|Above: Completely random…if it is even possible, I adore Jethro more each day…he’s such a loving little lamb!|
|Above: Two coats of Fluorescent Beige in natural lighting…a clean and sophisticated nude.|
This may be my most professional nail polish picture ever…clean lighting, a careful application and, most importantly, a divine nail lacquer shade. Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Beige is a new favorite for both fingers and toes…truly a unique nude.
|Above: Since my wonderful grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, I have a special place in my heart for this cause.|
|Above: The Nest candle in Passion…a brilliant hot pink wax in a sturdy glass jar.|
Inspired by the tireless efforts of Evelyn Lauder, this candle smells divine; a lush blend of roses, sandalwood and pittosporum (her favorite fragrance note), this potent creation fills my house with an intoxicating fragrance, even when it is not lit!
|Above: The textbook I use for my mediation course. Thorough and concise!|
In addition to my normal teaching schedule, I am lecturing a new class this semester. Focused on the intricate process of mediation, it’s my aim to teach my students the constructive art of negotiation and problem solving. My class is full of individuals who are passionate about both communication and the concept of mediation; this collective energy is yielding a fantastic dynamic of lively discussion and applied practice!
|Above: The Oakland Booties in action (or relaxation, should I say).|
Boots, boots and more boots…I cannot seem to get enough. This most recent pair (called Oakland Booties) came from Anthropologie and features a slightly painted toe, distressed cream leather patina and perforated ankle section. I love wearing them with both shorts and jeans and know they will be an integral (and comfortable!) wardrobe asset in the coming months.
|Above: My Loren Stewart Itsy ID bracelet flanked by a Santa Fe one of a kind and vintage Cartier Love Bracelet.|
Gold and silver harmoniously residing side by side on my wrist brings me great joy. The latest addition to this “arm party” comes in the form of a delicate (yet sturdy) Loren Stewart ID bracelet…the chain is sterling silver while the tiny ID bar is 14k gold, complimented by a single tiny diamond. I love how understated it is and the fact that it is made entirely of precious metals means I never never have to take it off! I am a solid devotee of the Loren Stewart line; the pieces are simultaneously edgy, classic and chic, a design trifecta that is difficult to find.
|Above: Behold the purple glory of a gorgeously packaged Hana styling tool.|
Recently, I became acquainted with an online haircare retailer called Misikko.com. In turn, I was privileged to try a couple of styling tools from the Hana line and am completely impressed with both the presentation and performance of these products. I will reserve future blog posts and videos to properly discuss the straightener and hairdryer I’ve been testing, but in the meanwhile thought I’d feature a picture of how the items are sent. Each styling tool is accompanied by a plethora of color coordinated little gifts…from an eyelash curler to a manicure set, the bonus items are pure sunshine.
|Above: Sibu Beauty specializes in Sea Buckthorn Oil products.|
The restorative properties of Sea Buckthorn Oil have been abuzz in the beauty world in recent months. I had the chance to try a Sibu Beauty supplement featuring this hallowed ingredient and am infinitely pleased with the Omega-7 rich gel caps and their power to positively enhance my skin hydration and digestion process. Prolonged usage promises major anti-aging benefits…I cannot wait to continue taking this supplement and will weigh in on my experience again in the near future!
|Above: A single gel cap.|
|Above: A quick screen shot of the post!|
|Above: Empty trays full of foundation promise!|
New foundation sighting…since reading about its release in Europe a few months ago, I have been stalking the arrival of the Giorgio Armani Maestro Compact Foundation and spied this empty tray at my local Nordstrom Armani counter, just begging to be filled with testers. I am told that it will arrive at stores by early October but discovered that it can be ordered on the Giorgio Armani Beauty website right now! I will be waiting to swatch the shades in person before buying my perfect match ; )
|Above: By Terry Sheer Expert #7 + Ardency Inn Custom Color Concentrate together on the face.|