Kylie Jenner’s Lip Products

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It’s no secret that in the last 3-4 months I’ve fallen victim to Kylie-Jenner-Lips-Mania. Dubbed “Lip-Gate” by those who swear she has gotten lip fillers despite her family’s adamant denial (she’s only 16! they cry), I happen to agree with the sentiment – there’s no way this girl’s lip plumping is just attributed to makeup. Lip liners are great, but they aren’t capable of supernatural powers.

Magic aside, she has a strong 90’s lip vibe going on which I can totally relate to–since I actually am a child of the 90’s. It’s that spicy-brown-mauve-matte look that is so cool. Mind you, this isn’t “your lips but better”. This is full on browny rosey nude.  Now, I have naturally “medium” lips, I would say. Not super thin, but not luscious either. I love the look of bigger lips but won’t get lip injections (“yet,” she hedges), so this technique is something I have tended to employ lately.Read & Comment →

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte

I’ll be the first to admit that I fall for hype nine times out of 10. But this is one instance where I didn’t fall into the hype, and I’m so eating my words right now. NARS Audacious lipsticks are a new range of hyper-pigmented, creamy, satin finish lipsticks that are utterly amazeballs. Click for pics and swatches and where to purchase!Read & Comment →

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow

I’m relatively new to the Josie Maran color range, although I have been a fan of Josie’s for many years. In fact (*tangent alert!*), Josie Maran was the first legitimately famous person that ever followed me back on Twitter. This was back in the day before she launched her eponymous beauty range. I was, in a word, starstruck.

Fast forward several years later, and she has grown a hugely successful company, pioneered the use of Argan oil (now a household term), and she’s brought out a makeup line. What a woman! 

I decided to try out her Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadows after being madly in love with the swatches I’ve seen on YouTube (Ashley, I blame you!). I bought no less than four shadows (there are a total of 6 in the range). These are simply stunning. Hydrating with real coconut water, argan-infused pigments mix to create a metallic sheen unlike any other. Read & Comment →

iPhone 6 Plus Review

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Hello guys and gals! She is here and she is all mine! My iPhone 6 Plus arrived at my doorstep at 5pm on Sep 19th and I immediately fell in love. In the week following the announcement and the preorder, I found myself obsessively checking YouTube videos for reviews and “hands on” first impressions of the iPhone 6 Plus. However, I couldn’t visualize how the iPhone 6 Plus would look because every single review featured a male reviewer, and most men’s hands are larger than my own of the teeny-tiny, child-like variety.Read & Comment →

Orla Kiely Candles

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Recently a few new Orla Kiely candle releases came across my desk and they smell so delicious I had to tell you about them. My favorite by far is the “Fig Tree” scent–which smells full, lush, and sharply spicy. Orla Kiely brand candles fill a room nicely but not overpoweringly. Just something you can have burning without ruining your appetite or giving you a headache–but that you still notice.Read & Comment →

Harper’s Bazaar Glossybox

glossybox_harpers_bazaar1smThis month’s Glossybox is pretty special – it has teamed up with the beauty editor of Harper’s Bazaar for an awesomely curated collection of truly high-end items. There’s a (what looks to be) full size Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics lip tar in an anyone-can-wear dark honey shade that likens itself to Clinique’s Black Honey–it’s vampy in the tube but sheers out to a flattering color on the lips.Read & Comment →

Little Black Book of Bronzers

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A few months ago (gulp) I had the privilege of being sent this awesome “Little Black Book of Bronzers” by Too Faced. The name is definitely a misnomer because it’s actually really, really large–but it’s so friggin’ amazing I just had to share it with you all. It contains their entire collection of bronzers – and you all by now know how much of a fanatic I am for the Milk Chocolate Soleil. The Milk Chocolate variety is perfect for pale-faced gals while the chocolate soleil is perfect for anyone with a medium complexion and deeper. Also included are a bunch of shimmery/highlighting bronzers (is that a paradox?).Read & Comment →

Filofax v. Erin Condren: Who Wins Out?

Hey y’all! Today I’m back with two exciting announcements. The first is that PSS has a brand new look — thanks to a sleepless Saturday night! I’ve been wanting to overhaul the look of PSS for a while now (it’s needed one for about two years now but I hadn’t found the time). I’m so thrilled with how it turned out–please take a look around and get to know the new site! Secondly, it’s Filofax video day!Read & Comment →

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.

Click to watch the video above or shop my faves below.

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

Shop My June Favorites!

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.Read & Comment →