My Morning Skincare Routine

My morning skincare routine video

With today’s post comes a highly requested video – my skincare routine! I decided to break it down into a two-parter, to make it easier to digest. I know my videos can tend to get a bit long otherwise! Keep an eye out for my evening skincare routine, coming up next. Click to watch the video after the jump!Read Post →

The 5 Best Concealers

From one acne-prone gal to another: I have tried them all. Watching the video above, I show you just the CURRENT concealers I have in my collection (which of course doesn’t include all the old ones I’ve since thrown away). But I’ve narrowed them down, with difficulty, to my absolute top 5 favorite concealers at the moment. Now, by no means am I saying this will always be my favorites, as the technology is getting better and better and formulations are becoming higher coverage with less “weight” so…this is, as they say, “subject to change”. But I’ll be sure to update you down the road if anything catches my fancy. But for the past year or so, these are the ones I’ve been reaching for the most.

  1. Maybelline Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
  2. Benefit Boi-ing
  3. Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer
  4. Benefit Erase Paste
  5. Bobbi Brown Corrector Concealer

What’s your favorite concealer of all time? I’d love to know!

My Fragrance Collection Pt 1

I don’t know why I love perfume so much. It is only on the rarest of occasions that I manage to go through an entire bottle. But the ones that are my absolute favorites – I can.

Not only does a fragrance–more than clothes, in my opinion–literally transform you into someone else…but it also has the power to transport you as well. Product links & more backstory after the jump!Read Post →

Top Highlighters

We’re approaching that time of year when we (we meaning beauty and style bloggers) start to gather up all of their favorite products of the year in anticipation of the ever-popular Yearly Favorites (for example, come Dec 31, YouTube will be rife with 2012 Favorites videos–they’re awesome!). I’m working on my list and will get set to film it soon, but in the meantime I wanted to share with you some of my favorite highlighters.

I’m a highlighter nut. It all started with my purchase of a then little-known company called Benefit’s highlighter called High Beam. At the time, Benefit was known for one thing: their universal lip/cheek stain Benetint. Once I picked up their High Beam cream highlighter, I was hooked. For every high school party and throughout college, I would carefully dab a few dots of the luminizing cream on each cheekbone and blend up into my temples. I loved looking like I glowed, and it helped distract from the requisite teenage breakouts I constantly had on my forehead and chin.

To this day I’m still obsessed with highlighters and looking “glowy“. Since I’ve tried a lot of them, I thought I would share with you my top highlighters of all time–but since I can’t choose one favorite, they will be in no particular order of preference.Read Post →