3 Things: Holiday Blues

3 Things: Holiday Blues

Christmas is in a few weeks and I have a confession to make: I kind of hate the holidays. Hate is such a strong word...how about intensely dislike? They weren't particularly stellar growing up, my dad died earlier this year, the rest of my family is a dysfunctional clusterf*ck and if I could push a fast forward button and skip…
Owe or Owed? Square Cash has you covered

Owe or Owed? Square Cash has you covered

Has this ever happened to you? You're going shopping with friends and you know EXACTLY what you need. In an attempt to keep a budget, you bring just the cash for said item and, because you're smart, you even leave your credit card at home. You go to the store, you buy what you came for...then you see something else…
This IT Cosmetics trio says Bye Bye to flaws, Hello to beautiful skin

This IT Cosmetics trio says Bye Bye to flaws, Hello to beautiful skin

On a recent overnight trip, my sister watched in disbelief as I embarked on my skin-prep routine; I was pulling product after product out of my bag (picture Mary Poppins’ magical carpet bag, only for serums and toners and potions). There’s no shame in my game, though, because skin care is important. And after trying IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup,…
Salt & Straw – ice cream for ice cream lovers

Salt & Straw – ice cream for ice cream lovers

Salt & Straw first came on to my radar 5 years ago and I still remember the discovery like it was yesterday. It was when I heard that the Portland-based ice cream company had released a Thanksgiving themed collection, and my lil' ice cream loving self went wild. Imagine, your Thanksgiving table in ice cream form. Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie...even…
Shopbop Sale: Buy More, Save More!

Shopbop Sale: Buy More, Save More!

Why wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to score some deals? The Shopbop Sale started yesterday and lasts for SEVEN DAYS. And to help you out even more, I've got gift suggestions for your whole crew! For your guy Ray Ban Orginal Wayfayer Sunglasses ($150) – You can’t go wrong with a classic. These frames have been around since…
Two IT Cosmetics Products You NEED in your Makeup Bag…

Two IT Cosmetics Products You NEED in your Makeup Bag…

We heart this has been having a love affair with IT Cosmetics. I've been having a love affair with IT Cosmetics. You need to be having a love affair with IT Cosmetics. (And now that they're sold at Sephora, this affair is a lot easier for ALL of us.) I was just talking about this brand with a friend the…
The Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales You Need To Know…

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales You Need To Know…

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 11.14.16 Question of the Week: When it comes to Black Friday/Cyber Monday, which brand’s sales are you looking forward to the most? Answer: I think the department stores are where it's at for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Because you can get HUGE deals for EVERYONE on your list. And,…
3 Things: Thanksgiving Edition

3 Things: Thanksgiving Edition

Well, the holiday season is upon us and next week is Thanksgiving! It's a time for family and a level of gluttony that is kind of alarming. The hubby and I live 10 hours from our nearest family, so we usually travel for Thanksgiving. Last year we spent it in Iceland, which was all kinds of magical. Freezing cold, but…
The Ever So Grateful Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe

The Ever So Grateful Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe

Are you as excited for all of the Thanksgiving food as we are? Bring on the turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes! (Sure, and a vegetable…if we have to.) Thanksgiving is full of so much delicious butter-laden food, and that food deserves to be washed down with something equally delightful. Yes, wine is a safe go-to, but how about impressing…
Stef discovers Blue Medi Spa (and never looks back)

Stef discovers Blue Medi Spa (and never looks back)

2016 was the year I delved into injectables. And not only am I ok with that, I'm ok with sharing it with all of you! My first experience was with a doctor at a VERY fancy Beverly Hills location (which I was lucky enough to have comped.) But since I had a feeling this would be something I would continue…