november picks

oooh november.  what a beautiful month you were.  for as much as i love summer and winter, fall is where i really excel.  i get that fresh start feeling, my mind starts to wander to cozy thoughts, and i feel settled.  this november was particularly special to me; i met a man that really makes me... 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 →

makeup for a minimalist: this or that?

as i've slowly worked to transform my makeup bag from chemical-ridden to chemical-free, it's been a fun challenge to find natural versions of my favorite items.  and truthfully, it hasn't been that hard to do!  it really is amazing how many eco dupes there are for so-called conventional cosmetics. below are the natural product replacements i've found for... Continue Reading →

it’s not you, it’s me

ok, maybe it's you.  i'm talking disappointing products people!  please note, most of these products i either returned, gave to my sisters, or begrudgingly used up.  so i don't have pictures of most of them because they are looong gone.  and these are things that i have mainly disliked over the past year or so,... Continue Reading →

makeup for a minimalist: lately

currently on my face, every day: nars sheer glow in mont blanc // was super sneaky and got another sample.  i am going to buy the full size but am putting it off because the samples last so long! nars radiant creamy concealer in vanilla // duh! bobbi brown bronzer in golden light (1) // a... Continue Reading →

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