Real Techniques Bold Metals

27 January 2015

Last week I got to pop into the launch of the Real Techniques Bold Metals Brushes to catch a peak of the new super soft, metallic handled brushes that hit stores earlier this month. Offered in array or shapes and hues, gold, rose gold and silver, these beauties pack all the pow as other the Real Techniques brushes, and then some. 

Now, they're a little bit pricier than the other RT brushes, with a price point starting at $15.99 and ending at around $26 per brush. But the super soft bristles paired with the lightweight, gorgeous brass handles more than make up for the extra couple of bucks spent. They even have unique geometric handles that keep them from rolling off surfaces which is kind of genius if you ask me...

 Let's be real, they're almost too pretty to use, almost. 
You can grab them exclusively at Ulta
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How I Wore It: DSW Ankle Booties

26 January 2015

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DSW via Mode Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DSW.

Last week I talked about and showed off the riding boots I added to my closet courtesy of DSW’s winter event, so this week we’ll be talking about my other necessary find, these booties. Originally I wanted the grey pair but they didn’t have my size so I decided it was ok to add yet another black pair of shoes to my closet. Real talk, you can never have enough pairs of black shoes, trust me on this one. Anyhow, the heel doesn’t pack the usual height I tend to grab but I was looking for a lower, more (practical &) comfortable heel for days where I’m doing a lot of walking. These do the trick and look equally as awesome with tights, as without. I guess I’ll just have to wait out the without for a couple more months...

Until then I’m pairing them with my argyle tights, layered sweater and a pop of color.

Now, the riding boots and booties haven’t been my only recent DSW finds. I stopped in the Union Square store over the weekend and snagged a pair of grey over the knee boots for $30! Plus, the heels that I was obsessed with in October for 60% off. Two pairs of shoes for just under $60 and I’d call it a pretty big weekend shopping success. You still have a few more days left for the boot event (ends 1/31!) so head into stores or log on, and grab a pair for yourself!
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LuLu*s The Great Galentine's Giveaway: Win Free Dresses for a Year!!

23 January 2015


Forget the flowers, treat yourself to fab frocks for Valentine's day! Lulu*s giving away an entire year of free dresses to one lucky gal (and her best pal) for all of 2015!!

All you have to do is subscribe to their email newsletter by entering your email address after following the link below! You'll get a coupon code for immediate shopping upon entry and kept up to date on all the latest looks and chic styles! Want an additional entry (and a better chance to win)? Refer a friend! 


I teamed up with my best Galentine, Gita to show off our favorite Lulu*s dresses in honor of the Great Galentine's Giveaway! We all know I'm not one to ever pass on tulle, so this Ballet Liason dress in navy was the perfect addition to my Valentine's wardrobe with the addition of a moto jacket and colorful bag. As far as Gita's concerned, I'm thinking I'm going to have to raid her closet for that coat, it's the perfect addition to her Lulu*s striped dress.



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Colored Tights

22 January 2015

You might have caught on by now that once winter hits I'm not one for a lot of color, I tend to keep in neutral and find myself wearing the same bags over and over again. I'm fine with it, but let's be real it doesn't hurt to mix things up every now and then, right? Insert, wine tights and it's a whole new look. 

Sweater Parker, Jacket H&M, Skirt TJMAXX, Tights Sculptz, Boots Debshops
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Floral Maxi & {Faux} Fur Vest

21 January 2015

This winter I've found myself living in the same pieces from week to week, I think the discovery of fleece lined tights has made it extremely difficult to push the 'trusty' skater skirts to the back of the drawer. And while I love skipping pants whenever possible I think it's time to give my mini skirts a break and reach for something a little longer until it's time to bare my legs again in Spring. So, out comes the maxi top with a little (faux) fur...

Dress Lulus.com, Vest Debshops, Bag Vintage, Boots Diba
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In Review: Infinite Lash Enhance Serum

20 January 2015

Like my hair, my eyelashes are super fine but don't necessarily lack in the volume department. On the one hand it's great, it gives the illusion of thickness and volume. But on the other hand there not quite bold enough to stand on their own and picking a mascara is kind of a pain because my lashes love to clump together. So, if I don't use the right formula and wand it's kind of a mess (silicone wands are my favorite, my lashes just fan out). Luckily, I've found a handful that do the job, but let's be real mascara is not the healthiest thing for your lashes, especially if you're wearing it daily, which I do. So, I started looking for something else give my lashes the boost they need without having to commit to expensive prescription formulas. 
Enter, Infinite Lash Eyelash Enhance Serum ($75), from the creators of a recent favorite at Brock Beauty, Hairfinity. Now, since I was quickly sold on that beauty find last month, I was immediately on board with Infinite Lash. I'm not going to lie, it's a little tedious to start and I'm very commitment phobic of new beauty routines. You have to apply it to your lash line twice a day for at least 6 weeks and then nightly there after. Honestly, It wasn't too bad, once in the morning before the makeup routine and once after I washed everything off, I just made it part of my routine. I didn't even know it was there after a quick swipe. The glycerin & Hyaluronic Acid based formula is full of natural botanicals, vitamins and proteins to help condition and strengthen, and even lacks my beauty nemesis, parabens (I'm allergic). Plus, each tube has about a 3 month supply...

Now, it's not one of those overnight see the results kind of deals, it takes time. I've been using it for about a month now and really have only noticed that they've gotten a little stronger (I rarely see stray hairs at makeup removal time) and they're starting to look a little longer. Would I say they look healthier? Yeah. Is there a huge difference? No, but it's enough of a start to get me hopeful. Will I be purchasing again? Yeah, $75 might be a splurge but considering other formulas are much, much more and don't have the natural ingredients I'd be more likely to invest in this. So, if you're looking to kick up your game in the lash department I'd recommend trying these first.
Have you tried Infinite Lash Eyelash Serum
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