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Creating a Faux Summer

July 7, 2010


Dear Weather,

First of all, what the hell?  It’s almost mid-July, which means it’s almost August, and it’s STILL cold outside!  Drizzling every morning??  Mid 60s?  For real?  Where are we, the corner of Alaska?  Every other square inch of the USA is experiencing scorching, blistering heat waves…and I’m jealous.

California always has to be fashionably late to the party.  But guess what, CA Weather?  You’re too late to the party now.  It started like 2 months ago, let’s get with it.  The Eastern seaboard and 8/10ths of Canada are warmer and less gloomy than you.

As for now, I’m forced to create my own summer.  A faux summer, I call it.  I will fake it until the sun shines.  Here are my tools of creating a faux summer:

1. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, $23: I’m absolutely addicted to this spray.  Not only does it smell of the salty ocean, it gives your hair that perfect windswept, beachy look.  All you need is a few spritzes on your damp hair and then let it air dry.  See, Kate Hudson knows what I’m talking about.

2. Sephora by OPI Havana Nights, $9 each: With these bright and punchy nail colors, I can look and feel as summery as I please!  Colors left to right: Rumba Romance, Caliente Coral, Teal We Meet Again, Read My Palm, Caribbean Cocktail, Havana Dreams. [Image via Sephora]

3.  Williams-Sonoma Ice Pop Cookbook, $15.95: I’m a huge fan of fruity, icey popsicles but since it’s currently too chilly to make them, I will gaze through this recipe book instead.

4.  Vintage Wicker and Wood Picnic Basket, kowgirlkitch etsy, $30: I have been planning the perfect picnic in my head for weeks now.  Potato salad.  Finger sandwiches.  Latticed pie?  A few bottles of vino (whoops).  But of course, I must hold off on my picnic planning until the temperature rises.  For now, I will oOOoOo and awe over adorable vintage picnic baskets.

5.  Turkey Sliders: Tonight I made turkey sliders indoors.  It was too chilly and overcast to grill outside so I brought the burgers-by-the-pool meal indoors.  These turkey sliders are juicy, delicious, and super easy to make. Recipe: First chop an onion and saute in a pan.  Then mix lean ground turkey with salt, pepper, garlic powder, seasoned breadcrumbs, and a little ketchup.  Roll the turkey into balls and add them to the pan.  Flatten the turkey into the sauteed onions so that they stick to and become part of the patty.  Cook through and top with cheese.  Make sure you buy those mini hamburger buns!!  Add any and all condiments to your turkey sliders.  Voila! A perfect summery meal to get you through these winter-like doldrums.

Tickled Green

May 4, 2010

Filed Under : BEAUTY

In the springtime, there’s nothing I love more than a bright and shimmery nail polish.  This Sephora by OPI Teal We Meet Again is that perfect blend of glimmering blue-green.  Mermaid green, I like to call it.

It would look simply stunning paired with THIS at a fun dinner party with friends or on a romantic date with your lovebug.

The only problem?  I can’t find it at any Sephora.  So if you happen to spot it while perusing that makeup wonderland, please let me know.  I must have.

Style.com’s Fall 2009 Beauty Guide

November 6, 2009

Filed Under : BEAUTY - STYLE

styledotcom_beauty Like many a fashion-lover before me, Style.com is my bible. I read it every single day, religiously.

When I received Style.com’s Fall 2009 Beauty Guide in my email inbox, my heart pattered erratically in my chest as I basked in it’s glory.

Almost all of these so-called “cult favorties” will be added to my ever expanding Christmas list, including the Sephora by OPI nail polish in Dark Room. Swoon-worthy, I tell you. The polish is nearly black in color with a hint of midnight green to it. If that doesn’t sound totally winter chic, then I don’t know what does. The Laura Mercier foundation primer? Yes, please! Morrocanoil Moisture repair shampoo? Added to list. Must. Have. It. All.

One of my favorite products on the list is Lipstick Queen’s Medieval Tinted Lip Treatment. This product deserves it’s own blog post though so I will explain it in much greater detail at a later time (just know that it’s on my Top 10 favorite beauty products of all time).

[Image via Style.com]