September 6th, 2014

ATTN Perfume Junkies

Can’t decide on your chosen perfume for fall? (did I really just say that word…)

Scentbird has a new offer. $14.95 for a monthly supply of any designer fragrance of your choice, and it comes in a sleek little refillable bottle. You can choose something new every month depending on your mood. 

For a limited time, enter “SEPTEMBER" upon check out to get half off of this fantastic monthly steal. Only $7.50 with free shipping and a free purse sized bottle.

A wonderful way to wear all of your favorites. Let us know which you choose! 

Offer via Scentbird, Image via



September 5th, 2014

Fashion week is in full force here in NYC which means another dreamy collab week with our girl Rachel Scroggins of The Greyest Ghost.

This high contrast moment backstage at Alina German SS15 is amazing inspiration for some Fall lips if you ask me …

Makeup by Inglot, Hair by CHI

September 5th, 2014
file under / friday blues
for those of you who were up late watching E and mourning the loss of the red carpets most beloved… try these
we love you joan you beauty,joan rangers 4 life.  
- kristin & ann

file under / friday blues

for those of you who were up late watching E and mourning the loss of the red carpets most beloved… 
try these

we love you joan you beauty,
joan rangers 4 life.  

- kristin & ann

August 29th, 2014

file under / from the office

I figured a Friday before a long holiday weekend (and the last official weekend of summer) might be a great one for this call to action in the form of the yummiest fragrance (if we do say so ourselves - we made this at our day job for our besties at Francesca’s).

Go Fearlessly. Love Wildly. Spray Liberally.

(seriously, especially the last one).


The scent is a super delicious gourmand (that means it smells sort of like you want to eat it - but not in a childlike, candy way). It’s starts with Italian bergamot, which is a warm citrusy scent, then blends into tonka bean and vanilla, and finishes with sheer musks. It lasts forever on skin and makes you feel basically like the dog in this photo.

Does This: Makes you want to do like it says on the box, and smells great
Is This: Story by Francesca’s Go Fearlessly, Love Wildly, Spray Liberally
Get This: Exclusively at Francesca’s (in store and online)
Price: $18 for 1 oz … I mean, seriously!

Image via Oilily

August 27th, 2014

File Under // Cult Makeup

There are a few things that attracted me makeup brand Jouer… 

1. The creator, retired model and lovely mom Christina Zilber
2. Beautiful colors, soft formulas, easy application
3. The entire line feels whimsical and romantic


You can use a single item or the entire line and love the outcome. I’m pretty sure Jouer has a little something for anyone’s face. My favorite products as of late are the Lip Sheers, specifically in the new Rosy Stain and St. Barths. They look sheer but they leave a beautiful natural looking color on my lips. 

Aside from the stains, the Luminizing Tinted Moisturizer creates a natural looking dewy glow for days you don’t feel like wearing full foundation. The Lumizing Cheek Tint is the perfect complement in shade and texture to the moisturizer. And it has a little sparkle to it.

I’ve also been using the Creme Eye Shadow Crayon in Rococo combined with the Creme Mousse Eyeshadow for fun metallic-a eyes that are all the rage this fall. I could go on for hours …

If you’ve never played with Jouer (which in French means to play) I recommend starting with a Lip Sheer or their cult Luminizing Body Glow. You can’t go wrong!

Does This: Full cosmetics line for your face
Is This: Jouer Cosmetics
Get ThisNordstroms or Birchbox 

Products c/o the brand, image via Vogue


August 15th, 2014

I just discovered the new must have secret ingredient in skincare. It’s not the easiest thing to get a hold of. Partially because it involves slaying a mythical creature. 

Dragon’s Blood.

Thanks to Rodial for the introduction. 


Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water + Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic are extremely gentle. Ironic, I know. But that is the essence of Rodial, gentle natural ingredients that achieve procedure-worthy results (hence - the hard core ingredient names). Dragon’s Blood isn’t the only curious item on the menu - Bee Venom, Glamoxy Snake, and Cougar Skin are in the running as well.

Each one of these extreme ingredients serve an extreme skin care need. Dragon’s Blood protects, plumps and hydrates skin as an alternative to injecting and pumping with fillers. The Cleansing Water is a new alternative to face wash/make up remover.It feels as light as water, but without a doubt works just as well as any of my go to grime removing products. The Hyaluronic Tonic is a perfect finish to the cleansing water. Dreamlike and rosey smelling. Mmmm.

Does This: Protects, plumps, hydrates and soothes skin
Is This: Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water | Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water Hyaluronic Tonic
Get These: Skin Store
Price: Cleansing Water $36 | Hyaluronic Tonic $42

Product c/o the brand, Image via Vogue China


August 8th, 2014

I heard about this product when I was at dinner and the topic of eczema (cute) came up. An oh too common side effect of living in a very congested city.

One friend swears that Fresh Creme Ancienne is the only true cure, She claims it’s magic. So I had to try it.


The first thing I like about this magical creme - it come in a glass ceramic container that feels rare and special when you open it. On the front it reads “Made By Hand In A Monastery”. The story goes that this ancient formula was created and blended by monks. The creme is so fragile, it required the most caring touch. It is still blended by hand today.

This formula’s magic lies in its ability to deliver long lasting intense moisture. The cream is very dense and feels like more of a balm until it warms up on your finger. For the two weeks I have used it on my face, I’ve noticed a significant improvement in the texture of my skin. I don’t have any eczema to test it out on (thank you bod) but I fully believe that this creme could cure even the fiercest of dry skin. 

Does This: Ultimate ancient moisturizer blended by monks
Is This: Fresh Creme Ancienne
Get This: Nordstrom
Price: $140

Product c/o Fresh, Image via Harper’s Bazaar China


July 29th, 2014

My most amazing friend Camilla started the site I Define My Beauty. It’s so awesome and a perfect daily read, whether you’re into fitness, health, sports or just enjoy being inspired to think differently about how you define yourself and YOUR personal definition of “beauty” - and to free yourself from definitions and perceptions that might be limiting your ability to be the awesomest.

She’s also founding Bring Your Daughters to Workout day coming up this January, to inspire a passion for strength and boundless physical (un)limitations early on!

To read her inspiring story behind the blog, watch her Ted talk here!

If you have a point of view to share on the site, the day, the talk etc., feel free to comment here or on her site.