Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Foreo Luna Mini & Play | Review

Foreo Luna Mini & Play Review & Comparison
Foreo recently launched the Luna Play ($39), a mini-er version of its Luna and Luna Mini devices, and Space NK was kind enough to send me the Luna Play iconto play with a little while ago (pun intended). I picked up the Luna Mini ($99, original version) myself to compare with the Play. Below are my thoughts on both devices!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Beauty Bulletin, No. 6

Launches, launches, launches!!!!! More launches! No one can comprehend my excitement. So many goodies and they just keep on a'comin. Today we've got new NARS, Buxom, Anastasia and *dun dun dunnnn* DIOR to discuss...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Sleeveless V-Neck Dress | Review

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Sleeveless V-Neck Dress Review
The Everlane Japanese GoWeave Sleeveless V-Neck Dress ($98) is part of Everlane's recently released Japanese GoWeave collection and is one of two dresses included in the collection. It comes in white and black - I ordered mine in white, size 00. Keep reading for the full review!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Everlane Silk Split-Neck Shirt Dress | Review

Everlane debuted another dress with the launch of its Oxford & Silk Shirting collection - this time in silk! The Silk Split-Neck Shirt Dress ($130) comes in a lovely black and white stripe and can be worn as both a tunic and a dress.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Snowe Home Bedding | Review

Today we are talking about bedding. Have you ever wondered where you can find a set of sheets or duvet cover or down pillows that are luxurious to the touch and high quality at a reasonable price point? Well, I myself have wondered this to myself on many a sad occasion. I say sad because I've never really found the perfect answer to this query (spoiler alert: until just now; enter Snowe). Bedding is one of those affairs in life that seems like it should be really straightforward and simple - get some sheets, get a comforter, get some pillows, put them on bed, go to sleep. But like so many matters in life, it is, in reality, not so simple, especially especially ESPECIALLY if you are a stickler for quality. Which I am.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Everlane Relaxed Silk Shirt & Slim Silk Shirt | Review

It's been awhile since Everlane has hit refresh on its selection of silk shirts, but they finally did last week with their launch of the new silk and oxford shirting collection! Today I'm reviewing the two new silk, button-up blouse profiles: the Relaxed Silk Shirt ($88) and the Slim Silk Shirt ($78).

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Front-Zip Dress | Review

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Front-Zip Dress Review
 Everlane has just launched a new collection of items designed using the Japanese GoWeave fabric that they piloted last year with their GoWeave trouser collection. I loved the fabric of the slacks, so I was really excited about trying out these new launches, which include the Sleeveless V-Neck Dress, the Back-Zip Tee and the Front-Zip Dress that I am reviewing today.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette | Swatches & Review

 Marc Jacobs has just released a gorgeous, 20-shade, eye palette for Fall that is limited edition and exclusive to Sephora. The Style Eye Con No. 20 consists of a very healthy mix of matte, shimmer and glitter shades in warm, neutral and cool finishes with which to create a huge array of looks. It's really a makeup lover's dream, being the equivalent of 4 regular sized Style Eye Con No. 7 palettes (swatched here) in terms of the number of shades included. Each individual eyeshadow pan is 0.03 oz., which is only a little bit smaller than the 0.05 oz./pan in the No. 7 range of palettes.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Easy DIY Timeless Scandinavian Modern Headboard

DIY Scandinavian Chic Bare Wood Headboard
 Found: the perfect, timeless, Scandinavian, bare wood headboard. The best part? You can make it for under $50. Lol. I made it this past weekend, and hilariously, I was actually on my way to making a slipcovered headboard, and this was just going to be the frame (probably still is, since I already have the stuff to upholster and slipcover it). But I happened to put it behind the bed after assembling it to check and make sure the dimensions looked right with the bed and was immediately struck by how bomb it looked on its own. Accompanied by the fact that the lumber for this costs a grand total of $45 and that it takes barely any time to make, I figured that I would make a quick tutorial for this.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Everlane Modern Smoking Loafer | Review & Photos

Everlane has a ton of new releases slated for A/W16, which I could not possibly be more excited about, and they are kicking things off with a new shoe! Following on the huge success of the Modern Loafer (reviewed here), Everlane has introduced the Modern Smoking Loafer ($160) in two classic colours: black and white. I plumped for a white pair, which I feel are a perfect transitional shoe from summer to fall and on into winter! Keep reading for the full review...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Eve Lom Time Retreat Collection: Face, Eye & Hand Treatments | Review

 The Eve Lom Time Retreat collection for face, eyes and hands has just launched exclusively at Space NK, and the fantastic PR team sent samples over for me to test out and review at my own discretion. The Time Retreat collection has been formulated using high concentrations of retinol - one of the most well established anti-aging ingredients that can be incorporated into topical skin treatments to counteract signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles and pigmentation. Retinol is also a highly effective treatment for acne, so these products not only reveal a more youthful, brightened complexion but they also fight acne and reduce the likelihood of breakouts occurring. If you're one of those who has been curious as to the brightening products that I use in my facial routine, then read on my friend!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Beauty Bulletin, No. 5

There are still more A/W16 beauty launches trickling in, although I will say that I think we are reaching the tail end of announcements, so this may be the last Beauty Bulletin for a few months until we get into the flurry of Holiday launches that get announced around September/October. There are a bunch of really exciting products in this round of launches though, so happy reading! See here for past Beauty Bulletins!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 Collection | Swatches & Review

Dior Skyline Fall 2016 makeup collection swatches & Review
Happy Friday my pretties - I'm popping in with some swatches of the Dior Fall 2016 Skyline collection. I've only gotten it partially swatched, and thus far I've been unable to find the eyeshadow monos anywhere, as well as the two other shades of nail polish. But I wanted to toss these up on the blog for any of you who may be waiting for swatches before buying. I'll write up a more complete review of these items over the weekend, but for now enjoy the swatches and some of my initial thoughts! Find the collection here at Nordstrom and here at Dior.com. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain, Fall 2016 | Swatches & Review

 Another Fall launch is hur! Today it's YSL's Vinyl Cream Lip Stain ($36 for 0.20 oz.), which is an all new formula for Fall 2016, although many of us are familiar with its sister, the Vinyl Lip Stain, which has been around for quite awhile. This new Cream formula is meant to be completely opaque, vs. the translucent aspect of the original lip stains, and it is meant to have the same high-shine, vinyl-like, long-wearing finish that leaves behind a natural looking stain of the original lip stains.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Rodial Dragon's Blood Eye & Pink Diamond Face Masks | Review

Space NK recently sent me a goodie bag with some new summer launches to play with, and I've been working my way through reviewing them for you lovely peeps. Today I'm reviewing Rodial's Dragon's Blood Eye Masks ($39 for 8) & Pink Diamond Lifting Face Masks icon($90 for 8) - just in time for the last day of Space NK's $20 off orders over $100 promotion!

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