gift guide // for the beauty obsessed

wet brush // clarisonic // philosophy exfoliating lip cream // shiseido ‘perfect’ foundation brush // bobbi brown train case // t3 voluminous hot rollers // tom ford nail lacquer ‘bordeaux lust’ // laura mercier body cream set // clinique chubby stick // brownberry sunless tan  Beauty products are one of my favorite types of gifts to give and receive.…

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product spotlight // argan oil

I was thrilled to find a small bottle of Josie Maran Argan Oil in the Sephora Favorites Kit I purchased recently (sold out online).  Argan oil is a rare oil and it’s grown organically in Morocco.  It’s packed with vitamin E,…

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sephora VIB 20% off

Today marks the first day of Sephora’s VIB sale, where they are offering 20% off with code VIBTOPIA (Five days only! Today through November 11th.).  This sale only happens once a year, so take advantage, my friends!  Gotta say, this is…

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easy updo, explained!

After my honeymoon, a ton of you asked me how I did this updo. …and I promised I would explain how. Well, I made a little video on how to do it, but then decided I didn’t like the video.  So…

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skincare routine

My skincare routine is always evolving.  My skin type is combination …oily throughout my t-zone and dry along my jawline, but it changes slightly depending on the time of year.  I received a series of facials during the months leading up…

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chop chop

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I cut off about six inches of hair.  It will definitely take some getting used to again -and more patience in the mornings (in my opinion, short hair seems to require…

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product spotlight {garnier BB cream}

I love the concept of a BB cream, but as much as I try to convince myself that their moisturizing formulas will look good on my skin, I know they aren’t right for my combination skin type.  That is, until I…

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product spotlight: my makeup collection

Every now and then, I’m going to post about some must have items … be it beauty items, housewares, or wardrobe related items.  As for today, here are some makeup items that I’d hate to go without. 1 // Lancome Teint Idole…

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