Hello people of the internet - here is my bare, no makeup face! Quite a way to start Monday morning isn't it?! The reason my makeup-less face is gracing your screen is because I had the pleasure of getting it totally pampered yesterday morning. I spent my Sunday relaxing at the Red Door Spa in DC and couldn't have been happier. When they reached out and offered for me to pop in for their Signature Facial I was ecstatic (seeing that this was only my second facial ever). Between holiday events, major work deadlines, and getting ready for Christmas, this point in the year has to be one of the most stressful times (hence the radio silence on the blog). A solid hour of turning off from the outside world was just what the doctor ordered.
09 November 2016
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
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
26 October 2016
When I came home from a crazy amount of travel and found a gorgeous package from Christian Louboutin waiting for me...I was over the moon. The brand recently launched three new beautiful fragrances and they are all to die for - my favorite...Trouble in Heaven*.
25 October 2016
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
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.