Birchbox May 2015 Review

May. Can you believe it? Summer is right here! Cupcakes and Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman curated this month’s box, and it has a seasonally appropriate creamsicle orange design on it. Following her blog’s motto to “Elevate Everyday Life” she has chosen simple beauty products that can have a “profound impact” on your mood. Continue Reading

Review: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Vanilla and Nude

If you’ve been following my blog for pretty much any amount of time, it’s no secret that I have oily skin. I start looking like the Wicked Witch of the West just an hour or two into my day on a regular basis, only no one has to dump a bucket of water on me. When you start feeling like the country you live in could be energy independent just based off of the amount oil sliding off your face on the daily no matter how many preventative measures you’ve taken, it’s time to do something more serious about it. Continue Reading

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Hyde Park Review

For Christmas last year, my husband gave me the NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret (saving that for another post), a collection of NARS matte and satin lip pencils. It was my first time trying any of the NARS lip pencils. At the time I was lip pencil crazy and needed to try all of them, so it was a good starter set. While the mattes in that collection were very drying on me and gave me granny lips, I fell in love with the satin pencils. On our trip to Vegas in February I had to hit up a real live Sephora store (my town only has the dinky JCPenny version) and the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Hyde Park ended up being one of the treasures I brought home with me. Continue Reading

NARS Blush in Nico Review

Walking into Sephora without a specific mission is a lot like going to the grocery store without a list when you’re hungry. You pick out one thing, try to pair it with something else, walk back and forth to each end of the store about 45 times because you keep thinking of things you want to get, and then you get home and realize you didn’t end up buying anything even remotely practical. This is what happened the day I came home with my NARS Blush in Nico. Continue Reading

Birchbox April 2015 Mad Men-Inspired New York Box Review

I’m back! Real life has required tons of attention lately, so I had to step away for a while. April is the perfect time for my return because not only is my blog officially a year old now (!), but my Birchbox is Mad Men-themed (!!). Continue Reading