30 June 2015

The Edit | Current Summer Makeup

A concealer that lasts, the perfect Summer eye-duo, a balmy nude lip, and more make up the items that are gracing my current favorite Summer routine.

29 June 2015

MAC Lip Liner Favorites

The other weekend when Ashlyn was over she asked me what MAC lip liners I would recommend she snag during her next beauty haul. I excitedly grabbed my favorites off my bathroom sink and began swatching. Since the collection is filled with mostly nudes, I jokingly referenced it as the "Kylie Jenner starter kit".

26 June 2015

Happy Weekend | Flower Friday

Happy Friday everyone! This week was filled with the usual routine - work, gym, blogging but also a few fun extras. A pedicure date with a friend, a good happy hour to catch up with the girls, some much needed time cozied up with a good book. This weekend brings no major plans which is of coursed welcomed. I'm hoping to continue my streak of cleaning out the house and get a lot of blogging done. What all will you be doing this weekend?

ps : How gorgeous is this hydrangea!? I spotted it in Whole Foods and couldn't resist scooping it up. It's added the perfect pop of color to the house all week. 

24 June 2015

Loving Lately

With a pause from blogging last week and a few crazy week's behind me, I thought it would be a nice time to chat about a few things I'm loving. (Both beauty related and non-beauty related!)

23 June 2015

Two Years of Blogging!

Ready for a cliché statement...where in the world has the time gone?! I can't believe two years have flown by in the blink of an eye, but then again that's how life seems to go the older I get. I am beyond thankful for this little space of the internet and all that it has provided me. I started this adventure on a whim (after a few gentle nudges from friends) because I was in a new city on my own and looking for a creative outlet. Blogging has not only fulfilled that creative outlet more than I could ever imagine... it has introduced me to incredible people, helped me form friendships that mean the world to me, allowed me to work with brands and products I would have never dreamed of, and created a community of people with the same passions as myself from all over the globe. I am thankful for each and every one of you who reads, comments, likes, etc - whether you've been here from the beginning or are just clicking on today. 

Cheers to another great year & I'll leave you with the quote that started it all..

"Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous." - Carrie Bradshaw (Sex & The City, Season 6 "An American Girl in Paris: Part Deux")

22 June 2015

The Ulta Haul

Whenever I head home to Richmond one of my first stops is usually Ulta - much to my wallet's dismay. Since D.C. doesn't have an Ulta and my favorite brow artist works at the Benefit counter it usually becomes a rather splurgey trip. I love wandering through the long aisles and seeing what hard to come across nail shades they have in stock. This time around I had a few items on my list (thanks to Claire) so I was extra excited to make a quick stop in the other weekend.

15 June 2015

A Little Life Catch Up

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had amazing weekends and a great start to the week. Between traveling, my work schedule, and celebrating lots of exciting things this weekend (like my brother's graduation!) blogging had to get put on the back burner a bit. I've decided to take a mini break this week and won't be posting regularly. A few things may pop up here and there, but I'll be back with a full load of content next week :) In the mean time you can always catch me over on Instagram!

What have you been up to lately? Let me know in the comments below!

11 June 2015

Best Of High End Brands Tag

The lovely Sarah of Sarah Loves Makeup tagged me last week to share my top product from each high end brand. The High End Brand Tag allows for only one single item to be chosen from each high end brand that graces my stash. This was hands down the hardest thing to do, since I covet so many items from each of these brands...but I finally got it narrowed down.

10 June 2015

The Recipe | Nature Valley Acai Bowl

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As you all know, I love my breakfast bowls. I've talked about how I make my Acai base on here previously, so I wanted to share an updated version that uses Nature Valley Toasted Oats Muesli Blueberry to add flavor and texture. 

09 June 2015

Drugstore Mascara | Maybelline Colossal Choatic vs L'Oreal Miss Manga Rock

Recently two very similar mascaras have released - both promising thick, "clumpy"/spidery, wet, jet black lashes. I decided to give them both a test and see what results they gave. One of them definitely came out a winner in my book, being a total standout. The other...seemed a bit like my ordinary mascaras.

08 June 2015

Skincare First Impression | SK-II & Sunday Riley

I've recently had the opportunity to test out some incredible new skincare bits. While I haven't had them long enough to do a full review, I wanted to do a first impressions post. So far, they've both been working incredibly well and I can't wait to see the long term results.

05 June 2015

Happy Weekend + Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! This week has been a bit nuts, lots of projects, a few events, and all that fun stuff. I figured I would close out the week with a few favorites/things I've been loving.

02 June 2015

Get The Glow!

With warm weather in full force and legs out and about, I'm starting to crave a bit of Summertime glow. Since I spend most of my time inside at the office and not out by the pool; my limbs tend to stay fairly pale. This year though, I've decided to change that...

01 June 2015

May Beauty Favorites

Another month, another round-up of favorites! This month includes a few warm weather staples, the best non-middle school high shine lipgloss, and the base you're all probably tired of seeing ;)