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The Beautiful Lengths Challenge

Working in the healthcare field, and especially this month since I’m currently rotating at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, it is all too apparent the effect that cancer has on more than just one’s body. And then you start chemotherapy, which has its own set of hardships associated with it. 

Certain types of chemotherapy result in total hair loss, and though it may seem trivial in the face of cancer, it is an outward symbol of a very personal, and very private battle for life. Some people want to keep that battle private, and not have their baldness be a label or beacon–while still others prefer to display their battle with gusto. 


Top Summer Essentials

Hey guys! I’m excited to share my favorite summer-themed essentials! This has been one of the hottest summers I can remember, and it’s been important to keep cool, protect my skin from the hot summer rays, and work on the fine lines around my eyes from all the squinting, despite wearing sunglasses! 


Face to Toe: Fitness

I’ve always loved the idea of covering a “whole look” suited to different activities or lifestyles. Since my blog covers the gamut from beauty and makeup to skincare and fashion, I thought it would be fun to share with you a few posts dedicated to a whole look, “face to toe”–one that is as functional as it is stylish.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shop List

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, the biggest sale of the year (literally, anywhere) is upon us, and I for one cannot WAIT to stock up on the items I’ve been eyeing. Cardholders like myself get to start shopping the sale July 9th, but anyone can shop it starting July 17th. Prices go up August 3rd. 


What’s In My Shower

I thought I would share with you some of the awesome skincare and haircare items I’ve been using in my shower lately–I share a lot of them on my Instagram account, but I felt these deserved their own time in the spotlight.

Herbal Essences body wash in “Honey, I Smell Good” smells so good, but it has the added benefit of hydration and is gentle on skin. I hate it when body washes strip your skin of moisture–we shouldn’t have to add in a step after the shower with lotion, but we do every time, amiright ladies? This one cuts down on that need.


Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

I first became introduced to Sunday Riley when a friend of mine that I went to medical school with mentioned that her sister was working for “a beauty/skincare company called Sunday Riley”.  As a beauty blogger, I was intrigued. What was this company I had yet to hear anything about?


In Blue

The weekend was just the sort of lazy, lounge-around style that I needed. HB, Gidget and I enjoyed a Sunday evening stroll, and I discovered just how truly comfortable my new Sperry boat shoes truly are. I used to own a pair that I got from a discount shoe store and they were super uncomfortable. Now I know why those were discounted!

I love the look of clean denim, but sometimes you’re just in the mood for really, really, really ripped-up jeans. Am I right?


Erin Condren Life Planner Rose Gold Edition

Ever since I found out the Erin Condren Life Planner 2015-16 marked the launch of the new Rose Gold edition, I couldn’t wait to get one in my hands. I’m a self-confessed planner junkie, and own many a Filofax, Erin Condren Life Planner, and Louis Vuitton Agenda MM (my current system).

I’m very pleased to know that the changes they brought to the 2015-2016 reflected what a lot of us were asking for, so click to find out more!


In Pink

There are some days when you just want to wear a little (or a lot of) pink. This top is half-lined (the top part, of course) and breezy, and I love the racerback. It’s kind of made me realize, though, that it’s time to start working on those arms, because damn. They’re weak and floppy.

I still love my staple Topshop Jamie jeans, and these rose gold-capped espadrilles are the perfect slip-on shoe for summer.


May Favorites 2015

The month of May went by ever so quickly – and it’s one of my favorites. My birthday was May 1, and my anniversary was May 12. Two of my most favoritest (I’m making that a word) people also celebrate their birthdays in May, so it really just feels like a month of celebrations.


HG Edit: The Perfect T-Shirt

As I’ve mentioned before, my style has evolved quite drastically from early days of this style & beauty blog.  No longer am I interested in adding layers upon layers, stacking rings and bracelets galore.  I’m more interested in quality, minimalism, and investing in pieces that will stand the test of time. 

Because of this evolution and the fact that I realize I haven’t shared this process with you yet, I’ve decided to start a capsule collection of posts that I’m calling the “HG Edit” (HG stands for Holy Grail).