Ash’s obsessions


Smith’s Rosebud Salve  I have been using this stuff for years!  It’s great for chapped lips, as a lip gloss, dab on cheeks and eyes for a dewy glow, moisturize your cuticles, and on and on.  It has a pretty yet mild scent and cute little packaging.  All for around $6!

June & Hudson Floral Print Wrap Dress Summer is coming to a close, but I’m still in love with florals.  And this cream and black wrap dress (for $68?!?!!) can easily transition to fall with some black tights and a cardigan.

The Nudist Sandal by Stuart Weitzman.  I want these so bad!  I own the slightly shorter heeled Nudistsong in black suede, but I’m thinking I may need some nude ones too.  Simple, classic, and super sexxxy.

Aj’s obsessions


Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil and Argan Stem Cell Natural Shampoo and Conditioner  I have finally found a shampoo and conditioner that is color safe, paraben free, gluten free, sulfate free, sodium chloride free, phthalate free, and cruelty free without drying out my hair!

Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses  These are so fun! They are a great pair of mirrored sunglasses, but with such a fun yet classic style.

Hard Tail ‘Radius’ Cross Back Tank I feel like I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t post something from the Nordstrom summer clearance sale event! There are so many good items- but the workout gear specifically is what my eyes are on.

the lob

The lob is still going strong people!  And if you’re on the fence about a new spring look– now’s the time!  Spring officially starts this Sunday, March 20, 2016.  Get on it.

As previously posted, I kicked off my own spring mini-makeover earlier this month with a hair chop.  lob1

And in recent news, Miranda Kerr and Chrissy Teigen have also gone under the scissors!


Aren’t they beautiful?!  Need more inspiration??  Have a look at these lovely lobs–


GORGEOUS!  Now make that hair appointment and let me know how it goes!



spring mini makeover

March is just a couple days away and with daylight saving time, spring, Easter, and St. Patrick’s Day- it is a month full of change and new beginnings.  Still working on how Patty’s Day fits into that, but point being – March is a great time for a mini (or MAX) makeover!

Schedule a haircut, do some spring cleaning on that skin, get a fresh face complexion, a warm glow, and a sweet pout.  Want some suggestions on how to do all that?  Here’s how I’m getting it done! —

Haircut:  The wob and lob (or wavy bob and long bob) are still going strong.  I’ll be going for the lob.  It’s a great length to update your look without going too drastic.  The lob is long enough to throw in a pony tail or top knot, and to camouflage those clip-in extensions for the days you’re craving length.

Skin spring cleaning:  Whether you schedule a facial or do an at-home peel, give your face a pamper and jumpstart that glow with some spring cleaning exfoliation.  I’m partial to the annual laser peel coupled with regular at-home treatments.  The 3-step Power Peel by Ole Henriksen (6 treatments for $50) is one of my all time favorites!

Fresh face:  I recently discovered the Burberry Beauty ‘Fresh Glow’ BB Cream ($44, I wear the Medium) and I love it.  Super hydrating, it’s perfect for bringing winter skin back to life.  Mix a pump of the BB cream with a pump of Burberry ‘Fresh Glow’ Luminous Fluid Base ($48) for an extra shot of radiance.  The Luminous Fluid Base comes in two colors – Nude Radiance (perfect for spring), and Golden Radiance (for that summer glow).  I, of course, have them both.

Warm glow: Last month I searched all over and tried many products in my hunt for the perfect bronzer.  I wanted something not sparkly and not orangey.  And Burberry came through for me again.  The Burberry Beauty ‘Warm Glow’ Natural Bronzer (No. 1 Warm Glow, $52) is everything I hoped for and more… except for the price.  It was hard to part with $52 for a bronzer (?!!?!), but when I say I tried many products – I really mean a $#!+ TON.  And for me, the Burberry Warm Glow Bronzer was – at that point – worth it.  And I will say that the Burberry bronzer seems to be really highly pigmented, i.e. a little goes a long way, so I’m hoping it will last and last and last.

Sweet pout:  While at the Burberry counter I also discovered the ‘First Kiss’ Fresh Gloss Lip Balm (No. 1 Soft Peach, $26).  A soft glossy balm with a hint of color and not at all sticky!  Want a bit more color?  Check out the color lineup from my lovely lips post a few weeks back.