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Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse swatches and review

Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse swatches and review

Bringing smell-free color to your sun-less body Summer is winding down and we're about to enter the seasons where my husband begins to refer to me as "pasty" (thanks honey!) But it's true, with fall and winter on the brink, my skin gets so dull and pale, I start to look ghostly. Bronzer only gets me so far and it's…
Nonie Crème Colour Prevails Watercolour Eye Shadow Palette in Nude and Neutral, swatches and review

Nonie Crème Colour Prevails Watercolour Eye Shadow Palette in Nude and Neutral, swatches and review

As a fan of Russian author Vladimir Nabokov and his lushly intricate writing (Lolita only scratches the surface), I’ve come to really appreciate butterflies. You see, Nabokov was an accomplished lepidopterist—in other words, a butterfly scholar. The winged creatures flew through both his scientific and fiction writing, blurs of bright color and astonishing beauty. I’m no butterfly expert, but the…
Jordana Cosmetics Complete Cover 2-in-1 Concealer & Foundation swatches

Jordana Cosmetics Complete Cover 2-in-1 Concealer & Foundation swatches

Wanted: Good product at a great price. Slackers need not apply. Lately, I have been trying to do more with less. That means my beauty arsenal is being streamlined. My pretty-packaged “slackers” have been kicked to the curb. I have no time, energy or space for anything that does not do its job well. So, I am excited to tell…
Cate & Chloe VIP Box Subscription Review

Cate & Chloe VIP Box Subscription Review

Get accessorized in style with new pieces every month How well do you accessorize? If you’re anything like me, your daily pieces for a workday are the same basic two or three earring/necklace options. And on the weekend, there's very little accessorizing happening! I love jewelry, but on the weekend, I just don't have the time/energy to pick out the…
Benefit They’re Real: New Mascara and Push Up Liner shades

Benefit They’re Real: New Mascara and Push Up Liner shades

Benefit Proves Going Retro Can Be Quite Uplifting Is that a shark in a Joshua Tree? It sure is. And it can only mean one thing: the color extension of Benefit They're Real Mascaras and Push Liners have landed at we heart this headquarters. (They're #KillerColors after all...) In the words of the illustrious Joan Rivers, “Can we talk?" I…
Essie Summer 2015 and Essie Neon 2015 swatches and review

Essie Summer 2015 and Essie Neon 2015 swatches and review

One of my favorite things about the lazy days of summer is the music. Something about the heat just makes tunes seep into your bones, makes the dance moves just a little more fluid, those lyrics seem just all the more perfect. Essie has two summer collections that capture both the lazy days of summer and the perfection of those…
NARS Fall 2015 collection swatches and review

NARS Fall 2015 collection swatches and review

I am dreaming of fall. You’d think that the reason is the 100⁰ summer temperature of my California desert home. You’d think that…but you’d be wrong. The reason I can’t seem to get fall off my mind is solely due to the NARS fall 2015 collection. It’s the first fall launch to cross my vanity this year, and I have…
Nail Butter review

Nail Butter review

I’ve always been hard on my nails, but the past few months have been ridiculous. I decided grow a sunflower garden in my backyard, and spent many hours preparing the soil, planting, weeding, watering...mostly without gloves. Yes, I know, what was I thinking? My results: a bunch of flowers just starting to bloom, and the most raggedy, dry, thick cuticles…
An Intro to Acure Skin Care

An Intro to Acure Skin Care

Unique, effective products are only part of the reason I love Acure Organics so much; they’re also a company with a big heart. Founded to honor the owner's grandmother who battled breast cancer for over 10 years, Acure donates to a wide variety of charities that do wonderful things, like providing free mammograms to at risk women, planting trees and…