Lifestyle, Organization

The Anatomy of the Perfect Planner

Finding a good planner is like finding a good bra. The size has to be just right, and it must be aesthetically pleasing. Just because it works for your best friend doesn’t mean you’ll have luck with it, and sales people usually just don’t get it. I’ve had so much luck with the fabulous store Poketo in DTLA. A sanctuary for paper fiends […]

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Style

Your Fashion Week Cheat Sheet

It’s a BIG WEEK PEOPLE ! Two words: Fashion. Week. It can be overwhelming to keep the festivities in order, so I’ve assembled a crib sheet for you with the shows I’ve deemed notable (in other words, the designers I’ve deemed #blush).  where to find me :: TWITTER ::: INSTAGRAM ::: FACEBOOK ::: PINTEREST ::

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Makeup

Bioderma Créaline

Makeup is a beautiful thing. Taking makeup off, however, is a taxing process. Our cleansers are expected to perform double duty: remove and cleanse. But how can a cleanser do its job when you’ve got a layer of foundation in the way? It can’t. So unless you are a lucky civilian who doesn’t violently react […]

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Lifestyle, Makeup, Style

Monthly Moodboard: July 2014

It’s too hot for most activities these days, so minimal makeup, a pair of sunglasses and a dress are the only things I’m reaching for. Also, workout gear (even when I’m not working out, sorry!) is the first thing I put on when the temperature is 95+. Happy July! where to find me :: TWITTER ::: INSTAGRAM ::: FACEBOOK ::: TUMBLR

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Lifestyle, Skin, Style

LA City Guide: Downtown

Who doesn’t love trying something new? I’m constantly on the lookout for the best new beauty supply store or hottest brunch spot. The city of Los Angeles has a never ending stream of entertainment, and I’m here to share my favorite places, divided up by neighborhoods. Downtown Los Angeles, known for it’s poor city planning and spread out […]

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Makeup, Skin

Event Skin: The Good, the Bad, and the Glowing

I’m always in the mood for a little pampering, but my calendar for the next month is insane, and requires a lot of beauty TLC. The next week on AYNIB will be strictly event prep posts.  So light your favorite Diptyque candle and get your Sephora shopping cart ready. EXFOLIATE Exfoliate before you apply your makeup. Our people […]

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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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Lifestyle

Room Renovation: Phase 1

My room has been looking tired recently, and is in dire need of a face lift. I only have a few months left at home, but I’m not letting that stop me from giving my room some TLC. If I post it on the internet, I’m hoping it will motivate me to dive into the project. […]

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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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