The biggest step to no makeup.

The biggest step to no makeup.

I have only talked about my skincare a couple of times on the blog and on Instagram, which is really silly.  Why?  Because people ask me about it and comment on it all the time.  First and foremost in skincare, WASH YO FACE.  I can’t stress enough how vital just washing my face twice a day is to my life.  That may or may not be an exaggeration because I am sure life would go on if I did not wash my face… But when you are taking pictures all the time and have to be ready at a moments notice to jump in front of the camera, not having good skin can really suck.  Who has time for makeup?  Not me.  Nor do I have the patience to do it every day or the will power not to rub my face on myself/my friends/anything in my way.  I don’t go around rubbing my face on things, but somehow when I wear any kind of makeup, even just mascara, it will end up on everyone/thing around me.  It’s a personal problem, I know. Any way… as much as washing my face is vital, there is another step I take that isn’t so much an every day kind of thing, but something I do a few times a year to overall better the condition of my skin.  Want to know what it is?  I’ll tell you!  Chemical Peels!  I know it sounds like a major procedure, and maybe even a little painful, but guess what?!? It isn’t!  Okay, maybe a chemical peel hurts a little, and I seriously mean A LITTLE,...
Midweek Music Relief: The Clapping Song + My Essentials

Midweek Music Relief: The Clapping Song + My Essentials

I decided to do a what’s in my bag today to show you what I carry around on the reg.  Mostly it’s just hand sanitizer, lip colors of every shade, and toys.  I try to keep anything that may explode, i.e. lotion and hand sanitizer inside a plastic bag of sorts to avoid any type of tragedy involving anything else in my bag.  After that, I obviously keep my OTK cards handy and my you suck mirror just in case I need to reapply lip stuff when there isn’t a bathroom in site.  As far as a wallet goes, I keep it simple with a cute little pouch that just holds my ID, card and cash.  Really the most important things are the toys, you never know when you will need one.  What are your handbag essentials?  Lemme know while you take a listen to the playlist below! P.S. Can you tell which lip color I use most?  The entire logo is completely rubbed off… Bag: Wessley NYC Rae Bucket Bag Cobalt // Little Doll Pouch: Target // Revlon Color Burst from left to right: Balm Stain Romatic #045, Matt Balm Striking #240, Balm Stain Rendezvous #040 // Wet n Wild Balm Stain from left to right: A Stiff Pink #127, Rico Mauve #126, Lady and the Vamp #124 // Banana Zippered Bag: H&M (I couldn’t find this online, however I just saw them there about two days ago, so check your local store!) // Lotion: Jergens Travel Size // Hand Sanitzers: Bath and Body Works // Toys: various grocery store vending machines // You Suck Mirror: Forever21 Playlist by my lovely musically inclined assistant,...
Sunday School: Chic Beach Hair

Sunday School: Chic Beach Hair

Sun•day school noun a congregation of snapshots to enlighten you in the doctrine of fashion; held on a weekly basis. This week: Beach Babe Hair. There is nothing worse than not being chic, so to help you accomplish this every hour of every day, even after/during/no where close to the beach, here is a truck load of inspiration.  These babes have it down, from braids, to waves, to throwing on a hat, they are all over the perfect beach babe looks.  Get ready to head to the beach, chic hair in tow with these killer looks: Images via: Pop Sugar, The Zoe Report,...
Skin Care Routine

Skin Care Routine

After getting a few questions about my skin & makeup, I decided to do a beauty routine post.  I know, kinda seems boring right?  Well I used to think so too, but sometimes you see someone and you are like “What are they doing!?!” because for some reason they glow and they aren’t pregnant.  I am in no way shape or form saying I glow, or that I’m pregnant, but it’s fun to share what I do, because maybe you are wondering!  Here goes! (I’m super excited, can’t you tell?) I start my day by, of course brushing my teeth, and then I always move right into washing my face with Image Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser.  After washing and drying, I apply Iluma by Image Bleaching Serum or Lightening Serum (alternating bottles, as soon as one runs out, I start the other and so on), and pat it over my face and neck to keep my skin tone even. I then move on to eye cream, I prefer Image Vital C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel, dabbing it all around my under eye and brow bone.  Next I apply Image Prevention+ Hydrating Moisturizer SPF to my face, neck, and décolletage.  Never leave the house without sunscreen, especially on your face!  If I am feeling really adventurous, I will add a dab of Image I Conceal in Beige  to the sunscreen, to give a tinted moisturizer effect. (I hate the feeling of something on my face, especially foundation, so this is as much coverage as it gets for me.) I know this probably all sounds like a giant Image Skincare commercial, but it...
Habitually Checking

Habitually Checking

There are certain blogs that I habitually check, for one reason or another, every single day.  Well, maybe not every single day, but lots of days.  Here is a list to live, love, and lust after: Park & Cube: The every quirky Shini of Park & Cube is one of my favorite bloggers to follow.  She definitely has some personality and you can hear it in even her small Instagram comments.  With DIYs and outfit inspo to spare, I can’t help but love everything she does.  Check her out!   Into the Gloss: For all things beauty and beyond, Into the Gloss is my go to.  From how to perfectly do bed head to applying the best eyeliner to oil spill-esqe nails, you can find it all here.  Dishing out beauty tips on a daily basis is their game and I’m watching like a fat man on Super Bowl Sunday.   Tales of Endearment: Getting into the closest of everyone you wish you could steal from, Natalie Joos gives us interviews of the most stylish girls from around the world.  Closet tours and vintage shopping are always on the menu, as well as her very own outfits du jour, all with a little spunk and personality.  This is one you won’t regret peeking into!   Karla’s Closet: Crop tops (and clothes in general) were made for Karla Deras.  Seriously.  Go look.   Leaf.tv:  For cooking and DIYs done in the cutest little videos, LEAF is the spot. LEAF stands for Living, Eating and Fashion, so you can find things on, you guessed it, living, eating, and fashion.  Yoga, home improvement, recipes, and beauty...
Lip Stain Testing? Done.

Lip Stain Testing? Done.

In my search for anything but lipstick, because for some reason lipstick drives me nuts, I have come across many a lip stain.  Almost every makeup brand out there has some sort of long lasting or stain lip color, but what actually works?  I decided to test the three main kinds found at drugstores: the marker stain, glossy stain, and a lip balm type stain.  I grabbed one of each, and I was on my way!  For each test I wore the stain for at least four hours, none of them lasted any longer than that. Marker type stain: CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Scarlet Pucker Pros: no fuss after it had dried, vibrant color Cons: can’t mess up during application, only lasted one hour, made lips look dried out and cracked after initial application, flaked off into teeth after a couple of hours *On a different occasion I tried adding lip gloss and chapstick over this to help with the dried out look, I found it just makes it flake off faster, so that was no good!   Balm type stain:  Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic Pros: easy to apply, kept lips moisturized for a couple of hours, didn’t flake off, wore off evenly Cons: color wasn’t as vibrant as the others   Glossy type stain: L’Oréal Color Riche Wet Shine Stain in Endless Red Pros: super glossy, wore out fairly evenly, lips felt moisturized, shine lasted almost the full four hours, very vivid color Cons: very sticky, did seem to flake color into my teeth a tiny bit, a little difficult to get on  ...