Scotch Naturals WaterColors

Scotch Naturals WaterColors is most likely not the scotch you’re thinking about, although it’s so classy it might as well be. It’s a line of non-toxic eco-friendly polish that not only decorates your nails, it also conditions them and has lasting power. Choose from thirteen colors, any and all of which I’d gladly wear. (Again, classy.)


Happy Weekend.


+ If your playing Thanksgiving host you mights like these simple printables: a Thanksgiving paper chain + printable napkin rings + gift bags + all of these

+ Love this paper bag turkey for the kids’ table!

+ Hey designers, know what it takes to make a logo super suck?

+ Yet another idea for my paint chip collection.

+ I want to write myself a letter, but am almost too nervous.

+ Quite possibly the best cat calendar I’ve ever seen.

+ Say hello to the Mrs. Shoppe!

+ Genius tutorial on making a modern coffee table out of a wooden pallet.

+ Anxious to try out a modern french tip manicure.

+ Jack Spade’s gift guides are the only ones that made me want to look.

Happy Weekend!


Dress-Up Band-Aids.

These bandages from Cynthia Rowley remind me of that episode of the Cosby Show where Claire breaks her ankle right before she and Cliff are supposed to square off against one another in a Huxtable family fashion show. When the big night rolls around she puts a bedazzled paper lunch bag over her cast to jazz things up and, natch, wins. Long story short, heal in style.

One dollar from the sale of each tin will go to Design Ignites Change, an organization that engages high school and college students in design and architecture projects that address social issues in their own communities. {via Oh Joy!}


Fall Beauty Bag.

Let’s take a minute and talk about bangs. I love mine. They frame my face just so and make one of my better features, my eyes, pop more than usual. I also hate them. More specifically what they do to my forehead – I’m talking about the dreaded breakout.

After a few months of frustration I had a decision to make: either the bangs go or my routine changes. Like I said, I love my bangs. So last weekend I headed to the dreaded mall with a mission and left armed with Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (no oil!) and their Acne Solutions foundation (also oil-free). And then just to make myself feel better (and not like a 14 year old girl) I popped over to Estee Lauder and picked up this Classic Red lipstick for fall.

After a few days of use I’m noticing a nice difference. Less oil. Better coverage. All I could have asked. Maybe I just should have listened to my stylist when he told me to buy this moisturizer two months ago… when I got bangs.



The designer in me wants a few bottles of RGB nail polish for the name. The product whore in me wants it for the packaging. And my fingernails want it because they’ve been naked for weeks.


The Falsies.

First, this is not a sponsored post.

Second, this stuff is ah-maz-ing. My lashes are long, but they’re kind of sparse, resulting in a never-ending battle to find a mascara that’s volumizing without resembling glue. Oh, and doesn’t cost $25. This product meets all my criteria and I only need one coat.

Has anyone else tried it? Thoughts?


Hurraw! Balm.

Super smooth, not draggy, not sticky, not sweet, not too glossy, not too smelly, never grainy, long lasting. That’s Hurraw! Balm. Each oval-shaped tube is hand-poured with cold-pressed fair trade, organic, vegan and raw ingredients. Choose from ten flavors, then enjoy the great packaging and reusable tea bag it’s delivered in. {via Cool Hunting}


Skin & Bones.

Skin & Bones is only one product, but it does everything except fold your laundry. Moisturize your face and body, deal with wrinkles, heal cuticles, everything. Hard to believe, but true.

S&B’s organic essential oil is made of the best smelling things – jojoba, ylang ylang, rosewood, lemon, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, jasmine, grapefruit and cedarwood. So not only does it actually work for just about everything, but it smells amazing and could literally pass for a unisex cologne. It’s even safe to use on your kids and pets. And I’m not even going to get started on that awesome packaging and branding (check out the story of the bottle here).