Charleston & Kiawah Island Recommendations?

Monday, August 31, 2015



My family, along with all of our significant others, is going to Charleston, South Carolina this weekend for vacation and I can't wait! We are actually going to be in Kiawah Island, which is about half an hour from the city of Charleston. We used to vacation there every summer when I was younger and we are going back for the first time in a long time. 

We rented a house on the island which is part of the resort so we'll have access to the pool, beach, spa, gym and tennis courts. We're also planning to go into Charleston to shop, have dinner and take a few tours. 

Does anyone have any recommendations of places to eat, visit, shop or experience in Charleston or Kiawah Island? Like I said, we've been many times but it's been years since we've been back so we don't really know the popular areas or new places. 



Thanks!


Lauren


Early Fall Wish List & Recent Favorites

Monday, August 24, 2015



At this point in the summer, I'm definitely over the heat and humidity and ready to start scouting out fall clothes. I already know I need a new pair of ankle boots but I'd love to find a cheaper alternative to these Tory Burch ones. As for tops, I'm a big fan of plaid button-ups and Target has some great ones as well as Madewell. And for another season this year, I love the layered sweaters, like this one from Ann Taylor.




 Also sharing some other random favorites: I've finally started a few new shows including The Following, a suspense thriller-type show with Kevin Bacon, who plays a former FBI agent that's chasing a serial killer and his "followers," and the Wet Hot American Summer TV show on Netflix, a hilarious, kooky show about a summer camp, based on the movie. I also cannot stop drinking La Croix seltzers! I'm pretty much obsessed with all the flavors. How can these be so good but have no sugar or calories?!




-Lauren




Recent Favorites

Tuesday, August 4, 2015





Boots mascara (found at Target)

Marc Jacobs lip gloss ('heart shaped' color found at TJ Maxx)



Loft long cardigan (on sale!)




Sharing a few favorites this week, almost all of which I got on sale! I found the Marc Jacobs lip gloss at TJ Maxx for $10 and Marshall's had a few too, along with some Nars items, so check your local stores! Luckiest Girl Alive is sadly the only book I've read so far this summer, I need to get on my summer reading list already! It's a good read though, I definitely recommend it. Loft has some great stuff on sale right now (don't they always), like this chunky beaded necklace and long cardigan. The Benefit cheeky spot box o blushes is still available on their site. It was a holiday item and was on sale for a bit but isn't anymore, but it's still a great deal for six blushes, a highlighter and a mini brush. Lastly, I had never tried any of the Boots cosmetics at Target and I'm in love with this extreme length mascara, it's amazing quality! 



-Lauren

Brow Products: A Whole New World

Monday, July 13, 2015

I never realized how important brows were to an entire look until recently! I've been watching a lot of beauty tutorials on YouTube and they have opened my eyes to the world of brows. I do a very simple brow routine with just the Anastasia Brow Wiz to fill in the middle of my brows, but there are tons of products out there for all your brow needs. Here are some of the best ones I've heard about.













What do you do for your brow routine?



-Lauren

Recent Favorites

Thursday, July 9, 2015












Just sharing a few recent favorites! Happy Thursday!



-Lauren

3 Multi-Purpose Makeup Products

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I love buying beauty products and discovering new ways to do my makeup. But not all products are necessary to have in your makeup bag for a complete look. You can just as easily use classic products you already have, instead of falling for a brand's marketing ploy. Here are 3 great multi-purpose makeup products:


1. Concealer as eye primer: It's not really necessary to buy a special eyeshadow primer, you can just use any concealer or eyeshadow base. Combine that with a long wearing eyeshadow and you'll be good to go.




2. Bronzer/highlight or blush/highlight duo: No need to buy two different products, especially in the summertime. Get a combined product that has two different sides or a swirl of colors. I always prefer mine with shimmer. 





3. Tinted lip balm: Multiple layers of lip products is not always necessary. On lighter makeup days, go for a tinted lip balm or lip butter that provides color but isn't labor intensive or heavy duty. 




What are your favorite multi-purpose makeup products?




-Lauren

Recent Favorites

Tuesday, June 16, 2015








I haven't done a recent favorites post in a while. I finally accumulated some new favorites so figured it was about time I shared them! This week includes a lot of different eyeshadow products, obviously some lip products and a few randoms. 



-Lauren