Glossybox: A Beauty Box Review

For her birthday, I gave my mom the January Glossybox.  It was The Man Repeller‘s Winter Survival Kit, and it was full of all sorts of good things.  So when it came to the February box, I had high expectations.  The theme for February was International Style, but I found my box lacking in international zest. In […]

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Wantable: A Beauty Box Review

Wantable is the first beauty subscription service that I have tried, and this month I received a box filled with a variety of products.  Like many shopping clubs, when you sign up, you fill out a short questionnaire about what sort of brands/products you like.  You can purchase one box for $40 or subscribe for $36 a […]

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December PopSugar Must Have Box and a Mini Giveaway

With so many fashion subscription services now available, it’s hard to know which to try.  I’ve been eyeing PopSugar’s Must Have box and decided to treat myself with the December box.  The $35 box was stuffed with an assortment of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle products worth about $100. What’s inside: Bodum Bistro Double Wall Thermo-Glass […]

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Winter Beauty Products to Save Your Skin

This week’s IFB Project asks bloggers to post about their winter beauty routines.  Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite products. Hands My hands were really dry this summer, so I went on the hunt for a good hand cream.  L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream made my hands look human again.  It’s a bit […]

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The Joy of $3 Lip Gloss

The pursuit of the perfect lip gloss is never ending.  Too sticky.  Too Sheer. Too pigmented.  I’ve found some favorites which include M.A.C., Bobbi Brown, and Mary Kay, but who wants to spend double digits on a microscopic tube of color? Enter essence, a brand I found tucked away as an obscure endcap in Ulta. […]

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BB Cream Face Off

It’s impossible to follow beauty trends and not see something about bb creams.  These beauty balms have swept the industry into a frantic search for the perfect formula.  I’ve tried three different brands and thought it would be interesting to do a face off.  I used a handful of my favorite products paired them with […]

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Galaxy Nails

This week’s IFB Project is all about nail art.  One of my favorite looks is the galaxy manicure because I can use a bunch of different colors and not stress about being precise.  Abstract layers of polish are applied with a sponge until the galaxy takes shape on your nail.  If you are new to […]

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Favorite Summer Beauty Products

Summer days call for a simple beauty routine. A dollop of sunscreen.  A swipe of mascara.  A spritz of perfume.  Here are the products I’m reaching for this summer: Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream in Light/Medium – like a tinted moisturizer but with better coverage Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock – doesn’t […]

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Fairy Wings Nail Tutorial

Nails glitter like fairy wings! The colors used One coat OPI Las Vegas Strip Poker A bit of MAC Bad Fairy on the tips Some MAC soiree applied in the middle with a wet Q-tip A coat of Ulta Diva all over plus a second coat on the tips A dash of glitter on the […]

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