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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Here’s Why I’m Obsessing Over These Peter Thomas Roth Eye Gels

Eye contour masks are my new “thing” and right now, these Peter Thomas Roth Eye Gels don’t disappoint. This is such a great part of my routine and lately, my under eyes have definitely needed an extra boost of moisture. The patches are very easy to apply—it even comes with a mini scooper to help separate. I can easily do other things and not worry about the patches falling off while I wait for the product to soak in.

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Vitamin C Is Here To Save Our Skincare Routines

We know we have to take our vitamins for better health (thanks mom!), and when beauty benefits come in pill form there’s really no reason to skip our one-a-day. It’s true, vitamins are essential for a top-notch immune system, but even better, they promote healthy, beautiful skin! Fist-pump. But when a complete diet overhaul is out of reach, no sweat, we can take our vitamins topically and still reap the benefits. Double fist-pump.

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The CoverGirl X Katy Perry Collection

Katy Perry’s newest collection with affordable drugstore brand CoverGirl will have you rethinking the notion that drugstore equals cheap in dollars and in product. Let me just get this out of the way: the Hot Kat eyeshadow palette is just as good as its higher-end competitors, in color and wearability, and even cuter when it comes to the kitten-shaped center shades. If you only purchase one product from the collection, make it this 10-hued palette: you’ll use it forever to create countless wearable eye looks, from a wash of gold shimmer to a smokey eye to a more colorful berry-inspired look. And this is just with one palette.

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Urban Decay Beached Collection Is Giving Me Mermaid Vibes

It’s been a while since I’ve been obsessed with a summer beauty collection. Then, the Urban Decay Beached Collection showed up on my doorstep. The mix of matte and shimmery nudes, bronzes, and turquoise shades has me swooning. Inspired by Southern California, even the packaging is on point and is giving me major mermaid vibes.

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80’s Supermodel Glam With Sophia Panych!

Sophia’s striking look and the fact that the entire Dior Summer 2018 Cool Wave Collection had arrived a few days beforehand inspired me to do a mash up of late 70’s disco with early 80’s glam. The warm coral, orange and rust shades are perfect with her eye color while the pop of blush brings in that disco vibe. And while I’d like to take credit for Sophia’s perfect brows, in truth I just lightly groomed them. Note: The cheek color is not listed below because it’s a new formula I am secretly developing! Shhhh!.

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Face Masks To Fix It All

Having an unplanned breakout? Face mask it. Skin looking a bit dull and lackluster? Face mask it. Having a bad day? Face mask it. It’s true, face masks seem to fix it all, and they’re trending on social media…how many have we bought because of Instagram? We plead the fifth.

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Pastel Goth… Alex Boldea

To be honest, right after I applied this color to Alex, neither of us was sold. The intense pale blue with a lavender undertone (i. e. periwinkle) just didn’t look quite right as a lipstick shade.

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The Untold Superpowers Brown People Possess Thanks To Melanin

Model Khoudia Diop, “The Melanin Goddess,” knows the power of melanin. With a successful career chock-full of jaw-dropping photos to be proud of – she’s also one of many people of color who can relish in the remarkable health benefits of melanin, the biomolecule that gives skin, hair and eyes their color. Yes, we all know dark skin is best known for its hallmark baby-smoothness and dewy radiance that seemingly last forever (looking at you, Jenifer Lewis!!!), but what else can melanin do for you? Here’s what we found out. People with darker skin have an innate “foundation” to work with on top of their skincare routines.

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Acne In Summer And How To Avoid Breakouts

We’ve discussed acne in winter and how to avoid breakouts (recap here), and, while breaking out in summer isn’t exactly novel, it’s still annoying AF, so we wanted to get some expert tips on how to avoid such seasonal skin disasters. We turned to Dr. Lamees Hamdan of Shiffa skincare for an honest conversation about acne in summer and how to avoid the inevitable breakout cycle. According to Dr.

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Here’s What I Bought In My Sephora Haul

I thought I was going to deplete my bank account when I initially put together my wish list for the Sephora sale, but between shopping the new Gal Meets Glam collection and Marc Fisher blush espadrilles, I decided to scale back.  Here’s what I got from my mini Sephora haul…Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Au Naturel: I mentioned this in my pre-sale wish list post. I love the matte finish and the nude-ish color. It’s slight darker than what I was expecting, but that’s even better because it gives me some nice definition to my eyes.

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