Dior Backstage

Friday, April 24, 2020

When I was beginning to navigate the world of high end makeup, Dior wasn't one that jumped out at me. I didn't see the appeal...I also figured that Dior should stick to what they knew...fashion. All I knew at the time was eyeshadows from MAC and foundation from Chanel! At one point I didn't own one lipstick. Can you believe how far I've come? From working at Sephora, my eyes have opened up to the great beyond of everything the mothership has to offer. More recently, Dior launched their Backstage line, a collection of makeup that performs best backstage at fashion shows and on the go. I love the simplicity and versatility, and best of all...the affordability! I've dabbled in all the products but I've come to own some that have also earned their permanent place in my collection.

MilkMakeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer

Friday, April 17, 2020

If you, like me, pay attention to the product releases in the beauty community or frequent the Sephora app like it's your job (...oh wait...it's mine), then you may have noticed an uptake in makeup brands crossing over into the world of skincare, and the same could be true of some skincare brands dabbling in makeup launches too but that's not why we're here! I'm looking at you, Too Faced...you tried. Huda Beauty has started to break the mold with this scrub that's not a scrub. Bobbi Brown and Tarte have been doing both for years...but they've earned their place in my opinion. Milk Makeup decided to enter the ring with their Vegan Milk Moisturizer and soon followed with a cleanser.

March Skincare Routine

Sunday, April 12, 2020

I have two hopes for this post: to keep it short and keep it informative. I know the first is one of my downfalls because I love to talk. Other than March being the longest month ever for a very large and obvious reason that's still going on now (a pandemic, in case you're a bear and have been living away in a cave). Both of my routines this past month stayed pretty consistent on the products I've been using routinely. As promised, I'll keep it short and sweet on my AM and PM routines!

The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Edit

Friday, April 10, 2020

I've never been fussed to own lip liners. When Kylie launched her lip kits, I didn't see the point of a lip liner going with a liquid lipstick. However, I was given Charlotte Tilbury's Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk for my birthday one year and I suddenly understood why this pencil started a movement and a growing collection from Charlotte herself. The Matte Revolution lipstick itself is one of my favorite lipsticks in the world and the matching blush is one I reach for almost daily. There's nothing Charlotte can't do, in my opinion!

Drunk Elephant Slaai Cleansing Balm

Friday, April 3, 2020

So, I originally wrote this post at the beginning of the year with a promise to get women to stop using makeup wipes. Well, it's March and I'm still working on it...maybe on pause at the moment since all of the world isn't allowed to leave their houses. They're still cloth demons that push around makeup, dirt and oil on your skin and further into your pores. They're also still very wasteful because they're being thrown away every day. Someone I know asked me, "Then what's a good wipe for my skin?" To which I replied, "None of them."

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