Weekend To-Do

shark manicure

 In honor of Shark Week, try a shark-inspired mani (image)

raspberries and chocolate

This is so simple, delicious and HEALTHY!  Just pop a chocolate chip (preferably dark chocolate) inside the raspberry and bam- instant snack (image)

haute betts friendship bracelets

Give your girlfriends a modern-day friendship bracelet (image)

Olivia Palermo

Wear your FAVORITE pair of sunglasses and smile about it.

pretty parking meter

Help a stranger out (and gain karma points), by adding money to a parking meter that’s about to expire (image)

take a deep breath

Enough said (image)

Summer Things I Love Right Now

summer obsessions

I don’t know what it is about summer but I always seem to crave two things: a new heat styling protector a new pair of favorite sunglasses.  It’s true.  I’m actually pretty particular about BOTH items, so when I find a brand that I like, I tend to stick with it for quite awhile.  And hence, right now I’m completely obsessing over my two latest discoveries:

Redken Iron Shape 11: Believe it or not, it’s actually really hard to find a good heat protectant spray for DRY hair.  Most of the products I try, you’re supposed to apply the product while the hair is damp but let’s be honest, a lot of  the time when I need to quickly heat style, it’s actually a touch-up and it’s on dry hair.  Anywho, this Redken version protects your hair from heat for up to 450 degrees, is lightweight and adds shine and helps to reduce frizz.  We have a winner.

Made Eyewear: Even though I have an oval face, which is pretty much the universal face shape for sunglasses, I’m still kind of picky when it comes to my shades.  I went to the launch event for Made Eyewear and was 100% impressed.  Basically, you can customize everything, which is awesome.  I picked out the frame shape, color, side colors, texture, lens color and, get this, you can even engrave these babies.  I chose a clear frame with black sides that are textured with an animal print (obvi).  I also have “Jamie” engraved on the inside, which is a nice hidden little surprise.  Another cool thing?  You can virtually try on each frame design on the website just using your web cam.  I know it’s been done before but I tried it out a few hours ago and it’s extra cool because it’s a live image of you and the glasses move around with you- very 2013.