Category Beauty

Get Unready with Me | Nighttime Routine

The process of getting all dolled up and feeling glam can be a lot of fun, but there is nothing quite like coming home after a long night out and crawling into bed.  As easy as it is to fall asleep immediately, I’ve been making a conscious effort lately to take care of my skin before doing so.  Get unready with me and see some of my favorite new skincare products specifically

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My Ion Color Brilliance ‘Smoky Pink’ Fail

This is a brief, cautionary tale about walking into the Beauty Supply store 10 minutes before closing.  It is proof that all the online preparation in the world can’t replace real-life experience, and that major beauty fails pop up when you least expect them.

Achievable Disney Princess Hair

We grow up watching Disney movies where the princess walks around with hair so luminous and so gravity defying that its no wonder she always gets her prince.  Having princess worthy hair comes down to high-shine and lots of volume, and is easier to achieve than you might think.  Luxury for Princess clip-in hair extensions provide the length, volume, and healthy sheen that would make even Jasmine envious.

Luxury Mink Eyelashes Giveaway

Earlier this week I was talking about how obsessed I’ve been with mink false lashes lately, and some comments and messages touched on the fact that although they look great they can be a bit of a ‘splurge’ purchase.  Too true, so today I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered with luxury, cruelty-free false eyelash brand Eyelashi for a quick and easy Mink Lash Giveaway!  Everyone is welcome to enter, all you need

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The Mink Effect

It’s been a few years since I began to wear strip lashes on an everyday basis, and in that time I’ve experienced how critical a role lash quality plays with overall appearance.  The line between ‘polished’ and ‘overdone’ is one that we all tip-toe, and all it takes is a bad synthetic lash to push us over.  To keep my look clean, no matter how dramatic or heavy my makeup

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Microdermabrasion At Home

Todays product spotlight is on Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish.  In salon microdermabrasions, tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin to remove the outer layer and reveal more luminous skin.  They generally take about half an hour, cost around $200, and can require up to 10 treatments for optimal results.  In using the Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish for the past month I’ve found it to be a quality at-home alternative.  It

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Invisible Lip Liner

Upon receipt of this product I admit that I was at a slight loss of what to use it for.  After all, doesn’t invisible lip liner sort of defeat the whole purpose?  I habitually use liner as an all over matte lip color, and many of my lighter lipstick shades would wash me out if it weren’t for a slightly darker liner layered underneath.  Still, though, I gave it a try for

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Introduction to Exposed Skincare | Science + Nature

Although I don’t suffer from acne breakouts, my skin is far from perfect.  While medical treatments are too severe for me, I also find that all natural products can’t always deliver.  Exposed Skincare has combined dermatologist approved medicinal ingredients with pure natural extracts to create a treatment for not only those with chronic acne breakouts, but also those suffering from pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads.  The Exposed Skincare 60-Day Basic Kit promises to

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ScentBird New York

Introducing ScentBird New York, the new monthly designer fragrance subscription.  Upon sign up you’ll take a quick quiz so the site can more accurately make recommendations based on your personality and preferences, although you’ll always have access to all 350+ authentic designer perfumes.  Perfumes are all categorized by Scent Type (floral, fruity, woody, citrusy, aquatic, spicy), Perfume Personality (sexy, mysterious, classic, elegant, flirty, clean), and Occasion (office, date night, party,

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Blonde Ambition | The Process & Products

Converting from a previously damaged deep brunette to a dimensional platinum blonde isn’t an easy task, nor is it the same process for every person.  Although some choose to brave the process at home I entrusted a professional to lighten me in stages.  Starting at dark brown my stylist gradually, to maintain the integrity of my hair, brought me to a cool-toned blonde with platinum and honey balayage highlights.  We also opted to

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