While you were out

If you’ve noticed it’s been a bit quiet around here lately, it’s because I’ve been on vacation! Even though it was only a weekend + 2 days, since my job requires me to be available + “on” at all times it was actually a full 4 days off of work.…

Life-proof makeup

For the last few weeks, it feels like I’ve been “on” 24/7. If I’m not working, I’m blog-working – attending events, taking photos, writing. If I’m not doing either of those things I’m trying to do things like, oh, I don’t know, see my boyfriend and do laundry and wash…

$11 Luxury: Shiseido Facial Cotton

Do you know what it feels like to cleanse your skin with a cloud? Obviously I’m not talking about a real cloud – I’m talking about taking your twice-daily cleansing/toning routine and doing it with a cotton pad so soft it feels like a cloud. This cloud-like cotton exists and…

Should I DIY: Mani/Pedis

Blame it on Pinterest or the bevy of at-home products available, but women seem to be DIY-ing more and more. I hate to break it to you, but some things are just not meant for DIY. If you’ve ever wondered if you should visit a pro or just do it…

This is how you you celebrate a quarter century

If the past few days are any indication, 25 is going to be a great year. Since Thursday I’ve been celebrating nonstop with some of the best people ever and feel like pretty much the luckiest girl in the world. I’ve gushed about my coworkers and agency on more than…

How to look presentable after a workout: 5 hair savers

We’ve been doing a bit of astrology talk this week, so it might as well continue. As a Leo, I’m a little obsessed with my “mane”. OK, a lot obsessed. After years of dealing with pouffy triangle-head curls and tangling with round brushes and “steam” flat irons, I finally learned…

Beauty miracle: instant manicure in a jar

I’m a recovered/ing addict. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been biting, chewing and nipping at my nails in a very unladylike fashion. Even now that I’m not gnawing at my nails all day long, I still find myself nipping away at dry skin and hangnails. Gross, I know. Not…