Tiramisu For Breakfast

Richmond, VA-based beauty blog

Month: October, 2016

When Art Meets Fashion

by christinamdick

Katlyn, the newest member of the Tiramisu For Breakfast team and I got to check out the fall Max Mara collection at Saks as part of a benefit event put on by Style Weekly for SPARC Richmond and the VCU ICA. Here’s what Katlyn had to say about the event:

I was so honored to be invited to the When Art Meets Fashion 2016 event hosted by Style Weekly! On October 6th, I stepped into the Saks Fifth Avenue in Stony Point and was instantly mesmerized by the clothes, food and people.



I had the opportunity to sit in on a fine arts auction. All proceeds from the auction went to two amazing art organizations, the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU and SPARC. The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU is currently undergoing construction and will be a venue for a broad variety art forms. SPARC is a performing arts school here in Richmond that offers classes for children and young adults.

Works from Matt Lively, Tom Condon and more were featured in the silent auction.


I was EXTREMELY tempted to bid on this beautiful flower arrangement.


The auction was followed by a MaxMara fashion show. (The Olivia Pope-approved brand!) I’m SO ready for sweater weather!



After, we were able to shop the runway. I had to remind myself that I shouldn’t buy all the sweaters from the collection.


Saks gave a percentage of the proceeds from purchases to ICA at VCU.


I also checked out some of the items from the line on the website. I’m highly obsessed with this Piera Silk Jersey Back Blouse.


Also, can we talk about how stunning this coat is? (Christmas is coming soon!)


I can’t wait to see the end results of the ICA at VCU when it finally opens their doors in fall 2017!


Thank you so much to Melanie, Dana and Lori for such a wonderful night! 🙂



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My Skincare Routine

by christinamdick

I looovvveee fancy skincare products. I’m always trying new things for this blog or for my clients and brands I’m working with, which sometimes throws my skin out of whack. I have acne-prone skin, so I need to be very careful about what I use. There’s always a struggle finding a balance between products that will treat/prevent blemishes but not dry out skin. Plus, I’m always trying new things for this blog or for my clients and brands I’m working with, which sometimes throws my skin out of whack. I’ve found that sticking to these 9 products on a regular basis has been keeping my skin clear. current-skincare-001

1 & 2. SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age DefenseSkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 and ProActiv Pore Targeting Treatment: These are the products I use to get rid of blemishes. The way it was explained to me by Angela, my amazing facialist at Glow Med Spa, is that Salicylic Acid exfoliates/removes dead skin cells and Benzoyl Peroxide actually kills the blemish-causing bacteria. Alternating these three products has been working out really well. I’ve found that I come across products with Salicylic Acid all the time, but Benzoyl Peroxide is harder to find.

3. Proactiv Pore Targeting Treatment. I bought this after Ingrid Nelson talked about it in here. They actually have a Proactiv machine in our local mall, so I picked it up in there. You can get a better deal if you buy online. This has the Benzoyl Peroxide I mentioned earlier.

4. SkinMedia Ha5 Rejuvenating Hydrator: I was so excited to hear Dr. Suzanne Peck mention this as one of her favorite products when I interviewed her here. It has Hyaluronic Acid, that magic moisturizing ingredient we keep hearing about, and does give a really nice, soft finish. I use this In the places my face gets really dry – in between me eyebrows and at the tip of my nose.

Obagi SPF 50: This is one of the nicest sun blocks I’ve ever used. It’s not greasy and has zero smell. Plus, it mattifies. If I need to reapply through out the day I use the COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF30 and I use COOLA plumeria for everywhere but my face.

5. Erborian Cleansing Balm: I forgot a makeup remover when I went to Austin back in July, and was recommended this by someone at the Sephora down there. I had been using Bioderma, but I think this does an even better job of getting all the makeup off. Plus, it’s so easy. I get a little bit on my fingertips right out of the jar and “massage” if all over my dry skin to get my makeup off before I get in the shower.

6. Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50: I put this on everyday before my makeup. It’s not greasy and it doesn’t have a smell.

7 & 8: Skinceuticals LHA Cleansing Gel and Toner: These are so great. I use the cleanser every morning and night, and I usually use the toner once a day.  If I feel like my skin is dried out, I sub in a gentle cleanser from Obagi and skip the toner.

9: First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Intensive Peel:  I LOVE this mask. I’d say it’s not for sensitive skin, because it stings, even if I only have it on for a few minutes. I apply it about once a week and it makes your skin super soft more even-toned. I always apply a moisturizing mask like this one or this one after.

What are your skincare staples?

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Fall Wish List

by christinamdick

Here are some things I’ve had my eye on for fall:

I came across this dress on Instagram and I think it looks so chic. This would be so cute with black tights and boots.


Tessa Piped Dress | Cooper & Ella |$235

I have seen so many interesting sleeves lately.


Warehouse Bell Sleeve Mohair Sweater | ASOS | $89


Camel coat, Gal Meets Glam


Distressed black jeans inspiration


Everly Bell Sleeve Blouse | Belk | $50


Bell Sleeve Chunky Sweater | Zaful | $19.99

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J. Crew Pom Sweater

by christinamdick

I saw this J. Crew pom sweater on the Facebook page of a local consignment store, Clementine. I liked it as soon as I saw it, but wasn’t sure how I’d wear it. So, i tried out one of my favorite Pinterest tricks, and searched it to see how other people we wearing it.


Here’s what came up: I searched “pom sweater” and then narrowed to “J Crew pom sweater” and found Katie Holmes, Zoe Deschanel and Emily from the Cupcakes and Cashmere blog wearing it three different ways. I was sold.



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And now it’s mine 🙂 I plan on wearing it with my J. Crew Pixie Pants and these boots.


Pinterest is obviously great for dreaming up the perfect wardrobe/home/life, but it can actually be pretty practical too. Next time you’re stuck on how to wear something, try typing a description of what you’re working with in Pinterest and see what comes up!


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