Fancy Flats

As much as I'd love to be a gal who wears fabulous heels every day, unfortunately my feet just can't take it and I mostly wear flats to work during the week. Luckily there are tons of chic, dressy flats out there, so I don't have to sacrifice style for comfort. I especially like those with embellishments, as shown below.

My Must Haves: Volume 5

Time for another installment of my ever-changing list of necessities. To view previous picks, go here.

I use this every single day. Its not too thin, like many regular moisturizers and its not as thick as regular foundation. It has a slight sheen, and I've been told on more than one occasion that my skin is glowing, when that's all I've been wearing. And of course, the SPF is a necessity.

An absolute MUST. I go through so many cans of it. It gets rid of greasies and adds volume and texture without a powdery look. A life saver on days when I haven't washed my hair and is also great for touch ups mid-day when heading from work to drinks. It comes in 3 different scents, all of which are quite pleasant.

TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hair Spray
This hair spry is strong enough to hold my curls for hours, but on the flip side, it doesn't make my hair crispy or sticky and untouchable.

Rimmel Glam'Eyes Mascara
As I've mentioned before, I am always trying new mascaras, looking for the perfect one. For now, this is it. While I'm normally not a fan of rubbery applicators, this one is different for some reason. Perhaps it's because the its thin and bristles are two different sizes. It's also flexible and soft. The results are long, clump and flake free lashes.

I've used the matte Urban Decay Primer Potion for quite some time and have given it rave reviews. This shimmery primer delivers the same, just with some color and shine. Sometimes I just use it alone as a simple base. Other times I layer shadow over it and it stays all day without creasing.

Vaseline Aloe Fresh Protecting Body Lotion w/ SPF 15
During the summer I like to sit outside during my lunch break, which means I must wear SPF. I don't like applying regular sunscreen on my body during the day when I'm at work, because it can get on my clothes, and smell like I should be at the beach, not the office. I like this light, fresh-smelling lotion, which contains SPF.

We all know Anastasia is the authority on brows. I've used the Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil and Brow Ex-press in the past, but this newer addition is a dream. It goes on really easily and precisely, looks natural and is long lasting.

Vested Interest

It seems as if the vest trend is one that's still around and here to stay for a while. There are a multitude of styles to choose from - loose, fitted, cropped, knitted, suiting, studded, sparkly, fringed and faux name a few. Whether you choose one that's glitzy and glam or casual and cool, there's sure to be one that will compliment your wardrobe, as well as fit into any price point.