Marc Jacobs “Goodbye Columbus” Bag

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?

February Beauty Favorites

Hello lovelies! Cannot believe it’s already time for February favorites. Such a short month! This time I’m doing something a bit differently – I’m directing you all to my Luvocracy page where you can find (and shop, if you’re in the U.S.) all of my favorites of this month. So click on over to my luvocracy collection to find all the goodies! Hope you enjoy the video – making it a little snazzier every time! And I’m back to the old background again, yay!

Leave a comment with your favorite thing this month (doesn’t have to be beauty) – let’s start a conversation! I love chatting with you all! xx

Beauty When You’re Ill


Having recently been plagued with a cold, I started reaching for beauty products that would make me look–and by osmosis feel–more alive, refreshed, and healthy. When I’m sick my skin is a bipolar mix, sometimes super dry and sometimes super oily. Either way, I cleanse my skin thoroughly when I’m sick (and I wash all of my makeup brushes thoroughly). These are the items I reach for which I find help bring back radiance to the face.

After a good moisturizer, I love reaching for YSL’s Youth Liberator Serum foundation because it’s lightweight, doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, but gives a fair amount of coverage and ultimately makes the skin look radiant and ever so slightly dewy. I apply with a flat topped kabuki brush.

Sick day skin is all about the face so I am sure to use my heavy duty under eye concealer (a well-loved pot of Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque). Then I apply a highlighting concealer pen over that as well as the high points of my face. After that, the rest of the face is kept simple with a soft blush, and neutral glossy lip (this one is Blush Essence). I also recommend redness removing eye drops (I personally love Rohto drops but for those who find them too strong, the Clear Eyes cooling ones are similar but less stinging).

My Husband Does My Makeup


As a blogger, one becomes quite used to anticipating milestones. One I’ve been looking forward to since forever has been hitting 10,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel. My husband promised me about 6 months ago, that when I hit 10k on YouTube, he would do the video I’ve been dying to film for a very long time: the “Husband/Boyfriend Does My Makeup” tag video. Believe it or not, I hit that milestone sometime last week. Thank you so much. Seriously, I cannot believe that ten thousand of you subscribe to my videos. Crazy. Anyway, this is what we filmed. Please Click To View The Full Post →

What’s In My Makeup Bag


Just a quick little update from last week, what’s currently in my makeup bag plus what I find handy to take for makeup when I’m traveling. HB and I are back from vacation this week–and we have a VERY SPECIAL VIDEO to share with you on Friday! So please, please mark your calendars, set a reminder, because this will be the BEST. VIDEO. EVER. No joke. In the meantime, enjoy this quick little segment shot in a country ranch house. Yay!Please Click To View The Full Post →

Naked 3 Palette Review & Giveaway

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 View The Full Post →