A couple of months ago the folks from Louise Young contacted me inviting me to try a sample of their brush collection. Having drooled unceremoniously over the super jumbo massive round foundation brush (which you can see above far right) for many months prior to that, I quickly said yes. A few weeks later (they are an English brand) they were in my hands and I was ready to play. Please Click To Read More →
Hey guys! I wanted to share another bag review with you guys – this time it’s not Alexander Wang or Chanel or 3.1 Phillip Lim…promise! As you may well know, I’m pretty obsessed with three things: handbags, technology (cameras, cell phones, computers, gadgets), and watches. So as you can imagine I have the fair collection in each of these categories. Let me know if you’d like me to do collection videos on each category–and name which one you’d specifically like to see!
The Marc by Marc Jacobs “Goodbye Columbus” tote is a beauty – black with double zips (perhaps a tribute to the Prada Saffiano Lux Double Zip?) but with a gorgeous vachetta-type leather that is the softest leather I’ve ever felt in my life. In my life. It’s perfect for professionals or students transitioning to workdom (although a bit pricey for a student’s budget). I love that it can fit and iPad (regular or mini), or even a small Macbook Air or similarly sized small computer. It fits my rather large cell phone in the pocket with no issues (I got a new phone after filming this video).
What do you guys think of this bag?
Hey guys and gals! Happy Monday. Today I wanted to share with you my in-depth thoughts about the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, UD’s newest Naked palette release. Since the release of this palette they’ve come out with lip glosses and eye pencils to flesh out the range, but I wanted to spend time really using this palette every day for several weeks before I came back to you with a rant or a rave. I didn’t want you to think I was buying into the hype. Yes, I got one of the first ones released (thanks to a fast checkout on the Sephora mobile app). But I wanted to take my time. Now, you won’t find swatches here, because I don’t think they ever translate well to how they’ll look on the eye, or the numerous possibilities you can make with one eyeshadow. But you will hear my thoughts, if you’re interested. Click below to watch!Please Click To Read More →
I have told you guys about my skincare routine (morning & night) in the past on my YouTube channel. But since my last update, I’ve had quite the switcheroo with my moisturizers. I’ve been using Restørsea Day & Night creams since I last spoke to you guys and my skin has completely transformed. Instead of combination/oily skin, my skin type is now, actually, normal. It hasn’t been that way since puberty! My acne is markedly improved, only popping out for hormonal bouts in a monthly fashion (ahem). I haven’t changed anything else about my skincare so I’m quite certain that all of the aforementioned beneficial changes to my skin can be attributed to these two products.
In the above video, I describe at length how these two moisturizers work, and what other differences I’ve seen in my skin. I also give you guys a little update on my lash extensions (by the way, mention my blog at Winx Lash & Makeup Studio in Houston and get 40% off your full set!).
This is probably one of the most expensive sets of products I’ll ever recommend on this blog, but I couldn’t not share it with you just because it’s pricey. It probably won’t be for all of us, but for those who can make the splurge (and like to do so) this stuff is transformative. Now, you could just as easily use less expensive moisturizer day and night, and in fact I’ve recommend several of my favorites in the past that I happen to love.
*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Products were sent to me for PR purposes.
I have the pleasure of testing out a lot of beauty products as a result of the work I do on my blog. Sure, I get excited when I get to try the latest name-brand release, but what gets me even more excited (albeit a bit less often, sadly) is when I try something from a brand I’ve never heard of and fall in love with it. Such is the case with this Merumaya Melting Cleansing balm. I love cleansing balms – they take makeup off like a dream and don’t make your face feel tight or dry, and they’re perfect for almost any skin type (except maybe the extremely sensitive?). What I like about this cleansing balm over the Emma Hardie cleansing balm is twofold: first, the packaging is in a squeeze tube, which I find infinitely more hygienic than digging my grubby hands in a jar every day. Secondly, I adore the smell. Rather than pungently herbal, this cleansing balm smells soft and floral. I think they’re equally effective, and while I’m not putting one over the other completely, I am happy to have both in my skincare collection.
Are there any other cleansing balms out there you would like me to review? Also, I’m doing a Q&A video very soon so please send me your questions via Twitter or Facebook (tag them with #askPSS so I know you’re okay to be featured if your question gets selected)!
Hey guys! Just a quick little video review of my newest purchase (and no, it’s not a new lipstick). Don’t forget to leave me a comment down below with what YOUR resolutions for the new year are! And if you wear one of these types of trackers, let me know what kind and what you think of it, because I’m super curious.
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P.S. – would you like an updated What’s In My Bag video soon? How about winning bag again? Let me know!