Thursday, February 27, 2014

weekly obsessions...high to low

Giorgio Armani Primer

I’m currently hooked on this great gel-like primer from Armani.  It really keeps my skin looking fresh.  Unlike most primers it’s not super matte.  Lately I’m ok with a little sheen (glow) to my face as I feel like it makes my 30+ year old skin look healthier and more youthful.  That being said, I’m totes not into looking like an oil slick by 1 pm.  This primer does a terrific job of minimizing pores – they look tight & tiny – just the way you want them (& your ass).  Ha!  I also love that this primer fills in fine lines seamlessly. If you’re in Nash, go see my friends at Woo on Bandywood. 

Klorane Dry Shampoo

Forget everything I’ve said about dry shampoo leading up to this post.  There are good ones out there, even great ones but, they are no match for this guy.  Seriously, it is a knock out.  TKO!!!!  It is also (gasp!) super inexpensive.  For some reason, it is just perfect.  You spray it in areas that need life or oil absorption, wait like 60+ seconds, comb through with your hands and, hello 2, 3 or even 4 day old post blowout gorgeousness!!!!  Also available at Woo on Bandywood.

Monday, February 10, 2014

perfectly imperfect

Last night I washed my hair with these two products:

Towel dried it and applied this product:

Then when it was partially air dried applied this product:

*photo credit: YESSTYLE

While twisting random sections with my fingers… You’ll note, I did not at any time use a brush, I crashed and woke up this morning with the most perfectly imperfect light waves and smooth, glossy, 100% frizz free strands with the ideal amount of volume.   

Too bad for you – I DO NOT take selfies so, you’ll have to take my word for it!!  This is the lazy girl’s guide to mastering sexy - (ps I’m totes not a “sexy” person but this hair totes is) just rolled out of bed tresses!  Seriously, made my Monday morning.  XOXO

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

february finds & such...

J Brand Photo Ready Jeans

I’ve been disappointed with J. Brand lately.  My current favs are Goldsign and Current/Elliott – I actually believe Goldsign denim is quite possibly the best denim on the planet.   I own 4 pairs as of now and they are all in heavy rotation. 

BUT, being a jeans girl, I’m always on the hunt for a new pair.  I’ve long loved the look of gray skinnies but have found in most instances that gray is often a less flattering wash than white.  Oy.  That is until I slipped these puppies on.  They are extremely flattering, the perfect ankle length and miraculously hold their almost compression like fit & shape like no other!  They mold to the body and make you look, well, pretty picture perfect.  You’re back in my good graces, J. Brand!

Tory Burch Leopard smoking slippers

I scored these on major sale & know I’ll be wearing them constantly when our weather warms up a bit.  They have a quilted insole that makes them especially comfortable. 

Shu Uemura Touch of Gloss

This gloss adds immediate brilliance & shine & has hold power that’s uber light yet capable of taming the most stubborn frizzies, flyaways, & baby hairs.  It has a hint of shimmer and isn’t the least bit sticky or goopy.  It literally melts.  LOVE.  Use on ends to add luster and piecey texture too!

See my fab new haircut below.  Weight has literally been lifted.  Thanks to my buddy, Sarah, at Hyde Salon.

Living Proof shampoo & conditioner

See the link, review the website and scientific research that back it up.  Enough said.  My new constant companion.  

Nars the Multiple in Luxor

They don’t call it “multiple” for nothing.  This cool-tone pink highlighter adds shimmer and glow to the brow bones, cheek bones, bridge of nose… enhances inner eyes, cupid’s bow… adds a hint of sparkle to your lips, décolleté… the options are endless.
I like to apply it right after moisturizer – it blends easily when warmed.  Or, on top of my foundation in specific areas to contour.