Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Summer Diary

Summer ain't over yet, but I just wanted to share some of the highlights so far!

 It's always such a treat to go to California.
Laguna Beach

Road Trip to Malibu Wines

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Makeup for My Most Recent Photo Shoot

I had the pleasure of working with my photographer friend Laura Vogels on a photo shoot.  I did my own hair, but for makeup, I scooted my butt on over to my neighborhood Sephora.  If you didn't already know, you can get a complimentary makeover with a $50 purchase.  Amanda, the makeup artist, did such a great job.  The photo below was not retouched, and you can see how fabulous she made my skin look.  I don't know if you consider this shine, but I thought the makeup held up really well in the heat.


Check out the goodies Amanda used!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Double Sided Earrings

Count on Emma Watson to lead us in earring trends!  She was rocking earring cuffs in a previous post here.  More recently, she has been wearing a style that I've been seeing on ladies everywhere:  double sided earrings (also called front + back earrings)!  

Dior’s Mise En Dior Tribal Earring ($410)

Sarah Jessica Parker was also photographed wearing a pair of stylish double sided earrings.

 She was wearing Vita Fede's Double Cubo silver earrings ($750).

SJP seems to be quite the fan of Vita Fede.  She also picked up a pair of the Double Cubo pearl earrings ($775).


Jessica Alba in Wendy Nichol earrings

Even Jennifer Lawrence got in on the double sided earring action at the Dior fashion show yesterday. (And yes, people totally gave her shit about her self tanner fail. But I don't care. I love her.)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Cuticle Tattoos


Nail art has been a huge trend for a while now.  And now the art has been extended to cuticles- with temporary stick-on tattoos!

Ciate has a popular cuticle tattoo kit at Sephora. It's so popular, in fact, that it's completely sold out online.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Outfit of the Day + Makeup

Here I am being a fake fashion blogger.  Because I don't know much about fashion, and I usually shop at TJ Maxx and Forever 21.  I just love cute things.

My outfit of the day consists of a shirt from Marshall's, Uniqlo shorts, Forever 21 necklace, red leather bag from some NYC street fair, and kelly & katie shoes (which weren't so great because the entire wedge of one came off today while walking!)  Impressive labels, I know.

I sent some photos to my mom.  She replied, "Andrew looks so cute!  You, your legs look very healthy and strong."  Nice, Mom.

For makeup, I basically went for GLOWING.  My eyeshadow came from Urban Decay's Naked palette.  I used Smog, Half Baked, and Sidecar for my lids.  Then I dusted Virgin as a highlighter under my brow bone. I also added a shimmery light pink NYX eyeshadow in the center of my lid because that's what YouTube makeup gurus say to do does something good.  Oh right. It gives a more wide-eyes illusion. I guess.  And I'm trying to use up that Lancome Artliner eye liner I dislike a lot.

I used Stila One Step Illuminate under my Tarte foundation to brighten my complexion.  The times I used the Illuminate alone or over my foundation, I looked really shiny and oily. Wearing my fave mascara:  Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Volumizing Mascara  Blush: Sisley Phyto Blush Eclat 3 Duo Mango  Lipstick: Clinique in Rose Envy Shimmer

Old San Juan: Day 1

We made it to Old San Juan! I've got a sweat-stache, but the weather is gorgeous. And the town is beautiful!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring (Really?!) in New York

Of course, one of the first places to get mobbed in the city when it warms up is Central Park!

Pic by Courtney

I got so excited about seeing the cherry blossoms in DC that I forgot how beautiful the trees in NY can be.

Pic by Courtney