'Tis the Season to be Beautiful // Gorgeous Cosmetics

I recently stumbled across Gorgeous Cosmetics, a high quality makeup line.
While I had never tried this brand before, I decided to give it a try for the holidays.
The following is a casual holiday makeup look that I created using Gorgeous Cosmetics.
(Be sure to read to the bottom to see how you can can win Gorgeous Cosmetics.)

This creamy, soothing liquid is enriched with Aloe Vera to calm and protect the skin before applying foundation.
This product kept my foundation looking fresh for hours!
This silky foundation is oil free and delivers flawless results.
I especially loved the special light diffusing pigments that left my skin looking healthy and luminous.
I used the Foundation Brush #025 to apply.
The Colour Pro Blush in Peach Glow provided a long lasting and radiant finish.
I used the Small Powder Brush #024 to apply this blush onto the apples of my cheeks.
I have always been a bit frightened at the idea of applying bronzer to my pale skin.
However, the Endless Summer Bronzer was incredibly simple to apply and was easy to blend.
I loved the way it gave my light skin a subtle skin-kissed appearance.
I used a couple the two top shades (shimmery tan and brown) from the limited edition Royal Regalia Set.  
These are gorgeous colors that would look great on everyone!
I applied my eyeshadow with the Medium Chisel Brush #017.
 The Madison Avenue Mascara lengthen and thickened my sad little lashed with a single swipe!
More importantly, it was super gentle on my oh-so-sensitive eyes.
I lined and filled in my lips with the China Doll Lip Pencil.
It easily glided onto my lips and lasted for hours.
 I added a clear gloss from the Royal Regalia Set.
This look was perfect for a casual holiday with family!
Be on the lookout for more great makeup looks from Gorgeous Cosmetics coming soon.

Hop on over and enter a Facebook exclusive giveaway for one of two Gorgeous Cosmetics gift sets.

Getting Pregnant After Birth Control

Photo modified with permission from Amy Entwistle

The pill, also known as the hormonal birth control pill, is a very helpful and popular birth control method of choice. According to Pregnancytips.org, the pill is so popular because not only is it affordable, it’s very well tolerated by most women, and it works very well when taken as prescribed. However, many women worry about their chances of getting pregnant after the pill. Many women do not realize that after they stop the pill, their hormones will usually bounce back very quickly. Since the pill has to be taken every day, once you stop taking it, your body is not getting those needed hormones. Therefore, it begins to “reset” itself and go back to normal. It doesn’t take very long for ovulation and menstruation to return to normal after stopping the birth control pill. Most women do not have any problems with their ovulation cycles returning to normal after the pill, but if it has been 9-12 months, and you haven’t gotten pregnant yet, it might be a good time to see a doctor and make sure that there are no underlying issues that need to be addressed.

Sweet Jojo Designs Ballerina Toddler Bedding

Miss Cupcake is getting a bit big for her crib.
However, when I asked her if she was ready to make the switch to a toddler bed she informed me in no uncertain terms that she already had a bed.  Despite her aversion to the idea of leaving her beloved crib anytime in the foreseeable future, she positively adores her new toddler bedding from Tiny Totties.  Family, Faith, and DIY generously allowed Miss Cupcake to try the set out on Little Man's bed.  After we left, Miss Cupcake informed me that Little Man's bed was so cute (not quite sure he was as thrilled to see twirling ballerinas in his room)!
This oh-so-girly ballerina toddler bedding set is truly fit for a princess!
I love the pastel colors and adorable details.
The quality is outstanding, and I expect it to withstand the abuse of a bouncing two year old.
Made from 100 percent cotton, the Ballerina Toddler Bedding Set includes five pieces that are all machine washable and hypoallergenic. The set contains a 48-inch by 60-inch toddler comforter, a 20-inch by 26-inch standard pillow sham, a 20-inch by 26-inch pillowcase, a 28-inch by 62-inch fitted sheet and a 42-inch by 70-inch flat sheet.

Be sure to check out the matching pieces and decorations available to match this set!

So many adorable designs are available at Tiny Totties.
You are certain to find something your little one will love.

Neutral Colors For the Holidays // What I Wore

It's no secret that I adore POIL!
In a previous post I discussed how  PIOL dresses are created by first entering the color of your hair, eyes, and skin to identify what color tones are best suited for you.  

With the holiday season in full swing, I needed a dress that would be functional and elegant.
Every single aspect of this dress was designed per my specifications- the neckline, sleeves, style, length, and fabric.  I entered my measurements to ensure a perfect fit. 

I designed a silk dress in a neutral color that would be appropriate for a variety of occasions.
This classic tan clutch is a vintage creation by Ruth Saltz, an iconic designer from the 70's.
I have recently become interested in vintage designers, so I was super excited to stumble across this bag!
I am wearing beige pumps with brown heels by Ralph Lauren.

Pastels for Winter // What I Wore

Who says pastels should be put away in the winter?
This Fashionable Solid Slim Blazer from Oasap is perfect for mild South Florida winters.
It will gracefully make the transition into spring as well.

This lovely blazer is available in several fun colors.
I plan to snatch a few more of these up before they are gone!
Who doesn't love Paris?
This lightweight and oh-so-soft scarf is also available from Oasap.

This combination can easily be dressed up with a nice pair of pants/skirt or dressed down with jeans.
The result is a comfortable and effortless outfit that is sure to be a go-to in my closet.
New Years is on it's way!
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Oasap High Street Fashion Christmas Wishlist

What is on your Wishlist this Christmas season?

Here are a few items that I am hoping for this year from Oasap.

How amazing is this Fashion Structured Pleated Skirt?
It is available in red or black.
This would be an amazing statement piece for upcoming holiday events.

This Brightly Color Block Blazer is a perfect way to add a bite of fun to a winter outfit.
Three fabulous color options are available.
I'll take one of each. J

This Cute Candy Color PU Should Bag immediately caught my eye.
I love everything about it... the fun color, removable shoulder strap, and convenient interior pockets.

While this is available in several colors, I positively adore the royal blue.
I could live in this all season!

Stop by Oasap to see many more fabulous finds this holiday season.
Great sales are currently happening on the website.

Happy Shopping!

Home For The Holidays // Favorite Decor Items Of The Season

While I enjoy preparing our little home for each new season, there is something uniquely magical about Christmas decor!  Some new additions were added to our holiday decor this year that are simply too lovely not to share.

This 30" Classic Cranberry Christmas Wreath from Tree Classics includes realistic berries in a vivacious red hues that are sure to fill our guests with holiday cheer.  I love the generous size of this festive wreath.  It is sure to be a favorite in our household for years to come.

A "Merry Christmas" mat from Everything Door Mats added a welcoming touch.  
I loved the optional Scrollwork Outdoor Tray which keeps this mat in place.

These Ruffle Top Burlap Christmas Stockings from Jubilee Homespun Fabric are the perfect canvas for crafters or can be hung exactly as they are (as I chose to do).  These stockings are very well made with finished and secure seams and hems.  At 18" tall, these will hold lots of goodies on Christmas morning!  
I hung these from our DIY Pallet Christmas Stocking Rack.

This Holiday Sleigh Centerpiece from Harry & David, filled with fragrant mobil fir and Western cedar, adds a nostalgic and aromatic touch to your holiday table.  The skillfully handcrafted keepsake sleigh shows off the fresh holly and faux berries beautifully.  It's a table centerpiece that will give weeks of pleasure this season and can be refilled in years to come.

This 48" Burlap Natural Ruffled Tree Skirt from Wild Orchid Quilts was the perfect finishing touch to our tree this year.  This is ideal for use with an artificial or real Christmas tree.

I immediately fell in love with the Winterberry Dinnerware Collection by Pfaltzgaff.  
This set has holly leaves and bright red berries that are accented with raised details and a green rim. 
 The fact that they are microwave and dishwasher safe make them even more amazing.  

Aside from the 16 piece dinnerware set, I also have included the matching candy dish.

Now for the best part... a Facebook exclusive giveaway is now open.  One lucky winner will receive a 16 piece Winterberry Dinnerware Set and another will receive a Winterberry Candy Dish.  Visit Skinny Latte Mommy on Facebook to enter!  Be sure to LIKE Pfaltzgaff on Facebook to see more great designs and offers.

Prize #1 includes 4 of each of the following: 10.5" dinner plate, 8" salad plate, 6" cereal/soup bowl and 13-oz. mug.

Prize #2 includes one Winterberry Candy Dish.

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas season!

Christmas Gift Inspiration // Tea Time With Friends

Nothing makes Miss Cupcake happier than putting on a frilly dress!  She was so delighted when I suggested we have evening tea by the Christmas tree.  We used her Classic Wooden Tea Set from Toys To Grow On.  This set is beyond adorable and includes 25 high quality wooden pieces. Miss Cupcake's favorite feature is the cake and chocolate roll which can be "cut" with the wooden knife.  Hours of fun have been spent with this lovely tea set!

It isn't a party unless you can share tea with a friend!  We invited Emme to join in on the fun.  Emme is a beautiful, multicultural brunette.  She showed up to the party wearing her hair loose, tied with a polka dot sheer bandana.   We loved her fringy top, polka dot leggings, and black shiny boots.  This 18" doll is velvety soft!

Emme and many other adorable dolls can be found at GirlsNDollz.  
Their message is just as amazing as their dolls:

Be Confident!
Be Happy!
Be You!

Grand Opening of West Palm Beach Versona & GIVEAWAY

I was graciously invited to be a guest at the grand opening celebration of Versona in the Marketplace of the West Palm Beach Outlets.  Versona is an exclusive women's boutique offering apparel and accessories at exceptional prices every day.  The moment I stepped foot inside this store I was surrounded with gorgeous displays of trendy jewelry and accessories.  It was truly a sparkly paradise!

Since I was originally under the impression that this was primarily an accessory store, I was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of clothing that was available... everything from faux leather jackets to cozy sweater dresses.

Of course, I had to bring home some goodies!  This nude handbag is going to go with basically everything in my my closet and has several compartments for storing all my mommy essentials.  After searching through the many amazing scarves available, I finally chose a ridiculously soft lilac scarf.  I also decided that I needed one more pair of sunglasses.

Versona is giving away large totes and compact mirrors to the 500 first guests at the West Palm Beach location who spend $50 (last I checked, this was still available) so hurry!

Want a little extra to spend?
Enter via the form below to win a $25 gift card.

Color Bock & Leather Booties // What I Wore

Not every outfit needs to be extreme.  
Some days simply require casual and comfortable.  
I recently wore this relaxed fit classic striped color block blouse from Oasap, a trendy online store packed full of affordable fashion.  This was ideal for a casual day of shopping with Miss Cupcake.
This blouse is available in navy, grey, and green (as pictured) and navy, grey, and red.
  Many more items from this store will be popping up on the blog in the near future!

I paired this color block blouse with basic jeans and Italian leather booties by my all-time favorite high-end shoe brand.  Alberto Fermani shoes and boots are known for their amazing comfort, clean lines, expert detailing, and refined designs.  There are really not words to express how in love I am with these booties!

Business Attire // What I Wore

In preparation for my upcoming internship I have been attempting to add business attire to my wordrobe.  This charcoal and black tailored shawl jacket from Lyssé was the perfect way to pull together my outfit in a comfortable and fashionable way.  The lightweight fabric is ideal for South Florida winters and is versatile enough to wear with a dress or jeans!  This lovely shawl jacket is available in black with vegan leather piping or charcoal with satan piping (as pictured).

This pencil skirt was a custom design from No. 2 Skirts.  I struggle to find skirts that fit me properly, so I was excited to wear one that was made just for me!  This website allows you to enter your exact measurements and design a skirt to meet your specific needs.  They cut the fabric that you select, sew it together, and deliver your custom skirt.  I am beyond happy to finally have a skirt that fits me perfectly.

What are your business attire must-have items?