Monday, December 31, 2012

best of 2012

As we get ready for 2013, we thought it'd be fun to take a little clickable trip back through some of our most popular posts this past year! Presenting our Top 12 of 2012..which was your favorite?!

Wishing you guys all the very best in the new year! <3

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

peanut butter chocolate chip blondies

Lovey discovered our Foodies board on Pinterest and subsequently printed out a zillion recipes from it (despite the fact that we still haven't recovered completely from our Christmas food hangovers..). We decided to give peanut butter chocolate chip blondies a go! Here's what you'll need..

Maggie's day is about to get a whole lot sweeter, too!
She's the lucky winner of our MYHABIT Giveaway! Congrats, Maggie!

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

plaid and sparkle

Even though Christmas may be over, I'm not putting my plaid away any time soon! I've been crushing on the plaid/sparkle combination I've seen everywhere lately, so I decided to give it a go myself..

j.crew sweater (similar), d.i.y. plaid shirt, velvet vest (similar), american apparel leggings (available here),
h&m bag (similar), alexander wang boots (similar), hermes bracelet (similar), catherine stein necklace (similar)

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

christmas gifmas

Hoping the sweetest little things popped up under your tree this year ;)

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 21, 2012

'tis the season: holiday peacock eyes

One of my favorite makeup looks year round would be the ever popular smokey eye, so I figured what better way to update it than with some holiday colors, thus turning from a smokey eye to a peacock eye! I don't know about you, but a rich dark emerald green is what I consider one of the most beautiful colors out there. I decided to pair the green with a gorgeous gold for a dramatic and reflective contrast.

The peacock eye is associated with the brilliant Pat McGrath for Roberto Cavalli's Fall 2012 show, who used as much as four bright and contrasting colors on the eye. While nothing less than stunning on the runway, for a more subtle but equally gorgeous look, pick an unexpected pair of shimmery dark and light colors.

I prepped Jilly's gorgeous skin with her favorite moisturizer and then Make Up Forever HD Primer. After, I applied a light layer of Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation. I then defined her already perfect cheekbones with a little bit of Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess bronzer.

When you work with any eyeshadow, you're going to want to use a primer to ensure not only that it wont move, but that the color will be at its purest saturation. The eye primer I used on Jilly was Benefit Stay Don't Stray primer. After, I applied the gorgeous gold, Half Baked, from the Urban Decay Naked palate from the inner corners to the middle of her eye. I then applied NARS Night Porter eyeshadow, a gorgeous dark emerald green, from the middle of her eye out-making sure to blend!

I then used my personal favorite mascara, Yves Saint Laurent Shocking Mascara in black, and a quick swipe of my favorite nude lip, YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 24 Blonde Ingenu, and all done! A perfect played up eye look for the holidays!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

thumbprint cookies

With Christmas less than a week away, baking's underway in our house! This is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes from my all-time favorite Aunt Rosie! Obviously thumbprints are delicious all year round, but I decided to put a little festive spin on them..

Here's what you'll need:

Literally the most scrumptious thumbprint cookies EVER.

What do you guys bake for the holidays?!

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