Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Evening Skincare Routine

Coming from the girl who just a few short years ago didn't wash her face at all at night (unreal, right?), I'd say I've come a long ways! My evening skincare routine is really part of my unwinding process, and I love how I can wash the day away. This video should probably be called "Moisturizing Routine" since the emphasis is on keeping my skin hydrated, but there's a little something for everyone.


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Summer Morning Skincare Routine

Finding just the right products to take care of your skin can be quite the task. Not to mention that ideally, some products differ depending on the time of day! I've managed to work out a skincare routine for my summer mornings that I'm really pleased with... so press play and take a peek!


Monday, August 11, 2014

The Five Product Face - Summer Edition




In the summer, it's just too hot to be bothered with a lot of makeup. Here I've compiled five products that get your face looking ready for anything, be it the beach or the office. It's simple, summer makeup in five easy steps.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner Tutorial



I've been a pretty faithful eyeliner wearer since college, yet I've never been able to master the cat eye flick. I'm happy drawing on and smoking out a wing, but getting a nice, crisp line is something that has proved just too challenging... until now. Admittedly, I'm still no expert, but Benefit has made achieving winged eyeliner, well, achievable! Watch as I take you through how I use the Push-Up Liner and some tips for getting a great cat eye flick!

Friday, August 1, 2014

July Favorites

In spite of working my way through a TON of sample size products, I still found I couldn't stop using quite a few full-size products. Some are new, some are old, all are awesome! Here we go with my July Favorites!



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer Lovin'...

Had me a blaaassst!!!

I couldn't resist. This vid is the rundown of my must-haves and Summer '14 loves, wrapped up in a nice tag video. I promise there is no singing of Grease or other musical theater songs!




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Sunnies


It's my humble opinion that your best beauty accessory for summer is a great pair of sunnies! That's right, sunglasses take care of a multitude of needs - they protect your eyes from the sun's rays, as well as the delicate skin surrounding your eyes; they eliminate the need for eye makeup, hiding dark under eye circles and puffiness; and they just looking pretty darn cool. 

My sunglass collection is small, but ticks the boxes in several categories. First up, my D&G modified cat-eye in tortoise shell and gold. These are my "fancier" sunglasses, as they have a trendier, rather than classic, shape. I love the tortoise shell and gold - they coordinate with most of my wardrobe and the wide frames protect me from the sun while adding a movie-star quality to any look.


I have two pairs of Ray-Bans. I've had my New Wayfarers for years now. These are the epitome of classic sunnies, with an updated, smaller frame, perfect particularly for most women's smaller faces. I especially love that mine are polarized. They're great for any outdoor activity where you want to eliminate flat lighting (especially great for overcast days!).


My recent purchase are these Aviators with a matte gold frame (also currently 20% off with code Fall20). These are so lightweight, I can wear them hiking or just out and about. The matte gold is a unique take on another very classic shape.

I love that I can throw on sunglasses with some lipstick and have a complete look! What are your go-to sunnies for summer?