November 25, 2014


red holiday gift guide for her, plaid, lace, sparkle
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Red is my FAVORITE color of the holiday season, so I was super excited to put together this shopping guide for you full of my favorite red pieces. My senses were firing on all cylinders with each piece I selected. A lot of these items are on sale so I recommend you hop to it before Black Friday hits and all of these beautiful pieces get scooped up. I grabbed this red lace beauty at H&M yesterday ( size 6 ) and am so excited for such a steal, I know it will sell out fast.

Here are more of my favorite reds!

Have a great Tuesday! Don't forget to enter the Holiday Sand Cloud Giveaway here

November 24, 2014


sand cloud giveaway, ray ban sunglasses
A quick hello today to launch a little holiday giveaway from Sand Cloud. Even though most of us are not laying by the pool this week or visiting a warm beach, that doesn't mean we should completely forget about great gifts like the Sand Cloud to help us be ready when the weather heats up again. Enter below to win a Sand Cloud of your choice for yourself or as a gift to someone special! See my full feature here.

This giveaway runs from 11/24-12/2 and is open to US residents only. You must be a King & Kind subscriber to enter.

Have a great Monday! 

November 21, 2014


silver and gold holiday gift guide for her

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As the holidays approach I will be sharing my favorite deals and picks with you. My plan is to make each shopping guide a theme. Today we have silver and gold! I have been finding so many beautiful pieces like this gorgeous art deco bracelet and these classic with an edge gold flats. I just love a pointy toe, I cannot even tell you! Plus with all of the sales going on everyday you are likely to be able to get a real bargain on this stuff. My favorite sales right now have been with Banana Republic, Gap, JCrew, CWonder {30% off EVERYTHING}, and Asos. Happy holiday shopping and happy Friday before Thanksgiving! I am sure you are like me and have so much to do before the holiday weekend next week.

November 19, 2014


nars heatwave lipstick, camel coat, fall style
womens camel coat, ray ban aviators, celine tote
camel coat, jcrew tissue turtleneck, nars heatwave lipstick
black ray ban aviators, camel coat, lob haircut
zara camel coat {similar} | tissue turtleneck {ON SALE!}  | moto skinny pants {ON SALE!
celine bag {similar to celine} | enzo angiolini boots | gorjana roya ring ℅ ON SALE! | ray ban sunglasses | una ascent ring ℅ 
nars  heatwave lipstick + mac lip pencil in 'cherry'  

This weekend we drove up to the mountains to get a little taste of Fall. We stopped for some apple berry pie and cider and talked about how we NEVER go for drives anymore. People just don't do that. We have the attention spans of two year olds with everything going on. It's just nice to get out and explore a little.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner I am thinking about all the things I am grateful for and lucky to have, and as cliche as that is at this time of year, it's so important. I was talking to someone last week about how we all get so wrapped up in trying to be the best and compare ourselves to others and most of the time it ends up completely stealing the joy from us. There will always be someone who is better than you and always someone who looks up to you in some way. I intend to focus on just being the best version of myself and enjoying all of my own accomplishments, however small. I can't tell you how many times I have had these little triumphs in my career or blogging and have let myself so quickly get squashed by the larger shadow of someone else.

So here's to being thankful and loving yourself. Hope you have a great Wednesday.

Don't forget to enter the NVEY Organic Makeup Giveaway here!

November 18, 2014


jcrew tissue tee, organic bath and body products
large coral, coastal bathroom decor, moxxie body care products
jcrew tissue tee, jcrew leggings, ugg boots, moxxie essential care
natural bath products, gold mirrored tray, plaid blanket scarf
natural room spray, lavender and rosemary room spray
coral bathroom decor, moxxie natural soaps, san diego style
gorjana roya ring, moxxie essential care natural soap
moxxie natural shower gel
moxxie lavender lotion, natural skincare

Continuing on my quest to try more natural products that are both good for me and good for the environment, I jumped at the chance to test out Moxxie's line of essential care products. These are natural, pure, creamy,  long-lasting plant-based soaps. They are non-drying, honestly scented, wonderfully textured and moisturizing for your skin.  Moxxie Essential Care soaps do not strip your skin's natural oils and are gentle enough to be used on the face and body.  I love how they gently exfoliate and nourish my skin, I feel like I am having a spa treatment!

They combine minimally processed plant oils like pure olive, palm, and coconut, aloe vera, castor, almond, avocado, wheat germ oils, and cocoa butter adding undiluted essential oils – pure plant extracts - which create the most heavenly scents. My favorite scent is the lavender rosemary soap but the Fall Soap Trio is currently on my wish list!

Other products shown here that I have tried and loved are the lavender mint sugar scrubs which are great to keep in your shower for a rub down, solid lotion body balm which is perfect for cracked heels and dry elbows, citrus blend shower gel which smells delicious and gets you squeaky clean, lavender body cream, and lavender rosemary room & body spray . And yes, I LOVE lavender. I spray the lavender room spray on my pillows before bed and swear I sleep better!

The Moxxie line would be a great holiday gift for someone special. I highly recommend you check them out. I am happy to answer any questions you have about any of these products, just leave me a comment or shoot me an email.

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Roya Ring {on SALE!}

Hope you have a great Tuesday! Don't forget to enter the NVEY Organic Makeup Giveaway here!

A special thanks to Moxxie Essential Bath & Body Care for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

November 14, 2014


Happy Friday! I used to have such an issue with my dark lipstick bleeding by lunchtime and after much research I found a way to not only keep the bleeding at bay but also to make my red and oxblood lipstick last all day long! Watch my latest makeup tutorial video to see how I do it.

What do you think? Be sure to follow my new YouTube channel and let me know what you would like to see next.

Hope you have a great weekend! Be sure to enter the NVEY ECO Organic Makeup Giveaway

November 13, 2014


nvey organic makeup reviewI have been on a bit of a beauty revamp lately. Well, let's be honest, I revamp my beauty routine at least 4 or 5 times a year. I have been thinking about all of the chemicals I put on my face everyday and it's starting to worry me a little. Between the face washes, acne medications, serums and makeup I thought it was time to really re-think the ingredients. When NVEY Eco {sold HERE} offered to send me their line of makeup I jumped at the opportunity to test these out and see if organic makeup could really meet my high expectations. Let's take it piece by piece shall we? 

nvey eco organic powder review

Mattifying Compact Powder

This powder is very light and soft giving you a natural coverage that is not cakey. I like that it is talc free and enriched with vitamins A, C, and E.  Also it combines jojoba oil with earth minerals to seal and refresh your foundation. It kept the oil at bay all day!

nvey eco organic blush review

Powder Blush 

This blush was very nice, if you want a very natural blush you will love this one. I use several swipes as I like a more contoured look. The color I went with was 'Blushing Peach' but they have 8 different shades for you to choose from. The ingredients are a blend of corn silk, chamomile and jojoba oil plus vitamins A, C, E help protect the skin from harmful free radicals. This blush is great for sensitive skin! As far as lasting power I give it a B+, I had to re-apply a little before dinner but overall I really loved it! It may give my Tarte blush a run for it's money. 

NVEY eco organic eyeshadow review


The eyeshadows I tested are 'Precious Pearl' (browbone and inside corners), 'Shroom' and 'Mahogany'.  I like these for a natural daytime look. I would have to try deeper shades to see if I can do a smokey eye with these. They did have good lasting power though and I have found myself reaching for them in the morning for the office. These are also talc free and mixed with chamomile and jojoba oil, with added vitamins A,C & E. 

nvey eco organic mascara review


This was my least favorite out of the line mainly because I have such light and tiny lashes that I need a really dramatic mascara to make me happy. If you prefer a more natural mascara or have sensitive eyes (ahem, Mother) then I think this one is worth a try! NVEY ECO Volumising Mascara  formulated with organic jojoba oil, organic beeswax and organic carnauba wax to build the lashes. Plus it's fragrance free. 

nvey eco organic lip lustre review

Lip Lustre

Probably my favorite out of the line is the Lip Lustre. I chose the color 'Lolita' which is a rich peach.
It kept my currently dry lipst moisturized, the color pigment is really vibrant in person! Ingredients include organic beeswax that hydrate and provide staying power with this lipgloss. I liked that it wasn't sticky and the color is very smooth and pretty.

nvey eco organic makeup review
{gorjana bracelets c/o here and here} 

Overall, I would say I am quite impressed with the NVEY Eco organic makeup line. While I don't think I am ready to go 100% organic with my makeup yet, I definitely plan to continue using NVEY and incorporating it into my routine. My top favorites were the Lip LustreBlush , and Eyeshadow. You can buy the NVEY Eco line here

organic makeup

What do you think about organic makeup? Have you tried any that you like? Have you thought about using organic makeup? 

Well, you're in luck because NVEY is giving away my three favorite products to 2 lucky King & Kind subscribers! You choose the color Blush, Lip Lustre, and Eyeshadow you want! Open to US residents only, giveaway ends at midnight on 11/19/14. Must be a King & Kind subscriber to enter. 

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Bender and Zoe Monteleone! Email me with your colors and address so I can have your makeup sent over.