Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Longer Lashes

This weekend I was treated to lash extensions by Tennessee transplant Brittney Herron at Serente Spa in Uptown Park. I admit I was a little hesitant (that they would look fake) but I am so happy with the results. They look so natural! I wake up doe-eyed, no mascara required. As Brittney says, "It's a high maintenance treatment that makes you more low maintenance."



Brittney is a pro and applied my 50-60 synthetic mink lashes (per eye!) in about 30 minutes. The extensions are glued individually to each lash with a special glue developed by an ophthamologist. Your bottom lashes are gently taped down during the process. This was slightly uncomfortable so I'll take out my contacts when I go back for a refill. It's recommended to come in every 2-3 weeks depending on how fast your lashes grow. 

An alternative to extensions are growth serums like Revitalish, also available at Serente Spa. Apply it daily for longer and stronger lashes. You can also use it in conjunction with extensions!

Ready for longer lashes? The first five readers to leave a comment with their email address will get 10% off any service or treatment at Serente Spa!

Check out what my friends at Houston's Weekly Chic, BNB Styling and For The Love Of Fancy had to say about it and read more about Brittney in Memphis Magazine and Southern Bride Magazine.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kate Spade Giveaway

Today I've teamed up with some fashionable friends to give one lucky reader the Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise satchel in maraschino. Pair it with hot pink these final days of Summer and transition it to Fall with denim and leopard. I want it! Red is one color missing in my wardrobe that I plan to add this Fall. Enter the Rafflecopter below. Good luck and thanks for reading!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Most Wanted {Desk Accessories}

Desk Decor

Waiting on Martha Gold Leaf Wishbone Paperweight | Sugar Paper Sassy Notecard Set | Furbish Tortoise Matches | Rifle Paper "Get It Done" Notepad | Furbish Gold Turtle Shell Paperweight | Kate Spade Binder Clips | Kate Spade Gold Striped Folders | Sugar Paper 2015 Desk Calendar | Design Darling Acrylic Stapler

Desk accessories have come a long way. They are no longer just functional necessities but elements of office design. My favorite online shops for cute desk details are Design Darling, Furbish and Waiting on Martha. I use the "Get It Done" notepad for my weekend to-do list and recently purchased the Kate Spade gold file folders in polka dot (available in-store at Highland Village). Pretty accessories definitely make work more inviting! 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Home Office

My friend Allison enlisted me to help organize her office. She recently transitioned to working from home after having her second son. The cute sunroom had become lost under piles of paper, art supplies and items to be returned. Over two afternoons, we sorted thru everything (throwing a lot away) and created an organized work space with a few key essentials from The Container Store

Here's the Before:

and After:
The custom desk (and chair) by Munger Interiors offers quite a bit of storage underneath and three hidden desk drawers. We used the elfa fridge cart to house Allison's work and personal laptops. (They both connect to the large desktop monitor.) Each laptop has it's own shallow drawer. The large bottom drawer holds printer paper and cartridges. Her scanner sits on top and everything is out of sight under the left hand corner of the desk.

A rolling elfa file cart will hold work and personal files. We decided the shallow drawer would hold papers "to be filed" instead of cluttering the desk with an inbox tray. White file folders and hanging folders keep with the aesthetic of the room. In the bottom drawer are bulkier office supplies like a three hole punch and envelopes. 

Now the fun part was accessorizing the newly cleared desk top! Allison picked up a pretty Aerin frame and Jonathan Adler coasters from Neiman's. An acrylic file box will hold frequently used files. All that's missing is a monogrammed pencil cup! Stay tuned tomorrow for more desktop decorating ideas...

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