I recently decided to start creating moodboards. It’s a relaxing project for me to do in my down time and I am able to satisfy my desire to decorate and redecorate without having to spend any money. That’s always a plus! Continue reading “Trend Alert: Bohemian Lux”
Oh Anthropologie, the store I love to hate, but would hate to live without. It never fails that I find something that I love and immediately wish to own when I visit an Anthropologie store. Whether or not I can afford it at that moment in time is a different story. Continue reading “Glutton for Punishment: 10 Things I Want from the Anthropologie Fall Collection”
Mother’s Day has totally snuck up on me. I know, it’s this Sunday so technically there’s still time for a last-minute gift. However, I am more of a two weeks out planner, but I was just now able to get the materials for this succulent planter. I honestly don’t even know if my mom likes succulents. I know she likes plants, so I’m just going to go with it. Continue reading “Be on Trend- Give Your Mom a Succulent Planter for Mother’s Day”
Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of the upcoming October Vogue. This makes the second cover in a row that Vogue has featured a black woman, and it’s Lupita’s second cover for Vogue (her first was in July of 2014). These are all good things. What’s even better is the photo spread inside. Continue reading “Lupita Covers Vogue, Again!”
So, at the late date of January 15th, the Neckline Trend of The Year is here!!! Now, I’m all for discovering trends and wearing them repeatedly until someone hits me over the head with a bat. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy that? **crickets**
It’s easy to see how this trend has garnered such attention so quickly. It was just this past Sunday night that several leading ladies wore amazing halter neck dresses on the red carpet.
Now, unlike these gorgeous ladies who attended the Golden Globes, I live on the east coast, in Maryland. Today it was 37 degrees outside when I left my house. If I wanted to wear a lovely halter neck dress, I would have had to hide it under several layers. So what’s a girl to do if she wants to get a good seat near a window on the bandwagon?
Well, first things first. Material choice is key. Look for a heavier grade of cotton or wool. Second, don’t be afraid to pair your halter dress with a turtle neck or top it with a wrap shirt. And lastly, for dressier occasions, tights and cashmere shawls or scarves are always a chic solution. Even a fun bolero or shrunken tuxedo jacket can add warmth and style to halter dress in the dead of February.
Every season I go through my mediocre beauty bag and weed out eye shadows I’ve hardly worn, mascaras that are technically a biohazard, and lip-glosses that have definitely seen better days. I’m the first to admit that I am not big on make-up. I’d much rather
lay in bed pretending I could sleep sleep in 10 more minutes than spend them putting eyeliner on, only to wipe it off when I realize I don’t know how to put make-up on. I’ve been trying to master the cat eye, winged tip for TWO years now. I’m a goner. But, my ill fated attempts do not deter me from lusting after the latest beauty products that get released. Sephora is like the ultimate candy shop for me. It would only get better if they served complimentary coffee and red velvet cupcakes. Seriously, Sephora, think about it.
This fall, I think I’m finally ready to move in to a regular beauty routine. I’ve done pretty well applying foundation, lipgloss, and mascara most mornings. I am nearly 30 after all and since I love make-up so much, I should actually try using it on a daily basis instead of letting it become petrified in my make-up bag. Since I finally have a few brands that I regularly purchase and use, I put together a little must have list that may inspire you to head out and go to your nearest Sephora or Ulta or Target (whatever floats your boat and is within your shopping distance radius) to stock up on some lush fall colors.
- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
2. Nars lipstick
3. Maybelline Mascara
5. Laura Mercier Oil Free Supreme Foundation
6. Sephora Collection IT Palette in Nude
7. Sephora Collection IT Palette in Smoky
8. Marc Jacobs‘ Lola
9. Tocca‘s Stella
10. Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow