September 15th, 2014
file under / back to school
On the topic of niche brands that make us smile but are also genuinely awesome… have you heard of A Beautiful Life? We spotted them at Urban Outfitters and now we are trying everything. So expect a few more glimpses into things they make after this fragrant post…
                                
A Beautiful Life has a collection of perfumes that are cutesy-cool and unlike anything you’ve ever smelled. Pictured above (a top Lisa Frank #FBF) is their signature I Heart Unicorns and a new one called Composition - in lure of the BTS season.
We are a little obsessed with I Heart Unicorns… mostly because it’s a delicious and juicy melange of bright aromas that send us straight back to the 90’s when all of our paper products had a bit of rainbow on them. If Lisa Frank had a smell, it would be I Heart Unicorns. 
Composition captures the bitter-sweet essence of going back to school with a hint of tart green apple and a whole lot of crisp paper and cozy sweaters. Get anywhere near this fragrance and I guarantee you will be rushed into a wave of middle school nostalgia. 
Does This: Perfumes that bring you back to a fruitier/simpler timeIs This: A Beautiful Life I Heart Unicorns & Composition perfumeGet This: A Beautiful Life.com (I Heart Unicorns \ Composition)Price: both $52 for 60ml
-Kristin
Product c/o the brand, Image via

file under / back to school

On the topic of niche brands that make us smile but are also genuinely awesome… have you heard of A Beautiful Life? We spotted them at Urban Outfitters and now we are trying everything. So expect a few more glimpses into things they make after this fragrant post…

                                

A Beautiful Life has a collection of perfumes that are cutesy-cool and unlike anything you’ve ever smelled. Pictured above (a top Lisa Frank #FBF) is their signature I Heart Unicorns and a new one called Composition - in lure of the BTS season.

We are a little obsessed with I Heart Unicorns… mostly because it’s a delicious and juicy melange of bright aromas that send us straight back to the 90’s when all of our paper products had a bit of rainbow on them. If Lisa Frank had a smell, it would be I Heart Unicorns. 

Composition captures the bitter-sweet essence of going back to school with a hint of tart green apple and a whole lot of crisp paper and cozy sweaters. Get anywhere near this fragrance and I guarantee you will be rushed into a wave of middle school nostalgia

Does This: Perfumes that bring you back to a fruitier/simpler time
Is This: A Beautiful Life I Heart Unicorns & Composition perfume
Get This: A Beautiful Life.com (I Heart Unicorns \ Composition)
Price: both $52 for 60ml

-Kristin

Product c/o the brand, Image via

September 14th, 2014

for him and then you steal it / glamping edition

I ran into a niche line called Fieldworks at Magic a couple of weeks ago. I was taken by their mini size things (of course), nature-esque scents and names like “Hose Off." Then I learned the line was created for men’s grooming… as if that’s ever stopped me.

                    

Fieldworks is based out of Portland, Oregan, ie. the middle of nature. They specialize in small hand craft batches of skincare items for men made from all natural & beneficial ingredients such as bentonite clay … which if you didn’t know isfinely weathered volcanic ash. (cool)

The great thing about these men’s products is that they are extra-strength grime & odor removers (bentonite’s specialty) and they are multi-purpose. Perfect for glamping. Hose Off can be your body wash, shampoo, and face wash. Well for men, I wish I was that low maintenance. And the Bar None Body Brick is made with oils, bentonite clay, vetiver, and nutmeg that deep cleanse and smell like nuzzling up to a freshly showered flannel wearing man. Mmm

I highly recommend getting these for your man, so you can steal them. 

Does This: Fieldworks all natural grooming skincare line for men (technically)
Is This: Hose Off Body Wash and Bar None Body Brick
Get This: Fieldworks.com
Price: Hose Off $12.99 | Bar None Body Brick $9.99

Products c/o the brand, Image via

-Kristin

September 13th, 2014

Seriously the most adorable way to do a temporary bang … backstage at Marc by Marc Jacobs SS15. (Hair by Redken).

Images: The Greyest Ghost exclusively for Cult of Pretty

September 6th, 2014

Giving a new meaning to pearlized nails backstage at Honor

Nails by Nonie Creme for beauty.com.

Image: The Greyest Ghost

 

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

-Kristin

 

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

-Kristin


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