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My Favorite Green Lip Crayons

Stalking the Sephora Weekly Wow! section is my new favorite pastime. Each week, they offer up limited-time discounts on a handful of makeup, skin care, and beauty tools, and this week, Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencils are on sale for $10. That’s a drugstore price for a primo green beauty product,…
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My Air-Dry Essentials

My blowdryer and I took a break this summer; with the heat index in the triple digits, the last thing I wanted was to spend 15-20 minutes blasting my head with hot air in my tiny bathroom, so I let my thick mane do it’s sort-of-wavy thing, and fully  embraced…
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Good + Gone: Skin Care Empties

Farmacy ‘Green Clean’ makeup meltaway cleansing balm I’m on a big balm kick these days. I don’t want anything foaming near my face, and I find a good cleansing balm is the gentlest and most effective way to remove every trace of makeup, dirt/oil, and sunscreen as a first cleanse in…
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Quick Tip: A Hoola Hack

I’m filing this one under “Possibly Useless Posts” because it seems kind of silly to share, but you just never know when a simple beauty hack could be your Oprah “ah-ha!” moment. So here we go! Benefit Hoola is one of my favorite everyday bronzers, and one of my top picks…
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Hourglass Confession Review

The new Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim Refillable Lipstick is the most luxe thing in my handbag right now. Housed in a sleek gold applicator that feels like a tiny sculpture in my makeup pouch, this lipstick promises “creamy, saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish, without smudging or feathering.” Does…
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10 More Beauty Cheats Every Girl Should Know

10 Beauty Cheats Every Girl Should Know is one of the all-time most popular posts on my blog. I love that I’m not the only one who appreciates a good beauty hack! It’s been four years since I wrote that post (!!) and I’ve learned a lot of good tricks since…
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The Best Bronzers For Light Skin

Bronzers are a year-round staple in my daily minimal makeup routine; a good one instantly livens up my face, adds subtle definition to my features, and gives my skin a healthy glow. In my quest for the best barely-there bronzers for my light complexion, I’ve tried dozens of brands and formulas at…
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8 Big Skin Mistakes I Made In My 20s

When I turned 32 last year, I panicked got serious about nailing down an effective anti-aging skin care routine. I did a lot of research, pored over tons of product reviews, and discovered a handful of really helpful resources online that helped me make sense of overwhelming beauty aisles and identify the holes in my…
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First Impression: St Tropez Gradual Tan

I’m usually too lazy for the prep and upkeep involved with maintaining a good self-tan, and frankly, a bit gun shy after a few too many fake bake disasters. But on a recent trip to Sephora, my happy place where I go to de-stress and throw all my money away, I stumbled upon a…