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!

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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.

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First Impression: L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

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For what seems like ages I’ve been hearing about the L’Oreal Voluminous® miss manga mascara from overseas blogs and channels and have been super interested in trying it out. I wasn’t sure what all the fuss was about, or what it claimed to do, but when I saw it available at my local CVS in a display stand, I grabbed the blackest black I could find and headed home to try it out. I decided to film my first impression on it for you guys and gals! I hope you enjoy!Please Click To View The Full Post →

Bare Minerals “The Top Shelf”

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Ever since hearing Estée profess her love for this eyeshadow duo, I decided to finally check out Bare Minerals Ready eyeshadow duo in “The Top Shelf” in person at my local Ulta store. Immediately after swatching, I knew that it would be an easy go-to, everyday eye look for me. With one downside (which I will explain later). On to the pictures!

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I absolutely love the pigmentation of these two shadows – they’re almost metallic when they swatch! But they layer so very smoothly and I will say that my only gripe about this duo is that the darker color is so shimmery – theoretically a crease color like the darker shade should be matte, not metallic, since you want to avoid reflecting light and actually recess the appearance of your socket.

On the other hand, it does give you two very nice shimmery colors, and who says the darker one has to be in the crease? Sometimes I just wash it all over my lid and use the lighter color as a  brow bone highlight.  

I’m much more interested now in checking out the other Bare Minerals Ready eyeshadows after being so pleasantly surprised with this lovely “Top Shelf” number. Bonus points for all of the shadow duos being preceded with “The”, just like my category titles on PSS!

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What’s In My Céline?

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Happy Monday guys and gals! I hope you are having a great start to your week. Mine definitely looks busy, but luckily I’ve got some great content lined up for you this week, so be sure to check back every day!

Today I’m sharing with you my new baby: my Céline Luggage tote in the “Micro” size and black drummed leather. The drummed leather comes with silver hardware and the smooth leather comes with gold hardware, which I do feel looks better on black, but smooth leather scratches easily and loses its shape faster than drummed leather. (A comparison between the drummed and smooth leather can be made with the Chanel caviar vs lambskin leathers, if you’re familiar with Chanel). Although the bag is pricey, it’s by far the most well-made bag I’ve ever owned (yes, even compared to my Chanel). Nothing compares to the feeling of sturdiness and craftsmanship, in my opinion. Céline definitely has a new fan for life.

If you’d like to watch the video about my thoughts on the bag and the contents of my bag (which have actually changed quite a bit since my last video, so it won’t be as boring, I promise), or to see a photo of all the contents laid out neatly, then just click on!
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