Beyond Beauty || Current Favorite TV Shows, Books, Blogs, Food, and Others

While makeup is awesome and skincare is addictive, beauty is not my life. It’s actually a very small part of how I spend my free time! As obsessed as you may be with Sephora or Ulta, I know you have a life outside of the makeup world. Without going so far as sharing social media diary entries about my personal life, I want to be authentic about what I post on my blog. I’ll still post plenty about makeup and beauty, but I want to start to share some other interests. I try to keep sight of life in its fullness, and that involves remaining at least an arm’s distance from superficialities. Without boring you (hopefully you’re still here…), here are some of my current favorites beyond the beauty bubble. Continue reading “Beyond Beauty || Current Favorite TV Shows, Books, Blogs, Food, and Others”

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Gifts for Your Valentine (Or Yourself)

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to treat the ones we love, showering them with flowers, chocolate and gifts as a public display of affection. For all the men out there who are clueless as to what to buy their special ladies and the women who want to show their selves some love, here’s my list of treats worth giving.

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BECCA Bright Eyes Collection: Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer

I have found 1, maybe 2, concealers that don’t make my dry, crinkly under eyes look 20 years more mature than they actually are. I tend to stick to my Maybelline Age Rewind concealer because it looks like skin without completely drying me out. It doesn’t hurt that it’s relatively inexpensive, either. Before finding the Maybelline concealer, I probably tried hundreds of overpriced eye creams and gimmicky correctors/concealers. Then, the Becca Bright Eyes Collection started popping up all over the place. I was hesitant until I saw the pictures and the reviews. Before and after shots showed eye bags miraculously de-puffing and smoothing out, and the reviews seemed to corroborate the claims. With low expectations but a lot of optimism, I ordered the Becca Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer from Sephora and anxiously awaited my package’s arrival.

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5 Beauty Products Worth the Price Tag

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There is nothing more satisfying to a beauty addict than trying a beautiful, high-end product and falling in love with it. Luxury comes with a price tag, though, and it can be very disappointing to spend a good bit on a product that simply falls short. As someone who falls hard and fast for luxury products, I want to share with you some beauties that make you both feel and look like a queen.  Continue reading “5 Beauty Products Worth the Price Tag”