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{ Coatt Love Me Do Morse Coded Necklace, $60 }

I really love all the morse coded necklaces over at Coatt. There’s something so interesting and different about them. They’re definitely statement pieces, though perhaps a bit more subtle than I’m used to.  I think my favorite is the Love Me Do necklace with its colored silk cord and Beatles reference, but they have other great ones and even the option to customize your own, so the  possibilities are endless (as long as they’re less than 30 characters).

Let’s Talk Eyeliner

Besides mascara, eyeliner is the next best way to emphasize your eyes.  Various forms make it possible to create any look you’re going for, whether it’s just simple and subtle definition or dark and dramatically winged out. Either way and everything in between, you want your liner to last. Here I’ve compiled some of my favorite eyeliners that really hold up.

1. Pencil A classic option, pencil liner offers the most subtle look while still being precise, but it can still be bold. Turn it up a notch by layering in on and then smudging it or by lining your waterline. Stila Waterproof Smudge Stick, MAC’s Eye Kohl, and Revlon’s ColorStay Eyeliner are all great pencils.

2. Shadow – Shadow also has a subtle look, but one that’s much softer than a pencil. It’s great for smudging and blending and can be used wet or dry for different looks. Tarte’s EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner is amazing, but any matte black shadow will do.

3. Gel – Gel liner can be very dramatic and precise. It looks great winged out on upper lash lines. Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Gel Liner is a classic, but Maybelline’s EyeStudio Gel Liner does the trick too.

4. Liquid – Liquid liner is my favorite option. It provides the most precision and lasts the longest. Maybelline makes great liquid liners like the EyeStudio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner and the Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liner.

Green Smoothie

Lately, I’ve been loving starting my morning off with a green smoothie. It’s not only healthy; it’s yummy as well – just don’t be turned off by the color! The best part of this smoothie is that you can really customize it to your taste preferences or what you have on hand. Check out more info on substitutions after the directions below.

Ingredients

  • two handfuls of baby spinach leaves*
  • 1 banana**
  • 1 handful pineapple chunks***
  • 1/2 cup water (add more as needed)
  • ice (optional)

Directions

  1. Throw all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend well and add more water as needed.
  3. Enjoy!

*Any leafy green vegetable like kale or arugula will work, but spinach has a pretty mild flavor in comparison. **You don’t have to use bananas, but it gives the smoothie a creamy texture which is a typical smoothie base. ***Light colored fruits like green grapes, pears, mangos, etc keep your smoothie a bright green while darker fruits like berries will make it muddier but still oh-so-delicious. Try a bunch of combinations to find your favorite, this one just happens to be mine.

Vitamin C

  1. Love Sam Cotton & Silk Voile Top, $99 (on sale!)
  2. Nails Inc. Westbourne Grove Nail Polish, $9.50
  3. Calypso St. Barth Ombre Modal Scarf, $95
  4. Baubble Bar Tangelo Tear Studs, $15
  5. Bobbi Brown Orange Lip Color, $24
  6. Mango Touch Retro Style Sunglasses, $19.39 (on sale!)
  7. J.Crew Patent Leather Skinny Belt, $39.50
  8. Forever 21 Bull’s Eye Floppy Hat, $12.80
  9. Melissa Odabash Martinique Twisted Bandeau Bikini, $180
  10. Havaianas Flip Flops, $26
  11. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag, $195