Monday, May 31, 2010

memorial day

Obviously thinking of the troops
and the beginning of summer.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


{Givency Nightengale $2,220}
{Calypso Bag $995}

Friday, May 28, 2010

along with everyone else

I can't wait to see Sex and the City 2. It comes out today, however I am waiting until next weekend to see it. I can't handle all the girls who have been out for "Cosmos" and are dressed up as "Carrie" to watch the movie! Last year on opening weekend the cheesy shoes and awful dresses really distracted me. Not that I am super cool or anything because I am pretty sure I wore Victoria's Secret Pink sweat pants, but really??

Favorite Carrie quote~
"Think about it. If you are single, after graduation there isn't one occasion where people celebrate you...Hallmark doesn't make a "congratulations, you didn't marry the wrong guy" card. And where's the flatware for going on vacation alone?"

Thursday, May 27, 2010

lauren's makeup looks

Okay so I know this blog could easily double as an Lauren Conrad fansite, but I can't help it. Her makeup artist Amy Nadine has a great beauty website where she tells exactly how she achieves different makeup looks. I love it because I am not that great with makeup. Here is how she did Lauren's recent Glamour cover.

This technique is very hands-on and Lauren and I always work together to create it (I apply the product with a brush then she smudges it with her finger). First apply foundation to your entire eyelid (try mark Face Xpert Flawless Touch in Natural) and follow with a sweep of powder (I used mark Mattnificent Powder in Natural Buff). **Both foundation and powder should be the same shades that you used on your face and neck. Next, line your upper lash line with black liquid liner (we always use mark Get In Line Hook Up Liquid Liner in Painted Black because it's waterproof so it lasts, and the brush is ultra-thin making it incredibly user friendly). Start with soft pressure at the inner corner then gradually press firmer as you work your way outward and upward; the harder you press, the thicker the line. Follow with mascara (mark Scandalash Hook Up in Blacklash) and a few individual flare lashes.

Now here's how we took it a step further: Using a gel liner and small eyeliner brush (I used mark Keep It Going Longwear Liner & Shadow in Entourage and mark Flat Eyeliner Brush), dip your brush in the black liner then swirl it around on the back of your hand to smooth it out. Start at the outside corner of your lower lashline (so the highest concentration of product is placed there) and drag the brush inward (I use small strokes as I work my way across, but you can also do one big sweep). Then using your ring finger, go back over the line and smudge it back and forth so you "blur" the line. Then decide if you want to add another layer (Lauren and I repeated the process a few times for extra intensity). The result is instant drama and a great alternative if you're like Lauren and you don't love wearing any eye shadow on your lids.

She also did Whitney's makeup for the shoot. They are both wearing mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in mPowerment Gold (100% of net proceeds go to Lauren's charity with mark, the mPowerment Fund).

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

baby shower

A few weeks ago Mallory, my mom, and I threw a baby shower for our longtime friends The Wilson's. We have known them for over 25 years and now Callie (Cope) is having a girl in July. I can't take good pictures yet, but here are a few.

We set some of the food up on my dining room table which is an old green door. It's really random and doesn't fit in my current apartment, but I love it.
Sprinkles cupcakes with pink baby bottles and a G for Gracie.
We made a cupcake tower with jars of candy watermelon balls.
We served pink champagne and lemonade in glass baby bottles.

The favors were dress cookies from The Flour Pot and pink baby bottles you could fill with candy

Mallory, Lauren, and me.
Party's over.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

i would probably cook if i had one of these kitchens

I love white kitchens with just a little bit of color.

My favorite....

Monday, May 24, 2010

only jennifer and kristian...

could make a Brooks & Dunn song even better.

This aired last night...I am not going to mention how many times I've watched it.

beach style

I may not get excited about swimsuits, but love cover ups and other beachy things.

{sienna miller}

{lauren conrad}

{blake lively}

{lo & lauren}

1. Michael Kors Delancey Sunglasses 2. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray 3. Michael Kors Siesta Thong 4. Bobbi Brown Brightening Protective Face Base SPF 50 5. Victoria's Secret Romper

Friday, May 21, 2010

what a cute way to be patriotic

Throughout my 20's I have become surprisingly patriotic and genuinely interested in politics. It came out of nowhere, but I think it started with my obsession with The West Wing. I have watched the entire series 6 times and it's still my all time favorite show. I even have the theme song on my ipod and actually listen to it! So I was excited when I saw this Urban Outfitters American flag throw. This will be perfect for watching Meet the Press on Sundays. Plus July 4th is coming up...
Purchase here.

I couldn't resist

Thursday, May 20, 2010

the selby

My friend Thao has a really funny blog where she recently posted a picture from The Selby. This was the first I heard of this and I can't stop looking at it. Todd Selby is a photographer and illustrator who takes pictures of interesting people in their personal spaces. I love seeing how people live, so I find this website and book facinating. I love Julia Roitfeld, so I was excited to see her featured. Here are some pictures from her house.

All images from here.
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