Honey Lemon Skin Brightening Mask

As I get older, I have started noticing a dramatic change in my skin. What was once bright, smooth, and supple is now flat, laden with issues, and covered in sun spots. I am all about organic everything, so after a bit of searching, I found this ...more

3 DIY Shoe Makeovers

One shoe...three different ways of making it yours, and truly unique. All you need to start is a white canvas shoe. This one I found at Kmart, but there are many other places you can find a perfect shoe for this project. Have fun! ...more

5 Ways to Avoid Chub Rub

Last year, I ran my first half-marathon. This summer, I started training for my next one in November. What does summer running bring on? Chub rub. OW OW OW OW. Whether you're training for a fall race or just trying to avoid the bra/skirt/underwear ...more

How to Keep Your Wrap Dress From Showing Too Much

Wrap dresses are super flattering, especially for us curvy girls with boobs and hips. However, they also fly open like they’re advertising your goodies for sale. Here's how to fix it. ...more

6 Fabulous Body Scrubs You Can Make at Home

Exfoliating scrubs are one of the easiest beauty products to make at home and only take a few minutes to mix together. Most of these scrubs use coconut oil as a base, so if you don't have any you'll want to grab some from your grocery store. Once ...more

4 Hot Fall Nail Polish Trends to Wear Now

Why wait until the leaves change color before you change your nail polish shades? As seasons change, so does your makeup....more
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Emmy Fashion 2014: Best Red Carpet Dresses

TV stars walked the Emmy Awards red carpet in rainbow of dresses, but red and coral were the hot colors for 2014. ...more
Angela Basset and Claire Danes--classy amidst the cleavage, etc.more

Thrift Store Princess

Once inside the thrift store, I was in AWE. I wasn’t ready for the scent of mothballs hitting my nose, but my eyes had never seen so much beauty in one warehouse. This hideaway housed vintage pant suits, '80s-styled clutches, and a ton of sparkly jackets calling my name like a heavenly choir. ...more
Oh, my, yes! I love thrifting! I've gotten a whole new wardrobe for about $20 during the last 4 ...more

Labor Day Sales + My Picks

Hello and happy Saturday! It's Labor Day sale time and I'm sharing with y'all below some of my favorite items from a few stores having great sales....more

Scent Favourite: Benefit Bathina – “Just Confess, You’re Obsessed” Body Mist !

Hey Everyone! I confess, I’m obsessed. When I pop the cap open and smell Bathina, it takes me back to my Uni days ....more

out and about

Top and Sandals: Madewell; Shorts: JCrew; Hat: Urban Outfitters; Bag: Guess by Marciano; Sunnies: Oliver Peoples 'Banks' Can you believe it's labor day weekend? Seriously - this summer barely had a chance. One second we were up north celebrating my sister's graduation and now we're getting ready to say farewell to summer once and for all....more

Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Review (Revisited)

My original review for...more

A Week of Favorites: black|Up Matifying Fluid Foundation

It’s Saturday, meaning the 6th day of my Week of favorites: a run-through of my current favorite products! This post is about the liquid foundation I’ve been wearing recently. After I ran out of my beloved Hourglass foundation (this one), I wanted to try something completely new and different ....more

New Wet n Wild Smoke and Melrose eyeshadow palette (+ Urban Decay Naked 3 comparisons)

Purchased/Affiliate Links You might have already heard the buzz about this new Wet n Wild Smoke and Melrose eyeshadow palette- it’s generating quite a bit of hype around the ‘web as we speak. I snatched this up a couple of days ago at my local Walgreens for, get this, TWO BUCKS. Select Wet n Wild products are on sale this week for $2 (through tomorrow, 8/30), so if you have a Walgreens nearby, I might suggest going there NOW to see if you can also find this palette for a steal ....more

JORD Wood Watches Are Pieces Of Timeless Elegance

Press Sample By Sheila Arkee When it comes to my accessories – jewelry, earrings, watches – I make a point to look for pieces that are chic, timeless, and with an edge of sophistication. That’s exactly how I’d describe the Fieldcrest model black of JORD Wood Watches, which I recently had the opportunity to review. From the packaging to the actual product, this is such an elegant watch ....more

August 2014 RocksBox Photos & Review #RocksBoxSelfie

Press Sample/Referral Links For this month Rocksbox reverted back to pieces I’m likely not to wear together, but that I still have major love for. Especially that necklace. I mean, look at it… I can’t even deal right now with that gorgeous color! ...more