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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Birchbox #9: July 2014

Things are pretty exciting for Birchbox this month, aren’t they? First, Birchbox allowed us to choose our own sample in our box this month, and second, their first retail store opened its doors in Soho (create your own Birchbox, anyone?)! And with a theme like Power Up, where can you go wrong? It’s such an exciting time for Birchbox fans (and employees, I bet) as the brand is rapidly expanding, and I am particularly pleased with the changes and my box this month. In addition to receiving six sample products, each box also came with this Power Up Challenge booklet filled with tips on how to shake up your daily routine. Each month I swear the goodies and bonuses keep getting better and better, and you’ll find out why below!

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe

“Does your love life need a makeover?” chimes the just-released relationship advice and fashion book, All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe: A Fashion Editor’s Rules on Shopping for Love. If you found yourself screaming the word “Yes!” or if you are simply looking for a fun, flirtatious book to read this summer, then look no further! Fashion editor and author Stephanie Simons and fashion illustrator Malia Carter have come together to create the perfect humorous, gal-pal book for women who want to date (and dress) smarter.

Be sure to read my full review of this great new book on ClicheMag.com! »

All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe: A Fashion Editor’s Rules on Shopping for Love is now available for purchase on Amazon or at Barnes & Noble. Join the conversation all day Tuesday, July 15 to celebrate the release by using #LoveAndWardrobe



Sunday, July 6th, 2014

I adore minimalism in home decor, and this home is hitting every nail on the head. From the black chairs and floral accent wall to the monogram framed photos, round tables, and patterned rugs, I am so inspired to decorate my own space someday! (via Stadshem)



Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Emma Stone feat. her favorite pair of sandals in 2014

Not only am I endlessly in love with this girl’s acting and personality, but I also adore her style. Plus—those sandals! 



Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Talking ‘Bout My Generation

This lookbook titled My Generation is pretty much the most gorgeous thing I’ve seen all week! The hairstyles in this series are so timeless and chic—and don’t even get me started on those awesome, retro threads. Oyster Mag has the whole lookbook on their site, which is definitely worth a peek! All hair was styled by Georgina Limb of Convict Cutters for KMS California, and what a dreamy job she did!



Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Leah Reena Goren Scarves

It is safe to say that I adore scarves—they are probably one of my favorite things to accessorize in colder months (second only to jackets). But with summer officially here, I still aim to incorporate scarves into my wardrobe somehow, and these lightweight, airy scarves made of cotton, modal, and cashmere by Leah Reena Goren are the way to go. My favorites would definitely be the black cat scarf and the tiger scarf, but at $96 a piece, I’ll keep dreaming.

Photographed by Amber Byrne Mahoney / Styling by Emily Rose Theobald / Modeled by Taylor LaShae / Location at Scout Liam McMillan



Friday, June 27th, 2014

Zendaya in FLAUNT Magazine

Zendaya has been a spot on my radar since her run on Dancing with the Stars back in 2013 (I’m still upset that she didn’t win), and has even been deemed a hot style icon on and off the red carpet (like that’s a surprise—this girl is gorgeous). Now, the 17-year-old singer, dancer, and actresses sheds her tween-star image in FLAUNT magazine’s newest interview, which comes equipped with a beautiful, rustic editorial video. My favorite snaps are above, but there’s plenty more where that came from! Check out the full feature and interview on Flaunt.com



Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit (sample c/o Birchbox)
As I recently mentioned in my latest June Birchbox review, I am a big fan of the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit. I mean, this thing has won over 100 beauty awards—how can you go wrong? I love that its formula is creamy and moisturizing AND acts as a makeup remover. All you have to do is massage two pumps of the formula onto your dry face, then wipe away with one of the two muslin clothes it comes with after soaking it in warm water. I don’t think enough people incorporate warm wash clothes in their facial routines (I mean, it just feels nice, too) so this kit really feels like a little spa treatment in a bottle. And with a $24.50 price tag for the full-size starter kit, I think it’s well worth a shot for cleansing enthusiasts!
Have you tried any Liz Earle products? Which is your favorite?

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit (sample c/o Birchbox)

As I recently mentioned in my latest June Birchbox review, I am a big fan of the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit. I mean, this thing has won over 100 beauty awards—how can you go wrong? I love that its formula is creamy and moisturizing AND acts as a makeup remover. All you have to do is massage two pumps of the formula onto your dry face, then wipe away with one of the two muslin clothes it comes with after soaking it in warm water. I don’t think enough people incorporate warm wash clothes in their facial routines (I mean, it just feels nice, too) so this kit really feels like a little spa treatment in a bottle. And with a $24.50 price tag for the full-size starter kit, I think it’s well worth a shot for cleansing enthusiasts!

Have you tried any Liz Earle products? Which is your favorite?



Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner

A couple weeks ago, Birchbox gave away these Benefit They’re Real! Push-Up Liner deluxe samples to 2,000 subscribers. Although I wasn’t lucky enough to win my own (surprise, surprise), my sister did, and thankfully she was happy to share! This revolutionary gel eyeliner has been stamped on the wish lists of beauty blogs and magazines everywhere, so I was eager to get my hands on this ahead of its June 27th (that’s this Friday!) release.

There are two amazingly genius things about this eyeliner. #1: it’s virtually smudge-proof—I had the hardest time removing it after wearing it for a couple hours. This, ideally, is a great thing, especially for the summertime when most makeup has that nagging habit of melting away, and especially when you’re trying to rock a winged cat eye—which brings me to point #2: it’s incredibly easy to master the winged finish with just a flick of the pen, being practically fool-proof for amateurs, like myself, who have never rocked a cat eye in their lives. Plus the wand at the top gently pushes lashes to the side while you apply so you can get as close to the lash line as possible.

Immediately after returning the sample to my sister, I went ahead and purchased the full-size from Ulta for its June 27th release date—and according to the tracking, it’s on its way to my front door as we speak!

Is anyone else excited about purchasing this product? For those that have already tried it, what did you think?



Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Birchbox #8: June 2014

June has always been an exciting month for me—for years, it signified the end of the school year and the long-awaited arrival of summer. For me, June is about freedom and sunshine—and Birchbox did a pretty good job of encompassing these ideas in their June theme, “Away We Go,” which came equipped with these fun little survey cards about where you should book your next vacation. After sampling the products I received in my June box, I realized one thing: it’s time to travel!

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