A Night With Zsofias, Fashion Veggie & STTS

I am so excited to be hosting an event at the ever so chic and gorgeous lingerie store, Zsofia’s this Wednesday the 25th from 5-8pm. When my dear friend and co-host, Molly of the Fashion Veggie, was presented with this ‘lingerie, champagne and dogs’ event she said the first person she thought of was me. Which I am very pleased that those adjectives brought the idea that, “Mary would be perfect for this event” to her head! That is seriously why I love Molly! She just gets me.

If you are around this Wednesday the 25th come see the beautiful Zsofia, drink some champagne and shop for a good cause! Good Cause? Zsofia has generously offered to donate a portion of the proceeds to Paws in the City – a non-profit, no-kill organization with a mission to ending the overpopulation, abuse, and neglect of Dallas/Ft. Worth area dogs and cats. The entire evening is a win/win!

Also, be sure to ask Zsofia about her new line she is designing. A beautiful range of old school glamour lingerie, all while keeping everything affordable. I have gotten a sneak peak and it is UNREAL! Think bodices with lace sleeves and silk 1920’s rompers. She is so talented and kind, you will get lost in conversation!

***Oh and I must say, if lingerie isn’t your thing (seriously?!) then don’t use that as an excuse not to come. Zsofia’s has EVERYTHING you need! I just bought a t-shirt bra from here that is full coverage and amazing! It seriously cinches me in for that perfect “effortlessly chic” t-shirt look.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Party Details:

WhereZsofia’s (1130 Dragon St Suite 160 Dallas, Texas 75207)

When? Wednesday the 25th

What time? from 5-8pm

What For? Shopping for a cause with Paws in the City

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Yonique Beauty


When it comes to beauty, the older I get the more obsessed I become. I now understand what my mom was talking about when she would mention the “fountain of youth.” But seriously, where is this f*$&%^ fountain? Through the years I have watched my skin completely change from even-toned, to riddled with sunspots, and hydrated to completely dry. And what has had to change with it? My make-up routine. Gone are the days I could throw on a simple brush of powder and blush and call it a day. I am being dead honest when I say, I never understood the reasons for concealer until this year. Now, I can’t leave the house without it and an entire gaggle of make-up on my face.

Because skin and what I put on it has become so important to me, I am very picky with what I buy. I swear by a few beauty products (some are mentioned here) but today I want to talk about Yonique. Have you heard of it? I recently made my first purchase (in search of that fountain) and have been very pleasantly surprised. Since I now have to actually wear make-up I have really been the market for something with full coverage and a light-weight look/feel.

All of their products seem amazing but my favorite products of theirs is the Primer, BB Cream, Eye Liner, Mascara,‪ and Divine daily moisturizer. Each product goes on so smoothly and really covers without looking too over done. I have attached a photo below to really show you just what type of coverage the primer gives you. I have become a fan of watching Crystal’s videos of ways to apply the make-up. She makes it really easy and interesting! Definitely subscribe! Her one simple tip – Make sure EVERYTHING dries before applying another product. When I heard this, I sort of rolled my eyes, “who has time for that?” But I was shocked at how fast it really does dry and makes such a difference! So, I must 100% agree with her!

And lastly, I have to rave about the Mascara! It has 3D fibers which literally make your lashes longer and thicker. The hypoallergenic formula is gentle on eyes but with HUGE results. When I use it, it looks like I have eye lash extensions but then washes off easily at night. I am obsessed! I couldn’t exactly tell you how it works but my guess is, the fibers build on top of each other creating a literal extension of your lash! If you try one product, make it this one!


check out their primer – shop it here


check out their lipstick – shop it here


** this is NOT a sponsored post! I really do LOVE their products and wanted to share them with you!! Let me know if you try them and what you get!

For more information check out their website here

first photo via talisa_sutton

Beauty Secrets

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Ben Nye Banana Finishing Powder – I just discovered this after learning about “baking” your make-up! It is an amazing finishing powder (I mix it with this in a cub) and makes your make-up last all day! It can be a little hard to wash off so I recommend using this as well! (be sure to watch this video and let it sit for at least 5-10 min and then brush off to see its full affects).

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance – Oh my gorgeousness! This illuminating cream is unbelievable. When you wear it you will literally look like a goddess. It is subtle but really does illuminate your skin. I will wear it by itself if I am running around town or on my cheeks and top of my forehead to add a little glow to my evening make-up.

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frank body Body Balm – I love this body balm. It took a while to get used to because it has beads that look more like an exfoliating cream but don’t worry, they do dissolve! It is the perfect balance of oil and moisturizer! I wear it every time I exfoliate my legs with this (the hubs and I swear by it) or when I see them getting overly dry.

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Benefit lash-hugging gel liner pen – If your eyeliner has ever run to the top of your eyelid, this is a game changer! I grew really frustrated after being promised an eyeliner wouldn’t run and then every time I looked in the mirror at the end of the day it was every where! I decided to give this liner pen a try and was so surprised that it actually worked! A little goes a long way so it has lasted a while too! The only negative, you do need to have eye make-up remover! This baby is tough!

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Frank Body Lip Scrub and Balm Duo – I always read about making your own exfoliating sugar lip scrub but being an anti-DIY person I knew I never would. When Frank body, who I love, came out with a lip scrub duo I was sold! I immediately ordered it and have been in love ever since! The scrub really exfoliates away dead skin but leaves your lips feeling really moisturized. I know that sounds impossible but that is how magic this stuff is! And the Balm is incredible too! I wear it every.single.day. It is surprisingly light for being such an intense balm! I wear it over my Laura Mercier lip liner and even to bed! It is a really versatile balm.

Laura Mercier Lip Pencil (in Natural Lips) – I love to line my lips and fill them in with the same liner to achieve the “fuller lip” look. I have been wanting a natural lip liner color but every time I buy one it ends up  being too pink. I stopped in Blue Mercury the other day and asked for a brownish lip color and ended up with this one! I.absolutely.love.it. It is so natural and looks great paired with my Frank Body Balm.

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Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo – By far one of my favorite products! I have written about it before but I can’t help but share it again. I was told about this dry shampoo by my friend Krystal while on our Paris trip in October. I have probably used a bottle every two weeks since. It comes in dark and light tones and really soaks up any extra oil your hair may have. I also love the light tones as it helps my roots look a little lighter in-between highlights.
*use: I actually put this on my hair when it is wet. I blow dry it and then put a little bit more on when it is dry. It helps my hair last longer and also gives it that lighter look.

 Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray – I love Oribe but had never tried this Thickening spray. I really don’t like BIG TEXAS HAIR so since high school I have stayed away from thickening sprays. However, I put this in my hair on my last trip to the salon and I loved it! It gave it a little bit more texture and “oomph” to play with. Perfect for that extra pep all of our hair needs!

all photos from Mario Testino, In Your Face, book

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