Month: January 2018

Tarte Shape Tape Matte Foundation Review

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Like most people who follow Tarte, I got that exciting email that they were releasing the Shape Tape Foundation. Considering I absolutely love their concealer, I just knew I’d have to try their foundation. I ordered the foundation almost the minute it came out. It comes in two versions, matte and hydrating. I picked up the matte in light neutral.

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Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ Face Review

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Recently I was sent a complimentary sample of Perrincone MD’s Cold Plasma+ Face moisturizer for testing purposes. I was SO excited because I’m a big fan of the brand, and I wanted to give this product a try. There are many claims listed in the literature, and I haven’t been using it long enough to say if I think they’re all true, however, I am a happy camper with what I’ve experienced so far.

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Winter Skin Essentials

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If you’re like me – your skin care needs change as many times as the seasons do. Recently, I tried a new product early on in the winter, and it completely burned my skin. I was red and scaly and it hurt really bad. I didn’t know what to do because I couldn’t even wear makeup at that point. I was even prescribed a cream to help with the burn, but it didn’t help.

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Packing for Disney

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In February my boyfriend and I have a big trip planned – our first trip together to DISNEY! I am SO incredibly excited, because I wanted to go last year, but the timing didn’t work out and I very much need a warm weather get away. I’ve spent much of the past few months prepping for the trip – researching restaurants (I have dietary restrictions), selecting our fast passes/creating our itinerary, and, of course, finding all the right outfits.

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Goodnight Macaroon Review

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Recently I came across a website called Goodnight Macaroon. I had seen a number of beauty bloggers/vloggers wearing their clothes, and I wanted to check out the quality of their items. I placed an order for three items – one cardigan, one sweater, and a faux fur jacket. It made me nervous for two reasons, one – because it was coming directly from China, and two – because some of the items were one size fits all.

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Finding the Perfect Glasses

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I’ve been wearing glasses since I was in high school. I can remember being SO excited because I would get to pick out frames as my newest accessory. The very first pair I picked out were an awful cow print theme. I’ve had many, many pairs of glasses over the years, but I have finally found my favorite pair. In my last post I talked about picking up wardrobe goal pieces on a budget, and I do believe in doing that with your glasses as well. I have a pair from Warby Parker that I just adore. However, last year I needed a massive upgrade in my prescription, and so I made the choice to splurge on a pair of Chanel frames. I plan to have these for a long time, so I felt OK dropping some money.

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Style on a Budget

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Over the past few years I have fallen in love with watching YouTube videos from my favorite influencers. I find it fascinating and it is fun to get a sneak peak into someone else’s day to day life. However, the more I watch these videos, the more I lust after the latest luxury bag or wardrobe piece. While I enjoy watching these videos, I know that my current budget won’t allow me to purchase these things. However, I’ve done research to figure out how I might still be able to get some items in the style of my favorite designers, with only a fraction of the price tag.

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Sam Edelman “Felicia” Flats – AKA The Most Comfortable Work Flats EVER

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Since I was in grad school I have been looking for a pair of flats that I can wear professionally that won’t kill my feet. As someone who has had a stress fracture and numerous other issues, heels can be killer for me. I have my fair share of beautiful heels in my closet, and I love them, but when I’m at work and I have to give a tour, or work an event, I never reach for them. If I do, I stash flats in my bag to change into midway through the day.

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Best of Makeup 2017

It has been one long year. I’d say 2017 was just OK – but I’m absolutely thrilled we are now in 2018. I’m ready for a fresh start and to reconnect with passion projects I’ve been working on. Getting back to painting, practicing calligraphy, and writing about my obsession with fashion and makeup. Reflecting back on the past year, I fell deeply in love with experimenting with different types of makeup – foundations, blushes – you name it, I tried it.

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