Thursday, November 3, 2016

for the love of all things gold & pleated

Because who doesn't need a golden, pleated skirt? I've been on the hunt for months & finally caved on this deep golden, satiny one from Isn't it just delicious?! I love how it looks. I love it feels. I love how it moves. Suffice to say, for $44 this was a deal. Link to purchase the skirt I'm wearing above HERE!

And I've included links to some other golden/metallic pleated skirts I've got my eye on...

Happy Shopping! 



Tuesday, November 1, 2016


By far my most fun Halloween costume. And it was only $29.99. Because it was meant for a 10 what. Who cares.... 

After a boozy brunch, some friends convinced me I needed this costume at Marshalls. And that was one of the best boooozy decisions ever!

I wore comfy sweat pants underneath and appropriately ballet pink Tieks flats to match.

Cake anyone?

So, let's discuss my hair and makeup. Because A. I hardly ever do both. And B. I hardly ever do both because I don't really know what I'm doing.

But it looks good, right??


Below you'll find a "key" if you will, to exactly what all the products used are.

1- Exsens Paris Dry Glittering Body & Hair Glam Oil c/o 

2- Scunci Gold Hair Shimmer c/o

3- Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara c/o influenster

4- iBeauty gold makeup brushes from Marshalls

5- Revlon Liquid Eye Liner

6- Smashbox Brow Tech Eye Brow Shaping Powder in Taupe c/o Beautycon

7- NYX Cosmetics Setting Spray c/o Beautycon

8- YSL Touche Eclat Blur Glittering Primer

9- Marc Jacobs Spotlight Glow Stick Highlighter c/o influenster

10- Kat Von D. Lock-it Concealer Creme in Neutral + Brush #40 c/o influenster

11- Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation in Petal

12- NARS Lipstick color "Vanessa"

13- NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in "Coeur Sucre"

14- Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel c/o Beautycon

15- Colourpop Stole the Show Super Shock Cheek is a pearalized highlighter I use as eyeshadow...cuz I totally thought that's what it I said, don't usually know what I'm doing. I just go for it.

16- NARS Bronzer in "Laguna" 

17- NARS Blush in "Orgasm"

I love all the products I used above and stand by all of them. Definitely shoot me questions about how or why I use anything you saw. I'll be happy to give you my non-expert opinion!

And as always, thanks to my sponsors who send me the greatest products to try out:

Exsens Paris

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween weekend, dressing up and turning it up or dressing down and hiding out from the kiddies.

Happy November!



Saturday, October 29, 2016

They Design. You Customize.

Something new....

 I realized this piece c/o was versatile enough to be worn as a duster or a dress. It was sold as a dress.

from dress to duster....

So, what's the deal with First of all, what does the name eShakti even mean?? "Shakti in Sanskrit means 'power.' " And what eShakti aims to do is give you the power to customize ANY style you see on their website. 

" clothes as shown in the standard sizes from 0-36W - or you can have them customized to your specific size with your selection of neckline, sleeve and length. It is your choice and it is easy, fast and affordable."

It's a great concept. Have any of you heard of or tried out eShakti before? What do you think? I feel like all this dress was missing was pockets. But other than that, I like it. Looks lovely on & a versatile piece is always good in my book.



Monday, October 10, 2016

like a proper French girl...

About 2 weeks ago I received a most wonderful 45-minute facial from Sisley Paris. The service was completely complimentary and took place within the Bloomingdale's store located at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. This particular Bloomingdale's has special rooms specifically for spa services and I was more than happy to indulge.
Receiving a facial by Sisley was like being immersed in a zen tea room. This perfectly Parisian beauty brand is plant and flower-based and I'm absolutely obsessed. While Sisley Paris products are on the decadent side, it's one brand I can justify splurging on. And actually feeling good about it. Very good...and very French!

You can shop the Sisley products I purchased after my facial below. I've provided links to the 3 products I felt I had to have. The rose mask was a must-have. But the lipstick and lip treatment were necessities for me personally. I have the worst chapped lips around and Sisley's concoctions really have the magic touch I have been looking for. 


Friday, October 7, 2016


Few product lines have a scent as consistent and intoxicating as AVEDA. I started using their products and going to their salons when I was in college and far, far away from Chuy (he's been styling my hair since I was 14). I figured if I had to go to someone other than my dear Chuy, AVEDA was it. I don't trust many when it comes to my hair. 

And so I was thrilled to receive a generous box filled with AVEDA's Fall favorites. I've wasted no time re-familiarizing myself with their line. Right off the bat, their Shampure dry shampoo is a no-brainer. Especially since I only wash my hair once, twice a week. My hair literally smells like I just left their salon after a quick douse of powdered Shampure.

Obviously the NEW damage split-end cream is a must. I do all sorts of things to my hair for the sake of living life and having fun and I know I'm not alone...split-ends are something I think we can all use help with in between trims. 

AVEDA...keeping you stylish, zen & smelling like heaven.


1- Shampure Dry Shampoo $30 CLICK TO PURCHASE!

2 - Thickening Tonic $29 CLICK TO PURCHASE!

3 - Damage Remedy Split-End Repair $32 CLICK TO PURCHASE!

4 -  Air Control Hair Spray $9-$29 CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!


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