Stylish and Chic

Stylish and Chic

MANGO v neck shirt
$150 – mango.com

Blue jeans
$510 – calibre.com.au

Valentino suede ankle boots
$1,445 – saksfifthavenue.com

Alexander Wang shoulder handbag
$280 – veryexclusive.co.uk

Gucci yellow jewelry
fredmeyerjewelers.com

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Cozy Chic

Cozy Chic

TIBI grey coat
shop.harpersbazaar.com

Ted Baker black high heel booties
$200 – johnlewis.com

Chanel jewellery
depuis1924.com

Beauty Wishlist

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This time of year a lot of new products are coming out or generating a lot of buzz that I just can’t wait to get my hands on.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita

I’ve never purchased anything but Charlotte Tilbury but I’ve heard so many great things about the line. I definitely have more than one product from her that I want but this eyeshadow palette just looks too beautiful to pass up.

Klorane Soothing and Relaxing Patches

I had a sample of these and they really do soothe like they say! Ive really been getting into eye patches and have to pick up more of these.

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation Concealer

I saw Amelia Liana apply this on her youtube channel and it looked so flawless, need to try it! It also seems like a great two in one product to use on the go.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Also an Amelia Liana favorite, but I have been wanting a new liquid lipstick. The shade Soft Beige looks super pretty.

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Albeit Contour Kit

I just hit pan on my Kat Von D contour palette and that one was a little bit too dark for me. This one looks perfect! I love the peachy tones and the gold packaging is so cute.

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Artis Oval 7 Brush

These brushes have been on my wishlist for a while. But at $60 a brush, I haven’t been able to justify it. A girl can dream though!

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Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

I’ve been in a mascara rut lately, I can’t find out that I’ve liked since Too Faced Better than Sex – but that one was constantly flaking onto the skin below my eyes. After much research, I take my mascara very seriously, I think I’ve found the mascara my lashes need. Will let you know if I love it!

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Shape Tape Contour Concealer

This concealer is CONSTANTLY sold out, I’m not even entirely sure why it’s so special but I watched youtube Mallory Ervin apply it in a recent video and it looked amazing. Whenever I can get my hands on it, I’m going to pounce.

Let me know what your current beauty favorites are!

Happy Reading

Maura xoxo

Skin Care Favorites

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My skin has finally found a combination that it likes lately and I feel that not sharing would be a disservice. I have combination skin and it’s very sensitive to makeup and products, any little dirt causes a breakout. Due to this, I never sleep in my makeup and I try and use products made for sensitive skin.

Here’s some products I have been using since around September and so far I am breakout free and my skin has never been softer.

Firstly, I take my makeup off using the Boots Botanics Micellar water, gets every bit of my waterproof mascara off! I cleanse my face with The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Gel Wash. It’s super gentle but makes my skin feel so soft and clean.

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Next I spray my face with the Mario Badescu Rose Water Facial Spray, I tend to get reddish skin often and this really calms my skin down. Plus it smells amazing!

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I like to use an intense moisturizer and eye cream because my skin can get pretty dehydrated at night. I received free samples of the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream and Hydrating Eye Cream and I love them, they don’t make my skin oily and my skin looks amazing when I wake up.

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My all time favorite and life saving mask is the Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Masque. It either gets rid of all my breakouts or greatly reduces them. This is what I use before all big events and it always pulls through.

Caviar Pearl Milk Cleanser// Hydrafresh Toner

I also wanted to mention two of my long time favorites, I don’t use these products everyday but I love them. I had not ever seen this brand and have still yet to but these 24k Donna Bella products really leave my skin feeling refreshed and primed. This moisturizer/toner combo is a very light formula that smells amazing!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gifts

To be Honest, I pride myself on giving a good gift.  I started searching in September for something for my loved ones. Living in the city and having to buy on a strict budget, I want to save up while also finding something that the person really likes or wants.

This year I’m buying for my mom and dad, brother and boyfriend, here’s some great ideas for gifts for the loved ones in your life.

Bose Speaker

SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II ($180) :I got this last year and have used it to death, it’s great quality and gets so loud for how small it is. It’s also easy to take with you on trips.

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J Crew Men’s Cashmere Scarf ($118) :My dad and brother are looking for a great warm scarf this year. I picked this one up at J crew and it is so soft and snuggly.

LL Bean slippers

Men or Women LL Bean Slippers ($70) : I personally have these slippers, so do most people I know. So if you know someone who doesn’t have them yet, you can’t loose giving these as a present. With LL bean’s lifetime guarantee, you’re basically getting them amazing slippers for the rest of their life!

Laura Mercier Set

Laura Mercier Coconut Almond Bath Collection ($75): You may think this is a lot for bath products but I’ve used these and they’re really luxurious. The body wash leaves your skin super soft and the scent lingers all day. Perfect for those spa lovers.

Wall Art

Beer Cap Wall Art ($35) : This one is a great one for a guy who you have no idea what to get…aka my brother. It’s great because it is  wall decor as well as a collectors item. I got this for him last year and it’s been a great way to see what cool beers he has tried.

I hope this gives you all some ideas for your gifts!

Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

”Tis the Season for Holiday Parties

''Tis the Season for Holiday Parties

Miu miu dress
net-a-porter.com

Self portrait short purple dress
$290 – net-a-porter.com

NLY Trend velvet dress
$48 – nelly.com

Gucci pumps
$615 – net-a-porter.com

Holiday Party Ready

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Soprano Scalloped V Neck Dress

I am so excited for Holiday parties because that means cute holiday outfits! I picked up this amazing dress from Nordstrom and it is super comfortable and appropriate for any office party!

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Sydney Block Heel

These shoes I also grabbed from Nordstrom and I have to say after wearing them a few times the chunky heel is my new favorite. And they’re on sale!

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B.P. Crystal Choker

I had to add a choker to the look to glam it up a bit. I love the B.P. line at Nordstrom because it’s very reasonably priced and has great trendy items.

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo