Inspired By: Amy Adams in American Hustle

Amy Adams in American Hustle

If you’ve seen American Hustle, and you probably have, then you KNOW about THE FASHION. I was especially inspired by Amy Adams’ character and her 70s glam low-cut power tops and dresses. I mean. The GLAMOUR.  I’ll stop with the caps, cause I’m not Kanye, but I want to express my excitement for all things 70s glam, ok?  Here’s how to get Amy’s simple yet chic beauty look from the movie and, p.s., my friends at Jouer just confirmed that Amy actually DID wear their Luminizing Moisture Tint in Golden while filming!


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amy adams

Inspired By: Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil beauty products


Coconut oil…it’s the new thing in cooking AND in beauty.  Beauty Guru Michelle Phan rounded up some fun ways that you can use actual coconut oil for some DIY beauty products (e.g. as a makeup remover, body scrub, etc.), but if you’re lazy like me, you just want to buy beauty products that already have coconut oil IN them. Thank you very much.  So what are the benefits?  Well, the oil is extracted from the meat of the coconut and it just so happens to be jam packed with vitamin E and good-for-you fatty acids that work together to help your skin and hair in a myriad of ways. Case and point being coconut oil is a great antioxidant AND anti-fungal/bacterial.  Done deal. Here are a few of my favorites:

1// Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil Treatment

2// Organix Nourishing Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Oil Mist

3// Bumble and Bumble Creme De Coco Shampoo

4// Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme

5// ALTERNA Bamboo Beach Mango Coconut Refreshing Dry Shampoo

6//Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee


Inspired By: Olive Oil

Inspired by olive oil

Olive oil is absolutely a major staple in my diet, not only because it’s easy and delicious, but also because it has a myriad of health and beauty benefits.  For starters, the original cultivation of olive oil is said to date back to the 7th century B.C.  (yep B.C.!) and it’s not just good on Italian food; olive oil contains a massive amount of antioxidants that help to rejuvenate, hydrate and restore the skin and hair.  Here are a few of my favorite olive oil beauty products:

1. Bobbi Brown Lip Balm

2. Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado & Olive Oil Triple Milled Soap

3. Fekkai Glossing Sheer Shine Mist

4. Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak

5. Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum

6. Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser

Inspired By: Halloween Pumpkin

pumpkin beauty products

Fall always brings out the “hey guys, try these ‘awesome’ pumpkin product” beauty stories and, to be honest, it can get kind of nauseating.  Just because it’s fall, doesn’t mean that EVERY pumpkin product in existence is the best thing EVER.  So, after years of testing out all products pumpkin, i bring to you my favorite four pumpkin-based products.  I promise you, these are all good and won’t make you want to throw out all your Halloween candy.

Philosophy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

ARCONA Pumpkin Lotion 10%

Sexy Hair Pumpkin Whipped Souffle Styling Cream

Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub

Inspired By: Shark Week

inspired by shark week


Shark Week is one of those cult obsessions that I absolutely adore and, after the recent release of the now infamous “SharkNado,” it should come as no surprise that the internet is buzzing with excitement.  Happy 25th anniversary, Shark Week!  Here are my favorite shark-inspired finds fot the week:

Mixology NYC Shark Teeth Charm Bracelet: I’m not a big charm bracelet girl but I obviously really enjoy the mixing of metals here and, of course, the blinged out shark tooth.

Shark Fin Ice Tray: Fun ice cube trays are kind of a thing.  I think having some floating shark fins (especially in a punch bowl) would just make drinking water that much more fun.

Luv AJ Shark Tooth Ear Cuffs: I did a post back in June about cute ear cuffs and this shark tooth-inspired set would fit in nicely.

Tiffany Chou Shark Tooth Double Ring: I’m also really into double finger rings (demonstrated here and here) and now I clearly NEED this gold shark version.  Seriously, I want this in a major way.

Shark Bite Oven Mitt: Kind of silly but also kind of AWESOME.

Ettika Satin Braid Shark Bead Bracelet: This is like a friendship bracelet that got 1,000 times more awesome with little gold shark teeth.

Inspired By: Rihanna in London


I can’t pretend that I actually want to show off my stomach (ever) but when I saw this photo of Rihanna in London, my eyes popped out of my head.  To say that Ri Ri has a hot bod is simply an understatement, she has the innate ability to put on literally anything and just look AMAZING in it- so not fair.  The best part about this outfit is that it’s pretty much effortless and you can pull it together using basic wardrobe staples (e.g. boyfriend jeans, metallic heels) and, ok, you might have to buy the sequin crop top…

Here’s how to steal Rihanna’s London look:

inspired by Rihanna in london


BCBGeneration cropped sequin top | Nasty Gal reflected clutch | Michael Antonio Lovina platform | Edyson “Soho” boyfriend jean




Inspired By: The Ocean

Inspried by the ocean


For someone who lives in Los Angeles, I really do NOT spend enough time in the ocean, and yeah, I’m hoping that will change this summer.  In the meantime, here are some awesome ocean-inspired beauty products that I adore.

Deborah Lippmann “Mermaid’s Dream” nail polish: I’m pretty much obsessed with this color and plan on wearing it all summer.  I’m a sucker for anything mermaid-related. Fact.

Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye and Cheek Palette: I love anything Tarte but this palette definitely takes the cake.  It’s a great combo of neutral eye colors, mixed with brights for your cheeks.

SachaJuan Ocean Mist: Summer in a BOTTLE.  That’s really all that I have to say.

AHAVA Dead Sea Salt Bath Salt: I still have dreams that one day I might be able to swim in the Dead Sea (thanks for nothing, Birthright! lol) But right now, I’m happy settling for this bath salt product, straight for the ocean I want to swim in.

Kiehl’s Cryste Marine Ultra Riche Lifting and Firming Cream: My oh my, Kiehl’s…clearly I was excited to try this because, get this, the cryste marine flower grows on rock formations aside the Mediterranean Sea and is known for its unique ability to boost cell renewal for a supple skin effect.

Bumble & Bumble Seaweed Shampoo: I love the look and feel of this mild, moisturizing, daily shampoo that has marine extracts that feed roots, adds shine and keeps scalps happy.

Tone Ocean Therapy Deep Sea Extracts & Pearl Extracts Body Wash: This is literally the ocean, only cleaner and more fun to wash with.  It’s got pearl extract, sea kelp and vitamin E, all great for the skin…mermaids everywhere are totally jealous.