Monthly Archives: September 2017

  • Pumpkin Season Has Finally Arrived!

    Posted on September 28, 2017.

    Starbucks adding back PSLs into their offerings was the very official beginning of pumpkin spice season, and this is important because there is no other taste (or smell) that fully embodies autumn quite like pumpkin spice. Something about it is warm and fuzzy, without being too heavy (not to mention that it’s irresistible). So without further ado, these are the pumpkin spice treats we absolutely cannot live without this fall.

    -Pumpkin Spice Joe Joe’s by Trader Joe’s: Okay, this has to be the most heavenly thing we’ve heard of in a while. Trader Joe’s has come out with pumpkin spice cookie sandwiches with pumpkin cream filling. Just in case you don’t have anything to nibble on while sipping your PSL…

    -Talenti Pumpkin Pie Gelato has pulled all the stops, including ingredients such as pumpkin puree, pie crust pieces, and brown sugar. We are eternally grateful that this is a thing... unless we’re dreaming?

    -For your on-the-go fix of pumpkin goodness, Sugarfina’s pumpkin pie caramels are a moment of pure sweetness, all in one little ball of yummy caramel.

    -For your other senses, there is the aromatic Pumpkin Cupcake candle from Bath & Body Works, which is sure to transform your space into a pumpkin spice dream.

    Of course, the pumpkin spice market is on fire, and there is lots more deliciousness out there. Dig in and enjoy the spice… it’s finally fall! Countdown to Thanksgiving and actual pumpkin pie, but until then, these treats are sure to satisfy our cravings.

  • Beauty, Riri’s Way

    Posted on September 22, 2017.

    Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is here, and as Naomi Campbell has said of the beauty line, it’s about time. Riri’s super-inclusive line features 40 different shades of foundation, some of which have already sold out. Her line has been especially popular with women who have darker complexions, as most mainstream beauty lines have yet to cater to their skin tones, and have struggled to find makeup that matches their skin. Rihanna is changing all of that. As the tagline says, “beauty for all.”

    Everyone from celebrities to Riri’s own fans have praised the line, which consists of her mass array of foundations, a universal nude lip color for all skin tones, and MatchStix, a fun stick that highlights, blushes, and bronzes, among other products. Her line is available at Sephora, as well as on her website. Praised for its diversity and the quality of the product, Fenty Beauty has garnered compliments from celebrities such as Gabby Sidibe, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Mindy Kahling, to name a few. Rihanna is definitely changing the beauty game and stepping up where most makeup brands have fallen short, and we wouldn’t expect any less from her. Cheers to beauty for all!

  • Emmy Fashion Favorites

    Posted on September 21, 2017.

    This past Sunday marked the 69th annual Emmy Awards, and what a fashion show it was! From the glamourous to the flashy to the delicately detailed, we saw a little bit of everything at the Emmys. And while we liked most of what we saw, some gowns definitely stood out and shined above the others. We really liked simple lines and subtle glamour; these are the gowns that pulled off the less-is-more vibe:

    -First up is Shailene Woodley’s gorgeous forest green dress by Ralph Lauren. This velvet number featured a (very) deep V neckline, spaghetti straps that cross-crossed across her back, and a delicately pleated bottom half of the dress, underneath a cinched waist. This dress was perfect because it brought out Shailene’s natural beauty while still showing off her inner glamazon.

    -Then, there was Yvonne Strahovski’s gorgeous Julien Macdonald number. This beautifully hued red dress featured clean and simple lines, a deep neckline cutting down to her midriff, and a layered slit that showed off her legs. The open spaces created by the cut makes this dress unique, but the regal red color and delicate accent jewelry keeps this look perfectly classic.

    -Evan Rachel Wood mixed things up a bit by pulling off a classic look in a flared white pantsuit rather than a gown, and she looked every bit the star you would expect. Her Moschino number was a complete hit, and featured layers in the form of a little white waistcoat and a beautiful white blazer. To finish, her pants were fabulously flared. Like a true star, she finished her look with a simple, pulled-back hairstyle and dangling earrings, her style speaking for itself.

    Of course, these were our favorites, but bravo to all of the women of the Emmys for their amazing fashion, this year and always!

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