February 28, 2017

My February Beauty Product Favorites (And Not So Favorite)


This month was full of changes not only personally but for my skin. I took a trip upstate for a few days and when I returned I had a bad breakout. Then going from a blizzard to 70 degree days, the changing weather pattern finally caught up to me and I was sick for the last week of the month so my beauty routine was all about keeping hydrated while letting my skin breathe. Needed a lot of rescuing! Here are the products that I loved this month:

February 19, 2017

My February Birchbox


This month's Birchbox theme was about showing your lips some love. "This month is all about giving your lips some love—and making them pop with swoon-worthy hues." I decided not to opt for any of the customized add-ons. Here's what I received:

February 17, 2017

VERDAD Fall 2017 Runway Show

LA based label VERDAD debuted its Fall/Winter 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week. "VERDAD took its mood inspiration from Fall on the streets of LA – with tops, separates and dresses in a range of dark colors, floral and watercolor inspired prints mixed with crisp cream looks and shimmering paillettes for evening." I've lived in Los Angeles and there really isn't Fall fashion lol but these looks definitely had cool girl vibes that work on both coasts.

February 16, 2017

Review: Rimmel Magnif'Eyes Eyeshadow Palette & The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

New Drugstore Beauty Reviews: Rimmel London
Rimmel had some new launches in January included three eyeshadow Magnif'Eyes palettes. I picked one up in my local drugstore! There are grunge glamour, nude, and golden glow. Each one features 12 shades for $7.99. "The line-up is a mix of twelve high-shimmer and matte shadows, which offers the perfect complementary colour range for infinite creations. Sculpt, shade and define your eyes to create day to night, and nude to daring looks. The beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth powder can be used on the lid, in the crease of the eye and as a liner to enhance and magnif’eye your eye color and shape. The non-crease, non-fade formula has serious staying power for eyes with lasting impact."

February 13, 2017

4 Valentine's Day Manicure Ideas


Why not show your nails a little love? I always enjoy getting in a festive mood even if I'm not particularly a fan of the holiday lol. Here are some simple nail art ideas in honor of Valentine's Day:

1. Glitter top coat - Julep's Hartleigh is perfect for Valentine's Day as it features little heart cut out graffiti to top off any polish.

February 11, 2017

Katie Gallagher Fall/Winter 2017 Presentation Recap

Despite a snowstorm, fashion week goes on here in New York! I decided not to venture out in the weather conditions but still wanted to recap one of the presentations I was looking forward to this season. Katie Gallagher is a New York designer that I've enjoyed covering season after season. For her Spring 2017 collection she showcased a very '90s goth look titled "Eclipse." For Fall, she continued some of that grunge theme with "Hallow."

February 9, 2017

A Single Gal's Beauty Guide to Valentine's Day


Whether you're having a Galentine's Day get together or going out on an awkward first Tinder date, here are some beauty product must haves for a single gals Valentine's Day celebrations.

February 5, 2017

My February Julep Maven Box


This month's Julep Maven theme was Crazy In Love (cue Beyonce). "What’s better than romance bundled up in the cozy embrace of luxury? How about a heavy dose of chic newness to top it all off?This month, we’re falling hard over our elegant new nail collection and four plush new shades of our beloved lip crayon. It’s safe to say that February’s elegant winter palette is leaving our hearts racing." Here's what I received:

February 3, 2017

Mini @elfcosmetics Haul + Reviews

elf cosmetics mini haul reviews
I went to e.l.f. with the intention of restocking up on my favorite nail polish remover pads only to find that they were no longer on the website. So I browsed the new releases and came across some intriguing products and went down the rabbit hole. Here's what I ended up with:
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