~ Currently Craving: Summer Scarves ~

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One of my favorite things about winter is getting to wear scarves!  I love how they can dress up a plain black coat, add color to a simple long sleeve white t-shirt – and of course how they keep me warm!

Lately I’ve been finding myself drawn to summer scarves – you know, the gauzey light-weight ones.  Even though it’s well over 100 degrees everyday here in Arizona – they are the perfect accessory.

I always seem to find myself freezing in restaurants and at the office due to the air conditioning being at arctic temperatures!  Having a summer scarf with me is a great way to keep warm when this happens – and to punch up a simple outfit.  I love bright colored ones with a jeans and a white tee.  I’ve also been looking for fun black & white prints to pair with my normal work clothes!

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~ WTF Wednesday: Botox to Extend a Blowout ~

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WTF Wednesday

I’m one of those girls who doesn’t wash her hair everyday.  I usually go 3 days (and day 3 is always some sort of updo).  Lately though I’m more like every other day, and this is for two reasons.  First, I work at Drybar – and it really doesn’t look good if the first person they see when they walk in the door is rocking a greasy updo.  And second, I’ve been working out more – so I’m finding that the sweat is making it harder to extend a blowout!

So I was so excited to hear about a new trend – Botox injections to the scalp to decrease sweating!  While most people think of Botox to eliminate wrinkles it is FDA-approved for use as a treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).  It has primarily been used on the underarms, palms and feet...

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~ Makeup Monday: Stila Beso ~

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I think I may have finally found the perfect red lipstick.  After searching for the past few years I finally discovered the absolute most perfect red!  It’s all thanks to Birchbox and the choice of Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in this month’s box!  I also have to give props to Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific, since she wears this shade quite often!  So – with that knowledge – I went ahead and grabbed Stila’s Beso as my lipstick shade in my Birchbox for July.  And I am so glad I did!

Described as a “true red” by Stila – it looked great with my skintone...

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~ Currently Craving: Flat Sandals ~

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Since I’m on my feet a lot at work – I’ve discovered that flat shoes are a must on the long days!  I also discovered that my closet is seriously lacking in the cute, flat sandal department!  Luckily there is no shortage of fun and fashionable styles of flat sandals right now!  Even better – while we have to wear certain colors in our clothing at work – we can mix it up in the shoe department!  So no color is off limits!  Though I still found myself drawn to black – oh well!  I guess they will match all the black sundresses I’ve been craving too!

I did some research and came up with so many options – I cannot wait to go shopping!  And a plus for living in Arizona – I’ll be able to wear them for months to come!!

xoxo – T

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~ Ipsy Glam Bag Review for July ~

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I am completely in love with my Ipsy Glam Bag this month!!  It’s probably my favorite ever!!  I’ll be going into more details on certain products in upcoming posts – but I wanted to share with all of you the fun products I received this month!  The theme was Summer Lovin’ – and all the products are perfect for the long, hot days of summer!  Plus the bag was adorable!!  

For those of you who don’t know about Ipsy – it’s a community of beauty junkies, where each month we receive a Glam Bag, which has 5 beauty products all in a super cute cosmetic bag for just $10! The products you receive are specially selected based on your initial quiz, plus any reviews you may have made on the site!

Now – let’s take a look at what I received!

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Jersey Shore Cosmetics Mongongo Vanilla Coconut Cre...

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~ Julep Maven Box: August Preview ~

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The Maven window officially opened yesterday – and if you read my post you know that the new beauty product is the Skip the Brush Blush Sticks!  Today we’re going to review the curated Maven boxes and the new nail colors!  The theme this month is Muse Montreal – basically Maven went to Montreal and came back with an inspired polish palette of urban brights, uptown neutrals, and a shimmering dash of je ne sais quoi.  I’ll be honest…I’m not really loving any of the nail colors for August.  I know we are still in summer – but the brights and shimmers just aren’t doing it for me!  I’m ready for fall nails – jewel tones and creme polishes!  

In addition to the new blush sticks, there are 3 new shades of the Feels Like Velvet Eye Shadow Duos and a new color in the Gel Eye Gliders (now ren...

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~ Makeup Monday: Skip the Brush ~

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Julep just announced their newest beauty product – Skip the Brush!  This creme to powder blush stick comes in 4 shades and can will give you luminous, dewy cheeks!  However it is versatile enough to be used on eyes and lips too!   This soft-focus powder has ultrafine color pearls that go on creamy then set to a long-lasting powder finish.  

It looks like two of the shades will work as bronzers (Desert Rose and Moonlit Sand); while the other two are more typical blush colors (Peony Pink and Golden Guava).  I also think they will work well together to create a contoured look!

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According to Julep this one stick wonder is easy to apply, easy to blend (no brush needed!), easy to keep in your clutch for on-the-go beauty touch-ups...

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~ Skincare Sunday: Supergoop! Setting Spray ~

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Skincare Sunday

Just last week I was telling you how I was using my Glossier Soothing Face Mist as a makeup setting spray!  And then the next day I received Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 in my PopSugar Must Have Box!  Since this one is designed to set your makeup, I was anxious to test it out!

Marketed as a 3 in 1 setting spray – it’s designed to set your morning makeup, deliver SPF 50 protection, and control oil and shine – leaving you with a flawless matte finish to your skin.

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Now while it has SPF 50 – it’s never going to be your primary source of sunscreen on a daily basis.  There’s just no way that a few sprays after applying your makeup will give you the proper coverage...

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~ On My Radar: Cupcakes & Cashmere Collection ~

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Even though there is still so much summer ahead for us here in Arizona – I’m already looking at fall clothes!  I know, I know – it will be months before I can wear anything – but I just can’t help myself!  I’ve been following Cupcakes & Cashmere (Emily Schuman’s style blog) for awhile now, and I was delighted to learn that she has launched a fashion line.  Found exclusively at Nordstrom and ShopBop – it’s a collection of elevated basics that can be mixed and matched (together and with what you have in your closet already).

According to Emily the inspiration behind the Fall 2015 line is centered around three thematic locations:

  • Los Angeles ~ Edgy & Urban
  • San Francisco ~ Preppy & Polished
  • Malibu ~ Relaxed & Trendy

The line has over 60 pieces and will roll out in 3 collection over the ...

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~ Currently Craving: Black Sundresses ~

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Since we’re in the middle of the summer here in Arizona – I’m trying to stay as cool as possible!  At the same time I need to look put together for work each day!  I keep finding myself reaching for simple, black sundresses in my closet!  I pair them with fun, flat sandals or wedges – add some jewelry (and grab my denim jacket for when I’m inevitably cold from the AC) – and I have a great look for work!  It also transitions to going out – I was right at home the other day at brunch before work!  

I’ve compiled some options for the perfectly casual LBD!  Check them out below!

xoxo – T

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