Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pretty Stuff: Mid-Week Lovelies

 A mid-week round up of some of my favorite photos that I have obsessed over on Pinterest & Tumblr. It's all pretty stuff, let's be honest. We're not saving the world, we are just having a little therapy session away from the stresses of our daily lives. 

// Tumblr //
// Pinterest //

I'll talk to you soon...
xoxo bd

Monday, August 26, 2013

The September Issue

I am admittedly a magazine freak. Okay, maybe freak is a little strong, but I have 6 magazine subscriptions and read them all cover to cover.

Every September they premier the largest editions of the year with all of the most up to date beauty and fashion trends for fall and winter. Hello boots and scarves and dark nail polish!
Vogue is most well known for having the largest September Issue, but truthfully, though they may have fed Carrie Bradshaw's soul, they end up being filled with ads in the first 50 pages and are loaded with items that cost more than I make in a month. A girl can dream, sure, but sometimes I would like to know what is more of a reality.
Below are three of my favorite magazines that I receive every month:
Go on with your bad self, get inspired by what's hitting the stores and have a little fall makeover. 
Also, in case you're curious, the movie September Issue is a good watch and eye opening. The fashion industry is one cut throat world. 
I hope your week is getting off to a great start, I'll talk to you soon!
xoxo bd

 {Paintings via Cocoa and Hearts}

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Favorites: Inslee by Design

Friday Favorites: Inslee by Design

My Friday Favorites centers around Inslee Haynes of Inslee by Design. An NYC illustrator, artist and designer extraordinaire. Not only can you oogle over her beautiful illustrations daily by subscribing to her blog, you can also purchase her prints, calendars, note cards and even commission her to design images for your blog or bridal party.
How fun would it be to have Inslee sketch your life into what could be its most glam ever? Spending your Saturday gliding about Paris with your favorite Birkin or maybe grabbing a well manicured coffee with your bestie.
I look at Inslee's sketches and think, "Oh, I want that life!". She makes the ordinary task of shopping for groceries look elegant. Her drawings take you away to another place where car horns and a ripped hem on your dress don't exist. 
Please do take a minute to peruse her website and swoon over all of her amazing work.

I hope your Friday has found you excited for the weekend! I'll talk to you soon!
xoxo bd

*All images and artwork is property of Inslee by Design* 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Beauty on a Budget: Foundation

Beauty on a Budget: Foundation

Beauty on a Budget: Foundation by lovelybdavis 

If you are in search of a great foundation but don’t want to sacrifice half of your weekly grocery budget in the process, don’t fret, I have 7 wallet friendly options that will give you a flawless face.

First of all, I have used every one of the foundations above. Every. Single. One. I’m not just throwing out options; I want to give you helpful information so that you are not standing in the aisle at Target for an hour feeling overwhelmed.

To begin with, every foundation is different and will offer different coverage. Below are some helpful tips to help with your decision:

Beauty on a Budget Foundation Tips
Other Helpful Tips:

  1. If it states that its “age defying”, don’t pass it up if you are in your 20’s, 30’s or younger. These tend to be a great option for those with dry skin as they offer extra moisture.
  2. Always read the label to see whether it is formulated for “Oily”  “Normal to Combination”  or  “Dry” Skin.
Next up for 'Beauty on a Budget' - Blush

I hope this was helpful! I'll talk to you soon...
xoxo bd

Monday, August 19, 2013

How to Have a Fabulous Day

I don't think I would be overstepping if I said, on behalf of most people, that Mondays are not their favorite day of the week. .. but that doesn't mean we can turn that around! We have the ability to make today a good day. It is up to you to put a smile on your face and keep trekking. {Preach it!}
I love the illustration above by Jessica Marie Design and when I saw it on Pinterest I thought that it encompassed everything I loved! Starbucks? Obvi. Peonies? My favorite! Essie nail polish? No other brand can beat it! Macarons? My go-to goodie at bakeries! 
I'm thoroughly convinced that this will be a fabulous day! 

I hope you had a lovely weekend, I'll talk to you soon....
xoxo bd

Monday, August 5, 2013

Disney Adventure: Day 1

I am currently laying on our hotel bed looking at an awesome view of the lake and Downtown Disney. We arrived Saturday afternoon and have been moving ever since. I'm thankful for this little bit if quiet time to myself while the boys talk shop. 

Yesterday was our first full day in Magic Kingdom which is what most would consider quintessential Disney. There's Main Street filled with nostalgia shops, ice cream parlors, families decked out in their best summer gear and of course Mickey Mouse everywhere. I haven't been to Disneyworld since I was 10 and the park has changed a lot. It really felt like I was experiencing it for the first time all over again!

We made our way thru the fun shops and purchased a few goodies, of course. Yes, we officially have the classic Mickey Mouse ears with our names engraved on the back. Both of us wished for those little hats so badly when we were children that we felt it was about darn time we got 'em.
Oh yeah, they totally have Starbucks- God bless America!

For dinner we took a boat over the lake to eat at The Wilderness Lodge's Restaurant. The ride to the hotel was absolutely beautiful and the sun was setting the whole ride over. We were so relaxed!
Our service and food was phenomenal. Izzy was our waiter and he exceeded all expectations- he went above and beyond for us! Once he heard we were celebrating, he brought every one a glass of champagne to toast the evening. 
We dined on mussels for our appetizer (to die for!)' halibut for dinner (freaking ridiculous) and then he asked us to get up out of our seats. We all looked at each other, confused. He asked us to follow him. We walked across the restaurant and there was a cupcake sitting on a table. He'd then told us we would be recreating the cutting of the cake from our wedding! We were blown away at how he treated us like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Izzy, you're amazing and you made our night magical.

We took the boat back to the park to see the fireworks and of course take advantage of the extended park hours. We got back to our hotel room by 2:30.
As we walk up to our door we notice there is a banner hanging saying 'Welcome Home!'. We thought oh that's nice of them and then we opened the door... to Mickey happiness! 
Mickey decked out our room like a boss! Disney knows how to make you feel special even after feeling like your expectations had already been exceeded. 

Looks like we are headed to Hollywood Studios for the day but I will update more via Instagram @lovelybdavis 

Ill talk to you soon,
Xoxo bd