beauty

The 4-1-1 on Eyelash Extensions

I recently made the decision to give eyelash extensions a try!  Initially, I was hesitant, but I can't call myself a try blogger if I'm not willing to try something new and give you a candid review of my experience.  So, I went for it.  

Here's my full review of the process, the results, and what I learned about the new trend.

If you are interested in trying them out too (and live in Colorado), I highly recommend Glosshouz in Centennial.  The staff was amazing and so accommodating when I mentioned it was my first time getting them done.  Their contact info is below:

 

 

Near Park Meadows Mall next door to Ethan Allen.

8171 S. Chester St. 

Centennial, CO 80112

p. 303.459.4210

glosshouz.com

Flawless Fall Makeup Tutorial!

Happy Wednesday, guys!  I hope you are getting to enjoy cooler nights like we are here in CO.  Last night, after I styled today's outfit, I realized it's been a while since I created a vlog post for you all.  So here you have it -- today's post is a quick, flawless makeup tutorial that's perfect for cooler weather!  

After filming,  I realized I didn't address mascara.  I have eyelash extensions (which I recently got for the first time and will be reviewing next week), so you will want to apply mascara as step one, if needed!

Friday Faves: Polish, Clutches, and Corners!

The week, my list of favorites will make you want a makeover in every way!  From wardrobe to home decor, I can't wait to show you what I've gotten into this week. 

The Polish!

Earlier this month, I stopped in my favorite day spa, Glosshouz in Centennial, for a quick manicure!  While perusing colors, I found a new line of polish and quickly became obsessed with their product.  Not only were the bottles GORGEOUS, the color selection was so diverse and well chosen for each season, I struggled to find a new fall color from their recent releases.  I finally settled on, Doe My Dear, a beautiful grey -- perfect for the upcoming season!  The polish stayed on over a week and the color turned out beautiful.  Needless to say, I snagged one for myself - obviously I needed it to display on my vanity!

The Clutches!

If you read my recent post on "White After Labor Day", than you fully understand the importance of accessorizing your outfit to polish off your look.  Clutches, handbags, and wallets can add just the right amount of color or add a texture you were missing to complete your ensemble.  This week, I put together a list of my current favorites for you!  Each of these pieces has a unique feel, color, and tone, but could be mixed and matched with the same outfit!  They are perfect additions for your fall wardrobe and the quality is amazing.  Varying in price, you may want to check them out HERE, or stop by Intrigue Boutique in the Highlands to shop them.  If your from Colorado and love to SHOP LOCAL... this is your golden hour!

The Corners!

This week, I'm opening our doors and sharing one of my favorite corners!  The sleek, modern look has a clean feel in all the right ways.  I love how the legs on this chair pull from my sense of style, but the low profile and neutral color pallet compliment Andrew's taste!  Adding a fun patterned pillow kept the feel of the room colorful and inviting.  The cow hide rug and the rustic flower pot toned down the coolness of the room, rounding off the look!  

Don't Put Away Your Favorite White Pants!

“No white after Labor Day!”  -- Ever heard that saying? 

If so, I have some news for you! 

Since the news is both good and bad, I’ll give you the good news first.  It’s not a thing anymore – white after Labor Day is completely acceptable.  Now, that doesn’t mean that you can just wear white however you please, there is still a few rules to follow... but I’ll help you navigate them! 

The bad news? You can’t associate with the person who taught you that saying anymore.  They clearly don’t have your best interests at heart. So, say a quick goodbye to your grandmother and pack your bags for better living!

White is one of my FAVORITE fall colors.  Actually, if I’m being honest… It’s one of my favorite colors all year round.  However, during the fall season, the presence of white in an outfit helps to distinguish it from the later trends of the year – winter.  Incorporating white into your ensemble is a great way to keep you look fresh and light, while still allowing you to add seasonal colors like mustard and wine. 

Pairing the white with the right combination is key.  If you try and add too bold of a color to your white pants, you may end up looking mismatched.  To give you an example, I’ve paired my favorite white relaxed-skinny jeans with a neutral charcoal blouse.  This combination allows me to pull in the warmer tones of the fall trends, without going too dark and conflicting. 

Adding a wine colored clutch, in a suede fabric, pulls in another seasonal color, but the fabric helps to make that transition soft!  If I had gone with a harsher bag composition, I would have changed my pants from a distressed/relaxed style to a sleeker style, or a slack looking pant with a crease.  I also chose a lip color in the same family as the bag!  That was a personal preference, mainly because the lipstick is one of my favs (look for my review on it this Friday!!)

To finish off the perfect “fall-white”, I incorporated another neutral color in my shoes.  The beige suede bootie pulls in the neutral tone of the blouse and the texture of the clutch.  This finishing touch allowed my look to come full circle and look polished, complete, and ready for the season ahead!

 

 

Photo Credit : Noah Berg Photography (@noahbergphotography)

Long Locks of Golden Sunshine : HERE

Lipstick: HERE (use code "REBECCA" for a discount)

Bootie: Sam Edleman |  Pants: Express | Top: Inspyre Boutique

Shopping Can be Community Service!

I love living in Denver!  I feel like I'm in the center of the "think tank" world  -- every day, I meet new business owners with a passion for making a difference in a new and innovative way.  The passion is contagious and I feel like people here just love collaborating/becoming better together.   Recently, I came across a company I couldn't help but LOVE.  

Liberty USA is a jewelry company based out Denver that aims to assimilate Refugees from all over the world.  Their passion and purpose make them undeniably amazing, but on top of that... Their jewelry is one of a kind.  It's dainty and beautiful!  

The classic, simple looks are perfect for everyone and the knowledge that your purchase helps someone who truly needs all the support they can get it is inspiriting.  I could rave all day about them... but no one tells their story better than they do.  Watch my interview with them below to see why I fell in love with this company! 

** Support the cause:  Purchase your pieces here**

A "Parent Trap" Worthy Face Mask!

Taking your skin care routine to the next level can be hard…  BUT, if you’re like me, then you’ve always dreamed of walking around your house in a mud mask- just like Meredith Blake from The Parent Trap – so taking that next step can be fun at times too!! 

Today’s post is all about the amusing and glamorous side of being a girl – and you’ll LOVE the price of my favorite product!

Like I’ve mentioned before, Denver’s dry climate has pushed me to make changes to my skin care routine that I probably wouldn’t have done on my own.  While I’m grateful for the little nudge, I’m also constantly looking for the best products for my new developing fine lines…  I hope you’re enjoying all of the Wednesday beauty posts that are dedicated to helping you do the same thing!  Luckily, I’ve seen huge benefits from going that extra mile and doing a more in-depth regimen on a regular basis!  

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One of my favorite products I’ve added to my routine has been a bi-weekly face mask!  When I started down the path of further care, I didn’t want to overwhelm myself, so I started small.  This Dead Sea Mud Mask was a best seller on amazon, so I thought I would give it a try.  Not only was it affordable, it didn’t require any additional steps, had no man-made additives, and there was no chance of burning my face or peeling off skin because I didn’t know what I was doing!  

To keep things manageable and hold myself account, I set a schedule to do the mask every other week!  I chose Sunday as my day because I knew that I wouldn’t be pressed for time and it would be a great way to start the week! 

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Little did I know I would fall so in love with the product that I felt compelled to buy it for my mom for Christmas…  I’ve started looking forward to “mask Sundays”!  They are a great way to make myself take some Me Time and ground myself before the week begins.  Not only has it been awesome for my state of mind, but my skin has LOVED the extra moisture and exfoliation.  I’ve found that every other week is the perfect amount of time; my face is never irritated or over moisturized!  My pores are smaller than they have ever been and I get compliments on my glowing complexion on a regular basis.

Want to try it out?  I’ve linked the product below for convenient shopping!!  && GUESS WHAT?  It’s less than $15 and available with free shipping!