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Valentine’s Gift Guide

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Any holiday that promotes wearing pink accessories, red lipstick, flowers and chocolate is a good one! How can you not love Valentine’s Day? Whether you want to treat yourself, you’re attending a “Galentine’s” soiree with your besties, or you want ideas to send to your hubby or boyfriend, you can’t go wrong with these Valentine’s Day inspired gift ideas!

Some years we go out to dinner, others we stay in and my hubby cooks dinner and I’ll make a yummy dessert and we play Scramble! If you’re spending the weekend staying in, lounge in this comfy hoodiejoggers and these cozy slippers! I’m making little baskets for the boys with books and treats! What are your Valentine’s Day traditions?

Currently loving…

Currently Loving | TheSubtleStatement.com #fashion
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Loving all of these pieces for transitioning into Fall!

Top Beauty Picks of 2014 : Makeup

Happy New Year! 2014 was filled with great memories, getting engaged, lots of road trips, vacations, and wedding planning. I’m so excited for our wedding year to be here, and to share everything with you along the way! I’ll be sharing my most coveted products of the past year including beauty, skincare and hair, as well as ones I’m itching to try this year.

Fave Beauty Products of 2014 | TheSubtleStatement.com

 Primer / Foundation / Winter Foundation / concealer / bronzer / blush / shadow primer / eyeshadow / eyeliner / eyelash curler / day mascara / night mascara / fiber lash mascara / brow pencil / brow shaping / brow gel / gloss / lipstick

In the dryer Winter months, I like to add a heavier foundation to my usual foundation and combine them for a more hydrating, long-lasting wear. What are the life-changing products you can’t live without?

Gift Guide: Beauty

Gift Guide Beauty | TheSubtleStatement.com

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!

What I’m Loving on Etsy

What I'm Loving on Etsy | TheSubtleStatement.com

  1. “Sparkle Like Champagne” Print
  2. “More Mimosas Please” Print
  3. “Remember” Notepad
  4. Gold Sequin Hanger
  5. Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape
  6. Custom Address Stamp
  7. “Lipstick Makes Me Happy” Print
  8. Sequin Letter

Etsy is filled with such fun and creative finds! Last year I made some glitter clothespins, and have consistently used them as food label stands at all my soirées. I took it up a notch lately and added pushpins and magnets to glam up my office and fridge. They’re so great to hang photos, invitations, business cards, and inspiration. They add a chic touch to a classroom, home or office and can be used as pretty decor at weddings, bridal and baby showers, birthday and graduation parties to hang photos and banners. A dose of glam and glitter adds a chic touch to just about anything!

Glitter Clothespins | The Subtle Statement Etsy Shop

Glitter Clothespin Push Pins | The Subtle Statement Etsy Shop

Miranda Lambert’s Grammy Lip Color

Awards season is in full force and dresses are on full display, but I just couldn’t get enough of Miranda Lambert’s chic lip color.

Miranda Lambert's Grammy Lip Color | TheSubtleStatement.com

The country star looked stunning in her form fitting Pamella Roland gown, with an amazing statement earring. Her subtle shadow paired with a major statement lip completed her gorgeous Grammy look.

Miranda Lambert's Grammy Lip Color | TheSubtleStatement.com

To achieve Miranda’s fresh red lip, her makeup artist, Terri Apanasewicz, shared with HollywoodLife.com, that she layered Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint in Lust after applying Stila Long Wear Lip Liner in Passionate. I’m a huge fan of LipSurgence, because the gloss-like finish is moisturizing and long-lasting.

Miranda Lambert's Grammy Lip Color | TheSubtleStatement.com

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!

Julep Maven May [Modern Beauty] Box

I’ve been a Julep Maven subscriber since November, but May’s Gatsby-inspired box has been my favorite. (The Glycolic Scrub and Rock Star Hand Crème in the Power Couple Box are pretty amaze too!–highly recommended) The themed box was sans polish, but I was more than impressed with all of the (toxic-free, always) beauty items included.
Julep Maven May Modern Beauty Box

I’ve tried other lip scrubs in the past, that usually get messy and have severe clingy properties, but the Sugar Smooch Lip Scrub smells absolutely amazing, and makes my lips so soft and smooth, with easy application. A perfect pre-lipstick ritual.

Julep Maven May Modern Beauty Box

The fun variety of lip hues in the New York Jazz Lipstick Trio came in two sheer shades (a nude and poppy color), as well as a matte red for a bold statement. The fun sized portions are great for a small clutch or pouch.

Julep Maven May Modern Beauty Box

It takes a lot for me to fall in love with a mascara. Lash separation, no clumping, and volume are all on the check list, yet this American Beauty Volumizing Mascara goes the distance with lash growth enhancement ingredients. The easy applicator wand even gets into the hard to reach spots to get even the smallest lashes. I’m sold!

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Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty

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Happy Spring! In honor of the first day of Spring, I’m sharing my favorite Spring beauty finds. Nordstrom is currently holding a beauty event with fun gifts with purchase for over 60 brands, now until March 25th, so now is the best time to swap up your favorites!

NORDSTROM - Choose from 60+ Gifts with Purchase

DIY: Kiss Print

DIY Kiss Print I’m all about a hot pink lip this season, so when I spotted this adorable Kiss print on P.S.-I made this… I had to recreate it.
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I rounded up my favorite hues, and layered each color on a piece of cardstock until the print was complete.
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Kiss Print Kiss Print

Once finished, I framed the print and hung it in my bathroom. Such a fun new addition.

Happy Valentine’s Day xo