Simple Tips

Hello Lovelies,

I found this tip over at REAL SIMPLE, and I needed to pass it along. You see, a few weeks ago while trying out a new lipstick, I made the mistake of partaking in a beverage. This obviously ended in disaster. My tea-cup was cream and gold and red all over, an absolute mess. This tip is ridiculously awkward, never thought inconspicuous glass licking would become an item on my agenda, nevertheless… I’m thinking perhaps dipping my napkin into my ice water and swiping the side of the glass might be a bit more conducive, but either way, the simple tip from REAL SIMPLE has the wheels turning.

Lipstick

Do share if you have better tips/ideas about keeping your lipstick on your lips, I’m eager to hear them. Also, if anyone has any magic ideas about how to keep newspaper ink off your hands that would also be infinitely helpful.

 

xoxo,
-E

Fuss Free Monday Hair

Hello Lovelies,

I haven’t started back classes yet, but I know when I do I’ll want a sweet and simple fuss free look to get me through the day. Hair out of my face, but more put together than a pony tail or a bun. We all want to make a good first impression,after all.

I think I’ve found the one! Thought I’d share just in case ya’ll are feeling the same. Enjoy! Courtesy of The Beauty Department.

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xoxo,
-E

Lists Can Be Lifesavers Too

Hello Lovelies,

Truth, I’ve missed you. I’m stressed to the max right now, but as a pledge to get back to blogging here is a list of things I’m looking at right now to keep from punching people in the face, just to help you relate.

People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what
she wants in life and isn’t going to let anyone get in her way” — Summer Altice

Playlist: TLC: Waterfalls,
Taylor Swift: Begin Again, Boyz II Men: I’ll Make Love to You,
Maroon 5: Payphone, Beyonce: Halo

Love Twenty

xoxo,
-E

 

If You Look Over My Shoulder…

Hello Lovelies,

This week, if you were to peer over my shoulder, this is what you’d find me reading:

#1 The Beauty Department’s New Nail How To

#2 J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories

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#3 The Menu at Gobble Cakes!

#4 This Tip at Smart Pretty and Awkward

#5 This Elbow Patch DIY from A Beautiful Mess

#6 Pretty much anything on Thought Catalog

 & as an Added bonus: You’ll find me listening to this as I pound through my work week:

xoxo,
-E

Confessions of a Goodwill Goddess

Hello Ladies and Gents,

Last Tuesday I went thrifting at the Goodwill up the street, and my my what a beautiful day.

Thrifting Thursday finds

Maybe I’ll share pics later this week, but I simply had to share how great my haul was now. For fifteen bucks I got:

1 brand new royal blue double breasted Ann Taylor cropped jacket
1 vintage blue chiffon dress with a mini pepulum and button key hole in the back (which has been turned into the cutest top)
1 small Liz Claiborne shoulder bag
1 super cute gold envelope clutch
1 sheer maxi skirt that will soon be a dress (with the addition of a gold belt)

While I’m still a few carefully curated thirftstore trips away from being a thrifting genius like I know some of you are, I was absolutely delighted wih my finds. My advice? Don’t underestimate the power of a good pair of sissors. Look beyond what an item is, to what it could be. Look everywhere.

More to come!

xoxo,
-E

Come to Me, I Have Cookies…

Hello Folks,

Now I’ve never been one of those crazed fan girls with t-shirts, posters and tickets to every concert, but damn. This kid. Phillip Phillips. He’s freaking beautiful, in that boy next door sort of way. And hells bells he sings too. Please enjoy an assortment of photos I’ve creepily curated for your visual pleasure.

If you’re listening world, cue the soaked t-shirt GQ pics. You know the ones. I bet those curls look perfect drenched. K Thanks.

xoxo,
-E

P.S. Here’s his music video. Perfect for college season if I do say so myself.

If I should have a daughter…

Hello All,

I said all because so matter who you are (reader, gent, lady, lovely, whatever…) you’ll have to try hard not to find this poem absolutely beautiful. Watch.

Enjoy.

xoxo,
-E