Category Archives: things we love

things we love : bridal shower planning tips

We came across this article on Heart Handmade UK the other day all about bridal shower planning (or, in their words, a “hen party” for the Brits) and it’s a great read. We spend time with a lot of brides who plan their big days down to the tiniest details and advice is everywhere to help make those plans, but bridal shower planning tips? Not as easy to come by!

This post, 10 Tips For Planning The Perfect Bridal Shower or Hen Party (if you’re British!), includes everything from how to pull together a planning committee to developing a guest list, and deciding on things like decor and refreshments for the party. Chock full of inspiration, it’s sure to get your creative juices flowing if you’re planning something similar in the near future!

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it’s monday … isn’t it?

Mondays can be fun … yes? No? … um …

clockwise from top right:

NARS,  The Matte Multiple
Smashbox,  Halo Highlighting Wand
rms beauty, Lip Shine
Josie Maran, Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon
Stile, Smudgestick Waterproof Eyeliner 

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things we love : dove’s short film

Last week, the folks at Dove Canada shared their latest short film called Patches with us. At just four minutes, it’s worth the watch for its powerful message.

It follows a group of women over the course of two weeks who have been given the opportunity to test a new beauty patch, and they’re asked to vlog along the way to capture the effects of the patch as they wear it from day to day.

If you’ve seen Dove’s previous short films and ads from the last year or so, you can likely guess how this one ends. It drives home the message that the thoughts and feelings we have about ourselves are entirely mental, and all it takes is a conscious change in attitude to drastically improve your self-confidence and self-love. The video fittingly ends with the message “Beauty is a state of mind.

Check it out below, and feel free to share it out if you want to spread the positive vibes!

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things we love : cassandra’s camo confession

Last week, we came across this video that touched on a subject few openly talk about – adult acne. In our business, we come across skin types of every variety, and adult acne is definitely something we see but more importantly, nothing to be ashamed of!

We loved this Dermablend Professional Camo Confession by Cassandra, a model, student and “YouTube-er.” In her confession, she brings to light some of the challenges she’s faced having to deal with her skin, and ultimately how she’s learned to love herself and use makeup and cosmetics as a way to express herself and feel confident. She sends such a positive message – the video is worth the watch!

Visit their channel for more Camo Confessions.

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friday fun : beauty list, april 2014 …

time to get your shop on ladies!
warmer weather is here … let’s celebrate!

clockwise from top left:

aerin, kaliedolight
estee lauder, doublewear brow pencil
philosophy, miracle worker
nyc color, skinmatching luminizer
nexxus, youth renewal blow-dry spray
makeup forever, hd cream blush
olay regenerist luminous, brightening cream cleanser 

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