If you chuckled at this meme going around (thanks to Erin at Evolutionare for sharing it with me), you definitely understand the stress owning a business takes on you. “When we’re under ongoing stress, it creates that fight-or-flight reaction in an unrelenting way, and as a result, stress chemicals are released into the body. What we know so far is that the release of those stress chemicals creates biological changes,” Dr. Vivian Diller, PhD, tells the Huffington Post. “It’s very possible that if you have a life filled with that constant stress, little by little the body is breaking down.” The effects of the breakdown Diller mentions? Pre-mature aging. One study found that a harmful effect on critical DNA in cells can be caused by work-related exhaustion while another study, according to Scope (which is published by Stanford Medicine) supported even the anticipation of stress can accelerate cellular aging. Elissa Epel, PhD, a research
Between popping pimples, dodging toxic ingredients, and trying to assemble a routine that actually works – skincare can be an exhausting, not-so-glamourous process. Is it just me or shouldn’t it be about beauty and glamour, not medicine and problems? After all, your face is pretty important. With the abundant amount of skincare options out there, this brand really caught my eye a few years ago and I’ve been obsessed with their products ever since. Meet Doll Face Beauty – naturally potent, clean skincare inspired by the grace and style of retro Hollywood (how lovely?!). So why “Doll Face?” Founder Lisa Winarick shares, “Taking care of my skin was passed down from my Grandmother and then reinforced by my Mom and Aunts who all have taken amazing care of their skin. I have so many memories of special beauty days spent around the kitchen table with my mom and sisters mixing products to create our very own
I don’t typically side with many of the life decisions the Kardashians make, but swooning over Gorgeous Cosmetics may just be the one thing we can agree on. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I only cover brands and products that I absolutely adore, which is why I am so excited to share someone that POPSUGAR names a “New Beauty Brand to Keep an Eye On” with you! Founded by Celebrity Makeup Artist, David McConnell, Gorgeous Cosmetics is a luxury Australian beauty brand. The full spectrum collection is composed of performance-driven complexion, eye and lip products, premium quality brushes, false lashes and tools coveted by makeup enthusiasts and industry elite worldwide. Knockout products aside, the reason I love Gorgeous Cosmetics the most is that every element of the brand is designed for any woman desiring the confidence to apply her own makeup – to look and feel gorgeous everyday. Between copy embedded with clear,
After a big Thanksgiving feast who honestly wants to spend the next day waiting in long lines while shoppers trample over each other? It’s not worth it! You can maintain your zen while shopping the best Black Friday deals from you bed still in your jammies! BEAUTY Julep Save up to 75% on Julep’s Holiday Collection and get a FREE Julep Mirror Compact with any purchase of $25 or more. To get the free gift, add the Julep Mirror Compact to your shopping cart and use code GIFTING at checkout! Gorgeous Cosmetics FREE Buff Foundation Brush at checkout with code BUFF + other deals and specials! NARS Cosmetics 20% off with email sign up FASHION Alice + Olivia 25% off sitewide Anthropologie 25% off sitewide with code SHOPTOIT Charming Charlie FREE shipping on everything // tons of $10 deals Express 50% off EVERYTHING! Steve Madden 8 days of YASS – madd
If you’re starting to feel the holiday vibes, then you’ll want to check out a new nail art tutorial with the amazing beauty gurus at Julep. This gold-and-red ombre nail look will bump up those festive feelings and get you ready for Turkey Day. Especially for those of us who are totally ready to show off some holiday sparkle! And, did I mention it was easy? You don’t have to be a nail artist to create this shimmery look. This tutorial uses look uses two polish shades from the new Jingle Bells Welcome Box – which you can get for FREE when you join the Julep beauty box subscription. When you join, you’ll get a box of on-trend, gorgeous, and good-for-you products delivered to your doorstep every month. If you’re already a Maven, you can snag these colors in in their Very Merry Polish Duo gift set (this can be purchased if you’re
In October, I was so very thankful to spend a must-needed week in gorgeous Puerto Rico with my family. While I had hoped to show you some more beachy OOTD looks, my fam wasn’t quite so thrilled about taking my blog photos, so here’s what I ended up with, which is fine! My mind needed a break from coordinating outfits, scheduling time to take photos, and editing images… especially editing images. Now, onto the fashion! Does this dress look familiar? I wore the same bamboo jersey and linen ruffled Liberty 61 dress in black ($340.00) for my first day at New York Fashion Week back in September! See, I told you this was an incredibly versatile piece! I adore Liberty 61 as a brand because the quality of the pieces are second to none. Each is designed with you – the responsible buyer, traveler, mother, daughter, helper, socially-conscious, whimsical creatives, purpose filled adventurer, and the environmentally considerate – in mind.
Are your nails Halloween ready yet? Check out this new Halloween nail art tutorial from Julep that uses colors from their Happy Halloween Welcome Box. Get this 4-piece beauty box featuring a trio of spooky polishes and a gel eye glider for FREE when you join the Julep beauty box subscription. Julep polishes are my absolutely favorite because you are literally polishing your way to better nails. Breakthrough Oxygen Technology lets your nails breathe so they grow healthy and strong. Here are the steps to this easy orange-and-black mani: 1. Paint one coat of orange 2/3 of the way up your nail. Let dry. 2. Using a striping tool (or a toothpick!) to polish on black points. 3. Polish the outline of the points with one coat of black polish. 4. Add a top coat and you’re done! Extra nail tip! To extend the life of your manicure, start each layer
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us and we’ve found some of our favorite businesses that are going pink for the cause! 1.) Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancer from Amalie – $39.00 The Wink’s Buy One Give One Campaign from Amalie means that each purchase of their all-natural eyelash and eyebrow enhancers sends one of their products to a woman in recovery from breast cancer. Thanks to Amalie, you can enhance your lashes and brows while giving women the opportunity to regain theirs! 2.) CURE Double Body Serum from I.C.O.N. Salon – $38.00 Where there’s a cause, there’s a CURE. Cancer. It’s an illness that has touched each one of us, some personally, some from afar. It’s an illness we all want to eliminate. CURE helps hair recover from distress; “CURE for a Cause” helps people recover from cancer by donating 20% of all proceeds to Stop Cancer year round. 3.) Rondelle Bracelet and Necklace from Bloom Jewelry – $75.00, $99.00 For