Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Beauty Buy #3

again, im a total loser. flurry of a week last week and now im stuck home with the worst head cold imaginable. but either way, here is the next holiday must have beauty buy.

#3 Glitter Me Pretty. I've moved on from my love of MAC face products. Convinced their studio fix cover-up was giving me some serious breakouts (couldn't be those cookies and bags of sea salt vinegar chips ive been eating...kidding. er, sorta). ok, im off track. but really, i have recommitted to the simplistic and au natural bare escentuals line and am luuurving my matte face powder, warmth, and veil. but even more, im waiting the minutes for my next paycheck to purchase their All Wrapped Up Holiday Eye Collection, $34 (a value of $66).

well, i really don't need these fabulous eye colors, but wouldn't this make the best gift for that girlfriend, sister or mother who is also a die-hard makeup fanatic? great for blending, day or night. don't forget your ultra black mascara.

Purchase online or at your local Bare Escentuals store.

photo via OH & bare escentuals

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Beauty Buy #2

Friends, so sorry. Yesterday was insane and I didn't have one second of down time to post my #2 favorite for the (holi)day. So we resume here...

#2- Glow town! If you remember, last year, I posted about Josie Maran's all natural, organic line of skin care and make-up. But, I was a total fail- never even tried the stuff, although I was really dying to see what all the rave was about...well, m'friends.... my sister finally said that her argan oil was spectacular and that I must purchase a bottle. I gave it a chance and have been using for about a month. and let me tell you, I am a total convert! I use a dime size (or less) on my face and neck morning and night. A lightweight oil that isn't greasy and full of essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Tones and firms; reduces wrinkles, redness and other forms of skin annoyances. You can also use this on your cuticles, body and hair! (i've tried it everywhere, practically).

Josie's .7 oz bottle is $14 and lasts! But you can get the 2.1 oz for $48. My other sweet sister, however, purchased a generic bottle of simple argan oil at her local all-natural food store and it does the same trick; a 3.2 oz for only $20! So don't be afraid to search.

Purchase at Sephora or online.

Toodles! xo,
sorry, i can't remember this photo credit!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


makes my heart melt.

Kick Off to your Holiday Beauty Buys

Good morning, lurvies! Here we are- enjoy this week's Holiday Beauty Buys; the cream of the crop for either gift ideas or a much needed treat for yourself. Each day I'll post my favorite beauty product as of lately and hopefully, you'll want to give it a try. Yay for the holidays!

#1 - Wing it! I've always been a huge fan of liquid eyeliner- at least the heavy, 60s cat eye version. If you're going to wear liquid, make it strong and meaningful. And now, the wing look seems to be everywhere.

So try this: Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner, $7

No dragging, smearing or awkward chunks. Ultimate control with a firm and flexible tip. Perfect for beginners. I love it and wore it all weekend... and it's oh so budget friendly.
ok, back to work and some cafe sippin'...
photo via

Monday, December 6, 2010

chilly monday morning

my dears, it's another week. another dollar made. hope you are staying warm and working hard!
*killer sweater, right? and those wedge boots...*

stay tuned, holiday beauty must-buys coming up!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

happy 1st!

welcome, december!

looking forward to holiday parties, gifting and gilded nail polish.

photos via a cup of jo & definitely golden

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


hello, lovelies!

im here again. sorry for the hiatus; haven't had a moment to sit down and breathe. while im laying low at home feeling under the weather, still very full from stuffing my face this past holiday weekend, thought i would disclose all things making my happy and thankful right now. and feeling festive- here comes December!

1. my cozy bedroom- whether it is a mess or perfectly tidy, i love crawling in with my full and heavy down comforter, soft sheets with a candle and book. (wish it only looked like this) ;) or waking up so warm and relaxed from a cat nap or that perfect night sleep.

2. snowy travels.

3. jewels and trinkets

4. delicious candles- especially these from anthropologie.

5. holiday reds and holiday spirit.

6. books, books, and more books. im running out of room and my list/collection keeps growing...

7. love.

8. soy lattes and sequins.

9. memories (and day dreaming) of paris

what's making you happy right now?
happy holidays, my dears.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

dirty water.

Dirty water kills more people than all forms of violence combined.
That is an insane stat!

From Portland to Peonies posted about this incredible charity to help distribute clean water to those in need: a project called Well Done. It benefits Charity: Water, an organization that is trying to provide clean drinking water to every human on the planet. A water well costs $5,000 and with $4,00 already raised, we need to raise the remaining $1,000.

Take time today to donate a few dollars... $1, $5, $10, whatever. Give up that venti vanilla no foam Starbucks latte, or that pack of gum, or that new lip gloss. A little goes a long way.

"To do good, you actually have to do something." - Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia

Monday, November 15, 2010

mod monday

monday is bizzack!
trying to stay motivated but i've already chugged my coffee.

but on a more important note, i love this shot. i adore her super mod bangs and dress. check out more photos here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

a tartan tale

MAC's new holiday collection.
how fun and euro! i love it.

photo via

see more here and here

Monday, November 1, 2010

golden strokes for November folks.

happy monday, lovelies!
how beautious are these golden locks?
me thinks i'd like a few more highlights such as these
(or a perfect grow out *note, pic 1).

hello, first of the month- November, here we are. cheers!

photos via

Monday, October 25, 2010

Oh so (bash)Lashful

$7.99, Walgreens

so far, very pleasant!
not too clumpy, great volume and a sturdy applicator.
(now lets see if these puppies really grow...)

Happy Monday.

photo via

Thursday, October 21, 2010

going coastal

wine tasting and bandon dunes! mmm yess....
photo via

hooty hoo

what a fabulous ring, no?
photograph by Kris Atomic, UK

also see more 1010 Project photos here.

on another random note, have you heard of Rent the Runway?
designer duds without the designer price.
im swooning over this dress.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

pump it up

no, not my batwing arms. im talking hair. ive got that fine, limp hair that is reminiscent of your 2nd grade scruff. mine has not changed and ive battled flat, bland hair for years (thank god for highlights). however, i have found my cure (and on a budget).

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster, $5.99 *

an easy spray when your hair is wet.
dry as normal.
and boom, instant volume!
plus, smells pretty sweet too.

Give it a try, we all need a lift once in a while.

*Sale price at Walgreens and

photos via and here

Monday, October 18, 2010

a case of the mondays

and i needed something pretty (and a cup of java) to perk my mood. shmeeeee....

photos via (love this blog!)

Friday, October 8, 2010

this weekend couldn't have come fast enough.

totally pooped. so ready for nothing this weekend.
but i will say- i laughed so hard at work today, tears were pouring out my eyes and i even snorted. the joys of great co-workers!

leather mini...

...wallet and business card holder. chic and professional.

me likey!

Friday, October 1, 2010

it's friday...lets get loose.

lovelies, put on your fall party shoes.


(*also, fall hair repair mask review coming up next week!)

photos from here and there and everywhere.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

over the hump

i need a pedicure and a serious glass of bubbly, stat.
weekend, get here!
photos, dd&d

Friday, September 24, 2010

coffee and cigs. TGIF

i don't even smoke (unless tempted by the streets of paris)
but happy fall friday everyone!

photos, dg