Last night, I was scrolling through Rent the Runway, trying to find the perfect dresses for two weddings — one formal, one beachy — when I realized: it was 1 in the morning. My alarm goes off at 6:15. Needless to say, I was beat when I woke up this morning. Between half-closed eyes, I spotted it:… Read More Testing New Products: Tarte Fake Awake
Confession: I’m pale. I use the lightest shade in every foundation line — except Kat Von D, who’s come out with new shades that finally put me in the the third-lightest range. (Winning!) Even though I poke fun at myself — and my pale skin — a lot, I respect my epidermis enough to not want… Read More Fake Bake 60-Minute Tan: Hit or Miss?
I’m kinda sad to be wrapping up April. I love the first days of spring, when the weather’s warm and you can feel summer coming. It’s a season of anticipation — and I love that. Of course, it’s also my birthday month. Wouldn’t want to forget about that. But seriously, I ushered in my late-twenties earlier this… Read More Tarteist PRO Amazonian Clay Palette
Ahh, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s time to cash in on my annual, mostly-exclusion-free coupon to ULTA. I got my 20-percent off Platinum perk about a week ago. Since then, I’ve been scouting out which new (to me) products I want to try out. Of course – as always — I… Read More Testing New Products: stila Liquid Eye Shadow
Happy Easter! Last week, I wrote about why I wear purple lipstick. The short version? It gives me confidence. It brings back the fun in doing makeup. But purple lipstick doesn’t just make for a good metaphor – it makes for the ultimate companion to any spring makeup look. Today, I’m talkin’ my three favorite… Read More Three Favorites: Purple Lipsticks
When I was a teenager, I wish my mama had told me how important it was to wash your face. ‘Cause I hardly ever did. Gross, I know. And – despite this gnarly fact – the skin gods screwed up. My name must have somehow dropped off their list of people who should break out.… Read More #SecretWeaponSaturday: Drugstore Moisturizer
I’m a makeup addict. That’s not to say I’m great at makeup – because I’m not – but I love walking through Ulta and Sephora, carefully swatching lipstick and eye shadow on the back of my hand, then impulsively making decisions about what to buy. This is a relatively new phenomenon, although I started my… Read More Why I wear purple lipstick