Review and Swatches: Bite Beauty Sample Set in Bellini

My local Sephora had this little sample set from Bite Beauty available for 250 Beauty Insider Points. Usually, I’m pretty stingy in parting with my points, but I couldn’t resist the hot pink color. Here’s the set: It also came with a crappy little mirror (not pictured). First, I tried the Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip…

The only eyeliner I need

I own no less than 20 eyeliners in full sized, samples, pots, pencils, and felt-tips. I also wear eyeliner on near daily basis. So which one do I reach for almost every morning? Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyeliner in Black Mauve Shimmer Ink. More Plum than Black, yet not vibrant enough to be purple, this…

NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette Review

I’m not a big eyeshadow girl, but since NARS released their dual-intensity shadows last fall, I find my self strolling past the display admiring all the shimmering, lovely shades. I’ve since purchased two colors and they have quickly become staples in my routine. Needless to say, when NARS brought out a palette of these beauties, the…

Splurge or Save? Liquid Foundation

I am notoriously picky about my foundation. Over the past few months, I’ve made countless trips to the makeup counter for samples of various colors and formulas. You can read an extended list of reviews here.  Very few performed to my standards, but two have stood out among the rest. Should you spend or save?…

Face Off: The Search for a Great Foundation

As much as I love my NARS Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, I find myself in need of more coverage and longevity to get me though long workdays. So I set out on a search to find a foundation with medium to full coverage with the following qualities: Looks like skin Melts into skin, rather than sitting…

Quick Take: Review of Lock-It Tattoo Foundation by Kat Von D

What it is: Full coverage foundation from Kat Von D, designed to create a smooth, even finish, that promises to last for up to 24 hours. What it does: Covers all traces of hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin tone and blemishes in a creamy, matte formula. My Thoughts: This foundation is not for the faint of heart. In fact, if…

Quick Take: Review of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20

What it is: A lightweight tinted moisturizer intended to give skin a “no-makeup” look while protecting from damaging UV rays. What it does: Provides very light coverage, moisture, and SPF My Thoughts: It’s hard to hate on a product that does exactly what it claims to do. This very sheer tinted moisturizer provides the lightest amount of coverage while…

How Clarisonic changed my life

Like many a beauty gals, I had been eyeing up the Clarisonic Facial Cleansing Brush for quite some time. If you’re not familiar with it, the Clarisonic is a facial scrubbing brush that uses sonic speed vibrations to cleanse skin. Unlike cheaper cleansing brushes (I’m looking at you, Olay), this one does not oscillate, meaning that…

Are expensive blow dryers worth the money?

I recently dropped $200 on a fancy blowdryer after reading no less than 30 reviews. Sephora has an amazeballs return policy, and I figured I could just return it if it didn’t live up to the hype. Review: T3 Featherweight 2 Blowdryer and T3 Diffuser (sold separately) What it is: A professional hair dryer that uses…

Where have you been all my life? Benebalm hydrating lip balm

If you know your beauty cult favorites, I hope you already know about Benetint- a rose tinted lip and cheek stain that delivers beautifully sheer color for cheeks. When I was first introduced to this little gem, I adored the glow it gave my cheeks- especially if you’re into that  pin-up “cheeky” look. As a…

It’s not you, it’s me: Living Proof PhD

I was first introduced “Living Proof” on a trip to Ulta, in search of the perfect curly-hair product. I’m a religious follower of the “Curly Girl Method” which often translates to me combing the hair aisle reading labels for upwards of 30 minutes. Making sure products don’t contain sulfates and silicone is serious work, guys. …