BeautyCon NYC 2014

29 May 2014

So, BeautyCon wasn't exactly what we expected.  I actually feel a little jipped.  It seems like everyone else had a really good time, like "the best day of their life"! but Erica and I were really disappointed. 

We had the feeling it was a little unorganized, or things came together at the last minute. Maybe if we saw the schedule beforehand we could have planned our day better. 


We caught part of a panel including Claire Marshall, Fleur Westaway, and Whitney Port (just to name a few) on The Rise of Digital Influence. It was pretty cool to hear what they had to say on the subject, but would have liked to hear them talk about how they started or what their backgrounds were. To be honest, we didn't stay for the entire hour, so maybe they did talk about that but we missed it. 

There were only a few makeup booths: tarte, bareMinerals and Revlon, and we wish there were more.  We were a little bummed we didn't get any samples. 

Overall, I think we're glad we went, but we were underwhelmed.  It seemed to be more of a place to take selfies and less about makeup and beauty. Selfies are wonderful, but there was no substance. It was like a sandwich without the meat!  Maybe we shouldn't have gone in with any expectations?

If you were there, what was your experience?  Let us know.  

Summer Flower Snaps

23 May 2014

Hello!  Happy Friday y'all!! 
We're looking forward to a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. 
Tonight: ice cream.  Tomorrow: road trip to Beautycon.  Monday: family picnic. 
What are your plans for the weekend?

Happy Sunday!! - Color Series V

18 May 2014

Happy Sunday!!
Wow, what a beautiful weekend!  I spent Saturday cleaning up my backyard and planting some little Marigolds and a lot of veggies; and I have the sun burn to prove it.  I hope I don't kill everything.  I have a bad track record when it comes to plants.  Sunday was spent getting froyo and sitting on the town green, and being lazy.

Next weekend we're headed to BeautyCon!!  That should be a lot of fun.  I'm hoping there will be a lot of samples to take home.

Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  And don't forget to enter our giveaway

Mother's Day xo

12 May 2014

For Mother's Day, Erica and I wanted to host a brunch for Mom and Grandma.  We started cooking early and everything came together nicely. 

Man, Pinterest is a blessing!  We found all of our recipes there: the best strawberry mango salsa, mini quiche, bangin' breakfast potatoes, chicken cutlets, and a spinach and berry salad.  Oh, and peach iced tea.

Here are some photos from our afternoon.  It was such a beautiful day.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

05 May 2014

Ending my Cinco de Mayo Monday with a margarita!  Mmm...

LovelyUs' 2nd Birthday!!

03 May 2014

Happy Birthday to Us!

We are celebrating our birthday with a gift to you. We will be giving away a make-up and photo session, with a copy of full size files. 

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post or on our Facebook page wishing us "Happy Birthday" and also follow Us on Twitter, Pinterest, or Bloglovin'.  If you're not on Pinterest, Twitter, or Bloglovin', share our page on Facebook.

In order to qualify you'll have to be a Connecticut resident.  The prize is non-transferable.  Names will be drawn from a hat and chosen on our birthday, June 4th 2014.

Good luck!