Entries from April 2014

{ Things We Need: Watercolor Jacket }

April 16, 2014

Watercolor is my sweet spot, since my illustrations are watercolors.  So you can understand how my heart stopped beating when I saw this Valentino water color jacket.  Pair that up with a metallic dress, neutral accessories, Naked 2, and some statement nails and you’ll look like a million bucks.

{ Valentino Water Color Jacket } { Vintage Louis Vuitton Vernis Heart Coin Purse }
{ Walter Steiger Shoes } { The Row Sunglasses } { Brook Gergson Necklace }
{ Gold Leather T-Shirt Dress } { Urban Decay Naked 2 }
{ Butter London Nail Lacquer in Victoriana } { Women’s Ceramic Chronograph Watch }
{ Rouge Coco Shine }

{ Like to Know: It }

April 15, 2014

Over the past year, I’ve received the sweetest emails and tweets about outfits. As you may have noticed, we began documenting this just for you on blog. You’ll notice more outfit posts than usual and that’s simply bc you asked for it.
The team here at DS and I want to make it easy for you to shop each of those looks so we are adding a number of features. One of those features instagram friendly!
If you sign up for like to know it, and you like one of the outfit posts on insta, you’ll get the items and similar items emailed directly to you. Here is an example above. Hope you enjoy!

{ color twist }

April 14, 2014

Show off your colorist’s hard work by doing this modern twist knotted look.  Leave some wispy pieces keeping it undone and add a nice headband and out the door you go!

{ pops of pink }

April 11, 2014

I’m not necessarily an all pink girl, but pink accents are something I can get behind. Instead of feeling blue, add some pink around the house.  I don’t know why, but the color can just make you feel happy.

{ Rainy day beauty haul at Sephora }

April 10, 2014

One rainy days, I have a strange habit of getting in comfy, stretchy clothes, picking up a coffee …and spending a day at Sephora. I don’t know what it is about the rain that makes me even more inspired to try out new product but I end up in store whenever it comes down.
This week, on an exceptionally awful day weather-wise, I ended up with a really beautiful beauty haul. Here’s what I picked up:
Naked 3 palette. I loved one, tried two (went back to one), and now will try every shade in Urban Decay’s newest Naked 3 palette. I makeup artist once told me to avoid palettes in general but I’m an artist, what can I say.
I live in a good metallic since I tried the Stila pots, so when I walked by Buxom’s line of shiny stay there eyeshadow, this copper beauty stopped me in my tracks. And all named after dog breeds? Fun. I’ll take Golden Retriever for this test.
Years ago I had an estee shade that was the perfect nude with a touch of pink. It was discontinued ages ago and I have been trying to replace it since that day. My latest attempt will be with Make Up Forever’s N18 with their 3C liner. Wish me luck.
On a recent shoot for qvc, the makeup artist used an orange shade in my crease. Not a deep pretty corally orange, but instead a one with a yellowish tint. I cringed and closed my eyes when she began to apply but when I opened  them back up, I looked years younger. Decided to try this one for myself, so I grabbed Nars Duo in mediteranee.
I need another palette in my life like I need another man in my life 😉 but THIS one, limited edition NARS issist looks like it’s my dream collection. Nudes, browns, plums, grays…  Itching to try this.

Links are below for you so you can test em out with me. I also included links to the products. Send a tweet if you like anything- I’d love to hear if we feel the same love for these new goodies.

{ Things We Need: Leather Chic }

April 9, 2014

Give me some leather and I’m a happy girl.  Give me some leather and some dark vampy lips, a great bag, a statement necklace, and some sunnies and I can conquer the world.  Get yourself some leather and go run the world (girls).

{ fresh }

April 8, 2014

So you may have seen me tweet before about my new beauty regimen that the great people over at Fresh put me on and I decided to share my secrets with you.  My skin has never felt so healthy and clean, so here it is folks–my Fresh skin care secrets.  Guard it with your life.

{ Soy Face Cleanser } { Soy Conditioning Eye Makeup Remover } {Créme Acienne Infusion }
{ Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate } {Black Tea Age-Delay Face Serum }
{ Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil } { Louts Youth Preserver Face Cream Ingredients }
{ Créme Acienne Eye Cream }

{ red lips, red pout }

April 7, 2014

You know those days where you need to feel brave and bold or even just need an extra dose of confidence? On those days, wear red. Double red. Red lips, red nails. And don’t worry, it won’t look overdone, just keep the rest of your look simple. Red lips, red pout, totally chic look. 
Here’s how you can get this look:

{ neutral + gold tabletop }

April 4, 2014

As you might be able to tell, I’m obsessed with metallics, especially gold, and I think you should be too.  Metallics don’t have to just be in your jewelry or clothing, try to incorporate it into your home like on your table.  Start small and mix with a neutral and soon enough you’ll be going full Liberace.

{ Dolce }

April 3, 2014

Dolce sent along their newest perfume for us to spritz around this week and it’s beautiful.  We have sprayed it all over the office. It’s a floral, which I’m very particular about, that features the combination of White Water Lily and White Daffodil and has notes of the White Amaryllis- a special species of the flower that has never before been used in fragrance.
I see…that’s what makes it so special.

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