• December Favorites 2014
  • New Year’s Eve Makeup & Nails
  • “Kristmas” Gift Guide
  • My Top Red Lipsticks
  • Let’s Talk About Box Dye…

Hudson + Bleecker Etoile Avion Cosmetic Case

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It’s like this brand, Hudson + Bleecker, had me in mind when they designed the ethereal, scintillating Etoile series of cases. I’m so happy to have discovered this brand amongst my Instagram followers, because this is a new favorite brand for me. The aesthetic is chic yet modern with a twist of classic and edge, and I’m completely hooked. Reel me in, fellas. I’m a goner.

Take this Etoile Avion Cosmetic Case, for example. The details are immaculate, the stitching is great, everything about the construction screams attention to detail (always a plus in my OCPD-mind). Everything is super functional, and with this case in particular, I love that it’s large enough to store makeup and brushes for a long trip if needed, but also has a skinny pouch inside that can be tossed into one’s purse on the go, filled with daily makeup essentials.

Grab the Etoile Cosmetic Case and more, over at Hudson + Bleecker.

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Salon-Inspired Hair Color At Home

My sister and I decided to take the plunge with box dye, and after reading a ton of your recommendations on my last post about the perils of at-home box dye, I took all of your comments to heart and asked my sister if I could dye her roots next time. I asked because sheRead & Comment →

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December Favorites 2014

December kind of snuck up on me, not gonna lie…but I did manage to sneak in a few favorites under the wire despite being preoccupied with compiling my Best of 2014 (aka PSS Best of Beauty Awards 2014™). On that note, keep an eye out for my favorites of 2014 video — you’ll see itRead & Comment →

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New Year’s Eve Makeup & Nails

Hi everyone! I hope you had an amazing Christmas/Hanukkah this year, and that you spent your time with loved ones and cherished each moment. For those of you who aren’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, you’ve likely missed an entire month of daily vlogging I did called “Vleekmas” so be sure to check that outRead & Comment →

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“Kristmas” Gift Guide

Every year I do a gift guide here on PSS, but this is the first time I’ve ever filmed it with the products actually in my hands! Man does it make the difference! Ignore the dog-toy squeaks in the background. It seems to be unavoidable when you’re filming in your living room for the classic,Read & Comment →

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My Top Red Lipsticks

This is my favorite time of year, and, perhaps not by chance, it’s also my favorite time of year to wear red. I’ve amassed quite the collection of red lip products over the years, but I’ve whittled it down to these fine few. Check below for swatches!

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Let’s Talk About Box Dye…

Ladies, let’s take a moment to have a discussion. Most of us have been there: the tight budget, the frustration with the current state of the hairunion, the urge to just change it right now. So we run out to the store, pick the box with the most promises and the happiest looking hair model, and takeRead & Comment →

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Gift Guide: Tarte

Continuing my holiday gift guide, this year’s offerings from tarte are a nice mix. I was sent the blush palette a few months ago and I’ve been absolutely loving it. I love when my favorite products get put into one palette of goodness–and the tarte Amazonian Clay blushes are probably my favorite formulation of blush ever.Read & Comment →

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November Favorites

This month’s favorites was kind of all over the place–likely because, indeed I myself was all over the place. It was quite the busy month, consisting of obstetric anesthesia day in and day out. I was in the hospital on Thanksgiving day for 24 hours. Cray! Despite the hectic schedule, I managed to have aRead & Comment →