Monthly Archives: September 2014

Top Ten: Favorite Blogs

I have to admit that I have a problem. I am addicted to blogs. I cannot get enough. Fashion and beauty related blogs are my ultimate favorite but I am equal opportunity–fitness, food, family–I love it all. I thought I would share my top 10 with you.

cupcakes and cashmere book signing

1. Cupcakes and Cashmere– Emily was the first blogger I fell for. I have been reading her blog daily for over 4 years and yes I have read every single post. Cupcakes and Cashmere is the first blog I read every, single day.

2. Gal Meets Glam– I mean Julia is just drop dead gorgeous. Plus she lives in SF so the outfits she puts together are totally ones that I get inspiration from being so close to me. I also want to visit every single restaurant she posts about on Instagram because she seems to always order the most delicious looking noms.

3. Maskcara– I just want to be buddies with Cara. She does amazing makeovers; she is the Queen of highlighting and contouring and she uses a great mix of drugstore and higher end products. What’s not to love?

4. Cara Loren– She has such effortlessly cool style and she always looks flawless. I absolutely love when she features her two adorable boys in her posts as well. Best looking family award goes to the VB clan for sure!

5. Pink Peonies– I envy Rachel’s ability to mix prints and wear bold, bright colors. Her lipstick game is out of this world. She always has gorgeous photos and I love her simple notes about her outfits and life.

6. The Glitter Guide– I fell in love with GG when I moved into my house. I read through every home feature and found so much inspiration. I love the range of topics covered on the blog. Founder Taylor and her baby girl Elodie are the cutest. If you ever feel like spending a few hours stalking people on Instagram follow both The Glitter Guide and Taylor Sterling.

7. Aubrey Kinch– I don’t remember how I stumbled upon Aubrey but I am so happy that I did. She takes such clean, sharp and beautiful photos of her outfits, hair, beauty and home. Maybe one day I can work with her to up the ascetic of my own blog!

8. A House in the Hills– I love Sarah’s approach to a clean and healthy lifestyle. I still want to try out the all natural cleaning product recipes that she shared. Everything she cooks on the blog makes my mouth water. Make the crispy peanut butter balls–you will thank me&&her! I also really appreciated when she shared her family’s experience with her father-in-laws illness. The love they all share radiates from the computer straight to your heart!

9. Happily Grey– HAIR ENVY! I couldn’t pull off the majority of Mary’s outfits but she always looks fabulous. She always nails it with her accessories and just seems so laid back and cool. I definitely go through her posts when I need some boho inspiration.

10. Barefoot Blonde– I don’t read Amber’s blog every day, but I do love to catch up with it every couple of weeks for hair and style inspiration. Oh how I wish I was decent at braiding. Her baby boy is just delicious and I love following along on her family’s adventures. P.S. do her ab workout!

I would love to know what your favorite blogs are!



Hair Care Must Haves

Hair Care Must Haves (2) 9/11/14

Once upon a time, during my high school years, I used to wash and style my hair Not only was this super damaging to my hair but seriously who has time for that? I have finally mastered the art of not washing my hair every day and these are the products that have made my hair so much healthier and saved me so much time.

1. Redken Cleansing Cream- This stuff is amazing. It not only smells delicious, but also helps to rid your hair of all the build up that accumulates between washes. I use this once a week and can’t imagine my hair without it!

2. Tangle Teezer– Do yourself a favor, buy this brush, and never touch your wet hair with anything else ever again. It helps prevent breakage, breezes through tangles and comes in a ton of fun colors.

3. Unite 7 Seconds Leave-In Conditioner- Depending on the day you might want to spray this in your hair before you brush it, but this stuff helps to detangle and protect your hair. I use it every time I wash my hair and it will last you a long time. I seriously love every Unite product I have ever tried.

4. Hot Tools 1-in Curling Iron– The best multi-use iron! Waves, spirals, bends–you name it, you can achieve it with this curling iron. It is easy to use and also affordable.

5. Moroccan Oil– Hydration, shine and yummy smell. I don’t always use this but whenever I’m feeling like my hair is dull or in need of extra hydration I reach for this magic oil.

6. Batiste Dry Shampoo– The key to not washing your hair every day is THIS dry shampoo. Believe me, I have sampled my fair share and this is the best brand by far. It adds volume, soaks up any oil and you can choose from different scents or colors. I am never without at least two cans.

If you can get your hands on a bottle of Redken Wool Shake do yourself a favor and snatch that up! They have discontinued it so savor every spray like I do. What are your hair care must haves?