Beauty, Celebrity, Fashion

Style Love. Felicity Jones

Style Love. Felicity Jones

My new style crush is Felicity Jones {even her name is phenomenal}. She has been noted as one of Hollywood’s fresh-faced IT GIRLS for 2015.  I first noticed her late 2014 when I saw the Theory of Everything. Have you seen it? It’s absolutely amazing.  For this year’s award season, I have been in awe over her fashion choices. She gives a variety of looks from her soft SAG Awards look with the pale pink gown and soft pretty in pink makeup to her Critics Choice Awards look with a more edgy style Dolce & Gabbana number. Love Love Love her style – love the mix of elegance and her fashion-forward choices. Here is a glimpse of some her fashion/beauty moments…

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{Images via Pinterest}

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Beauty

makeup monday // the beauty blender

makeup blender - beauty blender

One thing that I am crazy obsessed with is my Beauty Blender. It’s this little pink sponge that I carry around with me and it’s always in my purse.  I kept reading about this award-winning makeup sponge that blogs and makeup artists swear by.  Last year, I decided to try it and see what all the hype was about.  It really is the best makeup applicator and very different from your ordinary beauty sponge. Why is this sponge so amazing?  It ultimately gives anyone a flawless even coverage. It has a soft texture and elliptical shape which allows liquid foundation to blend into skin for a natural finish and no streaks.  You must wet the sponge before applying your makeup and it will double in size.  It’s so amazing!  I used the round end for all over coverage and use the pointy side for concentrated areas like under my eyes and the side of my nose. People question whether the $20 is worth it.  I questioned it too and I say yes it is worth it.  I do replace it every 3 months and I get super excited when I get a new fresh, pink beauty blender.

beauty blenders

I recently purchased a drug store version of a makeup sponge blender by Studio 35. Appearance-wise, the sponges look similar, both pink. The Studio 35 Sponge was a bit curvier.  The first day, I used the Studio 35 blender I knew right away that it didn’t even come close to the original Beauty Blender.  This sponge is super dense and when wet it isn’t as flexible as the original and stays super dense. It’s quite difficult to get that even coverage especially around certain curves of the face. The Studio 35 sponge also absorbed the foundation and wasted much of the product. I only used the Studio 35 sponge for 1 day and went back to the original Beauty Blender the next. I feel the Beauty Blender truly blends the best and is TOTALLY worth spending the $20.  Until next Monday – xoxo SADV

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Photography

project 2015 // wk. 004 // josh

project 2015 // wk. 004 // josh

Hello project 2015 continues and we have reached wk. 004. project 2015 showcases a different photo filter/style weekly. It’s all about the Josh filter this week.  I’ve been using the app Pixomatic for years. This app allows you to add vintage and retro photo effects. It embraces the Lomography style that I love love love so much. Here is a glimpse of my week…

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project 2015 // wk. 004 // josh

project 2015 // wk. 004 // josh

project 2015 // wk. 004 // josh

project 2015 // wk. 004 // josh

project 2015 // wk. 004 // josh

iproject 2015 // wk. 004 // josh

{Image via Pinterest}

See more project 2015

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Color, Instalove

#instalove <3

#instalove

{@jengotch}

hello. My  new #instalove for this week is Jen Gotch {@jengotch}. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Shop Ban.do. Ban.do is a gift, tech, stationary and fashion accessories company. I love following Jen Gotch because all her Instagram posts look like she is at a very festive glitter party. Love her color palette – so fresh and feminine and mix of quirky vibrant pattens.  She is a must follow, with her stylish punch of color inspired by disco balls, confetti cannons and fizzy cocktails. #quirkyglitterparty.

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Fashion

Alexa Chung + AG Jeans

Alexa Chung + AG Jeans

British IT girl Alexa Chung – living now in New York has partnered with AG Jeans for a fabulous denim collection. She is quintessentially a British girl with one of the world’s most enviable wardrobes. She has continuously dazzled us with her high-low mix of designer, high street and vintage finds. LA-based denim brand AG partnered with Alexa to create a killer 20-piece collection and hits U.S. retailers today! These denim essentials were influenced by the 60’s and 70’s and updated with a fresh feminine feel, to perfectly embody Alexa Chung’s signature style. Here is a glimpse of the collection modeled by Alexa herself…

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You can purchase the collection here. Beware some items are already sold out!

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Graphics, Invitations, Party, Photography, Seattle

PNW Baby Shower

PACIFIC NW BABY INVITE

Last Saturday there was a little baby shower celebration for our dear friend {Sabrina}.  {Sabrina} is having a little boy in May. A few girls decided to throw her a very small baby shower with a Pacific Northwest (PNW) theme. The location was perfect – Lot 3 in Bellevue. Think hipster plaid, mason jars, comfort food, eclectic flowers, twine, mustaches, and coffee beans.  Here is a glimpse of the baby festivities…

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

PNW Baby Shower

Some photos provided by {Chelsea} Thank you.

{see more photos here}

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Beauty

makeup monday // my makeup bag

What’s in my makeup bag?

Makeup Monday Makeup Bag

Hello makeup Monday! I love talking about makeup.  I wanted to share with you what it’s my own personal makeup bag {the makeup purse inside my purse}. This is different from my morning makeup regime; these are the essential items I carry with me daily. I will share my morning ritual in another future blog post. In the meantime, here are the my favorites that I can’t leave the house without…

Rosebud Salve is the essential of all essentials

This is a cult favorite and a must have of all lip balms.  This classic vintage lip balm has a rose perfume fragrance and comes in a lovely vintage tin. It’s the absolutely best.

Nars Orgasm Blush

Orgasm has been voted the best blush of all time! It can be described as a peachy-peach with sparkle. It truly is a great balance of peach and pink and I love the flicks of gold shimmer. This particular blush looks absolutely wonderful on all skin tones.  Depending on application, it can be light with a sheer shimmer, or if applied more generously, it can be give a pop highlight and give the cheeks a warm subtle glow.

I don’t leave the house without my Stipple Brush

The stipple brush is something that I carry with me everywhere.  I always want to make sure my makeup is blended evenly.  The stipple brush allows for that airbrushed look and helps take away the shine in the middle of the day.

Do I go pink or red?

A girl always wants options for lip color. Some days it’s red and some days its pink. Two of my all-time favorite lip colors are Mac’s Pink Pigeon and All Fired Up

Sometimes your eyes just want a little bit more sparkle.

I usually carry one or two eye shadows with me for mid-day or end-of-day re-application. One that always is with me is Mac’s Tempting. I love Tempting so much and have been using this color for years. Just look at – it’s so pretty.  It’s a lustre metallic bronzed brown with sparkle. Tempting has always complimented my eyes the best!

Well that’s what’s in my Tory Burch makeup bag {thanks Santa}.  More makeup talk next Monday. xoxo – SADV

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