Another busy week comes to an end! I've started working seven days a week again but I couldn't be happier about it. Lots and lots going on here at Style-Wire HQ!
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
When it comes to my hair, I am very low maintenance. I hate washing it, I never brush it, and dry shampoo is my best friend. So when Station Row invited me out to have my hair done by owner Matthew Carlson, I jumped at the chance to show my hair a little love.
Station Row is a brand new salon on Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands (easily accessible by T). It's a space he's dreamed about over the 20 years of his career and Matt couldn't be more excited about it. He warmly greeted me and showed me around the light filled space and then we got down to business.
What struck me most about Matt is his attention to detail. We spent a good five minutes talking about my hair and my lifestyle and what I like and then he spent another 5 minutes just combing through and feeling my hair and how it falls. We settled on a cut with less layers, side swept bands, a longer asymmetrical piece on the left, with a very subtle color block color peeking through. Very low maintenance, but still very styled.
He carefully applied two colors (one slightly brighter) to a small section of my hair using thermal papers. I sat under this fancy space age dryer reading an oversize Vogue Decor book and after fifteen minutes he shampooed my hair. Although, this shampoo was more like the hair version of 7 minutes in heaven. He gently massaged my scalp while he washed out the color and applied Oribe shampoo and conditioner. I'm not exaggerating when I say it was the best shampoo of my life.
Then he set to work cutting my hair. He started working his way through my wet hair with the scissors, then started to blow dry and style my hair. He finished the cut dry and shaped my bangs with a razor.
Of all the products he used, I fell in love with Oribe's Hair Refresher, which has quickly become a new favorite product in my hair lineup. It's perfect for next-day hair, just a little fragrance and cuts that pesky static. I was happy to go home with a bottle! I left Station Row feeling and looking amazing. What do you think of the result?
I'm absolutely in love with my new cut and color and I can't wait to go back for my next big cut. Matt was a fantastic stylist and his experience and attention to detail is apparent in his work. I highly recommend Station Row if you're looking for a new salon. It has all the glamour, sophistication, and quality of a Newbury Street cut in a breezy, serene atmosphere you won't find in Downtown Boston. Thanks so much to Station Row for inviting me out!
I was provided a complementary cut and color for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own, Station Row is just that fantastic.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This suede jacket was a steal from Gap last fall and it's one of my absolute favorite jackets ever. I think I paid $70 for it but every Spring and Fall since then it has been a recurring wardrobe staple. I wore this Armani Exchange shirt dress for a day of meetings, work, and commuting so comfort and ease was key. The snake print accessories were a perfect match, don't you think?
Gap Suede Trench (This one is almost identical!) // Armani Exchange Hi-Low Shirt Dress // Club Monaco Cuff (similar) // Talbots Heels (similar) // Prada Sunglasses
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I've talked about lashes and mascara a lot here on Style-Wire (see more about my favorite lash booster here, and about my love of doubling up on mascaras here) so I thought I would share a little more of my all time favorite looks and eye makeup products as well as my favorite false lashes!
I'm a huge fan of a bold cat eye and lately I've been liking the Skinny Mini liner from Eyeko. I'll use it in combination with a Mac 266 brush and their Fluidline liner to create a precise point. Lately I've been all about a navy eye; I use Eyeko's Skinny Mini and then my typical black mascara layered with Maybelline's Great Lash in Royal Blue. It's unexpected but very subdued! On other days I simply apply mascara and liner to my lower lash line. Currently I've been using They're Real from Benefit and I love it! It's all in the wand, it's very cool but I tend to switch mascaras a lot.
As far as a good liner for my lower lash line/waterline... I have yet to find one (suggestions?). I have about an inch left of an old Shiseido pencil that I absolutely love but it's so short the name isn't on it and it appears to have been discontinued!
False lashes are a new favorite, I don't wear them often, but I love the glam look and feel of them. Revlon's lash glue is one the easiest glues to use, it is packaged like a liquid eyeliner and the small brush makes it easy to apply. As far as lashes themselves, I tend to buy whatever looks pretty at CVS. I loved the pair from Winks I received in one of my Birchboxes!
So there you have it! All the details about some of my favorite looks. Would you try any of these eye makeup looks?
Monday, May 20, 2013
When the arm party was in it's heyday I really struggled. I have tiny wrists and all of those cute bangles and resin cuffs never fit me. One size does not fit all when it comes to wrists. But then I found Alex + Ani and it was a match made in heaven. I started collecting the adjustable bangles two years ago; when I first discovered them I bought a ton, but nowadays I buy them to mark special occasions/life experiences. It's like a new take on the traditional charm bracelet. Here's a look at my collection of Alex + Ani bracelets...
Twin Flames Cuff
As you can see I've worn them so much they have tarnished and turned (I did the opposite of the care card and washed my hands etc. in them) but the patina just adds character. I love them all and rotate them throughout the week, sometimes just wearing silver or gold, and other times just picking my favorites.
Next Monday and the following Monday I'll be showing you the Alex + Ani collections of two of my friends. Nicole has over 50+ bangles and Charnai collects gold and beaded bangles. Can't wait to share these phenomenal collections with you!