How to Accept Change & Grow from It

A few days ago, I sat looking at a teacup I’d bought from an Anthropologie store months ago. From far away, it looked perfect with its soft pink painted handle, its perfectly rounded shape, and adorable cat print. Up close, there were thin hairline cracks along the inside and outside. Now, some of you may…

Keeping Up with Contemporary

Once upon a time, I stared at everything in my closet and realized that the clothes once loved during my high school years, and college years, finally needed to go. I had collected a plethora of camis, trendy crop top t-shirts, and shirts that were so low cut that there was no way that it…

Rebecca Minkoff Hologram Bag

As much as I love over-sized handbags, because they’re perfect for throwing your travel essentials in, carrying snacks, and packing an extra sweater; I came to the realization after my vacation in Texas, that my Marc by Marc Jacobs Green Pebbled Leather Shoulder Bag was not perfect on days where I just wanted to carry…

The Travel Diaries: A Trip to Texas

I have to admit, it took five edits of this article, and some serious writer’s block, when I realized that the best way to describe my first trip to Texas would be through pictures in a slideshow. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I feel like Texas could be described…

Write When You’re Inspired

I stared at the blank computer screen in front of me, and realized how daunting coming up with ideas to write about was. The blank page held so many opportunities for creativity, but also echoed a silence that needed to be filled with words, pictures, anything! If you’re like me, you have those days where…

When in Chrome…

Where has the time gone? It literally feels like it was just Friday after I got off of work, and then Saturday and Sunday danced in a whirlwind of raindrops, and now it’s Tuesday. I feel like a majority of my weekend was spent traveling. I boarded the bus early Saturday afternoon, arrived up north…

Makeup: Past, Present, & Future (Everything Blush)

While eyeshadows, mascara, foundation, and eyeliner create the base for your every day makeup look, it’s blush that adds a bright pop of color and brings life! Today, I’m going to share some of my favorite blushes that I have used in the past, the current blush palette that I am using, and blushes by…

Umacamon Japanese Kitchen

Last weekend, I fellĀ in love with a restaurant I’d never been to before called Umacamon Japanese Kitchen in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. It was a beautiful, sunny day outside with blue skies, and despite the wintry cold feeling, it made it the perfect day to have something warm to eat for lunch. I happened to have…

Urban Decay: VICE Junkie Lipstick Palette

It’s my great pleasure to announce that I’ve ventured out of my comfort zone of buying and reviewing eyeshadows, and into the world of lipsticks! I’ve literally been eyeing the Urban Decay: Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette since I’d received a catalog from Ulta in the mail around the fall. Unfortunately, one day when I’d convinced…

BECCA: Shadow & Light Brow Contour Mousse

Ever since I watched one of Jaclyn Hill’s YouTube videos about her collaboration with BECCA Cosmetics, I became curious about the brand. I scrolled through hundreds of pictures on Pinterest of BECCA highlighters, and perused through the websites of Ulta and Sephora looking at highlighter sets and tried to decide whether or not it would…

Makeup: Past, Present & Future (Everything Eyeshadow)

In anticipation of my Sephora order that will be arriving next week, I thought it’d be fun to talk about some of the makeup products that I have purchased in the past, my current makeup, and future makeup products that are either on the way in an order that I’ll review, or on my ultimate…

Voluspa: Apple & Blue Clover Candle

My breath was taken away by the ethereal beauty of all of Voluspa’s candle tin designs. When I was searching for new candle brands on Nordstrom, the artwork of Voluspa caught my attention. Each candle has something exquisite about it, whether it’s the perfect combination of notes that fit in harmony, or the little details…