I was recently introduced to a new boutique & I had to share it with you guys!

Madonna & Co


Madonna & Co is a place where the independent woman shops. The woman who stands out in her own style rather than following the fashion pack. Madonna & Co. is where luxury and vintage meets one of a kind pieces.

Here’s a look at some of my favorite looks from their website:

Open-Back Knit Dress – $58.00


Crochet Jacket – $150.00

Crochet Jacket

Maxi Dress W/ Leatherette Top – $250.00

Maxi Dress

Embellished White Leather Handbag – $78.00

Leather Handbag

I saved my FAVORITE accessory for last….

Embellished Pearl & Tulle Capelet – $78.00

Tulle Capelet

This Tulle Capelet is such a bold statement piece that will make any LBD pop.

Shop online at www.madonnaandco.com & at checkout enter promo code: bb-march to save 15% off your total purchase for the month of March or visit their SoHo Flagship Boutique at:

 284 Lafayette Street (between Prince and Houston) in New York City.

Madonna & Co thinks you are uniquely you and it’s all about attitude.

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With Christmas being only 12 days away, I wanted to give you some last minute Stocking Stuffer ideas that you can purchase online or in store at your local Sephora for the Beauty lover on your list for UNDER $25!


Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 4 Set – $20


Pinch Provisions Minimergency® Kit For Her – $15


Bumble and Bumble The Ultimate Blow Dry To Go Duo – $12


Josie Maran Argan Head To Toe Radiance Duo – $20


Philosophy Spiced Gingerbread Cookie Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath – $16.50


Tocca Beauty Piccolo Regalo Fragrance Duo – $24

I find myself constantly digging through my clothes and pulling out things to donate and give away. I almost feel like a hoarder…  I have clothes from about 8 years ago that STILL have tags on them. At the time I absolutely needed that outfit or pair of shoes yet they just end up sitting in the closet. I started to realize how many of them still had tags and were brand new so I went searching for a website that I could possibly start to sell my clothes to make some money back and that is when I stumbled across POSHMARK!


Basically you just have to sign up using your iphone or ipad and you get to browse through thousands of closets. They have everything from hi end brands (Chanel, Gucci, Kate Spade etc.) to your basic everyday store (Target, Macys, Mandee etc.) I started a closet and if your interested in seeing what I have for sale – just click the “Shop My Closet” icon on the right hand side of my page 🙂 Make sure to sign up at www.poshmark.com on your iphone or ipad and enter code: HFDUO to receive $5 in credit!


I understand the frustration of trying to get those waterproof mascaras off your lashes at the end of a long day so I wanted to share with you what I use. I have tried numerous brands, both drug store as well as a little more high-end such as Lancôme and MAC and there is only one that I am super in LOVE with.

Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover from the Sephora Collection


The photo on the left is how the remover looks on a daily basis when just left on a counter. You can see the separation of the oil/water ingredients. A lot of people would argue it is not good to use oil based products on your face but for this particular product – I would have to disagree. I have very sensitive skin as well as oily and have never had an issue with it. In fact; oil based removers are one of the only and most common things used to remove waterproof makeup products.  The photo on the right shows what it looks like after being shaken right before use.

A little goes a long way with this bottle. I just squirt a few drops on a cotton pad and gently wipe my eyelashes as well as my eyebrows. Waterproof mascaras are my everyday go to so it’s nice not to have to scrub and damage my eyelashes to remove it anymore. The liquid is very delicate and does not irritate the eyes. It also contains a complex rich in flavonoids and olive extracts that is said to strengthen lashes and Procapil which promotes lash growth.

With a retail of: $6 for a 1.69 oz bottle (perfect for traveling) and $9.50 for a 4.2 oz bottle, this product is a lot more affordable than some other brands and works incredible! If you would like more information on this product click HERE to view all the Q’s & A’s.


H&M has always had an online shop for their European customers which always left me envious…. until today. H&M has finally launched their US online shop starting today and it is EVERYTHING! I am in the process of placing an order and so far everything is running really smoothly. Their website is easy to navigate and has everything offered in store: Ladies, Men, Kids & Home Shops. Also regardless of your size order, S&H is only $5.95. The only con I can think of is that the stores do not take returns of an online order. Since this just launched today I am sure the policy’s will eventually change and adjust.