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TOP ROW — Playing with my new NARS palette and Aerin Rose Balm // Wearing my one Peter Pilotto for Target purchase (this dress) to meetings last week // Made these delicious zucchini fritters (topped with marinara) for Sunday lunch // Wore my trusty Rag & Bone jeans, Gucci crossbody and Rag & Bone boots for brunch on Saturday
BOTTOM ROW — Wore my favorite Thakoon top, J BRAND moto jeans (on sale!) and Nicholas Kirkwood pumps out on Friday night // At a meeting with Tory Burch to chat about their incredible new lipstick shades which launched last week, exclusive to ToryBurch.com and Nordstrom.com // A close-up of my pretty new Tadashi Shoji dress that I plan to wear to a few of the may weddings I have this spring/summer // A little hump-day trip to The Rustic with my friends last week – they have a wonderfully healthy and yummy menu (I got the grilled shrimp + sauteed spinach)
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With real spring weather only a few weeks away (hopefully), it means we can finally start pulling out all of our new season favorites like sandals (this fringe pair is on my most-wanted list) and shorts (these yellow shorts are insane). It also signifies a time for cleaning out our makeup bags and starting fresh with new products and colors. Just like with shampoos & conditioners, it’s important to switch up and play around with different brands and products from time to time. After fashion week I’m in desperate need of some eye TLC, so I’m picking up this cooling eye emulsion from YSL Beauty. Hopefully this product will help clear up my dark circles and make me look more awake for morning meetings. I’ve also found myself in need of a multi-function moisturizer, like Aerin’s Rose Balm, which will soothe and deeply moisturize lips, eyes, and other dry areas quickly. Since it’s just one product that works for every ailment, it’s perfect for travel (which I’ll be doing a lot of this season) or to keep in your desk at the office.
In addition to stocking up on some new basics (like this pretty nude gloss), I’m looking forward to adding more color to my makeup lineup with a pretty pink polish, a new shade of blush, and more of my favorite NARS Body Glow. Since I layer on this sunscreen and never have a tan, this product works wonders for giving my skin a subtle glow – I rub into my legs, arms and decolletage for an immediate bronzing effect (and it smells amazing!). I’m also dying to try Carven’s new perfume – sandalwood is one of my favorite scents!
PS – Neiman Marcus is having their Beauty Event right now! If you spend $125 or more on beauty or fragrance items now until March 2nd, you’ll receive a free spring tote (see here) and some amazing beauty samples. Also, be sure to check out NM’s Faces of Beauty contest – the contest is to celebrate women who embody beauty both inside and out, and I know we can all get on board with that! Click here for details and to nominate someone!
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I don’t often talk about my hair on the blog, simply because there’s not much to say. I really only ever style it two ways (straight or curly) and I’m not very creative (or talented) in coming up with and doing new hairstyles. I’m horrible at doing any kind of braid, my hair is too fine for serious volume, and most days I just don’t have the time to fuss over it. I don’t use much product, in fact, most of the time I don’t use any at all. I’m just a simple shampoo + conditioner type of gal. That leaves all the work and power to the tools that I use. My old hair dryer was starting to literally dry out my hair follicles, so when Panasonic reached out and offered to send over a few of their tools for me to check out I was eager to try them! They sent me their brand new Nanoe hair dryer and Nanoe flat iron, both of which are designed to dry and style your hair without removing the moisture from it. Their unique nanoe technology takes the moisture from your hair and in the air, and uses it to create tiny, moisture-rich particles that are small enough to penetrate the shafts of your hair, helping to strengthen and protect it against damage from heat and brushing. Sounds genius right? Well it is.
After just one day of using the Nanoe hair dryer I was sold. My hair feels more silky and is visibly more shiny than with my old hair dryer, and when I used the flat iron, it’s like the heat sealed in the moisture! I stopped using my old flat iron because it seemed to cause a lot of static on my hair (not just in the winter), making it impossible to look good. With the Nanoe flat iron that doesn’t happen, so I’m straightening my hair a lot more these days. Another great thing about the Nanoe hair dryer is that it comes with three different styling attachments, so whether you want straight, curly or voluminous hair, the dryer will work wonders for you. The best news? I’m partnering with Panasonic on a #GoodHairDay giveaway for one of my lucky readers to win a Nanoe prize pack ($400 value)! The prize pack includes both the Nanoe hair dryer and flat iron, a Denman brush (which is incredible, by the way), Tresemme dry shampoo and Moroccan hair oil. To enter, you simply must follow @BeautyPanasonic and @MerrittBeck on Twitter, and then tweet a picture of your hair with the #GoodHairDay hashtag! Be sure to tag both @BeautyPanasonic and @MerrittBeck in your tweet, and please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter before you post your tweet. Deadline for entries is this Friday, February 21st at 5pm PST.
This post was sponsored by Panasonic, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Style Scribe possible!
I’ve gotten a lot of requests from you guys about my beauty routine lately, so today I’m going to share some of my favorite skin and beauty products! I take a minimalist approach to my day-to-day skincare and makeup. I want to look pretty and put together, but certainly don’t want to look like I’m wearing a ton of makeup or that it took a lot to get my face looking like that. With that in mind, I have a few tried and true products that I use over and over again that keep me feeling fresh-faced. Before I go to bed I wash my face with Simple Skincare Foaming Cleanser and always apply Neulash Lash Enhancing Serum to my eyelashes to keep them plush and encourage growth. After I’ve showered in the morning, I always pat La Mer Gel Cream onto my face and neck. It keeps my skin hydrated and soft all day without being overly thick or greasy. After the gel cream has absorbed, I dab a few spots of NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla under my eyes and on my eyelids and rub in until it’s evenly spread (it’s a miracle for those dark circles!). I then apply NARS eyeshadow in All About Eve, a duo of matte and shimmery beige shades that is perfect for everyday wear. Next, I brush on Benefit’s Hoola Bronzing Powder to give my porcelain-pale skin a little touch of color (I also just ordered these self-tanning wipes that I am eager to test out). After that I apply a few strokes of Clinique’s High Impact Mascara to make my eyes pop (I do have blonde eyelashes, after all) and for the finishing touch I don my favorite nude-pink lipstick, NARS Lipstick in Cruising. When I’m on the go and need a makeup refresh, these wipes are a lifesaver! Check out some other beauty basics below to create your own “natural” look.