Tag Makeup

Summer Skincare Essentials

As I’m putting together all my posts from my Florida vacation, I wanted to share with you a few of the products that I found exceptionally helpful for taking care of my skin in the hot southern weather! It’s safe to say these all helped me look a little bit less of a hot mess than usual! And of course, each brand has a pretty neat story as to how they all started. 🙂 1.) Handy Candy Wipes from Robin McGraw Revelation ($1.45) “Sometimes life is tough. Let’s make it easier and have some fun too!” is Robin McGraw’s motto for her delightful Me O’ My collection inspired by her grand kids! I’ll tell you a bit more about Robin’s inspiring story below (or you can read it towards the bottom of this post), but for now, can we just talk about how cute this packaging is?! I carried a pack

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The Best Multitasking Beauty Products to Save Time on Your Routine

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a few extra minutes in the morning to enjoy your coffee (or maybe to catchup on emails for us workaholics)? You work hard every day multitasking (not that it’s the bestttt way to productivity, but we still do it) and making the most out of every minute. Shouldn’t your beauty products do the same? I thought so. I am up to my ears in beauty products brands have sent me to try out and from the whole stash, these are the absolute best picks (I’ve personally tried every one) for power packing your beauty routine for maximum benefits in the least amount of time and steps! Photo via Nars The Multiple in Orgasm from Nars – $39.00 This is my favorite beauty product of all time, hands down. I have used it in some way, shape, or form nearly every day for the past like 5 years (at least).

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What I Packed in My Makeup Bag for New York Fashion Week

1.) LASHEM Picture Perfect Instant Wrinkle Reducer ($40.00) and 3-in-1 Eye Bright Serum ($40.00) With natural ingredients and gentle, non-irritating formulas I just adore both of these products for perfecting my skin. Use code BROW30BB at checkout for 30% off site-wide! 2.) Peachy Keen Perfume Ocean Boulevard Eau de Parfum ($48.00) I would not have survived running around NYC is 2 degree whether if it wasn’t for Peachy Keen Perfume reminding me that Ocean Boulevards do exist somewhere in the world. 3.) Glamour Dolls Makeup “Dolls Gone Wild” Lip Cream ($2.99) Nothing says “I’m ready for anything” like a pop of pink on your lips! 4.) NeoStrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy ($79.00) A true innovation in the beauty industry – Apple Stem Cell Extract protects the longevity of skin’s own stem cells so that is behaves like younger skin. Address crow’s feet and puffiness with this eye cream formulated to help build and plump the eye area while reducing puffiness.

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Break Hearts, Not the Bank, with Glamour Dolls Makeup

Makeup for the young and young at heart (for under $5). You read that right! Celebrity makeup artist and reality television star (Style Network’s Glam Fairystar) Jessica Romano brings us a new brand of makeup designed with girlie girls at heart that’s both adorable and affordable – Glamour Dolls Makeup! Don’t let the price fool you. Despite the ultra-low cost, Jessica has magically found a way to make sure quality is never compromised. In an interview with Broke & Chic, when asked about the inspiration for the makeup line, Jessica shares, “At first this idea was laughed at, but somehow I brought Glamour Dolls to life. I’m pretty excited that if you want to collect every color of Glamour Dolls Gloss Snob it won’t cost you next month’s rent.” Glamour Doll’s branding couldn’t be more charming. Chic packaging, glamorous colors and playful names will leave you instantly addicted. Plus, the line is completely cruelty free! Jessica herself

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[REVIEW] BA STAR Tropical Eye Shadow Palette

Most of us scale down our makeup routine for the summer months, but it’s always nice to have the option to glam up your look! Meet BA STAR, the #1 selling premiere makeup line for cheerleaders, dancers, and gymnasts, which just-so-happens to also be perfect for every beautistia who wants to avoid the summertime makeup meltdown debacle. With pigments that pop, the colors in the Tropical Eye Shadow Palette add the perfect summertime touch to a day on the beach, or a fun look playing around town at night. Pair it with the Glue Eye Shadow Base and you can be confident that your eye makeup will stay smudge free from day to night. To put it to the test, I grabbed my sassy cheerleader sis, Lexi. What’s the point of having a little sister if you can’t test makeup looks for your blog out on her? Just kidding! NOTE: She wanted ‘peacock’

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All’s Fair In #LoveAndWardrobe: The Lost Chapter

Remember that wonderful book I raved about a few weeks ago, All’s Fair in Love And Wardrobe? Well superstar editrix Stephanie Simons has just shared an unpublished chapter of the book with me exclusively for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Breakup Makeup: Jenny had been dating Willis (a pseudonym) for seven months when, suddenly, a week long stay at his loft revealed more than the entire span of their relationship. He never flossed, used his breakfast dishes to accumulate toenail clippings, and occasionally blew his nose on his bed sheets. Believe it or not, this isn’t what cinched their relationship’s demise. It was the collection of cosmetics she found under his sink, which led to the discovery of the other woman. Which led to her belief that conventional wisdom may be true…All the good men are taken, and the slobs are pretty much spoken for, too. Jenny told her friend Eve

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The Next Must Read: All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe

On Friday, I met my new BFF, Stephanie Simons. Stephanie tweeted something about looking for bloggers to send her new book to to read. I’d been following her on Twitter and had already taken note of her wit and charm. I didn’t even realize she was coming out with a book until that moment (thank goodness for social media right?!), but after a very long day of arms racing my inbox, curling up on the couch for the rest of the evening seemed like a fabulous idea. The book ended up being literally the best thing I have ever read! Composed of brocabulary terms, closet confessions, an explanation of trends with benefits, classic panty lines, plus size cocktail recipes and even a Curate-A-Date application so that you can “curate your suitors the way you curate your wardrobe,” no matter what your current dating dilemma is, All’s Fair in Love and Wardrobe will help

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[Obsessions] Summer Starters

New Column!  I’m constantly sorting through magazines, social media, blogs and more to search for one-of-a-kind brands and products to follow, so I figured I’d start making a blog post each week about my findings! This week is dedicated to a few items you’ll be drooling over to kick-off summer: