Keeping It Casual

Hello my friends! I am alive! I’m truly sorry for being MIA here on the blog these days…My American Board of Anesthesiology exam (part 1) is coming up July 29th and I’ve been spending every waking hour at home studying for the darn thing. Oh, and doing yoga. I’m doing yoga now and so far I like it! Please Click To View The Full Post →

June Favorites 2014

Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing with you my June Favorites. I know it’s a little late but studying for my Anesthesiology board exam on July 29th has me completely swamped! Get ready for something exciting in August though! ;-) I’ve been loving espadrilles from Shopbop (they have a great selection) and this has been one of my favorite places to shop for beauty products lately thanks to the free shipping and easy returns.

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In the comments, tell me ONE favorite thing you’ve been loving for the past month. Let’s chat!

Shop My June Favorites!

The Ultimate Beachy Waves with Sally Beauty

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Hey everyone! Today I have a very special post for you guys. (There’s a giveaway at the end!) I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered up with Sally Beauty (one of my fave places to shop for nail and hair supplies). The partnership will celebrate summer and in this post I’m sharing with you how I get my beachy waves – especially with my medium-length hair. In future posts I’ll be challenged to go on a shopping spree with a limited amount of money – and I’ll share with you just how much I’m able to get for my dollar. And in my third post, one of YOU will get a personalized beauty consultation from me! P.S.–did you know that Sally Beauty is the world’s largest retailer of professional supplies? Who knew??

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Erin Condren 2014 Life Planner + Giveaway

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Hey guys! It’s that time of the year again and it is Erin Condren Life Planner launch time! The new books launched on June 12th and I’m happy to say that mine has arrived safe and sound. There are a few new features, and of course, the things we know and love from last year’s planner. You can watch the video below to see what I’ve been doing with my existing EC Life Planner as well as the features on the new 2014/15 Life Planner, and I will summarize the updates below as well.Please Click To View The Full Post →

Naturally Brightening Skincare Review

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Hey guys! Today I wanted to share with you a new skincare range that comes from natural cosmetics brand Burt’s Bees. Not only have I been using Burt’s Bees lip balm since high school (when Accutane made my lips sore and chapped and needed constant TLC), but I’ve absolutely loved seeing how the company has blossomed into a full-range natural skincare line (with even a few cosmetics thrown in there too). So when they invited me to try their newest line, dubbed “Brightening“, I jumped at the chance, because with Daisy extract this range claims to treat hyperpigmentation in a 99% natural way.

Click play below to hear my initial impression on this all-natural, brightening skincare range.Please Click To View The Full Post →

PSS Picks: Summer

I hope you enjoyed this selection of my favorite summer picks – beauty and non-beauty related! It’s a little bit more seasonally-appropriate and it’s truly what I’m enjoying as we look ahead to summer now. To view the images and all of my comments on each item, click each picture! 

May Favorites 2014

I had absolutely zero makeup favorites this month – hard to believe, I know. I’ve just been loving last month’s favorites so much! But I did have quite a few fragrance, skincare, and non-makeup favorites to share with you so click above to get watching!

May Favorites

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black perfume
Nest Midnight Fleur
Nest Midnight Fleur Rollerball
Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Body Souffle
Clarins Double Serum Concentrate
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Erin Condren iPhone Case
Scandal
Game of Thrones

What’s In My Airplane Handbag

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I hope you have enjoyed PSS Travel Week here on my website! I have really enjoyed making these videos for you guys. I truly hope you’ve found something useful among them. Next up, a favorite video category of mine to search for on YouTube: travel handbag videos. I just find it so interesting to see what people find useful to bring on planes and trains with them. Now, this is not for a long-haul flight overseas or anything, or I’d bring a lot more! But I hope you find this fun and informative, or at the very least entertaining.Please Click To View The Full Post →