Bite Beauty’s New ‘Amuse Bouche’ Collection

If you’re as obsessed with Bite Beauty as I am, you may have already heard that they are phasing out their OG line of Luminous Creme Lipsticks…. I’ll allow that some time to sink in. The beloved shades that adorned our lips for the past few years will be going away forever. Why, you ask? For whatever reason, be it marketing, product development, or just … Continue reading Bite Beauty’s New ‘Amuse Bouche’ Collection

The “Natural” Sunscreen Debate

While we might be in the throws of winter, we all know that sunscreen is STILL a must. The sun’s rays might not burn you like they can in the summer, but they still cause skin damage that can lead to dry, unhealthy skin and even cancer. Don’t slowly evolve into a leather handbag and then have to spend thousands on cosmetic and dermatological procedures, … Continue reading The “Natural” Sunscreen Debate

Preservative-Free Product Pitfalls

Preservative has become a dirty word. The compounds that were once added to manufactured goods so they could last longer on the shelf and in your home have become an invasive species that we want eliminated entirely. Good, bad, or neutral. Brands have already begun popping up, touting their preservative-free lines. The problem is, a preservative-free beauty routine might not be entirely possible. Nuori is … Continue reading Preservative-Free Product Pitfalls

Lux Holiday Gift Sets for 2015

Thanksgiving is over, and you know what that means? Holiday shopping is officially in full swing. Since Halloween, though, retailers have been unveiling some spectacularly splendid gift sets. While holidays are a time to give and get presents you often wouldn’t purchase on a typical day… there are some gifts that are so lux, even the holidays can’t really excuse dropping that much dough. But, … Continue reading Lux Holiday Gift Sets for 2015

REVIEW: Bite Beauty’s ‘Best Bite Rewind’

I love Bite. Always have and probably always will, which is why I’m giving them a pass on releasing this kit. Don’t get me wrong. It’s fabulous, and I love it. I just feel that it’s a bit of a cop out, seeing as it’s the exact same kit they released last year. Hence the name Best Bite REWIND. Nice framing of the language there, … Continue reading REVIEW: Bite Beauty’s ‘Best Bite Rewind’

A PSA on Undertones

Open any beauty magazine or read any beauty blog and you’ll likely see an article on undertones. Warm, cool, neutral, warm-neutral, cool-neutral. It’s insane. There are a list of tips and tricks to figuring out your skin tone that range from looking at the color of your veins to wearing a white T-shirt in front of a mirror. I even wrote an article breaking down … Continue reading A PSA on Undertones

REVIEW: Sephora Favorites ‘Give Me More Lip’

I have to say, I was pumped when I first heard about this set. A mix of full-size and mini lippies of various brands from Sephora? I’m down. While $59 isn’t exactly pocket change, it’s actually a great value for all the product you’re getting. This set it already sold out online, so you’ll have to scrounge around in-store to see if any still exist. … Continue reading REVIEW: Sephora Favorites ‘Give Me More Lip’

Birchbox’s Big Makeup Line is Tiny

While many of us love buying beauty products, we DON’T love shelling out boatloads of cash for a product we’ll either A) Never finish, or B) Are forced to wear every single day for 8 months until we have. This makes makeup not fun, and it makes us not inclined to try new products. Ya, stores have great return policies, but what if I like … Continue reading Birchbox’s Big Makeup Line is Tiny

‘Hashtag’: The Makeup Store for Instagram-Famous Brands

Instagram has made many makeup artists famous, and it has also given many boutique brands a platform to show off their products. As I mentioned in a previous post, the makeup and haircare retailer, Ricky’s NYC, was opening a new location in NYC that focuses on makeup brands featured by bloggers on Instagram. It’s finally open! I made the pilgrimage and wanted to share the … Continue reading ‘Hashtag’: The Makeup Store for Instagram-Famous Brands

Fall & Holiday 2015 Beauty Breakdown

Fall is upon us, as the Starbucks PSL will attest. The crunching leaves and cooler weather are an excuse to buy some new, snazzy products to live this season right! Dark lips, pale blush, jewel tones. These are all particularly trendy in the fall and winter months. The holidays are in the distant horizon, and that means brands are preparing to roll out their biggest … Continue reading Fall & Holiday 2015 Beauty Breakdown