09 November 2016

A Quick Guide to the VIB Sale

With the VIB sale about kick into high gear at the end of this week I figured it would be good to do a round up of products that I tend to gravitate towards each year during the sale. I find that without a list/outline I tend to overspend like there's no tomorrow (aka what happened during the Spring VIB last April). Hopefully this general guide will help any of you who might be a little unsure of what to grab!

08 November 2016

First Impressions | VIB Purchases

I started out working on a full flat-lay style photo for this post but something just wasn't working out right. The skincare bits + makeup bits just didn't work together the way I wanted and I got frustrated. I quit snapping photos and decided to get ready for the day. I began playing around with my products and thought that a "first impressions" post would be a bit more fun. This post is only featuring the makeup bits I bought - I did grab a few skincare items that I decided I would feature later on after testing them out a bit more. 

07 November 2016

October Beauty Favorites

Before all of the of VIB posts start (sorry in advance) I wanted to pop up a quick October favorites! You'll see a lot of repeats in this - I've been digging out old products and saving up for VIB. 

25 October 2016

The Review | ABH The Master Palette By Mario

Much like the Modern Renaissance palette, once I saw the swatches for the ABH Master Palette by Mario I knew I needed it in my life. Done in collaboration with makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic (the mastermind behind most of Kim Kardashian's iconic looks) this palette is a beauty lovers dream. I stalked Sephora until it finally launched and ordered it immediately. If you follow my Instagram then you'll know how obsessed I am with this palette + the other three ABH palettes I own. The quality of the shadows ranks up there with all her other products and palettes - super buttery, super blendable, and very pigmented. The price is also right - coming in at $45 dollars it's a great steal for twelve shadows.

24 October 2016

Halloween | Great Gatsby Inspired

Happy Halloween week everyone!! To kickstart the week I wanted to post a quick/easy costume idea. I DIY'd this look and it was so super simple. Ever since reading The Great Gatsby in high school I have been obsessed with both the book and in recent years the film. F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda are fascinating to me as well and I've researched them loads. I've been a flapper before (thank you old dance costumes) but never DIY'd a more realistic look - until now.

18 October 2016

When Things Get Crazy...

Hi all! Sorry for the radio silence the past few weeks. Life became a bit hectic between work travel + fun travel and this space was a bit neglected. I've also been so bad at catching up on blogs + YouTube videos, I'm hoping that this weekend I can read and watch a bunch. In the meantime it's back business as usual - lots of work travel and meetings this week. Since I'll be running around a bunch, I wanted to share my current go-to makeup for when I'm short on time. It's autumnal, quick, and helps me feel pulled together!

04 October 2016

September Beauty Favorites

Well, clearly I have a new favorite makeup brand that is taking over my bathroom. Anastasia Beverly Hills is knocking it out of the park lately. I may or may not have spent all of last night stalking Sephora's site to see when the Makeup by Mario palette would launch...I also spent the night kicking myself because I spent too long hemming and hawing over the new Ultimate Glow kit and it sold out...