~ On My Radar: Clutches ~

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I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect clutch purse for New Years Eve.  Since I’ve basically decided that I’m going to do a Little Black Dress…I want my accessories to stand out!  At the same time, I want to get more use out of the bag than just one night.  So while I want something unique…I don’t want anything too out there.  

I’ve been finding myself drawn to red and gold for some reason…and if there is sparkle – I’m even happier!  

Take a look below and let me know your thoughts!

xoxo – T

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~ Night Night – The Ultimate Hand Repair Kit ~

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Recently, I had a reader ask about hand creams.  Since I just did a post about foot creams – hand cream was definitely on my radar as well.  So I began going through my collection – as well as expanding it through some shopping – and I discovered the ultimate in pampering!

Julep was offering the Night Night Overnight Repair for Hands kit for $9.99!  Not sure if it was part of the Secret Store or the Black Friday sale…I just know it was an amazing deal!

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The kit includes the following:

Luxe Repair Skin Serum ~ A rejuvenating skin serum that delivers deep hydration and essential nutrients to help rebuild skin structure from the inside out...

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~ Currently Craving: Holiday Hair Accessories ~

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With the holidays in full swing – I feel like I’m constantly going to an event or party.  In order to keep my hair from looking too boring and “ordinary day” – I’m all about holiday hair accessories.  They are a great way to add sparkle to your basic hair style.  This is especially helpful if you have to go out straight from work.  Add a sparkly headband or crystal hair comb – and instantly you’ve turned your regular hair style into holiday appropriate!  Even some unique bobby pins can create a whole new look!  

See below for some holiday hair accessories I’ve found!  And let me know how you’re styling your hair for the holiday season!!

xoxo – T

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~ Gift Guides: Beauty for the Boys ~

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Whether you’re shopping for your dad, brother or boyfriend – don’t forget the beauty products!  Yes – I said beauty for the boys!  At first I was skeptical too…but over the years I’ve noticed that guys want to look good…they just need a little direction!  I’ve also noticed that when I’m dating someone, I seem to go through my products much quicker…since the boyfriend will steal your beauty products!  It’s funny to see the guy who was washing his face with whatever bar soap was in the shower, suddenly be really into the pumpkin face wash you have!

Below are some gift options that will keep the guy in your life looking good, while keeping him away from your stuff!  Definitely a win-win for you both!

The Art of Shaving Modern Dual Stand ~ Keep his razor free from water when it’s not ...

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~ Review: Julep Maven Box for December ~

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It’s the Countdown Collection – gearing up for the New Year!  Julep had a variety of crèmes, shimmers and glitter polishes to choose from – all guaranteed to give you perfect party nails!  They also introduced their Orbital Eyeshadow – 6 shades, each a mix of metallic shimmer, pearly iridescence, and intense color that blends like a powder and pays off like a crème.

I went with my Classic With A Twist box, and chose Airglow for the shadow color.  These eye shadows were definitely something I wanted to test out, and I loved that you were able to choose which of the 6 shades to put in your Maven box.  


Airglow is a champagne color with rose gold pearlescence...

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~ Makeup Monday: Anti-Fatigue BB Cream ~

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So in my Forgotten Favorites post from Friday – I mentioned that I had discovered an all new L’Oreal BB Cream.  This one is labeled Anti-Fatigue – and as someone who suffers from insomnia – more often than not, you can tell I didn’t get a good night’s sleep!  

I jump around a bit when it comes to my makeup – sometimes it’s just tinted sunscreen, sometimes it’s mineral powder and sometimes it’s a heavy duty foundation when I’m having a really bad skin day!  However lately I’ve been able to get by with just a BB Cream…and I love it!

Just like the original formula – this is a 4 in 1 product -  

  1. Revives Tired Complexion
  2. Evens Skin Tone
  3. Hydrates 
  4. Perfects

anti fatigue

There is only one shade – and I was surprised at how well it matched my skin tone...

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~ Skincare Sunday: Complexion Confections ~

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Staying in the theme of the holidays…this Skincare Sunday we’re talking about Benefit’s Complexion Confections gift set!  Part of the Holiday Sweet Shoppe, this limited edition kit has some of Benefit’s bestsellers when it comes to skincare!   These four items will give you beautiful glowing skin!  An $81 value – you can get it for only $48!  Two of the items are FULL SIZE and the other two are deluxe sample size!  

When shopping online you also always get 2 free samples with every order – plus FREE shipping when you spend $50 (US customers only).




Triple Performing Facial Emulsion (1.7 oz) ~

Sheer Oil-Free Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Facial Sunscreen Lotion ~ The perfect daytime moisturizer with SPF!  ($32 for 1.7 oz)

It’s Potent! Eye Cream...

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~ On My Radar: Holiday Scents from Philosophy ~

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We are entering my favorite time of the year!   In addition to the yummy flavors coming in the Starbucks Red Cups – we have the holiday scents that allow you to smell like those delicious treats!  My personal favorites are gingerbread and christmas cookie!  

I love how Philosophy has such great scents for the holiday season!  Shower gels, body lotion and bubble bath make great gifts too!  I find most people aren’t buying the these scented lotions for themselves – so they are a great gift option.  I like to stock up on them so I always have a small gift on hand if needed.  And if for some reason you don’t give them all away – then you can use them for yourself!

xoxo – T

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~ Forgotten Favorites: L’Oreal BB Cream ~

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A few years ago I asked my friend Samantha what makeup she was using on her face.  She always had perfect skin.  I was expecting to hear about some sort of expensive foundation – but she shocked me by saying she was just using a BB Cream.  For some reason I didn’t ask her which one (we may have had a few cocktails at this point) – but I just trekked over to Target the next day to find me a BB Cream.

I ended up with L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream.  At the time it came in 3 shades (Light, Medium and Deep).  It’s now offered in Fair as well.  I picked up Medium and went on my way. This 4 in 1 product hydrates, corrects, evens and perfects. It instantly transforms to your perfect shade for a flawless, bare skin finish...

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~ Currently Craving: Ear Cuffs ~

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I talked about how I was all about mix and match stud earrings awhile back.  And if you follow me on Instagram, then you know that my mom and I went and got cartilage piercings a few weeks back.  Adding to my new favorite look – Ear Cuffs!  

They are a great way to add some flair to your ears – without getting another piercing!  And even if you do keep adding holes to your ears – they still look great!

I’ve found a variety of styles (and prices) as I’ve been looking at expanding my collection.  BaubleBar has great affordable options – and I got my first one at Forever 21 because I wanted to see if I would actually like wearing it!  Obviously the answer was yes!  I’m now looking at some more expensive options as a way to have a really nice piece of jewelry!

See below for some options...

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