Category Archives: Beauty


A Concealer Confession.

November 8, 2018


I have a confession to make…

You know how they say not to judge a book by its cover? I did. However, it wasn’t a book, it was a concealer, and I judged it not by its cover but for its packaging. But you get the point.

I’ll be the first one to admit, I’ve seen the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser around the neighboorhood (and at my neighborhood Walgreens). A few friends had told me how they loved this concealer, but the packaging totally turned me off. From the sponge tip to the maroon packaging, nothing about this concealer appealed to me.

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A Clean Beauty Haul.

November 5, 2018

Trying out some new products

Ahhh… clean beauty. Clean beauty is something that I’ve loved for years but I don’t think I’ve ever done a proper blog post on the subject. Moreover, I cannot talk about clean beauty without mentioning Credo Beauty in the same breath. Credo is, of course, the largest, safest, and real-est clean beauty assortment retailer in the US. In addition to being cruelty-free, all of Credo’s products are formulated without harmful ingredients.

I was lucky enough to receive a goodie box of some of Credo’s best-sellers and customer faves to try out… and boy oh boy are they good. Keep reading to find out my faves and maybe you’ll discover some new clean beauty products to try out for yourself!

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Making the Switch to Natural Deodorant.

October 21, 2018

I’m currently in the thick of switching to a natural deodorant after years of using my trusty Dove antiperspirant… and I have some thoughts. If you’ve ever considered making the switch from antiperspirant to natural deodorant and are curious about my experience, keep reading, friend. ?making-the-switch-from-antiperspirant-to-natural-deodorant-myro-deodorant-review-switch-natural-deodorant

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My Bridal Makeup.

October 7, 2018

I’m an independent woman and one of the things that I was set on DIY-ing for my wedding day was my own makeup. For the months leading up to the big day, I researched on Pinterest for keywords such as “natural dewy bridal makeup” and “light summer wedding makeup.” I pinned a few things, but nothing stood out to me as the look. 

As chance would have it (or perhaps the sneaky Facebook algorithm), I saw a video on my timeline from the Charlotte Tilbury Facebook page featuring none other than the perfect summer bridal makeup. It didn’t take longer than a few moments of watching and I was already clicking “add to cart.”

My bridal makeup look consisted of about 90% Charlotte Tilbury products (featured in the handy Facebook video) and a few other standouts that I’ll get to in a min. 

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My Secret to Really, Really Long Eyelashes

July 23, 2017

Yes, these are my real eyelashes. And yes, you can have them, too! I’ve tried everything over the years to make my lashes longer and more luscious. I’ve used lengthening mascaras, taken Biotin, and even gotten eyelash extensions. After much experimentation and a whole lot of patience, I’ve finally found the secret (and I’m dying to share): Rodan + Fields Lash Boost*.

I started using Lash Boost around Christmastime and began my experiment by excitedly applying more than the directed amount to my top and bottom lashes each night, hoping my extra dose would speed up the lash-growing process. A couple of weeks later, I noticed that I kept waking each morning to red and irritated eyes. I reached out to my Rodan + Fields consultant and she recommended that I watch the video on proper application, as she suspected I was probably applying too much. She was certainly right, of course, because I only needed the tiniest swipe of this extremely concentrated lash conditioning serum on my top lashline to start seeing results.

Since then, I’ve been using the Rodan + Fields Lash Boost consistently, applying a thin strip to my upper lashline every night. It takes about 5 weeks to see full results with this product, and it took a little longer for mine to come in fully. After about 8 weeks of using the Lash Boost, I was getting compliments at work and from friends who hadn’t seen me in a while; everyone assumed I had gotten another set of lash extensions. I happily corrected them.

– T H E  R E S U L T S –

The results speak for themselves, don’t you think? My natural lashes before were stubby and sparse, and my lower lashes were barely noticeable. After using Rodan + Fields Lash Boost, my top lashes are fanned out and curly, and my bottom lashes are longer and darker.

I love looking at before-and-after photos, and I’m so happy that I get to share mine with you! I can tell you that this product truly works if you are diligent and patient. If you are looking for a foolproof way to shockingly long and luscious natural lashes (and want to wake up every day looking like an absolute BABE), you should try Rodan + Fields Lash Boost. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Get in touch with my R + F consultant for more information on the Lash Boost here! She’s really lovely and will hook you up with the secret (+ A DISCOUNT!) to the most babely lashes ever. ?

*Sample provided by my Rodan + Fields Consultant