It’s that time of year again: red lips and dark nail polishes abound. Whether we mean to or not, most of us tend to get stuck in some holiday beauty ruts–but it’s easy to change that! This Christmas and New Year’s, go for a different kind of holiday fun (at least on your nails): soft pale glitters. And we’ve got the perfect ones from SpaRitual: vegan, subtle, and–when combined with SpaRitual’s new Unveil Peel-Off Basecoat–able to be removed more easily than any of your typical polishes! Just one layer of Unveil manages to lift those otherwise-intractable glitters from your nails without any nail polish remover (and without any need to rub your fingers raw).
When I first saw the book Letters from Paris, I was not incredibly excited. The book’s cover is beautiful, and it is written by bestselling author Juliet Blackwell, but the word ‘Paris’ instantly made me apprehensive. After all, there are many books about Paris that involve a woman’s self-discovery (and romance) whilst visiting the French city; what would make this one different?
I admit it; I love romance novels. Sound the alarms! After all, romance novels are not usually listed among the world’s most esteemed pieces of literature (even though they can tell us a lot about different cultures’ romantic ideals), and several of them certainly do lack quality writing or unique plot elements. But I love them anyway, whether they’re historical Westerns or simplistic contemporary novels–and I’m certainly not the only one who does–so I was thrilled to receive an Advance Reading Copy of Denise Grover Swank’s new book Only You as a reviewer!… [read more]
I didn’t know much about ULTA Beauty before reviewing this makeup set; I’m usually more of a Sephora person. But, I was still very pleased with this opportunity to try some of ULTA Beauty’s products out for myself (especially in a kit that included makeup for the entire face!) so I approached my review with vim and vigor!
I’m a fan of cruelty-free products–and even more of a fan if they’re also vegan–so I was pretty excited to try some products from BOOM! by Cindy Joseph. This excitement motivated me to do a little preemptive research into the brand (aka clicking through the BOOM website), and my excitement only increased. Cindy Joseph places an enormous emphasis on women’s “natural beauty”, and has created a line of products that specifically focus on enhancing your individual features.
Summer is certainly some people’s favorite season; after all, it has parties, sunlight, poolside lounging–what’s not to love? However, regrettably–and somewhat ironically–the summer is also a time when your hair and skin can take a bit of a beating. Here are four products that I’ve reviewed, just for you, to help keep those summer woes at bay!
When it comes to any oils–including the automotive sort–I’m a bit of an amateur, and beauty oils are a different category altogether. When I first learned that facial oils were the ‘new thing’, I was just as confused as every other average girl. Wasn’t oily skin and hair the bane of our existence? I had also never used a single Josie Maran product in my life and didn’t know anyone else who used it either, so I approached Josie Maran’s Argan Oil Light with a bit of trepidation –trepidation that was quickly removed!