Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heirloomesque Hairpins

Here's another fun Holiday gift idea that is so simple!  Whip up matching hairpins using vintage clip-on earrings.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Beauty Tuesdays: Grey, Grey, Go Away!

OK, let's get real here.  I'm only 24, in fact, I'll be turning 25 in less than a week (yeah, that's right I'm the Birthday girl).  So why why why do I already have grey hairs?  My mother didn't start greying until her late 30s!  But, I'm sure even if you don't want to admit it (or are in denial like I was when mine started coming in at age 23), there are more of you ladies out there with this problem too.


Well, if you have dark hair like mine, here's a quick fix solution between color appointments.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Ooh La Life Shop on Etsy!

Hello to all my Ooh La Lifers!  I'm interrupting my regular posting schedule to bring you some very exciting news:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ensemble Saturdays: Post-Thanksgiving Appropriate

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I feel it's now fitting (ha, like the pun?) to post about how I style my lovely H&M find - this great coat!  Just gets ya in that holiday spirit, don't it?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Instant Glam: Add a Handmade Brooch

In the past, I've posted about how easy it is to take a blah necklace and add some spiffy in a jiffy by using a brooch. Well, when thinking about how to add instant glam to your holiday wardrobe, think along those same lines.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Beauty Tuesdays: Blushed

I wouldn't do it for just about anybody, but for you all I'm daring to show you what I look like sans makeup to prove just how important I feel blush is!  But first, here's the finished product (I'm not that brave).


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ensemble Saturdays: Fur Sure

If I can be perfectly honest with you, this outfit really doesn't get anymore "me."  I'm a jeans kinda gal.  Notice, however, I did not say "jeans and t-shirt."  Oh no, anyone who knows me knows that I've gotta have just a little bit more: sparkly accessories, a great pair of heels and fun hair.  And let's not forget my favorite element this fall: faux fur!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Braided Wrap Bracelet

As the holiday season draws ever so closely near, I start thinking more and more about glitzy accessories - something with that holiday sparkle.  Well, thanks to something I saw on Pinterest, I was inspired to make a wrap bracelet that has just that: sparkle.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beauty Tuesdays: Breakfast at Tiffany's Inspired 'Do

The other night I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's for like the zillionith time, and remembered how much I just love that last hairstyle Audrey Hepburn wears at the end of the movie.  Here's my how-to...


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ensemble Saturdays: Fall Palette

Keeping with a transition-based theme, here's another remix for fall weather.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

DIY Links

After suggesting some of my favorite beauty links last week, I thought I would share a few fellow DIY links this week! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Beauty Tuesdays: Oh Smudge!

Ever in a rush painting your nails and end up smudging one?  If you've got all afternoon, it's not such an issue.  Just remove and reapply.  But this usually seems to happen to me when I've got to be out the door in 10 minutes.  Then I had a strike of genius!  Why not work with the boo boo, rather than try and fix it?


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Ensemble Saturdays: Transitioning

Making the transition from warmer weather to cooler weather can be as easy as adding tights.  (Plus, with the way the St. Louis weather has been, it's always a good idea to plan your wardrobe with wiggle room.)


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Vintage Necklace Becomes a Bracelet

Create a delicate bracelet out of a vintage (or new, if you choose) necklace.  It only took me 10 minutes!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Beauty Tuesdays: Link Time!

Often when I'm in "research" mode (which basically involves me reading and getting inspiration from other blogs or sites and very recently Pinterest), I find myself either tweeting things I like or wanting to share it some how.  Well, consider this your lucky day!  I've decided to include some links to a few of my current beauty-inspired faves.