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Let’s Talk About Box Dye…

Ladies, let’s take a moment to have a discussion. Most of us have been there: the tight budget, the frustration with the current state of the hairunion, the urge to just change it right now. So we run out to the store, pick the box with the most promises and the happiest looking hair model, and take it home, and take a deep breath. But it never…

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Gift Guide: Tarte

Continuing my holiday gift guide, this year’s offerings from tarte are a nice mix. I was sent the blush palette a few months ago and I’ve been absolutely loving it. I love when my favorite products get put into one palette of goodness–and the tarte Amazonian Clay blushes are probably my favorite formulation of blush ever. Super long lasting, the perfect amount of pigmentation, great colors…what’s…

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November Favorites

This month’s favorites was kind of all over the place–likely because, indeed I myself was all over the place. It was quite the busy month, consisting of obstetric anesthesia day in and day out. I was in the hospital on Thanksgiving day for 24 hours. Cray! Despite the hectic schedule, I managed to have a good amount of favorites for you guys! Click here to…

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What’s in My Bag & Makeup Bag

Every so often here on my blog and my YouTube channel, you’ll find that I share the contents of my handbag. This time of year it’s no different, and I am excited to share that this video was filmed to be interactive – you can click through the video to see what’s in my makeup bag as well! If you’re on a mobile device it…

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Gift Guide: Fresh Gift Sets

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing the holiday gift sets of this beautious season! I’m so excited! Aren’t you?! Fresh is killin’ it this year with their holiday offerings. What I like is that they each have some sort of theme, like Black Tea,  Face Mask Essentials, Bestsellers, Lip Care, etc…

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Beauty Blockbusters

Every time you grab that tube of Secret deodorant, or Aussie 3 Minute Miracle conditioner, or coat your lashes with a CoverGirl mascara, or style your hair with Vidal Sassoon mousse, you’re a part of something bigger. That something is parent company, P&G (Procter and Gamble), which includes such blockbuster beauty brands as Pantene, Olay, Head & Shoulders, Clairol, even Herbal Essences under its giant umbrella…

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NARS Audacious & Hardwired Holiday Collection

I have had the incredible pleasure of trying some more of the NARS Audacious lipsticks (in Barbara, Vera, and Vivien) and am oohing and aahing over the packaging for the Holiday 2014 “Hardwired” color collection. There’s a gorgeous fall-appropriate blush called Almería (a tan rose color appropriate for most skin tones). There’s also an amazing glittering dark green eyeshadow flecked with gold and light green…

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My Holiday Wishlist

I’ll be the first to admit, my Christmas lists since I was twelve read more like the table of contents of Robb Report. I’ve always been a girl with caviar dreams, but that doesn’t discourage me from admiring–or coveting. In fact, I think of it as aspirational–motivation to succeed! The carrot at the end of the stick! Shop My Favorites Apple Watch | Jo Malone…

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Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Can you tell I’ve been obsessed with lips lately? In case you’ve been under a rock, check out this post and this post (and then come back here, ‘kay?). I featured this amazing matte lip crayon in my October favorites, but I thought it deserved its own moment in the spotlight. This is such a lightweight, non-drying (hallelujah) matte lip color. Creamier than a lip…

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Splurge or Steal: Zara Checked Scarf

Last winter, anybody who was anybody (or fashion bloggers who just like to enable one another) owned the Checked Scarf from Zara (pictured above, left). Pinterest was rife with outfit pictures featuring this gorgeous blankety oversized fall staple. At $30, it certainly wasn’t a steal, but it isn’t exactly Hermes prices either.  The kicker is – that was 2013. This is 2014, y’all, and it’s…

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Save the Date: MICHELE Watches Event This Saturday

 I’ve been a fan of MICHELE watches for a long time, but it wasn’t until I treated myself to one that I realized just what I had been missing out on: amazing craftsmanship, premium materials, superlative timekeeping, and….(dun dun DUNNN!) the ability to change up your look at any moment. Until I purchased my own MICHELE Watch for myself, I had never known that the bands were…

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Kylie Jenner’s Lip Products

It’s no secret that in the last 3-4 months I’ve fallen victim to Kylie-Jenner-Lips-Mania. Dubbed “Lip-Gate” by those who swear she has gotten lip fillers despite her family’s adamant denial (she’s only 16! they cry), I happen to agree with the sentiment – there’s no way this girl’s lip plumping is just attributed to makeup. Lip liners are great, but they aren’t capable of supernatural…

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