~ Julep Maven Box: September Preview ~

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It’s fall (well, almost).  At least over at Julep they are bringing out the fall nail colors!  And I for one am ready!  The September collection is known as Kisses, London!  The collection was dreamed up to blend in with the storied streets, regal architecture, and style-forward people of one of the world’s most-loved cities – London!  It’s filled with blues and purples, some deep crèmes and a few shimmers – plus Julep’s own signature shade – a purple pink that will be included in every Maven Box this month!

In the beauty department, Julep is releasing 7 new shades in the Light On Your Lips lipsticks!  Primp is one of my favorite shades (and I love the formula) – so I’m really looking forward to checking out the new fall colors.

Now – let’s check out the specialty Maven Boxes…ther...

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~ Currently Craving: Red Nails ~

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As we slowly move into fall (at least here in Arizona), I’m trying to find a balance between my bright pink polishes from summer – and the jewel tones for fall.  Right now – I’m stuck on red polish, since it gives me a bright, fun and happy vibe like summer.  But has the sophistication of fall.  See below for some options!

What’s your favorite way to transition nails from summer to fall?

xoxo – T

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~ Drybar: Detox ~

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I’m a huge fan of dry shampoo – since it can help extend your hair style and makes rushed mornings much easier.  I’ve tried a lot of different brands, but I have to say I’m in love with the version from Drybar (and I’m not just saying that because I work for them).  Detox is designed to absorb oil and impurities, so your hair feels fresh and clean when you can’t shampoo.  It deodorizes hair (so it smells yummy), while also adding lift and body to roots when your style is looking a little flat.

So how does it work?  Micro-fine rice powders absorb excess oils and odors while providing grip and lift. They adhere to the hair and increase space between strands, adding volume.  Golden Root Extract increases moisture to prevent dryness and breakage...

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~ On My Radar: Henri Bendel ~

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During my first trip to New York City (almost 20 years ago) – I missed out on visiting the Henri Bendel store.  I was travelling with my boyfriend and his parents for a weekend trip right before Christmas.  His mom and I spent several hours each day checking out the stores and were saving Henri Bendel for last.  However on our last day, my boyfriend surprised me with another NYC tradition – a horse drawn carriage ride in Central Park.  His mother went without me to the store, but luckily she brought me back a present.  And while I loved the shirt she picked, I remember that brown and white striped bag more!

So when I received my July PopSugar Must Have Box and it included a cosmetic case from the company – it brought back happy memories.

Henri Bendel is an upscale women’s specialty s...

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~ Currently Craving: Black Boots ~

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I’m going to be honest – it will be months before I can wear boots here in Arizona, but that’s not stopping me from dreaming about them!  I’m completely ready for fall – and boots are a huge part of that!  My current black riding boots are several years old (and have been through the ringer) – so I will definitely need some new ones this year!  I’ve started my search early – and can’t help but fall in love with the different styles I’m seeing.  While the original plan was riding boots – I love a bootie too!!

Decisions, decisions!!  At least I have time to choose!

xoxo – T

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~On My Radar: The Honest Company ~

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When I tell people about The Honest Company, most usually respond with “Isn’t that the online diaper and baby product store from Jessica Alba?”

And yes – The Honest Company was started by Alba as a way to get safe, eco-friendly, beautiful, convenient, and affordable products into the hands of everyone!  And while you can get diapers – The Honest Company is so much more!

As a single, childless woman – you wouldn’t think I would be all about the website – but I am!  The line of household products is amazing, and the ability to bundle items each month is a great way to save money!  I’ve also been impressed with the way they have branched into beauty and skin.

The bundles are a great way to get your essentials every month – you save up to 40% versus ordering the items individually!  You ca...

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~ Currently Craving: Black Tops ~

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As I’ve been getting dressed for work these past few weeks, I’ve noticed a severe lacking of black tops in my closet!  It seems like I only buy white tees and tanks!  I’m not sure if I was afraid of looking too goth – but I only have 1 black t-shirt!  

So I’ve decided to do something about that – and I’m on the hunt for some super cute black tops!  I’ve compiled some of my favorites below!  Take a look and let me know where your favorite place to shop for basics is!

xoxo – T

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~ Makeup Monday: Humble Brag Cheeky Lip Pencil ~

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I was familiar with LAQA & Co. and their big fat lip crayons before I received this in my Birchbox for August.  But I was unaware that they were now making a version for lips and cheeks!  It’s no secret that I love a multi-tasking beauty product – and this one is perfect!

These soft, matte crayons make applying your makeup super easy!  Just swipe on lips  and you have instant color!  For cheeks just dab on where you want it – and then blend with your fingers or a makeup brush!

I loved how creamy the formula was – it was really easy to work with.  And even though it is a matte  – it did not dry out my lips!

Humble Brag is a fun blush pink – I loved that it gave more color than my normal nude lip sticks – but wasn’t as bright as some of the fuchsia’s I’ve been wearing this summer...

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~ Skincare Sunday: Luxe Repair Skin Serum ~

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I received this as part of Julep’s Night Night Overnight Repair Kit for Hands awhile ago.  I even bought my mom one too.  While I quickly used up the hand cream – I found myself forgetting about the serum.  Two steps for hydrating my hands became one step too many!  So when I was cleaning out my bathroom cabinets the other day – I came across the Luxe Repair Skin Serum.

Designed to be a daily treatment moisturizer for hands, face and body – I thought I would give it a go as a night time facial moisturizer.  I’ve always been a fan of oil based serums and moisturizers (EstheCeuticals Skin Seal Ceramide Serum is a favorite).  I’ve got to say – I’m super impressed with this Julep product too!

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Julep is all about Power Cell Complex™, their exclusive blend of age-defying, skin-boosting, ...

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~ On My Radar: Supergoop! ~

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I’ve been getting products from Supergoop! in my subscription boxes for months now.  Most I’ve tested out – but there are a few that have managed to slip to the bottom of my skincare sample pile.  When I received the full size Supergoop! Mattifying Spray in July – it reminded me to check out the rest of the line.

So I did some research – and discovered that Supergoop! is super broad spectrum sun defense skincare!  And that it was started by Holly Thaggard after her close friend was diagnosed with melanoma.  Here’s what she had to say about the line – 

“Supergoop! super broad spectrum sunscreens help protect skin from UVA rays, in addition to providing the SPF necessary to prevent damage caused by UVB sunburn rays but we don’t stop there...

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