~ On My Radar: PuraVida ~

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I’ve talked about Pura Vida before on the blog – in fact I’m sure it was part of On My Radar last fall!  But I just can’t help myself!  I love their bracelets!  I love their concept!  And I love all the fun new items they recently launched!  With the weather warming up it’s the perfect summer accessory!  

Let’s start with the Beach Clutches.  These will surely become your new go-to summer bag!  There are four designs to choose from, They are all fully lined with 100% cotton and have a leather contrast zipper and leather Pura Vida patch!  Each clutch is 12″ x 9.5″ – so you can easily store what you need for a day at the beach!

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How cute are these designs?  I’m partial to Beach Please!  But there is also Good Vibes, Maui (palm tree print) and Fruit Punch (multi-colored pineapple...

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~ Review: Julep Maven Box for April ~

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When I shared the preview for April, I let you know how excited I was about the newest Julep beauty product – Don’t Leave Your Brows at Home!  I went with the Modern Beauty Box (for the second month in a row) just so I could get it and the other brow product – Lock Down Your Brows!

Apparently Julep was just as excited since they sent me 2 of them in my Modern Beauty Box this month!  Unfortunately they forgot the Lock Down Your Brows – but they caught the mistake right away and shipped out the missing item!  Both packages ended up arriving on the same day which was great!  What was even better – Julep sent me a Warm Brown and Cool Brown in Don’t Leave Your Brows at Home – which was perfect because I had trouble deciding which color to ultimately choose!  This now allowed me to test drive t...

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~ Currently Craving: Scallops ~

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I’ve always loved scallop detailing on clothes, shoes and handbags.  I bought these Jack Rogers boots last fall because of the scallop detail!  And I still use a Banana Republic tote from 3 years ago that has amazing scalloped edges!  

Lately I’ve found myself craving them even more!  Which works out well – since they are everywhere this spring!  I’m loving the bathing suits and cute shorts!  And there are so many shoes with scallops out there right now!  Take a look below to see some more items!  And let me know what you think of the scallop trend!

xoxo – T

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~ Benefit: Customized Makeup Kits ~

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I’m a big fan of Benefit (really big fan).  So I was really excited when I discovered that you could Create Your Own Customized Makeup Kit on their website!  Covering all bases (Complexion, Cheeks and Eyes) plus a FREE gift all for $79!  All your goodies arrive in the most adorable makeup bag too!  And like I said above – it’s totally custom – meaning that you get to choose what items you receive!  Really!   Here’s how it works!

First head over to Benefit’s website.  Click the get started button and you’ll be on your way!  You’ll choose 1 item from each category below!

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~ Living Proof: Night Cap ~

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I’ve been using Living Proof for awhile now.  Specifically the Perfect Hair Day protocol!  The few days a week that I wash my hair – it’s always with Perfect Hair Day Shampoo & Perfect Hair Day Conditioner, and then I style it with PhD 5 in 1 Styling Treatment!  So I was very excited to discover the newest member of the family – PhD Night Cap!

Night Cap is the ultimate beauty sleep for your hair. This easy-to-use solution gives you one week of shiny, vibrant, and more manageable hair overnight. Apply it before bed (to dry or damp hair), go to sleep, and wake up with:

  • Shiny hair for days courtesy of the weightless radiance refractors that outperform silicones and oils.
  • Long-lasting, vibrant color...
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~ Makeup Monday: Nordstrom New Neutrals ~

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It’s Makeup Monday, so let’s talk spring makeup!  Let’s talk the New Neutrals!  Nordstrom recently showed off some amazing new ways to wear neutral makeup this spring!  Strikingly subtle and anything but boring.  It will definitely have you rethinking how you wear neutrals!

I know I usually think of pastels slowly easing into brights when the weather warms up – but I have to say, I’m really loving the ideas they have thrown out there!  I’m loving the monochrome look for nails!  I’m usually all about the brights – but I’ve been embracing pale pinks and nudes already myself – looks like I’m right on trend!

Neutral shades get the shakeup this spring!  So let’s see what Nordstrom has to offer!

Eyes ~ Lilac & Warm Grey

Cheeks ~ A light touch of pink and peach warms them up f...

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~ Skincare Sunday: Exfoliation ~

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Exfoliation is a key process in skincare.  It eliminates dead skin cells from the surface of your body.  Most people exfoliate with a cleanser that has some sort of small, sand-like particles in it.  By gently rubbing those particles on your face and body – it helps scrape away dead skin cells and expose new ones.  Leaving your skin looking and feeling healthier!

Most skincare professionals recommend exfoliating twice a week.  However there are a few factors that could affect how often you should exfoliate!  If you have sensitive skin, twice a week might be too much and could cause some irritation...

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~ On My Radar: Denim Jackets ~

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If you follow along on my Instagram, then you probably know that the majority of my #OOTD pics showcase my denim jacket!  I have two actually – one in a lighter, more distressed wash – and one in a darker wash.  Both are from J Crew – and both I happened to steal out of my mother’s closet!

I’ve paying more attention lately to how much I wear my denim jackets – and I’m thinking it may be time to pick up a white version!  Perfect for summer!  It’s pretty much a given that my denim jacket is with me at all times!  Either in my purse (if it’s big enough) or in the car just in case I’m too chilly inside a restaurant!

See below for some denim jackets at a variety of price points!  And let me know if you’re addicted to denim like me!

xoxo – T

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~ Breakup Beauty: Do’s and Don’ts ~

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We’ve all been there.  Happily in love one day – broken up the next.   And for some reason after a breakup it always seems like the perfect time for a beauty over-haul!  Ladies – it’s not!  

I’m typically guilty of the “Breakup Bob” – it always seems like a great idea to chop off my locks – it’s independence!  It’s freeing!  Get rid of the man and get rid of the mane!!  A few weeks later…not so freeing when I can’t seem to style my hair!

Here are a few other tips to dealing with a break up ~

The combination of crying and lack of sleep will leave you with severe puffy eyes – so take a few minutes each day to use a soothing eye serum!  I recently received a sample of EstheCeuticals’ Eye Can’t Believe My Eyes – and let me tell you it has done wonders!  I’m anxiously awaiting for it to ...

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~ Currently Craving: PINK ~

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Pink is my absolute favorite color!  It’s girly and cute – but can also be sophisticated and sleek.  I was shocked when looking through my closet, I discovered that I did not own that much pink!  It seems like I gravitate to neutrals most.  So my new plan is to expand my wardrobe in the pink department!  Whether that is in shoes, shirts or dresses – hopefully I will pick up something pink this weekend!

Take a look at some items I’m currently craving!  While I have no place to wear the Carolina Herrera dress (or the money to purchase it) – isn’t it beautiful?

 xoxo – T

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