Beauty

Makeup by One-Direction

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You guys… I have turned into a beauty junkie. It all started when I decided I needed to switch up my beauty routine and try some new products. Well if you’ve ever been in that spot you’ve probably gone to the internet and searched “best beauty products.” Well let me tell you, there are a lot of beauty products that are deemed “the best.” And I can’t stop trying new ones.

Well now it’s my turn to introduce you to a new beauty brand by a boy band…

You might have heard of them before… One Direction?! The beauty bin came with nail polish (glitter!!), lip gloss, lipstick, eye shadow, oil blotting sheets, mascara, and a chunky eyeliner. Pretty much everything that you need for your beauty routine to take you from day to night! So now you can love on One-Direction all sorts of ways… the best way would probably be jamming out while wearing their  bold shades, unique formula and infused with limited edition collectable packaging. Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness.

This limited-edition cosmetics collection is launching mid-August 2014 at Macy’s and select other major retailers worldwide. Be on the lookout, you don’t want to miss out on this craze! And in the meantime you can check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection

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And remember how I was telling you how big things are going to be happening around here at CC&C… well it’ll be happening next week! And it’s a whole new site! Wahoo!!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

 

 

Sunglasses / Ring / Watch / Earrings / Leggings / Makeup / Tote / Boots

A couple days ago I posted about simple outfits  which is still on my mind. I shop a lot, and sometimes I buy things for one specific event or outing and then hardly look at it again. (Such a waste!) So my end of the summer, going into fall, goal is to focus on key pieces. Key pieces can still be fun and bright and exciting, but I need pieces that I’ll see a future with!

I’ve already shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early, but I keep going back because so much of what’s on sale are those key pieces I’m talking about! How pretty are these statement earrings from Kendra Scott, and can’t you just see yourself grabbing and throwing everything into this tote! I just might have to re-shop the sale!

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Color Crush

Color Crush

 

Skirt / Necklace / Nail Polish / Earrings / Skort / Purse / Wedges / Sandals / Lipgloss 

What a week! I know I’ve been saying that every Friday for the last couple of weeks but seriously my life has been so busy. Work has been busy, life events have been busy, and quite frankly I’m exhausted. All I want is a weekend to lay out at the pool with a stack of magazines and some sweet tea. But that will have to wait!

Today I’m headed to watch my little sister graduate high school and then I’ll jump in the car and head on up to New York where I’ll watch my brother graduate college! Then early Sunday morning I catch a flight down to Orlando for a work conference. Who needs sleep!?!

But one thing, regardless of how busy I get, is my attraction to hot pink right now. SUCH a good summer color and pretty much looks banging on anyone with a little bit of a sun kissed skin. And if you’re like me and haven’t had a chance to get to the pool this summer yet, I swear by Neutrogena Micro Mist Sunless Tanning!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll talk to you on Monday!

Bouquet of the Season

Bouquet of the Season Dress
 

Dress / Earrings / Wedges / Clutch / Necklace / Blush / Lip Gloss

 

The wedding festivities are in full swing over here!! Family and friends arrived yesterday and continue to trickle in as Saturday gets closer! I’m finishing some last minute projects and seriously need to buckle down and finish this speech! Which by the way… tons of pressure! (Any tips?!)

Tonight we have the rehearsal up at the venue followed by a little dinner, tomorrow is beauty day (yay for spray tans) and Friday is the bridal luncheon and rehearsal dinner! Throw in lots of catching up, DIYs and tying of programs and we have ourselves a jam packed [with love] week!

Thankfully I didn’t leave my wardrobe decision to the last minute but if I did I know I would be searching ModCloth for some pretty little things to wear this week! This dress for example… how gorgeous! I love the coral colors and ruching detail. Easily you could pair this look with champagne or nude heels but I love the contrast that the light blues and mints bring. They compliment the coral so well! And of course, accessorize with gold and you have yourself a completed look.

Have you checked out ModCloth’s selection of dresses lately? I highly recommend it as wedding season has definitely arrived! They have every shape, color, pattern, and size for every girl! Happy shopping!

Rimmel #MoistureRenew

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 The other week I was sent this Rimmel London lipstick to try. I’m so excited they sent me a bright, vibrant color. When standing in a beauty aisle I usually reach for medium to light pink such as Rimmel’s Pink Chic or Dreamy shades, but this raspberry red was just what I needed to brighten up my mood because yes, when I was taking these pictures it was snowing. Knock on wood, this week has been full of sunshine which is all the more reason to wear a bright lip!

Seriously though, this line of lipstick is ah-mazing. I’m wearing shade #560 As You Want Victoria. My lips usually suck down any moisture so bright colors usually fade fast, but when I put on a coat of #MoistureRenew my lips stayed quenched & colored for hours! There are 24 shades (seen here) and even the option to try them on virtually!

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Jeans, Gap (here) / Sweatshirt, gifted (similar) / Watch, Coach / Bracelets (similar, here, similar) / Rings, Pandora (here) H&M (similar) gifted (similar)/ Purse, J.Crew (similar)/ Lipstick, Rimmel London c/o (here)

Spring Beauty Wish List

Spring Beauty Wish List

I’m almost afraid to say it in fear of jinxing myself, but after the last few days being Springtime temps I am about to do my annual Spring cleaning! I love this time of the year, and especially after the cold winter, putting away chunky sweaters and pulling out sleeveless tops will feel even better!

But besides the swaping out of clothes one of my most favorite things to do  in the Spring is buy all new makeup! Light pinks, neutrals and bold lashes are on my wish list this season and Harrods has me covered! They have showcased three brands that we all have used and love. Lancôme has a ton of hydrating lotions and BB creams with SPF to block the long forgotten sun. And to help transition into summer, I am definitely going to pick up the Flash Bronzer Transfer-Resistant Body Self Tanning Lotion.

Sensai by Kanebo has everything from cosmetics, hair care, bath & body, to skincare. They have every well recommended face lotion, eye cream, concealer that your heart desires. This concealer would be great to throw in your bag for on to go coverage!

And finally… Tom Ford. Yes he is the man and once again Harrod’s has the full realm of Tom Ford beauty products this spring. Beautiful shades of pink for lips, eyes, cheeks and nails. I can’t wait to get my hands on Tom Ford’s Lip Colour Sheer in summer fling. How perfect is that color for spring!

I definitely encourage you to take a look at the campaigns that Harrods is featuring.  What products are you going to refresh in your beauty regime?

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Sunkissed

Sunkissed

Bronzer / Lip / Shadow / Eyeliner / NARS Nails / MAC Nails / Gloss

I lied. I told you all I would have outfit posts ready to go by Wednesday and although I have a couple of outfit posts they’re not ready to be posted. I did however (thank you sister) take a couple shoots in Miami which I can’t wait to share! Seriously I didn’t know if I was going to come back to the cold D.C. weather. It was the most perfect getaway!

Miami girls have influenced me… Their makeup looked great in the heat, they have that  sun kissed skin all year round, and their bathing suit game is on point. I definitely need to step it up in the bathing suit department but the thing I took most from this trip is to have fun with colors. I love buying new lip glosses and lip sticks but I usually stick to the same colors. Go bold with a blue eyeliner or purple shadow. I have the neutrals and gold down but adding some bright fun colors could be fun!

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Little Stocking Stuffers

Little Stocking Stuffers

Christmas is right around the corner… you might have all the big items checked off, but don’t forget about the fun little items to stuff the stockings with! All of these items are under $50 and sure to be a hit with any girl on your list! Or heck… pick and choose what you like and treat yourself!

Wednesday Wishlist {Holiday Glam}

Holiday Glam

With the holiday season quickly approaching [as in next week] I can’t help but get excited for all things sparkly! Dresses, skirts, and shoes are obviously a big part of your look but I love the little details of each outfit. If any season to pull off something glam this is it! Try a bold lip or a metallic eyelid to spice things up in your beauty routine. If you usually wear your hair down, pin it up with these gorg bobby pins. And OPI Glitzerland… believe me this nail polish will instantly become a favorite. The specs of sparkle but not overly gold shade is perfect for any skin tone!

What are some of your favorite touches to glam up for the holiday season?!

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Vegan

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Sometimes when you’re in New York and you’re surrounded by so many fabulous outfits and its one of the last days of summer you need to grab your vegan skirt and white tank. Can’t go wrong with a simple black and white look!

And now I can’t stop wearing this skirt… consider this is your warning!

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Skater Skirt, Forever21 (here)/ Tank, via Nordstrom (here)/ Necklace, borrowed from ze sister (similar)/ Purse, J.Crew (old but love this option)/ Shoes, Calvin Klein (similar)/ Sunglasses, Tory Burch (here)/ Rings, Bauble Bar & other

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