Minimal Eye & Bold Lip

The warmer the weather gets, the less makeup I wear. Minimal makeup can look very fresh, so that could be why. Or maybe it’s just because there’s no use in applying a lot just to sweat it all off by the end of the day. Either way, you won’t catch me in front of the mirror for longer than 10 minutes over the summer. Normally, I just like to apply a light gloss to the lips, but sometimes when I’m feeling frisky I reach for one of my bolder lipsticks and pair it with my very minimal eye makeup. Contrast is…

My Favorite Conditioner for Fine, Tangle-Prone Hair

If you have fine hair, then you know all too well about the struggles of knots and tangles. If you top that off with being tender-headed, then you have a recipe for disaster when it comes to getting your hair styled. My eyes have watered many a time at the hands of my hair stylists, and I’ve even been the source of my own affliction when trying to brush out those awful knots. Brushing my hair helps temporarily, but 10 minutes later the pesky strands find their way back to each other. Fine hair is prone to tangles, and luckily there…

Making the Cut

I’m no stranger to the scissors. Since high school, I’ve been doing this thing where I grow my hair out really, really long only to cut it all off when I get bored. While I like the idea of long, flowy hair, I’ve always felt more like myself in short hair. There’s something liberating about getting all that hair chopped; in some ways it’s a bit rebellious, but it’s also majorly chic. Here are some reasons why I love having short hair: You aren’t a slave to it anymore because it’s a lot easier to take care of short hair! While I’ve…

Full Face with Five Products

While I love experimenting with full-glam makeup, some of my most favorite looks are actually very minimal. The best thing about these fresh and light makeup looks is that they’re very quick because they’re so simple! My day-to-day makeup routine is usually pretty low-maintenance, especially in the summer. Something about the extreme heat and intense humidity keeps me from wanting to apply too much on my face. Luckily, there are ways to create beautiful makeup looks using just a few holy grail products from your stash. Here are my five favorite products to use in my quick, effortless makeup routine:…

May 2017 Ipsy Unbagging

So, I’m throwing a little switcharoo here. You may or may not know that I’ve decided to trade my Boxycharm subscription for Ipsy just to try something a little different. While I thought I would love receiving full-size products, it was getting to be a bit much. Trial sizes seemed more practical, and I like the variety of cosmetic brands Ipsy has in their service. If you don’t know, Ipsy is a monthly makeup subscription service where you receive a cute (& actually useable) makeup bag with five trial-sized products for you to test out. I also love that the bag design…