November 21, 2014

SILVER & GOLD GIFT GUIDE

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

FALL CIDER

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

MOXXIE ESSENTIAL CARE

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.

Shop the post: 
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

NO BLEED DARK LIPSTICK VIDEO TUTORIAL



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 ECO Organic Makeup + GIVEAWAY!

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

Eyeshadow

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


Mascara

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. 



November 12, 2014

Gobble, Gobble!




Thanksgiving will be here in all it's glory before we know it. A classic and chic outfit like this one will be great for spending the day with friends and family. I am loving tie neck blouses for this holiday paired with oxfords and a classic camel coat. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it's so relaxing. No presents to fuss over, just good food and drink and quality time with loved ones. Plus some fun football and naps! This year Dave and I are jetting off to Park City after Thanksgiving for a winter getaway. I cannot wait!

What do you plan on wearing for turkey day this year?

November 11, 2014

WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND

loft ponte curvy pencil skirt
black ray ban aviators
purple paparazzi gold bracelet, gorjana roya ring, rebecca minkoff mini mab tote
burgundy lou and grey top, nine west heels, work outfit ideas
mac half n half lipstick
black ray ban aviators
lou & grey shirt | loft pencil skirt | 
rebecca minkoff bag | nine west pumps | gorjana roya ring ℅ ON SALE! | vince camuto studded cuff ON SALE! | ray ban sunglasses 
| gold beaded bracelet purple paparazzi 
mac 'half n half ' lipstick + mac lip pencil in 'boldly bare'  |  tarte tinted bb cream
I decided to show you another look for work today since my recent revelation that even though I spend 80% of my time at work I totally avoid work outfits on the blog. I don't know if that means I just get bored with business attire because I wear it so much or if my work wardrobe needs a bit more attention. Probably a mix of both. Do you find yourself in a work wear rut? I have honestly found that LOFT and the new Banana Republic have lovely pieces for work. I love that I can get petite sizes at both of these shops as well and they are always having great sales!

Strange fact that I just realized....I have worked at both of these retail shops. I worked at LOFT while in college with my BFF Lisa back when LOFT was a tad old lady, now it's adorable. I loved it then and still love it. I worked at Banana when I first moved out to San Diego and was in between jobs. I continued to work there after I got my corporate job on the weekends for some extra cash and discounts and found myself in tears every Sunday when I had to go to work because I was just so exhausted from the week and just wanted to cuddle up on the couch or take the dog to the beach. Not to mention I was in the middle of planning our wedding. It was time to call it quits with the part time job. It does say something that I still shop at these places after working there though.

Have a good one!