Sunday, March 29, 2015

Get Your Glam Bag!

I can't take credit for this one- my sister got me started.  I don't pretend to be a big cosmetics girl.  After all, I do prefer buying clothes over a lipstick, but I feel compelled to share my thoughts on the monthly glam bag by Ipsy!

I'm sure you've seen several iterations of this idea:  pay a flat monthly fee, and you get a special package in the mail featuring new sample products from the cosmetic industry.  Birchbox is another one who sports this deal (for both men and women!).  You can find ones that are animal cruelty free, vegan, etc.  The options are pretty endless, and it's clear this idea has taken off!

So, I'll just share my Ipsy story- now that I'm two months into my glam bag and haven't been disappointed!  For $10 a month and free shipping, I get a personalized (I'll explain that in a moment) cosmetic bag (or as my friend A says it's her "satellite" for the "mothership") :)

The bags are honestly enough to keep me coming!
When you sign up, they take you through a short survey about your skin type/tone and preferences among cosmetics (I could care less about foundations, for example).  Once you select your preferred types of treats, then it's a surprise each month!  5 treasures that are selected with your preferences in mind that coordinate with your skin type/tone.

March Glam Bag!
Includes pur-lisse 4in 1 soy milk cleaner and makeup remover (personal fav)
Crown shadow/crease brush
LeeAnniEco 3 in 1 Revolution Light: toner serum and moisturizer in one
Pixi mineral duo eye shadow in Apricot Glow
NYX butter lipstick in Little Susie

I'm loving it! :)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Blushed with Pink

So they *say* it is officially spring (didn't it snow today in Boston? ugh)- but since there's an inevitable change, I'll keep my eye on the prize!  So many lovely spring like fashions to comment on, but for today- it's all about the blush.  I like to think I know a thing or two about blush, especially considering how easily we redheads blush when embarrassed! :)  You should be seeing blush pink everywhere- from cosmetics to accessories to our favorite fashion staples.  I love it so- a soft, gentle color and screams femininity (one of my resolutions for 2015).  So here's my favorite blush pinks from across the web:

The perfect base color eyeshadow
MAC in Vapour $16.00

If you don't own a Recover seamless tank, you aren't living:
Recover, in Ballerina pink $33.00

 This faux leather tote is ideal for travel!
Forever21 tote in pink $27.90
Precious pink moto jacket
Joe Fresh $49.00
Classic pullover w/ open side slits
BR Textured Cotton/Cashmere Pullover $62.99
I'm here to say, you will see blush pink find your perfect item and ring in spring!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pop of Popover

My blogging habit just has been pushed down the to do list these last couple months.  In case you missed it, between mid January and early March, Boston had over 100 inches of snow (and I think I literally shoveled every flippin' one!)  So, maybe I just feel like I am coming up for air. Spring is coming!

I've noticed a million trends lately that make for a great blog post, so I'll try my best to keep them comin' now!  So let's start with the popover trend.  Seen it?  The popover is an illusion of separates, but is actually a one piece.  The top literally "pops over" the bottom in a bit of a flare, and there's usually a fun split back.  What do you think?

The color is fabulous!
  Eliza J Crepe Popover $138

Striped Jacquard $138
Classic White (when will spring come??)
Jacquard Knit $148
Textured Knit $39.99
  Can you see yourself pulling this off? I think I may try it :)