claire bahn, eye makeup products

Friday Favorites: 5 Eye Makeup Products I Love

I'm going to be starting a new segment on my blog called "Friday Favorites".  You guys always ask me what skincare, makeup and haircare items I'm currently using and I want to have a regular place for you to find it. Truth be told, I used to hate eye make-up.  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.  Well, since then, I've learned what works for me 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 Sex Mascara- Makes your lashes dark, full and long. Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion- Keeps your eye makeup in place.  It's great if you have oily skin and your eye makeup tends to creep south during the day. [show_boutique_widget id="825936"]
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
personal brand, claire bahn

The Importance of Creating a Compelling Personal Brand

Some of you may not know this but my background is in marketing and branding.  I am the co-founder and CEO of Online Profile Pros, where we daily help people create their personal brands for their dating, career and social life.  I have been asked numerous times to go into greater detail about personal branding and why it's important for everyone.  I will also be introducing Personal Branding packages for a more in depth offering than the do-it-yourself offering at Online Profile Pros.  You can sign up for a FREE Personal Branding Audit.  I still love talking about style, beauty and travel and I will continue to create blogs and videos on those topics, because that is my personal brand.  When I can, I will to relate those posts to the importance of your personal brand and bettering yourself. A great personal brand is the foundation of a successful career. By creating a memorable personal brand, you establish yourself as an expert. You create a space for yourself that no one else can occupy. Some champions of personal branding include people like Beyoncé, Michael Jordan, and Ellen DeGeneres. These are household names in America and beyond. When you think of...Read More
Sephora

February Sephora Haul

I made a quick trip into Sephora this weekend and these are the 5 items I picked up.  The only product that is new to me is Lapis Balancing Facial Oil by Herbivore.  I was in love with the Botanical Facial Oil (Warm Season) by Tulura, but it is currently out of stock and I wanted to keep using a facial oil.  I will keep you updated on how it goes with this product via my stories on Instagram. [show_boutique_widget id="804258"]
date night outfits

Date Night Outfits That are Stylish and Sexy

I love going on dates with my husband and I enjoy planning out my date night outfits.  I've been married to my husband for almost 14 years now, even though my husband still likes me to refer to him as "my boyfriend".  ?  Wow, sometimes it's hard to believe it's been almost 14 years.  Time certainly flies when you're having fun. As I'm sure you can agree, we need to make time for the important things in our lives, like taking care of our selves and spending time with our significant other, family and friends.   Life can get really hectic and feel like it's moving forward on it's own, with work, kids (I have a step daughter) and a social life.  Therefore, you need to make time for things like dating your significant other.  My husband and I have a least one "date" a week and we like to make it special by dressing up and going somewhere nice.  By dressing up, I don't mean wearing a formal gown, but I do like to put some effort into my date night outfits and to feel sexy. I like to surprise my husband with my outfits.  Even if I didn't buy...Read More