Monday, April 21, 2014

Brand you Should Know: Liz Earle Skincare


As a beauty blogger, I somewhat pride myself on staying up on major beauty trends and knowing most beauty companies. So naturally I was pretty surprised when I got introduced to a new company through Birchbox that was completely off my radar.

Recently Birchbox and Liz Earle hosted a special informational blogger breakfast were I got the opportunity to learn all about this British brand. While they are relatively new to the States, they have been a favorite across the pond for years. Liz Earle describes themselves as naturally active skincare. They focus on using "precious ingredients" to promote inside and outside beauty. While they do not label themselves as an organic brand, they use organic and ethically sourced ingredients in their products.

Their claim to fame is their signature "cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser". This two part system consists of a soothing cream cleanser and a muslim cloth for exfoliating/polishing off the cleanser. Like most of their products it's suitable for all skin types and doesn't contain any harsh ingredients.

I've personally been using this cleanser for a little over a week now and have enjoyed it. While I'm not sure if its made any improvements to my skin yet, I definitely enjoy using the warm muslim cloth on my face and like the fact that my skin doesn't feel stripped after like with other cleansers.

In addition to the polish and shine cleanser, they also have the Instant Boost Skin Tonic, Gentle Face Exfoliator, and Skin Repair Moisturizer to name a few.

Interested in trying out this brand? Liz Earle is available in the U.S through You can also shop my favorites from this line below!
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Out and About: The Other Woman Movie Screening


Earlier this week I got the opportunity to attend a Girl's Night Out event and private screening of the new movie The Other Woman. The event was held at the Crosby Hotel here in Manhattan and included a Q&A session after the movie with legendary costume designer Patricia Field. In the movie three very different women all came together through a shared experience and ultimately forge an unlikely friendship.

Overall the movie was hilarious, definitely the ultimate girls night out comedy that you will want to watch again and again with your girls. I loved how each character brought something different to the friendship and had their own unique style. As the former costume designer for Sex and the City, Patricia Fields knows a thing or two (or everything) about dressing woman characters to convey their personalities and personal sense of style. During the Q&A session, Patricia Fields explained some of the inspiration behind her wardrobe choices for this movie.

For example, Kate, played by Leslie Mann, was styled in pieces with a retro 50's vibe reminiscent of a modern "step ford wife". The character Kate also wore tons of great bright colors that mirrored her bubbly bright personality.

Alternatively, Carly, played by Cameron Diaz, was styled in chic and stylish neutral pieces that reflected her cool and savvy personality. Carly was styled in great sophisticated pieces that complimented her toned body and tan skin.

Lastly, Amber, played by model Kate Upton was dressed in carefree easy going pieces such as denim jackets, flowy shirts, and of course killer bikinis that all emulated the character's go with the flow personality.

While all the characters had great style, I would have to say that Carly's (Cameron Diaz) was the one that I most would love to raid her closet. As a transplant New Yorker, I live in neutral solid colors and loved the elegance of all her looks. Check out the trailer for the movie below to see more of the characters' style in the movie and be sure to check it out when it hits theaters April 25th!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Miss Jessie's New Wash and Go Stylers Launch



If you're a curly, kinky, wavy girl of any type, chances are you've heard of Miss Jessie's products. As one of the pioneer companies to focus on curly girls, these were some of the first products I heard of when I first went natural so needless to say I jumped at the chance to get to attend their event in partnership with Birchbox.



During the event, Miss Jessie's cofounder, Miko, discussed their three newest products while giving live demonstrations on curly girls with various hair textures.


The products feature a new tube container and help to quickly style "wash and gos" looks for various curl patterns. The new products include: "Transitioner's Magic", "Curly Custard", and "Multi Cultural Curls".


Transitioner's magic is ideal for anyone with both curly and straight hair textures from transitioning to natural or heat damage. The product encourages the hair to curl without weighing it down and works best used with a diffuser to further encourages straight ends to curl. Multi cultural curls is the 2nd lightest product out of the three and was inspired by Miss Jessie founders biracial heritage. This product also helps to encourage curls and works best sectioned on wet hair. Last but not least Curly Custard works similar to Multi cultural curls but is the heaviest of all three products. Curly Custard is ideal for ladies with tighter curls as well as loose waves to provide a more defined and bouncy wash and go.

Personally, I've been wearing my hair straight lately but can't wait to try these products once my hair is curly again.

Comment below and let me know have you heard of Miss Jessie's before? Do you plan on trying these products


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Makeup Trend to Try: Orange Lipstick

Spring Makeup Trend To Try : Orange Lipstick

Orange lips have been a major trend since last summer and this Spring it's back!  This year's trend is an orange with more of a red undertone. Try pairing this look with the "aqua eye trend" for a bold and colorful off work look. You can also make this trend day time appropriate by pairing it with a neutral eye and natural blush.

Feeling this trend? Check out a few of my picks below at price points for every budget!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

8 Incrediable Affordable Shoes for Spring

Step into spring

The perfect pair of flats are to Spring as boots are to Fall... totally essential. Heels are great and all but for everyday comfort and wear, flats are totally necessary in your Spring wardrobe. This season  floral prints, strappy leather, and sling-backs are major hits for sandals and flats. Here are eight options that are perfect to kick-start your spring footwear at an affordable price!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kimono Trend

Kimono cardigans have been a thing for some time now, but just started hitting most mainstream stores in the past year. These low key pieces scream "cool girl chill" and festival season. I personally like them because they make for an awesome yet optional "third piece" to any outfit this spring or summer.