Loving Now // Current Favorite Products

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Aztec Clay Cleansing Mask — I had seen a couple posts around the web about this mask and decided it was worth trying out, $8 come on! It’s been really fun! Curtis and I have used it a couple times now and it makes your feels unbelievably soft and smooth after. To be honest I haven’t seen much deep pore cleansing, but I don’t use it that often so I can’t be sure. I’m going to keep using it and see what else it has to offer!


TrilogyFaceLotionTrilogy Balancing Face Lotion — a close friend of mine who worked at Whole Foods got lots of beauty samples and would pass them my way once in awhile. This was one of them, and I’m obsessed! It smells great, feels great and has a non-greasy lightweight feel. I’m going to see how it transitions into winter, but I think it should be good!


kate2Kate Somerville EradiKate Acne Lotion — This stuff has got some serious drying power. My skin was freaking out a little this past summer, and I was in need of something to clear me up quickly. I’ve never found a fast acting spot treatment that I’ve liked so much. The only down side is that it has a very strong alcohol-y aroma, and leaves a not-so-pretty pile of pink goop on your face, so it’s definitely a night treatment.


AndalouAndalou Naturals Lavender Thyme Body Lotion — Another Whole Foods find that I am so happy about! I have very dry skin and do not do enough to keep it happy. This lotion smells wonderful and goes on super well. I try to lather up as much as possible with this stuff!


sephora2Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer — I’m a big concealer person. Christa and I always discuss the one makeup item we can’t leave the house without, and this guy is definitely mine. It blends in perfectly, and covers anything from big fatty blemishes, to old scarring. But for me, the real trick for natural-looking concealer, is a good blending brush.


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St. Ives Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub — I have pretty sensitive skin and don’t usually do too well with drug-store brand products, but this stuff has worked really well for me for the past year. The tiny little microbeads do an awesome job of sloughing off dry skin, but it’s gentle enough that my face doesn’t have a freak-out. The best thing? It’s only around $7!


Any fave products you guys are using right now? Let us know!

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{Almost} Fall Beauty Trends

Guys, 2 days from now it will officially be fall! Now that things are cooling off a bit and our faces won’t be melting off, it’s a perfect time to get a little funky with fun trends in the beauty department. Some big things we’re loving at the moment  —sharp cat eyes, smudged smokey shadows, vampy lips, rose-y cheeks & puckers, minimal nail art, romantic updos, fringy bangs with piece-y ends, braids galore, and balayage highlights.

What’re you all feeling at the moment??

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Head-to-Toe Summer Beauty Rescues

Happy Monday back, everyone! While we’re definitely having some withdraws from our nice long weekend, we were lucky enough to spend some time outside, and maybe get a little burnt in the process (so bad, I know!!). When the seasons kick in full-throttle like this, it makes us realize how much we need to mix up our beauty routines. We’ve put together a little list to help us out, as this heat and humidity take a toll on us!

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Hair
The Ultimate Braid Guide for Summer
9 Great Anti-Frizz Hair Products
Workout Hairstyles That Aren’t a Boring Pony


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Face
6 Homemade Face Masks
Heatproof Summer Makeup Must Haves
DIY Skin Clearing Face Mist 


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Body
3 tricks for rough elbows and knees
Self-tanner 101
Homemade Coconut-Coffee Body Scrub


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Hands & Feet
How to get sandal ready feet at home
Fixes for a botched mani or pedi
Eight Mani/Pedi Color Combos


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Happy Weekend!

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Did you guys know that tomorrow is National Rosé Day?? We’re awfully excited, because nothing says “I’m a fancy person enjoying this delightful weather” quite the way a nice cold crisp glass of rosé does. Enjoy, and have a great weekend, everyone!

cct // These ladies look gorgeous without makeup, and it’s great to hear what they have to say about it!

rkv // The actual Japanese dishes for all of those emojis you’ve always wondered about.

cct // As mentioned earlier, tomorrow is National Rosé day (yay!), and these dry Rosé pairings look delish!

rkv // 5 ways to stay balanced when you’re crazy busy

cct // Speaking of makeup, did you guys see this inspiring video called The Power of Makeup?

rkv // So simple, yet so wonderful sounding — the watermelon paloma

cct // So apparently the Hipster phase is dead, and the next despised group of people sounds a little too familiar…it’s the “I want to be creative and fulfilled in my job, even if it means taking a pay cut” person. You fall into this category if you: really want to go to Austin soon because you heard it’s incredible, love Seinfeld even though it went off the air when you were 16, and you have thousands of Instagram followers, but almost no Twitter followers. YUP sounds about right…

rkv // I may have gotten a little carried away with Loft’s additional 40% off of sale styles

Happy Weekend!

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Wait, it is fall, right? Then why have some of these last few days felt like some of the hottest we’ve had all summer? Seems like mother nature may be playing tricks on us, but hey, we don’t hate it. Pretty soon I’m sure it’ll be nice and chilly, and we can all partake it a little apple-fritter and mulled wine action. But until then, I suppose we can just keep rocking those open toed shoes and strappy tanks.

cct // Have you guys ever heard of this at home fragrance testing service? It’s like the Warby Parker at home glasses trial, but with fragrances – sounds so cool!

rkv // So, apparently we’re colonizing Mars. This podcast is sort of amazing and tells you all about it.

cct // Get better posture and stretch it out

rkv // A smokey eye for girls who struggle with smokey eyes

cct // Curtis and I watched 2 great documentaries this week – I Know That Voice & Samm, I definitely recommend both! (and they’re both on Netflix!)

rkv // Yayyy it’s cold out so I can eat oatmeal again! Love the carrot cake idea.

cct // These guys got it right – I would love to spend some serious time traveling across the country like this!

rkv // Free ideas to instantly re-energize your space