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MY FIVE SCENTS
Day & Night

This weekend I picked up Elizabeth & James’ first scent (LOVE!) and it got me thinking: I rotate between only a few signature scents. Depending on the time of year I may throw in a seasonal scent, but really, I have my go-to ol’ reliables that work it for me, day or night…

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VALENTINE’S DAY BEAUTY
Two Looks, One Palette

This Valentine’s Day, I decided I’d try to spice it up a little, push myself out of my comfort zone, and experiment with two bold-for-me makeup looks. Hourglass Cosmetics and I have been wanting to collaborate together, and after receiving an amazing care package from them I thought, let’s see what fun we can have with this. A little conceptualizing later, et voila...a dolled up girl is a happy girl! But I am by no means a makeup artist, so I guess the lesson here is this: if I can do it, you certainly can too! (And bonus: Hourglass Cosmetics has been nice enough to offer my readers 15% off!)

Here are the products I used to get what I’m calling the Good Girl cat-eye look and the Bad Girl smokey-eye look

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THE E LIST
Pre-Spring Edition

I know it’s only January, but I’ve got spring on the mind. My palette is feeling a little 70′s Parisian, with black and blush, lace and leather, Diptyque, Guerlain, florals, fur and feminine touches…

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THE EYES HAVE IT
4 Looks for Any Season

(Apologies for the late post today — had some problems with my site!) With New York Fashion Week upon us, we get to be spoiled by fashion design at its best, but also, the best beauty talents the industry has to offer. Often the looks can be too severe for us mere mortals, but I thought this beauty editorial in Harper’s Bazaar Turkey was a model example of four classic looks you can never go wrong with: the cat-eye, smokey eyes, the golden eye and natural eyes…

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HAIR STYLE
My Must-Haves

I’m often asked about my hair, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: the main reason I have long hair is because I look terrible with short hair (round face)! The second reason is that I’m very lucky that my 1/2 Japanese side gave me good hair, which I feel I should take advantage of, right? The third reason is that I have A LOT of hair, so I’ve found that keeping it long helps to weigh it down and keep it straight. So, after many many years of hair raising experience, I will say that my current routine has been the easiest, using three fave products and a no-fail routine for seemingly effortless wavy or straight hair…

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D.I.Y.
Candle Makeup Jar

First off, let me say how silly I feel for even making a post out of this because it’s SO STINKIN’ EASY. But when I had an old Diptyque Baies candle that I didn’t have the heart to throw away, I honestly didn’t know how to take the wax out, and had to google it. While a few of the recommended methods sounded a little dangerous, one seemed almost too good to be true. Here are the 3 steps:

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FINAL SUMMER GIVEAWAY!
Win $175 in Beauty Products!

Now that summer’s coming to a close, let’s kick off the fall season by putting a fresh face forward! As a thank you to everyone for celebrating my birthday month with me, I wanted to offer one more fantabulous giveaway – a $100 Sephora gift card, and the Goldfaden MD Radiant Skin Renewal Starter Kit (a $75 value)!

As I’ve mentioned, I celebrated a BIG birthday this month, and quite honestly, I really struggled with this one the past year. But a friend of mine told me about her “39 Bucket List” and it motivated me to turn it into a positive and tackle those things I wanted to accomplish before the big day. I’m happy to report I was able to check off many, with more exciting bits in the works! A big one was to take better care of myself — I’m not so young anymore, time to face that fact! Hence, this giveaway is a tribute to honoring your inner and outer beauty, and I’ve made it really easy to enter (no follows!)…

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THE E LIST
Mama’s Day Edition

I haven’t done an “E List” in quite a while, but what better reason than upcoming Mother’s Day? You know me though, my version is gonna be about putting the sexy in this mama’s day, both in her home and closet, with 10 ideas to take it to the next level…

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TROPICAL DECO
Vanity

I’m in Miami and I’m definitely feeling the glam! To celebrate, I thought I’d pull together a tropical deco-inspired look for your vanity today! And you know me, I’m all about finding a few deals…

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[Guest Post] Palm Beach Lately
Valentine’s Gift List

Please welcome Beth and Danielle of Palm Beach Lately!

I asked the talented ladies of Palm Beach Lately to fill in for me while I’m in their neck of the woods! Stylish sisters Beth Beattie of Beth Beattie Branding, PR and Events and Danielle Norcross of Concierge Couture are behind this beach chic lifestyle guide, and now, SHOP!  They’ve always got something going on out there, and I so enjoy following their work and play adventures. Let’s just say, I want their life! ;o)

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