5 Reasons You Need New Makeup Brushes |

5 Signs You Need New Makeup Brushes

Plus my personal faves and recommendations on which to buy

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Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover |

Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover

Tried and true beauty recommendations for the makeup and skincare lovers in your life, starting at $15

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How To // Victoria's Secret Hair with the Beachwaver S1 |

How To // Victoria’s Secret Hair with the Beachwaver S1

The official hair tool of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year

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21 Days of Beauty with Ulta |

21 Days of Beauty with Ulta

My 3 fave makeup picks from Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty event

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HOW TO // Organize Lipsticks & Lip Glosses the Chic Way |

How To // Organize Your Lipstick & Lip Gloss

An easy and chic way to organize your lipstick and lip gloss collection

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Zoya Focus & Flair Fall 2015 Nail Polish Swatches |

Zoya Focus & Flair Fall 2015 Nail Polish Swatches

Nail polish swatches of the new fall Zoya colors

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Skincare Obsession // Tata Harper |

Skincare Obsession // Tata Harper

All about my new skincare obsession, Tata Harper, and a 20% off $100+ order promo code celebrating her birthday today

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How To // Glamorous Long-Lasting Curls |

How To // Glamorous Long-Lasting Curls

A how-to video tutorial on achieving glamorous, long-lasting curls

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High-End Vs. Drugstore // Make Up For Ever & L'Oreal Paris Long-Lasting Lips |

High-End Vs. Drugstore // Long-Lasting Lips

A side-by-side comparison of two comparable lip products

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NEW bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Review, Swatch, & Look |

NEW bareMinerals Complexion Rescue

A review with swatches of the new bareMinerals Complexion Rescue BB Cream

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Gift Guide for the Beauty Junkie in Your Life |

Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover & Giveaway

Gift Ideas for the Beauty Junkie in Your Life, Starting at $12

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8 Fall Skincare Favorites |

8 Fall Skincare Favorites

Preggo-Safe Fall Skincare Faves

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The Glow // Pregnancy Beauty Must-Haves |

The Glow // Pregnancy Beauty Must-Haves

10 Pregnancy Beauty Must-Haves to enhance your “Glow”

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How To // Apply False Eyelashes |

How To // Apply False Eyelashes

How to apply natural-looking falsies.

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Lorac PRO Palette 2 Review |

Lorac PRO Palette 2 Review

The new Lorac PRO Palette 2. Should you get it?

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Best Lip Scrubs + An Easy DIY Recipe |

Best Lip Scrubs & An Easy DIY Recipe

My favorite store-bought lip scrubs & a DIY recipe for home.

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bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation |

bareMinerals bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation

I partnered with bareMinerals to try out their new (and first) liquid foundation, bareSkin, available in stores like Sephora on May 1st. I’m sure you’ve heard of bareMinerals, but up until now, they’re best known for their loose and compact non-liquid mineral foundations.

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Urban Decay Naked Palettes Comparison |

Urban Decay Naked Palettes

If you’re looking for a fab yet versatile eyeshadow palette, I’d definitely recommend any of the trio of Urban Decay Naked palettes. They’re a nice size, come with an eyeshadow brush, and are highly pigmented, which makes them a pleasure to work with.

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Hair Care for Brunettes

I’ve always been attracted to hair care formulated specifically for brunettes, so today I’m sharing two different lines that have worked well for my own brown locks.

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How To // Curl Hair with a Straightener

Ever wondered how you can use one hair tool to create multiple looks? Wonder no more. Today I show you a hair tutorial on how to use a straightener to curl. Sounds counter-intuitive, yes, but you read that right – curl. While this may not come across as the most immediate use for your straightener, it is no secret that the Best Hair Straighteners 2019 happen to be effective in curling hair too.   Be sure to pin this!   And the finished product…   These are the items I used to achieve the look:   Shop The Post:    

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Everyday Glam Makeup

Although my beauty cabinet is filled with quite a few other lovely makeup products (read: toys), somehow I always reach for particular tried and true products when I don’t want to think twice about what I’ll wear that day. These items also happen to be what I currently have in my travel makeup bag.  They work well for me, and you can see they’re well-loved (I’ve hit pan on a few items, and that Benefit Instant Brow Pencil is starting to look like a deluxe sample, haha).     LORAC PRO Palette A beloved palette of mine!  The top shades are matte, and the bottom row is shimmer.  It has every shade I would need for an everyday look, and the quality is lovely.  The thinness of the LORAC PRO Palette makes it ideal for travel.  My absolute favorite is “Gold” – it’s more of a bronze gold, and it makes my blue eyes pop.   Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Liquid Foundation This Chanel liquid foundation is an ultra-light skin-perfecting hybrid fluid.  It’s not a full-coverage foundation, but it also doesn’t make me look and feel as heavily layered as others (which have their time and place for special events, etc.). …

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Current Skincare Favorites

Welcome to my powder room counter, Bond Girl! I thought I’d share some of my current skincare favorites today. I know I’d like to see what’s behind other women’s medicine cabinets too. My routine is gradually evolving, especially since I like to try new things to possibly recommend here. If this post turns out to be helpful, I can also share some additional non-daily skincare treatments I like to use and future discoveries. Firstly, let’s cover the basics of what kind of skin I have. I’m in my mid-twenties with combination skin. I struggle to stay matte all day in my t-zone area, but my skin feels dry after cleansing, especially around the outer edges of my face and on my lips during the winter months. I also get the occasional acne flare-ups, the worst of which tend to come in waves (most likely hormonally-influenced). My skincare product choices are usually based on effectiveness, scent, and packaging. I like quality products, pleasant scents, and beautiful, classic packaging (don’t we all!). I enjoy using skincare products, because 1) I’m trying to prevent skin aging now instead of when it’s too late, 2) makeup application is a lot smoother with skin that…

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