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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nightly skincare routine

I always pre-cleanse my skin with Clinique Wash-Away Gel Cleaner to get all of my makeup off.  I’ve used this stuff for years.  I’ve tried other makeup removers (wipes, liquids, other cleansers, etc.) and always come back to this.  A pea sized amount…

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Sephora 15% Off

Had to share…  Sephora rarely does sales, so stock up while you can! Use the code CHICWEEK. Here are some of my picks: NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg Fresh Rose Face Mask (Has green tea, aloe, and cucumber to soothe…

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