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Splurge or Steal: Contour Kits

I know it’s not completely the biggest save of the century here, but I thought I would share with you a new discovery — the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit which everyone raves about (and was brought back months after being sold out everywhere) is a balmy $40 of cold hard cash. But what if you could get it for $30 and it’s the exact…

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St. Patrick’s Day Treat Cups

I found these amazing parfait-like kid-friendly treat cups on Pinterest, and, being the kid that I am, I couldn’t help myself. I had to make them. I made sure to document the whole process so you could see how easy it is to recreate! I cannot take credit for the idea as I found this on Pinterest (linked here) so make sure you check out…

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Currently: Bedside Table

When it comes to Spring cleaning, I actually totally dread it–but after I’m done, I’m so glad I forced myself to endure through the odious task of chucking out the old to make way for tidiness. I have a horrible habit of accruing things and never putting them away in their proper place. To get myself motivated each year, I begin with my bedside table.…

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Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum

It’s rare that I get up and talk to you about a single product in a blog post, but this deserves to be mentioned. I’m in love with a lotion–and I’m pretty sure it loves me back (at least, my skin thinks so). I’ll bet you didn’t guess it was from Vaseline. Their new serum-based restorative lotion (called Vaseline Intensive Care™ Healing Serum) has my…

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Casual Date Night & How to Contour Quickly

Parka – Loft (similar) | Sweater – Forever 21 (similar) | Leggings – J.Crew Factory | Boots – Pour La Victoire | Bag – Louis Vuitton (find preowned) | Nails – Shellac Fedora | Beanie – North Face (similar) Today I wanted to share my typical winter date night outfit and makeup look with you guys. I’ve also found a really great way to highlight…

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess 2015

I have been a fan of Estée Lauder’s Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent since last year, which is a relatively short amount of time when you count up how many years Bronze Goddess has been a “thing”. Every year the beauty conglomerate releases the fragrance (often in new packaging) and every year it sells out, never to be bought again…until the very next year. This…

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Hudson + Bleecker Etoile Avion Cosmetic Case

It’s like this brand, Hudson + Bleecker, had me in mind when they designed the ethereal, scintillating Etoile series of cases. I’m so happy to have discovered this brand amongst my Instagram followers, because this is a new favorite brand for me. The aesthetic is chic yet modern with a twist of classic and edge, and I’m completely hooked. Reel me in, fellas. I’m a…

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Salon-Inspired Hair Color At Home

My sister and I decided to take the plunge with box dye, and after reading a ton of your recommendations on my last post about the perils of at-home box dye, I took all of your comments to heart and asked my sister if I could dye her roots next time. I asked because she has slightly darker hair than mine, which means her roots…

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December Favorites 2014

December kind of snuck up on me, not gonna lie…but I did manage to sneak in a few favorites under the wire despite being preoccupied with compiling my Best of 2014 (aka PSS Best of Beauty Awards 2014™). On that note, keep an eye out for my favorites of 2014 video — you’ll see it first if you’re subscribed!

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New Year’s Eve Makeup & Nails

Hi everyone! I hope you had an amazing Christmas/Hanukkah this year, and that you spent your time with loved ones and cherished each moment. For those of you who aren’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, you’ve likely missed an entire month of daily vlogging I did called “Vleekmas” so be sure to check that out to see my antics, shopping hauls, life as an anesthesiology…

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“Kristmas” Gift Guide

Every year I do a gift guide here on PSS, but this is the first time I’ve ever filmed it with the products actually in my hands! Man does it make the difference! Ignore the dog-toy squeaks in the background. It seems to be unavoidable when you’re filming in your living room for the classic, “look-at-my-Christmas-tree” background. *winks*  Links to all the products mentioned in…

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My Top Red Lipsticks

This is my favorite time of year, and, perhaps not by chance, it’s also my favorite time of year to wear red. I’ve amassed quite the collection of red lip products over the years, but I’ve whittled it down to these fine few. Check below for swatches!

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