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Every now and then I go through a slump when it comes to inspiration: I could have a million things to write about, but if I’m not inspired, there’s no use in trying. I’ve been dragging my feet through this slump when it finally occurred to me: My space sucks.

My desk is typically cluttered with paper, there’s nothing pretty to look at while I work, and the space is altogether boring. It wasn’t until I received some of the most gorgeous office decor from Rachel George that the light bulb went off in my head to revamp my workspace. I loved these pieces so much I actually built an entire space around them!

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I had such a wonderful birthday celebration on Sunday at the Mondrian in LA to welcome my 30th year of life! Thanks to my wonderful sponsors I was able to offer my guests a goodie bag as my way of saying ‘thank you’ for helping me celebrate and for donating to one of my favorite charities, START Rescue.

If you’ve already seen my Get Ready With Me video for my birthday, you know I’m giving away one of these awesome goodie bags. Here’s what you need to do to enter:

1. Be a US or Canada resident.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post, and be sure to include your correct email address in case I need to contact you.

3. A winner will be chosen via random generator and announced on Friday, August 1.

At my party I asked guests not to bring gifts but instead bring donations for a good cause. If you feel like you might want to do something nice for me on my birthday, I am asking that you make a small donation (every dollar counts!) to Wildlife Waystation in Los Angeles. It is NOT a requirement to donate in order to enter the giveaway, I understand some of you may not be able to at this time, but it is optional in case you want to make my 30th birthday even more memorable! If you would like to donate, click here.

Good luck!

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Every time Sigma announces a new launch I’m giddy with excitement because I know it’s bound to be another hit! This one is particularly exciting because it’s something they haven’t done before: Sigma is launching a brand new line of gel eyeliners called the Standout Eyes Gel Liner Collection.

I just got my hands on these six colors and the two new brushes specifically made for ninja liner application. The colors range from a cool gray to a striking teal, but what I appreciate about these shades is that they’re not so bright and off-the-wall that they’re no longer wearable. The colors are deep and extremely rich in pigment, so practically every color will suite any look and any taste.

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It seems I have the most fun with nail color and trends in the summertime. For as long as I can remember my favorite polishes have been those pops of bright colors, so appropriate for summer. This year I’ve got a few trends to share using some of my favorite shades from the Sally Hansen Triple Shine collection: These are easy, fun, and so appropriate under the sun!

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