the real deal skincare routine

and by real deal i mean this is my totally perfected skincare routine that i have been doing for months without the need or desire to change anything at all.  oh and FINALLY, the post i've been promising forever!  because i don't have much counter space in my bathroom, i keep all my skincare under... Continue Reading →

july picks

blogs & youtube // alice catherine // i've been following alice on instagram for a while and randomly decided to check out her blog.  you know when you know someone has a blog but never seem to look at it?!  anyways, i love her style and aesthetic.  plus it's always refreshing to find a new... Continue Reading →

may picks

products ~~ first aid beauty ultra repair cream // since first trying this over the summer, i seem to always have a tube lying around.  it's a great moisturizer for dry skin - face, hands, or body - and though i originally tried it as a hand moisturizer, it is intended for the face.  i think... Continue Reading →

sephora vib sale roundup

ok soooo i went a little crazy this year at the vib sale, but i am so amped on my purchases.bite beauty lip pencil in 08 and 012 // i am not a lip pencil girl.  i owned a couple mac lip liners at one point but those suckers are dry and scary, in my... 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 →

warm weather bound

tomorrow me and (part of) the fam are headed to one of my favorite places...california, duh!  you know i love a good travel post, so here's what i've got coming along with me >> makeup:nothing too exciting, but i'm bringing along the usual nars creamy concealer in vanilla, w3ll people bronzer and brightening powders, gabriel... Continue Reading →

naturally inclined

as i get older, i'm figuring out more and more how i want to treat and take care of my body.  from exercise (work in progress) to wearing sunscreen to figuring out some medical stuff, i'm trying to cherish this body i am in and help myself live my best life.  i've come to realize... Continue Reading →

mfam: cream bronzer edition

i would say that bronzer is my all time favorite beauty product (category?).  it just makes me feel more alive and awake, and just a light dusting does the trick.  lately, however, i've really gotten into cream bronzers, as they add color and dew to the skin, and just add to that healthy effect.  i... Continue Reading →

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