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}”

spotlight on {mac}

With Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away we want to give an early thanks to our friends over at Mac who continue to blow us away with their products.

Originally founded out of the necessity for more color on sets and runways, Mac has reinvented itself time and time again. Now more than ever it’s the perfect source for your everyday makeup needs. Their mineralize line is easy on the skin, and their eye shadows are pigmented and blend flawlessly. With endless colors and countless combinations, it’s hard to decide exactly what you need. Lucky for you, we’ve narrowed it down.

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how to {clean your makeup brushes}

I feel like this is an aspect of our makeup routine that is lost on far too many people. The fact of the matter is our makeup brushes are filled with old makeup, dirt, dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria, so cleaning them regularly is essential. A dirty brush can make our makeup application look flawed; it can even lead to breakouts and spread infections. Replacing makeup brushes can get expensive, but with regular maintenance, our brushes can last for years and keep our skin healthy and glowing. Continue reading “how to {clean your makeup brushes}”