6.08.2017

Summer Beauty Buys





So I've had a second to sit at the computer and put together a post (we're at the beach + it's raining). I've gotten hooked on some really delightful beauty products lately and I thought I'd share them with you. I'm not the biggest product junkie in the world but when I love something I like to share it! I'll give you an overview and you can shop the image above!


Beautycounter is doing amazing things on all of our behalf as a brand, and I've got several personal faves, the sunscreen is 100% amazing + health conscious while also smelling good. We constantly sell out of it at PAINTBASE. It's a moderate 30 SPF and you can feel good about using on your little ones.   


I'm basically obsessed with Herbivore in general. There's not one product I don't like. I have been regularly using the Citrine ultra-hydrating body oil. I like this scent better than the Jasmine, and I, for some reason, have always hated applying lotion - this goes on so much better than lotion for me and absorbs really quickly. Less messy. But the hydration effect is legit. 


I don't always wear lipstick, but when I do it's mostly Chanel (or NARS. Or Smith and Cult). I love the matte effect of this lip color, it's something fun and different and it's got pretty good staying power. 


Herbivore's version of sea salt + coconut spray for your 'do!  It smells LIKE SUMMER IN A BOTTLE and gives my (very, very straight) hair some light body and texture without being heavy. I can't emphasize how much I love the smell. 


Is decadent. Besides just being drawn to the packaging and color, which are gorgeous, it smells delicious. Oh, and it works! It's got both exfoliation power and rich moisturizing properties and really makes your bath or shower feel like a spa treatment. Your skin feels clean and soft after use. 


I've been testing this product this week since we've been at the beach, it's a new addition at the salons, and I'm loving it. It features aloe to soothe your sun-kissed skin and notes of mint, lavender and witch hazel to boost healing. It smells fresh and is easy to mist all over. As with all of Herbivore's products it's very natural and health-conscious. 


Guys, I want to tell you something that's been driving me crazy...there's no such thing as a "non-toxic" or "eco" nail salon. Unfortunately all nail polish contains some chemical element, the polish doesn't just stick to your nails on its own. BUT!!!! There are amazing brands, like Smith and Cult, who are eliminating as much of the bad stuff as possible while still being an elite polish line. Smith and Cult is "8-Free", which means they've eliminated 8 of the most common chemical offenders in nail polish. Not only our their colors gorgeous but they are also very durable. Ghost Edit has been one of my favorite colors for Spring/Summer. It's a great neutral, goes with everything. If you ever have any nail care/nail health questions please reach out! I'm happy to help!


I basically bird bath in this stuff twice a day. I was suspicious at first. "What's the point of this" I thought. But now....I'm hooked. I keep the small size with me on the go and have the large bottle at home. It's seriously an amazing pick-me-up. It kind of wakes you up, smells amazing, and makes your face feel fresh if your feeling kind of dry or worn down. The girls at work make fun of me because the first thing I do is go over and mist myself with the tester every time I walk in. 


This has been my go-to since I got it. It's everything I need for day or night in one place. You can create a really nice, natural look or go a little heavier and make it a great evening look. You can add the eyeliner if you want but you can seriously do it all with the palette on its own. 


Bomb liquid liner. Water resistant. Smudge proof. Love the charcoal color. 


One of my favorite, favorite Beautycounter products. It is MEGA moisture for you lips, they feel like new lips. It smells really nice too. It's better than any chapstick or lip balm I've ever tried. Five stars. 


The sun stick is another fantastic, best-selling sunscreen that comes in both body and face sizes. Another must-have for your beach bag this summer. 


I love this serum for intense moisturizing. I switch off between this and face oils, and I love the fresh feeling it leaves after you apply it. It has a plumping effect and (again) smells amazing like all of Chanel's products. You can also layer it under heavier beauty products for a double dose of goodness. If you're looking for a serum to try, I'd recommend giving this one a shot. 


I LOVE this stuff. This is your first step to strengthening lashes. The formula conditions, strengthens and hydrates, while enhancing your mascara's effects when layered over the base. It can also be worn as a lash-strengthening 'mask' at night. Definitely worth it. 


I know it seems counter-intuitive, but I've loved this for Spring. This is a truly rich, emerald green; you can use it with another neutral to create contrast or use it on it's own for high-impact. It's truly a year-round color, and again, it's Smith and Cult's fantastic 8-Free formula. 

Feel free to shoot me any product questions! I'm always happy to elaborate! XO


10.14.2016

Catching Up: Bathroom Remodel

Sarah Sherman Samuel

Hey peoples! Gosh it's been a while! We're coming up on the 1st Birthday of PAINTBAR, which has been keeping me plenty busy. We've also started on a bathroom remodel -- shout out to our contractor who worked for the first couple of days practically in the dark, #thanksmatthew. This master bath reno by Sarah Sherman Samuel was my pinspiration for what we're doing. I love the added interest with the tile herringbone pattern + the gold-toned fixtures. I ended up going with this shower + tub combo and this sink faucet by Delta. We used the Trinsic series at PAINTBAR, thanks to our work with MA Allen Interiors, and we've loved the look. So basically I can't escape the salon...it's everywhere. We're going to lay our tile similarly and use a darker grout; our shower recession is going to carry through the hexagon tile from the floor to add a little extra something. I've picked out these lights for our vanity which my mom called "a little too modern for her". Sorry Peggles. I also found this amazing lighting shop on Etsy that has sooo many fixtures I liked. I'm thinking about something like this fabulous chandelier or maybe this Sputnik style fixture for my Zen Room (see Instagram) and you cannot beat the price. I'll share our before and afters when we finish!  




5.26.2016

Charcoal Clean!

Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar

Some of you may have seen me post this bad boy on Insta yesterday, but I have to share it with you here too! We recently added Beautycounter to our mix over at Paintbar, and one of the products I was most excited to get ahold of was the Charcoal Cleansing Bar. I was intrigued by (A) the color and (B) it's touted deep cleaning abilities. You start throwing out things like "activated" Japanese Ubame Oak charcoal and I'm all like, "tell me everything". The first time I used it I had that squeaky clean feeling when I got out of the shower. Like when your skin almost feels tighter? Since then, I've been using it with either the Beautycounter Glow Sugar Scrub or our POLISH Coconut Sugar Scrub (Paintbar's own brand available at PB!!) every day in the shower, and I have actually, truly noticed an improvement in my skin. I have had a blemish that I've had since NOVEMBER, that nothing has helped, and has finally started to look like it's clearing up this week. My skin also looks BRIGHTER. I typically don't have problematic skin, but I can tell that it looks and feels healthier. I've been following it up with Chanel's Hydra Beauty Crème Riche on my face and the Beautycounter Citrus Rosemary Body Oil everywhere else. It's like I'm a walking day spa!!! Or like. A greased seal. 

5.02.2016

Palm Springs!


Hey friends! How is everybody? So we finally took a honeymoon! I suppose plenty of people wait longer than 6 months, but I was so grateful to get the chance to get out of town for a few days! Now here's the punchline: I went to Coachella on my honeymoon. *Jazz hands emoji* I've been wanting to go to the Parker hotel in Palm Springs for a few years now; we had talked about heading to Coachella when my lifelong obsession -Guns 'N' Roses- was announced as one of the headliners but it sort of fizzled out. Then LCD Soundsystem was added at about the same moment we were looking into tropical island trips and it all just came together. It was most likely the most fun honeymoon ever. I'll break it up into a few posts, but I wanted to give you guys a smattering of pics from the Parker. The Parker is basically a Slim Aarons photo come to life (again). It was originally Gene Autry's residence and it's down the hill from Bob Hope ('s crazy spaceship house), Steve McQueen AND Tom Selleck's homes (or former homes). You would probably recognize it's insane orange lacquer doors and gorgeous concrete entry breezeway from many an Instagram--see: MINE. It was redesigned by none other than Jonathan Adler and is home to it's own Trina Turk boutique. There is a spa, PSYC (Palm Springs Yacht Club), that is so dedicated to making you relax that they serve you cucumber infused vodka shots when you check in. I may or may not have been found curled up in a ball in my robe by my hubs on the spa patio after my treatment. The pool scene is marvelous: umbrellas, rosé, cabana boys, people watching! It is all very California. Anyhoo, I'll be posting more in the next few days, but I can't say enough about how wonderful it was; Palm Springs is magical and the Parker should definitely be on your places to go list and if you love music, Coachella is soooo much fun! Oh! And big shout out to my Paintbar ladies for making this trip possible! Go get your Beyoncé nails done tomorrow! We're also adding Beautycounter to our retail lineup, check it out here if you aren't familiar with the line; we love their mission and products and we're excited to be able to offer them to our customers soon. 








4.02.2016

Flower Power


Rebecca Taylor's Spring collection is everything. Off the shoulder everything, floral everything, boho everything. She's consistently one of my favorites, especially in the Spring and Summer. I wore the white, gauze off-the-shoulder dress to a cocktail party recently; I plan to wear it more casually with some sandals like these or these. Scroll through (above) for some of my favorites! 

2.08.2016

Silver Shoes And Such



I posted about my beloved new silver shoes yesterday (which, did not turn out to be Super Bowl good luck charms--but are still fabulous) over on Insta, but I wanted to share some of my other favorites from Madewell here. My birthday was essentially sponsored by Madewell. I picked up two of the wafflestitch turtleneck sweaters, I sized up because I like my sweaters swingy and snuggly. I absolutely can't rave enough about their HIGH RISER skinny jeans. They are perfection. They come in a standard 9" rise, but there's a 10" option for ultra high-rise. 

2.02.2016

Details

Bride and Groom Seated Dinner Flower Draped Chairs

I worked with Alys Beach's coordinator, Meghan, to find my vendors using a list that the community has curated; I was immediately drawn to the work of Fisher's Flowers. Minimalist and chic but with high-impact. They worked with me, going through my Pinterest board and using feedback throughout the whole process, to put together the floral and space plan for our wedding. I highly recommend using Pinterest heavily if you are planning a destination wedding; it's just a great way to be able to have an image to help you articulate a vision. We opted for a tent just in case the weather took a cooler turn, and it ended up being a magical addition. They strung Edison bulb lights across the entire space and created a glow. Seriously it glowed. We did three long family-style tables with greenery runners and dainty florals and hurricane glass votives scattered down the length of the table. They draped Brad and my chairs in flowers and peachy ribbons in this perfectly boho-chic manner; it was a special detail that was just for us. In lieu of an altar, Fisher's created a flower-draped trellis and hung it with a chandelier that became the home of our cake post-ceremony. I had tiny gold jungle animal place card holders that I got from a wonderful Etsy vendor at each seat that people were hoarding by the end of the night! (She also makes a version that comes with a tiny party hat WHAT.) Our gorgeous place cards were hand-lettered by our calligrapher Caitlin. They made me smile so hard. It was great because we were able to ship items like these ahead of time so we didn't have to worry about transporting them (and likely forgetting something); I highly recommend shipping as much ahead if you can for a destination wedding, it saved us many headaches. The entire team was flawless. I didn't have to think about a single thing the entire day besides "who has my cell phone". 

Venue: Kelly Green, Alys Beach // Florals: Fisher's Flowers // Photography: Lauren Kinsey

Wedding Tent Edison Bulbs Seated Dinner Table Runner Gold Chiavari Chairs

Wedding Tent Edison Bulbs Seated Dinner Table Runner Gold Chiavari Chairs

Wedding Tent Edison Bulbs Seated Dinner Table Runner Gold Chiavari Chairs

Wedding Trellis Arch Floral


Wedding Seated Dinner Gold And Blush Accented Place Setting

Gold Animal Place Card Holders Wedding Decor


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