Tuesday
Aug262014

RMS beauty

As I've mentioned before, I'm trying to switch to using more natural beauty products and my newest favorite is RMS Beauty. I was first introduced to their products at work and a few friends recommended them, so I decided to give them a try.

I started with the Living Luminizer (per my friend Sarah's suggestion) and immediately loved it. It instantly brightens and illuminates your face wherever you use it. I like to use it on my browbone, in the inner corner of my eyes and along my cheekbones. I then tried their Un-Coverup (shade 11) and their Lip2Cheek and love them as well. The products go on so easily and last all day. I've been using Lip2Cheek in Modest, which is a subtle rosy color. At first it seems like it goes on really bright, but it immediately sinks in and looks like a natural glow. I have yet to try it on my lips, but will let you know when I do!

And to top it off, you're using something free of any harmful chemicals so you can feel better about what you're putting onto your skin. Next, I want to try their mascara!

Friday
Aug222014

currently...

Into the Gloss is one of my favorite beauty sites and I was happily surprised to see their interview with Jenna Lyons on her beauty routine. It already has me wanting to add a few things to mine, like the Sachajuan Intensive Hair Oil and I'd like to try Aida Bicaj for a facial (also highly recommended here)!

Alice told me about her new site, A Standard of Living, a couple months ago and I've been eagerly anticipating its arrival ever since. It just launched this week and I already know I'll be checking it daily! Expect beautiful photography and styling plus curated essentials for yourelf + home.

The internet was full of profiles of awesome women this week and I also enjoyed reading all about Jessie Randall's (of Loeffler Randall) beauty routine and lifestyle. I loved hearing that she does SoulCycle too!

Thursday
Aug212014

currently coveting no. 70

Late August is such a strange time - you're still holding onto summer but all the stores are filled with heavy fall merchandise. I'm finding myself coveting more beauty products and accessories that will carry me through the end of summer and into fall.

ONE / I am addicted to weekly manicures at Tenoverten and have also fallen in love with their namesake line of polishes. I currently have Essex on my nails—it's a light gray that looks a bit blue on my skintone—and am now wanting a full bottle of my own. I also cannot recommend their top coat and base coat enough! They are five-free and I'm convinced they are the secret to their mani's lasting well over a week without chipping!

TWO / Clear sunglasses have been high on my wishlist for awhile and I'm loving this new pair from Warby Parker.

THREE / After visiting Serena & Lily's store last weekend, one of these herringbone blankets shot straight to the top of my home wishlist.

FOUR / I've loved Rebecca Atwood's "Waves" pattern since it first came out and I'm loving her newest colorway of it—a white and natural combination that would go perfectly in our apartment!

FIVE / I first saw Helen Levi's ceramic pieces at Space Ninety 8 and immediately wanted one of her cool gilded eye planters

SIX / I kept reading about Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Serum and how amazing it was so I decided to try a sample of it. After using it daily for a week, I am loving the way my skin is looking. It's softer, brighter and feels more hydrated. I read recently that serums are a category worth splurging on so I think I'll be adding this to my nightly routine.

SEVEN / The softest sweatshirt-sweater combo you'll ever find. A must have for cool summer nights and fall days.

EIGHT / I haven't jumped on the Birkenstock bandwagon yet, but I think these sandals are a perfect way to get the same look. (Also here and here.)

See what else I'm Currently Coveting on Pinterest. 

Tuesday
Aug192014

home envy: hudson woods

I came across these homes on Pinterest and my jaw completely dropped. Stunning modern design in a beautiful natural setting? Sold sold sold.

Designed by Lang Architecture, Hudson Woods is a community of vacation homes for design-conscious New Yorkers. There are 26 homes total, all nestled in their own area of land and all built in a similar "glass-and-timber" style. The homes blend seamlessly into their surroundings through huge beautiful windows. After spending a few weekends in this area of New York state, I'd happily vacation in one of these! Now where do I sign up?

Monday
Aug182014

weekend moments

How was your weekend? We spent ours out east in the Hamptons + the North Fork. I had been out there before, but it was Grant's first time. We decided not to spend much time on the beach and instead explored every town on the island. It of course included a stop at Serena and Lily's Beach Market shop, where I picked up a couple Tatine candles. Another favorite of ours was Sag Harbor. I had never been before and loved how quaint it was (and less crowded than the Hamptons). We spent Saturday night driving through the North Fork and I fell in love with how peaceful it was. I'm already anxious to go back in the fall and spend an afternoon wine tasting at one of their many vineyards! I spent almost the entire weekend in my Heidi Merrick striped tee - it is seriously the best striped shirt I own. I cannot get over how fast summer is flying by and I wish it would slow down! 

Friday
Aug152014

happy weekend

Thank you all for your sweet comments about our apartment tour! They mean so much to us and we've loved reading each and every one of them! We're so happy that we finally got to share it with you. Hope you have a great weekend!