Friday, May 27, 2016

THESE THINGS: HOME DECOR INSPIRATION

It's been awhile since I last posted any type of decor inspiration, mostly because I'm still living at home and do not have the space to decorate anything new or exciting. I don't hate dreaming about what I would decorate my first apartment with though, so that is what today's post is all about. Who doesn't enjoy planning ahead for something as fun as a brand new place you can make your own? Someday I hope to get there, but for now I will just hope and dream. So as it is spring and it's always nice to refresh, I wanted to focus more on what new things I would put in my living room area. I'm thinking throw pillows, rugs, new furniture and lighting, wall art, etc. I'm in no way an interior designer, but these are just a few of the things I would like to incorporate into my space.
black floral fleur noir rug from shophesby ($299)
aldalora throw from anthropologie ($128)
faceted lanters from west elm ($49-$69)
slub velvet orianna slipper chairs from anthropologie ($988)
chill white media console from cb2 ($499)
leera mercury glass candlestick lamp table from pottery barn ($129)
rose garden wall tapestry by bunny miele ($39)
clara upholstered apartment sofa from pottery barn ($1699-$2399)
royal theater frame from anthropologie ($32-$58)
dovemont coffee table from anthropologie ($899.95)
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

WHAT'S IN MY BAG?

The question you should be too afraid to ask me, but you should do nonetheless is, 'What's in your bag?!' I love sharing all the little things that end up either at the bottom of my bag or on top of everything else. My recent purse of choice is actually a tote that I bought while I was in Chicago, from a place called Asrai Garden. It's the absolute perfect size and has just the right amount of detailing on it, that you can pretty much wear it with anything. I mean, black and gold flowers? Yes, please. I usually bring this bag to work since I like to carry with me a whole bunch of things like; my lunch, a water bottle, headphones, a book, my makeup bag, etc. It could probably even carry my laptop in it, if it was the only thing I needed. I've started to put my pin and button collection on this as well, so it makes for a nice talking point. So let's get down to the nitty gritty of what's really inside the bag. Shop all the links below, and let me know what you carry in your purse/bag!

  1. Business cards: Illustrations by A Thing Created + cards from Moo.com
  2. WalletBetsey Johnson Luv Logo Zip Around Wallet 
  3. Bag: Asrai Garden
  4. Keys: Watermelon keychain from Typo + Threshold Monogram tassel keychain from Target
  5. Phone Case: Orchids iPhone 6s case by Rebecca Minkoff
  6. Sunglasses: Round glasses from Forever 21
  7. Lipsticks: Moisturizing Lipstick from e.l.f. cosmetics + Soft Matte Lip Cream from N.Y.X. Cosmetics + Intense Butter Gloss from N.Y.X. Cosmetics
  8. Hair: dry remedy daily moisturizing oil from Aveda
  9. Pens: Stardust pen by Gelly Roll
  10. Lotion: Ultimate Strength Hand Salve from Kiehl's
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Friday, May 20, 2016

FRIDAY FANCY: TO MOISTURIZE


If there was any one piece of advice that I've taken to heart through my exploration of beauty and how I can incorporate it into my life, it would be to moisturize the heck out of your face before applying any type of makeup. Not only should you apply it in the morning, but it's even better to do the same at night as well. I took the plunge last week, purchased two different hydrating products and it was the best decision I have made in awhile! My face has been smooth, fresh and the blemishes that I had from a couple weeks ago have been disappearing before my eyes. I even received a compliment on my skin yesterday from a makeup professional, and if that doesn't prove that it's working, I don't know what will. Now you might be asking which products did I purchase? Let me tell you, and feel free to tell me what YOU use for moisturizing/prepping your face.

Product: e.l.f. Daily Hydration Moisturizer ($8)

Benefits: Easy application, with a dewy & refreshing finish. Leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated for several hours, even after putting makeup over it. Lightweight and lightly scented.
Ingredients: Purified water, Jojoba, aloe, Vitamin E, cucumber. Antioxidants such as; Shea butter, grape and orange.
Con: I really only have one negative problem with this product, and it's probably just because my skin can be extra sensitive sometimes. I've noticed that after applying the moisturizer, my cheeks get extra red and stay that way for a few minutes until the product has fully been absorbed in my skin. Again, this may just be my fair skin overacting, but I definitely need to let it calm down before applying anything else. 

Product: First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist ($17)

Benefits: Easy application, with a energetic and replenishing finish. Specially formulated for sensitive skin and helps reduce redness. Leaves skin with instant hydration + dewy skin. Has a lovely scent that is not overwhelming, it reminds me of cucumbers! Protects against wind.
Ingredients: Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and FAB Antioxidant Booster. 

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