Gift Guide: Hostess

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Not sure what to bring to an upcoming holiday party? These may come in handy.

Chevron Decanter  //  Gilded Cornet Cake Knife  //  Gilded Cornet Cake Server  //  Agate Gilded Coaster Set  //  Linen Monogram Cocktail Napkin  //  Gold Monogram Wine Stopper  //  Deco Barware Collection – Gold + Marble  //  Capri Blue Jar Candle  //  Draper Plates  //  Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug  //  Cake Stand

Gift Guide: Girl on the Go

Gift Guide : Girl On The Go | TheSubtleStatement.com

1. Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag  2. Mophie ‘juice pack air’ iPhone 5/5s charging case  3. Bobbi Brown Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette  4. Touch Tech Cashmere Gloves  5. ‘Basic Tech’ Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves  6. Loeffler Randall ‘Fenton’ Rain Boot  7. Starbucks Double Wall Traveler Gold Dot  8. Mophie Powerstation   9. Sam Edelman Gold Dax Sneaker

The Brow Down

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If there’s one makeup item I would choose to have over any others before leaving the house, it’s a brow product. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good mascara, but I have pretty naturally long lashes on my own. If I don’t have my brows filled in (in the parts I am still trying to grow out) I feel naked.

Until a couple years ago, I never filled my brows in at all, and looking back pictures, it makes the biggest difference. I wish I would’ve started much sooner. After a good almost 12 years of growing my brows back in after a bad pencil thin waxing experience, I’m almost fully there. The brow tools aid in the extra help I need for any sparse spots, and keep them shaped and clean.

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Benefit Brow Zings (in light) is my favorite brow product. Most days this is the only one I use. The hard angle brush and powder are the perfect tools to give your brows a polished shape. The wax and blending brush fill in any sparse spots, and blend the two products together well.

Benefit Gimme Brow (in light/medium) is a great product to subtly fill in your brows, and make them appear fuller, as well as work as a brow gel to keep them in tact.

Anastasia Brow Wiz (in taupe) is a great tool to quickly pencil in or shape your brows, or use along with Benefit Gimme Brow. The retractable ultra fine tip prevents looking too “pencilly” or thick.

Links I’m Loving

Links I'm Loving - TheSubtleStatement.com

1. Lauren Conrad’s Cool-Girl Guide to Holiday Dressing.. I’m loving Lauren’s new locks! This shoot ups her usual simple meets classic style to a new notch of glam and edginess

2. Get Cozy.. 20% off all pillows, throws, bedding, and rugs going on here

3. The new unlimited program to hit Rent the Runway.. busy year? Your wardrobe will be once less thing to worry about

4. 6 Steps to a Sassy Ponytail

5. Checking off the gifts on your list, or having shopping spree is easier with $45 off $100 at Gap (use code SPREE)

Gift Guide: Beauty

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1. Drybar The Morning After Kit  2. Urban Decay Naked, Naked2, & Naked3  3. Yves Saint Laurent ‘Touche Éclat’ Radiant Touch (Limited Edition)   4. NARS ‘Audacious’ Lipstick (Raquel)  5. Boscia The Black Collection  6. NARS ‘NARSissist’ Smoky Eye Compact  7. NARS ‘Audacious’ Lipstick (Annabella)  8. Philosophy ‘have a cherry christmas’ Shampoo, Body Wash & Bubble Bath Ornament  9. NARS ‘Larger Than Life’ Long Wear Eyeliner  10. Kate Spade New York ‘Pasley Park Merit’ Zip Around Cosmetic Case  11. Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes  

The Drybar Morning After Kit keeps my blowouts in tack on the days in between. The Naked palettes are amazing, especially for travel, you have so many options. Yves Saint Laurent Eclat Radiant Touch is the only concealer I use, it’s subtle & great for touch ups & how cute is the limited edition packaging? Nars Audacious Lipsticks are a fave, Raquel has been my fave Fall hue. Boscia is my go to skincare line, this collection is the formula for luminous skin. Philosophy ‘have a cherry christmas’ is my favorite scent from their collection, it’s shimmery & smells delicious. Younique Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes ups the anty on any eyelash game!

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

Wedding planning has been so exciting, and so much fun. I can’t even begin to explain how much I can’t wait to marry my best friend, and how amazing this day is going to be. There are so many fun and exciting things that come along with wedding planning, as an event stylist, and having a serious love of putting pretty things together, I’m taking full advantage and planning every detail. For my bridesmaid proposals, I wanted to do something special. I hosted a brunch for them so they could all meet and spend the afternoon together.

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In my bridesmaid’s proposal boxes, they received a Kate Spade Planner (with upcoming wedding festivities penciled in), a glitter covered mini bottle of bubbly, a swatch of the “pop” of color for the wedding, a post card of the location, in a matching box. (Purchase the Printable here)

Mimosa Bar - TheSubtleStatement.com

Mimosa Bar - TheSubtleStatement.com

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

The menu consisted of belgium waffles, yogurt parfaits, breakfast potatoes, bacon, fresh fruit, cupcakes and a mimosa bar.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com
Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

I chose five bridesmaids total. My Matron of Honor is my best friend since 1st grade, my Maid of Honor is my best friend since preschool, my best friend from college and my future sister-in-law are bridesmaids, and my little cousin is my Junior Bridesmaid. My future niece is our Flower Girl.

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com
Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Brunch - TheSubtleStatement.com

3D Fiber Lash Mascara

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Mascara may be my favorite beauty product. It’s such a great beauty enhancer and it instantly opens up your eyes, making them look more awake. I love my go to mascaras, Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll and Shocking, but when I started seeing results from 3D Fiber Lashes, I had to see what they were about. My only reservation was what they were made of, and what kind of product I would be putting on my eyes. When I found out it was an all natural product, made of green tea extract fibers, I was sold.

I ordered the mascara from a virtual party and couldn’t wait to give it a test drive. My lashes are naturally long to begin with, but this transformed my already lengthy lashes into much fuller statement lashes.

At first swipe, I sent a picture to my friends and family and everyone wanted to know what kind of mascara I was using, so I decided to host a Younique virtual party. My virtual party is open for 10 days, if you’re ready to jump on the band wagon, get yours here. They’re great for everyday, a night out, holiday parties or stocking stuffers.

Morning Links

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1. 10 Tips On Working From Home.. these are great to tips to staying on task (cupcakesandcashmere.com)

2. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pre-Holiday Cleanse, I eat this way on a daily basis (no gluten, sugar, refined flours… etc) so I’m excited to try some of her recipes (goop.com)

3.. Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Quinoa Salad.. I can’t wait to try this. It looks so good & has so many health benefits! (popsugar.com)

4. Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare Online, great especially for holiday travels or upcoming vacays (theeverygirl.com)

5. Pair with a skirt or dress for a look that’s so on trend.. The Adidas Original Stan Smith

6. How to Fake Calligraphy.. I love calligraphy everything, when a couple of our Save the Dates got skipped getting written out, this post saved me (jonesdesigncompany.com)

DIY: Glitter Envelope Liners

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For my bridesmaid proposals, I planned a weekend brunch to be able to spend time with my girls, let each one get to know each other and give them their gifts. I wanted to add a little sparkle to their invites, and it was so simple and chic.

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I purchased a pack of 5 x 7 silver envelopes from Staples and individual sheets of adhesive glitter card stock from Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft.

DIY - Glitter Envelope Liners | TheSubtleStatement.com

Cut the card stock to 5 x 7 inches (the envelopes themselves measure 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, giving the liners room to slide in easily.) I used a card stock cutter to keep them even.

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Slide card stock into envelope, remove the adhesive strip off of the top and press firmly.

DIY - Glitter Envelope Liners | TheSubtleStatement.com

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

There’s nothing more Fall than Pumpkin Pie, so as soon as the leaves started changing and there was a cool breeze, I whipped one up. I created a hybrid with this 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Pie recipe, and this pecan crust recipe, the two together are the best of both worlds. Vegan, gluten free and guilt-free gives it even more reason to crave!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie | TheSubtleStatement.com

Healthy Pumpkin Pie | TheSubtleStatement.com

Healthy Pumpkin Pie | TheSubtleStatement.com