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Birchbox Baby

May 22, 2013
birchbox-anniversary

Hey SocietyChicsters! Good gracious it has been some time! Life has really thrown us all for a loop lately. I tend to forgot how important posting means to me until it’s completely erased from my life and my inner blogger is just screaming to get out! I’m so sorry that we’ve been keeping you in the dark for so long. Thanks for sticking with us, guys! To start off the year (mid year, geez! I know.. I get it.) I wanted to share something I’ve been keeping secret for a little… BIRCHBOX!

For those of you that don’t know, Birchbox is a magical subscription that comes to your house every month (in a box *gasp*) filled with goodies! The newest and best products on the market, all based on your skincare regimens, skintype, age, etc. I swear I could be a spokesperson for this with how many people I’ve convinced to sign up for it. I think the anticipation of having to essentially wait “in line” to get your subscription alone tells you just how popular this is. Lo and behold, my 9 month anniversary came up and I decided I wanted -needed to do a post of all the products I’ve come across that made me think, “Where has this been all my life?!” Leave your comments below if you also love any of these products or if you have something from your Birchbox that isn’t listed! I want to know about it (insert evil laugh). Goodnight, babies!

1. Jouer Matte Moisture Tint | 2. Twistband™ Hair Tie 12-pack | 3. theBalm® cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer | 4. theBalm® cosmetics Hot Mama Shadow & Blush All-in-One | 5. Ojon rare blend™ oil Total Hair Therapy | 6. Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle | 7. Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator | 8. Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner | 9. Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream | 10. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner | 11. Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo | 12. Isaac Mizrahi FABULOUS Eau de Parfum | 13. COOLA Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face | 14. amika Obliphica Nourishing Mask

TOTW: Go-To’s | Drugstore Edition

July 19, 2012
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My friends can tell you that I’m a major drugstore junkie. I don’t know how it began.. and I couldn’t tell you why – but I do know that it’s become pretty handy to know the “go-to” stuff around the isles. I find that I sometimes get myself into predicaments (more often than not) where I’ll leave my make-up bag at home on unexpected and important days. Not like weddings or special occasions. More like after work networking events, happy hour and the like. Things I probably wouldn’t remember until I got to work and saw it lying there on my calendar written in multi-colored sharpie. Anyways, who has the extra cash to haul themselves to Sephora and buy brand name stuff on a whim? Certainly not me and certainly not in the time crunch I usually find myself in. Long story short (is it EVER a short story): Drug Store Make-up. Not only are some of these items on my daily “go-to” list, I find that they’re extremely cheap and worth having around as back-ups when the good stuff goes missing (or is left at home). I’ve marked up my top 12 must-haves, drug store edition. Enjoy!


Revlon: Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
This has somewhat of a minty feel to it, but the color is great! It’s super soft chapstick that meets toned-down pigment. Love!

 

 


Physicians Formula: Happy Booster™ Glow & Mood Boosting Blush
Call me a liar, but this stuff has some serious placebo in it. I think it’s the cuteness of the hearts and shimmer that does it for me. It’s not too much shimmer, so that you don’t look like a disco ball – but just enough.

 

 


Rimmel London: Natural Bronzer
This has a very good sheerness to it. Lightly pigmented and won’t rub off on your blouse!

 

 


E.L.F. Studio: Cream Eyeshadow
While you might only find this at Target or online, I find that this cream shadown works wonders for only being 3 bucks! I’ll sometimes use it as a base for the higher pigmented shadows – makes them really pop off the lid.

 

 


Rimmel London: Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer
I’ve been using this stuff for sometime now. I find it’s one of the only liners that won’t wear away or smear by 5:00pm. Comes with a small smudger stick at the bottom – which is GREAT for happy hour!

 

 


COVERGIRL: LipPerfection™ Lipcolor
Aside from my NARS’ Schiap lipstick, I swear by this stuff. It’s got pigment and a softness that you just wouldn’t believe. I carry one in my purse and one at work for emergencies! This gets my daily-dose stamp of approval. My daily color is in “Spellbound” – You’re welcome.


L’Oreal Paris: Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara
Another one that has my “daily-dose” stamp of approval is this gem right here. Something about the double duty wands that make my lashes stand at attention. If you’re not washing your face everynight (shame shame), then this may not be a good choice for you. You’ll need the water to soak off the mascara and you’ll notice it comes off like little specs of dirt. Very easy to use and can be played up from day-to-night.

 

 


Wet n Wild: Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner
Colored liner for 3 bucks? Do it.

 

 


Revlon: PhotoReady™ Liquid Foundation • SPF 15
I’ve been staying into the swing of my SPF. As we age, it’s one of the most important things we can do to keep our skin from aging/sunspots. This photoready foundation is great for going out or special events (when you forget the good stuff at home). It still has some SPF, but has total coverage for when you need it. Be careful not to pile this on.. no one likes a cake face. :(

Neutrogena: Healthy Skin Compact Makeup • SPF 55
Another one that I’ve found really helpful is the SPF 55 Healthy Skin Compact. It’s very soft and not as heavy as the PhotoReady. This one is more for daily use, not so much full-coverage.

 

 


E.L.F. Studio: Make-up Brushes
I made the mistake of ordering my brushes online once and was brushless for WEEKS. I snagged these at Target and really love them! The blush brush and powder brush are my faves!

 

 


COVERGIRL: Outlast Lipstain
This one has yet to steer me wrong. People always tell me “But Neutrogena’s Lip Stain comes with a balm stick at the bottom” – right. But if we’re talking about a lipstain – and just a stain – then this is the one you need!

 

 


L’Oreal: Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
Last but not least, liquid eyeliner! Think of this one like a skinny felt tip marker. Very easy to apply and lasts a good while. Like any liquid liner, you’ll want to be careful around the lashes and double up at the corners.

 

 

Well, that about covers it! be sure to leave your “go-tos” in the comments section so we can share. Happy drug store shopping!

Cinemagraph + Tiffany & Co.

March 14, 2012

Good Morning! Has every had their coffee this morning? Aside from needing my daily dose of caffeine (as a kid, I’d make my mom’s coffee and would taste it to make sure it was JUST right before handing it off to her. Therefore, I blame her for my slight addiction) I’m always browsing my favorite blog sites to spark a little inspiration and creativity. So, today I came across some pretty amazing photos that I wanted to share with you. From me to You is a popular photography blog I’ve been following -that I absolutely LOVE! The other day they featured these fantastic photos from Tiffany & Co. by Cinemagraph (Cinemagraph™ © 2011 Jamie Beck & Kevin Burg). When you have a chance, you’ve got to check out their website. I’m so obsessed with how the models are able to stay so still while they’re taking the photos. You almost have to sit and wait to see what is moving in the picture. So creative and daring. I hope you’ll find these images just as inspiring as I have!

 A little sidenote I’ve kept in the back of my mind for some time: We all know that ideas and art don’t just come out of a can you can buy at the supermarket. Many people ask me “How do you come up with these ideas and outfits?”.. and my response is always “inspiration.” Bare in mind that we (Noche, Marti, Waffles & myself) will always try to feature things we’re loving, wearing, inspired by and the like. We never receive any kind of money for the items we feature, and if we do, we’ll be completely transparent about the relationships we hold with our partners. We just want you to love the stuff that we love -and we’re committed to doing just that. And.. well, if you don’t like it? Then that’s okay! While its wildly impossible to cater to all the masses, we hope that just one of our styles and ideas cater to at least one of you. Just something I’ve been wanting to share, because I get these questions all the time. I’m mustering up the time to come up with a quick FAQ page for all the amazingly great emails we get! So, enough of my rambling. Have a sweet Wednesday…
Oh, and remember to love a little, okay? ox - M

Thing of the Week: Little White Dress

March 9, 2012

So.. you knew this was coming, right? Every girl should own a LBD (Little Black Dress, for those of you living under a rock), but what about the little white dress we’ve seen gracing the runways and streets? I know, if you’re anything like me, you’re already trying to figure out how to pull off this look without resembling a toddler in “Sunday’s best”. It’s a difficult trend to pull, but with the right elements -you’re bound to nail your favorite look. So for the TOTW (Thing of the Week.. you poor, deprived rock-living people), I’m giving all of my ladies a fair share of the very trendy LWD. I hope you’ll find that one of our looks fits your style to a T. Have an awesome weekend and remember.. light dress, light food! Wine comes in all different colors, you know? :) *thumbs up* Later, babes. - M

 
Work-Approved Doll:

Work Approved

 

 

Romantic Darling:

Romantic

 

 

Boho Babe:

Boho Chic

 

 

Right Kinda Rocker:

Rocker Chic

 

 

Pretty in Prep:

All Prepped

 

 

Girl’s Night Out:

Girl's Night Out

Latest Obsessions: Marvel in March

March 7, 2012

Hey, lovlies! It’s been such a super-fab month for me. Checking things off my ‘to-do’ list, partaking in new adventures, and finding inspiration in the most unique places. I cannot stress how thankful I am that Spring is on it’s way and bringing TONS of color for it’s arrival. I’ve lately obsessed over a few things that I had to share! Remember to keep trying new things. As I continue to travel through this journey, I’m finding that it’s becoming easier to mix-n-match patterns, try different colors, and go out of my comfort zone for things I wouldn’t normally wear. The latest finds in Spring have shown that matching is just not in the cards! Add pops of color to your outfits by fasening a bright flower to your blazer, or find a patterned heel that you can pair together with a striped boat tee and a pleated skirt. Look out for our latest TOTW. I’m beyond excited to share! Until next time! *waves*

1. J. Crew Lora peep-toe wedges found here.

2. NARS Semi-Matter ‘Funny Face’ Lipstick found here.

3. Sephora Hot Hues Bright Ribbon Hair Ties Set found here.

4. Target Cabana 80-Sheet Composition Book found here.

5. American Crafts Precision Pens found here.

6. Ray Ban Original Wayfarer (Gray Dark & Light) found here.

7. ASOS LOVE HEART Toe Cap Ballerina Flats found here.

8. Old Navy Women’s Cap-Toe Canvas Ballet Flats found here.

9. L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Trend Setter Collection in Paparazzi Pleaser, Penthouse Pink, & Hopeless romantic found at any major drug store.

The Countdown Begins

December 31, 2011

Society Chic teamed up with guest editor Gloria to give you a low-down on 2011′s top ten beauty products! Be on the lookout for Gloria’s blog and more reviews from her, featured on Society Chic. Now, without further adue…

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Number 10
Mascara: Maybelline Falsies Volume Express, Too Faced Lashgasm, and Diorshow Blackout (Sephora)
 

 

Number 9
Bronzer: Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer (Ulta or Sephora)

 

Number 8
Eyeliner: Rimmel London‘s Exaggerate, Sephora‘s Waterproof Keep Black, and Make Up Forever’s Aqua Eyes (Sephora)
 
 

Number 7
Foundation: Neutrogena Healthy Skin, Too Faced Amazing Face Oil Free, M.A.C. Mineralize Satin Finish
 

 

Number 6
Concealer: Givenchy Paris or Revlon Colorstay Under Eye Concealer
 

 

Number 5
On-The-Go Eye Color: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eyeshadow Pencils (Sephora or Ulta)
 

 

Number 4
Lipstain: Smashbox Limitless Lipstain & Color Seal Balm or CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain
 

Number 3
Blush: Nars “Casino” blush, MAC Azalea Blossom Blush Ombre, Physician’s Formula “Shimmer Strips” Blush
 

 

Number 2
Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish, Too Faced Primed & Poreless, Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Primier Potion
 
 

Number 1
Eyeshadow Pallete: Urban Decay’s Naked Pallette
gloria

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