Thursday, March 3, 2011
I have been really into tea lately, as well as (attempting) to be healthy. When I was in London a few weeks ago, my aunt introduced me to the yummiest lemon and ginger tea. Unfortunately, it was from Daylesford Organic, an amazing deli and market in Notting Hill. The best substitute I have found is yogi tea's lemon and ginger. I bought mine from Whole Foods, but you can get it at any grocery store. Its so delicious, and I find that it helps me drift off to sleep perrrrfffeeecctttly.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I am beyond obsessed with Theodora Richards at the moment (on the left, with sister Alexandra on the right). Rock royalty, she has amazing style. I think she is one of those people who were just born cool. I love her long, messy hair. I have been attempting to style mine in a similar manner, as follows: when about 70% dry, add Moroccan Oil to the ends, and Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme from mid to ends. I dry it was a large round brush, and while it's still warm, twist it in a knot without a hair grip. This prevents it creasing. Then before I leave I run the ends over with the straightner, and spritz lightly with Charles Worthington Rough&Tousled Salt Spray. Currently on the quest for hair powder to add volume and texture at the roots. Definitely taking suggestions! I'll keep you posted.
Thought I would fill you in on a few of my current favorites from UO.
1. Pins and Needles Puff Sleeve Faux Fur Coat. I can't even begin to tell you how much I want this coat. It's so perfect for winter, and for those of us who are disgusted by the thought of real fur (go us!), it's a perfect substitute. Love the puff sleeve, the lack of collar, and adoreeee the color. Someone else please buy this just because I can't! P.S.- it's on sale!
2. BDG Fisherman Cardigan. Just bought it in store this weekend, where it wasn't on sale for 49.99, but if an item is on sale online, print it out and bring it it, and they will match the price. I love how cozy it is, I got the creme color and I can't wait to wear it on my upcoming trip to London. I had one a few years ago and wore it to death. It looks so great with skinnies, or even over a dress with tights and riding boots. Well worth the money. It does get a little bit pulled and bobbled after awhile, but I think it just adds to the look of the sweater.
3. Pleasure Doing Business Aztec Print Skirt. I own this, and I can't even tell you how many compliments I get on it. I usually pair it with a black pocket tee (relatively loose, but not too long), tights, and ankle boots. Warning: be careful what bag you wear it with. I have another in black, and after a night out with my sequin purse, the side of it is all shredded and ruined. Learn from my mistake!!
Very important news for all you liquid eyeliner addicts out there: the search for the perfect liquid eyeliner is over (as far as I'm concerned). Lorac's Front of the Line Pro is by far the best eyeliner I have ever tried. I bought it in a kit from Sephora, which teaches idiots like myself how to fool people into thinking I'm sexy using smokey eyeshadow. Anyway, it glides on so smoothly, and is so easy to control. I've been experimenting with the winged eyeliner look lately. I'm really liking how it makes my eyes appear elongated, but dislike that my boyfriend likens me to a cat after spending hours in the mirror perfecting it. Swing by Sephora and pick one up, and PLEASE send me your winged eye tips before my boyfriend lays out a bowl of milk for me on the kitchen floor.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Since I have super thin and fine hair, Lauren Conrad-esque curls are beyond my wildest dreams. UNTIL I heard about Redken Spray Starch from a girl in my sorority. This stuff is a God send ladies. Spray onto your strands before you fry it with the iron (the starch has protective properties so your strands arent really getting torched), and the curls hold amazingly. It feels really crunchy when you first spray it, but after curling it the starch is less starchy, but keeps its hold. I bought mine at ULTA but it is available online and at many salons and beauty stores. I hope you love this as much as I do!
When did buying bathing suits get so costly? I strongly believe in the importance of maintaining a large bathing suit wardrobe, consisting of many colors and styles. However, while I am a huge fan of affordable bathing suits, its key to buy an expensive one every summer or so, as they are much better quality. Here is a cute Missoni/Vix style one from Old Navy that I am loving ($15 as of 6.20.09).