Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Beauties!

I hope that you all are enjoying good food, time with family & reflecting on all the things you have to be thankful for. I am thankful for all of you and will be taking a quick break from posting until Monday in an effort to make the most of the time with my family from out of town. See you all Monday!


St Tropez Tanning

I've always been a big fan of St. Tropez! The mousse is by far my favorite and until recently I used the original formula in the white bottle. Self tanning is definitely a learned technique of trial and error, but the St. Tropez formula makes it really easy. During Sephora's VIB Rouge sale I decided to try the Self Tan Express, because who wouldn't want to get tan quick!?

I am so impressed with the coloring and the quickness! I get a beautiful brown tan that (I think) looks authentic and wears well. The bottle states that in one hour you will achieve a light tan, two hours a medium tan and in three hours a dark tan. I find that it's best to self tan at night, sleep and then shower the next day {beware white sheet lovers}. The best way to apply any self tanner is with a mitt. You can spare your hands the ugly mess and the application will be smoother {just rinse out the mitt and hang to dry when you are done}.

Right now Sephora has a great deal on a St. Tropez Starter Kit! This kit is a great deal for the amount of product you will receive. A great stocking stuffer too.

I hope everyone is looking forward to Thanksgiving break {if you aren't already on it} and safe travels wherever you may go! Watch out for snow & stay warm.


New Favorite Lip Combo

I know I've shared a lot of lip combos and colors lately, but I've found so many that I love. I have to say that today's lip combo may be my favorite of all time. That's right ladies, I said ALL TIME. I found this magical pairing while testing lip glosses at ULTA. I already had on Tom Ford's Nude Vanille and when I layered Stila's Pink Sapphire the angels sang! 

Now, I need to preface that Tom Ford lipsticks are prices {really pricey}, but Nude Vanille is absolutely by favorite lipstick of all time {with MAC's Hue being a very close second and dupe}. The staying power is amazing and the consistency like butter. The only thing I found surprising is that there isn't a sweet scent like most high end lippies. Fortunately, I like it so much that I don't really notice it. 

The lip gloss is from Stila's Magnificent Metals collection and I've yet to hear another beauty guru talk about them. The colors are amazing and the shimmery properties gorgeous! This is the perfect lip for work, for play, date night, girls night, Thanksgiving - you name it. 

Have a fantastic Monday! It's almost Thanksgiving vacation time!



Happy Friday Ladies!

I couldn't help but post this picture I've seen make it's way throughout social media {I got this one off of BH Cosmetics Facebook page}. I think it's hysterical! Much like the photo of Barbie with and without makeup (if you haven't seen it you definitely need to!). 

It's been a long, cold, tiring week so I'm going to keep with post short and sweet. The best way to achieve a beautiful contour like Miss Mona Lisa is to use the NARS Ita brush. I purchased mine from Nordstrom {right now it is sold out, but I'm sure they will restock soon}. and have been super pleased. The most precise contouring brush I've ever used! Definitely worth all the hype and something every woman needs in their beauty arsenal.

Stay warm, drink your favorite hot beverage (maybe sip some wine), cuddle & have a fabulous weekend!


Sephora Favorites Super Stars {you need it!}
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil {.5 oz mini}
Urban Decay Sin {full size}
Chloe Perfume {full size}
X Formula Nail Polish Ignite {full size}
Benefit Porefessional & They're Real {sample sizes}
Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray {full size}
Smashbox BB Cream Light {full size}
NARS Orgasm {full size}
Sugar Rose Lip Treatment {sample size}
Stila Eyeliner {full size} & Anastasia Brow Wiz Dark Brown {full size}

I ordered the Sephora Favorites Super Stars during the VIB Rouge 20% off sale. I went back and forth as to whether it would be worth it to me, but it definitely is. Almost every product is full size - such a steal! I've been wanting to purchase the full size of Orgasm and the Anastasia Brow Wiz for quite some time and I recently fell in love with the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeline in Black (so now I have a back up). I also own the full size Chloe perfume and love that I can keep the rollerball in my purse for touch ups throughout the day.

If you're interested in any of the products or need backups you need to put this one on your wish list for Santa. You can't beat the price!

Have a lovely Thursday!


You'll have to excuse the robe, but it was a lazy Saturday & who wouldn't want to channel their inner Vicky's angel!
I don't have on fake lashes in this picture!

This past weekend two of my girl friends were in town and you know what that means...Girls Night!
We had an amazing time catching up, drinking wine & girl talking {so much girl talk}! 

The products I used for this look are below:

NYX HD Loose Powder (to set under eyes)
MAC Shaping Powder {Emphasize} (over top of the NYX powder)
MAC Paint Pot {Painterly} (eye shadow base)
Skimp (eyebrow)
Bust (crease)
Guilt (center & inner corner)
Oil Slick (outer corner)
Ardell Fake Lashes (I didn't have these on in the photos above)
Tom Ford {Nude Vanille} (fav of all time)

Stay warm & have a fantastic Wednesday! Half way to Friday ladies!


Top Emi Jay // Pants Kira Grace
Vest Lilly Pulitzer (old) // Jacket Lululemon (similar) // Shirt Alo Yoga // Pants Lululemon (old)
Top Alo Yoga (similar)
Pants Alo Yoga
Jacket Lululemon (similar)  // Pants Alo Yoga
Pants Karma (old)
Pants Alo Yoga 

Pants Karma
Jacket Lululemon (similar) // Pants Kira Grace
I've written several posts featuring Instagram pictures & outfits, but today I'm dedicating my Insta roundup to my Pure Barre attire. If you don't know, I'm a Pure Barre teacher and it's probably the most rewarding job I've ever had and my PB family is made up of loving & extraordinary women. 

  I don't know about you, but when I have on bright colors & cute work out pieces, I feel like I work out harder. Especially at Pure Barre where mirrors are an integral part of the work out {in an effort to constantly check your form}. Today, there are so many fabulous yoga & work out brands and so many patterns, colors and designs. My favorite brands, as you can see in the photos are Lululemon, Alo Yoga, Kira Grace and Karma. Many times you can find awesome deals at TJ Maxx too!

If you haven't tried a Pure Barre class you should check to see if there is a studio near you! Studios carry some of the cutest work out gear you'll find.

Have a fabulous Tuesday!


Print IKEA

Tray TJ Maxx // Vase TJ Maxx // Books Kate Spade // Bunny Nightlight (local store) 
Placement TJ Maxx // Mug C. Wonder 
Placemat Peggy's Gifts 

I'm excited to share another home post with you today!

I decided to share my dining room & some of my favorite accessories. My apartment is loft style, so my living room & dining room are one big room. I've found ways to differentiate the spaces and luckily had space for my beautiful dining room table. My parents passed the table & chairs down when they purchased something larger and I was happy to take it off their hands. I am not sure where it was originally purchased, but my mom painted the chairs yellow and reupholstered the seats in white. It has a very cottage like feel and it just makes me happy!

Because I don't use my dining room table all that much {I'm not ashamed to say I eat many meals on my living room couch}, I keep some of my favorite pieces on the table as well. Many of the items are from TJ Maxx. I find that they have a wonderful selection at a great price point! 

Of course, Miss Heidi also had to make an appearance. 

Have a lovely Monday!


Happy Friday!

I realized that I hadn't done an Instagram round up in quite a while and had quite a few pictures to share. Ive been loving the fall weather - the vests, distressed jeans, booties and big, comfy sweaters! Now I don't know about snow {which we are supposed to get this weekend}, but the cool weather is right up my alley. 

If you have any questions about where certain items are from please leave me a message below. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of peppermint mochas, chick flicks and snuggly sweaters!