1. Style Me Pretty x Birchbox

    Style Me Pretty & BirchBox collaboration %22I do Box%22

    Wedding time can be one of the most stressful of all… registry, photographers, dresses, oh my! So when Style Me Pretty announced they were teaming up with Birchbox for a beauty box targeted for brides and bridal parties to take one thing off their plate, I knew I had met my match for my new go-to gift.

    So what’s inside these boxes? Lucky for me, I got to test out the first “I Definitely Do” Birchbox and these are the samples I got…

    • Kerastaste Elixir Ultime — luxe oil gives hair a sleek polish for party photos
    • Laura Geller Baked Blush — for a beautiful and natural looking glow on the big day
    • Marcelle BB Golden Glow — hydrated and illuminates skin for a dewy, natural glow
    • Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator — use 3x times a week to brighten and buff away dead skin and even tone in preparation for the big day
    • La Fresh Eco Beauty Face Wipes — prep face before applying makeup or use once the party is over and the night is through to gently remove makeup while soothing and moisturizing skin
    • Deepa Gurnani Beaded Hair Tie — add a dash of sophisticated glam to intricate up-dos, simple ponytails and everything in between

    Birchbox and StyleMePretty Collaboration for Brides

    I have to tell you that the thing I love most about Birchbox {I am actually a loyal subscriber} is that the mini products are travel friendly. In this case, I have been wanting this Kerastase Elixir for my travel bag for ages, so this was a total score!! Equally as handy for travel {especially to weddings} are the La Fresh Eco Beauty Face Wipes because I never like to bring my makeup remover on trips {because time and time again it spills all over my makeup case}, so these concealed wipes will be perfect for a tipsy face washing post-party.

    I couldn’t think of a better bridal shower gift than a Birchbox subscription paired with mini champagne bottles and candy for my sister-in-law {and I am a little jealous!!}! Head to the Birchbox now to subscribe and receive the “I Definitely Do” Birchbox as your first box!

    Check out my Instagram to learn how you can win one {along with the full-sized versions of the “I Definitely Do” products and a set of bangles!}

    Style Me Pretty & BirchBox collaboration %22I do Box%22 2

    Compensation for this post was provided by Birchbox via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Birchbox or AOL.
  2. Powder Room Wallpaper Inspiration

    Carlyle Designs project on CarlyleDesigns.com I am obsessed with the trend of funky and bright wallpapers that have been popping up in powder rooms all over the internet. From My Domain to House Beautiful, I have found myself pinning tons of cool fabrics and prints. While the rest of my house will be a sea of neutrals, I feel like a powder room is the perfect place get a little crazy and have some real fun. Here is the roundup of the pictures I sent to my interior designer so she could get a good feel for what I was envisioning… I am…

  3. DIY Spring Bouquet & Flower Arranging Tips

    I am truly in love with this week’s garden party tabletop, and I have to say that the flowers are really the focal point bringing the whole look together. Inspired by an array of Spring floral arrangements I found on Pinterest, I reached out to my friend Carly {follow her at @Carlyragosta) to help me bring my vision to life. In awe of her flower market finds, I had to have her break down the look so we {yes, you and I!} can re-create them in the future. Thankfully she put together an easy shopping list to help us out……

  4. Garden Party Menu

    Tea Party Foods

    Monday’s garden party tabletop was a stunner, so what’s a gal to serve at a party this fabulous? Everything decadent of course! And while the selection of the proper foods is important, equally as much so are the displays they are put on. So for this party I took out my gold bar cart to display an array of treats on a three tier cake stand {inspired by this photo}. Then over on my dining table I filled a wooden cheese board with cheeses and crackers {as seen in this post}. Here are all the little details {and tons of tips} so you can…

  5. Host a Garden Party

    Spring Flowers + Macarons + Rose wine

    While my photographer was away the last few weeks, I had a bit of extra time on my hands to brainstorm for my next Spring tabletop. I headed to Pinterest where I quickly fell in love with the stunning outdoor entertaining elements that Spring allows, and excitedly began to create a garden party board collecting all of my favorite pictures. The common themes throughout these images were the stunning Spring floral arrangements, the bright plates and glassware, and the daintiest party foods displayed on gorgeous cake stands. I started a list of my favorite ideas which came together to create this beautiful tabletop. Because I am so…

what's going on this week on fashionable hostess...