Category: Skincare and Beauty

A Beginner’s Guide to Skincare

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Ah, skincare…a buzzword, a trend across social media, a necessity, according to all the major fashion and lifestyle bloggers…But the question remains: how can we actually get started in skincare? Sure, I want to have glowing, flawless skin, but the world of skincare is extremely daunting to someone who doesn’t know the difference between a serum and a mask. Oils, moisturizers, peels, oh my! What does it all mean? While a simple personalized checklist may not exist, the overwhelm regarding skincare certainly does. That’s why I created this guide: I am certainly not an expert (and everyone’s skin is different), but I did do the research, so you don’t have to, with the hopes of simplifying the idea of a routine and making it easier to start. Because I figure, why wouldn’t we all be participating in skincare if it meant a healthy, vibrant complexion for years to come? The answer: it’s too complicated. Well (hopefully) not anymore. Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Skincare”

My New Favorite Lipstick

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If you had asked me a year ago about rocking a bold red lipstick, I’d probably give you an incredulous “no.” But after following various fashion bloggers for years, I’ve grown to love the look of a vibrant cherry-colored lip as the perfect cherry-on-top of a stylish outfit (see what I did there?). I finally went hunting for *the* shade during the Christmas season and here’s what I found… Continue reading “My New Favorite Lipstick”

Why I Don’t Wear Makeup

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As someone who loves fashion, hair, art, and everything sparkly, you’d think I love makeup too, right? Wrong. Surprisingly enough, I don’t love makeup, and I actually hardly ever wear it except for special occasions. Shocker—I know! Sometimes I think I should dive head first into the world of powders and shimmers and small pencils that make it difficult to know if they’re for your eyes or for your lips, but then I remember a few things holding me back…Okay, more than a few things. Say, the nine reasons listed below? Continue reading “Why I Don’t Wear Makeup”