Sometimes the beauty in what we cannot control by far surpasses what we can.
There are the products you like and then there are those you love so much you will spend a day of your tropical vacation trying to locate because they are just that necessary. These are some of my tried and true beauty basic survival requirements. A bit melodramatic? Maybe. But give them a try and you will see why I am such a loyalist.
- Boi-ing by Benefit Cosmetics– Hides under eye circles like a dream come true
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube – Original- Allows for even eyeshadow application and continuous glamorous eyes.
- lights, camera, lashes™ inner rim brightener by tarte– Brighten up bright eyes!
- they’re real! mascara by benefit– No secret. The best of the best.
Skin & Hair
- Baby Oil- The absolute best make-up remover, ever.
- ALL NIGHTER Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray by Urban Decay– This spray keeps my make-up looking fresh and brilliant all day and all night. No questions asked.
- Natural Dead Sea Mud by AHAVA– The answer to every ache and pain. And it will make your skin feel fantastic!
- Sake Bath by Fresh– The ultimate indulgence.
- Olive oil/ coconut oil. Best friends to my over dyed hair.
Good Morning Lovelies,
Should you need a bit of inspiration to kick-start your morning…
“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada
“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” — Alexander Wang
“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” —Harry Winston
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” —Coco Chanel
“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” —Kate Spade
“The fashionable woman wears clothes. The clothes don’t wear her.”
“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.'” —Gianni Versace
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” —Coco Chanel
“Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.”
— Alexander McQueen
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows and the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” —Audrey Hepburn
“Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.” — Christian Louboutin
“Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” — Karl Lagerfeld
“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” — Ralph Lauren
“Conformity is the only real fashion crime. To not dress like yourself and to sublimate your spirit to some kind of group identity is succumbing to fashion fascism.” — Simon Doonan
“Buy less, choose well.” -Vivienne Westwood
“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” -Edith Head
“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.” -Jean Cocteau
“When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.”–Caitlin Moran
Leopard Print Pumps
I just am.
Pink Wool Coats
I love the softness of this pale pink. It is perfect for winter.
Fall Nail Polish Colors
My favorite part of getting my nails done? Picking out the color and admiring it after! I have so many favs; this is just one.
I know everyone is obsessing over capes but cab you really think of a better piece for autumn’s transitional weather?
Just because you are sleeping doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look your cutest. Sweet dreams!
We have all been there. Rushing out the door, before a meeting, overslept and there it strikes – static. Your dress is clinging in every which way and panic. Do not give up. There is hope.
- Carefully run the long side of a metal hanger between your skin and your clothing. This works particularly well on delicate fabrics, such as silk.
- Apply lotion to your skin. The moisture will help eliminate the static electricity. (Tip: Lotion and water can also be applied to hair to reduce static.)
- Rub a dryer sheet on your clothing. (Tip: This method is also hair safe.)
Yesterday was so sunny in New York City that while it may really be autumn, in my mind, it’s summer. Let’s go back to the beach to get a bit retro.