Thanksgiving is tomorrow & people cannot stop talking about the delicious feasts they are about to consumer & the food comas they are about to endure. Most people eat so much of the main meal that they are usually too full for dessert – but this dessert will cure that. It is a pumpkin brownie with bits of dark chocolate to add to the sweetness. Another perk is that they are gluten free – but don’t taste like it! They are the perfect post Thanksgiving dessert (or dessert round one!)
In order to keep your face clean, you need to keep your makeup brushes clean. Everyday use eventually makes them home for bacteria (which inevitably clogs pores.) No need to purchase an expensive brush cleaner, you can simply use baby shampoo. It is cheaper & gets the job done just as effectively. For the ultimate results, it is recommended to wash your brushes once a week. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to clean your furry makeup tool.
How To: Use warm water to wet the brush tips while they are facing down. The facing down part is key to extending the lifetime of your brush because it keeps the glue, which holds the bristles to the stem, dry & secure. Once thoroughly soaked, apply some baby shampoo & delicately swirl the bubbly brush in the palm of your hand. To rinse, use the same technique of bristles facing down. Once the brush has been rinsed out, set on the side of your sink in order for it to dry without letting the water leak to the stem.
The wonderful color between yellow and red can be paired well with navy, oatmeal, brown, black & grey. You can either make a loud statement with an orange puffer, or use it’s magnificent glow as more of an accent color with a handbag or scarf. Just be sure to not wear too much orange a once, one piece can definitely be sufficient.
October is one of the best months. It’s the month where scarves & booties are pushed to the front of your closet, where the leaves turn to the most beautiful golden colors (& bad hair days dissipate from the lack of humidity!) Not only is it officially Pumpkin Season, National Pizza Month & National Cookie Month…but it is also the month of my birthday. Below are my most coveted items. They are the best versions of the essentials – the crème de la crème. The most luscious leather & the most supple silk, because when you buy classics they should be the highest of quality in order to last the longest & earn the most wear.Rick Owens Leather Jacket - Hermès Silk Scarf - Tod’s Aviator Sunglasses -Marco Bicego Gold & Diamond Ring
Another fun tid-bit of this October is the leopard print box at Ladurée. Make sure you grab yours soon, as they are sure to sell out quickly on Madison Ave!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts today! This is truly one of the best sales of the year. The concept behind this sale is unlike any other; rather than putting old, out-dated merchandise on sale, they put new fall merchandise on sale for two weeks. Once the two weeks are up, all items go back to regular price. Sometimes is can be hard to shop for boots when there is a heat wave going on outside the AC’d department store, but the 33% off is definitely worth it. It also pays if you have a Nordstrom Rewards Card because you get triple points the first 3 days of the sale (& you get to shop early access if you are a certain level!) Make sure you shop quickly because all of the best stuff runs out fast! Below are my favorite finds from the sale, ranging from booties to shades. House of Harlow ‘Blondie’ Sunglasses - Rag & Bone ‘Harrow’ Bootie - See By Chloé Skimmer Flat - Tory Burch ‘Brianna’ Dress - Vince Leather Trim Sweater - Burberry ‘Colour Check’ Square Scarf - Rebecca Minkoff ‘Kiefer’ Trench Coat
The best beauty accessory for summer is a tinted chapstick. Not only does it keep your lips hydrated & protected from the sun, but it also adds a little sass to your look. Red lips are attractive lips – & who doesn’t want that? The below chapstick from NYC Color is a great & inexpensive option to transition from your beach bag to your evening clutch. Since it is tinted, it flatters all complexions because it simply makes your natural lip pop. Also, if you are in a jam, you can apply it directly to your cheeks as a blush to brighten your whole face. Win, win.
P.S: My favorite shade is Big Apple Red. Standard.
The biggest BBQ day of the year is only one week away, so you better start thinking about what delicious food you’re gonna grill! One of the best things that I have discovered is grilled peaches with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top – it legitimately tastes like peach cobbler. Regarding outfits, you have to rock the classic red, white & blue, but it’s even better if you do it in a non-classic way. Below are some great All-American apparel & accessories to mix & match with some pieces you already own. Keep in mind all outfits are best paired with sparklers!