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Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil swatches and review

Milani Stay Put Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil swatches and review

I’m a movie buff, which makes things easy for my loved ones when my birthday rolls around on the first day of spring. This year, I got a Netflix renewal, a movie theater gift card, and a Redbox gift card, too. You know what that means… time for a movie marathon! The past few weeks have been a binge of…
Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect swatches and review

Chanel Blush Duo Tweed Effect swatches and review

When spring rolled around this year, I fought the good fight and tried to resist buying any new makeup. But then I saw the Chanel Blush Duo in Tweed Effect and I was done. Total goner. These blush palettes weave blush with just the right amount of silver or gold pearly highlighter. The end result is ethereal and vibrant and…
Bubbles make everything better: e.l.f. Hydrating Bubble Mask review

Bubbles make everything better: e.l.f. Hydrating Bubble Mask review

Plus a look at the Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool... Lately I’ve been masking like whoa. It’s such a great way to treat and pamper the skin and sneak in a little relaxation at the same time. From snail mucus to seaweed, I’ve basically been spring cleaning my face several times a week. My only rule is: no boring,…
Current Beauty Crushes: Kiehl’s, Bumble & Bumble and Sara Happ

Current Beauty Crushes: Kiehl’s, Bumble & Bumble and Sara Happ

Here's a look at my three current beauty crushes... • Kiehl's Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask ($45) If you have spent any time with me at all (either virtually or actually), you know I love Calendula. Part flower, part medicinal herb; it helps heal cuts, burns, diaper rash, insect bites, acne and more. I have been a fan ever…
Jojoba Company Tuberose & Clementine Body Soufflé review

Jojoba Company Tuberose & Clementine Body Soufflé review

All of a sudden, it’s spring, and you know what that means: I’m starting to pack away my heavy winter clothes, and simultaneously unpack my worries about the amount of skin I will soon be forced to display in warm weather fashion. Winter is always tough on my complexion, and I definitely need intense moisturizing before I break out the…
The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Body Care Collection

The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Body Care Collection

The Body Shop has been one of my favorite brands since I was a pre-teen. In the terrifyingly dark days before the internet and online shopping, my BFF and I would pour through The Body Shop catalogue, planning our purchases. Remember the fruity lip balms, in those glass pots? And the Japanese Washing Grains face wash? And the Dewberry perfume…
Pixi Hello Rose! swatches and review

Pixi Hello Rose! swatches and review

Three perfect-for-spring products for only $22! It's springtime at we heart this and we are putting away all the dark colors of fall and winter and pulling out the peaches and the pinks. Perfect for spring is the Pixi Hello Rose! Set. This lovely pink-hued trio is exactly what this girl needed to step into spring. This gorgeous set includes…
Eyes on MAC review, and a MAC Eye Shadow Finish Guide

Eyes on MAC review, and a MAC Eye Shadow Finish Guide

Pizzazz-Packing Eye Shadow Palettes Promise to Bewitch Is there anything so lovely as a perfectly curated eye palette? The world is filled with palettes of half-usable shadows and half-wasted hues. I’ve had the best of luck with neutral palettes, but always long for a touch of pizzazz. So you know who does neutral plus pizzazz palettes phenomenally? MAC, of course!…
NINE new formulas from Herbal Essences bio:renew

NINE new formulas from Herbal Essences bio:renew

If ever there was ever a haircare line that deserved to be called iconic, it’s Herbal Essences. I can still picture the pretty label on my mom’s bottle of their original shampoo, back when they just had one product (the singularly named “herbal essence”). And who can forget their kind-of-naughty 1990’s “totally organic experience” commercials? If you’re an American woman,…
Best in Natural Beauty Products: Violets are Blue Skincare

Best in Natural Beauty Products: Violets are Blue Skincare

It always amazes me when a person is able to take something terrible and create beauty from it. In the case of Violets Are Blue skincare, founder Cynthia Besteman did this literally. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2011, Besteman took her own experience and used it as a springboard for the creation of her natural, organic, truly soothing…