Monthly Archives: July 2015


Summer Style Series: Date Night

July 29, 2015

DSC_0013 (2)Hat – H&M | Top – H&M | Skirt – Old Navy | Clutch – Vintage | Flats – Madewell | Jewelry – Rocksbox, c/o | Lipstick – M.A.C.

One of my favorite ways to wear black in the summer is in this sleek, two-pieced ensemble. This look is perfect for a romantic date night, as it shows just a few slivers of skin. I added a few sparkly bits from Rocksbox (keep reading to find out how to get your first box free!) and a swipe of hot coral lipstick to glam it up.

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How To: Find Your Perfect Red Lip!

July 27, 2015

how-to-find-your-perfect-red-lipMatte or glossy? Warm-toned or cool-toned? Do I use a lipliner? Lipstick can be a tricky beast to master! It’s probably no secret that I know my way around a tube of lipstick. In honor of National Lipstick Day on July 29th, I’ve put together a handy article on how to find your perfect red lip!

Check out How To: Find Your Perfect Red Lip!

by Julianne Cronin at Mode


P.S. The red lip that I’m wearing in the photo above is Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red!


The Wink Turns 2 + A New Look!

July 23, 2015

output_l0greXThe Wink turns 2 today! While I loved the old look of the site, I decided it was time to freshen things up around here with a whole new layout and logo! I hope you liked the streamlined look as much as I do.

Two years ago today, I clicked ‘publish’ on my very first blog post. To my absolute amazement, The Wink has surpassed any expectations I ever had when typing in those two little words into ‘blog title’ two years ago.

In the past year alone I have managed to meet some of the people who have been inspiring me from the very beginning. So here’s to the next two years and many more! I have big plans for this little blog – this is only the beginning!



How To: Fill in Your Eyebrows!

July 12, 2015

Eyebrow-tutorial-photoHello and happy Sunday! I’m so so so excited to share with you gals my first ever video tutorial! I’ve toyed with the idea of creating a video for this particular tutorial for a while now, as it is difficult to show through photos alone. Fun fact – I actually created a ‘how to fill in your eyebrows’ video tutorial back in October 2013 but was too self-conscious to share it! My video filming and editing skills aren’t the greatest, and I didn’t want to produce sub-par content (also, sorry about the video quality – obviously I don’t make a lot of videos, so my camera isn’t wonderful). But hey, if all goes well, maybe I’ll invest in a better filming camera and give this whole YouTube thing a go!

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Summer Style Series: Americana

July 4, 2015

americana-8Hat – Forever 21 | Shirt – H&M | Pants – H&M | Shoes – Saltwater Sandals | Bag – Kate Spade Saturday | Sunnies – Amazon | Lipstick – Sephora | Nails – Butter London

Happy Fourth of July! Brittany of Work it, Berk snapped these photos a few weeks back for a feature on her blog (check it out here!), and I’m wearing what I now realize is the perfect outfit for the Fourth. I’m recreating this look today, as we’re planning a trip to the city to catch the fireworks. Fingers crossed that Karl the Fog doesn’t spoil our plans!

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