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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Everyday Eye Makeup Favorites

15. That’s the approximate number of eyeshadow palettes currently in my makeup arsenal. As of right now, I’m only rotating between three when it comes to my summer makeup routine. Today, I’m sharing my current everyday eye makeup favorites and how I use them for work or play.

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5 Products That Saved My Sensitive Skin

You’ve probably noticed I’ve been posting less skincare product reviews and it was a break I definitely needed. Trying new products on a daily or even weekly basis can be overwhelming for my complexion. Several weeks ago, I tested a new cult favorite mask, and my skin was never the same. I’ve always maintained pretty clear skin, thanks to good genes and a consistent skincare routine.

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Weekly Must-Have: Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick

We love a gloss to plump our pucker, but shiny, gooey lips can lead to summer hair-mouth disasters. Matte lipsticks are trending (lip paints? duh), and we’re here for this, too.  In fact, as we’ve learned from the success of Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits, an ultra matte lippy has a way of making your pouts seem plumper as well. And who isn’t in the market for bigger lips? (That’s a rhetorical question.

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Bag Crush: Strathberry

Someone send me to ban island. It seems like I’m always on the hunt for a new bag and this one is a new brand I’m crushing on. You may already recognize the brand—I first noticed it when Meghan Markle was spotted carrying this bag. Meet Strathberry, a luxury handbag line that’s handcrafted in Spain (one bag takes up to 20 hours to create).

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Makeup Bag: Joanna Vargas

“I grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and I’ve been a product junkie ever since I was a little girl. Creams, bath products, and fragrance are all things I used to play with and use from very early on – skincare was absolutely what I was born to do. I had an enormous collection of bubble bath, and my mom was really into beauty. She modeled when she was younger and was always done up.

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Drugstore Review: Physicians Formula Butter Collection

Continuing on my drugstore beauty kick, I’m obsessed with Physicians Formula—more specifically, the Butter Bronzers, highlighters and blushes. So when the Physicians Formula Butter Collection Box showed up on my doorstep—I literally squealed with excitement. These products are an absolute must-have for summer and I swear by their products. Butter Bronzer in Bronzer: This is the darker of the two shades they offer with the bronzer formula.

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Best Skincare Ingredients For Summer

Skincare ingredients aren’t created equal: some are better than others. Period. While each ingredient has an intended purpose, it really depends on your skin type and desired result. Become your own chemist: read the ingredient list, because what you put on your complexion matters.

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Life Lately + Drugstore Makeup Haul

I feel like I’ve been traveling non-stop. Two weeks ago, I hopped on a plane to Charlotte, NC for a quick trip for my full-time gig. I came back, had a few days of downtime, and then headed to Pittsburgh for my second wedding of the season. This week, I’m taking a train to Jersey City for another work trip.

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Trending: Gel-Cream Face Moisturizers

With summer quickly approaching, our skin doesn’t need the thick moisturizers of winter and fall. Like our shoes, our skincare routine should change with the season. While we never suggest skipping moisturizer entirely (not even for oily skin types!), we totally endorse a lighter hydrator for spring and summer. In fact, gel-cream face moisturizers are exactly what our face is craving: both in terms of hydration and glow.

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