#ASKPSS: Couples Edition

My husband, affectionately referred to as “HB” since this blog’s incarnation, graciously agreed to a Couples version of my #ASKPSS series. Thank you to all of you who have subscribed to my YouTube channel–wow! You are so amazing and your kind comments warm my heart and soul after a long day in the hospital working. Absolutely adore you all. Read & Comment →

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Fashionable iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Cases

Tip: Use the [+] signs above to shop the image! Whether you’re an iPhone user or not, you cannot deny the hysteria that takes over the lives of Apple fanatics. I, myself am one of them. I’m not ashamed to admit that I set an alarm for 2am CDT on Sep 9 and spent anRead & Comment →


Orla Kiely Candles

Recently a few new Orla Kiely candle releases came across my desk and they smell so delicious I had to tell you about them. My favorite by far is the “Fig Tree” scent–which smells full, lush, and sharply spicy. Orla Kiely brand candles fill a room nicely but not overpoweringly. Just something you can haveRead & Comment →


Sephora & Neiman Marcus Haul

Hey guys! I had a little fun shopping over the past few days for some new and old favorite beauty products, have a look-see to see what I bought!


Harper’s Bazaar Glossybox

This month’s Glossybox is pretty special – it has teamed up with the beauty editor of Harper’s Bazaar for an awesomely curated collection of truly high-end items. There’s a (what looks to be) full size Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics lip tar in an anyone-can-wear dark honey shade that likens itself to Clinique’s Black Honey–it’s vampy inRead & Comment →


Incandescent: Meeting Joan Rivers

Several years ago, I wrote about my experience attending a fashion blog conference hosted by Lucky Magazine. I had the overwhelming privilege to spontaneously meet, chat, and receive a hug by the firecracker we know as Joan Rivers. You may not know this (I didn’t previously), but Joan was a huge advocate of suicide survivors–a term that describes the people left behind in the wake of a loved one taking their own life.

Joan and I had that in common–she lost her husband, and I lost my brother. When I shared this with her behind the scenes at that conference so many years ago, she gave me the biggest hug that any grown woman has ever given me. When I think of Joan Rivers now, one word comes to mind: Firecracker.

August Beauty Favorites 2014

August Favorites

Click here to view my latest YouTube video – my favorite beauty and non-beauty items for the month of August! I had a great time picking this month’s favorites for you guys – definitely a random assortment, heavier on the non-beauty faves this time around. But no fear–next month’s installment promises to be big onRead & Comment →


Labor Day Sale Roundup

Click on the [+] signs above to shop the image, or via the Shop The Post section below Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? In fact, that myth is so widely propagated and taken as gospel, that nobody seems to know where that cardinal rule of fashion originated. I’m here to setRead & Comment →


Beauty Recs with Sally Beauty

In my last Sally Beauty post, I offered my custom beauty consultation services to one winner–and that winner was the lovely Elizabeth. My spending limit was $45 so I opted to multitask items: several eyeshadows (suited to her eye color) in one, as well as a gorgeous blush/bronzer combo. I’m loving the “nude everything” trendRead & Comment →

Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial

Kylie Jenner Lip Tutorial

Hey guys! Today I’m going to share with you how to make your lips look bigger–while Kylie Jenner may have had a lil work done *cough*, it’s no secret that she piles on the mauve lip liner these days, 90’s style. I’m actually a huge fan of mauve-y, dusty rose-colored lips. I think they lookRead & Comment →

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My Stay, Shop, Sparkle Experience in Dallas

Hi friends! Today I’m going to share a vlog and a contest with you regarding my two night stay at the Hyatt Regency Dallas which included a shopping trip at the famed Northpark Shopping Center in town. The Hyatt Regency and Northpark mall invited my husband and I to come out and sample their “Stay.Read & Comment →