video: a 6-minute makeup routine

I have a video for you today! Recently, I’ve gotten hooked on all sorts of makeup videos (ones from Lisa Eldridge are my favorite–if you haven’t heard of her, check her out!), and I thought it might be fun to try my hand at one of my own. Obviously I’m no pro like Lisa, but…

Read More »


life changing beauty hacks

Alright, I’ll cop to it–no beauty hack I tell you will actually change your life (unless I figure out some magical way to wake up looking like a Victoria’s Secret model, in which case I may keep that to myself for a while…), but these are pretty darn good. I’ve always been beauty obsessed, but I…

Read More »


be a date night beauty

source: Liz Von Hoene for Nordstroms    We’re going to talk about date looks, but trust me when I say we’re not going to talk about the whole “here are beauty looks guys like so do this” thing. I’m a firm believer in wearing and rocking what you like–trust me when I tell you the guy you like will…

Read More »

pretty holiday makeup looks

Lipstick | Mascara | Liner | Blush/Bronzer Duo | Scrub | Foundation The best part of the holiday season (besides the food, of course) is dressing up for parties. I mean, how fun is it to be a girl these days?! With an unlimited amount of sparkle at our fingertips, the holidays are the perfect excuse to…

Read More »

lip service

(source) Lipstick is for adults. From the time I was a little girl playing in my mother’s makeup box, that was what I firmly believed. It seemed fancy, sophisticated and grown-up to me at the time–and it still does. Which explains why, in an effort to fit into adulthood, I find myself trying it out…

Read More »

steal her style: kate bosworth

  I have always been obsessed with Kate Bosworth’s style–she embodies whatever she’s wearing in such a natural way, whether that’s on the red carpet, front row at Calvin Klein or exploring a city. What I love most about her is that her fashion choices aren’t unattainable–there are so many ways an average girl (like…

Read More »

summer beauty

Ah, summer. Touted as endless beautiful days, deep tans and sun-kissed highlights. In reality though, summer can come with burns, greasy skin and a halo of frizz. If there was ever a need for a beauty arsenal, now would be it. Above are some of my favorite products, credited with making me look marginally presentable…

Read More »

winter beauty

(image) Early summer is the best beauty month–any girl can attest to this. Your skin is glowing from time spent outside, your hair is behaving (this is early summer, remember? No humidity yet) and you’re probably in pretty good shape (coughbikiniseasoncough). Enter winter. Your skin? Pasty and not a spec of glow in sight. Your…

Read More »