Summer Reading

17 Jul

Sometimes theres nothing better than enjoying summer by the pool with a good book in hand! Here’s some of my recent favorites and a few that are next up on my list.

The List!

What are YOU reading this summer?!

Summer Essentials!

8 Jul

Hope y’all are having a great summer! I’m embarrassed by my lack of blogging lately, but summer is my favorite time of year and I try to spend most of my time outside! But here’s a few of my favorite things for summer, all green and eco-friendly of course! Enjoy this beautiful weekend!My Eco-Friendly Summer Essentials

Color Me Coral

2 May

Coral is one of my favorite colors to soak up throughout the warmer seasons! Coral can be described as many different hues, but the main shade is pinkish-orange. You can travel down either end of the coral spectrum though and get more pink based corals (think light pinks with a dash of light/bright orange) or you can go for a more redish-coral which tend to be uber bright and question yourself if its a hot red you’re looking at, or if it indeed is hot/bright orange. Either way, it’s a fabulous to color and my latest obsession! Enjoy!

Bobbi Brown Lip Shine in Nectarine, $22

 

OPI in My Chihuahua Bites, $8

 

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Nectar, $38

 

Revlon Lipgloss in Coral Reef, $6

 

Josie Maran Magic Marker, Lip & Cheek Stain in Jive, $19

Some Closet Inspiration!

16 Apr

Happy Saturday Everyone! I saw this  post and it has officially inspired me to start spring cleaning. I mean, who doesn’t want a closet to look that amazing?! Enjoy!

Check out the entire article from Lucky Mag, here! And if you finish this project with some clothes you’d like to give away, visit Salvation Army’s website to find a donation center near you.

Personalized Pieces

11 Apr

I love personalized items and just recently I came accross a website that specializes is uber-chic plates, platters, notecards, iphone covers and much much more! Their designs are modern, bright, engaging and total eye candy– perfect pieces for yourself and they also make great gifts! Enjoy

Dani Notes Stationery is the an awesome Etsy Shop I came accross and later found out she has a fun blog too! Check out these great pieces that she can customize!

iPhone 3g or 4 Cases:

Plates & Platters:

 

Stationery:

Guy Grooming– Tested & Approved

5 Mar

Getting guys to take care of their skin can be as tough as trying to put mittens on kittens (It’s Always Sunny anyone?!). But after many nights of research and some actual product testing (only on my boyfriend Ray, not on any pets) it’s possible that Green Tex has found some seriously stellar- and green- products that will not only make a guy enjoy taking care of his skin, but also help give him a beautiful complexion! So pass this post on to your boy friends, guy friends, home boys, papas, brothers or even Justin Beiber wannabes, cause they’ll want to read it!

This post is important because men’s skin may require some extra gentleness. Most men, unlike women, do not put their face through the routine of makeup everyday so their skin is a little more sensitive and requires some extra TLC. Their face is also not used to having globs of lotion slathered on, so the actual process of having a ‘de-puffing’ eye cream put around their eyes can actually bring them to tears!

Like it or not, guys are used to having their skin irritated due to the massive amounts of chemicals, parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances in typical products like Axe, Old Spice, Head & Shoulders, and all of the other crappy products out there. Time to toss out those old products and try some of these great skin friendly products listed below that are formulated without all of the junk! As always, none of these products are tested on animals, and oh ya they actually work! Enjoy!

Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave, $16

The product that started it all! For a new internship, Ray had to lose the grizzly beard and actually shave every morning “like a big boy”. He tried the Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave at a friend’s house and actually raved about it (discussing beauty products is not usually part of our everyday convos!). Can be found at Sephora.

Jack Black All-Over Wash, $15. Face, hair and body, all taken care of with one product!

Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub, $18. Great for guys with alligator or dull skin. Also helps with ingrown hairs in the beard area!

Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20, $27

What’s better than a product working double duty? SPF for sun protection (and wrinkle/age spot prevention for down the road) and a moisturizer! Don’t believe the buzz on these Jack Black Products? Read the comments on each product– they speak for themselves!

Burt's Bees Medicated Lip Balm, $3. Let's be honest, this stuff ROCKS! It works wonder and leaves your lips with a slight tingle so you know its working.

Method Marine Naturals Refreshing Body Wash, $6.50. I know I've mentioned this before, but this body wash is fav for guys, especially the marine naturals scent!

Avalon Organics Peppermint Lotion, $12. Great lotion and can be found at the grocery store!

Burt’s Bees, Avalon Organics & Method Body was can all be found at most grocery stores! Method’s full line is also sold at Target.

Faux Zebra is Totally Fab

10 Feb

Animal prints have been very on-trend lately and a great way to incorporate this into your house is with a faux zebra rug! Forget buying a zebra hide in your local design store– let’s face it people, zebras sure aren’t from around here so buying a zebra rug means you just funded a poacher’s/safari hunter’s lifestyle in Africa and now they will continue to kill more momma zebras, leaving their poor baby zebras to be a lion’s next meal. Ok that may be a little much, but a faux zebra rug is awesome because you can even get it in colors that work with you room! Check out these great inspirational ideas and a few fun places to purchase them!

this zebra print rug gives this living room some extra flair

Found: Country Living

Mod Zebra Tiles in Bone

Picture above & below from FLOR. Instead of buying one giant rug, you can buy tiles of the rug ($13 per tile or $4.83/sq ft) and put them together. So cute!

Mod Zebra Tile in Pewter
faux zebra rug, the perfect nursery accessory

Found: Coastal Living

brown faux zebra rug

Found at The Well Appointed House

 

Ballard Design black & white faux zebra hide

Found at Ballard Design, $200

 

PB Teen Black & White

PB Teen Green & White

 Found at Pottery Barn Teen, starting at $129. Also available in pink and white, now hows that for a pop of color?

black & white faux zebra hide

brown & cream faux zebra hide

gray & white faux zebra hide

Found on Amazon from The Rug Market (starting at $330). The gray & white is to die for! We’ve used it a few times and even have one in the office right now.. I think we all want to take it home 🙂

As you can see, there are tons of ways to incorporate faux zebra rugs into your home! Whether its used as an area rug or you want it to stand out on its own, a faux zebra rug is a great piece to have, and a cruelty-free version of it’s outdated counterpart. Enjoy!