Wednesday, August 31, 2011

products I love

products I love

1. eos - Lip Balm (Summer Fruit) - I bought this yesterday and I am already in love. I am not sure what attracted me more - the packaging or the fact that the flavor was "summer fruit".
2. Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash - I use this in the morning and it is a gentle way to scrub your face and start the day fresh.
3. Philosophy Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser - This stuff gets rid of all makeup and gunk. So far one of the best face washes I have ever bought - worth the money.
4. Dr. Bronner Organic Peppermint Castile Liquid Soap - Surprisingly this stuff not only gets you clean but it leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. The peppermint is great in the summer or after a workout because it cools you off. The lavender is also lovely and I plan on buying that kind next.
5. Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisture Lotion - I saw a review for this on another blog and since I am a women's lacrosse official, I am out in the sun a lot so I figured this would be a great lotion to try. It doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or slick - so far so good.
6. Essie Turquoise and Caicos Nail Polish - I also bought this yesterday (I heart Ulta) and I haven't used it yet but I love the color.
7. Covergirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm Hibiscus - This is the perfect amount of color for those girls with pale skin (like me). Plus it feels more like a balm than a lipstick, so it isn't heavy.

8. Dickinson's Witch Hazel - I normally don't use toner but this stuff makes my face feel really clean without drying my face out. I use it in the morning after I use the Philosophy exfoliating cleanser. Bonus - witch hazel is great to use to clean out a cut or scrape (so you may already have this in your medicine cabinet).

What beauty product(s) are you currently loving?

work it wednesday

Jill over at good life for less started this this thing called "work it wednesday" where she takes an article of clothing and styles it 3 different ways. It is great because it gets the wardrobe juices flowing and helps me to be more creative in the way I put outfits together. Other bloggers also join in on the fun. Check out her latest work it wednesday post. I am loving the colored flats idea...a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit.

I have also included a button link for work it wednesday on my sidebar so you never have to miss a work it wednesday post!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Adele performance at the 2011 VMAs

Just incase you missed it...

...she has the voice of an angel.

Follow up: Apparently the video has been deleted (boo), but hopefully you can catch her performance when the VMAs are on rerun.

fall and my current shoe obsession

For the love of fall...

Something about the crispness in the air this morning had me thinking of fall and of course my fall wardrobe. I fell in love with these Anthropologie peep-toe heels the minute I saw them online. There is something about the color and style of these shoes that make them a wardrobe staple that can be carried from summer to fall. For a fall outfit I paired these shoes with dark skinny jeans rolled up slightly at the bottom, a peach colored blouse and a navy blazer. I topped off the look with a colorful belt, a statement ring, and a floral scarf.

Anthro shoes - summer

Since where I live it is still mostly hot out (with an exception of this morning) I wanted to find a way to wear these shoes with a more summery outfit. I paired them with a floral dress, mulberry colored clutch, a cream colored scarf (I am also loving fashion scarves right now) tortoise shell sunglasses and a fun bracelet.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Follow me!!

A look for fall I am loving right now...

Old Navy Striped Sweater #2

Something about stripes...I don't know what it is but I am loving everything stripes right now. This sweater from Old Navy is perfect for those chilly summer nights and it will take you right through fall. I love it paired with a bold {red} skirt and brogues. Top it off with a bright colored bag and simple jewelry...and you have the perfect collegiate outfit.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

it's been a while...

I will admit it - I am a really bad blogger. I started this blog after reading lots of other blogs (see my links list - those are some of my faves and I will be adding more soon) and I totally forgot about the blog I was trying to start myself. Sorry about that. I will try harder next time, I promise. : ) update...

1. If you haven't read The Art of Racing in the Rain, you must, especially if you are a dog lover like myself. Warning - you will cry. Keep tissues near.

2. The weather has finally started to cool off! By cool off I mean no more triple digit temps and high humidity (fingers crossed that it stays this way for a while). The nights are even getting into the 60s! This means I can run in the mornings and not feel like I am running through a swimming pool. Winning.

3. I signed up to (re)take a part of my professional licensing exam. Studying should stop once you are out of college, but alas, 2011 has been the year of studying for me. My exam is next month - keep your fingers crossed this is the last time I will have to take this test!

4. I had an awesome beach weekend last weekend at Carolina Beach with some friends and we discovered this awesome bar called the Fat Pelican. If you are in Carolina Beach, you should check it out.

5. I joined Pinterest and I must say I am not sure why I didn't join sooner. I have been a pinning fool. I <3 Pinterest!

6. I have been reading a lot of fashion/style blogs lately and as a result I have decided to not only make more of an effort to dress better but to be more daring and take more chances with my wardrobe. Why not? I will try and post some photos of my outfits (successful or not) to document my fashion journey.

Well, I will end if there as to not overwhelm you with all of my life updates.

Until next time... : )