Mother’s Day is coming: Aveda has you covered

Mother’s Day is coming: Aveda has you covered

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.25.17 Question of the Week: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Share with us some of your favorite gift ideas for the moms, sisters, aunties, besties and other badass women in our lives. Answer: On Mother's Day (or any day for that matter) I like for my gifts to tick…
My Iceland Adventure, Part One: Blue Lagoon, What to do in Reykjavik

My Iceland Adventure, Part One: Blue Lagoon, What to do in Reykjavik

I'm here today to tell you: you all need to go to Iceland. Go ahead, say it. "Iceland?!" It's the same response I got multiple times when friends asked where I was going on vacation. It's not a crazy response, as people tend to associate vacation with warm locales. But here's the thing, I really wanted to go somewhere different.…
The Lipstick League – week of 4.18.17

The Lipstick League – week of 4.18.17

Here's what was up with the League last week... EauMG - It’s Perfume Playoffs! I’ve put my favorite cherry blossom perfumes into competition to see which one comes out the champion. fanserviced-b - I’m a big fan of Sunday Riley’s $105-per-ounce Good Genes, but I don’t love the price, so I tested 16 other lactic acids in hopes of finding…
3 Things–Spring Beauty

3 Things–Spring Beauty

It's that time again---SPRING is here! For me, that means spring cleaning my house AND my makeup collection. Now's the time of year where I ask myself if I absolutely am in love with a product or if I'm just hoarding things to own them. I also swatch my lipsticks and blushes to see if I have any duplicates that…
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…
What’s on your Sephora VIB Sale Shopping List?

What’s on your Sephora VIB Sale Shopping List?

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.11.17 Question of the Week: Are you plotting an order for the Sephora VIB Sale? If so, what's on your list? Answer: So far, my list includes new twists on old favorites: Benefit GALifornia Blush Rosebud Tropical Ambrosia Lip Balm Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Base Primer (FYI, Sephora more than tripled their…
3 Things: Happy Easter

3 Things: Happy Easter

When I was a kid, I always loved Easter. I mean, you woke up, came downstairs and there was a basket FILLED WITH TOYS AND CANDY waiting for you. That supposedly a rabbit brought you! I mean, Santa is a reach, but a rabbit bringing children baskets of chocolate and jelly beans is really just insane. And you got to…
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!…
Shopbop Sale Spring 2017: this California Girl has some suggestions

Shopbop Sale Spring 2017: this California Girl has some suggestions

It's here, the first big Shopbop sale event of 2017! And we've got the deets (and some Cali-centric suggestions). Use code: EVENT2017 and get 20% off under $500 | 25% off over $500 (including full price and sale merchandise!) The sale starts today and lasts through 11:59PM PST on Friday 4/14. Shopping for your dude? You have a bit more…