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March 2016

Skincare March 25, 2016

Rejuvinate Your Face with LEADERS Facial Masks

These past two weeks have been quite hectic for me – between work, friend’s birthdays, prepping for my trip next week and personal stress, I’ve been exhausted. So much so that it’s taken a toll on my skin and I knew I needed some rejuvenation. When my normal skincare routine just isn’t cutting it and I feel it needs that extra boost, I usually turn to a facial mask. This week, I pulled out my 7 Wonders Mediterranean Olive Brightening…

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Makeup Skincare March 22, 2016

Summer Beauty Must-Haves!

It’s officially spring and although it may not consistently feel like it yet, its time to start stocking up on those seasonal beauty must-haves. In anticipation of warmer times I’ve put together a list of products I’ll be adding to my beauty roster within the coming weeks. Milk Makeup has created quite a bit of buzz since it came onto the scene with its innovative and robust product offering. There are a few products that have stood out to me,…

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Makeup March 18, 2016

Black | Up Cosmetics

Initially this story was going to be solely about a new foundation that I am trying out for the spring by Black | Up cosmetics. However, once I got my hands on a few more products from the brand, I fell in love and had to give you all the low down on the company overall. Black | Up is a Parisian cosmetics brand that caters to women of darker skin tones, and has recently launched in the U.S. As…

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Hair March 16, 2016

Beachy Summer Waves with my Red by Kiss Curling Wand

About a month and a half ago, I cut my hair into a bob with bangs – which for now will be my transitional summer lewk. However, prior to the new ‘do I had been religiously using this curling wand that I bought one day on a whim. To be very honest, I was persuaded by this wavy look Khloe Kardashian was giving and had to figure out how to do it for myself. So after searching the net to…

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Makeup March 14, 2016

Purple Blush? Why Not! LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush

There’s something about a rosy cheek that I love – it always seems to pull together a beauty look, even the most casual. I’ve never really thought of exploring the option of wearing any blush hues other than a pink or red, until I found the LORAC Color Source Buildable Blush in Ultraviolet ($22). Even in the compact, the pigment was so captivating I had to see how it looked on. Once I applied the blush it instantly blended in with my…

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Fragrance Skincare March 9, 2016

Stay Dry! With Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant

Dove

In the spirit of NYC finally hitting 70-degree weather today, it’s only right that I write a post on my new favorite deodorant from Dove. It’s almost that time of year where I switch from a more delicate solution to something that can withstand my summer sweats! For some time during the 70’s and 80’s spray on deodorant was a big trend in the U.S., until the government found out that some of the products in them (chlorofluorocarbons) were bad…

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Makeup March 8, 2016

Red Hot! Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

I have pretty big lips—as you can probably see from photos. Back in college if you told me that I’d be fearless with my lipstick choices and wear a statement lip practically everyday, I wouldn’t have believed you. I only wore lipstick on rare occasions and was too scared to try anything besides a swipe of lip balm while out during the day. Today, on the other hand, the sky is the limit when it comes to a lip color. I…

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Skincare March 8, 2016

Maintaining Moisture with Davines

Fortunately, for my friends and I who live in NYC, this winter hasn’t been nearly as excruciating as last year– minus the record breaking blizzard back in January. Nevertheless, maintaining smooth skin against the wind chill and under layers of clothing is pretty daunting. Personally, I’d prefer not to have to run into the bathroom and lotion up my ankles before getting cozy and taking off socks at my boyfriend’s house (not that he’s any less ashy, but you know what…

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Nails March 8, 2016

Spring’s Hottest Nail Colors

In a few weeks I’m heading to New Orleans for a mini vacay with my mom. The last time I was in NOLA I rocked shiny gold nails to embrace the Mardi Gras spirit – even though it wasn’t Mardi Gras…because I’m extra.…

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