Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner in Beige

Rimmel ScandalEyes

One of the classic tricks in makeup is to put white eyeliner on the lower waterline to make your eyes look wider and more awake.

Well, I’ve tried it. And maybe it’s because I have darker skin, but it just made me look like a crazy.

I’ve found that, regardless of your skin-tone, you can achieve a less unearthly “awake” effect by opting for a beige liner instead.

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Glow Job! (+ American Horror Story: Coven just got weird[er])

My number one skincare concern is unevenness and dullness.

I suppose that’s two, so those are my number one and two skincare concerns. (My third one is acne.)

I have natural unevenness, which deeper skintones are prone to. I also scar super easily whenever I do break out.

Until this year, I had never found a brightening (note: brightening, not lightening) routine that worked for me. Now that I have, I’m obsessed with getting my skin to shine bright like a diamond (but not in an oilslicky way).

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Layer It On! My Mascara Routine

Mascara Routine edited

So anyone who’s had a beauty-related discussion with me pretty much knows that I am eyelash obsessed.

Honestly, my lashes kinda suck. They’re thin, pretty short, and super straight. Bleh.

Consequently, I’ve been on a hunt – kinda like my HG Lip Balm Quest – to find the ultimate mascara. I want it to define, separate, thicken, lengthen, and hold a curl…but I don’t want it to be too hard to remove.

So far, I haven’t found one that does all these things all in one. Solution? Layer three different mascaras that do three different things!

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Curly Hair Chronicles: Pre-Wash, Wash, and Condition (& some surprisingly calm Supernatural thoughts)

All Three Products

So, I’ve got curly hair.

Proof. Curls.
Proof. Curls.

I’m a ‘mixed’ girl: between my mom and dad’s families, there’s loose curls, tight curls, and pin-straight hair. I ended up with a happy medium, with mid-sized curls. In terms of pattern, I’m a 3B in the curl world.

This past spring, I was browsing the beauty book section in my local bookstore when I stumbled across Lorraine Massey’s Curly Girl: The Handbook. I read that thing cover to cover – I love this kind of thing, so for me, it was a super interesting read.

The weirdest and most intriguing tip in this book is central to the Curly Girl Method, the method that Massey recommends to get healthy, frizzless curls: ditch shampoo.

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DIY Ribbon Hair Ties

DIY Ribbon Hair Ties

Ribbon hair ties hit the market bigtime a year or two ago. They were touted as being gentle on hair (because of the soft elastic and no metal closure) and super cute on the wrist.

When I went to the mall to try to get in on the trend, though, I found that they retail for more than a dollar each. For hair ties I’m probs gonna lose by next week? Ouch.

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Review: Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm (& omg The Walking Dead)

Creme de Rose Box

So I feel like I should preface and justify this purchase. For as long as I can remember, I have been on the hunt for the ultimate, Holy-Grail-status lip balm. I’m big into lip balm and always have been, and gradually that search took me out of the drugstore and into the realm of higher end balms.

Dior Crème de Rose has been, in my mind, the crème de la crème of luxe lip balms, and with a $29 price tag, I was expecting big things. I had saved for this lip balm for a bit and then, on top of that, I used my Sephora VIB Sale discount to get 20% off – not a ton, but better than nothing, and knowing that I got a bit of a deal helps to ease the sting a bit.

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