Monday, November 23, 2015

BeautyTalk - Embracing Glossier's No Makeup Makeup

image via Glossier
I have realized I have a lot to share after not blogging for awhile. Rather than having to brainstorm about what to share, my recent posts have all been a sort of collection of lessons learned or favorite finds of the year. Enter Glossier the product created by Into The Gloss (THE blog of Beauty blogs) founder Emily Weiss. You may remember her as the star intern for Teen Vogue on The Hills (or maybe you don't), but, she has come a long way and was named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list this year!

If you follow Emily on instagram you will notice her skin perpetually looks insane! She always has this dewy no makeup look going on. Furthermore, her future sister in law Maria DueƱas Jacobs, Elle Accessories Editor, frequently promotes Glossier and also has that perfected the no makeup look. These two alone were reason enough for me to want to give it a try, but flip through their testimonials and every cool girl is a convert! Admittedly I did not expect miracles but I was excited to give Glossier Phase 1 set a try.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

SpotlightOn - Washio 'My laundry concierge'

Because we are about to enter the fastest (and the last) six weeks of the 2015 year I am sharing with you the best of friend's when in need of saving time. Typically, I am a do it yourself person meaning if I can I rather do it myself and spend that money else where, for example I love always have my nails done but I seldom go to the salon instead I use Sephora's Formula X system and do it myself (Pyrotechnic is my go to fall winter color). That said I also know when it is best to outsource: for example if you live with roommates hire a cleaning person - no two people clean alike and this saves hours of frustration and resentment. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

StyleInspiration - It's Beginning to Feel a lot Like Christmas

image via Pinterest
Starbucks' red cups are back and the air has turned crip in New England. Not to mention that Thanksgiving is next week! I honestly have no idea where the year went and plan to enjoy the remaining weeks. Despite the rapid fire march in which the time time between Thanksgiving and New Year's day unfolds as we go through cooking, parties, traveling and the many events which ultimately make this time of year magical. There is no greater satisfaction than catching up with loved ones and sharing laughs and cuddles. So why not get get the ball rolling and introduce some holiday cheer in our surroundings! 

This means SPARKLE and SHINE!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

QotD - "You must know that this, too, shall pass"

Ring I ordered from Etsy after reading this story
(it has since been lost)
I must admit this year I put aside my creative interests and focused on the amazing opportunity I received when I started a new job last year. But, recently I realized I missed writing and sharing. This week the world was rocked once again at the hands of terrorists who took the lives of those in Beirut and Paris. Our hearts break for those affected and others may have wounds reopen remembering tragedies they have lived whether in New York or Boston or any other corner of the world where lives are unjustly claimed. And so we come together and begin to heal. This reminds of a story...