Hourglass Confession Review

Hourglass Confession Review

The new Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim Refillable Lipstick is the most luxe thing in my handbag right now. Housed in a sleek gold applicator that feels like a tiny sculpture in my makeup pouch, this lipstick promises “creamy, saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish, without smudging or feathering.”

Does this lippy live up to its claims, or is the launch all style and no substance? Influenster sent me a complimentary tube to review, and after a week of having it in regular rotation, I’m ready to share my thoughts.

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In Search Of Cute Kicks

In Search Of Cute Kicks

Keds Tournament Mono SneakerIn the latest installment of Things I’m Too Old For Now: I can’t get away with wearing my beloved leather flip flops and flimsy ballet flats to work anymore. We have concrete floors throughout the flower shop, and after long days on my feet, my arches are shot. I know the lack of support is terrible for my legs and back, but up until recently, my desire for cute outfits was greater than my respect for ergonomics.

I’m just not a sneaker person; for years, I only had one shabby pair that I kept around for walking the dog or outside chores.  But these days — *cough* 30s *cough* — comfort is king, and I’m warming up to the look of vintage-inspired trainers paired with straight leg ankle jeans and a tee, and summer dresses dressed-down with easy slip-on sneakers.

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I bought a pair of knit Skechers trainers before Mother’s Day, and spent the entire holiday week proclaiming my newfound foot comfort to my team (bless their hearts.) And now I’m on a mission to add a few more options to my closet that combine fashion and function with cute details like perforated suede, metallic leather, throwback silhouettes, and animal print.

I rounded up some of my current favorites below, and you can click the images to shop ’em! (You can find the blush high-tops at the top of the post here.)

 

 

 

Tretorn Eve3  Tretorn Camden II Metallic Sneakers  Steve Madden Eloise Sneaker

Nike Women's Cortez '72  Adidas Originals Superstar 80s Suede Sneakers  New Balance 996 Sneaker

Tretorn Camden III.jpg  Miss KG Louis Trainers  APL Sneaker in Peach

Friday’s Five

Friday’s Five

I’d like to petition to make every weekend a 4-day weekend!

We closed the shop for the holiday, and I spent four glorious days lounging around the house in yoga pants, reading a little, binge-watching Netflix and Hulu a lot — currently loving Jane the Virgin and The Mindy Project — and only leaving the neighborhood to pick up burritos.

I didn’t realize how much I needed the mental break. I’ve been a stress case for the last several months, and checking out of the world for a few days gave my over-cooked brain a quiet, healing rest.

Now, onto this [short] week’s five things!

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