Vanity Fair: Women Who Do

One of the most exciting parts about moving out of my parents’ house was having a lingerie drawer. I’m not even getting risqué here. I’ve got my grandma bras; they have no shape and are crazy old. I’ve got sports bras that I spent a million bucks on during that yoga/barre stint before my wedding. I’ve got my sexy bras. And I’ve got utility bras. That’s where Vanity Fair® comes in. For 100 years, Vanity Fair® lingerie has been the brand that women look to for undeniable support, lift and a little bit of luxury. I discovered Vanity Fair® in my Ode to Jiggly Jugs post back in 2012. Every time I get a new bra, I dump an old one in the trash.

Making style and comfort effortless for every woman, Vanity Fair® offers feminine and beautiful lingerie available in styles that are trend-right and feature sleek fabrics with clean lines for a smooth look under clothes. With sophisticated color palettes and minimalistic prints, Vanity Fair® bras and panties are great for everyday wear. When my weightless bra came in, I washed and wore it everyday for five days. I’m embarrassed to say it. I mean, come on. Look at how gorgeous it is!!

 

Vanity Fair Breathable Comfort Bran in Sangria
The “Women Who Do” initiative is a powerfully uplifting campaign dedicated to praising and celebrating everyday triumphs of women everywhere while highlighting the brand’s long-standing commitment to producing quality, luxurious lingerie at an affordable price-point. Ultimately, Vanity Fair® hopes to spark a movement that inspires women to support each other and live their lives according to what makes them happy. Dress for Success Partnership: Dress for Success® – an organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, career development tools and a network of support– noticed a need for more intimate apparel to provide its clients. Vanity Fair® saw a welcome opportunity to lend its expertise, resources and extensive product offering to help replenish the lingerie of the non-profit organization. Through this partnership, Vanity Fair® hopes to provide women with the support they need to be successful. The Vanity Fair® LiftTOUR: On July 17, 2014, Vanity Fair® and Dress for Success kicked off the national LiftTOUR – a nationwide bus tour with a focus on fit and philanthropy. The LiftTOUR will travel across the country conducting bra fittings at major retail locations, and for every woman fit, Vanity Fair® will donate a brand-new bra to the local Dress for Success Affiliate. Between July and the end of October, the LiftTOUR will plan to stop at 70 different locations in 12 major U.S. markets.

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Swatches and Demo: MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2

Viva Glam Rihanna 2

Yesterday was a lovely Saturday. I did the usual, cleaned, shopped, blah blah. I took a pit stop in the middle of a parking lot to take some swatches and photos of Viva Glam Rihanna 2, which debuts tomorrow. These are two very textured products. The lipgloss has a pretty intense amount of purple shimmer to it. The lipstick is very frosty, which is a rare win for me. Overall, I’d have to pass on this collection, but  from the comments on my Facebook and Instagram videos, lots of people really like it!

What do you think? Will you be getting this combo?

Note: These products were sent to me by the company for editorial consideration.

Working on my Woman Cave Part 2 + $100 giveaway

In part one of this series, I showed you how I created a workable office area in my favorite room, Scandalous Beauty headquarters. My makeup room/ office oasis is my place of zen. When my stomach is in knots and I’m in a crappy mood, this is the place that makes me the happiest. I swatch products of my hands, draft posts or throw on a movie. After that, all is right in the world! This room is a place of optimism for me. See, I’m planning on opening a small business later in the year, and this room has to provide comfort, productivity and energy at the same time.

My co-worker, Jacqueline, is an interior designer with fantastic taste. We’ll be working together soon on a full remodel, but until then, it’s time for some minor projects. I’ve got this drawer system that has turned into a cluttered tabletop. I threw my brushes and fragrances there, but I’m realizing it would work best as an open white space for product photography.

I bought glass shelving from Ikea, and let me tell you—this wasn’t a one person job. Let me start off by saying that I’m not that great at installing hardware and things of prominence in a room. This is a project that I tried to tackle by myself, and that was just way too challenging. Trying to hold a screw, a screw gun, a shelf bracket and a level at the same time just wasn’t working. Aha! Two sets of hands are better than one, my friends. I called my husband in, and he was a huge help in putting these up. My husband has been a huge help getting them up. For better or worse, right?

After about an hour of dropping screws, trying to find the center point of the level, and having intense arm burning from holding the shelves, we finished! I’ve got brushes on the bottom row, and on top, there is a wedding picture and a few of my favorite fragrances.

I’d like to add a coat rack for my handbags and mountains of tote bags. I’m also planning to do a small photo wall and add a longer set of shelves over the desk. It’s really exciting to see the room come together!

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Creating Routine: Three Things I Want to Work on In September

Packing lunches

How often do I spend $8 on lunch or $4 on a latte? Too often! For the month of September, my blog partner Keisha and I are documenting our effort to save and eat from home on our foodie Instagram and Facebook accounts.

Don’t go bare faced

Let me be clear–I am 100% okay with going bare faced. That’s the problem. It usually doesn’t dawn on me to put makeup on to go to work!

And my work wardrobe

I am too famous for throwing a cardigan over a tank and rocking a pair of black pants. Snooze! I’ve made a concentrated effort to shop at my favorite stores (J.Crew, Banana, ASOS, Zara, etc.) this weekend during the Labor Day sales. It’s time to get spruced up!

My Bonus Daughter and I Made a Makeup Video Together!

Erin and Kaitlyn Makeup Video With my Daughter

On Saturday night, I was taking some photos for the blog, like I usually do. My bonus daughter Kaitlyn barged in and said that she wanted to make a video with me!