The lowdown on the Clinique 3 Step Skincare System (and a GIVEAWAY)

The lowdown on the Clinique 3 Step Skincare System (and a GIVEAWAY)

Sometimes in my search for the latest, greatest beauty technology, I forget that skincare is not rocket science. Often the best solution to skin’s needs is the simplest one. Clinique understands the allure of simplicity. With the Clinique 3-Step Skincare System, you can just follow the numbers to your best skin. Clinique’s approach to skincare takes us back to basics:…
Who Makes My Holy Grail Eye Shadow Primer?

Who Makes My Holy Grail Eye Shadow Primer?

Senna does! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.1.16 Question of the Week: Are you loyal to one eyeshadow primer or do you like to hop around and try new things? What’s your holy grail eyeshadow primer (or your favorite of the moment)? Answer: I am loyal to Senna Totally Transforming Eyeshadow Primer ($24). Discovered at The…
3 Things: Summer Blockbusters

3 Things: Summer Blockbusters

I have a confession to make: I almost only go to the movies in the summer. On the rare occasion, studios will release some great horror movies around Halloween. But other than that, if it's not released in the summer, I will wait until it comes to Redbox or for Black Friday when I can buy the DVD cheap. It…
L’Oréal Hair Expertise EverPure Cleansing Balm review

L’Oréal Hair Expertise EverPure Cleansing Balm review

(Hair) Dreams Really Do Come True “I don’t believe it.” I must have repeated that phrase hundreds of times when I first heard of these purported all-in-one cleansers/conditioners/detanglers. The multitasking drugstore shampoos of the 80’s never worked for me. “Dream on,” I told myself. As it turns out, a lot has changed in the world of multi-tasking cleansing and conditioning…
NYX Plush Gel Lipstick review, swatches, looks

NYX Plush Gel Lipstick review, swatches, looks

I recently organized my beauty product stash--it was an endeavor that involved a trip to Ikea, hours of assembly and many more hours sorting. Getting my stash under control helped me realize how many similar products I own. It also let me see what colors or formulas are missing from my makeup arsenal. NYX is a we heart this favorite…
My Last Finished Beauty Product is….

My Last Finished Beauty Product is….

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 7.25.16 Question of the Week: it’s a two-parter this week! Name the last beauty product you finished, and one beauty product in your stash that you know you will never finish. Answer: Last product finished is L'Oreal Blow Dry It Quick Dry Primer Spray ($4.99). This is a must-have for me…
3 Things–Summer Vacation

3 Things–Summer Vacation

Everyone I know is going on summer vacation right now and if you're like me, you love hearing about everyone's adventures so you can A) Live vicariously through them AND B) Get ideas for where you're going to travel next. This year my hubby and I are going to Scotland for over 2 weeks. I am ridiculously excited! I've had…
Palladio Review: Budget Friendly Botanical Beauty

Palladio Review: Budget Friendly Botanical Beauty

Are you a fan of Palladio? I bet you are, even if your first reaction is “I’ve never heard of them.” Because if you’ve been a long time user of rice paper blotting sheets, chances are this is the first brand you ever tried. Looks totally familiar, right? Palladio Rice Paper Tissues ($3.99) were the brand that introduced me to…
PUR Cosmetics Browder Review

PUR Cosmetics Browder Review

Whenever beauty talk turns to eyebrows, I usually break out the following anecdote: in junior high shop class, I had to sit across from a male classmate. He’d stare at me for prolonged periods of time, for no apparent reason other than he was working on his creep game, I guess. One day, after his usual staring session, he said…
Shopbop Summer 2016 Suggestions

Shopbop Summer 2016 Suggestions

What do crochet, yellow and clutches have in common? They're all elements you should add to your summer style! Let Shopbop show you how... Shown above are a couple of my Shopbop Summer 2016 Suggestions: • SOFIA by ViX, Crochet Caftan ($146) - Poolside cool via this sweet crochet coverup. I totally think you could get away with wearing this…