Weird Beauty Moments: Thanks, Disney!

I was clearing off my reading table today, throwing out a bunch of fashion magazines, when I noticed an ad for Estée Lauder’s Modern Muse perfume. It reminded me of when I first saw their ads: I was convinced the name was Modern MOUSE. This notion stuck with me through a long session of staring at … Read more

Professional Cocktail Muddler Bar Tool Review + Giveaway! Ends 11/20


This Professional Cocktail Muddler from Btipsy is the perfect bar tool for the upcoming holiday season. I think it adds a bit of class and sophistication to at-home parties and gatherings. It’s visually very sleek and lovely, made of the highest quality stainless steel with  a grooved nylon head that will never corrode or pollute … Read more

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Review + Giveaway! Ends 12/01


I love the flickering, warm ambiance and delicious scents that candles bring to my home. Especially as the days turn darker and chillier, I consider them among the list of essential supplies to keep me cheerful. Fuzzy soft blankets, chunky knit sweaters, suede boots, velvety pillows, stacks of unread books, hearty soups and breads, a … Read more

How To Be A Good Wife.


Take small mouthfuls of food, like a baby bird, and make sure to chew daintily with your mouth closed. Emma Chapman’s How To Be A Good Wife, a tense, claustrophobic psychological thriller, is punctuated by such glimmering diamonds of 1950’s marital etiquette. I felt an instant kinship upon seeing this- I remember copying similar advice … Read more

Style Steals. TODAY only! Knit Infinity Scarf & FREE Bracelet for $9.95 – FREE SHIPPING


**This post contains affiliate links. Style Steals – 11/19/14 – Knit Infinity Scarf & FREE Bracelet for $9.95 – FREE SHIPPING Hurry over to Cents of Style to snag this amazing deal on their Color-Blocked Knit Infinity Scarf & FREE Bangle Bracelet! This is only good until supplies run out and they will not be … Read more

Holiday Gift Guide: My Picks From ModCloth!

**This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. ModCloth has an amazing selection of gifts for everyone on your list in their 2014 Holiday Gift Gift. Shop using their handy categories, or check out presents inspired by trendsetting bloggers, including A Beautiful Mess, … Read more

Snow Days: The Best Time To Be A Kid!

**This post contains affiliate links.   I think the paradox of childhood is that we aren’t equipped to appreciate just how fabulous it really is until we’ve left it far behind. Much of that glorious time is wasted on the fidgety feelings of hurry-up-and-wait and do-as-you’re-told. So while I think it’s hard to choose, I … Read more

Exposed Skincare Clarifying Mask Review


I was lucky enough to try the whole amazing line of products from Exposed Skincare, and I love them all but I have to say one of my stand-out favorites is their Clarifying Mask. According to the company, the mask includes sulfur and resorcinol, both of which are vital ingredients in the fight against acne … Read more

iPad Air, $289. iPad Mini, $189! Stock Up On Techie Gifts Now!

***This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links Demand for a new smartphone has been off the charts. Gazelle wants to help consumers get the best deal on their gifts. Consider Gazelle’s new offering of providing good-as-new phones without a carrier contract! Nearly … Read more