7.11.2018

Accessory Alert! Resin Hoop Earrings

 BaubleBar Resin Hoop Earrings

I've always been a fan of statement earrings, and currently, resin hoop earrings are my accessory du jour. From playful pink to toned down tortoiseshell, resin hoop earrings are the easiest (and least expensive) way to make your make your go-to LBD or everyday jeans and white t-shirt look trend forward. 

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Cult Gaia Tortoise Hoop Earrings $88, Cult Gaia Mira Earnings $88,  Cult Gaia Kennedy Hoop Earrings $90

The best part about these cool new hoops? The price! You can dip your toe in the "It Girl" accessory brand, Cult Gaia, for under $100 or pick up a pair of equally cool Baublebar resin hoops for under $40. Scroll through below to shop some of the best resin hoops of the season. 

Shop Resin Hoop Earrings: 

6.14.2018

Beauty Beat: Beach Hair

Nothing says summer beauty like carefree, wavy, beach hair. Frequent beach hair style setters include celebrities Kate Hudson, Vanessa Hudgens and Blake Lively, who all bring  nouveau bohemian beauty to the forefront of fashion. 

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As a girl who grew up by the beach and spent summer days in the sun, intentional (and unintentional) beach hair has long been a go-to style for me.  The easiest way to get carefree waves is with hair product and your hands (SheKnows gives instructions here). My suggestion is to embrace the untamed when it comes to this hairstyle. Don't try to control which way your hair falls, just put in some product, scrunch and let air dry (unless you're in a hurry and then a diffuser will help speed up the process).

From sea salt sprays to volumizing foams, below are some of the best products (including the three I use) to get effortless, sexy, summer hair.

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1. BUMBLE & BUMBLE Surf Spray - This is perhaps the most well known sea salt spray on the market and really gives realistic "beach waves". I love using this for when I'm really spending a day in the sun or on a casual weekend. I can't wait to try the new shampoo and conditioner in the Surf line Try all 3 products in this travel set

2. NOT YOUR MOTHERS Beach Babe - At $5.99 this is the best choice for those who aren't committed to wearing their hair in carefree waves on a regular basis. Users commend the great scent and light properties of the spray. 

3. BAMBOO BEACH Ocean Waves - I adore the smell of this product and bought it after seeing my thick maned coworker come in with perfect boho waves. I have to say although it is the way to go for women with thicker hair, it can weigh down fine hair (like mine). 

4. KMS Curl Up Wave Foam - I own KMS Curl Up Spray which gives the most defined waves and curls out of the products I've tried. I'm looking forward to testing this foam which is said to give more volume (which my limp hair needs)!

5. JOSIE MARAN Bohemian Waves - I recently started using Josie Maran products and can attest that they really are all that and a bag of chips. Her Bohemian Wave spray is said to give soft touchable and hydrated waves. This is on my list of 'Must Try' hair products. 

6. AVEDA Be Curly - For you lucky ladies blessed with natural curls, Aveda's Be Curly will help de-frizz and tame your locks, that way you can look like you spent a day in the sun without the damage. 


So, what do you think about beachy hair? Is this a look you like in the summer or all year around? Any great products I'm missing that I should try?

5.22.2018

Label Lust: A Peace Treaty

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I'm craving all things easy and breezy this spring, and A Peace Treaty has my online shopping trigger finger quaking. Designed in New York, but crafted by artisans around the world, A Peace Treaty expertly marries American fashion sensibilities with globally inspired designs. 

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Jumpsuits are my jam,  so no surprise this tropical print jumpsuit recently made its way into my shopping cart. Also on my radar are their matching sets in colorful stripes. A Peace Treaty's clothing could be easily be worn for a trip to the farmer's market or dressed up with heels for a balmy summer night. 

Shop A Peace Treat Here and Here

4.10.2018

Beauty Beat: MLBB (My Lips But Better) Lipstick

My Lips But Better Lipstick Makeup

Ever heard of the beauty term "MLBB"? Don't feel out of the loop,  I hadn't either, until I discovered Reddit's Makeup Addiction page the other night and found that one of the hottest topic is My Lips But Better "MLBB" lipstick. 

MLBB lipstick shades mimic your natural lip color but have a hint more color that helps enhance your features. This lip look is perfect for a smoky eye makeup look or for a quick swipe of color on a casual Sunday. From soft natural nudes and peaches to dusty mauve's and  light bitten berries, My Lips But Better shades can range for whatever your in the mood for and formulas come in creamy glosses, matte lipsticks and sheer tints. The only important factor is that your MLBB lipstick gives you the look of natural beauty.   

To be up front, I'm fair skinned and vary in hair color from blonde to dark blonde, so my range of research concentrates on My Lips But Better lipstick shades for fair skin. Some of the hottest on the web are from NARS and Urban Decay, and my personal go-to MLBB is Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine in 07. Below is a list of some of the most beloved natural looking MLBB lipstick shades (particularly for fair skin).

MLBB Lipsticks:
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NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita, Brigite and Raquel
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3.28.2018

Shoe Stories: Loeffler Randall Spring 2018

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Why choose one trend when you can choose three? Loeffler Randall's spring 2018 collection certainly doesn't fall short on trends featuring footwear with rainbows, stripes, ruffles and more. I'm eyeing these flirty ruffled slides for all day every day and these sassy metallic heels for date nights. What's your favorite spring shoe style?