Beauty

A collection of blog posts and videos all about beauty, makeup, skincare. From detailed product reviews, swatches, makeup and beauty tips, and so much more. The perfect place for beauty lovers and newbies.

YSL Shocking Mascara Review

YSL Shocking Mascara Review So I finally caved and gave this baby a try.  What Sephora says: What it is:A mascara that exaggerates lashes with excess volume from every angle.What it does:Exclusive to YSL, the amplified helix brush provides instant volume to the lashes. The slim brush design allows for perfect control and precision and the off-center twist enhances length and curl. The beautifully creamy formula with pro-vitamin B5 coats each lash evenly, creating a thick and lustrous fringe with a wet…

How I Treat/ Prevent Breakouts

HOW I TREAT/ PREVENT BREAKOUTS So lots of my friends ask me about my skincare regiment and what I use. It really depends on the time  of year and even the time of month. My skin can be really oily in the summertime and really dry in the winter time.Currently I switch off between MaryKay’s Timewise miracle set and Kate Somerville products, depending on the time of the month.My skin always tends to want to breakout once a month. To…

Best Foundation Ever

BEST FOUNDATION EVER So while I’ve been exploring more economical foundations from drugstores, I still always go back to Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation. This is my favorite foundation by far. I even asked my wedding make up artist to use it instead of the airbrush stuff she had for my trial. It’s silky, smooth, covers great, and lasts all day.So for special events or when I want to look my best, I use this foundation. Most importantly it feel…

Beaty Blender Review and How To Use

BEAUTY BLENDER REVIEW So I know I’m super late on the beauty blender wagon, but I finally caved and bought a kit from amazon.com 38 dollars later (eek!). I was really skeptical especially for having to pay that much for a sponge. Before I opened my beauty blender I watched the how to video on the official beauty blender website and read tons of reviews and watched a bunch of youtube videos. I’m happy I did, because it’s not like any old makeup sponge.You have…

Affordable Way to Clean Makeup Brushes

CHEAP AND EFFECTIVE WAY TO CLEAN MAKEUP BRUSHES It’s very important to clean your makeup brushes, especially if you have sensitive and acne prone skin. The makeup builds up with bacteria and your facial oils every time you use your brushes. So while you might not clean them everyday (because who really has time for that), you do need to make an effort to clean them once a week ideally.Here’s my cheap and easy way to clean my make up…

Sometimes Your Just Surrounded by Assholes

There’s only 41 days left before I am a Mrs. I am checking things off my list of things to do and trying to stay focused on living a healthy, full, and productive life. Sometimes when I stop and look around I get a little panicky. I try not to have too much free time these days because it can cause anxiety and some depression on my part. Then last night, during my yoga class my teacher said, “Before we…

What a Good Manicure Taught Me

It’s amazing what a good manicure can do for you. I like to go to this little place in Studio City called La Flora Nails. The place is small with no bells or whistles, but they give the best manicures I’ve ever had. Usually when I leave a place, I have cuts or some hang nails because of the aggression that the nail technician took out on my cuticles, even when I tell them that my skin is really delicate…