This + That

This + That
  1. Wow, we had really questionable shoe choices in the 90s, y’all. (I had almost all of them, or at least knock-off versions.)
  2. Benefit just released a cream-to-powder stick of one of my favorite bronzers and I want to get my paws on it.
  3. I LOVE this body-positive roundup of women sharing real “before-and-after” body shots on their Instagram.
  4. Speaking of bods, I finally found my perfect bra.
  5. For everyone who loved my gold Stan Smiths from my Style Files post, these gold and white Superstars are a cute alternative.
  6. These animals look like they’re about to drop the hottest albums of 2017.
  7. I recently discovered all of Mary Greenwell’s old YouTube makeup tutorials on YouTube. Mary is an iconic British makeup artist who famously worked with Princess Diana. She’s all about accentuating natural beauty with “real life” unfussy makeup, and I’m obsessed. Two great tricks I picked up from her: applying base and concealer with my hands only to warm up the product and really blend it into the skin, and using a small foundation brush instead of a big powder brush to lightly sweep setting powder onto tricky areas, like the under-eye and around the nose.
  8. OMG, Emma Watson, please be my life coach!
  9. This 7-year old and her mom take Disney dress-up to a whole new [amazing] level.
  10. Put down your phone: reducing your screen time may improve your health.
  11. I’d like a pair of these Chanel-inspired leather ballet flats that are under $100, please and thanks.
  12. The sandals in the photo are a few years old, but try these cute studded slides.
  13. While looking for a dupe for those sandals, I just found these taupe ankle-wrap Steve Maddens for $50 and ordered them.

This + That

This + That
  1. We survived Valentine’s Day! This $5 bubble bath is a holiday week staple in our house: it relieves tired, achy muscles and puts me right to sleep.
  2. Need a place to house your ever-growing book hoard? *raises hand* Emily Henderson rounded up 81 bookshelves that combine form and function.
  3. My favorite seventh grade sneakers are making a comeback!
  4. Here’s a handy guide to the healthiest options at popular chain restaurants.
  5. Jamie Paige found a bunch of drugstore makeup dupes you may not know about.
  6. I just bought my fourth tube of this amazing natural body oil. It’s a splurge, but a little goes a long way; a tube lasts me about 3 months with almost daily use.
  7. Check out these free printable coloring pages from libraries and museums to get your creative relaxation on.
  8. Red wine gummy bears? Um, yes please.
  9. I need a burgundy suede moto jacket in my life.
  10. I bookmarked this list of 17 “un-put-downable” books for my next trip to the library.
  11. My scalp is having a bit of a freakout this winter, but this drugstore salicylic acid shampoo is saving the day by seriously reducing flakes and itchiness. Plus it’s fragrance-free, so no telltale dandruff shampoo smell.
  12. If you’re looking for a small makeup pouch to toss in your bag with your everyday touch-up essentials, I found the perfect one at Ulta this week for $6. And it’s leopard print.

This + That

This + That
  1. My new lazy-girl hair heroes: this invisible oil primer + air dry styling creme. I shampoo at night, follow up with these products, and air dry. In the morning I have a little extra volume and texture for a quick and easy ‘do: I pile it up in a messy top knot or add a few waves with my curling wand, spritz on a little wave spray and go.
  2. Let’s start a joyful rebellion.
  3. These 26 tweets about married life made C and me LOL.
  4. This creamy beige nude nail polish is back on regular rotation in my DIY mani routine; I get so many compliments on the color.
  5. Because the food is the best part of Super Bowl Sunday: loaded french fry nachos.
  6. Also: pineapple lime beer margaritas.
  7. I added this antioxidant dew to my skin care routine about a month ago, and my skin is loving it; it’s a multi-tasking brightening moisturizer step that wears well under makeup and keeps my skin hydrated all day without getting greasy.
  8. Tessa Perlow’s embroidered upcycled pieces make me want to get my cross-stitch on.
  9. Don’t you love when you find old favorite lipsticks while cleaning out your handbags? I recently rediscovered this bareMinerals lipstick in ‘Heaven’ and it’s back in my everyday makeup bag. It’s a super moisturizing your-lips-but-better nude.
  10. I love this list of 10 good things about being an introvert.
  11. My favorite hi-rise jeggings are BOGO 50% off. I seriously live in them, and they’re under $50.

This + That

This + That
  1. I tried a sample of this vibrancy-boosting mask from Sephora this morning. First impression: it felt like I was spreading orange marmalade on my face. But when I removed it with a warm damp washcloth 10 minutes later, my skin felt balanced, soft and, dare I say, glowy?
  2. Speaking of skin care, I think I just used the last pump of the most expensive moisturizer I’ve ever purchased and I want to cry because: a. I don’t want to go a day without it, and b. I’m going to have to buy it again.
  3. A #CuteAnimalTweetOff is exactly what the Internet needed last week.
  4. Indiana dropped the mic on all those blogger and editor listicles about “simplifying” life.
  5. Here’s what 5 cult drugstore beauty products look like on 5 diverse women.
  6. Damsel in Dior spilled all her Instagram editing secrets in a helpful video tutorial.
  7. If financial fitness is one of your goals for 2017, there’s an app for that.
  8. Is ‘sorry’ still a dirty word? I’m trying to be more mindful about the way I throw it around.
  9. Do you have a drawer stuffed with unworn t-shirts? Don’t we all? Upcycle them into cute grocery totes!
  10. I’d like this eyelash sweater in navy, please and thank you.
  11. Feeling crafty? I love this color-blocked wire basket DIY from Oh Joy. And this adorable candy heart garland by Tell Love and Party!
  12. It’s a cold and cloudy Sunday, so I think I’ll try this crockpot creamy taco chicken chili recipe for dinner.

* I’m wearing these peep-toe perforated suede booties in the photo.