Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bath and Body Works has the best candles ever. Period. The end!

Happy fall! It doesn't feel like fall today with the temperature reaching 83! (WHAT?) I think it's really strange how warm it is but I loved it outside today! I wanted to talk about my favorite thing about fall and winter - new yummy candles! I have been doing my research and finally picked out my set of 4 (I always buy seasonal candles in 4, hello OCD!) I love relaxing, yummy scents in the colder months. I get pretty down in the winter because it's so dark and it really helps having delicious candles around. My mother's favorite winter candle is Yankee Candle Blueberry, but don't you dare buy it.. it's hard enough for her to find as it is! Check out my selection and let me know if you agree and what you'd add to the mix! Have a great day off tomorrow.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Hello VCE beauties. I am so sorry I haven't written this post sooner considering the entire month of October is  Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I find it hard to explain how I truly feel so I made a sign! Here is some background on it. My mother's best friend has breast cancer and she is my hairdresser. I've been going to her since I was born and I don't trust another soul with my hair! She has been fighting the cancer for 4 years now and she is finally in remission after 20+ surgeries. I made this sign with her in mind because even with cancer she was the most beautiful, put together woman I have ever met. She is so strong.. such a fighter. I created this sign using high quality, classic makeup products to symbolize the endless beauty these courageous women have. I used MAC liquid eyeliner to write "October is" because liquid eyeliner is a staple in every girls wardrobe. I then used Chanel nail polish in the shade Morning Rose to write "Breast Cancer Awareness Month". I chose this polish to write with because it is light pink with gold flecks which symbolizes, to me, an almost ethereal beauty that cannot be altered. I finished the sign by using NARS matte lipstick in Carthage. I chose this hot pink shade because it embodies the strength and perseverance these women have. I had such a great time making this sign and I would love to know how you celebrate life and health while raising awareness!

Have a beautiful weekend!