Let your skin SHINE with one of these top highlighters!

best highlighters for dark skin doc and brown skin

Even with the plethora of highlighters on the market, it can still be a challenge to find the perfect highlighter that glows on deeper skin without casting an ashy haze or shadow. Through months of hoarding and testing, I now present to you my recommendations of top highlighters for dark skin!  View Post

SPF and flash-photography never looked so good together

Marc Jacobs Shameless foundation flashback test in shade Y480

I received this foundation complimentary from Influenster on behalf of Marc Jacobs Beauty. So thrilled to be able to test this out and review for the blog! Click more for the video and full review of my thoughts on the Marc Jacobs Shameless Foundation.  View Post

I received this foundation complimentary from Influenster but, of course, all thoughts are my own! Check out Influenster if you want to get free makeup to try and review.

Getting down and dirty with the L’Oreal Pure Clay skincare line

L’oreal Pure clay mask and cleanser Review

Let’s face it, I’m a sucker for skincare. I’m always trying and testing the latest and “greatest” in skincare products. Luckily for me (and my wallet), drugstore brands have been stepping up their quality so I no longer have to spend a ton of money on great, staple skincare products.  I love a good detox mask and clay products are notoriously good for soothing oily skin so you KNOW I had to purchase a few goodies from the L’Oreal Pure Clay line from CVS. View Post

skincare routine for dehydrated skin

I would always slather my skin in products for oily skin – mattifying, pore control, oil-free products, but nothing would help the problem. By mid-afternoon, my face would be come an oil slick. It wasn’t until realized that my oily skin was actually dehydrated that I was able to actually make any improvements to my skin. Instead of trying to control the problem, I catered my skincare routine to trying to solve the problem.

How Do I Know If I Have Dehydrated Skin?

Dehydrated means lacking moisture. Dehydrated Skin is a skin condition meaning that it is temporary and fixable! Your oily-feeling skin may actually be dehydrated skin. Make sure you are drinking enough water each day! Dehydrated skin will attempt to overcompensate for dehydration by overproducing oil. When dehydrated skin craves moisture and hydration, but does not receive it from skincare, it will produce more oil to “nourish” itself. This is why mattifying skincare products won’t actually fix dehydrated skin but only temporarily calm the symptoms. Once I was able to combat my dehydration, I could better address the other needs of my skin, such as congested pores, dryness on my cheeks, and hyper-pigmentation areas.

I recommend trying these 7 skincare steps for a few days and see if you notice a decrease in oil production. View Post

Sonia Kashuk Beauty has done it again! Another beautiful addition to my makeup vanity.

Sonia Kashuk makeup blending sponge target beauty

“How STUNNING are these sponges? OMG, the bottom is perfectly flat! This sponge is genius.”*

(*Direct quote from me, as I destroy the packaging) View Post

weekly planner spread january

A pretty normal week for me this week! Finally got to use this PandaBird Designs kit that I have been LUSTING and HOARDING for a few weeks now. I love the deep navy paired with the bright florals. The paper quality on this kit is hands-down one of the best I’ve used in a long time. High-quality, removable matte but it also has a slightly glossy quality to it as well.

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