jordanchristine-deactivated2013 asked: I'm a huge fan of eyeliner, but I can't seem to find any that won't smudge by the end of the day. What are your favorite brands? Also, I'd love to learn how to do classic smoky eye makeup! Any tips?
July Beauty Favorites!
I’m sure I’m only jumping on the bandwagon of those who can’t believe this month is almost over. How did the summer go by this quickly? I’ve barely even finished writing my to-do list for July and now I’m out of time. Despite not accomplishing much this month - it’s been so dang hot - I have had plenty of time to shop and try out a few products that have now...
angelamariec asked: So.. I've been looking around for face washes to use for my skin. I get break outs and I haven't found anything that's been able to work well. I tried some products that work well for a while but then they plateau and stop helping me. So I want to switch it up, I've also been drinking water lately to try to help. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them!!
Interview with an Artist: Molly Sanyour
I’m back with Molly Sanyour, the elementary school art teacher and potter from Henrico County, VA who created the beautiful pieces of pottery that I picked up at the Farmers Market last weekend (check out that post here!). This time, she answered a few questions to let us into her world where she celebrates a fearless attitude of not allowing yourself to be discouraged by someone else’s...
July Birchbox: Glamour Magazine Edition!
It’s July! It’s Birchbox! It’s Glamour! What a great combination. Today, my friends, was the day that the practically Rastafarian mailman dropped off my little Birchbox package. With this month’s team up, Birchbox is celebrating Glamour Magazine’s “Five Senses of Summer” theme. If you’ve been following me for a little while, you know that I have a love-hate relationship with Birchbox. I started...
taletreader asked: I've been looking for a good bronzer--could you do a post about that?
Requests! Make Our Day!
Hi! As we’ve had to restart a bit since the terrible Tumblr crash of last week (or at least for us. We lost everything. Oh no!), we would love to take some requests for posts you’d like to see. Who better to listen to then awesome followers? Put a request in our comment box and we’ll do our best to make that request come true! — Also, check out our new Wordpress...
DIY Lip & Face Sugar Scrub
I absolutely love Summertime. The watermelon, the cookouts, catching lightning bugs, wearing a bathing suit top as an acceptable shirt… everything about the season gives me that warm, happy feeling. Warm, for sure, because it’s been about 103 degrees every day here in Virginia this month. To relax a bit from the heat and to compliment that bronzy glow we get this time of year,...
Molly Sanyour Pottery
This morning, I got up at the startling hour of 7:30 AM (well, startling for me…a college student who is particularly fond of sleep) to brave the 97 degree heat to browse around a local Farmer’s Market. This market had produce, beef, pastries, wine, jewelry, flowers and the beautiful work of artist Molly Sanyour. I’m a big fan of supporting local artists and Molly is a great...
Haul: Ulta & Bobbi Brown
Yesterday, I spent a “girls’ bonding day” with my mom, which basically always adds up to spending a lot of money on hair, clothes or beauty products. Sometimes a combination of those three. Our latest expedition led us to Ulta, Estee Lauder (for my mother) and Bobbi Brown. Here’s a look at what I rounded up: Products from left to right (for the most part): 1. Bio...
Product Review: Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream
The Product: Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector in Light/Medium The Claim: To instantly renew, brighten, even and hydrate your skin with an added SPF 15. “Skin concerns, such as discoloration, dullness, blotchiness and dryness can come from a number of different sources. It’s hard to find just one product that addresses all these concerns at once. Solution: Garnier...