Friday, April 29, 2011

Lash out

How does one decide which Mascara to buy? There are so many options, how does one decide which is best? I have tried both the higher end ($25 plus)and then the cheapies, and to be honest with you, I tend to like the less expensive ones better!

I actually use 3 different ones, so I thought I would share them with you. I think all 3 give great results, and I never have the lash dandruff (the little black specks under the eye) that I hear people talking, here goes:

For every day and for great definition of my lashes, I use Define a Lash by Maybelline. It's got a really long skinny wand, great for your bottom lashes. I also use this if I am in the hurry and just want something on my eyes. It retails for about $7

For a more bold lash, I use Cover Girl Lash Blast. Amy, from The Huntress Lives recommended this to me and I really love it. It takes some time to apply it, and it can clump on occasion, but overall it really plumps the lashes up to give a dramatic look. I think it's hard to use on the lower lashes, so that is when I use the Define A Lash. $7

My all-time favorite mascara right now for day or night is  Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte. This retails for $19, so I am using it sparingly. It gives amazing definition, plumping and it's easy to apply. Tarte products are also all natural, so if you have sensitive eyes, this would be good for you.

Do you have a favorite Mascara that I should try?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Colorful, Vintage, Ornate...

I just came across Shabby Vintage Mom's shop on Etsy. I am just loving her vibrant colors and ornate vintage frames that are upcycled into pretty mirrors or magnetic boards. I would love one of these in my kitchen.

Her frames would be perfect for my "gallery wall" project that I will hopefully be putting together this summer.

And the mirrors could not be more fantastic...OR AFFORDABLE! $82? YES PLEASE!

For more fabulousness,  visit Shabby Vintage Mom's shop HERE


I tried on a silk blouse yesteday by Equipment at a local boutique called Standard Style, it was in the most gorgeous shade of Mint Green. I never, ever think to wear this color, but it is truly gorgeous on. I could only find one image of this online, and it is by blogger Something Navy. Isn't it a pretty shirt? It's so soft I could literally sleep in it.

So, after trying on the shirt I feel like I need this color in my life. It's such a beautiful hue...

do you love Mint Green too?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Take me here...

 To the Viceroy in Anguilla. Architecturally it's beautiful and how can you argue with the view from your hotel room windows? Unbelieveable...


My obsession with the Karen Walker sunglasses started last year, you may remember THIS post...

now after seeing Bee from Atlantic Pacific wearing them, I am totally convinced that these Sunnies need to be my next purchase...She is sporting the Deep Freeze Tortoise by Karen Walker

Seriously, could she be any more fantastic? Love the whole ensemble and the retro hair is fabulous...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Counting the days...

I am counting down the days until May 1st...the official arrival of Calypso St.Barth at Target. It looks pretty cute, don't you think? One of those beaded tunics will be mine! Thanks Amy for sending these images on to me!

Friday, April 22, 2011

I need this...

I find that blazers are my go to clothing item these days. I throw them on with everything...jeans, pants, skirts and hopefully shorts this summer. I have had my eyes on this beauty for a while. I bet this would get a lot of mileage in my wardrobe. Black and Cream Tuxedo Jacket $225 by EmersonMade

Need a new swimsuit?

Don't forget to enter the Stella Cove Giveaway! Just click HERE and comment on the giveaway post with what swimsuit you would pick for yourself OR for a little girl. Who wouldn't love a free swimsuit for the summer?

Have a great weekend and Good Luck!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Show me your...

MUMU!!!!! I cannot for the life of me remember how I stumbled across the Mumu girls, but I am so glad I did. Their designs are right up my alley. I want to live in these tops and I would love to be able to pull off those amazing printed pants.

You also must read their story...every great business venture has a story behind it, and theirs is good...

for all of their fab Mumu's, click HERE to shop

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Stella Cove + A Giveaway!

A swimwear line geared towards Mom's and Daughters? How adorable is that? Stella Cove makes suits for Women and also little girls in coordinating prints. I am just's all too adorable!

This European swimwear line has some of the most unique and beautiful prints I have ever seen. With playing on the beach or at the pool in mind, their silhouettes are comfortable and not fussy. Bring on the boogie boards and sand castle building!

I was so excited when they came to me offering up a women's OR a child's suit of a Scout readers choice! To win, comment with what item you would choose if you won the giveaway.

You can browse Stella Cove's site HERE. A winner will be picked next Monday April 25th!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


I couldn't believe when I got an email from Circle of Mom's saying I was chosen as one of the Top 25 Mom's with Style! I am among many other fabulous mom's, and it is so flattering to be in the same category as these other bloggers.

If you haven't checked out the list, you can see them HERE, some of my faves are Naina at Style'NEverything Fab, The Littlest Blog (she has a fantastic kids vintage store), The Lil Bee, Whoorl and Chasing Twins in Louboutins.

I would love your vote (click HERE). Even though I have no chance whatsoever to get to #1, it's pretty nice to be in the top 10! (no signing in required, just click on the thumbs up to the right of my profile)

Thanks again for all of you that follow along, make sweet comments and share with me in this blog journey. Happy Weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pimping out my coffee table...

We are in desperate need of some beautiful coffee table books for our family room table. I want something that not only looks pretty, but has good content as well. Here are some of my faves...

any personal faves I might be missing?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Some people think marriage is a commitment, I on the other hand feel like painting a room is a commitment. I don't know why I torment myself over paint color, but I do. It is a lot of work to paint a room, so I feel like you should really love it!

My husband and I had our house on the market for a few months and then decided to take it off, so we had put painting our bedroom and bathroom on hold. But, now since we have decided to stay, we need to figure out what to do with the 2 rooms. Problem is, I just can't commit. You may remember me talking about doing a Navy and White room a few months ago. Now, I am chickening out, I am not sure I will love dark navy on the walls.

After browsing the internet,  these rooms appealed to me...

Here is what we have that has to stay. We have dark wood furniture that is staying, as well as white bedding with brown trim (similar to the picture above). I wold love a white tufted headboard, but that's not going to happen. Our room is large with a big white tray ceiling, so doing a dark color wouldn't be an issue. I am just not sure I will love navy forever...

So, all of my decorator blog friends. What is your advice? 

Monday, April 11, 2011

My uniform..

This spring and early summer (before it's blazing hot) You will probably see me sporting something along these lines...

It's very classic, and some would say basic. But these pieces can be worn a million different ways. Now if only I could fit those chloe wedges into my budget...


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