Summer Haul

I’m actually not a huge shopper (outside of my makeup addiction) but every few months I’ll spend some time picking out a few seasonal items. I recently placed on online order from my favorite department store Nordstrom. Below are a few of the summer essentials I picked up.Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in…

Holographic Makeup Trend featuring Milk Holographic Stick

I’m a makeup and beauty enthusiast, but I’m also a cynic. I like to think that I’m smarter than the masses following trends and that I can’t be swayed by marketing campaigns selling recycled looks and techniques. But I just couldn’t help myself when I came across the Milk Makeup…

RMS Beauty: Swift Shadow, Eye Polish, & Mascara

RMS Beauty is known primarily for two products – their “Un” Cover-Up and their Living Luminizer. The “Un” Cover-Up is a multi-use, coconut oil-based complexion product that can be used as a foundation or concealer. The Living Luminizer is a cult favorite cream highlighter that imparts a sophisticated wet shine…

My Weekend in Charleston & Isle of Palms

Every Spring, students from Goizueta Business School’s MBA program celebrate the end of the year by embarking on an appropriately named “Beach Week”. This week, we spent our time in South Carolina’s Isle of Palms and Charleston. Below are some of the highlights from my trip. Confederate Jasmine is all…

Beach Day Makeup featuring Josie Maran

I think most people who use higher end makeup or  skincare have heard of Josie Maran. Her 100% Pure Argan Oil was an all-around game changer, challenging many of the assumptions we had about the use of oils on the face.Josie Maran makeup, for me at least, is a little out of sight…

Natural, Convenient, Luxurious: Arcona Triad Pads Review

If you’re looking for an all in one product to cleanse, tone, and hydrate, especially if you’re always in the go, these pads might be for you. There are some pros and cons so to learn more, read the review below. Availability: NordstromPrice: $10.00; $35.00Size: 10 pads; 45 padsIngredients: Agua (Distilled…

Glossier Discount Link + 10 Minute Makeup

GUESS WHAT? I’M A GLOSSIER REP! A few weeks ago Glossier contacted me and asked if I’d like to become a Glossier rep and naturally I was over the moon. Glossier is one of the brands that inspired me to blog and embodies my philosophy on everyday makeup. In honor…

Milk Makeup Review: Lip Products

Milk Makeup is the type of brand that either inspires or confuses, but there’s no denying that it’s catching everyone’s attention. The aesthetic is a frenzied departure from traditional Instagram makeup. Highlighting is less about shimmer and more about oil, natural skin is celebrated, and color is used for expression, not…

Herbivore Phoenix Facial Oil + Moon Fruit Treatment

A few weeks ago I wrote a review on the Herbivore Botanicals Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap and Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist. (You can find that review here.) After I cleanse and tone using those products I hydrate and treat with the Phoenix Facial Oil and the Moon Fruit Night…

Shea Moisture Volcanic Stone Eyeshadow Palette Review

Today I’ll be reviewing Shea Moisture’s Volcanic Stone Mineral Eyeshadow Palette ($13). It’s an affordable eyeshadow palette which features six cool toned shadows made from mostly natural ingredients.When Shea Moisture came out with makeup a few years ago I picked up a few items here and there, but didn’t really dive…

Glossy Lid Makeup featuring RMS Beauty

This look, it’s not really me. The glossy lids, the choker… they’re not my style, but I figured a Monday morning was as good a time as any to try something new and adventurous.This look consists entirely of rms beauty products, from the foundation to the mascara. I think when I…

Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Bar + Rose Face Mist

For the last month or so I have been using almost exclusively Herbivore Botanicals products. I have invested – heavily – and it has paid off. I no longer use my topical prescription and my skin is incredibly supple (and not just from winter weight).Herbivore Botanicals was founded by a…

Milk Makeup Gel Brow Review

The short. The long. Ever since Anastasia’s Dipbrow Pomade was released a few years ago, cosmetics companies far and wide have had a fire lit under their asses to produce innovative products that dare compete with the now cult favorite. In this latest edition of “How on Earth Can We…

Daytime Smoky Eye featuring Vapour Beauty

My local natural beauty store Fig & Flower carries a nice selection of Vapour Beauty products and I’ve incorporated a few of them into this daytime smoky eye look. Vapour beauty is a luxury cruelty-free makeup and skincare brand made in New Mexico that has a great lineup of all…

What You Need to Know About Setting …

Unless I’m wearing a very light layer of tinted moisturizer, I always set my face with powder. If you’re new to makeup or just want some pointers on what tools and products to purchase, I hope this post teaches you something new about setting your makeup. Why should you set…

Glossier Cloud Paint Review (on Dark Skin)

The short. The long. Last week Glossier released their first standalone blush product, Cloud Paint ($18). The name apparently pays homage to it’s “pillowy” texture and the fact that the colors have supposedly been inspired by gradient pink NYC sunsets. (I don’t live in NYC so I can’t really attest to…

What I Pack in My Travel Beauty …

This week I’ll be leaving for a two week trip to three different cities. I’ll be going up to New England, then heading to Miami, and then to Mexico City. Since I’ll be gone for so long, and since the early March climates of my destinations are so vastly different,…

Natural Makeup Look featuring Chantecaille

I used to walk past the Chantecaille counter on my way to a more flashy counter, like M.A.C. or Nars. But as I’ve become more conscious of ingredients, less interested in loud makeup, more focused on skincare, and above all, more willing to spend money on the right products, I…