DIY

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

DIY - Glitter Envelope Liners | TheSubtleStatement.com

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.

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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.

DIY - Glitter Envelope Liners | TheSubtleStatement.com

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

DIY - Glitter Envelope Liners | TheSubtleStatement.com

Morning Links

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  1. 5 Recipes to get juicing  (TheResidence)
  2. Your lips can still be super soft with this cult (& personal) fave, but in a brand new hue (sephora.com)
  3. The Do’s & Don’ts of Shopping A Sale (WhoWhatWear.com)
  4. At-home beauty DIYs from VS beach beauties (byrdie.com)
  5. Not ready to commit to Birks? This trendy touch on a classic style brings the latest shoe trend in full force, on the cheap (target.com)
  6. Revive when your mascara goes dry, with something you already have in your handbag (thebeautydepartment.com)
  7. DIY your own beach tote for your next sun kissed trip (theglitterguide.com)
  8. These coconut milk based popsicles are the perfect treat to beat the heat (thisrawsomeveganlife.com)
  9. 3 Ways to Disinfect Your Makeup During Breakout Season (glamour.com)

How to Make Any Day a Spa Day

How To Make Any Day a Spa Day | TheSubtleStatement.com | Chill CucumbersChilling sliced cucumbers in the fridge or freezer makes it easy for me to grab a couple to place over my eyes first thing in the morning, or during a busy day. The antioxidants and flavonoids help reduce irritation or puffiness, and fade dark circles. The refreshing ritual instantly relaxes me.

How To Make Any Day a Spa Day | TheSubtleStatement.com  | Light Candles

Lighting candles creates a serene spa vibe. I love the calming atmosphere in Anthropologie, so we brought that into our home by adding glass apothecary jars filled with sand, and our favorite scent, Capri Blue “Volcano.” Placed on our coffee table makes the room really cozy, and relaxing.

How To Make Any Day a Spa Day | TheSubtleStatement.com | Detox Water

When I infuse my water with fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables I’m likely to drink it more often, because of the refreshing taste. Filling an infusion pitcher is nice for the home, but I also like to fill up water bottles so I can grab them and go. Slicing up fresh cucumbers, lemons, limes, oranges, and mint when I get home from the grocery store enables me to throw in a variety without the hassle. Infusing for 30 minutes or more really bursts with flavor.

How To Make Any Day a Spa Day | TheSubtleStatement.com  | Detox Bath

There’s not many things more relaxing then a calming soak in the tub. A detox bath will flush out toxins, and relieve achy muscles, as well as many other benefits. I mix 2 Cups Epsom Salts with 1 Cup Baking Soda in a jar, so it’s readily available to pour in the tub. While the water is running, you can add in several drops of essential oils. Soaking for 40 minutes total will reap all of the benefits, 20 minutes of flushing out toxins, followed by 20 minutes of absorbing the minerals.

Morning Links…

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  1. A little decoupage and a lot of glitter transforms any clear cake stand into this fun kitchen display piece. (sugarandcloth.com)
  2. Walk the Line – A simple trick in perfectly applying winged liner. (marieclaire.com)
  3. Lucite, jewels & studs? Sign me up! Loving this statement cuff. (jcrew.com)
  4. It’s only half the guilt with these vegan, gluten free maple doughnuts with salted almond butter glaze. (thefirstmess.com)
  5. How to Boost your Metalbolism in the Winter months. (refinery29.com)
  6. Two of my favorite Fall nail trends, navy & matte, combined into one.(pinterest.com)
  7. I’ll take my morning coffee in this adorable mug. Paris? always. (chapters.indigo.ca)
  8. The power of an amazing statement jacket is displayed in this swoonworthy piece. (theoxfordtrunk.com)
  9. How much product do you really need? Check out this Beauty Serving Size Guide. (makeup.com)

Friday Finds… All That Glitters

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  1. Such a fun print to serve as chic home decor & a constant reminder to let the little things slide and make the most of each day.
  2. Love a watch that can double as a chic bracelet.
  3. This glam pillow combo is the epitome of a subtle statement. A subtle couch with some maj statement pillows has my name written all over it.
  4. Gwyneth.. Need I say more? Everything about this picture is just so amazing her hair, makeup and that swoonworthy dress.
  5. A major deal on such a statement. This necklace is conveniently priced under $25.. I’m so in love with this chic site!
  6. Spiced Apple Cider Champagne.. yes please!
  7. This chicest nail appliques.. ever. Revlon teamed up with Marchesa to release a collection of 8 limited edition nail strips.
  8. Glam up your fridge with this fun DIY.
  9. These intricate statement shoes are every little bit of amazing.

Gold is my favorite color, but the glitter combo has been full force on my radar, as of late. I believe in always adding a bit of sparkle for a statement.

Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact

Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com

Last year a trip to the beauty department at Saks, left me with an obsessed with Armani Beauty. I came home with the serum, primer, foundation, powder, bronzer, blush, etc. (the whole shebang) and I’ve been loyal to every product ever since. Last month when I was traveling from LA, my new bronzer took a tumble and shattered. Determined to make it as good as new, I searched Youtube for tutorials.

Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com
I came across this Youtube Video, and the simple steps saved the day. Since the video is pretty lengthy, I broke down the steps for an easy quick fix.
Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com What You Need:

  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • sealable sandwich bag
  • flat knife
  • a spoon
  • a tissue

Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com

Pour the contents of the compact into a sealable sandwich bag, let out the air and seal.

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Using the spoon, flatten the broken pieces of the compact to form a smooth powder. (It may not come completely smooth)

Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com

Put the smoothened powder back into the compact.

Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com

Add a small amount of alcohol to the compact, gradually, reaching all areas of the compact.

Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com

Using the flat knife, mix the alcohol throughout the compact, to form a paste and smooth out the mixture evenly.

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Let dry for one hour.Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com

Once dry, use the tissue to blot the compact, absorbing any excess alcohol. Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com Weekend DIY: Fix a Broken Compact | TheSubtleStatement.com

Nail Caviar

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With one of my biggest beauty faux pas being chipped nails, I’ve been hesitant to try the latest 3D nail trend. After spotting a metallic, pearlized version of the nail art at Urban Outfitters, I couldn’t resist.

Nail Caviar

I opted to make a subtle statement sporting the chic beads on a solo finger. The simple two-step process gives an instantly glam look. After adding two swipes of polish, dip nail into the caviar pot and let dry 15-20 minutes. I added a base coat and top coat to the nails I didn’t dip. I’m obsessed with this chic mani.

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Your Ultimate Summer To Do List

summer to do list

1. Try Something New – You only regret the chances you didn’t take.

2. Sport a New Do – Braids are Summer’s hottest accessory. Keep cool, while looking cute.

3. Cool Off with a Refreshing Cocktail – Watermelon & Champagne? Can you think of a better pairing?

4. Find Your Prints – Summer is the ultimate time to have fun with fashion. Prints are in full force. Find your perfect match.

5. Fairs, Carnivals, Festivals – Need I say more?

6. Indulge. – Salted Caramel? You’re just beating the heat.

7. Detox… Your Closet – And make some cash. Copious anyone? (Check out my closet organization tips here)

8. Go on a PicnicFinally, you have an excuse to buy that Kate Spade champagne tote.

9. Adventure Awaits – Buy a ticket & leave.

10. Throw a chic soirée – String lights make me swoon.

11. Try Out a Trend – Mirrored Sunnies are a safe bet if you’re not ready to get wild.

12. Plan a Staycation – Explore hidden gems in your own city.

13. Channel Your Inner Holly Golightly – Diamonds and floppy hats are always acceptable.

14. Document – Snapshot your memories.

15. Go to an Outdoor Movie – Or create one in your backyard.

16. Get Your DIY On – Glue guns optional.

17. Lighten Up – Who doesn’t love a fresh faced Summer glow?

18. Relax – Pool day, enough said.

19. Buy a bouquet – Guaranteed to brighten your day.

20. Get Grillin’ – Finally put those upteen recipes you pinned to good use.

21. Get Sweaty – Try a Summer sport and reap the benefits.

22. Have a Spa Day – Or invite over your besties for a spa night.

Patriotic Style

Patriotic Style

Shorts | Lipstick | Bag | Tank | Sunnies | Clutch | Midi Rings | Bracelet | Espadrilles | Polish | Necklace | Jeans DIY

These chic red, white and blue finds can be sported all Summer long. How insane are these amazefest DIYs from Free People? Love it!