BEAUTY

5 Tips To Keep That Sexy Summer Glow

5 Tips To Keep That Sexy Summer Glow

I literally don't even care that summer is about to "officially" end. The Fall Equinox began on September 22nd, but that is not going to stop me from keeping my summer glow. As a matter of fact, it is actually even more important to hang on to our most radiant selves...

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Best Beauty Products of 2019

Best Beauty Products of 2019

Best Beauty Products of 2019 Hi guys! First of all, Happy New Year! I'm not sure about you, but my 2019 was filled with a lot of highs and lows. As we begin a new year and a new decade, I am praying for more stability. If there is one thing that I have learned in the...

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My Morning Skincare Routine

My Morning Skincare Routine

| the Clinique 3-step skincare routine | Being the youngest of three females in my home, I unconsciously took advantage of my mother's and sister's skin care regimen when I was a pre-teen. At 12 years old, I wasn't concerned with my skin but I used all their Clinique...

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Cosmetics That I Can’t Live Without

Cosmetics That I Can’t Live Without

A while back, I blogged about the makeup that transformed my complexion. If you missed it, you can read about it HERE. It's called Complexion Rescue by Bare Minerals - a name that lives up to its reputation. It's a tinted moisturizer that instantly evens skin tone. A...

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Beauty Routine for Winter Weather

How To Update Your Beauty Routine For Winter Weather Yay! We had more snow today! It was just a tiny bit of snow, but I know a lot more is coming. Winter is a beautiful time of year, especially when snow blankets the ground turning your street into a winter...

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Daily Skin Care Routine

Daily Skin Care Routine

February in Connecticut can get bitterly cold.  When the winter weather arrives and the heat gets cranked up, it is time for me to make an adjustment to my daily skin care products. My routine remains mostly the same, I just switch out a few of the spring/summer...

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The Makeup That Transformed My Complexion

The Makeup That Transformed My Complexion

I've never been one to wear a lot of makeup unless it was for a special occasion. As a matter of fact, before I started blogging, most days I was 100% makeup free. Kerry prefers a more natural look (thank God) and I could get away with just a swipe of lipstick and...

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The Best Hydrating Facial Sheet Masks

The Best Hydrating Facial Sheet Masks

Now that summer is here, we're spending most of our time outside. And, it seems that no matter how hard I try (hats, beach umbrellas, etc.) I can't avoid getting sun exposure. I use a high SPF sunscreen daily, but I can already see that I'm developing a slight tan....

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My New Sun Kissed Hair

My New Sun Kissed Hair

I'm getting a jump on summer by adding sun kissed highlights to my hair. Even though summer doesn't officially start for a couple more weeks, I wanted to walk into June 21 like I owned it. And, June 21 falls on a Wednesday (hump day) so it needed some...

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Eye Lash Extensions: Before and After Photos

Eye Lash Extensions: Before and After Photos

The instant I saw a girlfriend of mine rocking eye lash extensions, I've been intrigued by the whole idea. She looked sensational and I couldn't keep my eyes off her eyes. She looked glamorous, happy and rested. She has three active boys and I know she is chronically...

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The Best Natural Foot Cream

The Best Natural Foot Cream

The Best Natural Foot Cream thank you to Bétèrre for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own. Now or later, please take a moment out of your Monday to check out these Instagram photos that the celebs posted to their feed for the Golden Globes last night. Some of...

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BIRCHBOX SUBSCRIPTION REVIEW: JULY 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: July 2016 You know all the planets are aligning if the roses that you purchased for a separate photo shoot just happen to perfectly complement the color and design of this month's Birchbox. I picked up these pretty pink tipped white roses...

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Birchbox Subscription Review: June 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: June 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: June 2016 Hello Gorgeous! When I launched my blog a year and a half ago, I envisioned that I would feature the latest beauty and fashion trends because I want to blog about things that I am passionate about. The beauty industry is...

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Birchbox Subscription Review: May 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: May 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: May 2016 | May 2016 Birchbox Subscription Review with flowers from my own garden | This month's Birchbox is focusing on sun protection, and I only wish I knew about the irreversible effects of sun on my skin when I was a teenager. Between...

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Birchbox Subscription Review: April 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: April 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: April 2016 SALE ALERT! AFTER READING SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE VINEYARD VINES SALE AND GET THE COUPON CODE! MOTHER'S DAY IS AROUND THE CORNER...HAPPY SHOPPING As I was packing for our family vacation in Florida, I spied my April Birchbox on...

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Cheek Contouring

Cheek Contouring

Cheek Contouring It's Makeup Monday! A reader emailed me with a request to add more beauty and cosmetic tips on my blog. I decided to start with the cheek contouring technique because it is by far the quickest and easiest part of my beauty routine. It makes my...

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Birchbox Subscription Review: February 2016

Birchbox Subscription Review: February 2016

One of the most fun and creative parts of my month is deciding how to photo style my Birchbox Subscription Review post. I never know what the box will look like on the outside and I typically open it and live with it for a couple of days to give myself some time to...

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Whiter Teeth in 5 Days

Whiter Teeth in 5 Days

{Sarah O'Brien, Founder and Creative Director of Connecticut in Style} When my friends and I get on the topic of having white teeth (yes, we talk about it) my answer is always the same: "If you're not whitening, you're yellowing." We all know that everyone's teeth get...

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How to get the perfect eyebrow

How to get the perfect eyebrow

We all have our beauty "thing." For me, it is and has always been, having a perfect eyebrow. Long before I realized how important they are to your appearance, I was tweezing every other day. I think I started when I was sixteen and I have never stopped. I am so...

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Birchbox Subscription Review: November

Birchbox Subscription Review: November

Birchbox Subscription Review: November Beauty Files With the Thanksgiving Holiday in just a few days, I wanted to start the week with a little beauty pick me up. I've been holding out on opening up my November Birchbox and finally got to it this weekend. I know it's...

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Free Raw Beauty Skincare Giveaway

Free Raw Beauty Skincare Giveaway

Sarah O'Brien, Connecticut in Style - Exclusive Kat Burki giveaway   Happy Monday! I can't think of a better way to kick-off the week than to offer an exclusive Connecticut in Style giveaway! I’m very excited because one of you will win this amazing Kat Burki...

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BEAUTY FILES: OCTOBER BIRCHBOX REVIEW

BEAUTY FILES: OCTOBER BIRCHBOX REVIEW

One of the very best parts of getting my BIRCHBOX in the mail is the anticipation of what the outside of the box will look like. They continue to enchant me every month with fabulous packaging! This month, the BIRCHBOX is exquisitely marbled with pink and white and it...

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BEAUTY FILES: AUGUST BIRCHBOX

BEAUTY FILES: AUGUST BIRCHBOX

Opening my mailbox to see my bright pink BIRCHBOX shipping box never fails to put a smile on my face. In addition to the anticipation of what goodies are in store, I love seeing the packaging! My August box says "Adventure is a state of mind" and I couldn't agree...

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5-Minute Hairdo

5-Minute Hairdo

CT in Style - A Connecticut-based lifestyle blog. When our AC kicks on, it finally feels like summer. I welcome the sun and the heat, but not what it does to my hair. My hair is naturally curly and when I blow it out, it gets frizzy. I love smooth curls, but it takes...

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How to get Dazzling White Teeth

How to get Dazzling White Teeth

To set the mood for today's post, please take a moment now to turn on or up your device's volume. Let's take a listen to the great Louis Armstrong for a little bit. Just hover to the middle of the frame and click on the arrow. Our smile says so much about us, and when...

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BirchBox

BirchBox

  I signed up for Birchbox recently and I have to say that I am loving all the beauty samples! You've probably heard of Birchbox, but in case you haven't, here is the low down. When you subscribe ($10/month or $110/year) you will get monthly deliveries of...

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