Sunday, January 26, 2014

My New Secret Beauty Weapons

I love trying new beauty products so I love subscribing to Birchbox and getting samples with my Sephora orders. Here are a few products whose samples made me become a return customer.

I got this awesome multi-tasking in my Birchbox a few months ago and I'm already on my fourth bottle. I use it literally every day. I comb it through my hair after the shower. My hair is super fine and tangles really easily so I need a good detangler. This one also protects my hair from my daily assault on it with a blowdryer and straightening iron. And it has a nice, not-overpowering scent.

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Shampoo

As I mentioned, I have very fine hair. Read: flat. I feel like I've tried most of the volumizing shampoos on the market, but I had given up on the hope that a shampoo or styling product could do anything for my hair. Then I got this a sample of this little miracle worker with my Sephora order. It actually thickens my hair. I can actually see and feel the difference. I also use the conditioner and hair spray which are also great.
GlamGlow Youth Mud

I got a sample of this in another Sephora order and was doubtful about it. I don't use masks often in general and hadn't used a mud mask since high school (anyone remember this one?), but I was tired/stressed on New Year's Eve and my skin showed it. The description on the package said models use it before runway shows so I gave it a shot. I LOVED the results. My skin looked a hundred times healthier, clearer, and glow-y. I highly recommend!

What beauty products have you discovered lately?

Saturday, January 11, 2014

New Year, New Blog Post

Happy New Year! It's been a looooong time since I've posted here, but getting back to blogging is one of my New Year's resolutions for 2014. Also on my resolution list?
  • Eat more meals at home (i.e. eat at restaurants less, cook more) 
  • Get healthier (exercise more, eat more vegetables, etc)
  • Dress up more for work. My office is fairly casual so it's easy to get in the habit of just wearing jeans. The skirts, dresses, heels, etc. in my closet need a little more love.
  • Push myself more whether that be at work, home (finally taking down the Christmas decorations...ughh), relationships, etc. Basically be the best Sarah I can be!
So those are mine. What are yours?? Please share!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wedding Pictures!

Here is a random assortment of my professional wedding photos in no particular order! It's been 2 months since my wedding and yet looking at the pictures never seems to get old!

The back of my wedding gown:
All the girls and their shoes:

Blue and white porcelain centerpieces:
Our first dance with my husband singing to me:
My bouquet:
Getting married in church:
Saying our vows:
Finally eating the cake:
Do you still look at your wedding pictures??

Monday, January 9, 2012

I'm Back!

It's been months since I've posted, but I'm hoping to get back in the swing of things and start updating this again! What have I been up to since my last post in August? So many things! First of all, I got married in November!
In August, I moved into my new home and had my hands full with renovations and decorating, but it's (finally) starting to come together!
Looking forward to posting more and of course reading all of your lovely blogs again!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Things I Cannot Stop Wearing this Summer

Jack Rogers Navajor Mid Wedges in Platinum

Weddings, work, weekends... you name it, I've worn these to it.

Lilly Pulitzer Skirt in Hotty Pink Ten Speed Print

I can't find a picture of this on the internet, but this is the print and I'm wearing it to death this summer.

Rachel Leigh Audrey Bangle

This is the only bracelet I've occasionally replaced my sentimental Tiffany Silver Bead bracelet (the first gift my fiance gave me) with.

JPK Paris Bucket Bag in Pink

After much coveting, I picked this up at a Rue La La sale. I love how bright it is (although I can never find anything in it which drives me craaaazy!).

Kendra Scott Pink Jade Earrings

I love these earrings! I guess by now you can guess that my favorite color is pink!

What have you been wearing non-stop this summer?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pink & Green Summer Drinks

What is a better color combination for summer than pink and green? Pink lemonade and limeade are my favorite Lilly-fied beverages to drink to cool down on these hot summer day!

Pink Lemonade

1. Bring 1 cup of water with 1 cup of granulated sugar to a boil in a pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved and refrigerate for an hour.

2. Add 2 1/2 cups lemon juice, 1 1/2 cups superfine sugar, cranberry juice, and 1 1/4 quarts of water to your prettiest pitcher. Stir until dissolved and refrigerate until ready to serve.

3. Add ice cubes and garnish with lemon slices.


1. Bring the grated zest of 1 lime, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat once sugar is completely dissolved.

2. Strain out the lime zest from the sugar-water mixture. Add 1 cup lime juice and 2 cups of water. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

3. Serve with ice and garnished with lime slices or fresh mint sprigs.

What do you like better - pink lemonade or limeade?

Click on over to Pink Preppy Lilly Lover for more pink & green fun!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Please vote for this kitty!

I hope you are all surviving the heat today! If you have a minute today would you please go vote for my friend and her cat, Gussy? They are finalists in the Fancy Feast TasteMakers contest and would love to win. Also, Fancy Feast is donating $1 for every vote (up to $25,000) to! Click here to check out their cat food recipe, read their story, and of course, vote! Thank you!!
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