Six End Tables for Under $160

 

brass table

I don’t know if this is true for every interior designer, but at least for me, I’m my own worst client. I think because I can argue a case for any style/shape/color I get really caught up with what my design aesthetic truly is, and can never seem to decide on anything for myself.

Case in point: end tables. I’ve been living without end tables for months now and it’s totally driving me insane. Not only does it just feel bare on either side of the sofa, but I’m particularly lazy and hate leaning forward to the coffee table to reach for another glass of wine *insert eye-roll emoji here*.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Once again, Mother’s day has totally snuck up on me.

My mom is a low-key kinda gal and we usually just spend the day by going to church and brunch afterwards. But even if she doesn’t need a swanky party complete with a mini tiara and pony, it’s still nice to appreciate the lady who has helped shape me into the woman I am today. So in honor of May 8th I’ve complied a list of 10 gifts for your mom to make her feel extra warm and fuzzy.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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10 Spring Trends

ruffle off the sholder dress

Spring has sprung, and although the weather in Colorado still has it’s bi-polar moments with 12″ spring snow storms, I couldn’t be more excited about transitioning from my heavy winter wardrobe into something that is lighter and has more color.

As always, there are trends that were shown on the runways that are just too much for me, but I’ve decided to put together a little list of the spring trends that I’m totally on board with, and can’t wait to try for myself.

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5 Lipsticks for Spring

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For someone whose wardrobe largely consists of black clothing, my go-to accessory has always been a bright lipstick. 
As cliché as it sounds, I’m a firm believer in the power of lipstick. It can not only change your attitude, but also disguise a mess. With the right shade you can go from hangover hell to badass boss lady in 30 seconds flat. There’s something to say for the confidence and attitude a great lipstick can offerit’s the one beauty item that can pull me out of a bad mood. I really can’t think of a more perfect beauty staple, so I’m sharing my top 5 bright and bold lipsticks for Spring, and year round, because I don’t buy into that seasonal colors shit.

 

1. Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in It Girl – This lipstick is my instant mood changer. It’s the color I always get the most compliments on. At this point it feels like a neutral. Good things happen when i’m wearing this on my lips, I can’t recommend it enough.

 

2. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips in More Better– I’ll leave it to ColourPop to sell you on this one: “Girl you hot now, but you’ll be looking more better in this deep violet wine.” If you haven’t jumped on the matte-liquid lipstick trend, I don’t know what you’ve been doing. These apply wet and dry matte, and pretty much stay all day—it’s a game changer. ColourPop’s collection is an amazing option for the liquid lipstick virgin, as they come in tons of shades at a reasonable $6 a pop. Channel your inner Kylie with shades like Trap and Beeper.  Another personal favorite is Creeper. You really can’t go wrong with the colors, but I do advise a lipliner because these guys can get a little messy and you need a tough eye makeup remover to get them off.


3. Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss and Blush in 13 Corail Incandescent 
– This cream lipstick is amazing. Not only does it smell delicious, it looks so creamy and beautiful and only needs one little swipe to cover your whole lip. It’s a bit pricy, but I’ve had mine for over a year and wear it at least once a week. It’s also a beautiful product to display on your vanity. Every color is great, my personal favorite is this pinky red shade.

4.Givenchy Le Rouge in 303 Corail Decollete– A pink-toned coral encased in a leather tube, it doesn’t get much better than this.  You’re gonna look and feel fly as hell, I promise. Love the 303 shoutout.

5. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl – This is the badass siren red you need in your collection. It’s matte but moisturizing and goes on so easily. If you’re feeling daring, put it on in a moving car or subway without a mirror. It’ll do wonders for your reputation.

|Written by contributing Beauty editor Julia|

Desk Décor

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Y’all, I don’t know what it is, but I have a strange new addiction: Desk Décor. I’ve spent far too much time scrolling through Pinterest and other lifestyle blogs drooling over what I’m going to call “desk porn”. These spaces are fresh, inviting and functional (who knew there were so many cute desk accessories in the world?). It’s inspired me to update my own desk space which in turn will maybe inspire more productivity and actually using my computer for more than just Netflix.  If you’re in need of a desk upgrade here are my picks to offer a little more glam in your office life.

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