natural products @ sephora

sephora has always had a small edit of natural products, but they just released their "clean at sephora" mark of approval.  there is a special page dedicated to clean products and all products that are formulated without the following are given a special check mark: sulfates sls and sles, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral... Continue Reading →

rms x3 x2

over the holidays - yes way back them - rms came out with two trios.  there was an eye trio available exclusively at anthropologie and a lip and cheek trio available exclusively at free people.  anthropologie's trio was of plummy and gold eye polishes, which are probably my favorite product from rms.  the palette featured the shades... Continue Reading →

early morning makeup, pt 2

i posted about my early morning makeup routine just a few months ago, but since then it has become faster and far more refined.  at the time of part 1, i was student teaching just 2 days a week, and now i am student teaching full time.  sooo early mornings every day means less fuss... Continue Reading →

resolutions for my 25th year

my birthday, fortunately and unfortunately, is in the first week of the new year.  while i always come up with new year's resolutions - and pretty immediately disregard them - this year i'm making resolutions for my new year.  life is pretty hectic and full of change these days, so with these resolutions i'm really... Continue Reading →

september picks

i've made some great strides in my skincare and makeup routines, thanks to a couple new products and some fresh application techniques.as far as skincare goes, the avene thermal water has made a huge difference in the skin issues i was having due to my soft apartment water.  i spray this on my face after... Continue Reading →

recent eco beauty buys

and crazy obsessions.100% pure cocoa butter lipstick in prickly pear // i picked up a couple products from 100% pure while  i was in new york and i have become a big fan of the company.  after seeing some of their instagram posts on this lipstick, i just couldn't resist the color and the semi-matte... 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 →

dope taupe

there's just something about a taupe eye shadow, you know?  it's such a beautifully subtle, natural color, giving any eye color a nice little pop.  it's suitable for every day use as well as a heavier makeup look, while being grungy enough to not look overdone.  for me, my taupes are old reliables. sephora shadow... Continue Reading →

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