Beauty

Idiot-Proof Beauty Products

Idiot-Proof Beauty Products

Have you ever watched a Youtube makeup tutorial and thought to yourself, “Wow, how does she do that?” If so, you’re not alone. While I’ll pat myself on the back for some of my own makeup skills, I’m always amazed at how these makeup artists/15-year-old Youtube stars can use products so well and create these…

“But My Lips Hurt Real Bad!”

“But My Lips Hurt Real Bad!”

You get 100 Internet points if you know where the title of this blog post is from. Stumped? Click here. Last week I was in a really long line at my local CVS pharmacy. Because this particular pharmacy is extremely incompetent, they allow the line (which is always at least five people deep) to form right…

My Simple Secret to Great Skin

My Simple Secret to Great Skin

Recently at one of James’ family’s gatherings, his cousin complimented me on my skin. I always find this compliment funny (in addition to flattering, of course), because I don’t have a super strict or detailed skincare routine. I don’t spend hundreds of dollars on La Mer creams that the celebrities use and I don’t spend…

How to Minimize & Clean Your Pores

How to Minimize & Clean Your Pores

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FiercelyCleanPores #CollectiveBias Everyone has that one skin problem that never seems to go away. For some women, it’s acne that lasts well past their teenage years. For others, it could be super sensitive skin that turns red and…

The Best Natural Makeup Brands

The Best Natural Makeup Brands

  Ten years ago, there weren’t many eco-friendly or natural makeup brands out there to choose from. I also was still in high school, so I wasn’t that good at choosing or applying makeup. But now that I’m older and ~wiser~, I try to be mindful about what I put on my face and body. While…

My Go-To Winter Beauty Products

My Go-To Winter Beauty Products

Winter is… meh. It sucks to commute to work with chilly wind blasting in your face, instantly chapping your skin and lips. Your hair is constantly a ball of static and don’t even get me started on how our skin gets so dry even though there’s a 3-layer-clothing barrier against the weather. Luckily, the beauty…

January Beauty Favorites

January Beauty Favorites

It’s been a few months since I’ve done a beauty/hair product roundup, which means there’s a huge backlog of products to write about. Between products I buy for myself, samples I get from Sephora, and products I’m sent to review, there’s not much room on my vanity or bathroom sink for anything new. James told…