28 November 2014

Best of Black Friday 2014

Happy [black] Friday readers! Hopefully you all had wonderful Thanksgivings and ate lots. This is going to be the first Black Friday in about six years where I won't be working. I'm so excited to spend the day with my brother, his girlfriend, and a few others shopping for deals and experiencing the fun. Below are some of my favorite sales that are going on - click the black label for each store to head on over to the site itself or shop some of my favorite picks below!

27 November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my U.S. readers! I hope that all of you are having wonderful days with your families and enjoying the time off. Regardless of whether you celebrate the holiday or not I still think this is the perfect time of year to reflect on what we are thankful for.

26 November 2014

Fall | Winter Skincare Routine

One afternoon in October I looked in the mirror after a long day of work and realized how fed up I was with the way my skin was looking. I would start the day looking fresh and liking my makeup, but by 5pm I looked cakey, tired, and a little like a mess. I made a spur of the moment decision to pop into Blue Mercury on my way home and have been so pleased with my switch in skincare products.

25 November 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014 | The Beauty Lover

It's that time of year again! Everyone is getting ready to start buying Christmas presents. (Or if you are incredibly on your game you've already started!) This post is all about gifts for the beauty lover in your life. Check out the links below for sources (plus a few extra favorites) & be sure to let me know what's on your list this year.

24 November 2014

Just Landed | Jo Malone Holiday 2014

For me nothing quite beats Jo Malone, especially at the holidays. The minimalistic (yet uber chic) boxes and packaging and the unique fragrances get me every time; and this year is no different. When a package arrived sporting those lovely ivory & black boxes all tied up with red bows I could hardly contain my excitement.

21 November 2014

Happy Weekend

Why hello there Friday...it is lovely to have you roll around again. This week has been good and busy and I'm pretty sure I'm still recovering from all of last weekend's birthday celebrations!

20 November 2014

Recap | #BeautyBarre

Last week I had the pleasure of co-hosting an amazing event over at the Alexandria Barre-Tech studios with Ashlyn, Brittney, & Reagan (of Beauty Counter).

19 November 2014

Budget Buy | Brows + Eyeshadow

Hooray for Wednesday and for another "Budget Buy" focusing all on the eyes this time.

18 November 2014

OOTD | Weekend-Wear

Most weekends I spent ninety percent of my time in oversized sweaters, comfy shoes, and broken in denim. I feel like this probably isn't much of a shock since I've professed my love of large sweaters multiple times this season. However, this outfit is much truer to my standard Saturday wear than some of my other posts.

17 November 2014

Just Landed | Tom Ford Holiday 2014

When a package arrives from Tom Ford on your doorstep it automatically turns a bad day into a great one. There's nothing that a little glamorous packaging and to die for lipstick colors can't fix.

11 November 2014

OOTD | The Faux Leather Pant

The other weekend Sarah and I decided to ditch all of our productive work plans and spend the day catching up and brunching. It was also the perfect excuse to pull out these new burgundy leather pants, because well when you're playing hooky from getting work done you might as well go all out am I right?!

09 November 2014

Five Cool Weather Nail Polishes

Even though I often sport an "almost black" nail ninety five percent of the time, it feels far more appropriate sharing some of my favorite polishes now than back in July. They range from red based shades to blue based shades with a little purple in between and I can't get enough.

07 November 2014

Happy Weekend | Fall Recipe Recap

Happy Friday everyone! It's been a little hectic around these parts lately.

06 November 2014

Budget Buy | Olay Total Effects CC Cream

Until now I have never really used any sort of BB or CC creams. I tested a Revlon BB cream ages ago and found I just wasn't fond of the consistency so I tossed the tube and went right on back to my standard foundations. I decided to give a CC cream a try when stumbling upon this Olay Total Effects version and at first I hated it. After two uses I thought this is definitely getting chucked into the "products that just don't work" pile and declared that "alphabet creams" just aren't for me. 

05 November 2014

OOTD | The Coziest Sweater

This sweater was one of those really not practical July purchases that happened during the Nordstrom Sale that I convinced myself into during a spur of the moment shopping adventure with Ashlyn. I talked myself into saying...it's on sale...get it now and then just wait to wear it...

04 November 2014

You're Invited! | Barre + Beauty

Calling all of my DC, Virginia, and Maryland ladies...Ashlyn, Brittney, and I are hosting an exciting event next Tuesday at the fabulous BarreTech studios. If you follow along my social media accounts you may have seen me posting about my early morning workouts as of late. Next Tuesday evening we are giving you all the opportunity to hang with us in a fun barre class followed by bubbly and beauty via BeautyCounter. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible since space is limited. Sign up is easy...just click the link below.

Hope to see you there!

03 November 2014

October Beauty Favorites

Another month has come to a close therefore we have another monthly favorites. This month was filled with lots of Autumnal berry shades and a few staple pieces.