Favorite Sunscreen

Friday Favorites: 6 Favorite Sunscreens for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Everyone who knows me, knows that I am serious about sunscreen. Why am I so serious? Both my great grandmother and mother were advocates for wearing sunscreen regularly.  My mother had very fair skin and would burn very easily, while my great grandmother loved the sun, but later had to deal with skin cancer lesions on her legs and face.  I learned that you shouldn't wait for a sunny day to put on sunscreen after I  got very burned at a track meet in high school, on a cloudy day.  Why would I should I put on sunscreen on a cloudy day?  I was wrong. Some people still don't get how important it is though. For instance, my dad thinks that he doesn't need to wear sunscreen unless it's hot outside, as if the heat has something to do with a sunburn.  UGH....It's a constant battle, met with eye rolls and griping.  He will never let me forget the day that he went into "Sam Fora" (how he pronounces Sephora....not sure why, but it makes us laugh) to get sunscreen at my urging.  He was so "embarrassed" because I made him go into a "chick store" (wait... you're telling me he never picked up...Read More
productivity, work from home

Top 5 Ways to Stay Productive When Working From Home

If you’re like me —living the life of an entrepreneur— then I guess you don’t need me to tell you that this work is tough. It can be difficult being your own CEO, CFO, and manager without anyone telling you what to do and when to do it. What’s even more difficult is avoiding all the distractions and temptations that are always at your disposal because you work from home. Finding ways to weed out your distractions and stay productive will be a challenge for anyone in this situation, especially when you could just sit on the couch and binge watch your favorite movies all day instead of working. So how do I stay productive when I work from home? Through trial and error, I have learned a few ways that have proven to be effective and here they are. If you want to be more productive when you work from home, I suggest implementing these five strategies into your daily routine. It may take some getting used to and it won’t work right away. It takes time, patience, and practice before you’ll start seeing progress in your daily production. 1. Set a Schedule When I say to set a...Read More
sephora sale

Sephora Sale- Beauty Insider Spring Bonus Event

I know so many bloggers and friends that get excited about the biannual Nordstrom sales.  Well, I get that excited about the biannual Sephora sale!  I use the twice yearly Sephora sale an an opportunity to get all the things that I need and use every day that rarely, if ever, go on sale. If you are a regular Sephora shopper like me, you definitely don't want to miss this sale.  It's such a great reason to get excited in my book. One caveat to mention is that this sale is ONLY for Sephora Beauty Insider Members. Not a Member yet? Sign up for free today and get 10–20% off purchases! Here is the sale breakdown: Rouge Level 20% off Sale Access: April 26–May 6 VIB Level 15% off Sale Access: May 2–6 Insider Level 10% off Sale Access: May 2–6 Below is a list of some of my everyday favorites from Sephora.  Now, I just have to decide which ones I'm actually going to get.  For the sale, I will probably stick to the bigger ticket items to get more bang for my sale bucks.  If you've been on the fence about trying anything, I would definitely pick it up now...Read More
claire bahn, eye makeup products

Friday Favorites: 5 Eye Makeup Products I Love

I'm going to be starting a new series on my blog called "Friday Favorites".  You guys always ask me about the products I'm currently using and I want to have a regular place for you to find it.  I'll start by sharing my favorite skincare, makeup and haircare items.  If you would like me to talk about other subjects please let me know in the comments below. Truth be told, I used to hate wearing eye makeup.  I didn't know how to apply it correctly and it always seemed to run so there was more under my eye than on it.  I also have bad allergies, which can make wearing eye makeup that much more difficult.  I've had to go through a lot of products to find out which ones work best for my oily skin and sensitive eyes and here are my current favorites. 5 Eye Makeup Products I Love Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil-  I have the colors: Demolition, Whiskey and Zero Charlotte Tilbury’s Luxury Eyeshadow Palette- I have the pallets: The Rock Chick, The Uptown Girl and The Sophisticate for everyday Subversion Lash Primer- Give my lashes a bit more length and volume. TOO FACED Better Than...Read More
5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Blazer

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Blazer

I've always loved the way the perfect blazer can pull together an otherwise ho-hum outfit.  It can make a low-key casual outfit infinitely more stylish.  The perfect blazer is also a great piece to help you transition into fall, you can easily wear a favorite summer outfit and throw on a blazer to get wear out of it as you move into fall.  I got my first blazer in New York City, shortly after graduating from college, it was a fitted black corduroy blazer.   Now corduroy is a casual fabric, but in the right color it can look more formal.    I must mention that I am talking about a blazer and not a jacket that is part of a 2 piece suit, which can often be worn as a blazer.  I will often wear the jacket of a 2 piece suit without the suit skirt or pants, but I have about 5 stand alone blazers in cotton and wool to suit my mood and any outfit. 1. Know your budget and stick to it. I said this in my last post about classic black pumps, you need to stay within your budget.  If your budget is $150, find the blazer...Read More