Spring Wish List

Hey Beauties!

I have been loving all the new spring looks and have been shopping like crazy! They’re are so many beautiful pieces and colors in spring and so many trends I know I’ll be obsessed with.

  1. Slip on Loafers – So I already have a pair with a gorgeous embroidery on them and honestly I need more! These are popping up EVERYWHERE in so many cute styles and colors. I love She In for affordable trends, I’m not sure how long I’ll love this and the site has some amazing styles for less. // Studded Loafers $35bomber jacket
  2. Embroidered Bomber – I have been in love with this bomber for a while, I originally found it for ninety dollars and thought hmm.. too much, but I just found it on Lulus for less and ordered it right away. // Jack by BB Dakota Jacket $63
  3. Wrap Off the Shoulder Top – This top pretty much has every popular trend in it, and it’s super affordable! I love the check print and I feel like everyone looks good in a wrap silhouette. // Bow Tie Off the Shoulder Top $22
  4. Matching Sets – I have a major obsession with matchy separates lately and I found this one on revolve and fell in love. While it’s not warm enough yet I feel like these are the perfect weekend outfits for Spring and Summer. // Cleobella Set – Top $69 Shorts $83
  5. Slides – These Kate Spade slides are too cute! They are super comfy and fun and I love the pom pom detail – the perfect fun item to spice up an outfit! // Idelphia Sandals $110
  6. Lace Dresses – I have seen so much layered lace dresses and I love finding ones that I can wear to work because it just makes the perfect easy outfit. // Cold Shoulder Lace Dress $95 // BCBG Peasant Lace Dress $98

I hope this gave you all some great outfit inspo!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

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May Books Love

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Yesterday I received my customized May Books from MayDesigns.com and I am totally in love!

This website is amazing, you can choose from tons of patterns and colors for your background and then you can add your name, a monogram or any other customized label to the front in multiple fonts and colors!

I also love the size of the notebooks, they’re perfect for fitting in your purse while still being able to fit all the information in them you need! I ordered an agenda which is the blue and white striped one with my name on it, and then a notebook (the pineapple print one – so cute!) just to jot down ideas to have in my purse or at my desk! You can pretty much choose what you want in your notebook and they have tons of options like meal planners, baby diaries, workout diaries and even just blank pages for doodling. I am so excited to start using them! Go check out May Designs for yourself and design your own notebooks!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo

Holy Heat Wave!

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I don’t know about you but I went outside this morning and was hit with a whopping amount of humidity and 80 degree temperatures at 8 am…not my kind of weather. When I dress for work I normally dress for my super air-conditioned office. But this week its going to be loose, airy dresses all day every day. Here are some super cute – summer inspired dresses that are sure to keep you cool and still get that last bit of summer style in!

Don’t forget to check out the Lilly Pulitzer sale that’s August 17th and 18th – you can get most items half off!

Happy Reading!

Maura

Show me your mumu – Nick’s Babydoll // Lilly Pulizter – Daphne Trapeze Dress // Free People – Flutterby Mini Dress // Old Navy – Patterned Chiffon Maxi Dress // Anthropologie – Petit Jardin Mini Dress // Francesca’s – Emely Striped Dress

August Beauty Favs So Far

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I recently went a little crazy at the mall and got a bunch of new goodies for my summer makeup routine! After about a month of using all of them everyday these are my favorite for long-lasting makeup for your workday!

The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is AMAZING, I had heard a lot of hype about it and finally bought it, let me tell you it’s worth the price, my lashes double in length! I also picked up a few of the Bobbi Brown cream eye shadow sticks in the colors Dusty Mauve and Golden Pink, these swatched beautifully at the store and I just could resist! But now after wearing them for a while daily they really do last all day! And they blend amazingly. My foundation that is now the only foundation I can wear is work is the Estee Lauder Double Wear – this stuff really does last as long as it says it does. Through sweat, rain and a full 12 hour day it doesn’t even budge! I have literally even slept in it (which you really shouldn’t do) and I’ve woken up with it still looking pretty decent and not all over my pillow either – pretty amazing.

The next two are a powder bronzer from NYC and a powder foundation from Kiko that I use as a powder to set my makeup. The bronzer is just a perfect shade thats non-shimmery and isn’t muddy or orange looking. The Kiko mineral foundation was just a random buy when I needed powder and I love it! I can put it on over my foundation and it makes your skin look flawless, I am so happy to have found this product.

I am always looking for long-lasting makeup suggestions so if anyone has any feel free to leave comments!

Happy Reading!

Maura

Too Faced Better Than Sex MascaraEstée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place MakeupBobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder – SunnyKIKO SOFT FOCUS COMPACT WET & DRY MINERAL FOUNDATION

Monday’s 5 Essentials

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Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Vera//Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer//

GlamGlow Brightmud eye treatment//It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under-eye Concealer//Bath and Body Works Energy Body

Now we all know how rough Monday can be, either you’ve traveled for the weekend, gone out and maybe drank a little too much or you just feel like you didn’t get enough R&R this weekend. I happened to be in the sun all weekend, hence my first essential on a Monday – Vaseline Intensive Moisturizer with Aloe Vera. I love the fresh scent it gives off and if you forgot to apply SPF you may need that Aloe Vera to soothe you skin…aka I’m sunburned :(. But honestly, my friends and I love this just as a moisturizer on its own! Its great as a daily moisturizer and makes you feel refreshed.

My second essential – Clinique’s dramatically different moisturizer, just seems to perk my face up when I wake up feeling sluggish and also helps get some hydration back into your skin after a weekend full of neglectful skincare (you can tell my beauty routine kind of flies out the window on weekends). I have been using this moisturizing for years – stealing my mom’s when I was little because I liked the color. It has never failed to make my skin feel soft and moisturized, not to mention it creates a perfect canvas for makeup.

My next two essentials are both for the eyes – which seems to always be the dead giveaway that I’ve had a little too much fun the past weekend (whoops!) I was fortunate enough to snag the Glamglow eye treatment at Marshall’s in their beauty section and was super excited to try it out because their products are so expensive at the normal prices. I ended loving it my eyes looked so bright, big and beautiful, which is actually kind of a bummer because it is so expensive 😦 but regardless if you’re in need or a product to make you look awake, this is definitely worth a try! And if maybe you can’t get your hands on this magical stuff, try the It cosmetics Bye Bye under eye concealer, I’ve been using this for a year now and its heavy duty coverage, I wouldn’t suggest it for daily use, just because it is such a thick consistency, it’s really only needed on those days where you have a lot to cover up! I have the lightest tone which is very white-cream toned, making it a banging highlighter for your under eyes while also concealing! Honestly, its an amazing product and has been used as Nina Dobrev’s go to product for years on the set of The Vampire Diaries.

My last essential is a mood lifter for me, I’ve never been a big believer in aroma therapy or essential oils but I smelled this in the store and had to take it home. I spray it in the mornings when I’m feeling a little sluggish and it just magically lifts my spirits, its unreal. I also have the sleep mist which has lavender in it and I use that on a regular basis, its just such a nice relaxing scent to fall asleep to! Certain scents have been know to alter moods depending on their familiarity or potency, so I really recommend trying to find a scent like this one that can help you out when you’re low on energy.

I hope these 5 essentials can help you out with your Monday blues!

Happy Reading!

Maura