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 →

may picks

may has simultaneously been the longest and shortest month of the year.  from finishing spring classes to starting summer ones, moving out of my first solo apartment, spending 10 days with my long distance lover, and everything else in between...i'm definitely a little worn out.  there hasn't been much time for trying new things this... Continue Reading →

the sephora sale: what i actually bought

my sephora purchases arrived!  i'm so happy with my service this time around, especially compared to my drama in the fall.  these are all first impressions, but honestly these products are pretty epic.  i killed it.  no shame!  also important to note, i had a pretty hefty sephora merch credit from some returns i had... Continue Reading →

the sephora sale wishlist

let's hope this sale goes better than the one in the fall... hourglass ambient lighting powder in dim light, mini $22 // i'm not a powder girl on most days, but with summer coming and my penchant for dewy skin i need a little more help in the setting department.  i usually use a powder... 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 →

the sephora sale that never was

i love the sephora vib sale.  for me, it's more the fun of planning, filling, and emptying my shopping cart than the actual magnanimity of the discount.  usually i buy totally superfluous items just because, but this year i got things i really wanted and would use all the way up. so, bright and early... Continue Reading →

mfam: the thanksgiving face

i haven't been feeling 100% this week, so my thanksgiving look was about looking healthy and fresh faced.i started with a healthy amount of both embryolisse and first aid beauty hello fab coconut primer to get the moisture and glow back into my skin.  while that was still soaking in i applied a little glossier... Continue Reading →

august picks

oh august, the sunday of summer...elizabeth arden 8 hour cream // something you may not know about me is that i interned at elizabeth arden when i was in college.  i can honestly say it's where my love of beauty came from, and i look back on that experience fondly (for the most part).  i... Continue Reading →

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