3 Things: Be My Valentine!

3 Things: Be My Valentine!

(Our Valentine's Gift to you? The creepiest vintage Valentine's we could find. You're welcome.) That's right, exclamation point, no namby pamby question marks here! Happy Valentine's Day, my lovelies. I hope that you all have plans or a ginormous heart-shaped box of chocolate disappointment to sustain you. I know some of you are thinking "Blah blah blah, overly commercialized made-up…
Latest Shopbop Obsession: Jump From Paper

Latest Shopbop Obsession: Jump From Paper

Flashing back to my art school days, I learned A LOT about trompe l'oeil. The art technique translates into "deceive the eye" and typically referred to two dimensional works that appear to be three dimensional. Optical illusions, if you will. Dali was a fan, but the style had been around for centuries before college kids were smoking pot and tripping…
Essie Retro Revival swatches and review

Essie Retro Revival swatches and review

It’s party time…a reunion with old friends you haven’t seen in quite awhile. You’ll be amazed at how good they look after all these years! It's Essie's 35th anniversary, an occasion we can all celebrate with Essie Retro Revival, the re-release of six of the most beloved and coveted shades in nail polish history. The bottles are classic Essie with…
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.…