Easy DIY Jewelry: Knotted Rope Bracelet

Easy DIY Jewelry: Knotted Rope Bracelet

Contrary to what you may think, making your own accessories doesn't have to be rocket science. This is especially true for making jewelry; you only need basic crafting skills to get going. It all comes down to knowing where to start. This easy DIY jewelry knotted rope bracelet is the perfect example. In just four steps, you can transform ordinary…
Why did I wait so long to buy the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette?

Why did I wait so long to buy the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette?

Those questions and more in The Lipstick League, week of 2.1.16 Question of the Week: Quick! Name the last palette you purchased. (Also: how’s it working for you?) Answer: I FINALLY caved and bought the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette ($62), along with the other gorgeous items shown above. Why did I wait so long to buy this? It's beautiful, like…
3 Things:  Super Bowl 50

3 Things: Super Bowl 50

After weeks of not watching football (I live in Patriots country and I'm a Steelers girl--we only get one or two Steelers games a season up here.), it's time for the Super Bowl! I have to admit--I'm not a big sports fan and pretty much watch the Super Bowl for the at-home tailgating and the halftime show. This Sunday, I'll…
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and Studded Kiss Lipstick swatches and review

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and Studded Kiss Lipstick swatches and review

Kat Von D is no wallflower. From her tattoos, to her makeup, to her hair and clothing, Kat has a truly distinctive and BOLD style, and a personality to match. And while her line of beauty products, which are exclusive to Sephora, definitely reflect that, there’s something for nearly everyone in her collection. And I literally mean nearly everyone--even my…
Sabon Love Beyond Words Valentine’s Gift Collection

Sabon Love Beyond Words Valentine’s Gift Collection

Sabon’s Valentine to You BREAKING DEAL ALERT: 20% off all Sabon Gift Sets with code: LOVE I’ve got a backlog of rarely and never-used perfumes clogging up my bathroom shelves. Gifts received, even liked, but just not used. Perfumes are a tricky thing. Bath products on the other hand, fly off my walls. I can’t get enough. I use every…
Movie Love: Romantic Films That Aren’t Cookie Cutter

Movie Love: Romantic Films That Aren’t Cookie Cutter

Traditional rom-coms just don’t do it for me, even in the month of l'amour. Cookie cutter scripts and treacly meet-cutes? Not today, Satan. Luckily, there are a whole host of smart, bittersweet, irreverent love stories that chart their own path. Some of my favorite offbeat romance flicks include... The May-December romance: Harold and Maude If you haven’t seen this cult…
Moisturizers for Oily Skin masquerading as Dry Skin

Moisturizers for Oily Skin masquerading as Dry Skin

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 1.25.16 Question of the Week: If you live in area that is currently experiencing cold weather, what are some of your favorite products to help keep your skin soft and moisturized in the face of low temperatures? Answer: I'd describe myself as normal to oily for the majority of the year.…
3 Things:  Winter Beauty

3 Things: Winter Beauty

I have a completely different beauty/skincare routine in the winter than I do the rest of the year. I live in New England and our winters are BRUTAL. With the heat blasting and the wood stove constantly burning, my oily skin can become painfully dry. I'm considering creating a Scrooge McDuck-ian vault in my basement and filling it with body…
Clean Reserve Perfume Review: Amber Saffron, Skin and Sueded Oud

Clean Reserve Perfume Review: Amber Saffron, Skin and Sueded Oud

Bergamot, saffron, incense oil and night blooming jasmine—delightfully witchy ingredients for casting a love spell, or eau de parfums from Clean’s new collection, Clean Reserve? Actually, it’s all of the above, because Amber Saffron, Sueded Oud and Skin are pure olfactory magic. The Clean company arrived on the scene in 2003, and you’re probably familiar with one of their signature…