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Winter Skin Survival Guide



With winter (hot ?) on our heels, it’s time to crack down on your skin care routine! Developing a daily habit that promotes healthy winter skin - will undoubtedly leave you soft and supple from limb to limb! The success of such a routine starts with keeping it simple - if you set yourself up for an 18 step plan, within a week I promise your determination will dwindle. My go to steps are outlined below - all 5 elements cover inside and out! Begin by giving your skin a daily cleanse - we could all use a little clean + fresh binge! Follow up your cleanse with a moisture effective lotion and VOILA: you’re attacking the feared Winter Skin Destroyer in a wide-strided motion. Curél’s new Rough Skin Rescue is just what I need in times like these. There’s nothing like tackling all matters at once - and Curel does JUST that (even for us sensitive-skinned ones). Hydration, exfoliation and smoothing sans irritation - it’s practically a dream come true in this often dry + flaky Winter freeze deliberation. The exfoliator is key to all this sleek-faced madness and will free your skin from all that dead + dull sadness. Next, add skin nourishing supplements (like Vitamin E) and an extra few glasses of water each day – which can certainly give your skin an extra boost from the inside in more than one way. Finally my winter skin secret weapon... a fabulous humidifier! Spend one night next to one, and you’ll swear it’s a miracle skin beautifier!


Mrs. Lipstick



Sometimes a new tube of lipstick is all you need - and now that we're in that transition, finding the perfect shade can be an arduous deed. I've pulled my fave shades of late - a nice little smattering I think you'll find both favorable and great! I'm an astute follower of the statement lip - that said, my picks above boast loads of zip! A fabulous tube of lipstick should last you a long while - just think of it as a colorful investment for your beautiful smile!


NARS Heatwave / TOO FACED MELTED Fuchsia / TOM FORD Wild Ginger / BITE BEAUTY Lola (on SALE!!)


Back-To-School MOM


Lets face it, it's not just the kids that are headed back to the school yard - us moms are headed back to the battle field to, reporting for duty, large and in charge! The early morning rigmarole can be utterly brutal - corralling the troops whilst dodging traffic and kid bullets is downright cruel. That said, I've compiled the above smattering with us Back-To-School MOMs in mind - all the key elements have been covered to get us out of nearly any bind! There's the Fierce Mom Goggles to hide our over-tired eyes - while the secret flask bangle equips us with a calming liquid surprise! Of course there's the Unruly Coiffe Tamers + Mandatory Face Paint - both offer returns far greater than their actual weight. Finally + perhaps most importantly are the exit strategy shoes + Leopard Tote with Mom Whistle - both pinch hitters come end of day dismissal. So, before you send your team back to their respective desks - be sure to equip yourself prior to hitting the decks!


Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Calypso Coral / Sophie Hulme Leopard Tote / Cynthia Rowley Flask Bangle / Slip-On Vans / Bobbi Pins / Le Specs Cat Eye Sunglasses 

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Mrs. Working Girl



Here's to Mrs. Working Girl, no doubt you know her well - she works hard for her money and boy can you tell! Her desk is always a bit disheveled - her head a little unleveled - but her work kicks ass, leaving many awe-struck + bedeviled. She rarely adheres to systems + silly rules - she sometimes partakes in a little mid-day booze - but that's what keeps her WERKIN, so the heck with those who don't approves!! In a flash she turns it on and then turns it out - she's a wrecking ball of brilliance, an asset no doubt! So, if you happen to pass her in the hallway, slap her a HIGH-five - indeed she'll slap you back, and even deliver a little of her jive!

Super Ciccio Eyeglasses in Walrus / Bobbi Brown, Pot Rouge in Hibiscus / 17 Month Agenda / Ticonderoga #2 Pencil / Pink Pearl Eraser / Back Me Up Mobile Charger / Carryall / Slip-On Calculator / Clade Stapler / Pantone Color Bridge / Giant Gem Speaker

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