Confession: I am a chronic overpacker. Over the years, I have learned how to edit down my massive pile of clothing options to a reasonable amount of essentials... and extra "just in case" outfits. I have realized I'm not going to read 18 magazines on a 3 hour flight, nor will I really care if I … Continue reading Travel Essentials: Must-Have Mini Makeup!
Serums first came into my life a few years ago, and have been a gamechanger for my skincare routine ever since. I now have a million - maybe a zillion - different kinds to treat any issue I might be dealing with. I have sensitive combo skin that gets congested easily and is stubborn to clear up... … Continue reading Glossier Super Serum Trio
Once upon a time... A girl named Nicole dyed her beautiful long hair purple. WARNING: This story is not a fairy tale, and it does not have a happy ending. In her younger (stupider) days, she had been blonde twice and had to go back to dark and cut her hair very short around age 20 … Continue reading How To Repair Damaged Hair
One of my favorite skincare brands, Peter Thomas Roth, is featured as Today's Special Value on QVC! The spotlight is on PTR's Retinol Power Trio, with a newly launched product - the Retinol Fusion PM overnight resurfacing pads. Retinol is THE anti-aging ingredient - it increases cell turnover to help with acne, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. … Continue reading Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Power Trio Review
If you didn't yet know, Sephora recently started carrying IT Cosmetics (as if my VIB Rouge status needed another one of my fave beauty brands to take all my money). Note: I was gifted the Sephora exclusives and bestsellers from attending an IT event recently in LA. I have always been a huge fan of their brand, … Continue reading Faves From The IT Cosmetics x Sephora Exclusives Launch!
I posted a sneak peek of these bad boys to my Twitter and Instagram last week, but here is the full swatch and review post of the new Estée Lauder Double Wear stick foundations! This is a buildable, sheer to medium coverage stick foundation. The packaging is super slick, and the consistency of the foundation … Continue reading SWATCHES & REVIEW: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stick Foundation
UMMM, IT COSMETICS RELEASED SPARKLY BRUSHES FOR CHRISTMAS AT ULTA, STOP EVERYTHING AND SCROLL: I'm obsessed. I see this brush set being on the Christmas list of rave babes everywhere... Because obviously applying glitter for a music festival is even better when applied from a glitter brush. It's LOGIC. Btw, have I mentioned yet that there's … Continue reading PSA: IT Cosmetics Released Limited Edition GLITTER BRUSHES!!!
Sometimes the work I do for this blog seems like a dream because a few years ago I wouldn't have dreamt it possible to be working with all of the beauty brands I knew of, used and loved, let alone be approached by them! I was already obsessed with makeup by the age of 3 … Continue reading REVIEW: Perricone MD Cold Plasma & Cold Plasma Eye Cream
HELLOOOO, BEAUTIES!!! (Don't mind the caps, it *is* Monday.) I was sent these delicious vegetarian/vegan masks full of *~*~*SuPeRFooDS*~*~* from The Body Shop to try out and review, so let's get down to #FaceMaskMonday business... and, FWIW, I have been wearing the charcoal mask for the majority of writing this post. Multitasking at it's finest. So, The Body … Continue reading REVIEW: Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Masks from The Body Shop
Last Friday night, while most people were out presumably enjoying their social lives or getting drunk or dancing their demons out... I was shopping for new drugstore makeup at CVS. The life of a beauty blogger is thrilling, you guys. WELL, it actually is when you score some bomb new products that actually live up … Continue reading Summer Drugstore Beauty Haul!