De-Zombify Your Eyes With Benefit Erase Paste


For the past month or so, I've been looking (and feeling) like a straight up zombie - but for good reason. I gave birth to my second child - a daughter, Arwen - on June 5 (a month before her due date).   It's hard enough being a mom to a preemie, but Arwen also spent her first 8 days in the Neonatal CONTINUE READING

L'Occitane Vitoria Regia: Botanical Beauty From Brazil


L'Occitane does a lot right when it comes to making their products - one of my most favorite things about the company is their ability to get the true fragrances of flowers.I had the pleasure of trying Vitoria Regia Hand Cream (above) from the Brazil Collection, and it's amazing!  The cream is not too thick and it doesn't leave that sometimes CONTINUE READING

Love Your Glasses with Glasses.com


When I was about 11 years old, my mom took me to see a play. I can’t remember exactly what show it was – probably because, at the time, I couldn’t see it very well. As we were driving home from the performance, my mom rattled off her favorite parts of the performance and engaged me in conversation. It CONTINUE READING

Kimye Wedding Makeup Artist: Mario Dedivanovic


By now, you've probably heard all of the Kimye wedding details. Kim Kardashian wore a Givenchy Haute Couture lace gown (she slipped into a bodycon Balmain dress post-ceremony) and Kanye West was outfitted in a custom Givenchy tuxedo. Not to be outdone, little North wore a dress also designed by Givenchy's creative director, Riccardo Tisci. The couple exchanged Lorraine CONTINUE READING

Brighten Up with Dermalogica Tri-Active Cleanse


As many of you know, I am currently pregnant. Very pregnant, in fact. I am due to give birth a week from tomorrow...and I am so ready to meet my little girl. This pregnancy has been rough. Not that my first pregnancy with my son, Westley, was easy - but this one makes that one seem like a walk in CONTINUE READING

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What’s On My Wish List

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today and here’s what’s on my wish list:

bebe Mixed Media Trench Coat Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Whats On My Wish Listbebe Mixed Media Trench Coat, $119 (after sale: $198)
When I received the Anniversary Sale catalog a few weeks back and spied this trench, it was love at first sight. The faux-leather sleeves are FIERCE and I can’t resist an asymmetrical zipper, so if this ends up fitting (sadly, it doesn’t come in Petite sizes), I’m bringing this bad girl home.

DV by Dolce Vita Folly Bootie Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Whats On My Wish ListDV by Dolce Vita ‘Folly’ Bootie, $66.90 (after sale: $99.95)
Again…another love-at-first-glance situation (it was also in the catalog). Give me a haircalf bootie in an animal print with an exposed zipper and I’m a happy gal. I don’t really need this boot, but I want it. Truly, madly, deeply.

Hue Denim Leggings Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Whats On My Wish ListHue Denim Leggings, $25.90 (after sale: $39)
Come fall and winter, I live in leggings – and Hue makes some of the highest quality, affordable and fashion forward styles. I already own two pairs of these leggings and I love them (my mom and sister own pairs too). What makes them a must-have is how they suck you in and make your legs and butt look firm and toned. It’s like a denim legging pair of Spanx. Speaking of Spanx… CONTINUE READING

Polished: OPI Thanks a Windmillion

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I’m not very good at subtle nail polish. I never get a french manicure – too stuffy for me – and I never really got into the habit of using pale pink or nude polish. My nails are either bare, sporting a coat of clear polish, or covered in a great color. I think of nail polish as an accessory – why be boring?!

My allegiance to bright polishes was swayed when I tried Thanks a Windmillion from OPI’s Holland collection. This pale sage green is gorgeous, and looks extra interesting when paired with a matte top coat. I wore this religiously all spring, and am looking forward to bringing it back in the fall to contrast all of my go-to dark colors.

SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Giveaway!

Posted on by daneen in Contest, Featured, Giveaway, Nail Polish, Nails | 95 Comments

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You know the old saying that when you love something, you should set it free? Well, I’m no fool. When I find something I adore and can’t live without, I don’t part with it. I get the hook up for my friends, so they can share my joy.

This week, I’m partnering with Nailene and giving THREE lucky ladies the opportunity to try (and fall in love with) SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish, which I raved about last week. Side note: it’s been a week and my mani looks exactly the same as day 1 – no chips and still high watt shine. CONTINUE READING

SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit Review

Posted on by daneen in Featured, Manicure, Nail Polish, Nails | 1 Comment

sensationail invincible gel polish starter kit SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit ReviewAs a busy mom who loves the look of fresh nail polish, but has neither the time for regular salon visits nor the time to invest in an at-home mani, I was very excited by the idea of a DIY gel manicure kit. So when Nailene offered me their SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit to try, I jumped at the opportunity.

Yesterday, I tested the system – with gorgeous results. In less time than it typically takes for me to paint my nails and wait for them to dry, I gave myself a SensatioNail manicure and pedicure with mirror-like shine that promises to last 2 weeks with no chipping. CONTINUE READING

Nicole by OPI: Kourt Is Red-y For A Pedi

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nicole by opi kourt is red y for a pedi Nicole by OPI: Kourt Is Red y For A PediI am absolutely obsessed with Nicole by OPI’s Kourt is Red-y For A Pedi - from the Kardashian Kolors collection. I typically gravitate towards edgy shades, but I’ve been seeing a lot of celebs sporting orange-y red manicures and I couldn’t help but hop on the bandwagon. So I reached into the recesses of my nail polish collection and unearthed this gem, which OPI sent me for review last year (better late than never, right?). CONTINUE READING

Memorial Day Mani: Essie Mochacino

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essie mochacino Memorial Day Mani: Essie MochacinoPeep my polish. It’s Essie Mochacino, which is described as “a perky gray with shimmer.” It reminds me of Mama Spoiled Pretty’s favorite shade, Essie Chinchilly – except warmer and sparkly. I bought it at CVS during a recent beauty haul (more on that later). I think I’ve found a new fave. What do you think?

The New Black Nail Polish Kits

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The New Black Floyd Ombre Shades 5 Piece Nail Polish Set1 The New Black Nail Polish KitsHow cool are these nail kits from The New Black? Totally an amazeballs idea, right? In fact, I had a similar beauty brainchild – but they beat me to the proverbial punch. Anyway, these kits are such a fun addition to the nail marketplace. CONTINUE READING



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