Wednesday, April 19, 2017

No.7 Match Made Makeup

No.7 products
Drugstore makeup finds
As far as affordable makeup goes, No.7 is a great line to check out. The brand is established, and reasonably priced. They recently launched the Match Made app and product line, a group of products that are tailor-made for your skin tone and type.  Download the Match Made app online, and get started. Here's how it works:
  • Pick up the Match Made card at your local drug store (free)
  • Download the Match Made app (also free) 
  • Rinse your face of all makeup 
  • Hold the card up to the side of your face
  • Snap a photo
  • A few shots later, and your done!
  • You can also find a Walgreens store that matches you right inside the store. 
The app reveals the correct, color matched No.7 products for your skin tone, including foundation and lipstick.  I think this is a great idea because part of what makes shopping for drugstore makeup difficult is that you can't test it out. With the app, there's no more guess work. 

Click through to see some new makeup launches with swatches from No.7


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar - Miami

Yardbird Southern Table and Bar, Miami
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Fried Green Tomatoes BLT
If you've lived in, or visited Miami in the last five years, chances are that you've been to Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.  The southern-style restaurant was the first of it's kind to hit the city. It debuted among a ton of fried-chicken fanfare, and continues to be a place where people go for specialty cocktails and country style cooking.

Last month, in response to popular demand, Yardbird extended its hours and rolled out a $25 lunch menu.  Now, you can grab some breakfast as early as 8:30 AM on the weekends, or stop in for a late night snack, because they're open until midnight.  Also, happy hour has been extended from 4PM-7PM. (Yardbird has a beautiful bar area, with a full range of liquor).  If you're a bourbon fan, you'll want to sample their selection, which they infuse in-house with ingredients like bacon, and honey.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Pork Ribs
The new lunch menu is available Monday through Friday, from 11AM - 4PM.  For the lunch menu, you can choose between the Deviled Eggs or the Fried Green Tomatoes BLT as a starter. For the entree, you get the Lewellyn's 1/2 Fried Chicken. Dessert includes your choice of a Fried Oreo or Beignets.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Miami
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Deviled Eggs

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Cute Baby Shower Outfit l Cute Work Outfit

A few weeks ago, we celebrated my friend's baby, Amelie. This is what I wore to her baby shower.
This high-waisted skirt, that flares, can be tough to style because you have to ensure you define your waist. The option of a cropped jacket, that falls just above the waist is the ideal option. The length of my jacket was a tad too long, but still helped pull the look together. 

The bold, floral print of the A-line definitely called for a solid pairing on top.  The black jacket is interesting because of the texture of the fabric, and the detailed sequined collar.

Shop some floral skirt options here:


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Alleviate Stress: This Works Stress Check


Happy Saturday! I recently started a new job (couldn't be happier, by the way), but because of that, was unable to go to New York Fashion Week.  My favorite girls at Bollare didn't want me to miss out on the action, and sent me some great stuff from their gifting suite.
I wanted to tell you about the This Works line that I have really been enjoying.  This Works is a line of natural products designed to help you unwind, and melt away the days' stress.  They help you put your body into a restful state to help you sleep with ease!  These products are especially great for women in my industry, since we all usually operate on minimal sleep, and too much coffee, in a high stress environment #lawyered. 

I first fell for the Breath In oil that smells like lavender. Lavender has traditionally been used to help calm anxious nerves (that's why spa's are always lavender scented). This roller ball can be applied to pulse points like your temples, or your wrists. If you have muscle aches, apply it directly to the site that hurts and rub it in. The aromatherapy helps calm your nerves. Apply it just before bed to help you fall into a deep sleep. 

The Stress Check Face Mask is a great product for those days when you want some at-home pampering. When you apply it, you will feel a cooling sensation from the Peppermint extract. The anti-oxidant rich formula contains Turmeric which has healing and anti-inflammatory properties. The mask will reduce redness, promote radiance and hydrate the skin. It also contains Chamomile, to help relieve both mental and physical stress.  

If you're sensitive to scents, check the ingredients of the products before purchasing them. Certain products are heavily scented since the ingredients themselves are what help alleviate stress. 

They have everything from pillow sprays, face masks, hair elixers and beauty oils. All designed with one thing in mind: to help you get to that zen place. Om.

The line is available online, at ThisWorks.com, QVC, Asos.
FTC Disclosure: the products contained in this post were provided to me by PR. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks - New Launch! Swatches!


The excitement when MAC sends you a new launch is REAL guys. There are days when a package at your doorstep makes your day and when MAC sent their new Retro Matte liquid lipsticks over, well, let's just say day made. 

The previous launch of these liquid lipsticks left us feeling sad because the formula was drying, but they've reformulated their ingredients. Now, the lipsticks are not overly drying, but still very long wearing. They're intensely opaque and provide great color payoff with just one layer. They have a slight tackiness to them initially, and then dry down. The best way to remove them is with an oil based cleanser (do not even try Bioderma or other Micellar waters). 

There are twelve new colors in the launch, each retailing for $21. Shade Burnt Spice is my favorite nude shade. They're mostly earthy, cool toned colors that are wearable, except for Young Attitude (because I can't walk into the courtroom wearing blue lipstick), and it was also patchy. Carnivorous is a beautiful, deep red, and just a tiny bit patchy. Try a red liner underneath this shade.

Ten shades swatched down below.
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