Thursday, April 24, 2014

Test Driven ::: BareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

All photos by {accordingtoame}

I mentioned this product in last week's "Loving Right Now," having finally received it after I waited for what seemed like forever for my pre-ordered bottle and brush to arrive.  When it finally did, I immediately tore it opened, took photos, and then shook that bottle up really well and went at it.  My husband had never seen such glee over makeup.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday Wow ::: Maud Vantours 3D Paper Art

All artwork by Maud Vantours, Photographed by Coline Buhan

While poking around online in a fit of boredom last week, I happened upon some work by Maud Vantours. I don't often just stop to look at artwork like I used to, but the amazing 3D designs made of colored paper by this artist literally made my jaw drop.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tech Time ::: Bodyguardz "Pure" Glass Screen Protector for iPhone

All photos by {accordingtoame}, except where noted.

After my review of Spigen's UltraCrystal Screen Protectors, which included commentary about how I hate glass protectors and don't recommend them, I got quite a few messages asking which I'd tried, and would I try any in the future if something new caught my eye. Among those messages, several folks asked why I never posted the reviews.  Honestly, I never did reviews on those because I was so aggravated, and I didn't take many photos of the products, that I didn't want to give the brands the free advertising on a product I found generally sucky.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Must Do ::: Adventures in Sweating, My First Spin Class

As anyone who knows me "in real life" can attest, I am not allowed on bikes and have not been for, well, most of my life. And with very good reason.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Weekend Update ::: A Kick Ass Life

All images of Bobbi Brown by Alice Gao 

A really awesome interview went up recently on Refinery29 with Bobbi Brown. The recently appointed Editor-In-Chief of Yahoo!Beauty, and all around beauty and self-confidence badass, has some pretty incredible words of wisdom to share.  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Top Secret ::: Aloe Vera Gel

All photos by {accordingtoame}

A totally natural, and totally cheap, skin care staple, and something anyone using retinoids (which should be everyone!) should have on hand is Aloe Vera Gel.  

Why, you ask? 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tech Time ::: Password Management Refresher Course

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With all this "heartbleed bug" madness, I figured it might be a good time to remind you all about password management, and give a  little "change your passwords and make em long and tough" speech. Also, this may be a good time to turn on 2-Step Authorization, assuming my post from a few weeks ago wasn't enough to talk you into it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Must See ::: Glamour's New Beauty Website/Blog

All Images

I have been a long-time reader of Glamour the magazine, and every few days will pop onto the "Girls in the Beauty Department blog" on their website to see what breaking news they have to share. This week I popped on there and was totally dazzled by a gorgeous new layout, and a totally apt new name, Lipstick.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Totally Obsessed ::: Clarisonic Cashmere Cleanse Luxe Brush Head

All photos by {accordingtoame}

About two months ago, after catching my eye like a piece of amazing jewelry in the Nordstrom beauty department, I picked up a couple of the newest brush heads from Clarisonic, in some kind of sick and twisted experiment in "how many times can I do this to myself before I learn."  The Alien Death Ray Gun is normally relegated to the nether corners of my closet, because I just cannot part with it for some reason. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Must Try ::: Taco Night!

All photos by {accordingtoame}

Spring is FINALLY here, today is the Cardinals Home Opener and with the awesome weather and fun plans are starting to fill the calendar, so naturally you want to make something fun for dinner.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wonderful Workspace ::: Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography

Being in the wedding industry, especially in dealing with paper, I've come to know that Laura Hooper is one of those go-to vendors for calligraphy.  She does phenomenal work, and she's obviously super down-to-earth.