Thursday, March 27, 2014

Test Driven ::: Sparkle Sparkle Everyday Jewelry Cleaner vs Platinum Jewelry Cleaner

All photos by {accordingtoame}

Many of my longer term readers, and those that know me from around the web, know I am a rabid fan of the Sparkle Sparkle Platinum Jewelry Cleaner. It's my favorite product to clean my diamond jewelry with, and I have found absolutely nothing that compares to it. 

Diamonds like grease, and this particular cleaning solution seems to help repel it just a little longer than average. Somehow my rings and earrings just stay cleaner after using it, but without any weird film to keep them cleaner. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Must Have ::: Keysocks

All photos by {accordingtoame} or via

These ridiculously genius socks called Keysocks are seriously the bee's knees.  I am normally a little white no-show Hanes socks kinda girl. Super fashion forward, I know.  I mentioned these a while ago in a Loving Right Now post, and included them in one of my Loving Right Now Gift List posts, and cannot believe it's taken me this long to get them up here as a Must Have since I wear them pretty often. 

That's embarrassing...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fashion Fix ::: Style Star -- Red Carpet Edition

All photos sourced from Huffington Post's Award Show coverage

Award Season has finally ended, and now it's time to review a few of my top picks from the Red Carpets!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday Wow ::: Sarah Jessica Parker's Amazing Home

So, it's kind of a whirlwind tour, but as part of a quick interview with Vogue, the world got a glimpse into Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick's amazing brownstone in New York City. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tech Time ::: Carplay

Photos via

Apple recently announced that iOS in the Car, now known as CarPlay, would be installed in several auto manufacturers upcoming models.  

Monday, March 17, 2014

Must Try ::: Sugarfina Candies

In a fit of carb-craziness, I placed myself an order on Sugarfina this weekend, and I cannot wait to see it.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Weekend Update ::: Mother Nature, You're a Tease

Happy Pi Day!

Finally, a taste of Spring!  Sunday, Monday and Tuesday were all amazing, with Monday and Tuesday in the 70s, almost 80!  All for naught, since we got a system overnight Tuesday that produced rain thankfully not the expected snow... boo on you, lady.  At least that moved out and we warmed back up a hair into the 50s. I can handle that...

I am hoping that with the weather in better shape we can make more progress on the basement.  Cold weather does not aid plumbing a whole lot...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Test Driven ::: Bobbi Brown Nectar and Nude Collection--Updated to include Apricot Shimmer Brick

All photos by {accordingtoame}
Nectar Brick, Beige Brick, and the gloss and polish

On a whim, more like an uncontrollable impulse, I ordered a few items from the new Bobbi Brown Nectar and Nude collection via Nordstrom's website.  Everything about this collection seemed to just scream my name.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tech Time ::: PebbleBee Bluetooth Tracking Device

All images via Pebblebee Kickstarter

For months now, I have been reading about various little doodads that you affix to your keys or your phone or put in your wallet/purse, that help you keep track of everything and help retrieve them in the event you leave them behind or they're removed from you without your knowledge, say your kid walks off with your keys or remote, or some jerk walks off with your wallet.  

PebbleBee is the most intriguing option out there, and has well exceeded it's Kickstarter goal, with still 16 days to go.  It's one that has excited me enough to put it on my shortlist and become one I might even back. (Remember how I said I need to stay off Kickstarter? I really need to do that...) 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Must Do ::: Tax Time

Unlike years prior, I am wildly behind the ball this year.  This is the latest I have ever been in doing my taxes, like, ever.   Usually by the end of January or 1st week of February we're done, even have our refunds (assuming we get them) and, hell, I've spent it already sometimes.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fashion Fix ::: Boden, Great British Style!

All photos via

After poking around on Boden's website, and lusting after so many of the beautiful garments in their Catalog that always seems to show up at my house right around the time I am attempting (usually with poor results) to curb spending, especially on clothing, I finally bit the bullet on a few specific "basics."

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Top Secret ::: Super-Clarify Your Hair

Image via Babble

I had this post scheduled for a while now, and almost bailed on posting it after seeing the same tip mentioned on Grace's blog over the weekend, but decided that it's too good not to share anyway. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday Wow ::: Baby Bezel Studs by Brian Gavin Diamonds

All photos by {accordingtoame} 

You may recall from a few weeks prior that I was lusting after a pair of tiny bezel-set diamond studs.  I had been for a long time.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tech Time ::: Spigen UltraCrystal Screen Protectors

All photos by {accordingtoame}

I am a huge fan of Spigen UltraCrystal Screen Protectors. I know I've mentioned these in the past, but I don't think I've ever actually given them a devoted post.

I love these in particular not just because they are literally so clear and so smooth it's like you've got nothing on your screen, but also because they seem to hold up to scratching better than any other I've tried.  

Monday, March 3, 2014

Must Have ::: ThermaCare Heat Wraps

ThermaCare Heat Wraps are not really something that falls under beauty, fashion, technology (well, I guess that might count), or jewelry.  But they are in every sense of the words a Must Have for me. 

I know, judging by the photo on the box they're supreme definition of glamorous, right?  Hottest fashion statement ever.