Beauty

    Year End Beauty

    December 14, 2017

    From highlighting to strobing and everything in between this year’s beauty trends have taken us around the block and back again with their constant struggle between demure and dazzling. We sew unicorn and mermaid inspired looks, dewy complexions, and shimmer and sparkle galore. K-beauty had its moment to shine and bedazzled fingernails are somehow sticking around.

    I like to fancy myself a stick to the classics type of girl. I like implementing products and techniques when I can work them into my tried and true routine. In 2017, I decided branching out was a good move and have worked in a few new items that I can’t imagine life without now.

    1. Borghese Hydrating Oil 

    I received this product as a gift from the company to try out and see how I liked it and truly it has been a gamechanger. My skin is typically pretty dry so any lightweight moisturizing product peeks my interest. This is a spray oil that hydrates your skin and leaves your body soft and moisturized after a hot bath or shower. I also use it tame flyaways on a humid day.

    2. Jeffrey James Botanicals 

    I’ve talked about these products before, but the entire collection of botanically-based, chemical-free skincare products is my go-to for achieving the results I want. I use the cleanser, mask, toner, and serum on a daily basis.

    3. 100% Pure Highligher

    This is another brand I stumbled upon when they sent me a few of their latest highlighters and if ever I want to build up the dewy complexion I build a little powder right into my foundation for a beautiful shimmer. As the name suggests it’s also a natural-based cosmetic line that I can’t wait to try more products from.

    4. Palm Eau de Parfum

    In the ongoing search for a signture scent I stumbled across a darling little bottle tucked away on a shelf in the beauty department of Anthro. Palm by Over Land and Sea and since my Mexico honeymooon was immenet I snached it up to use every evening on the trip. A clean, fresh scent with some tropical undertones it’s one of the first scents that hasn’t given a headache. And for that I will be forever glued to it’s side.

    ~ Emily ~

  • Holidays

    Meet the Perfect Hostess Gift

    It’s that time of year – the one where parties and events and drop-ins and galas rule the evenings – no matter the day. Invitations come from far and wide requesting your presence and…

    December 12, 2017
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    Great Gifting Made Easy

    How many times have you wandered through a store hunting for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one? How many times do you – after just not finding the perfect gift –…

    December 11, 2017
  • Holidays

    Christmas Traditions

    Christmas is the time of year when traditions come out in full force. The cozy, happy moments associated with the month of December are often lovely recreations of memories from years past and, when…

    December 7, 2017
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    Fashion

    Holiday Shoes Under $100

    From sneakers to stilettos, there’s no better way to add a little sparkle to your holiday party outfits this year than with your darling shoes. After all, it has been said that if “you…

    December 6, 2017
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    Holidays

    For the Home Gift Guide

    Looking for that perfect present for your newly engaged friends or your cousin or aunt or mom? When in doubt always go for something for the home. I always try to look for simple,…

    December 4, 2017
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    Some Pretty Picks

    ONE | AUrate Holiday Collection  Starting out this collection of favorites with a brand new (to me) company. “Fine jewelry – no concessions” is their motto and they truly stick to their guns! They focus on durable…

    December 1, 2017
  • Holidays Interior Design

    DIY Christmas Decor

    There’s nothing I love more than decorating for Christmas. No matter where I’ve lived – from dorm rooms to the Loft – the addition of Christmas decor makes any space so beautiful. But no…

    November 29, 2017
  • Fashion Holidays

    Christmas is Coming

    Location: Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm Outfit: Leggings | Boots | Poncho (old, similar here)| Bow And with the passing of another beautiful Thanksgiving day comes the start of a wonderful time of the year.…

    November 27, 2017