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Sunday Post: Mother’s Day, Pinterest, & Under Eye Creasing

Hello Starlets, I hope you’re having a fabulous Mother’s Day!  Special shout out to all the Starlet Moms.  I have a special Mother’s Day tribute to the legendary Starlet Mom (and birthday girl this past week) Audrey Hepburn.

Here’s what else I’ve been loving this week…

Amelia Liana Vegan Chocolate Caramel Dessert, Julia Roberts InStyle Magazine Cover

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I think I’ve really got the hang of Pinterest lately, and I’ve been spending a lot more time on there… I can’t get enough!

Links I’m Loving

  • I mentioned last week that I was done with Whole30 and that I was making these Easy Vegan Caramel & Chocolate Slices for a healthy way to reward myself…. I did, and I was in heaven!!
  • I’ve been having under eye creasing issues lately, and I stumbled upon these videos from Nikki Tutorials… I am definitely trying techniques 1 and technique 2

Bonus

I was lucky enough to be featured in IFB’s Links a la Mode along with some amazing bloggers…

Links à la Mode, May 5

  1. Al Balsam Life: Met Gala 2016 | Iconic Fashion Moments
  2. Alive as Always: Mix It Up a Notch | Babydoll Batik
  3. The Antisocialista: I Like Big Buds and I Cannot Lie
  4. Arisgold: Five Reasons to Wear a Romper
  5. Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans: May Crush List
  6. The Classy Junk: Black and Taupe | Outfit
  7. Distinguished Diva: Style Tip | The Easiest Way to Tie Ankara Headwrap | Video Tutorial
  8. The Dragonfruit Diaries: Beauty | Nightly Skincare Routine
  9. Everyday Starlet: Man Repeller | Seeking Love. Finding Overalls by Leandra Medine | Review
  10. The Fashionista Momma: Leather On Leather
  11. Finite 1: It’s Easy as 1-2-3
  12. Hey Just Jei: Mother’s Day Gifts to Make Mom Shine
  13. Les Assorties: Armadio | Undiscovered Italian Luxury Discovered
  14. Life in the Fash Lane: Summery Stripes
  15. Modavracha: Is Pyjamas Fashion Trend Stylish or Merely Comfortable?
  16. Sweet Tea Salvage: 10 Cute Bike Helmets
  17. Tales of Two: Channeling Your Inner Garden Nymph
  18. Vanity and Me: A Classic Look for Spring
  19. The Wanderbliss: Mustard
  20. We Are Ready Made: Rumour Has It

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Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother’s Kitchen by Luca Dotti Review

In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought it was very appropriate that the second book in my new Saturday book review series should be dedicated to a legendary mother.  While Audrey Hepburn isn’t thought of as a Mom, she most definitely was, and based on this book, a very loving and hands on mother.

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Audrey at Home: Memories of My Mother's Kitchen by Luca Dotti Review

I consider myself somewhat of an expert on Old Hollywood Starlets, but this book made me realize how little I actually knew about the great and powerful Audrey.  I think she liked it that way.

Audrey at Home: Memories Of My Mother’s Kitchen was written by Audrey Hepburn’s son Luca Dotti.  Luca shares personal stories about his Mom through her favorite recipes.  It’s a recipe scrapbook of food and family memories.  It was a way for him to show the world that Audrey was not Holly Golightly from her most famous role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

The book tells stories of Audrey as a girl surviving war and hunger, and shares details about her chocolate weakness… I’m sure many of us can relate.  She used her Hollywood earnings to settle down in a home with a garden, and lived a very unHollywood lifestyle….

“Even if we were to lose everything, we have a garden, we can grow potatoes and eat them.”- Audrey Hepburn

A woman who could live on potatoes is my kinda person!  I’m even dying to try the book’s simple recipe for potato balls… to paraphrase Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, I love finding new ways to cook potatoes.

However, as far as a cookbook, the recipes are really not the showcase of the book.  They are a way to shares stories related to family meals, but they are not groundbreaking ideas.  They are actually very typical retro European meals.

So would I recommend this book?

If you are someone who loves Old Hollywood biographies with drama and scandal, then no.

If you’re just looking for a recipe book, then probably not.

If you are an Audrey fan (who isn’t?) and you want to learn more about the star’s home life from someone who knew her better than anyone, then yes.

Have you read Audrey at Home?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

I’m doing these reviews regularly as a Saturday series, so if there are any books or films that you’d like me to review? I’m always looking for suggestions.

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Whole30 Week 4

I can’t believe I made it!  I completed Whole30!  I hoped that I could do it, but a part of me thought I would give up halfway through. Here’s how week 4 went…

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Whole30 Week 4

The week in Facebook posts…

  • Whole30 Day 22: Caution.. planning a Honeymoon while on Whole30 will result in a list of restaurants you’d like to visit, but no hotel room to sleep in
  • Whole30 Day 23: I know bakeries sending me wedding dessert photos are just doing their job… but it feels cruel
  • Whole30 Day 24: I had a coconut cream pie Lara Bar that I swear was a religious experience
  • Whole30 Day 25: I had a dream last night that I went out to eat and they served me a burger. I told them I couldn’t eat it, and they told me that’s all they would give me… I ate it crying and screaming “it’s not my fault, they’re making me do it.”… The worst part? They didn’t give me any French Fries
  • Whole30 Day 26: My idea of a cheat right now would be all natural corn and sea salt tortilla chips…. what has become of me!
  • Whole30 Day 27: I’m almost out of Lara bars and it’s giving me serious anxiety
  • Whole30 Day 28: These are the LONGEST days of life!
  • Whole30 Day 29: Taking maple syrup away from a New Englander for this long is cruel and unusual punishment
  • Whole30 Day 30:  Dear Whole30, we had a good run.  But after today, we need to break up…. I don’t want to say “it’s not you, it’s me”… because let’s be real… it’s you

Here’s my day by day vlog of Whole30 Week 4…

I want to thank all of you for your support, it means more to me than you will ever know!

Also, I’ll be doing a full final recap about my experience, what I learned, what worked, what didn’t, and my results… so stay tuned!

….and in case you missed it, here’s  Week 1, Week 2, Week 3

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Sunday Post: Contour, Vegan Treats, Shoe Envy, & More

Hello Starlets, welcome to my first Sunday Post (okay, so it’s just my Saturday Post switched to Sunday because I have a new book and film review series on Saturdays, so be sure to check that out). Today I’m sharing my favorite things of this week, and, since it’s the last weekend of the month, I’m sharing my monthly favorites too! Here’s what I’ve been loving…

Sunday Post: Contour, Vegan Treats, Shoe Envy, & More, Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Lovesick, Under Age Red

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Blog Stuff

If you’re a regular reader then you know that I’ve been testing my makeup collection, and I just got done with my foundations.  My full coverage foundation reviews have been my most popular this week.

Sunday Post: Contour, Vegan Treats, Shoe Envy, & More, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

April 2016 Favorites

Here’s what I’ve been loving in food, fitness, makeup, & more!

In this video…

Links I’m Loving

Giveaway

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The winner of last weeks L’Oreal Ever Pure gift set is: Linda Ruamthong… congratulations Linda, you’re Ever Pure Gift is on it’s way! 

Bonus

Check out this video from Mode Media showing the quickest smokey eye technique ever…

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Whole30 Week 3

To be completely honest, when I started this Whole30 journey, I NEVER thought I would make it this far.  Of course I hoped that I would… but the pessimist in me kept creeping in.  My family and fiance have really been supportive, but I have been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement of my readers.  Your comments have really helped me power through.  Here’s how week 3 went…

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Whole30 Week 3

The week in Facebook posts…

  • Whole30 Day 15: Halfway done and I’m doing great… side note: the serving size of a Lara bar is like 8 bars right?
  • Whole30 Day 16: I never thought I would say this, but I actually miss green smoothies
  • Whole30 Day 17: Paul: Do you want to go out for lunch? Me: NOOOO, if they put cheese on my salad I’ll cry
  • Whole30 Day 18: Let’s be honest… if I wasn’t allowed to have potato on Whole30 I wouldn’t have made it past Day 1
  • Whole30 Day 19: To paraphrase Monday Night Raw (which I watch now…. because fiance): Whole30 foods are like A cups, they’re real whether you like them or not.
  • Whole30 Day 20: I saw a Pizza Hut commercial and a single tear fell down my cheek
  • Whole30 Day 21: I swear a blueberry pie in the bakery section of my grocery store was mocking me

Here’s my day by day vlog of Whole30 Week 3…

Here are some links to things that are helping me get through the month…

In case you missed Week 1, and Week 2

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Saturday Post: Covering Dark Circles, Packing Tips, Pinterest, & a Bonus Giveaway!

Hello Starlets, continuing my new weekend post series, I’m sharing my favorite things of this week… and some bonus goodies for you as well.  So keep reading until the end so you don’t miss the amazing giveaway…

Contour Palette Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit vs Kat Von D Shade & Light - EverydayStarlet.com

I can’t get enough of taking photos of myself in this palette

Blog Stuff

Thanks to my Starlet regulars.. and a few very lucky-for-me brand retweets this week (thank you Maybelline!), my most popular post was my search for the best makeup to cover dark circles (the struggle is real people)….

The Best Products for Covering Dark Under Eye Circles | Neutralizers & Correctors Concealer Review

Social Media

I’ve been spending more time on Pinterest (maybe too much time, but who’s counting).  I’ve even created a board dedicated to my future beauty room.. hey, a Starlet can dream!

Follow Sarah Blodgett’s board Beauty Room on Pinterest.

Links I’m Loving

Bonus Giveaway!

Influenster VoxBox L'Oreal EverPure- EverydayStarlet.com

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was lucky enough to be gifted the L’Oreal Ever Pure Collection.  I have decided to give this set away to one lucky Starlet.  Just enter the giveaway below.  You must be subscribed to the Everyday Starlet mailing list, but you can earn extra entires by subscribing to my YouTube channel and my Pinterest.  This is only open to US residents over the age of 18, and the winner will be announced on next weekend’s SUNDAY Post… yes, you read that right.  The Saturday post will be switching to Sunday.  I have an exciting series starting next Saturday.

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Extra Bonus

I was lucky enough to be featured in the IFB Links a la Mode alongside some amazing bloggers.  Be sure to check out their links as well…

Links à la Mode, April 21

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Whole30 Week 2

I made it through week 2 of Whole30!  According to everyone I’ve talked to, the hard part should be over.  I will admit that it’s getting easier everyday.  To be completely honest, a big part of my motivation is all of you who read my updates and watch my vlogs.   Your support means the world to me!  Here’s how week 2 went…

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The week in Facebook posts…

  • Whole30 Day 8: I angrily knocked over a display of Almond Butter because they hid the “Original” behind the “Maple” & the “Honey” and then walked away…. but I let an old lady go in front of me at the end of the aisle, so I figure my karma’s okay
  • Whole30 Day 9: It’s depressing that I’ve had to go to 3 different grocery stores this week to find enough whole, natural, healthy food to eat… if I’m going to finish Whole30 I may have to move
  • Whole30 Day 10: If at the end of this I don’t look like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley I’m gonna be pissed
  • Whole30 Day 11: Plantain chips are giving me life
  • Whole30 Day 12: I’ve eaten so many carrots I’m starting to turn a slight shade of Trump
  • Whole30 Day 13: Dear Pinterest, when I search for “SEO For Bloggers” it does not give you the right to show me “Death By Chocolate Peanut Butter Carmel Drizzle Cupcake Recipe”…. please fix the problem before the tears ruin my laptop. Kisses, Sarah
  • Whole30 Day 14: Today’s the day I’m supposed to get what the Whole30 peeps call “tiger blood”…WINNING! Hashtag Remember When We Used To Make Fun Of Charlie Sheen

Here’s my day by day vlog of Whole30 Week 2…

Here are some links to things that are helping me get through the month…

In case you missed Week 1

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Saturday Post | Contour, Blog Advice, Stress, Fashion & More

Hello Starlets, in case you missed last week, I’ve decided to add a Saturday Post into my posting schedule.  So here are all the things I’ve been loving this week….

May 2016 Instyle Magazine Best In Beauty Kate Hudson.jpg
I’m reading this month’s issue of InStyle Magazine like it’s my job… because, as a beauty blogger, it is!

Blog Stuff

I’m so excited that I finally filmed a side by side comparison of two of the most popular contour palettes… which one is your favorite?

Contour Palette Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit vs Kat Von D Shade & Light - EverydayStarlet.com

 Social Media

The latest from my Snapchat….

Prince Harry's Sexy American Girlfriend

 

Links I’m Loving

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Whole30 Week 1

I can’t believe I got through a whole week of Whole30!  The adjustment has be harder in some ways than I thought, and easier in other ways.

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Whole30 Week 1: I Cheated but Didn't - EverydayStarlet.com

If you’ve been following me on social media (and you should be, of course) then you know I kinda cheated, but didn’t, on Whole30 with these mock pancakes.  The ingredients are all Whole30 approved, but making them into pancakes is not “in the spirit of Whole30″… but they’re keeping me sane!

Cheat but not on Whole30 with these 2 ingredient egg & banana pancakes - EverydayStarlet.com

I thought I would sum up each day in a Facebook post…

  • Today is Day 1 of my Whole30 quest! That means I’m giving up sugar, dairy, grains, alcohol, and a bunch of other stuff for 30 days. This will be a stressful enough challenge already, so if everyone on social media could refrain from talking about politics, religion, tragedy, or any other controversial subjects for the next 30 days I’d really appreciate it!
  • Whole 30 Day 2: I ventured out to eat and the waiter put cheese on my salad even though I ask for it without….. I would have made a scene but I’m too tired from lack of sugar
  • Whole30 Day 3: I think food commercials are mocking me
  • Whole30 Day 4: It’s snowing… but I don’t feel bad that I forgot to pick up bread and milk, because I can’t eat it anyway
  • Whole30 Day 5: I hate everything I’m allowed to eat
  • Whole30 Day 6: Since giving up sugar I’m sleeping better than ever….unfortunately it’s at noon
  • Whole30 Day 7: I’ve been watching Total Divas for fitness motivation. It’d be nice to look like them… but I don’t know if John Cena’s physique suits my face

For a recap of my first week of Whole30, here is my vlog…

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Saturday Post March 9, 2016

Hello Starlets, I’ve decided to add a Saturday Post into my posting rotation.  I wanted to take one day and update you on all the things I’m up to, and what I’m currently loving!

Drew Barrymore People Magazine Cover. Divorce is sad, but at least her makeup is flawless. - EverydayStarlet.com

First of all is it weird that my first reaction to Drew Barrymore’s magazine cover about her divorce is “…but at least her makeup is stunning?”

Blog Stuff

I’ve been really focusing on makeup reviews lately.. and my Whole30.   If you have any makeup products that you would like me to try or compare, or find a dupe for, please let me know!

YSL Touche Eclat Dupe..Drugstore Dupe? YSL Touche Eclat vs Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Brightener

For those of you that miss my fashion posts, I’m hoping to have more soon… when the weather in New England is better… and hopefully if Whole30 works I’ll be feeling better in my clothes!

Also, I gave the Everyday Starlet Homepage a little mini makeover so more of my posts are visible and don’t get lost.  Let me know what you think!

And a big thanks to Influenster for sending me the L’Oreal Ever Pure VoxBox

Influenster VoxBox L'Oreal EverPure- EverydayStarlet.com

Social Media

I’m still getting the hang of Snapchat but I am learning everyday.

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I’ve been really trying to up my Pinterest game, so be sure to follow me…
Visit Sarah Blodgett’s profile on Pinterest.

Links I’m Loving

Desi Perkins has the BEST tips for cleaning your makeup brushes.

Desi Perkins genius DIY trick to clean makeup brushes - EverydayStarlet.com

I’ve been love Vivianna Does Makeup for health and fitness inspiration, and these tips for becoming a morning person are so helpful! 

I kinda cheated, but didn’t, on Whole30 with these mock pancakes.  The ingredients are all Whole30 approved, but making them into pancakes is not “in the spirit of Whole30″… but they’re keeping me sane!

Cheat but not on Whole30 with these 2 ingredient egg & banana pancakes - EverydayStarlet.com

Bonus

I was featured in the IFB Links a la Mode also with some amazing bloggers!

Links à la Mode, April 7

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