1.  No. BRIGHTENING COLLECTION // This new collection is my favorite by far.  The older I get, the more I find my skin to be dull and gray looking.  I often won’t leave the house with makeup on because of it.  That all changed for me after I started using the Brightening Collection.  It’s packed with antioxidant Vitamin C Complex.  If trying the entire collection all at once isn’t in your budget, then I suggest starting with the oil.  It’s truly amazing and something I can’t live without.
  2. DEW SKIN TINTED MOISTURIZER //  This product also changed my life.  It gives me the perfect glow, has SPF 20, is perfectly lightweight (great for summer) and is just an added layer of hydration.  I love the Dewey, hydrated look it gives my skin.
  3. COLOR CONTOUR MATTE BRONZER // If you’re looking for a great matte bronzer, look no further.  It gives me the perfect coverage for day or night and it’s $39!!  Not to mention completely safe.
  4. COLOR SHADE EYE DUO // Out of all of my shadows (Beautycounter and other brands) this duo is my favorite by far.  When I’m going for a natural look with a pretty glow, I use the PEARL/CHAMPAGNE compact.
  5. COLOR PINCH CREAM BLUSHER // I love a good blush stick.  For the days when you don’t feel like wearing makeup, you can just use this cream blusher stick and it gives you the perfect rosy look.
  6. GLOW SHIMMER OIL // By far one of my favorite BC products.  I throw this oil on almost every day.  It’s great for a glowing natural day look but also gives you a sexy shimmer for night.  And the best part about this oil is you can apply it from head to toe.  So feel free to use it on your face!
  7. LUMINOUS NUDES GIFT SET // Lip gloss is by far something I can’t live without.  I find myself applying lipgloss even when I’m home doing nothing.  Beautycounter’s Lip Gloss moisturizes your lips just as well as any chap stick.  A nude color lip is one of the biggest beauty trends right now.  So I went crazy when the shade Bare Shimmer was launched.  It’s natural looking with a hint of shimmer.  This pairing because Twig is my favorite lip stick shade, and it compliments Bare Shimmer perfectly.

For more information on the Beautycounter products featured in this post or any other Beautycounter products, you can visit my page HERE or contact me at fay@tellstyle.com.


Pineapple Express Yourself

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I was honored to have the opportunity to once again collaborate with the amazing designer Samantha Faye.  This time I chose three more amazing pieces, one of which, has meaning that’s near and dear to my heart.  The first piece I chose was the Large Pineapple.  I’ve always had a weird obsession with pineapples, so it was a “no brainer” for me to go with that piece.  The second, is the amazing gold lips.   But when I saw the City collection, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I choose the gold bar.  One side of it has the Latitude and Longitude coordinates of Newport, Rhode Island.  Greg and I have some pretty amazing history in the city of Newport.  Our love story began there and we got married there.  So I knew right away, that I wanted my City Bar to be a Newport bar.  And the other side simply says Newport.  Simple, Sweet, and Chic!

Sweater // LNA

Pineapple Necklace // Samantha Faye

Bar Necklace // Samantha Faye

Lips Necklace // Samantha Faye

Photos By : J + Co


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When jewelry designer Samantha Faye approached me to feature a few of her pieces, I did not have to think twice.  But when I found out that my partner in crime, (my daughter) Drew was going to be featured with me, I was beyond excited.

We were asked to choose something from the adorable TWO x TWO collection, a gorgeous line that comes with both a small and large pendant necklace.  You can choose from a number of whimsical pendants so that you and your mini me can both sport the same necklace.  All of her pieces come in either 14K Gold Plate, Rose Gold Plate, or Sterling Silver.  Because Drew is the ultimate fashion expert in my family, I let her choose which pendant we went with.  And because she loves the color pink, and her favorite animal is the “bunny rabbit,” she chose the Bunny Pair in Rose Gold.

Any piece from the TWO x TWO collection makes a great gift for you and your special someone or for the fashionable duo in your life.  Be sure to check out the entire line  here.  And be on the look out for more of my Samantha Faye features next week!  Have a great weekend!

Outfit Details on Drew // Samantha Faye Necklace, crewcuts dress (older but similar here), crewcuts sneakers, crewcuts headband (older), crewcuts socks

Outfit Details on Me // Samantha Faye Necklace, Gap Jeans, Nordstrom Bodysuit, Kate Spade heels, Vintage scarf (worn as bracelet….stolen from my Mom)!

Photos by J+Co.