Monday, September 30, 2013

The Starting Off Project | Mascara


Hello, beauties! How's your Monday treating you? Today is the sixth entry in The Starting Off Project, and it's all about one of my absolute favorite products, mascara! We'll be exploring the ins and outs of this particular product, what it is, what it does, how to apply it, and which ones are worth adding to your collection. Ready to take your mascara game to the next level? Then, let's get started!


Friday, September 27, 2013

Bugfest 2013 | Raleigh, NC


Hello, beauties! As you know, the tagline on my blog reads Beauty | Fashion | Lifestyle, and, to be honest, I don't do nearly enough lifestyle posts (or fashion posts, but I'll cover that later). So here's an attempt to rectify things on the lifestyle end.

As there are photos of bugs in the post, I'm going to use the Read More cut for the sake of unsuspecting readers. Also, I have to say that having a blog really empowered me to do things I wouldn't normally do. I set aside my huge fear of most bugs to bring you the best possible post, and it led me to have such a fantastic experience! Here we go!


Monday, September 23, 2013

The Starting Off Project | Blush


Hello, beauties! It's Monday, and that means it's time for the next installment in The Starting Off Project. We're at the halfway point of the series this week, and we're talking all about the ins and outs of blush. We'll be covering what it is, what it does, how to apply it, and which ones are worth buying!

I'm a big fan of blush, so I'm really excited about this week's topic! As a pale lady, blush helps to keep me from looking sickly, and gives my face that youthful, schoolgirl glow that makes me feel totally put together. I might not always wear eyeliner or something on the lips, but I always have a touch of blush on.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Wantable | September 2013 - Review

Wantable, $36.00/month

DISCLAIMER: This post contains products sent to me for free by a brand or PR company in exchange for a review. However, all words and opinions are firmly my own, as always.

These days there are so many subscription boxes out there. You have ones for makeup, jewelry, clothes, food, even baby supplies! How is a girl to choose? So when Wantable contacted me about trying out one of their boxes for free, I jumped at the chance to see if this one stood out from the crowd.

The big selling point for Wantable is that each month their makeup boxes contain four to five full-sized products with a box value totaling over $80. None of those mini and deluxe size samples! You get real, full sized versions of fantastic luxury items. Part of my peeve with subscription boxes has been the fact that you essentially pay for samples you could get for free at Sephora, so when I read about Wantable's boxes, I knew I was in for a treat!


Monday, September 16, 2013

The Starting Off Project | Bronzer


It's Monday, which means it's time for a new post in The Starting Off Project! This week's topic is all about bronzer. Now, I'll be totally honest, as a frightfully pale lady, I am very basic when it comes to bronzer. If I'm not careful with it, I can turn out like an oompa-loompa instead of a sun-kissed goddess! So if you are a fellow alabaster babe, you'll get where I'm coming from with today's post. Let's get started!


Friday, September 13, 2013

MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush | Dollymix - Review + Swatch

MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush | Dollymix, $22.00
Now, I know that summer is winding down for some of you, but here summer is still in full force. Nothing screams the dog days of summer like a beautiful pink blush, and today I thought I'd bring you one of my all-time favorites from MAC Cosmetics. If you're not yet ready to let go of this gorgeous, warm weather or your bright hued makeup, then I've got a lovely rouge you won't want to miss!


Monday, September 9, 2013

The Starting Off Project | Foundation


It's Monday and, as you know, that means the next installment in The Starting Off Project. If you missed last week's post, it was all about concealer. Today, we're talking about the wonderful miracle base, foundation! Powder, liquid, cream, sticks, you name it. We'll be covering what it is, how to apply it, which ones might work best for you, and which brands I'm currently loving. Are you ready? Let's get cracking!


Friday, September 6, 2013

Bodycology Deodorant Body Spray | After Dark - Review

Bodycology Deodorant Body Spray | After Dark, $3.47

DISCLAIMER: This post contains products sent to me for free by a brand or PR company in exchange for a review. However, all words and opinions are firmly my own, as always.

As the summer days begin to give way to the cool breezes of autumn, we start to trade in our bright, summer scents for warmer, more mysterious fragrances. Musks and woody perfumes rule those long nights, and are perfect to be paired with your favorite chunky sweaters. Today, I'm bringing you a gorgeously scented body spray from Bodycology that I was lucky enough to receive a sample of, and is sure to be a staple through the upcoming cooler months.

As always, regardless of whether I was sent a product or bought it myself, you will get my totally honest opinion. I take reviewing very seriously, especially if I've been sent something, as credibility and honesty with all of you is so important to me. So with that being said, let's get started!


Monday, September 2, 2013

The Starting Off Project | Concealer


Hello, beauties! It's week two of The Starting Off Project, a blogging series full of tips and tricks to help beauty newbies learn the ropes of makeup. Last week, we opened the series with a post dedicated to skincare techniques and must have products. Today, we'll be delving into the world of concealer!

So, for the uninitiated, what, exactly, is concealer? Concealer is this handy dandy little product that has a plethora of uses. It corrects, it brightens, it perfects, and it highlights, creating a flawless base. It's really, in my opinion, one of the most important products that a person can have in their beauty arsenal. The rule of thumb is to get a concealer a shade or two lighter than your skin tone, and in my experience this rule has always worked a treat.

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