Nars Velvet Lip Glide Set | Review + Lip Swatches

Happy National Lipstick Day! Any makeup-related holiday makes my heart sing. Lip products are probably the most-neglected part of my makeup routine – I much prefer a quick slather of Aquaphor in favor of extra time to play with eyeshadow. But, there is something about the NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set (available exclusively at Ulta) that … More Nars Velvet Lip Glide Set | Review + Lip Swatches

LIKEtoKNOW.it and Instagram Stories are the Best Things to Happen to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Why affiliate-based marketing and real-time sharing is beneficial to a social-savvy audience This year, for the first time, I’m really plugged into social media as we’re in the thick of the Early Access period of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Mentions of “#NSale” have completely saturated my feed, and I am eating.it.up. Now, I’m just an Average … More LIKEtoKNOW.it and Instagram Stories are the Best Things to Happen to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Deciem’s The Ordinary line: what worked for me…and what didn’t

And, what I’ve learned about my skin along the way. The Ordinary is a new line from Deciem with a mission we can all get behind: The Ordinary is a brand from DECIEM. We are an umbrella of brands focused on advanced functional beauty. Our team is specialized in materials chemistry and biochemistry, and we … More Deciem’s The Ordinary line: what worked for me…and what didn’t

Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario // Review

Or, why I’m decluttering half my palette collection. I love eyeshadow. My collection is bigger than I’ll ever use in ten lifetimes, but eyeshadow just has this pull on me that I can’t explain. Enter, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ latest collaboration: Master Palette by Mario. Mario Dedivanovic, celebrity makeup artist known in part for his work … More Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario // Review

Review: NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12% // aka Photoshop in a bottle

NIOD, perhaps best known for its Copper Amino Isolate Serum (CAIS), has a number of other products in its lineup. The brand offers a kit of four trial-sized products, so in my cart it went. I’ve begun experimenting, but there’s one product in the sampler that I knew from the get-go was something special: the … More Review: NIOD Photography Fluid, Opacity 12% // aka Photoshop in a bottle

Review: Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel

Sometimes, you find unsung gems, and you want to sing their praises from the rooftops. Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel is one of those products. The name is a mouthful. I had to Google it to type out the title of this review, and I look at the bottle twice a day. Name … More Review: Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel