As a fan of Bobbi Brown’s makeup and especially her tinted moisturizer (it’s what I’ve been wearing for more than 10 years now), I was intrigued by her new offering. A subtle tinted moisturizer that covers redness but not your freckles; it appears to act a bit like a primer as well as a moisturizer. Something worth checking out for the upcoming summer months for a fresh-from-the-beach natural glow.
—Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman by Brooke Hauser
Cosmopolitan hasn’t necessarily been in my regular monthly magazine pile, but the tenacity and gumption of Helen Gurley Brown has always intrigued and inspired me to live life according to my own terms. While there have been a couple of biographies released prior about the the author of the still-talked about, Sex and the Single Girl, the latest released just last week dives into her journey from the Ozarks to her rise in New York City. Certainly something I’m eager to look into.
—Cook.Nourish.Glow. 120 Recipes that will Help you Lose Weight, Look Younger and Feel Healthier by Amelia Freer
After her #1 International Best-Selling book Eat.Nourish.Glow., celebrity nutritionist Amelia Freer offers her latest book which is full of 100 meals and recipes described with detailed images to help readers look and feel their best. Released just this month, while I am curious to take a look at this book, I am doubly curious to check out her first book which shares 10 simple steps to look great, feel good and lose weight if need be.
If you enjoyed Garry Marshal’s previous films centered around the traditional celebrations of New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day, you will want to stop into a theater this weekend and see his latest, Mother’s Day which premieres today. With a list of actors straight from the top of the most recognizable names’ list: Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis as well as Courtney Cox, the film looks to be heart-felt and a laugh-out-loud comedy as well. Have a look at the trailer below.
Released just last month (March), Laura Lee has compiled 1000 words and phrases from a long list of languages such as French, German and even Japanese that will ensure you no longer make a fool of yourself during your travels even if you haven’t learned the actual language. Not a bad resource to have on hand, non?
—Athleta Pacifica UPF Top (rash guard)
After sharing the idea of a capsule swimwear wardrobe, I wanted to share a great find if you are looking for rash guard tops. This specific design is available in nine different colors and is available in Regular, Tall, Petite or Plus. So many options and the V-neck zip. Yep, one will have to be mine.
As mentioned in previous style posts, a trench is a must in the capsule wardrobe for versatility, and this is a trench that offers a touch of softness and sophistication. Available in black as well, Theory’s soft crepe trench coat is an investment that won’t leave you unsatisfied.
~recipe for Coconut Sugar Pie~
I don’t know about you, but the Coconut Sugar Pie from I Don’t Eat Oysters food blog is beckoning to be made and then devoured. Are you with me? Aside from the sugary sweets, spring is beginning to become even sweeter with calm, temperate weather, more blossoms on the trees and green in the yard. While this weekend will be a grading weekend as my students are nearing their annual exam, I plan on taking many breaks to step outside, walk the boys, work in the yard, stop by a favorite bakery or two and just enjoy following my own schedule.
A week to celebrate began on Monday with the 100th episode of The Simple Sophisticate, and with it an opportunity for readers and listeners to purchase TSLL book at a limited-time offer steep discount. Learn more here. The week of celebration continued as I mentioned on Wednesday I would be editing and redoing my living room. Why, you may be wondering? Well, I found a treasure of a sofa from a trusted and beloved consignment store that has an eye for the chic retro quality furniture we all dream of, but don’t want (or in my and many cases, can’t) to pay the full price if we had to purchase it new. I am beyond ecstatic to have been able to discover such a find, but soon it will be making its home in mine. Be sure to stay tuned as I will be taking you on a journey of the decorating process.
And yet another reason to celebrate it the arrival of the weekend, and boy am I ready. How about you? Below are a few items you might enjoy, and until Monday, bonne journée!