Monday, May 25, 2015

Mani Monday | Neon Glow

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I hope that you can all take a moment to remember the reason we celebrate this day, and that you feel blessed with the company of loved ones. For me, I'm soaking up spending one last day with my family all together before my husband leaves tomorrow for Hawaii. It will be 3 weeks until we join him in our new home, so quality time counts!

Today's mani is extra fun because it glows! This weekend we went thunder bowling. In case you've never done that or are not sure what it is, it's a late night bowling session where they turn off the regular lights, and turn black lights on. All the pins and bowling balls glow and there's upbeat music to set the mood. My little girls and I thought it would be the best choice to make sure that we wore things that would glow, including our polish. We may not have made a strike each time, but our manis certainly did! What do you think?

xo | dré 

polish | Cina Glaze Purple Panic, OPI Alpine Snow, China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Color Graphics Lacquer

Last week I changed my blonde hair to periwinkle. Iv'e simply adored it, but one thing about any fashion color put over blonde hair, is it tends to fade pretty quickly. 

Luckily for me, Matrix just came out with new lacquers, one being Light Indigo. I agreed to be my mom's guinea pig to test the new shade out. I think it turned out beautifully, and the good news about it being a little darker is, even if it does fade, it should be just about the perfect hue for me! Like it?

xo | dré 

dress | finn & clover
heels | Guess
bracelet | United Colors of Benetton 
earrings | H&M
color | Matrix Color Graphics Lacquer in Light Indigo 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bondi Sands

When it comes to tanned skin, I put people into 2 categories. The first category of people are the rule followers, meaning they apply their sunscreen and will continue to reapply as needed, making sure they are safe in the sun. The second category are those that tend to not care all that much. They might use a little SPF from time to time so that they aren't frowned upon, but they aren't really sweatin' it to much if you know what I mean. I tend to be the second category. Judge me if you wish!

Wherever you may land, I still feel that most people have a common goal in the summer months. We all want a beautiful glow! So whether that means you need to start from scratch or enhance the tan you already have, I have discovered a fabulous self tanning lotion called bondi sands. It doesn't leave the typical scent on your skin that most lotions like this do, and it applies smooth and even.

If you want before/after photo proof, you can check our their Instagram page here. Go check it out and get yourself some! You'll be happy you listened!

xo | dré 

top | H&M
pants | Forever 21 
heels | Vince Camuto
tanning lotion | bondi sands

Thursday, May 21, 2015


A few weeks ago I visited Bellacara in Old Town Alexandria for the first time. A friend of mine from church is a manager there and is always wearing fun lip colors so I knew I had to go and see what this little boutique beauty shop was all about. Apparently I like my lip color like my nail polish because I fell in love with a fuschia color. Not surprised here!

This color goes on smooth like a lip balm and keeps my lips feeling moisturized. It also is long lasting like a stay all day, but isn't too glossy or sticky feeling. I've been wearing it a lot lately with a little liner to add a finishing touch. Be sure to like our Facebook page to see all of the close ups!

"People will stare, make it worth their while." – Harry Winston

xo | din

lipstick | Kevyn Aucoin 'Jorjia' (available for purchase at Bellacara or here.)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yacht Club

This last weekend, my husband and I took a quick trip north of the border, to say our final goodbyes to his family before we fly away. It was especially fun because it also doubled as our last weekend getaway for just us as a know...with no kids!

On Saturday night we hopped on a party yacht for a friend's 30th birthday. The 3 hour cruise took us all around English Bay, giving us just enough time to stuff our faces with some cake and bust out our best dance moves.

I'm going to deeply miss my brother and sister-in-law, but I can hardly wait for them to come visit us on the island!!

xo | dre

dress | Express
heels | Mascotte
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