Thursday, March 27, 2014

Original Mod Glam with Jill Kennington (Sponsored)

The impact of the 60s is still leaving its mark on today's trends and styles. Rimmel London is celebrating the defining 60s mod style in their new video series that showcases mod culture and its lasting impression. In their latest episode, "Original Mod," one of the biggest models on 1960s London, Jill Kennington, shares with us a bit about what it was like being a part of the original swinging London scene, and how today's styles are inspired by the looks she introduced to the world. Her enthusiasm on what mod means today proves there's no stopping this iconic trend.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review: güd Mango Moonbreeze Shampoo & Conditioner by Burt's Bees

güd Mango Moonbreeze Shampoo & Conditioner

Mango. Jasmine. Relaxation. No, it's not exactly a vacation in an exotic location, but it's close. güd Mango Moonbreeze Shampoo & Conditioner by Burt's Bees can take you there for about 10 minutes when you're indulging in a little "me" time during a bath or shower. I've been using the güd foaming hand wash in the "Pearanormal Activity" scent for awhile now, which I love, so I jumped on the opportunity to try out this hair product line.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Flawless Makeup For Photos Tutorial

One of my favorite makeup artists to follow on YouTube is Wayne Goss because he has a ton of helpful makeup tutorials. I wish I had the patience to do some of the things he suggests like contouring your face, but I'm the type of gal that needs my makeup routine to be quick and easy.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

3 Things I've Learned From Spring Cleaning My Closet

My closet
At least twice a year I like to reorganize my entire closet. It's a good time to assess the wardrobe and see if there are any necessities that can be added or if there are things I don't use or wear anymore that can be donated.

Spring cleaning the closet is something I highly recommend everyone do because you will realize or be reminded of a few things:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

From Winter to Spring: Classic Fashions That You Transform With the Weather

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 - Rodarte - Front Row & Backstage
Photo by Paul Morigi/

The period between winter and spring is an awkward time of year. You can't pack away your winter wardrobe because you have to dress warm in the early mornings and late evenings, but you need lighter clothing in the daytime. This presents the perfect time to rock trendy winter pieces while incorporating spring colors into your outfits. Here are some ways to get out of your fashion limbo and make the smooth transition from winter to spring.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's Time to Create Your Beauty Blueprint

Quote about inner beauty

The quote above was in a book that I started rereading this weekend titled, "The Beauty Blueprint". I got the book awhile back, but forgot about it until recently. I guess a part of me needed to be reminded of why I started this blog. I can relate to alot of what the author, Michelle Phillips, has gone through. Going from "having it all" to having nothing, then discovering her purpose and calling in life.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Dressing For Your Wedding

Wedding fashion
Photo Credit: Rina Laxa on Flickr

Pressure to compete with others in our lives is something that we feel on a daily basis. When it comes to planning a wedding, this can translate into spending for the purpose of having the best wedding of all our friends and family. However, it is important to understand that it may not always be in your best interest to duplicate what others may be doing with their money. When your special day comes with the person you love, it may be best to focus on simply using your resources in order to have the best possible time. Attempting to outspend your friends or family members would be like engaging in a race to go broke, this is not something that you should take part in on purpose. Instead, you should remember that your wedding is about an expression of love, you do not need to spend all of your money to have a great event.

OOTD: Celtics Pride

St. Patrick's Day outfit

I am a huge Boston Celtics fan, and although the team hasn't been doing well this season, I still support and love them!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

5 Fun and Flirty Dresses I Love For Spring

Spring 2014 Dresses

The weather has been absolutely beautiful here in San Diego for the past week. The birds are chirping extra loud, the smell of jasmine is in the air, and all the colorful flowers are in bloom. So of course I'm feeling inspired and want to dress accordingly!

This is a continuation of my previous post where I've been doing some online "window shopping" for fun spring dresses. Here are 5 more that I'm adding to the wishlist...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This Is What Real Beauty Is

Beauty Quote

I love the last sentence of this quote! Each one of us is pretty in our own way, and trying to fit in with someone else's idea of "pretty" will just make you miserable. Why not honor who YOU are and what makes you beautiful?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wedding Rings With Timelessness in Mind

Picking out his and her wedding rings is often one of the first 'official' acts a couple does as they approach the commitment of a marriage that will bind the two of them legally together into a married partnership.  Depending on your relationship and the type of communication you have had about the subject of marriage, either you pick your rings together, or each partner selects a ring for the other, individually, as a part of the traditional suspense of the wedding proposal and later ceremony.  Either way, the choice deserves a lot of thought.

Bride and groom holding hands
Team Effort

If the process of selecting rings is a team effort for the affianced, communication between the partners is essential.  Everything from choice of material for the wedding band to style and type of diamonds to include may be open for discussion, although often, a woman may have had a very clear idea of what she imagines as her ideal wedding ring for some time.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review: Veria ID Soak It Up Highly Hydrating Mask

Veria ID Innerdosha Soak it Up Highly Hydrating Mask

When you have dry skin on your face like I do, keeping it hydrated is a must. Those of you who have been reading this blog know that this has been one of my biggest challenges as I get older. Besides taking the right vitamins, drinking plenty of water, and eating healthy foods, there are beauty products you can use to maintain a soft, dewy look.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Angelina Jolie's Inner Beauty Shines at the Oscars

Angelina Jolie at the 2014 Oscars

The Internet has been buzzing about Angelina Jolie's stunning dress that she wore to the Oscars the other night, and although the dress was indeed gorgeous, I'd like to talk about how much I admire Angelina's inner beauty.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Inner Beauty Tip: Have Fun!

Having fun quote

Camille Macres has just started a series on her blog called "21 Days To Unlock Your Inner Beauty", and the challenge she set for Day 2 is to choose one area in your life that you aren't having fun in and make a change so that you can have more fun.