Blogger Bits

Blogger Bits | Refined Lately

Blogger Bits is a monthly series featuring this month’s noteworthy and inspiring posts. New and old posts from all over the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blogging community are visited.

StardustWhat you should be doing in your 20s (Hint: It’s not what anyone else says)
Always inspiring and thoughtful, Anastasia wrote this wake-up call to us twenty-somethings to remember that this decade is part of the grand scheme of our lives.  Keep Reading >>

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Stila Smudge Crayon in Rose Review

Stila Smudge Crayon in Rose Review | Refined LatelyI was browsing the local Nordstrom Rack a few weeks ago and found this Stila Smudge Crayon in Rose ($4.40, originally $22). I hesitated because an eyeshadow wasn’t in my shopping list (an essential part of my shopping strategy here) but a swatch on my hand and a quick look at MakeupAlley convinced me this was an impulse buy that could turn into a valuable investment in my makeup stash.  Keep Reading >>

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Are We Becoming Obsessed with Healthy Eating?

On my way back from Boston, I picked up a copy of the June 2014 Allure and read the article by Lesley Rotchford entitled, “Skinny & Fat”. The article was a brief overview of popular healthy food items that aren’t as healthy as we thought they were.  Keep Reading >>

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Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

Coffee Ice Cream Recipe | Refined LatelyHappy National Ice Cream Day! Yes, it’s a thing.

To celebrate, I adapted this custard-based coffee ice cream from David Lebowitz’ vanilla ice cream recipe. Even without an ice cream maker, the end result was creamy, smooth, and delicious.  Keep Reading >>

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Summer Staples

Summer Staples | Refined Lately

| Zara Top | Popbasic Deux Loop Necklace | Cabbages & Roses Shorts |

Summer Staples | Refined Lately

| Clarks Sandals | Forever21 Pants |

Summer Staples | Refined Lately

 | Jones New York Dress | H&M Cardigan | Ray Ban Sunglasses | Stila Smudge Crayon in Rose|

Most of these pieces have survived numerous closet purges.  Keep Reading >>

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