sale rack skinny

Sale Rack Skinny

i’m doing a little beauty on a budget over at trend hungry today. click on over to learn a bit more about how i shop for beauty bargains!


guest gloss: whippedSTYLE

Fall Faves for WhippedStyle


our friend casie is sashaying her way through switzerland and paris so i’m over at her fabulous little place on the web sharing the best in beauty – click on over!

guest gloss: 101 things i love

Five Fall Faves

i’m over on johanna’s blog today showcasing my five fall faves. johanna is taking a break from blogging as she loves on her sweet new baby lola. hop, click, jump over to 101 things i love to learn more about this fall fivesome!

guest gloss for glitter guide

pretty tickled to see my own face smiling back at me on one of my favorite sites this morning! click on over to glitter guide and check out a few of my pre-fall makeup must haves.

a few lovely links

a few lovely links

  • i love this halo manicure – would you dare?
  • time to toughen up my soft and girly style: i really want these rose gold skull studs
  • cute cosmetic bags from sonia kashuk – one tribal, one tile print, both under $8
  • not at all beauty related, but i think this is a *great* idea
  • use a fluffy brush to apply undereye concealer? so smart!

happy weekend, friends!

giveaway winners + stephanie johnson

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first things first: i have some winners to announce! check your in boxes and make some room on the vanity, ladies – i will send your beauty booty off to you asap.

stephanie johnson mini pouch in malibu royal – trishelle
stephanie johnson mini pouch in palm springs mint – amy
bite beauty high pigment matte pencil in bramble – meg
trish mcevoy thickening mascara in jet black – laurie / the flossy life
physicians formula hydrating eye cream – steph
super by nicholas perricone crinkle eraser firming serum – tessa
topshop lips in rio rio – tierney / ruby woo loves you
cargo eyebronzer – katie
revlon photoready airbrush mousse makeup in medium beige – collifornia
revlon photoready concealer in medium – jj
sheswai nail lacquer in babe – melissa

thanks so much for all of your entries – i think we should do more giveaways around here, what do you say?

the stephanie johnson mini pouches received by far the most entries, so i want to be sure that you are all aware of her friends + family sale going on right now! you can score 40% off (!!) her entire website with the code SJFRIENDS until 6/12.

and in keeping with the stephanie johnson theme, my most recent guest post for birchbox highlighted all of the little survival items that i tote around with me 24-7. i keep everything tucked inside my own mini pouch – take a peek!

bloggin’ for birchbox (again!): what’s on my desk

it’s no secret that i love birchbox. for gifting, new product discovery, or just a little monthly self indulgence, no beauty box subscription program holds a candle to their brands, service, and style. i’m thrilled to be guest blogging over on the birchbox blog all week. it’s one of my daily reads and today i’m taking a stab at one of my favorite series, “what’s on the birchbox staffers’ desks.” click on over to see the four products currently in the glossarie test kitchen and what i think of them so far!

what’s on my desk, from lara of the glossarie

poolside pretty

Poolside Pretty



hi lovelies! i hope you’re having a gorgeous long weekend. i’ll be lounging at the pool all day with my kindle (currently loaded up with jane eyre – have you read it? slightly ashamed that i’m just getting to it at age 30!) and a collection of summer day essentials that i blogged over at gina’s tulle & combat boots last week. clickety click on over to learn more! (major holiday weekend bonus, just in time for summer: i scored those marc jacobs sunnies for $60 at the nordstrom half yearly sale yesterday.)

ps – the voting ends TOMORROW. i can’t believe my allure adventure is coming to a close. please vote today if you can!

what’s in her bag?

when the super sweet justine of ‘short is the new black’ asked me to be a part of her ‘what’s in her bag?’ series, i was more than happy to oblige. the beauty blogosphere is such a wonderful place when you get to meet and share audiences with someone like miss justine. i hope you’ll click on over to her little spot on the web and take a peek at my dailies. wait until you see just how shockingly simple my beauty routine really is!

ps – since you’re here, you must love the glossarie! please visit this week’s allure beauty blogger awards challenge and vote for me – i’d be so grateful :) (you can vote once per day, now through friday, and did i mention you can win diamonds?!)