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Splurge or Steal: Tom Ford vs. Jane Cosmetics

I‘ve found a great dupe for the Tom Ford Brow Sculptor, a longtime favorite of mine that weighs in at a whopping $44. I’m ashamed to say I’ve repurchased this pencil twice. What a waste of money, now that Jane Cosmetics has come out with a wedge-shaped brow sculptor in a similar range of shades, and all for just $8. Eight. Dollars.  It has to…

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Jouer Perfume Oil

Recently Jouer sent me their Perfume Oil–and basically, it is genius. It involves a rollerball perfume (a concept we all know and [most of us] love–for its portability, convenience, unobtrusiveness, and value). But instead of an eau de toilette variety as is typically the norm for rollerball editions, this involves a perfume oil. The concept is genius, and leaves me thinking, “Why haven’t they all been in…

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Zoeva Bamboo Edition, Vol. 2

I feel like you guys have asked me tons of questions lately about Zoeva brushes, and I want to make a few things clear: thus far, they are the best quality brushes I’ve ever owned and used I use at least one Zoeva brush every single day With that in mind, I wanted to share with you one of their newest releases: The Bamboo collection Vol. 2,…

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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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