Friday, August 30, 2013

Lulu's 50% Off Summer Sale

ONE WEEK ONLY - Shop Lulu*s 1/2 OFF Summer Sale - Click Here!

When I was attending college up at Chico State, I remember walking around downtown and discovering a little boutique that carried all kinds cute, trendy clothing for real cheap. Chico is a small, college town, and Lulu's was the only clothing shop in the downtown area that caught my eye. That was about 14 years ago...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Who Else Loves Wholesale Clothing?

Short Black Jacquard Dress

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know how excited I get when I come across sites that offer wholesale clothing. Back in the day when I was a seller on eBay I used to scour the Internet for clothing suppliers, so now that I’m aware of the real cost of clothing, I have a hard time paying retail for anything - except for the occasional designer piece that has been on my must-have list, or if I see something I absolutely LOVE and know that it will fly off the rack if I don’t buy it now.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Taylor Swift: Confident and Elegant at the 2013 VMAs

Taylor Swift VMAs 2013
Photo Credit:  Getty

Taylor Swift is growing up right before our eyes. The teenage girl writing and singing about love and breakups has bloomed into an elegant young woman...still singing about love and breakups.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Self Esteem Boost: Go On a Date With Yourself

ChinaGlaze Blue nail polish
The first thing I do when getting ready for a date...

You could spend the weekend browsing online dating sites....or you could go on a date with yourself. A date with myself?!? Yes, we often spend so much time trying to find someone to date or nagging our boyfriends, husbands, girlfriends, or wives to take us out on a date, yet we've forgotten how to make a date with ourselves.

I know that some people are hesitant about going out by themselves. They think that other people will look at them weird or with pity, especially if they're sitting alone at a restaurant. I think this may be more of an issue for women than men, though I could be wrong.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fall Fashion Picks: Black, White, and Grey

Need inspiration for the fall wardrobe? Scroll through my top picks for fall that includes boots, jackets, jeans, sweaters, and handbags. You'll discover that I love black, white, and grey for fall - with a couple brown boots and camouflage thrown in to add some spice...


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Skincare All-In-One: The FOREO Luna

Foreo Luna Review

I have a confession to make. As much as I talk about not worrying about getting older and being obsessed with looking younger, I admit that lately I've been slightly concerned with the wrinkles, lines, and sags on my face. I think it's the dry skin more than anything that has become very annoying.

I've been wanting to try out different tools that promise to help keep my face looking fresh and youthful. Because I'm such a low-maintenance (kindof) gal, I've been on a mission to find a device that can accomplish a few things in one. I love the NuFace Trinity, but don't like that I have to apply gel on my face before I have to use it, and then have to keep buying gel when it runs out. The Spa Sonic has been great, but the brushes have to be cleaned often so they don't harbor bacteria.

Enter the FOREO Luna that provides exfoliation, cleansing, and anti-aging all in a little travel size skincare device...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Manicure Monday: Summer Nights

When you need a break from a busy Monday, you give yourself a manicure. At least, that's what I did today. It really does relieve some stress!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hair Care: Natural Essentials Nourishing Shampoo, Conditioner, and Dry Oil Review

Natural Essentials Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner

The weather in San Diego has been AWESOME this summer. Except for one week in June when it was slightly scorching, it's been perfect. Ladies, you know how humid summer weather can do a number on your hair, especially if it's long. I've given my hair a break by putting it up with no blow drying or hair products - except for a little gel and dry oil.

As I've said before, I used to buy cheap shampoos and conditioners until I read about the dangerous effects of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate(SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate(SLES). My hair used to shed constantly, and I thought it was just a normal process, but in retrospect I realize that it was probably because of those toxic shampoos and conditioners I was using. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you're probably tired of me saying this, but it bears repeating: I highly recommend using natural or organic hair products.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Score Free Tickets to Sassy City Chicks San Diego

You're invited!

If you've ever attended Sassy City Chicks in San Diego, you know that it's one of the most fabulous sample shopping events to come into town. Cocktails, pampering, and great deals are to be had, and I always have a blast.

The San Diego Sassy City Chicks will be back next Thursday, August 22nd from 5-10pm at The Andaz San Diego (600 F St San Diego, CA 92101). Shoppers who attend can expect to find special discounts on clothes, handbags, and accessories all across the show floor from participating designers and boutiques. And of course, cocktails will be served!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ashton Kutcher Says This Is What Makes You Sexy

In case you missed it, Ashton Kutcher's speech at the Teen Choice Awards went viral and inspired so many people, myself included. Here is my favorite part:

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart...and being thoughtful, and being generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it! Be smart, be thoughtful and be generous.” --Ashton Kutcher

Monday, August 12, 2013

Easy Updos For a Wedding or a Night Out

French braid updo

This past weekend my friend and I did a trial run of our hairstyles for her wedding next month. I wanted an updo that was easy and maintenance-free, so I chose a side French braid with a bun. My hair isn't exactly long enough for a bun, so the stylist tucked in the end with bobby pins. It took about a half hour to do, which is just right for me.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review: Juicy Bamboo Natural Facial Cleansing Cloths by Kaia Naturals

Facial cleansing cloths: They're absolutely a must for the traveling woman - or any woman for that matter.

You know that feeling when you've been traveling all day during the summer and you know your face is just icky with sweat, oil, and makeup? Or how about those days when you fall asleep on the couch and you wake up in the middle of the night thinking that you should get up and wash your face, but you just don't have the energy to stand at the sink for even five minutes?

Those reasons are why facial cleansing cloths are my best friends.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Beauty Tip: Put Negativity In Check

I love this tweet from Light Exposed that I came across today...

Negative people and negative emotions are draining on your heart and soul. I know that when I'm around negative energy, I come home feeling exhausted. When you have to deal with this negativity on a constant basis, you start to become negative yourself, which is not pretty. You walk around with a frown on your face, become judgmental (especially towards yourself), and have a bad attitude. Who wants to be around that type of energy?