A Lululemon Epiphany


I now possess the knowledge as to why Lululemon can charge $98 for a pair of workout pants.

The breathable, 4-way stretch providing support and allowing freedom of movement? Nope.

The waistband inner stash pocket and flat seams? Nah.

The ability to transform your fanny into a work of art?? Negative, Ghost Rider.

The bright red, 100% polypropylene shopping bag that apparently keeps your baby fully engaged for upwards of 45 minutes? YOU BET YOUR ASS.


Long, Loose Waves


As we should have guessed, I am longing for long hair again. I saw this photo on The Sartorialist and have been daydreaming about loose, tousled waves all morning.


Cream Blushes


If you feel so inclined, check out my favorite cream blushes at Hair Thursday. (What can I say, I’m on a makeup kick right now.)


Lisa Eldridge


First off, thank you so much for your comments on the boot camp post. Every single one put a huge smile on my face and made me jazzed to work that much harder in the upcoming months. I don’t say this enough, but I feel so lucky to have such a rockstar group of individuals reading this blog. Regardless of what I ramble on about, you always manage to be my very own cheering section. So, thank you thank you thank you!

Okay. On with the subject du jour. MAKEUP. I’ll admit it, I’m slightly obsessed with makeup tutorials on YouTube. Although the majority of tutorials go way beyond my personal day-to-day look, there is something about watching a face completely transform in 5-10 minutes that just sucks me in. Love love love.

A few months ago, I stumbled across some videos by Lisa Eldridge. (Am I the only person who immediately thinks of this when saying the name Lisa? GIMME DA KEYS!) I was instantly drawn to Lisa’s video tutorials because we share the same coloring, so it was easy to envision how her makeup selections would look on my face. I watched a video, then another, then another, and suddenly my entire Saturday had passed. She is amazing – her looks are fresh and current, her manner is lovely, and I could listen to her British accent all day long. I’ve seen every single one of her videos (some upwards of ten times), and she completely inspired me to revamp my makeup collection and focus more on my skincare routine. In fact, many of the products I talk about in my Monthly Favorites videos are ones I learned about through Lisa’s tutorials.

Folks, what I’m trying to say is that I’m dangerously encroaching Single White Female territory over here.

Here are my three favorite videos by Lisa, but you must check out her blog as well. I adore her!

An Everyday Make-Up Look:

Quick Smokey Eye:

A First Date Look :