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February 3, 2014

Packing For NYFW

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with my favorite beauty brand, Bare Minerals, and will be heading to NYFW this Wednesday as their Fashion Correspondent. I’ve been wearing Bare Minerals for over 7 years and share my love for the brand frequently on the blog, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with them. Be sure to follow along as I take over their social channels (InstagramTwitter and Facebook) to share live coverage and inside sneak peeks of the shows, parties and street/style/beauty inspiration during the week!

Image 1. Valentino Heels, Club Monaco Beanie, Anthropologie x BaubleBar Earrings, Bare Minerals Lipstick in “Fly High”, Bare Minerals Blush in “Swoon”
Image 2. ASOS Dress, Zara Coat, Kenzo Coat
Image 3. Zara Heels, BaubleBar Necklace, Bare Minerals “The Wild Thing” Eye Shadow Palette, Essie Nail Polish in “Find Me An Oasis”, Bare Minerals “Lash Domination”
Image 4. Sweaters In Order- Brandy Melville, Zara, Forever21, Rebecca Taylor, ASOS
Image 5. Diptyque “Vetyverio” Perfume, Bare Minerals Moxie in “Trail Blazer”, Anthropologie “Love” Cuff, Tiffany & Co. Pearl Studs, Bare Minerals “Stroke of Light”, Bare Minerals Ready Color Boost in “The Adrenaline Rush”
Image 6. Zara Dress & Skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim Bag, Random Boutique Sunglasses
Image 7. Sam Edelman Sneakers, DVF Fur Collar, Bare Minerals Lipstick in “Feel The Love” , Bare Minerals Lipgloss in “Heartbreaker”, Fujifilm Instax Mini

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January 23, 2014

Spring Nail Colors

Clockwise: YSL “Rose Scabiosa”, Deborah Lippmann “Candy Shop”, NARS “Wind Dancer”, Ciaté “Access All Areas”, Deborah Lippmann “It’s Raining Men”, Bobbi Brown “Tuxedo Black”, Deborah Lippmann “Va Va Voom”, RGB “Peacock”, Deborah Lippmann “Flowers In Her Hair” , RGB “Pool”, Essie “Play Date”, Deborah Lippmann “Between The Sheets”, Tom Ford “Indian Pink”

I love getting my nails done, but I’d much rather buy a nail polish or two that I love and do an at-home mani. I always have color on my nails- the shade depending on my mood- and feel almost naked without. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite colors as well as a few new spring shades I’m excited to try out. What are some of your go-to nail polishes?

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January 14, 2014

Best Beauty Products

Skin: Cleanse/ Moisturize/ Tone/ Lashes/ Exfoliate/ Clarify/ Eyes/ Acne/ Pimples

Hair: Smooth/ Masque/ Brush/ Curl/ Growth/ Hold

Body: Moisturize/ Probiotic/ Digestive Enzyme/ Smell

Finding products that I really love and see results from helped me be really consistent with my beauty regimen. I’m probably the most diligent with my skin care routine and hardly ever miss a step. I haven’t always had the best skin care practices, but over the past two years, I’ve found a few products that have changed my skin completely and I’ve stuck to it since. One line that I absolutely love and was only introduced to back in August is Arcona. I have yet to try a product from this line that doesn’t work or that I’m not hooked to. My favorites are the Triad Pads (I use them as a toner after I wash my face) and the AM/PM Acne lotion. I have clear skin, but every once in a while have breakouts and this stuff helps prevent that and treat problem areas.

I’m the most low key on my hair. I think the less you do, the better. For the most part, I try and always let my hair air dry. Since I have naturally really straight hair, it makes it a whole lot easier. The few products I do love are from Kerestase and Jose Maran (I use the argan oil on my skin and nails, too). For styling, I always use my Hot Tools 1 1/4 inch barrel curling iron and Aveda’s “Air Control” hairspray. I also take Biotin a few days a week to help with hair growth.

My go-to body products are very slim, but always stay the same (except for my perfume which I switch up all the time, but Diptyque’s Vetyverio is my all time fave). I do take a probiotic and digestive enzyme in the morning and before dinner, which I’ve found to really work. I learned about both from Kim Snyder’s The Beauty Detox Solutiona book I found so helpful in understanding our digestive systems and how our bodies interact with foods.

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