Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Dressed

Dear Summer,
you are welcomed here. just so long as you find the following in my closet.



Urban Outfitters:


Sunday, May 29, 2011


I had a wedding reception to go to last night straight from work. So I kept on my black romper and belt and just added a different necklace and cardi!

Romper: Nordy's Half Yearly Sale (recent!)
Necklace: Nordy's (bp)
Cardigan: Target
Belt: F21

Also, I went even more ombre on my hair and I am loving it!! My girl H works some serious magic.
Hope you all have a good three-day weekend!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Giddy-up Winner

And the winner of the Giddy Up and Grow hair accessory is...


who said:

Blogger kimandtt said...

New fan of yours!

Congrats you lucky girl! Email us at ourbeautymark@hotmail.com by Thursday to claim your prize!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Glee Fashion Face-off

Fashion Tip Friday
A Glee Tribute
we're Glee-ks and we're not afraid to admit it.

Let me start by stating the obvious. Rachel Barry and Lea Michelle are two completely different people. Take note of the following:

See what I mean? Rachel= argyle up to her neck
Lea= skin bearing sex kitten
I almost feel like we have a Jessica Biel/7th Heaven issue on our hands. Know what I'm sayin'?

Now let's turn our attention to the beautiful Quinn Fabray. Also known as Dianna Agron.
Her hair is...how do I put this...

Although I liked it better in the earlier episodes of Glee when she didn't "color her roots between the foils." So sue me.

With great sorrow I bring you the following pics. Oh Dianna. Why?

I'll admit she look darling in this picture but when you have gorg-y gorg hair like that, you can't just chop it. I died inside when I saw this.
Chord is rockin' a new do as well. Your thoughts?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

TomKat: rediscovered

Sometimes people surprise you.
Like Katie Holmes and her recent freakin' fantasticness.
And despite the title of this post, we still don't like the Tom in the TomKat equation {why is he so weird?}

Kate's (yes, we chose to call her by her older, more sophisticated name) hair has been shine-alicious as of late. This glossy perfection can be achieved by getting a shine treatment or by being dipped in keratin (both of which H is glad to offer you).

Anything that smells remotely reminiscent of Jackie O gets our vote.

Dear Chanel, please make your signature blazers more affordable so that we too can be a class act like Kate.

A dreamy tall glass of water swathed in magenta.
(Holmes & Yang)
KH on the Oprah finale..LOVE this outfit and color combo.

Kate has come a long way since her Joey Potter days, that's for sure!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Giveaway: giddyupandgrow


Are you kiddin' me right now? Is this some kind of cruel joke?
I'm here to tell you, no. Your eyes do not decieve you.
It's another fab giveaway!

One very lucky Beauty Mark reader will get
one hair accessory of their choice


these hair accessories are just, beyond. I got mine in the mail and wanted to cry because it was even cuter in real life!! This isn't your neighbor's homemade craft {not there there is anything seriously wrong with those}, these are the real deal. Only one word can describe what's happening here.


All you have to do to win one of these cuties is to
(do us a solid and tell her tbm sent you!!)

*extra entry for blogging, FB, or tweeting about this giveaway
leave a comment for each!!

Giveaway ends this Friday at 12pm

Sunday, May 22, 2011

WW: coral lovin'

I am loving coral lately. Jewelry, makeup, accessories, you name it!

But who knew that I would love me a pair of coral capris?

Well, I suppose it's not that surprising.
'Cause they're a killer.

This is what happens when my husband takes the WW pics..he snaps a photo when I am not expecting it!

Shirt: Gap
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack
Capris: Gap (I got them for $20 in-store but for some reason they aren't for sale online!)
Sandal: Nordstrom
Lipstick: MAC Ever Hip
Nail Polish: Essie Haute as Hello (LO.V.E. it's the perfect summer color!)

I'd like to thank all those who made this WW possible. Namely, my darling friend C who first wore these pants and inspired me to want coral boyfriend capris, and my sister in law K, who was kind enough to let me buy the last pair in our size and forgo the purchase herself.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fashion Tip Friday: Knotted Spotted

This FtF is for you long hair girls and extension worshipers. Where we lack in fun haircuts {healthy trims aside} we make up for in styling opportunity. Here is some inspiration to get you started on your oh-so-fashionable selves.

How darling is this hair bow? I've been seeing a lot of hair accessories lately sans an actual accessory. Know what I"m sayin? Your hair is the accessory.
Knotted Pony. SO cute for some 2nd, 3rd- Day hair.
Here are some step by steps {via} to show you how to recreate this 'do at home.
I love everything about this picture. Whoever finds me that sweater wins!
And last but not least, my mantra.

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Curly Sue

Hi, my name is Courtney and I have curly hair.

I have spent years straightening and blow drying, all in an effort to hide my true identity. Remember when flat iron's weren't invented yet? I shudder at the thought.

I actually used to use a curling iron to straighten my hair. (don't ask. quite the process. my hair was FRIED.)

I remember the first time I used a flat iron. It was pretty much the greatest thing that had ever happened to my 8th-grade self. I remember going to school that day and someone telling me that I looked like Joey Potter (from Dawson's Creek. Wow, I am aging myself.)

My husband loves my hair curly, so usually I will do it curly for him for his birthday. So noble of me, I know. Before I had my son, my hair was super curly, and now it's just plain confused. The bottom is ringlets, the top is frizzy waves, and the ends just can't decide. I think Dean actually stole my curls from me, as his hair is curly. He should be charged with grand larceny.

See what I mean? Ringlets, meet waves. Now get married and make curly babies that can be uniform all over my head.

Every time I meet someone with curly hair I always pick their brain: "What products do you use? Do you air-dry or diffuse?" I have learned some good curly-hair tips this way, but hardly ever come away feeling inspired to actually do my hair curly. Until now.

The other day at work I met the most adorable girl, K. Her hair was wild and very reminiscent of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. She kept flipping it side to side (this sounds annoying, but it was entrancing) and just letting her hair do what it wanted. What a novel idea! I asked her about her curly hair secrets, and vowed then and there to try her tricks. I think my problem is that I am scared to let my hair roam free and look unkempt. But yesterday I decided to let my freak-flag fly and utilize some of the tips I have been given over the last decade.

Here's some of my favorite:
Diffuse in all directions (not just up and down)
Put a little serum (i.e. Moroccan Oil) into your curl cream
Use Surf Spray
Everyone has a different way of doing their curls, but this sentiment is always unanimous: DO NOT touch your hair after you're done putting product in it.

The verdict?
Well, if this counts for anything, my husband told me, "You look stunning."

I'll take it!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Swim Suit Season II

Why do I always feel the need to have a new swimsuit?
Does anyone else feel the same??
Let's be honest, it's not the swimsuit shopping we all look forward to. {most of us anyway}

But how can you not just fall in love with these beauties?
I beg you to help me choose one. Ready? Go!

1. Anthropologie

2. Anthropologie
3. Anthropologie
4. Anthropologie

5. Anthropologie {are we catching a theme yet?}
5. J Crew {surprise!}
6. J Crew

7 Anthropologie

Also, the winner of our $100 Spa Finder giveaway is now posted on The Beauty Mark Gives!