Makeup

Mermaid Nails

Not really sure why I’m obsessed with this teal/ purple nail concoction, but I can’t keep my mind off of it. Summer’s here, and these mermaid nails (patent pending) catch the sun’s rays bay-ootifully. Will I look back at this color in 10 years and ask what I was thinking? Probably, but that’s what makes nail […]

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Makeup

Event Nails: Polished to Perfection

A look isn’t complete without a manicure, right? At least I’d like to think so. I made a visit to my favorite salon Olive & June to take a peek at the hottest polish duos for spring (… and get a mani myself, of course). Pastels are dominating every ad/collection/Instagram, but I couldn’t resist a couple […]

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Makeup

Drugstore Chronicles: Mascara

I’m a firm believer that you don’t need to spend your dough on expensive mascara. It’s a nice luxury, but I always find myself going back to the basics. Aka, the drugstore. My drugstore favorite mascara is BY FAR Covergirl Clump Crusher. It’s a good formula, and unlike most drugstore mascaras, it has a great wand. It’s […]

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Style

The Ugliest Shoes of the Summer

I want to love this trend. I really, really do. Am I little late to this party? Yes. It is “the shoe of the summer”? Probably, but I lack the courage to pull it off. I don’t have a Portland zip code, and I don’t have a composter in my backyard… maybe these aren’t for me. […]

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Makeup

The Truth Behind “Airbrush” Foundation

Is it worth the hype? That was my initial question, and I’m sure many people are feeling the same way. There are so many stellar products on the market, but it’s virtually impossible for a foundation to make us appear like we’re out of a Chanel ad. One, we don’t want to look like a […]

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Makeup

Heat Your Eyelash Curler

We all want full lashes, right? I do. I’m an avid user of my eyelash curler, and my recent discovery has seriously opened my eyes (pun intended!). Instead of going about your business as usual, heat the “pad” of the device with your blow drier. About 5 seconds will do the trick. And voilà! Instant falsies. […]

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Makeup

What’s in My Makeup Bag?

There is something so personal about a makeup bag. There’s only room for the essentials. I struggle with this concept, and usually tote along at least 3 extra lip glosses just in case. It’s a rough world out there, so let’s see what we’re bringing to battle. POWDERPowder: the first step to any touch up regimen. Blotting […]

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Hair

the FLOP

After 6 months of dealing with “the bob,” I’ve developed some signature ‘dos. Since ponytails are pretty much out of the question, I’m forced to either 1) put on a Lululemon headband or 2) attempt to style it. I usually opt for option 1, but some occasions require hair attention. The “flop” has been my […]

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Hair, Makeup, Nails

Coachella Beauty Cheat Sheet

 I am not attending Coachella this weekend (or next weekend, or probably ever), but several of my peeps are headed off to Indio this weekend. Here’s what I’d bring if I was tagging along. HAIR Bumble and bumble Surf Spray is a industry favorite for a reason. A couple of sprays will leave you with […]

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Hair

Drugstore Chronicles: L’Orèal Elnett Hairspray

  I’m pretty OCD about my hair. I have a specific routine to maintain the “bob”, and nothing hinders a routine like a bad hair day. Therefore, once I style my hair, I prefer that it doesn’t move! I can count on the cult favorite L’Orèal Elnett to keeps my locks in place without looking crunchy […]

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