Archives for July 2013

Reducing Eyebrow Redness Post Waxing/Threading

reducing eyebrow redness

Ok so super awkward moment, but the picture above is me yesterday, entirely unedited and in total agony. I just had my eyebrows threaded (something I do every 6-8 months because of the pain) and was so uncomfortable, I felt like my face had just been partially ripped off. Over the years I have developed a way to get this done and reduce the extreme redness that I get with a few simple household items. Done in this sequence right after, I am always able to continue my day with no redness and no clogged pores as a result. I hope this helps!

1. rubbing alcohol + cotton balls :: This cleans the pores and for me, helps open them. It acts kind of like warm water

2. baby powder applied with fingers :: I love the way this feels. I let it sit on my eyebrows for a few minutes and just relax at home

3. aloe vera :: Followed by aloe vera. Same idea using this behind a sunburn. It reduces puffiness and redness.

4. Chanel concealer stippled on with a cotton ball :: When all else fails, add concealer or even pink eyeshadow. It combats the red color.

Stolen From Mom’s Closet: Nordstrom Striped Tank


Nordstrom top (Mom’s) (semi similar), J Brand jeans, Tieks flats, Sweet & Spark jewelry, LV Speedy 30 handbag, Prada sunglasses

Another post with proof that my mom is one stylish lady. I dug this top out of her closet and love the multi-dimensional stripes and unexpected back buttons. It drapes beautifully and, bonus, my mom and I are the same size so all of her clothes fit!



Happy Tuesday!

Gucci Clear “Handbag” & Casual Sunday Outfit


Brooks Brothers top, Jessica Simpson dress, Sweet & Spark necklace, Sam Edelman sandals, Prada sunglasses, Vintage Gucci “handbag” (similar)

I’m spending the early part of this week in San Diego with my family, and couldn’t be more excited to get in some suburban relaxation. Aside from the obvious amazing time with my loved ones, one of my favorite parts about coming home is scouring through my mom’s vintage treasures. This particular visit resulted in an unusual find: a Gucci clear cosmetics bag that I repurposed as a modern clutch.



A free “gift with purchase” from Gucci cosmetics ~20 years ago, this bag has been tucked away in my mom’s closet, perfectly preserved. After seeing similar bags on every major retailer, I couldn’t be more happy to have a luxury version for completely free! Thanks mom!



This got me thinking, every “gift with purchase” bag I receive can surely be repurposed in some way, be it in clutch, travel bag, or storage form.

Thanks for reading!

Styling an Outfit Around a Bag: Valentino Rockstud Patent Tote

valentino rockstud pairing

Valentino “Punkouture” Rockstud Patent Medium Tote. Styled with Kate Spade pumps, Alexander McQueen scarf, DVF dress, YSL Lipstick

This week i’m at a work conference in Seattle. Naturally, I have skipped lunch every day to browse around the Nordstrom Flagship store and “ooo” and “aahhh” at all of the beautiful goodies. This particular Nordstrom store has styles that the other’s don’t carry, and of course, I’ve already fallen in love with a particular item: this Valentino Rockstud patent medium tote. I mean, tell me that isn’t the most beautiful of beautiful handbags you have ever seen!?

I tried it on in the store for probably a good 45 minutes before tearfully parting ways with it, but it is safe to say this will be my next handbag purchase. It has covered patent studs, is totally durable, comes with a drop down strap that is the perfect length for me, and isn’t too large (the bag is around 11″ wide). And, i’m already styling it in my head.

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