Favorite Recent Finds

Moet Rose Champagne

Today I’m celebrating turning 28 and going to fit in a little birthday ‘me time’ throughout the workday! I’m starting the morning with a barre class, getting an afternoon blowout at a brand new Atlanta spot, Dreamdry and grabbing a low-key dinner with B. I love sharing my favorite finds with y’all and since it’s been a while since my last one, here’s what I’m currently a big fan of:

NuMe Magic Wand 25mmIf you follow me on Twitter (@turqandteale), you might have seen where I asked for new curling iron recs. My current hot tools one got the job done, but didn’t hold curls the next day. I was looking for one that I could easily touch up a few pieces the next 1-2 days, add some dry shampoo and still look pulled together. This NuMe wand (25 mm) is seriously changing my curling iron game. My hair is fine, but there’s a lot of it and this kept the wave in my hair even on the third day! I was hesitant about switching to a wand instead of the traditional clamp iron, but after a few tries it becomes second nature. You can always find a coupon code for this site, so google one first. I just found one for 70% off the site with code ‘curls70’.

Essie Gel PolishOne of my favorite simple treats is getting a gel manicure. I love how long they last and most importantly, no drying time! Essie sent over some of their new gel polishes and I have to admit, for an at-home polish I was really impressed. The colors are beautiful, they went on smooth (no streaks) and it definitely lasted longer than a standard polish. Plus, your regular polish remover easily takes it off. I can’t wait to pick up some of their new fall colors.

Empire State FineryI’ve been carrying my Antonello shoulder bag/clutch all summer long. The detailing on these Italian made bags are beautiful and one I always get complimented on when carrying it. My version is from last year, but this one is a similar style. Atlanta based Empire State Finery makes the prettiest pieces! These statement earrings I’ve been finding any excuse to wear. I love how unique their jewelry is!

Davies VoluMy fabulous hairdresser (William @ Area 4 Hair Salon) introduced me to the Davines line and I’ve loved everything I’ve tried from them so far. I’m always aiming for volume at my roots and this Volu spray gives just the right amount of lift without making my roots greasy. When my hair is damp I lift up small sections close to the roots all around the top of my head and spray. Then I massage it in and blow-dry!



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  1. August 18, 2016 / 7:00 am

    Happy, happy birthday! Enjoy your special day! I have trouble with my hair holding curl – that wand sounds like a game changer! I can’t wait to try out Essie’s gel line – I am always looking for ways to keep my nails nice for longer. I think I need that root booster! Just so many goodies you have shared!

  2. August 18, 2016 / 7:31 am

    I have been obsessed with the Essie polishes! I keep grabbing a new color every time I get one of those Ulta coupons! I can’t wait to wear some of the darker colors in fall!

    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  3. August 18, 2016 / 7:55 am

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!! I keep hearing great things about that Essie polish, I’m going to have to pick some up. That coupon code still works on that curling iron and I’ve been on the hunt for a new one so that for sharing!!

  4. August 18, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Happy birthday beautiful lady!!! I’ve heard great things about that polish but have yet to try it. I definitely will soon though!!

  5. August 18, 2016 / 9:20 am

    the clutch is the cutest!!

  6. Katie Elizabeth
    August 18, 2016 / 9:34 am

    Happy Birthday, lady! So glad to hear the Essie polish lives up to the hype – I can’t wait to try it!

  7. jillian
    August 18, 2016 / 10:28 am

    happy birthday! i want to try that curling iron!!

  8. August 18, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Happy day, lady! Hope it’s the best. Gotta pick up that volumizing spray!! Looks amazing. XOXOX

  9. susy
    August 18, 2016 / 12:31 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! So happy to see that you have some special treats on your plans for today.
    Love the Essie collection!

  10. August 18, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Happy birthday! Literally just clicked through and bought the curling wand. Used to use one and ended up going back to my 1 1/5 inch curling barrel and removed the clasp – think the wand is so much easier. I just read reviews and saw photos of this one – so good. My curls never last to second day! I’m excited to try.

    • August 19, 2016 / 8:24 am

      Can’t wait to hear your thoughts! 🙂

  11. August 18, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    Happy birthday Ashley!! Thanks for sharing these products, I’ve been on the hunt for a new curling iron too because, like you, I have very fine hair that doesn’t hold a curl very well. I’ll have to try out that wand, so cheap with that coupon code!

    • August 19, 2016 / 8:22 am

      Such a good deal right?? I couldn’t pass it up!

  12. August 19, 2016 / 9:02 am

    Happy belated birthday, friend! You already know that I ordered myself a wand yesterday – so glad that you’re loving it. I need to try that Essie polish still!