Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Favorite Winter Beauty Products

With winter in full swing, it's the time of year when my skin completely freaks out and becomes a huge problem.  In dealing with the unpredictabilities my skin is capable of, there are a few products I wouldn't be able to get through these long, cold months without.

Favorite Winter Beauty Products

I have a problem when it comes to lip products.  I have at least two chapsticks/lip-glosses in my pockets at all times.  I go through tubes of Baby Lips like no other.  Hands-down, they're my favorite drug store product.  I'm also obsessed with Sugar lip tints.  They're super moisturizing and the tinted ones give the perfect amount of color.  If you're looking for a gloss, Clarins Lip Perfector is my favorite.  For an over-night treatment, C.O. Bigelow balm is amazing.  You go to bed with dry, cracked lips and when you wake up, they're, like Beyoncé would say, flawless.

It's not until the cold dry months of winter that I realize how amazing my Clinique moisturizer is.  There's a reason it's a cult favorite - it works.  In addition to my daily moisturizer, sometimes I need a little something extra for dry patches.  First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Concentrate treatment works wonders.  It's magic in a jar.  

Another great overnight product is Origins Drink-Up Intensive mask.  A weekly mask can make a huge difference in your skin.

Dry, frizzy hair is never a good look.  For as long as I can remember I've used Aussie's 3-Minute Miracle hair mask.  It always leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth.

I go back to the arctic (State College, PA) next week and you can bet that I will be brining every one of these products back with me.

{If you're looking for more great products for this awful time of the year, check out this post!}

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring Shoe Trend: The Slip-On Sneaker

I've been so obsessed with finding the perfect slip-on sneaker. 
Like it's actually become an obsession. 
Everyday for the past two weeks I've been scouring the web for the perfect pair.
I'm not entirely sure which one I want in my closet (well actually I want them all) but I've narrowed it down a little!

I'm looking for a versatile shoe, one that I could wear with a bunch of different outfits.
I also want one that can be dressed up (well, as dressed up as a sneaker can get) in a cute outfit, but also one I can wear with cutoffs and a tee during the summer.

Right now I'm leaning toward the Joie 'Kidmore' in black (upper right hand corner below!) but I don't want to commit just yet. 

The slip-on sneaker is super hot right now and I can totally understand why.  
1. It's a sneaker - so it's comfy. 
2. It's much cuter than most sneakers.  The options this season are endless!  Leather? Yes. 
3. Easy to throw on - no laces!

I think the slip-on sneaker is going to be my thing this spring.  I can feel it now.

These are a few of my favorites at the moment!

Spring Shoe Trend: The Slip-On Sneaker

{Click above to shop via Polyvore!}

How do you feel about the slip-on sneaker?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

RedBubble Stickers

Lately I've been seeing so many pictures on Instagram of cooly decorated laptops with perfectly arranged stickers, and I fell to follow the trend.  Call me basic.

So I went on a quest all over the internet to find stickers, and I think I found the treasure chest (of stickers).

Redbubble.com is the answer to all your sticker needs.
They have everything from the latest bands, trendy designer parodies, tv shows, celebrity references, and fun symbols.  
Literally any kind of sticker you want, they have.

These are the stickers I bought.  
Of course I had to get the trendy Célfie and Homiēs stickers because would I even be a basic white girl without them?
Then I had to get stickers to represent my two favorite shows ever, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
And the cowboy boots are perfect for showing my inner southern belle.  

I had to play around with the arrangement a little, but I'm pretty happy with how it came out!

So if you're on the hunt for laptop stickers, definitely check out Red Bubble!


Friday, February 28, 2014

My Everyday Jewelry

I love jewelry.  But when I'm getting ready for school in the morning, the last thing I'm thinking about is what bracelets I will match my outfit.
There are, however, a few pieces that I always find myself wearing.  I keep them out so I can have easy access when I'm literally sleepwalking/getting dressed.

My Everyday Jewelry

I start with my pearl earrings.  Literally wear these every single day.  They go with everything and make every outfit a little more girly.
Next, I put on my gold watch.  It's one of the few pieces of jewelry that's both cute and practical.
Then I layer some assortment of gold necklaces.  I really love the Dogeared necklaces and this Marley Lilly monogrammed necklace is one of my favorites!
Lastly, I usually put on my 'A' initial ring.  It's really simple and dainty.

What does your everyday jewelry consist of?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

NYFW Prom Dress Wishlist

Happy NYFW (although it's kind of over now)!  It's again that time of year where I completely space in school and spend the whole week on social media & style.com looking through the shows.
Now normally I like to recap my favorite shows, but this time I thought I'd do a little something different.
With prom on the mind, I thought I would share my favorite gowns of the runway that if I could, would wear to prom!

Jenny Packham
Doesn't this look like something a princess would wear?  Love!

J. Mendel
This dress is super trendy and the varying length makes it interesting.

The asymmetricalness of this gown is perfection.

Naeem Kahn
I'm obsessed with the neckline of this dress. 

Mara Hoffman
I love Mara Hoffman's use of prints in her pieces.  The mix here is just great.

Tadashi Shoji
Hey, finally a dress other than black or white!

Tadashi Shoji
Ugh I die for anything and everything Tadashi Shoji.  His work is just exquisite.  

Christian Siriano
The cut outs on this dress are so great. 

{All photos via Style.com}

Which gown is your favorite?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day Gifts: Men

I love shopping for men.
I always find myself ending up in the mens department, eyeing cable-knit sweaters and pastel shorts - picking outfits for my imaginary boyfriend (okay I now realize how pathetic that sounds haha). 
Anyway, I love shopping with my dad.  We have so much fun picking out outfits for him.

I don't have a boyfriend so the only man I'm shopping for this Valentine's Day is my daddy but I think these gifts will work for any man in your life.

Valentine's Day Gifts: Men

{Click above box to shop!}

I swoon over any guy wearing Vineyard Vines.  Like it's actually the most beautiful thing ever. Extra points if it's pastel.  Which man wouldn't love this manly pastel pink shirt?
Next, guys love watches, right?  This black Michael Kors watch is actually pretty sharp.
Tickets for sports games always works.  Even if you don't necessarily understand how the point system of basketball works, tagging along shows you're taking an interest in something your guy likes.
Speaking of points, baking your guys favorite treats will score you some!  It's somewhat easy (depending on if you're Betty Croker or not) and inexpensive!  Check out my Pinterest board for more great recipes!
I got a pair of these Clarks boots for my dad for Christmas and he loves them!
Lastly, in my eyes, cologne is a great gift.  I know perfume and cologne is sometimes looked down upon by some in terms of proper gift etiquette, but I love receiving new scents!  The sampler set at Sephora is perfect because it lets the gift receiver try out a number of different scents and then redeem a coupon for a full-size bottle of their favorite!

What are you gifting the special men in your life this holiday?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Day Gifts: Jewelry

I decided that this week will be Valentine's Day Gift week on the blog!  All week I'll share my top gift picks for just about everyone in your life.  Today I'm starting with jewelry, which is probably one of the most popular choices of gifts for this special holiday.  

I think jewelry can either be super personal or just a fun little gift.  In the past I've gotten some pieces that I cherish and really value, and others that I wear but don't think anything other of it than it was just a really cute gift.

With that said, it's important to pick a piece that's appropriate for the message you want to say with your gift.  If you want it to be more special, spend a little more money.  For a fun present for your best girlfriend, find a quirky piece that fits in your piece range.

Valentine's Day Gifts: Jewelry

{Click the picture above to shop the pieces!}

For your friends, these Gorjana-Griffin rings are perfect!  The 'Cutout Heart Ring' and 'XOXO Ring' are fun and perfect for pairing with other rings!
You can never go wrong with a Dogeared necklace.  They have the perfect charm for everyone in your life from your best friend, mom, or that special someone.
The cobalt & gold wrap bracelet from Henri Bendel is perfect for the chic and trendy girl in your life.
A Michael Kors watch is always a great gift.  Every time they check the time, they'll think of you!
If you are looking for something a little more expensive and special, you can't go wrong with a David Yurman or Hermes bangle.  

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Check back this week to see more gift guides!