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Join me and COVERGIRL for the VMAs on Sunday!

August 22nd, 2013 · 2 Comments


As part of my collaboration with COVERGIRL to serve as a COVERGIRL Beauty Ambassador, I have received products and been compensated for my time.

This weekend, I’m SO excited to partner with COVERGIRL to host a viewing part for the VMAs! Music is a huge part of my life (a lot of you guys know that already from Moving Neutral!), so I’m extra excited to join in for what will definitely be an awesome night!

On Sunday, I’ll be getting a few friends together for a viewing party at our house, complete with delicious local food (everyone thinks that Houston is all about steaks and barbeque, but we actually have amazing restaurants that focus on fresh, local, organic ingredients), the fabulous makeup artist Aubrie Layne to give COVERGIRL makeovers, and of course, drooling over all the awesome beauty and fashion trends on the red carpet and during the show! There’s even going to be a preview of the new Hunger Games x COVERGIRL commercial during the show — as a huge Katniss fan, I can’t wait! I’ll be tweeting throughout the night, so be sure to join in! (And if you haven’t made a drugstore beauty run in a while, you HAVE to try their new Whipped Creme foundation — it’s under $10 and seriously amazing!)

And COVERGIRL has made it super fun and easy to participate! Their new site, #covermoment, is showcasing your best, most confident and beautiful moments through photos from all over the world! Obviously, you guys know that I take a lot of selfies, and I think it’s so cool that COVERGIRL is letting everyone share the moments that women feel great about themselves with the world! To share yours, just tag your photo on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #covermoment, and then check the site to see your pretty face! It can be any moment you’re proud of — from mastering a cute hairstyle to starting a new job or school year!

I’m super excited to rock some fabulous VMA style in Houston (and online!), and I hope you guys will join in!

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festival beauty

April 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments


Have you guys been poring over the pictures coming in from Coachella like I have?  It looks like such a blast, I’m dying to go next year!  I love seeing everyone in their low-key, music festival-wear — it’s such a change from all the polish and glam of NYFW! 

Even though I’m not going to California this year, I thought I’d do a post on a music-festival-inspired beauty look!  These tips work just as easily for a concert that’s near home — Chad and I are headed to an awesome two-day festival in Houston in June, so I’ll be getting a chance to try out fun outdoor looks. 

For this look, I kept everything about my makeup minimal — I hardly used any foundation, but covered up any unevenness in my skintone by mixing Cle de Peau concealer with Simple Skincare Vital Vitamin Day Cream moisturizer (which has the added bonus of SPF 15 — if you’re going to be outdoors all day, be sure to add a hat and reapply frequently)!  That’s my favorite trick for a minimal makeup day — you get the almost all the benefits of foundation without any greasy feeling by evening. 

For my eyes, I used Estee Lauder’s Bronze Goddess palette (a favorite of mine since back in NY!) And for lips, I left them super simple — nobody wants to be reapplying lipstick all day long when you’re outdoors without a mirror!  I used Nivea Kiss of Shimmer chapstick with SPF 10 — another drugstore favorite that’s perfect for long summer days! 




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what’s in my bag?

April 4th, 2013 · 10 Comments


I’m always SO excited when other bloggers do a “What’s In My Bag” post — I seriously can’t believe that I’ve never done one!  It’s probably partly because I tend to accumulate so many receipts, wrappers, and other miscellaneous junk that my bag is more of a “Proceed With Caution” zone than anything I’d like to put up in photos on Sugarlaws!  But the other day, my bag was actually contained all my essentials without a whole bunch of junk, and I figured I’d take a few photos!  Obviously, there’s still a little bit of excess here (four lipsticks! oops!) and I do tend to carry around too much random jewelry (who knew?) but overall, these are my day-to-day essentials!

So what are they?  Obviously, the staples like my wallet, car keys and iPhone are crucial — I basically never leave our house without these three!  The wallet is Longchamp from a zillion years ago — since no one ever sees it, I never change it up!  Then I have a few other crucial additions — prescription sunglasses, business cards, and I usually have some sort of a snack on me at all times (lately I’ve been partial to these organic goldfish crackers from Whole Foods)! 

Then, the makeup — this is where I tend to go a little nuts!  I basically always have at least three lipsticks, but four is pushing it, even for me.  The ones I’m currently obsessed with are Estee Lauder’s Pinkadelic from the Mad Men collection (this might be my absolute fave!), Chanel lipstick in Romance, Dior lipstick in Must-Have, and Beauty For Real lip gloss in Kiss Me.  Love them all!

And I always carry Simple Skincare makeup wipes — they’re the best way to get rid of daytime grime if you don’t have time to redo all your makeup for a night out!  Finally, I love carrying a fragrance “pencil” rather than a bottle of perfume — no risk of it spilling all over my bag!  That happened to me once in high school and I NEVER got the smell out of that handbag.  Sad!  I love the ones Mark. makes — this one is Very Sassy!

And, of course, jewelry — these Kendra Scott earrings have been huge staples for me, and I love these initial necklaces that I picked up in Miami during the Cotton runway show!  I’ve also been using ribbon hair ties rather than elastics — they’re so pretty and gentler on your hair!  These are from Sephora here.

Last but not least, an old New York trick: I always try to keep a pair of flats on hand!  Little ones that roll up into your bag (like these Tieks!) are perfect for quick errands or just letting you park a little further away from where you’re going — it’s a quick trick to get a little time outdoors and exercise!

What are your daily must-haves?


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