Holiday season – merry & bright & extremely stressful. There’s parties to coordinate, dinners to plan, presents to wrap, and, of course, the company of loved ones to enjoy. In honor of the approaching holidays, we’ve compiled a holiday gift guide for the women in your life (or for yourself – we won’t tell!). We’ve chosen gifts at all kinds of price points and places – these are the ones we secretly, or not so secretly, hope to find under the tree ourselves. Hopefully our little guide will help make the holidays a little more fun by giving you some new ideas for gifts if you are feeling stuck.
Smokey eyes are sort of like the LBD of makeup looks, yet still mystifying to do on oneself. I know I’ve struggled with creating smokey eyes for years, but being able to watch tutorials on Youtube changed the game for me. Being able to see makeup artists actually create smokey eyes on their models helped me immensely when learning how to apply the same to my own eyes. Here are my top five Youtube tutorials that I return to quite frequently to brush up on my skills.
Oversized sweaters are definitely experiencing a moment this fall/winter. They’re warm, comfy and can be super flattering on all shapes and sizes. Here are our top tips on how to pull of this au courant trend.
My skin has always been dry and extremely sensitive – prone to reacting to fragrances and essential oils in many beauty products. Throw eczema into the mix and cold New England winters and you get weeks of dry, itchy, flaky patchiness.
I’ve learned to take preventive measures now, which greatly decrease the amount of discomfort I get from my dry skin. For example, the moment that late fall rolls around, I take out my humidifier to keep in my bedroom. It can get really dry with the heating on, so making sure that you are keeping moisture in the air will help your skin retain some of its moisture as well.
I do recommend that if you suffer from eczema, you should make an appointment to see a dermatologist. They can prescribe you more specific creams targeting your eczema. Many of these creams, in fact, were recommended to me by my dermatologist. Read on to hear about my top 9 moisturizers for dry, sensitive skin.
Monday mornin’ all! Today’s post is a review of one of the few Sephora Rewards I’ve managed to snag: the Bobbi Brown Eye Collector’s Set. It comes with seven shades and a full-size eyeliner brush. Swatches at the end of the post.
The 20s are a time of transition – particularly for your wardrobe. These are the years of milestones–when you get your first job, or maybe go to grad school. Transitioning from a college wardrobe to one that is more versatile, professional even, can be a lot of work. So to help you with that, I’ve put together a list of the 20 essentials you’ll need in your wardrobe to help you fashionably get through your 20s.
Hi all! It’s getting colder and colder as we get into the Fall season here in Boston. That means soon everyone will be bundled and swathed in puffy coats, scarves, and sweaters. Cold weather dressing can be a bit…boring (colorful xmas sweaters aside) to put it bluntly. Instead of sacrificing fashion for warmth, however, cold weather season is the perfect time to break out some serious jewelry. Today’s post covers some ways and places to score great jewelry at even better prices.
Let’s talk about one of the beauty world’s best kept secrets.
There are some incredible deals to be gotten at Costco. I’m not talking about the actual warehouses, but Costco.com. I’ve seen some high end brands at amazing prices. Guerlain Rouge G lipsticks, Chanel moisturizers, Becca highlighters, Bobbi Brown lipsticks, Smashbox contouring palettes. They switch out inventory periodically – and each time they manage to get great deals for their members.
The first time I tried yoga, I found it boring and pointless. Fast forward to 2016, I’ve been practicing regularly for almost two years. Like any other sport, yoga can be many things. Heated v. unheated, slow v. fast, power vs. restorative, there’s a yoga out there for everyone. It’s just a matter of finding which one works best for you.
My first Power Yoga class, I finally got the yoga craze. The heat is addictive, the intensity just right. Once you find the right flow for you, it’s time to invest in a quality yoga mat. Today I’m sharing with all of you my worst to best mats and the recipe for my DIY mat cleaner.
The one piece of advice you always hear as a petite woman buying clothes is: “Find a good tailor.” Now, I’m not one to knock a good tailor. A good tailor can be the difference between a good dress and an amazing one. A good tailor can totally revamp your wardrobe. Definitely find a good tailor.
Who wants to go to a tailor every time they buy a new piece of clothing? Not me, that’s for sure. As a petite gal, being able to find into a piece of clothing off-the-rack is somewhat rare, but still doable. Here is my comprehensive, ultimate guide of tried and true brands for petites.