Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation: Review + Swatches 002 // 113

  The Koh Gen Do Mainfanshi Moisture Foundation is one of those products that I'm actually can't believe I haven't blogged about yet. I have countless stories about how amazing this foundation is, I actually feel guilty for not having shared it sooner. It is an incredible foundation from Japan. The foundation has been a best seller for the ...

Holiday Gift Guide: Picks at Every Budget

  I have a love/hate relationship with holiday gift lists. I always get a serious case of the "I Wants."  Which I don't love, especially if I'm on a budget. I prefer to live with a case of the "I Appreciate All The Bounty Already In My Life/You Don't Have Room For Anything Else Hoarder Lady Because ...

Boxycharm Unboxings October + November 2015

  Holy moley.  I have been so busy, I have all the gorgeous Boxycharm boxes stacked up, ready to be unboxed! There is nothing like surprise makeup mail.  Nothing.  I flat out love it. Quick refresher: Boxycharm is a monthly makeup subscription box.  It's $21 a month, including shipping and has 4-5 full size products.  The box's values ...

ghd Review: Eclipse Flat Iron // Hairdryer // Paddle Brush

  My friend Maddy and I were hiking the other day, as we've been doing for years.  Seriously, start taking hikes or walks with your friends instead of lunches or coffee, I swear it'll change your life and friendships for the better. I digress.  Already. (I can already feel that I'm going to be a bit ramble-y today, ...

My Top Picks & 5 Tips to Shop the Sephora Sale

  Yes, I said strategy.  I take sales very seriously.  Ha! I love a good beauty sale.  This time of year is already the best time of year to buy your makeup...hello, Gift Sets.  Add to that Sephora's annual 20% off everything sale, and I think you can agree with me, It's Party Time. The sale is for ...

Berry Lipsticks for Fair Skin + Redheads

  Hi, Fall! It's still 80 degrees in L.A. right now as I type, but I am willing Fall temperatures to happen.  How, you ask?  By writing about Berry lipsticks, of course. I love berry and plum shades all year round, but heck, do they look even better in the fall.  These are my top picks for my ...

Review: SIMPLE Cleansing Micellar Water

  Micellar water is a skincare product that has always held a very mysterious allure for me.  It was really hard to find in the US until recent years.  So I didn't try it until about a year ago, when I found a super fancy ($40!) bottle of Darphin Azahar Cleansing Micellar Water on sale for ...