Steph’s Smitten List: Crystal, BB Cream, Vintage Patterns

Best Friends

This week, I’m positively smitten with:

1. Crystal: I am so smitten with Crystal, my friend and business partner! Today is her birthday (Happy 26th birthday, girlfriend!). When I met Crystal just a few years ago, I think somebody sprinkled fairy dust over our friendship. We were destined to be great friends – no, kindred spirits! Not only are our similarities and dreams so aligned, but she is truly a friend who brings out the best in me. Her intelligence, work ethic, creativity, and talents inspire me daily. (Have you read this girl’s articles?!) More importantly, she is the epitome of a person who is beautiful on the inside and the outside. I believe people come into our lives for a reason, and I am so grateful Crystal and I are in each other’s.

Best Friends

2. BB Cream: I don’t usually wear concealer or foundation because I don’t like the feeling of something caked on my face. But a few weeks ago I became inspired by Michelle Phan’s tips for looking fresh and flawless without looking like you’re wearing makeup. While poking around at the pharmacy, I realized there’s this great product – BB Cream (blemish balm/blemish base). Nearly every line of makeup offers this “secret weapon”. I use Maybelline’s, and I love the way it smoothes and highlights my face. The benefits are actually eight-fold: blur imperfections, enhance skin, brighten skin, adjust to skin-tone, smooth skin, hydrate skin, SPF 30 protection, no oils and other heavy ingredients.

BB Cream

3. Vintage Patterns: A girl at work wore this adorable skirt last week, and I was ready to head to the nearest fabric store to make one for myself. She purchased it for $10 at a consignment store, but with a few basic sewing skills, I believe I could totally make it. I love interesting, detailed fabrics like this – and a girl who wears this is definitely confident and fun!

Vintage Skirt

What are you positively smitten with?


  1. YOU ARE THE SWEETEST!!! Thank you so much for always being wonderful. I’m lucky to have you in my life! Love you so much!

  2. That skirt is beautiful and I am now going to have to try BB cream. I hate to wear concealer, but that sounds much better.

  3. Happy Birthday Crystal!! Enjoy your special day!! And do it in PS style!!

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