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Tutorial: Braided Top Knot for Short Hair

A few months ago, I randomly booked an appointment at my favorite salon, told my girl Melissa what I envisioned for my new look, and she joyfully chopped off five inches. I hopped on the lob bandwagon that day, and I’m lovin’ it. Hasta la vista, long hair.

If you’re contemplating making…

Why I Love Washing My Face: The Morning Edition

I’m making a conscious effort to take better care of my skin. This means washing my face morning and night, eating a balanced diet (trying to say no to donuts/cake/cookies), and taking a multi-vitamin and fish oil capsules daily (if I remember).

This also means accepting the fact that a half-assed attempt to…

My (Drugstore) Skincare Routine

I envy minimalists. You know who I’m talking about. They’re the people who live in a micro homes, bike to work and claim their glowing complexions resulted from excessive amounts of green tea and bars of charcoal soap. They make it look so easy, don’t they?

But the truth is, this…

Mother’s Day

1. bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor ($12)
2. Baublebar Corded Whirlybird Bib Necklace ($42)
3. Crabtree & Evelyn Pear and Pink Magnolia Hand Therapy ($20)
4. Clarisonic Pedi Sonic ($199)
5. 14k Gold Dachshund Keychain ($92)
6. Topshop “Concertina” Bag ($50)
7. The Cellar Serveware Cake Stand ($20)
8. Her favorite flowers
9. Birchbox 3 Month Subscription ($30)



winter skin


Oh, winter. Don’t even get me started on you. While I longed for spring in my last post, it’s time to face the disheartening reality that with 10 inches of snow on its way, winter is still here.
With that in mind, let’s talk about products. I’ll be the first…