Monday, June 27, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I have weddings on my mind. My best friend asked me the other day to be her maid of honor and it has me hearing bells... This is the veil I always imagine I will wear on my wedding day.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
My favorite posts from the last two weeks...
This video posted on The Clothes Horse.
Elsie & Jeremy's plush wall hanging photo.
The TLO Forever Shop.
Also if you love Mad Men you may want to watch this video
P.S. I won my first giveaway! A signed poster from Missed Connections! yay =)
Friday, June 17, 2011
Me and Jordan are treasure hunters. There is nothing better for us to do as a couple than go thrifting. We can spend hours of sifting through bins, racks, and shelves for treasures that will one day fill our home. Yesterday we went on our favorite kind of date. To our favorite local thrift store! I found this gorgeous dress and like a crazy person I bought these little red baby moccasins simply because I couldn't resist. Its so hard to find vintage baby clothes I figure I may as well start early ;)
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Sorry for the unintentionally long hiatus. I went on a week long trip to Florida and couldn't bear to leave the beach for long enough to write a post (sorry loves!).
Florida was hot and wonderful but let me tell you, it is not exactly the best place to test out a new sunscreen. While most people would think it best to air on the side of caution and over apply rather than under apply their new sunscreen, I unfortunately, (probably due to my brains being addled by the sun) did the former and got a wicked burn my first day of vacation. Which is the worst. But after applying it for the rest of the week (properly) I did not burn any more than I had initially (and actually have a pretty sweet tan ;)
So one thing I must stress about this review is this product works, but NOT like conventional sunscreens. It is a physical barrier apposed to a chemical barrier and you must apply it thickly enough to actually work.
The color is white and it is extremely thick. I bought a 2.9 oz bottle and still had some left over after a week of multiple applications over my entire body. When I initially rubbed it onto my skin it left a white sheen but after a couple minutes it soaked in and you couldn't see it at all. The best way to apply is too rub it between your hands to thin out the cream before applying. Some reviewers have complained of a scent but it was more natural smelling to me than anything.
Because their are so many nourishing oils in this I have actually been using this as a moisturizer/base for my mineral makeup and loving it!
I would highly recommend this product for everyday use on the face and for the occasional full body use with the warning that you must be diligent with re-application and also you should use enough to see it on your skin before it soaks in. But because of the thick consistency if you are looking for an all over sunblock for every day use this may be more work than you are looking for.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Marina over at Enchanted Doll set up an exhibit for her dolls over at Catherine's Palace in Saint Petersburg. Follow the link for more pictures of her night there.
The Sartorialist took this photo of Claire wearing a hand me down dress from her mother. I love how timeless a vintage dress can be.
Elsie & Jeremy posted their wedding video in this post. I love that within this community we are able to share these important details about our lives with everyone.
Gemma Bird turned 9 months old and once again I was blown away by how adorable she is! I've been following Bleubird ever since Miss James got pregnant and it is amazing to see how much Gemma Bird has grown.
Also Tavi wrote this post about fashionista stereotypes. Very enlightening.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Closet Visit is one of my favorite sites. The idea of looking into other peoples closets and hearing shopping tips, styling advice and product recommendations is cool enough, but what makes it even better is the variety of cool/crazy/eclectic/i-want-to-be-her woman that are featured. I really recommend you check it out! This is Closet Visits first film and they are currently working on a second. Enjoy!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Morgan Le Fay's Spring/Summer 11 collection is my complete ideal for a summer wardrobe.
There is nothing I love more than an outfit with movement. And just like last years collection it's the movement that's really captured my attention....
Poem excerpt: Morgan Le Fay by Madison Cawein
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Summers here which means its time to break out those short dresses, floppy hats (super cute) and sunscreen! But do you know what ingredients are in your sunscreen? Recently I've had a epiphany of sorts about skin care products. Whether it is moisturizer, concealer or sunscreen, many things we put on our skin contain chemicals that may be causing us more harm than good. Luckily the EWG has taken all of the guess work out of picking out a sunscreen. They have compiled their annual sunscreen report so you don't need to guess what you're putting on your skin.
I used the sunscreen report to pick out one of the many nontoxic options they had. I opted for Badger Unscented Sunscreen (1 - hazard score) for my trip to Florida next week. I should be getting it soon and I'll let you know how it works!
Also the EWG has a FAQ page about sunscreens. I really recommend you read it if you're interested in knowing more. So what do you think? Will you be switching to a nontoxic sunscreen this year?