How to Transition Your Makeup Routine for Fall

The world of makeup can be an intimidating {and expensive!} thing to experiment with. But with the obvious traps also come the rut you never want to find yourself in: sticking to the “same face you’ve been wearing for years.” B-lining to the makeup counter, only to ask for your memorized shade of foundation in hopes of being “introduced” to a new product shouldn’t be the only time you think about your makeup routine. It’s not just a necessity to cover those dang under eye circles. Even for a novice, makeup CAN be fun. But you needn’t go far from the safety of shore. We’re obsessed with this super subtle yet equally enticing fall palette!


Fall is all about going ever so slightly moodier with your makeup. But there’s no need to channel a pagent contestant. You can transition your makeup routine by easily going a shade or two deeper into the rose family. Deep rose hues pick up the gorgeous pigment in your skin that picked up over summer and can look stunning on every skin tone. Smudging a subtle cherry-brown eyeshadow under your lower lashes and adding a toastier metallic on the lid instantly gives you that bit of drama you need.

You’ll also notice, eyebrows are probably the most important element to this look. Allow them to get a little thicker and more natural! The rule less is more does not apply here- hide your tweezers, but tame unruliness with this clear wax brow pencil. It’s sure to be your weapon of choice all season long! Finishing your face with a light rose lipstick and barely there mauve cheek is what we’re calling THE face du jour. With just a few additions to your makeup bag, you’re going to have totally refreshed face this season!


We’re obsessed with this rose inspired makeup palette! It makes us want to head straight to the makeup counter and stay a while! What about you? We dare you to try something new!!

Get Your Shop On:

> Laura Mercier ‘Second Cheek’ in Heather Pink
> Aerin Beauty Lipstick in Perfect Nude
> Anastasia ‘Brow Fix’ Clear Wax Pencil 
> Bobbi Brown ‘Raw Sugar’ Illuminating Bronzing Powder
> Bronze and Gold Eye Shadow 


image 1 via // 2 via Harper’s Bazaar 

9 Beach Inspired Beauty Products to Make You Glow

You’re not that girl. Yeah, you. Sadly, you’re not that girl who got to take a vacation to Ibiza this summer. Or the girl who just so happened to walk into the office today after two weeks in Hawaii {the nerve!} looking like a golden goddess (if you do happen to be that girl a.) where do you work and b.) are you hiring??). But seriously, it can often feel like everyone has some fun-in-the-sun-time scheduled, but you. Yeah, feel sorry for yourself. It sucks – especially when people are jetsetting to Bali, the South of France, or just going to Mykonos for a week {*cough* Erin!}. Ugh.

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But quite honestly, yes the girl who just got back from vacation looks AH-mazing – but it’s pretty much no longer cool {although it slightly still is!} to sit out in the sun all day and get baked. Skin baked, that is. Because the skin cancer that you’re bound to get later in life is really not worth that bronzy complexion that will fade in only a few weeks time. It’s not worth it at all, especially when you have beauty products that can give you that beach babe look in no time!

So, if you’re like us, sitting there with no vacation in sight, don’t let the beach goddesses show you up. Grab these glowy, dewy, beachy, glistening beauty products and you’ll be all of the above come tomorrow morning’s meeting!


Get Your Shop On:

> Love + Salt Beach and Body Mist
> Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser
> Yves Saint Laurent Shocking Mascara
> NARS “Orgasm” Nail Polish
> Clinique Sun Protection Stick
> Margiela ‘Replica’ Beach Walk
> James Read Wash Off Tan
> Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Palette
> Prospector Co. Leg Shave


A couple things to note:

> Obsesesed with Maison Martin Margiela’s “Beach Walk” perfume. It smells like the cotton candy side of the boardwalk, not the part that is infested by seaweed. Amazing!

> Love + Salt Beach Hair Mist is so perfect for that “I just stepped out of the ocean” look. It scruffs up your perfect curls just a bit for a whole lot of sexy!

> Self tanner: some people are against it and they’re clearly the ones who haven’t tried this Wash Off Tan by James Read. I’m telling you, self tanner = a game changer.

> Eye shadow isn’t normally in our daily repertoire, but we’re loving the glittery shades of this Bobbi Brown Surf and Sand palette. Go all the way with the sexy-vacay look and take take things from “bow” to BOW CHICKA WOW WOW.

These beach-worth beauty products definitely get us excited! You mean we don’t actually have to book a $2000 plane ticket to look refreshed?? We’re in. But if you DO happen to have an extra ticket to Ibiza, we’re in on that too. —Bianca

image via Vogue Russia 

12 Last Minute Beach Bag Essentials

I’ve lived by a beach my whole life. But it wasn’t until recently that I considered myself lucky to have the sand and bay right underneath my nose toes. If my day has been particularly stressful, the constant beat of the waves reassures me tomorrows always start fresh. When I’m feeling like I’ve literally got more issues than Vogue, the ocean quiets my secrets and is the perfect soundtrack for me to dish all to my girlfriend! The vastness and never ending horizon is a true source of inspiration and a great reminder in humility. And while that country song about “feeling small against the ocean” is catchy and all, I like to think that standing beside the ocean makes everyone feel powerful, big- a part of something HUGE. You?


But perhaps most importantly {and in attempts to steer this post from feeling like a freakin’ funeral!}, on a beautiful sunny day, the beach is a FREE and easy place to seek refuge from stress and enjoy some serious relaxation. Whether you’re in need of a break from the office or just want to have a random BYOB day with friends, you’ll want to pack these must-haves in your bag! ’Cause you know they’ll aid in a good Instagram or two! ;)


I’m in love with this woven J.Crew Panama Hat- I have it in every style. It’s a great classic to have in your wardrobe. These leopard-like sunnies are everything! Ordering immeditately. And let’s talk about this sweet little pouch for your credit cards and lip balm. No need to rummage at the bottom of your bag with this adorable organizer and it can double as a clutch when you head out for drinks post-beach day! Of course, you can just as easily take these essentials with you to the lake, swimming pool or even the park {a post on our favorite SF parks is forthcoming!!}

As we live out the last days of summer, we’re becoming slightly obsessed with making an escape outdoors for some good weekend r&r! You too?? Well, with that, I’ll see you babes at the beach! —Bianca


Get Your Shop On:

> Madewell Tote Bag
> Dream Wave Pouch
> Panama Hat
Beach Body Oil
BaubleBar Knot Bracelet
Beach Towel
The Perfect Sunscreen
Rosehip Seed Lip Cream
bkr Water Bottle

image via Garance Dore