april picks

as far as makeup and skincare go, not much has changed from last month.  the pacifica coconut essence spray is still a strong favorite.  i've been adding it more to my skincare routine as well, and it truly gives my skin so much juice.  i'm way over half way through my bottle and it's been... Continue Reading →

the student teaching essentials

i’ve mentioned here and there that i am now student teaching full time...and that requires a lot of supplies, let me tell you.  aside from all the actual classroom essentials, which include the catcher in the rye, my notebook, and my school laptop, i like to have a whole set of items and products that... Continue Reading →

december & january picks

i didn't do a december picks in 2017 in favor of my 2017 discoveries post, but there were a lot of products that i got into at the end of the year.  so december and january picks it is!  as everyone else in the world has been saying, january was a ridiculously long and grey... Continue Reading →

leaving on a jet plane (or two)

yes that's right, i'm on the road again!  this time for an actual vacation.  i'm heading out east to spend 2 whole weeks with my family and friends and i couldn't be more excited.  it's been a pretty great summer full of new life and new challenges, but man am i ready for a tan,... Continue Reading →

a favorite blogger & a favorite product

today's post is extra special because it is in collaboration with kim and makeup, one of my favorite bloggers.  she is seriously talented when it comes to makeup and her looks are always different, creative, and beautifully executed.  i have so much respect for her and her work, and i highly recommend you check her... Continue Reading →

from day to dinner

i thought i would do a quick post on how i take my makeup from day to night.  as you'll see, i'm veeeeery simple especially with my daytime makeup, but i still like to make it a little fun for nighttime! daytime face //  on this particular day, i was finally over a pretty bad acne... Continue Reading →

april picks

oh april, you were a hell of a month.  here's to longer days, brighter skies, and sunnier dispositions!products & brands // too faced chocolate soleil matte bronzer // so you may or may not remember that i recently got rid of a bunch of my bronzers, including benefit hoola in favor of my w3ll people... Continue Reading →

the concealer search

part of the fun of shopping, for me, is the search.  the search for the best product, the best price, the best shopping experience.  in fact, this is actually a defining characteristic of many millennials, research-backed buying vs impulse buying.  i learned this at a luncheon with refinery 29 while i was interning at elizabeth arden - how... Continue Reading →

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