Category Archives: BEAUTY

GOURMANDE GIRLS: MAKEUP HAUL AND REVIEW

Happy end of 2018. I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by. I didn’t really do much blogging this year, but maybe next year I’ll post more consistently? Can’t say I did much of anything in 2018 except bouldering, obsessing over at-home gel manicures, online thrift shopping, and decluttering my space. I think I went through a bunch of mini Marie Kondo-style declutter sessions throughout the year. I tossed a bunch of old makeup palettes out and emptied out the bag … Continue Reading »

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ESSIE GEL COUTURE REVIEW: ENCHANTED COLLECTION

Uh, can’t believe it’s already March. LA is finally having winter, which gets my seasons all turned around in my head…because body says winter, but my mind is on spring (and summer)! Today I’m bringing you an Essie Gel Couture review of longwearing, spring-ready, and transitional nail polish shades. Nail polish collabs are my favorite because I’ve been doing my own nails every week ever since my mom allowed me to wear nail polish (age 6). I prefer painting my own nails because … Continue Reading »

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MAGNETIC EYELASHES: REVIEW, TIPS, AND TRICKS

Hi! I’ve been obsessed with magnetic eyelashes lately and have gone nuts trying different brands and different ways to get the darn things on my eyes. I have the puniest natural lashes and I suck at applying fake lashes with glue. Eyelash extensions are way too expensive…so I really hoped that magnetic lashes would work for me. And they did. Now I wear magnetic eyelashes every day that I put on makeup, and it takes me no longer than 2 minutes to snap … Continue Reading »

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BIOTIN AND VITAMIN B5 FOR BEAUTIFUL HAIR AND SKIN

Hi, I hope you’ve been doing awesome. I wanted to write a quick beauty post to share a couple of my recent findings about my hair and skin, and what to do if biotin in your multivitamin or hair growth supplement is causing acne. Recently, when I was looking into silver-colored hair extensions (yeah, I know, but I saw some on IG and they looked awesome), I found this informative article about hair growth. Along with some tips about scalp circulation and stress … Continue Reading »

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REVIEW: DECORTE SLIM & FIRM CONCENTRATE MULTI-ACTION FACE MASK

Although turning 40 has been pretty awesome so far, I have to admit I’ve been forced (by nature) to be more conscious about taking better care of my skin. Today I’m talking about the Decorte Slim & Firm Concentrate Multi-Action Face Mask that I received for testing purposes from Decorte and Preen.me. I had heard of Decorte and knew it mostly as a “luxury” skincare line (it’s sold exclusively at Saks), and it wasn’t until I held the products in my hand and … Continue Reading »

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