layering your {moisturizers}

When it comes to layering your skincare products, a question I get asked all the time is in what order am I supposed to use my moisturizers? Does it even matter? The world of skincare is so confusing so I completely understand this hangup but lucky for you, I have a super simple answer.

Long story short: start with your thinnest products first (serums and oils) and work your way up to the thicker ones (creams and lotions). It’s like putting tights on underneath pants in the winter to keep warm; you wouldn’t put your tights on over your pants because that makes no fucking sense. And that’s really it. How exciting that you don’t have to read anymore and can go back to watching reality TV or listening to Straight Up With Stassi!! Best day.

drugstore {haul}

So I found myself wandering the aisles of CVS the other day, as I often am, and in my mind there is a bloody Game of Thrones-style battle happening. On the one hand, I’m like, ugh CVS is unreal there’s so much stuff and everything is like, a dollar but then the other side of me is like, ok everything is full of sick and nasty chemicals and I don’t feel like reading the labels to figure out what I should buy ingredient-wise. It’s a really stressful time for me.

I obviously got over that and found some things that I actually really love and recommend.  Continue reading “drugstore {haul}”

spotlight on {nars}

I’m a sucker for gorgeous packaging and Nars has perfected the art of cosmetic branding. Its sleek cases and clean logo have me drooling at the mouth every time I walk by one of their counters and their products truly live up to the all the hype their outer shell would suggest.

Recognized for their suggestive names like orgasm and deep throat, Nars offers so much more than a few risqué blushes.

We’ve been seduced by:

 

IMG_6057-2audacious lipstick in fanny

gorgeous berry pigment with a soft and glossy sheen

$32


IMG_6065-2the multiple in copacabana

creamy, shimmery multi-purpose highlighting stick

$39


IMG_6075-2olympia contour blush

natural blush contour and highlight duo 

$42


These products are some serious game changers. I already told you guys on Instagram about my obsession with Fanny (which I pair with velvet lip liner in bella mare) Ordering online? Nars offers free shipping on orders over $50 and complimentary returns.

What are your favorite Nars products? Let us know on twitter!

sweat-proof your {makeup}

Despite the fact that summer is over, between sprinting to catch the subway and walking in and out of sweltering hot buildings, I still find myself breaking a sweat. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean I have to look like a hot mess too. And between those rainy/windy days we’ve been having and that dreaded snow right around the corner, my look is definitely going to take a beating. Luckily, I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve for sweat-proof/weather-proof/life-proof makeup: Continue reading “sweat-proof your {makeup}”