Good Luck Charm


In India and Southeast Asia, elephants are considered a good luck. So, when I saw this elephant necklace a few weeks ago, I knew I had to have it. Best part? it was only $1! I've never really seen anything like it. I also love that the necklace is made out of wood. I got it at Fremont Market in Seattle, a year-round street market. A lady was selling old necklaces and I got this elephant one and another cool one, which I'm sure will make a debut on the blog soon. 

I paired my necklace with a top from Loft that I purchased a few months ago. The pinks and purple stripes compliment the necklace perfectly. I didn't want to wear the top with khakis or black dress pants. After some digging in my closet, I came across these green dress pants that I totally forgot about. Now they're on constant rotation when it comes to work clothes. A bold lip finished the look, obviously. 

A few other elephant necklaces I love - this one, this one, and this one

If you're ever in Seattle, be sure to go to the Fremont Market. I also got some cool vintage doodads, fun soaps, more jewelry, and some clothes. 

I've been so busy these past few weeks. Work travels, wedding planning, and family and friend obligations have been keeping me occupied. I'm heading to Montreal later this week for work and I'm really excited. I've never been there. My favorite part of traveling is always going to new restaurants. Can't wait to eat some poutine. Yum!

Thanks so much for reading!

Top: Loft, can't find similar one! Loving this one.
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Old from ShoeMint, similar here
Necklace: Vintage. Links to ones I love up top.
Watch: Coach
Lipstick:  Salem by Limecrime

Makeup for the Office


Are you guilty of hitting the snooze button a few too many times in the morning? I know I am! I'm great about getting my stuff together the night before work. I lay my outfit down, down to my shoes and jewelry. Getting up in the morning, however, is the hard part! There's been days where I'm scrambling to get my makeup done and to make my hair not stick out in every direction.

A put together look for the office doesn't just end with your outfit. It's your hair and makeup too. When it comes to makeup for the office, I always keep it minimal. Concealer, mascara, and of course, my signature bold lip. This makeup look makes me feel put together and confident and is professional. The downside? It takes me around a half hour to do my makeup in the morning. Some days, I end up doing it at my desk or in the bathroom at work. 

Today, my dear friend Michelle is coming to the rescue and sharing a makeup tutorial to show you a quick and easy makeup look (that's under 10 minutes!) for those days when you're running late to the office. All the products used are from Younique, a 4-year old, naturally-based cosmetic company featuring high quality makeup and skincare.

The products that Michelle used: Glorious Face & Eye Primer, BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer (Michelle is using the color Bisque), Brow Liner, Precision Pencil Eye Liner (Perfect Black), Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lash Mascara, Lip BonBons Tinted Lip Balm (Michelle used Raspberry Cheesecake), Royalty Rose Water Toning Spritz

For more Younique products, you can shop by clicking here!

Younique has everything - tools, face products, eye shadows, lipsticks, cleansers, and detox masks. Everything is lightweight and non-toxic. It's important to know what you're putting on your face, and with Younique products, you're putting the best of the best on your face. 

I sat down with Michelle to learn about her Younique journey! Michelle was first introduced to Younique by family members. She loved Younique products, and decided to become an Independent Younique Presenter.  Michelle joined in October 2015 and loves helping others feel beautiful day in and day out. 

If you want to get involved with Younique, feel free to contact Michelle with any questions about the products, the business opportunity, or even hosting an educational and fun makeup class or beauty bash!  

Get in touch with Michelle:  
Instagram - @FeelBeautifulbyMichelle 
Facebook: FeelBeautifulbyMichelle   

Thank you so much for reading and thank you to Michelle for her collaboration :)