New Views

After many years in a little ranch my hubs bought before we got married, we finally decided it was time to make a move and to our great surprise we ended up in a new home. I fully expected us to be in an older house with lots of DIYs but we both fell in love with our new home and neighborhood sooo here we are! We have more space so we are committed to having lots of bare rooms for a while lol, but I've been working diligently to get the living room and breakfast room off of the kitchen finished. We had a big yard sale before moving so we're really starting fresh with these rooms. I tend to gravitate towards blues, but I've moved a bit more towards green lately. I even added this duvet to our bedroom which was almost exclusively blue before. I am currently waiting on our new couch which I picked because of the arm-shape detail. Until that gets here we're on the struggle bus for seating, the green chairs pictured above are really similar to these or these (but also holy cow this) but are on their way to being reupholstered so that leaves us with our old chairs like these. Seriously someone buy those and recover them that price is insanity. I love the delicate little side tables, which I think are a great look for the price - and they come in multiple finishes. Also that store runs a lot of promos, and I'm pretty sure they have an email sign up discount! Our house was built with a ceiling fan installed but I really wanted something eyecatching in that room so I'll be switching it out with something like this. I've actually found one I like (for a much better price) here that I may tweak a little (they'll customize) and use instead. I used Bell's here in Raleigh for my sisal which I love (and the dog has already barfed on); I've used Bell's twice now and have had a very good experience. I'm obsessed with the burlwood coffee table. It got here before we got the rug down and I was a little worried about All. Of. The. Wood. but as soon as the rug came in it was all glitter and unicorns. I love it. There is a lighter finish as well that I think is lovely. One of my favorite finds in the room is THIS LAMP. The price! The look! The quality! It's all there! I can't recommend it enough. I'll be sharing the design scheme for the breakfast room soon, and hopefully some pics once we get everything all settled. Feel free to email me with any sourcing or quality questions! I'm happy to help! 


Mochi Mochi Mochi

All Things Mochi Tassa Dress Kendra Scott David Yurman Raleigh NC

I am obsessed with All Things Mochi >> the line is globally-inspired and based in Dubai. Lots of amazing embroidery and tassels + boho, flowy shapes. All of which I love. This dress spoke to me on all of the levels. It even inspired my accent nails (see below) by Cameron at PAINTBASE North Hills >> book online here! Shop the links below and you can shop some other Mochi faves by hopping over to Like To Know It. 

<< 1. Mochi Tassa Dress (I also adore this one) / 2. Coral Necklace / 3. Ring here, like this version too (while we're on DY I'm obsessed with these / Shoes - similar here and here >>

Images c/o Morton Photography

All Things Mochi Tassa Tassel and Embroidery Dress Summer 2017 Southern Arrond

All Things Mochi Tassa Dress Kendra Scott David Yurman Raleigh NC

All Things Mochi Tassa Dress David Yurman Southern Arrond

All Things Mochi Tassa Dress Southern Arrond

All Things Mochi Tassa Dress David Yurman Southern Arrondissement Blog

All Things Mochi Tassa Dress David Yurman Southern Arrondissement Blog


Millennial Pink: Gazelle Edition

 Millennial Pink ADIDAS Gazelles
After pinning the image below a few months ago I've been dreaming of pink Gazelles. They remind me of high school (lol), but the color is obviously what hooked me. I'd looked around the interwebs a bit at the time and couldn't find them anywhere; fortunately the Millennial Pink thirst is strong enough that they've resurfaced! I got mine here but they're also available here. I agree with some of the reviews, they're a tad big; I ordered a half-size down and they're perf.

 Millennial Pink ADIDAS Gazelles


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


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!  


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. 


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. 


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