When it comes to makeup I always say, “you do you.” If you like a full face, rock it! For me, I prefer a natural look for my day-to-day life. Finding quality makeup that lasts, looks good, and won’t break the bank can be a bit tricky. Even so, I think I found some quality makeup that’s perfect for your day-to-day look.
When it comes to makeup and skincare, brands always have hits and misses. I have to say, there is one skincare brand that never fails to disappoint and that’s Curél. While my face is combination oily, my skin is always pretty dry. The only brand to help has been Curél. Another new body care brand that I’ve found recently, that I’m really very impressed with is Taitu’s Botanicals. Their wonderful scents and healthy skin ingredients make for a great combination to address skin concerns while feeling like you’re doing something luxurious for yourself…. [read more]
Sumer is quickly approaching and it’s time to bust out the best of the best. The products that are going to step up and last during the hot, summer months. I love being able to test new beauty products, but how many of them can really handle a Chicago summer heatwave? I’ve been testing out a few products from Cherry Blooms to see how they could potential hold up.
I love being able to try products from brands I’m not familiar with and hopefully shine a spotlight on smaller companies people don’t know about… but should! Could Beauty Junkees be one of those brands?… [read more]
As a beauty blogger I love having the opportunity to test out brands that I’m not familiar with. I’ve found some holy grail items this way! One of those is the gluten-free and organic brand, Gabriel Cosmetics. This affordable brand offers a wide range of products in colors that will work with most skin tones. I was tested out three products: a lipstick, liquid radiance, and signature palette. The main question is, will these products make it into my current beauty rotation?
When I finished college years ago it was time to head out on interviews. While I was hoping to get interviews for companies in the suburbs, that didn’t always happen. 90 percent of my interviews were in the city about 50 miles away, which was an hour by train. When doing long commutes it’s important to bring only the essentials — meaning pack light!
Have you heard of the brand Mally Beauty? You can find them online at QVC and in store at ULTA. This is a brand that you don’t see many people talking about and you can’t help but wonder why. Is it that bad? While Mally isn’t the easiest for people to get their hands on, it’s so worth hunting down and buying.
There always comes a point when you’re done doing your nails, you head out the door, and within minutes you notice that you’ve smudged a nail or two. Does this happen to anyone else, or is it just me? I do toss the nail polish in my purse with me but I don’t always have a place to do my nails easily. I tried something out recently that could make doing your nails even easier! It’s called The Tweexy Wearable Nail Polish Holder.
Are you a beauty junkie on the hunt for the next great product? I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect highlighter. One that won’t make my t-zone look like a disco ball, and actually stays on the skin all day. Your Best Friend (YBF Beauty) could be the highlighter… let’s dig in to find out!
Are you looking for ways to take your mind off of a bad day or to de-stress from a long work week? A great way to relax is by coloring in an adult coloring book. Before you start snickering or rolling your eyes, it’s true! Not only is coloring fun, think back to your days as a kid, it’s a perfect way to relieve stress. Mindware® offers a truly unique adult coloring book that I am currently enjoying along with a wide array of colored pencils.
I started using adult coloring books two years ago when I found out my dad had lung cancer. I needed something to help take my mind off of things, and working on a jigsaw puzzle wasn’t working. I went to Barnes & Noble to walk around and I saw a stand of adult coloring books. I browsed through them and found a few that I really liked. Within a week or two I was obsessed, and it was a great distraction…. [read more]