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In this weekly column, I’m bringing you my favorite budget-friendly beauty products that are available online and in-store. Also make sure to check out my blog, HonestlyJamie.com for even more beauty product reviews, tricks and tips.
BB creams, CC creams and now blurring creams? Yes! And let me tell you why…they’re awesome. So what exactly IS a blurring cream? Similar to a BB cream, it will give you a little coverage but what I love about the Peter Thomas Roth version, in particular, is that it actually has diamond dust and peptides to help “blur” out any imperfections and blemishes. It’s like Photoshopping your face in real life…but yeah, it’s $48. Continue reading "Beauty Splurge vs. Steal of ... »
I'm  months pregnant and on the hunt for a stylish (and budget friendly) diaper bag. Any recommendations? —Katherine M.
First off, congratulations! You're about to embark on the most magical journey of your life. This journey can also get really expensive, really fast, so you're right to want a diaper bag that's affordable.
Now there seem to be two schools of thought among moms when it comes to diaper bags: Those who say a diaper bag is essential and those who say any ol' bag can double as a diaper bag. I started out with a traditional diaper bag, then moved on to a regular handbag for carrying all my little one's supplies and gear. I liked the idea of having a "real" diaper bag for those early months - it's sort of a rite of passage, and it functioned really well. Plus, once I knew what I needed in a bag, I could easily pick out a regular bag that would do the job equally well. Continue reading "Ask BB: Stylish Diaper Bags ... »
While I was getting my hair done last week at the salon, I glanced down at the feet of the girl sitting next to me and spied a glossy black pair of authentic Valentino Rockstud rain boots. It was a gray rainy day (of course it would rain the one day I'm getting a blow-out) and those boots really stood out! I started hunting for a look for less, and found a near identical dupe at Nasty Gal. Rain boots aren't just for springtime, and they don't have to be an afterthought in your closet or something that ruins an otherwise chic outfit. If you want rain boots with a stylish edge, check out these two finds:
I guess we should not be surprised that Taylor Swift has entranced us with another spell of outfit envy! We love the unexpected boyish touch with the oversized v-neck sweater layered over her Free People Ballet Fit & Flare Dress. It tones down the femininity of the rest of the outfit and feels even more suitable for daywear! Though it is tough to see here, her Jimmy Choo Hutch Metallic Leather Ankle Boots (available at Net-A-Porter for $1,150) are the key item to take note of. Taylor could have gone for the same black or brown heeled bootie that we’ve seen on celebrities numerous times, so these metal hued beauties give Taylor originality and a dazzling edge!