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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Three Wallet-Friendly Products From Umberto Beverly Hills That Protect, Tame and Add Glorious Shine!

NYC summer is in full swing, and it is HOT. When it’s breazy, it’s bearable, but when it’s not…it’s awful, y’all. I have to wash my hair every day, which is not how I normally like to roll. When it’s hot like this, my best buddy is dry...Show More Summary

5 Fab Products for Curly, Kinky Hair

When it comes to haircare, I have NO LOYALTY.  I will switch things up in a minute because I usually don’t feel like there’s anything that’s all that unique.  But, despite my persistent product junkie-ism, I find myself always coming back to these five products. Show More Summary

Tom Ford Fall 2016 Orchid Collection Nightbloom Powder in Velvet Bloom and Velvet Orchid Lip Color

Is this jewelry, or is this makeup? — because sometimes with Tom Ford I just can’t tell! Do wear it on my face, or do I dangle it from a chain and rock it as a statement necklace? I gotta hand it to Tommy-boy for nailing the whole luxury aesthetic. Show More Summary

Look No Further for Your Perfect Summer Lipstick! The MAC Huggable Lipcolours Are All You Need

I’ve taken a break from the heavy makeup lately, honestly, probably out of pure laziness (pregnancy saps my energy), but I’m kind of digging it! On days that I actually put on makeup, it’s usually dewy skin that showcases my new summer...Show More Summary

Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Vol. 430

You might be wondering, “So what in tarnation is this Monday Poll thing anyway!?” Well, it isn’t exactly a poll. It’s more of a constantly evolving (devolving?), somewhat random list of questions I’ve been putting out to readers every Monday morning for the past eight (!) years. Show More Summary

Sundays With Tabs the Cat, Makeup and Beauty Blog Mascot, Vol. 405

I’m very confident that Tabs would have fared well during Egyptian times. He and I were watching Terminator: Genesis yesterday (well, we were trying to, but the movie’s just so bad…), and during one of the time travel scenes, I looked...Show More Summary

The Day in Beauty, Vol. 20: Roses and Tea with Annick Goutal, and a Bouquet of Lovely Lavender

Hey, sweetie boo, happy Caturday! ???? It’s a sun-shiney day in Novato today, and I’m up bright and early because babylove is all about that rolling over lifestyle. She figured out how to roll over, and now it’s all she wants to do, so she got up at 6 for her morning meal and workout. Show More Summary

My Latest Skincare Finds for Combination Skin

Over the past year or two, my decidedly normal skin became very “combination.” Maybe it was my cross-country move from NYC to the Bay Area, or maybe it’s just that I’m in my 30s now, but I’m constantly looking for the right products for my sensitive, combination skin. Show More Summary

How Do You Store Your Makeup Brushes?

What’s your current makeup brush storage situation? Do you stick them in your favorite mug (the one that says “Crazy Cat Lady” on it), throw them in your makeup bag, or drop ’em in a box all willy-nilly? Or do you do something else?Show More Summary

The Benefit Brow Collection Has Everything You Need to Tame Your Brows!

I could not wait to review these new Benefit brow collection products! I’ve been teased and tortured by all the sneak peaks on social media, and y’all don’t even know the level of restraint it took for me to snap these pictures before tearing apart the packaging. Show More Summary

This One-Trick Pony Broke Away From Browns Today and Swapped Them for Mauve #FOTD

I have a horrible habit of only wearing browny/goldy/bronzey eyeshadow. I’m kind of a one-trick pony when it comes to that. But it’s good to break out of your routine every now and then, so I decided to try using some mauve and taupe...Show More Summary

What an Amazing Moment… I Remember It Like It Was Yesterday #sponsored

As a participant in the Dove Clinical Protection Amazing Moments campaign, I received compensation in exchange for creating this post. Although the post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. @Dove #DovePartner #SimplyStylist #sponsored Thank goodness for waterproof mascara, because every single time I watch this video from Dove, I get super emo. Show More Summary

Mixed Prints and Wiggles

Oh, boy, sweets, I think your niece is going to be a handful. This baby… She does not stop wiggling! I tried to take pictures of her in this lovely outfit with mixed prints, and for the life of me I couldn’t get her to sit still. Notice...Show More Summary

7 of My Favorite Affordable European Makeup Products

Europe definitely has a lot to offer the international traveler. I mean, so many different countries and cultures concentrated in a relatively small area… But visiting a dozen countries in a month can get extremely expensive, so what’s...Show More Summary

Bringing Back the ’90s With MAC Tendertalk Lip Balm

These MAC Tendertalk Lip Balms 100% sent me on a trip down memory lane. ???? They’re meant to react to your natural pH level to give you a perfect lip tint. Now all I need is a mood ring and I’m set! Please tell me I’m not the only oneShow More Summary

Thowin’ Baby Shade

I don’t know what I did in this lifetime or a past life, but somewhere along the way I got lucky because Connor Claire is a pretty happy baby. Well, most of the time… I’d say like 83.5% of the time… Maybe 87. She’s easygoing, quick to smile and a joy to be around. Show More Summary

My Office Approved FOTD for Fearless Job Hunting!

Hey, everyone! I know I haven’t mentioned it often, but at this current time, I don’t have a full-time job. As such, I apply to a LOT of jobs, and I try to go on as many interviews as I can, when I’m lucky enough to get one. It turns...Show More Summary

When Was the Last Time You Went All-Out at a Beauty Sale, and What Did You Buy?

It’s not easy to carry around 15 bottles of Bath & Body Works lotion… OK, 14 bottles of lotion and one bottle of body wash. But it’s not easy to walk around the mall and drink your boba tea while you’re hauling around all that stuff....Show More Summary

Mist Me, Please, With the TOCCA Hair Fragrance Collection

I can imagine seeing these bottles laid out on a vanity in Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, all nestled amongst the feathers and powders and potions and other opulent things… Every time I spray one of these TOCCA Capelli Profumatis...Show More Summary

Conquering My Fear of the Buxom Full-On Lip Creams

Full Disclosure: I’ve been afraid to try the Buxom Full-On Lip Cream for ages. I heard them described as “plumping” and “tingling” and was like, “Oooh, girl. No.” Like, I was seriously nervous about trying these glosses! But because I take my job as a beauty blogger very seriously, I finally took the plunge. Show More Summary

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