The Most Satisfying Way to Remove Makeup

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm ReviewClinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is one of those cult favorites that I was late in trying. I often avoid popular products for fear of them not living up to the hype. I’m just a natural skeptic but some products are talked about so much that I eventually have to give them a try. This was the case with the Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. After hearing one rave review after another, I gave in and picked it up at the Sephora in Brooklyn. Read on for my Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Review.

I had been wanting to give up using makeup removing wipes because I feel like I have to tug at my skin when using them. I didn’t know what formula of makeup remover to go with. I had been using Bioderma micellar water but grew tired of using so many of my Muji cotton squares to remove my entire face. I knew I wanted something that would remove my makeup before my cleanser. I didn’t want to wash my makeup off with cleanser because for some reason I feel like that just pushes the makeup deeper into my skin. Don’t @ me.


The Beauty Haul: Luxury Beauty at NET-A-PORTER

I often stalk the beauty section of my favorite websites, admiring all of the beautifully packaged products. My bf thinks that I spend a lot of time in Sephora.. If only he knew how much time I spend on their website. Anyway, I know that more people are buying makeup and skincare products online. I thought I’d share my online beauty hauls and give my thoughts on ordering from each store. First up, the mother of all luxury products, NET-A-PORTER.


How to Stay Positive in Negative Situations

We’re all human and we all have bad days where everything seems to go wrong. Sometimes work, school, or society in general are stressful and puts us in a bad mood. It can be hard to smile through certain situations, but smiling is what helps make things better. I’m a gemini, which means I know a thing or two about being moody. However, I’m always striving to be as positive as possible. I’m a true believer of good vibes attracting more good, aka the law of attraction.

Here are some tricks I use to be positive in not so cheerful situations. 


Sephora VIB Sale 2017 Recommendations

Sephora VIB Sale 2017

I’m sure that most of you reading this blog can agree that you can spend hours on end in Sephora. I can literally visit the store everyday and spend hours wandering around, reading the boxes and bottles that describe why the products within will change my beauty routine for the better. It’s even worse during this time of the year, when they offer 20% (15% for Beauty Insiders) for the VIB Sale.


The Easiest Product for a Glam Eye Look

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Bette Eyes Review

I am a creature of habit and will always return to a nude lip and a gold/bronze/neutral eye. I recently placed a small order on NET-A-PORTER for some luxury beauty products in my go-to shades. I’ve been really wanting an easy product to use to get an everyday glam eye look. I decided to try out one of the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise in Bette Eyes.

I’m a newbie to Charlotte Tilbury and all I can say to myself after using Bette Eyes is, “Girl, what took you so long?” It is a beautiful, shimmery gold-brown cream eyeshadow. Not only that, it also comes in gorgeous packaging. The pot that holds the cream eyeshadow is made of frost glass, making it feel extra luxe.


Best Face Masks By Skin Type + Concern

If you keep up with me on Snapchat or Instagram stories, then you may have noticed that I’m a little face mask obsessed! I love doing a mask to boost my skin care routine, as a treat after a long week, or whenever I feel like pampering myself at home. I’ve tried so many face masks and I thought it would helpful to share the best face masks by concern. I know everyone has different skin concerns that they are trying to target and I’m going to share my favorite masks for a few different concerns.

Pore Cleansing & Detoxifying


8 Dark Lipsticks Perfect For Fall

Fall LipsticksThe weather here in New York has been so confusing. Though it’s the end of October, it was so hot last week with temperatures in 80s. This week it seems to be getting into the normal Fall temps; it was really chilly last night. According to the weather app on my phone, it’s going to be in the 50s all next week. Time to pull out the knits. Anyways, enough about the weather, we’re talking Fall lip colors today.


My Weekend No-Makeup Makeup Routine (Step-by-Step)

I know you’ve heard the term “No-Makeup Makeup” before – it’s all the rage right now in the beauty world. There’s a group of women (myself included) that are looking for ways to have the most natural makeup looks possible. I’ve recently found a routine that requires minimal makeup, that has become my go-to for chill weekends. Read below for my no-makeup makeup routine, step-by-step.


Current Makeup Favorites

I haven’t done a favorites post in a long time! I’ve been using some new makeup, skincare, and fragrance that I want to share. These have been keeping me looking alive during this busy Fall season.


5 Small Ways to Practice Self Care Everyday

Self care is something that is really important for your mental and physical health. Practicing self care can help lower stress levels, which can lower your risk for certain diseases.

I know that not everyone has a lot of time for themselves. Your self care routine can be as extensive or minimal as you’d like. Here are 3 small things you can do everyday to refresh mentally and physically.


Neogen Dermalogy Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser Review

When it comes to cleansers, I don’t have many requirements for what it should do. It’s not like eye cream or moisturizer where it actually absorbs  and is beneficial to the health of your skin. My basic requirements for face cleanser are: 1. It should thoroughly cleanse my skin and 2. It should remove oil but not strip my skin. I feel like both of these are standard for most cleansers, so I don’t give too much thought to what I use. However, since I’m oily, I do steer clear of cream cleansers unless it’s during a particularly harsh winter.