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September Mantra

September Style

Labor Day came especially quick this year and no, I’m not at all ready for it to be actually fall. However, I like what Labor Day signifies. It’s a new start. A giant reset button, if you will, filled with a month full of feelings usually reserved for December 31. Personally, I’m hopeful for new beginnings and a fresh perspective to carry me through the rest of 2014. I’m embracing all of the September feels in a real way. I’m also kicking off a new project with Lindsay of White Oak Creative today for 312 Beauty. I owe you all a fresh perspective here, too. Cannot wait! In that vein, let’s talk how these pretty picks will really up my September game.

Birds of a Feather Notebook – I just want to pour my thoughts and inspiration into the pages of these Rifle Paper Co. notebooks. Starting with the swans. Because why not? // Urban Decay Naked2 Basics – There’s never too much a good thing with this eye shadow franchise and I’m all about these taupey mattes. It’s inevitable that I will own this at some point this month. // Fig + Yarrow Cleansing Nectar – I’m really feeling the simple aesthetic of this line I’ve been trying out. I’m always up for inventive ways to wash my face and this liquid toner style is effective and gentle. // Deco Lariat NecklaceI love the delicate vintage brass (faux) lariat chain by my gal Michelle. // YSL Rouge Volupte in Beige Ultimate – Lindsay and I are both jonesing for this mauve-hued lipstick. It feels just fall enough without going all berry. // Kiehl’s Micro Blur PerfectorWhen September wraps, I should have smoother skin according to Kiehl’s. // Slinky Space Dye SkirtBooties and skirts – especially this cozy looking Lou & Grey one – are my September jam.

SAG Red Carpet Beauty: Jessica Chastain


The red carpet is just as much about beauty as it is fashion. I really can’t wait to the day that E! asks about the makeup! I think we’re getting close. We have a mani cam, right? Speaking of, how many nude-toned nails did we see in that thing last night?  I was scanning the red carpet for glamorous beauty looks and I found it in Jessica Chastain. I admired the muted lip that pulled part berry, part red and the pop of gold on the eyelid brightened everything up.  And the lashes were pretty insane, too. Her makeup artist Kristofer Buckle gave me the scoop via Twitter on what he used to create Jessica’s look. The sheer gold lid was courtesy of Lancome Color Design Shadow in Filigree which Buckle used all over the lid with “a little snap” of on the outer corner. (Note: Filing that trick away for future use.)  Lashes were also Lancome, the newest Hypnose Star, and her lip was created with YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #4, Rouge in Danger.

While 140 characters couldn’t quite tell the story of her glowing skin, I think we can all agree that it was radiant, right? Who stood out to you on the red carpet? Did you watch?