxe Mink Lashes, MEDIHEAL Korean Skincare, tarte Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 11/11)
  • Anthony for Men, Avani Dead Sea Skincare, THEORIE Professional Haircare & Hair Tools (Sales begin 8am PT 11/12)
  • Eyeko London, NuFACE Facial Toning Device, Patchology: Targeted Patch Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 11/13)

  • Macadamia Natural Oil, More is More: Nail Polish Sets (Sales begin 9am PT 11/9)
  • Luxe for Less: Beauty Favorites (Sale begins 4pm PT 11/10)
  • Decleor & Sisley, Soft & Smooth: Skincare feat. Basq (Sales begin 9am PT 11/11)

Rue La La:
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbags, Perfume, & More (Sale begins 11am ET 11/9)
  • The Beauty Bar: Prettify with La Prairie & More,  (Sale begins 11am ET 11/11)
  • Quench Dry Skin: Beauty Picks Featuring L'OCCITANE (Sale begins 11am ET 11/12)
  • Razors, Brushes, & More for a Closer Shave (Sale begins 11am ET 11/13)

November 7, 2015

Link Love: November 1-7

10 Small-Space-Living Secrets I Wish I'd Known In My 20s [Refinery 29]

13 Breathtaking Real-Life Spaces That Inspired Disney Movies [Country Living]

Dinner Party for First-Timers [Camille Styles]

How to Save Money When You're Young, Dumb, and Broke [VICE]

Long Day, Long Pour. But Does Alcohol Calm or Cause Anxiety? [Career Contessa]

'Scandal' Costume Designer Lyn Paolo on What It Takes to Dress Kerry Washington [Levo League]

Spinach + Feta Quiche [Cupcakes & Cashmere]

November 5, 2015

All Things Pretty: Mini Bag Madness

There's something about mini bags for fall that I love. Granted, I tend to carry far more in the fall than in any other season, I love the look of mini structured bags with layered sweaters, scarves and boots. What's your favorite way to style a mini bag?

November 1, 2015

Beauty Sales Week of November 1st

  • DermaMD, TOWELDRY Men's Haircare (Sales begin 8am PT 11/3)
  • Illamasqua, Men's Designer Fragrances, SPAfrica Skincare (Sales begin 8am PT 11/4)
  • Arganicare Argan Oil Hair Care, FHI Heat Hair Tools, Mirenesse Australia (Sales begin 8am PT 11/5)
  • Joey New York Skin Care, PUR Cosmetics (Sales begin 8am PT 11/6)

  • Stocking Stuffers: Little Beauty Luxuries (Sale begins 9am PT 11/3)
  • $12 & Up: Bath & Body Indulgences, Up to 70% Off: Skincare Best Sellers (Sales begin 9am PT 11/4)

Rue La La:
  • Lancome (Sale begins 11am ET 11/4)
  • Your Antiaging Beauty Routine: Stop the Clock (Sale begins 11am ET 11/6)