Posts tagged ‘shop’

October 4, 2012

Style Inspiration: Anthropologie October 2012

Just got the new Anthropologie October 2012 catalog yesterday and immediately loved how each shot was like a lovely piece of Spanish art.  Rich and elegant, these are some of my favorite pieces from the Barcelona-inspired shoot.

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left:  Boiled Wool Draped Sweatercoat ~ Ruffled Peplum Cardi ~ Ridealong Cap ~ Dotty Knit Blazer ~ Daybreak Gazania Necklace ~ Peppermint Bloom Ring ~ Caridad Ruffled Dress ~ Shimmered Skinny Belt ~ Ines Column Dress

 

August 20, 2012

Green Product Love

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve been slowly trying to switch my beauty products stash to more natural and green options. I’ve become increasingly keen on using natural products that are not only good for me, but for the environment and, in turn, mankind. I know this might sound like a bunch of hippie talk, but with more and more green options that actually work coming onto the market, why not try to go green?

I’ll be honest, though, some of the products I’ve tried have been hits and misses. For example, every “natural” conditioner I’ve used has not given me the silky softness that regular conditioners do. I have no idea what chemical or ingredient is responsible for the softness, but, for now, I can’t let it go. haha.

I have however found some awesome products that I’ll share with you as I stumble across them.

Now, going “green” or “natural” usually means having to pay more. But in the end I think it’s worth it when you’re talking a few dollars over months and months of use. And it actually makes me waste less.

Anyways, that’s my go green spiel for today. And here are a couple of awesome finds from my local Sprouts market, which is an awesome find in itself! If there’s one near you, you definitely need to check it out!

 

Mineral Fusion Brush Cleaner

I use a brush cleaner spray to freshen my brushes between the more thorough cleanings. I wanted to try this Mineral Fusion cleaner after I read about it’s gentle formula and natural disinfecting. I have no idea how this natural formulation, which includes grapefruit seed, rosemary, orange and eucalyptus does it, but it cleans my brushes beautifully. Better, in fact, than the one from Sephora I had been using. And it has a nice fresh scent.  I picked up this cleaner for about $10.

I feel so much better about using my brushes after they’ve been refreshed so naturally.

 

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PeaceKeeper Eco-Easy Vegan Nail Polish Remover

I was pretty skeptical about this product when I saw it on the shelf. I love switching up my nail polish and have always opted for non-acetone removers, as they are more gentle on the nails. But how could this product, which is basically made from natural fermented sugars, rosemary and spearmint, tackle my layers of polish? I decided it would be worth a shot and now I’m a believer.

This remover takes off polish gently, so it’s not so different from using non-acetone. You’re left with a shine (from the sugars? essential oils?) and the slight scent of rosemary and spearmint. Not the immediately dryness of acetone. I think it’s safe to say my other polish removers can go.

 

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August 10, 2012

The Dealio: Summer Finds for Under $20

Holy cow it’s been so crazy crazy hot in Los Angeles lately! Triple digits where I live. I was listening to the radio the other day and the DJ summed it up nicely. “The temperature today is O.M.F.G. degrees.” lol

Anywho, I know the stores are slowly starting to roll out the Fall stuff, but I feel like I’m not adequately stocked for this kind of sticky, muggy, miserable weather. But here are some sweet summer finds for under $20. They make me feel a little better. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Clockwise from top left:  Anthropologie Intersected Vibrance Camisole: $14.95 ~ J.Crew Two-Tone Straw Hat: $19.99 ~ J.Crew Favorite Tank: $9.99-12.99 ~ Target Merona Beach Tote: $19.99 ~ Forever 21 High-Low Dress with Belt: $19.80 ~ Anthropologie On Holiday Shades: $19.95 ~ Sephora Lacquer Nail Polish: $3 ~ American Eagle AEO Embossed Flip Flop: $14.99

 

Stay cool and hydrated, everyone! xo

 

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June 21, 2012

Gucci 2013 Resort Collection

So sophisticated, chic, and well tailored with a cool 70’s vibe.

 

 

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{via Vogue}

 

June 20, 2012

Burberry Prorsum 2013 Resort Collection

I’m so loving this luxurious and chic collection. Making me look forward to Autumn.

 

 

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{via Vogue}