Makeup

Top 6 College Student Beauty Products

Most college kids don’t share the same passion for cosmetics that I’ve been afflicted with, but everyone has at least one product they use on the regular. If it’s a routine staple, then it has to be good, right? I found six college students with some #blush cred, and asked about the one product they […]

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Style

Perfect Your Winter Travel Style

I admit that although my travel outfit goals are high, I rarely find myself in transit completely content with my ensemble. Between the stress of boarding and baggage claim, I favor comfort and practicality. But, in reality, who doesn’t? The Victoria Beckhams of the world have set lofty expectations for airport style. As of late, […]

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Style

4 Essentials for Your Going-Out Bag

Long night on the town ahead of you? A sufficiently stocked bag is just as critical as your LBD.  Hands-free is superlative in both form and function in this case, so grab your crossbody and prepare your arsenal. It’s time for battle. And remember, one cross strap is better than none. 1. Card Case A small bag […]

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Lifestyle

The Power of a “Thank You”

Thank you notes were a fundamental part of my upbringing. No matter how small the gift, my mother always stressed the importance of sending a note to express my gratitude. Forget the email, forget the phone call, and do not even THINK about sending a text. In our digital universe, it is important to have the dignity to sit […]

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Nails

Go Nude.

In the last few years, we’ve all praised at the altar of nail art. Neon, tribal patterns, stripes… you name it, I’ve probably done it. But, in an effort to make (small) strides toward sophisticated adulthood, I’ve embraced the refined nude nail. As with all things tasteful, Chanel does it best. The Les Beiges collection is the […]

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Makeup, Skin

3 Face Masks to Update Your Skincare Routine

Face masks are having a major beauty moment. Highly concentrated treatments designed to target concerns with a single use, masks can be found on the shelves of both Sephora and the drugstore alike. Most versions recommend using once or twice a week, depending on your skin type.  Blemish Clearing Kate Somerville EradiKate Mask Not necessary for use […]

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Makeup

4 Beauty Instagram Accounts to Follow, NOW!

The Streicher Sisters @streichersisters  This über cool trio not only shares a killer gene pool, but LA’s hottest new salon, StIIIKe. Jenn handles the makeup, Ashley covers hair, and Kristie is the master of the “feathered brow.” Follow along for star studded updates, as well as endless hair/makeup/brow inspiration. Violet Grey @violetgrey  The beauty renegades at […]

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Nails

Master the At-Home Pedicure

With only a few more weeks of sandal season, it’s compulsory to keep your feet in tip top shape. When weekly trips to the nail salon are simply not an option, it’s important to master your at-home pedicure routine. 1. SOAK In a large basin, combine 2 parts warm water and 1 part whole milk. […]

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Makeup

Tinted Moisturizer Trials

As much as I adore makeup, I value convenience over everything. If a product can do double duty, it usually has prime real estate on my shelf. During the warmer months, I reach for lighter products (beauty logic, right here). The makeup gods answered my prayers many years ago, and lightweight tinted moisturizers/ BB creams/ CC […]

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Lifestyle, Style

The BFF Guide to LA

We’re here to solve the perpetual question, “what should we do today?” Meet Cady, my partner in Los Angeles crime. We’ve scoured countless nail salons, comedy clubs, and frozen yogurt joints together in LA County, always in search of a new “go-to.” How does our team operate? Cady manages food and entertainment, I come in with beauty and […]

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