If you’re someone for whom perfect eyeliner application is more myth than reality, you can stop watching tutorials and doubting your own hand-eye coordination. This is a skill. Thankfully, Guide Beauty has a product designed to make flawless eyeliner (even winged eyeliner!) achievable for all of us. Their specifically-designed system features an applicator wand with a soft and flexible precision tip that’s easy to hold and maneuver. Just look at the videos on their Instagram and know that you have nothing in your makeup collection like this advancement. If you aren't a fan of re-doing your makeup 50 times before leaving the house, this tool is worth a try.
If you love entertaining but aren’t yet utilizing Mrs. Alice's Tablescapes, you're in for a treat. The brand curates gorgeous coordinated collections every season and now is the time to peruse, you know, before holiday gatherings pop up on your calendar like wildflowers. I recently bought this tablecloth to coordinate with these napkins I got last year, though I have a feeling more purchases are imminent. You really need to check out this site if you're planning any holiday hosting!
This Karen Millen Coat coat is a work of art. Truly, just stare at it for a moment. The lines! The details! It’s a camel-colored beauty you invest in once and wear for the rest of your days. If you need a good coat, start here, but also just review the entire site. I genuinely struggle to find something I don’t like by Karen Millen. There’s also an INCREDIBLE sale happening right now!
Ok listen I won’t beat around the bush, these are the best gold-plated hoops you can get for less than twelve dollars yes I said twelve dollars. Classic, polished, and versatile—if you need a go-to daily earring for the office (or Zoom meetings), look no further. Also, try stashing a pair of these in your desk or car for mornings you simply forget! They're lightweight and come in multiple sizes, but I own the 25mm and 40mm options.
Ready for your pores to disappear? Because this product is nothing short of a magic trick. Rodial’s Glass Powder is a weightless, blurring, setting powder that delivers a natural-looking finish. If you’ve ever wanted to walk around with a permanent Instagram filter on your face, you just found it. It sets your makeup, keeps shine at bay (without deadening glow) and makes your skin look absolutely airbrushed.
I love collections of classic books, but if you're looking for a decorative set and don't want to go old-school leatherbound (no shade, our den is full of them!), then check out Penguin Clothbound Classics like this Jane Austen Collection. One big distinction is that the design stays true to the era of the work while still being stylish enough for display in a modern home. I can’t wait to display this in the girls’ room—though they might have to loan me their copies from time to time.
I have no idea why this product hasn’t gone completely viral. I’d been using a very old (but treasured!) Rodial bronzer for the last year that has been discontinued, and when it finally ran out I was forced to find a replacement. I am so glad I stumbled upon this Armani Cream Bronzer and Blush product (also sold HERE) because it’s perfect. This is a multi-use product with a lightweight oil-in-powder formula that’s so easy to apply and gives you an absolutely gorgeous glow. I have a feeling it’s soon to become one of my makeup bag mainstays. So far, I've just tried (and loved) the #21 Warm Brown for contouring my face but next on my list is the blush version (also sold HERE) of the exact same product.
Much like Joey Tribiani, I have expressed my hatred of bar soap and feel confident in my distaste. HOWEVER, allow that information to convey just how much I love Megababe’s Space Bar, an addition to your shower routine that’s specific to detoxifying your underarms. I wouldn’t be recommending a bar soap if it didn’t have extreme efficacy. My fellow moms will know that your deodorant needs *change* after you have kids, and this soap gives your underarms special treatment every time you shower. Rich is under strict instructions to leave this soap alone. There is no sharing of this product thankyouverymuch.
Right, we have skin everywhere, not just our faces. Let’s not forget about the other parts of us that see daylight, specifically our arms. If you’re looking for a product that visibly improves the appearance of the skin on your arms, U Beauty Sculpt Arm Compound is the one. We’re talking better texture, increased collagen production, increased elastin production, and a visibly more sculpted-looking arm in about six weeks. I was so impressed by this product I've started using on my neck and legs too. Use my link to take 20% off side-wide with code MARY20.
Hello and welcome to the culmination of SIX YEARS OF SEARCHING. Not to be dramatic, but I’m exhausted, grateful, and most importantly warm. This is, in my opinion, the ideal shearling coat, featuring a double-breasted, paneled design that I shall now walk around the house in for fun until I have the occasion (and the appropriate weather) to show it off in the wild. It also comes in a short version and you really should do yourself a favor by checking out every coat from this brand while you’re at it. So many stunners.
It’s time to stock up on cozy layers, particularly when they’re this affordable and this highly rated. A super wearable (read: throw it on any day of the week) fleece pullover is a wardrobe staple you’ll use throughout the season. This beauty comes in multiple cozy colors and that pale pink heather is next on my hit list.
If you’re someone with lots of cherished items to display, but not a lot of wall space (or a lease that prevents holes in walls), try displaying photos, cherished books, etc. on these convenient little stands! They come in multi-packs and help you display the items you love (and change them as you like!) truly effortlessly. I have them scattered all over our house and love to use them for displaying art, mirrors, beautiful books and even china.
Last winter, I made sure to introduce you to the sweater I can’t live without, and here we are again because it’s just that good. This versatile sweater is the perfect blend of style, coziness, and easy-to-care-for convenience. Literally, just toss it on over your favorite pant or legging in any one of the countless colors it comes in and you’re out the door. Did I mention how affordable this sweater is? Important note: DO NOT BE FOOLED by the genuinely atrocious product images. It is beautiful in person and the ribbed-knit fabric is super soft and absolutely lovely. I took my normal size (it's supposed to be oversized) and take comfort in knowing that I can throw it in the washer on gentle and dry it on low without a pill in sight. BRB, I need to go get five more.
Is this it? Is this the year we are fully prepared and unafraid of what winter does to our skin and sinuses? You’re well aware that I absolutely love and rely on my Aira Facial Steamer daily to keep my skin hydrated and my sinuses happy—but also, I just love feeling like I’m in a spa once a day in my own home. This steamer produces steam in a matter of seconds, can be used with essential oils, and works wonders for hydrating your skin, increasing blood flow, and opening up your pores so that they absorb your skincare products more effectively. Whenever I feel a sinus infection coming on, I sit in front of it for 10 minutes and my nose is happy as a clam. Everyone can have this experience (and deserves it TBH) at an amazing price right now. Shop using my link for 60% off your order!
You can finally throw away that stockpile of oil-absorbing sheets that are clumsy to use and largely ineffective. This oil-absorbing roller is without question the best (and most convenient) oil-absorbing tool I have ever used. It is reusable and easily cleanable with soap and water, AND it will not disturb your makeup at all. These reviews don't lie.
For anyone single (and anyone NOT single looking to be a good friend to their single pals) Shani Silver’s new book A Single Revolution is completely re-writing the ways we think about singlehood. If you’ve ever felt frustrated, exhausted, or even angry about the modern single and dating experience, this is your book!
Attention everyone whose tooth enamel is screaming after the obscene amounts of sugar you consumed yesterday! While nothing beats professional services, I recently visited my dentist who told me the method she swears is ideal for maintaining healthy white teeth between visits: (1) floss your teeth, (2) use Listerine Whitening Wash for 1-3 minutes, (3) brush your teeth (she said this Crest toothpaste is great) and (4) finish with a classic Listerine Antiseptic. I was surprised to hear her suggest the two different types of Listerine, but she had the perfect, ultra-white teeth to show for it and she said she hasn't used any whitening product in ten years because this process is so effective in keeping teeth white and enamel strong. I'm sold.
Gone are the harsh plastic labels with robotic font. We can now explore all sorts of ribbon and tape styles and customize them to create labels of all sorts. I recently purchased this ribbon and tape printer to personalize gifts—particularly to have a message and date printed on the ribbon of a Christmas ornament for my nephew. (This way, when he hangs the ornament on the tree every year, he can be reminded of the fact that it was I, his Godmother, who gave him a stinking ornament instead of an awesome toy.) This little machine is amazing for customizing ornament ribbon or gift-wrapping ribbon, especially if you're creating a lot of the same gifts for teachers, party favors, groups, etc. And, don't even get me started on how fun this makes organizing projects.
Fans of printed footwear, rejoice! There are no words for how GORGEOUS this new Schumacher/Margaux collab is. The collection is just as comfortable as it is beautiful—honestly, if you’re trying to pick a favorite pair, good luck to you. I chose this breathtaking floral Mary Jane style and can't wait to wear them with rich browns, pinks and winter whites this season. FYI, they run perfectly true to size.
I received this layette gift set when Coco was born, and now both of my girls have gotten tons of wear out of it. It’s a gorgeous organic cotton knitted set by The White Company that includes bottoms, a cozy button-up sweater, and a darling pom-pom hat. It runs a bit large but that’s never a bad thing, just means little ones can wear it for longer!
If you’re bored with your baseball cap basics or are hoping to mix things up when cooler weather hits this year, Varley’s corduroy Camfield caps are perfect. I love the texture these give to everyday outfits and of course, the convenience of not needing to wash one’s hair is something I’m a big fan of from time to time (all the time). I have this in ivory and pink and let's just say that dreams of this khaki hue are keeping me up at night.
What don’t I love about Hill House, really? Obviously, nap dresses abound in this household, but a lesser-known category in which Hill House excel is hair accessories. A classic satin hair bow is a wardrobe staple for both me and my girls (err, at least for the one who has hair), particularly around the holiday season. I have this one in navy but I'm telling you, these bows are so perfect, I need every single color. Hill House also makes a headband in the most ideal, versatile shade of muted rosy pink that seems to go with everything. If you follow on Instagram, you've seen it ad nauseum.
I know we’re all still wearing our summer scents like no one will notice, but it is most definitely time to switch things up. I’m starting with Cedar Violet, a new fall scent by Aerin that’s fresh and floral while also carrying moody, earthy undertones. It's an ideal scent for the season but I recently discovered that it pairs really well with Amber Musk from the brand, which is also an ideal scent for autumn.
Last year these Juliska frame ornaments sold out early, so I’ve been keeping a watchful eye out for the release of their 2021 options. I just ordered four boxes (not exaggerating) which should tell you how dedicated I am to these gorgeous, delicate silver frames. I intend to put our family Christmas photos in them each year so that someday when the kids are grown we have a full tree of holiday photos from years past. I'm contemplating order a few more sets because I realized that they also would make for the loveliest hostess gift for upcoming holiday parties.
I know we’re already wondering what to wear to holiday parties this year, but I’m telling you, you’re one Halston black dress away from absolutely perfecting your party game. It’s ideal for practically any occasion in fall and winter, and it’s a versatile backdrop for your favorite accessories, shoes, even outerwear. There’s nothing this dress can’t do and personally, I'm thinking about going back for the ivory option. Unfortunately, I don't think it looks particularly flattering on the model on the product page, so check out this post where you can find more details and see me wearing it.
If you live in a northern climate that gets cold and/or wet in winter, the L.L. Bean Goretex Thinsulate Duck Boots are just about the most classic, EFFECTIVE pair of weather boots out there. They allow us to stay warm and dry while also adding a classic outdoorsy touch to our busy weekend outfits. You know exactly the outfits I’m talking about (like this one). By the way, once you invest in these boots, you’ll have them forever—they’re hand-made, incredibly durable, and designed to be loved for a lifetime.
I thought our loungewear game had peaked over the last two years, but leave it to Spanx to prove me wrong. AirLuxe is a completely new fabric that they've recently developed and I have NEVER felt a textile like this. Imagine that the nicest sweatshirt you’ve ever owned somehow mated with a marshmallow. That's the only way I can describe its texture and feel. Light as air... yet thick... and softer than the softest soft thing you've ever felt. I have acquired all four items they make in this fabric if that gives you any indication as to how comfortable it is. Use my code MARYOXSPANX for 10% off your order!
Native makes the best clean deodorant I’ve ever used, and if you’ve been looking for the right deodorant to prompt you to make the permanent switch over, this is the brand. Native is known for having the most effective clean deodorant while also creating the best scents on the market—and none of those scents will ever be overpowering. You can also use their highly effective unscented option if you’d prefer to just let your perfume take scenter-stage. (IT’S FUNNY LET ME HAVE THIS.) Use code MARYORTON for 33% off your first deodorant pack and 20% off the body wash and toothpaste.
Cerebelly Baby Food is the only pre-packaged baby food I buy because it's farm-fresh, organic and was founded and developed by a neurosurgeon, developmental neurobiologist, and mom of three. It’s packed with 8 TIMES (!) more nutrients for cognitive development than any other baby food—and it’s always vegetable-first (i.e. when it says it has broccoli it actually has broccoli, not applesauce with a tiny dusting of broccoli thrown in at the end). This stuff is the real deal, and I absolutely swear by it. The brand was nice enough to give me code MARYORTON25 which provides 25% off for new customers. If you sign up for a subscription, you can get an additional 15% off for a total of 40% off!