Normcore and minimalism be damned: Summer is coming, and I want a lively print or two to add personality to my closet full of basics. This season's patterns are more Florida kitsch than classic good taste and I'm loving it. Minimalist? Hardly. Whimsical, idiosyncratic, adorable? Yes, yes, and yes. Wear these 4 eye-catching motifs with neutrals, denim, chambray, and summer whites.
It's summer time and the livin' is easy, so one's makeup should be too according to the Lise Watier Rivages Summer 2015 collection. Think neutral eyes, creamy textures, face-brightening lip and cheek colours, and lots of bronze and illuminating shades to complement sun-kissed skin. Ready for a closer look? More details and photos after the jump!
So many new launches, so little time: In the interest of telling you guys about the latest gotta-have-it beauty booty, I'm trying out a new feature. All month long I'll be sharing snaps of products on Instagram, and then doing an InstaBeauty round-up at the end. May's InstaBeauty round-up is all about subscription boxes and new lippies, so without further ado, here we go!
Happy Monday, dear readers, and for those of you who are mothers or mothers-to-be, hope you had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday! The boy and I took full advantage of the summer-like weather on Saturday and had an an all-day date. We started out with brunch and two rounds of mini golf, then ventured downtown for an early dinner (hello, happy hour oysters) and an 8pm showing of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. All in all, it was one of the best, most relaxing days we've had in a long time, but an all-day date does beg the question: What does one wear to transition from fun in the sun to a night on the town?
Over the years I've seen summer limited editions come and go, many of them riffing on the same themes: bronze skin, jewel-toned eyeshadows, glossy lips with a hint of pink or coral, bright nails. So it's interesting to see Dior try something novel with theirs in terms of execution. The Dior Summer 2015 Tie Dye Collection takes its inspiration from the tie dye seen in the house's fashion collections, and it's safe to say that in Dior's sophisticated hands, tie dye is definitely more haute than hippie. Think blended shades that lend each other depth, all while bringing sun-kissed light to the face. A photo-heavy and detailed look at the entire collection after the jump!
First off, thanks for all the words of support on this post—and via Twitter and Instagram—on our decision to postpone the wedding. I'm not gonna lie, it was a difficult choice to make. But once we decided to do it, we both felt a sense of deep relief and renewed simplicity. The past few weeks have been filled with a whole lot of nothing: going for long walks in the sunshine and getting ice cream; attending Bar Method (me) and kickboxing (him); and focusing on work, which has kept us both pretty busy. That probably explains why we've left filing our income taxes until the eleventh hour. (Oops.)
Lazy Girl Approved highlights long-lasting, goof-proof, fuss-free products that can fit into the most minimalist of regimens. If you consider yourself a low-maintenance beauty lover, these product reviews are for you!
If you're the same breed of Lazy Girl I am, you probably don't wear eyeshadow daily because it's too much work. Most mornings, I'd rather hit the snooze alarm one more time than spend those 9 precious minutes searching for all the tools and products I need (primer, brushes, shadows) and tirelessly blending. If I need to primp for an evening out and look fancy in a hurry—well, that's what the Emergency Bold Lipstick is for. Luckily for me and Lazy Girls everywhere, a palette like the Dior Eye Reviver Backstage Pros Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette ($63) makes the whole eyeshadow
ordeal process a little less daunting.