Author Archives: lara ramos

earth tu face skin stick0

i have long been needing a nourishing nighttime lip treatment. 33 years of pursing my lips when concentrating, driving and writing blog posts has left me with some major lines in that department and i will do just about anything … Continue reading

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follain1

there’s a new beauty haven in washington dc and i am in love with its owner, its mission, and every single safe (read: free of toxic chemicals) product on its beautifully curated shelves. tara foley’s follain was born in boston (home!) … Continue reading

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l’oreal true match super-blendable makeup3

when it comes to makeup, finding a foundation that matches both your skin type and your skin tone can feel near impossible. in recent weeks, i have sat at multiple department store beauty counters and i have gone through the … Continue reading

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covergirl cheekers blush in classic pink1

  finding the right blush is just plain hard. you want something flattering, but natural-looking (i mean, you don’t want to look like you’re actually wearing blush). a true winner is one that makes you look alive, vibrant and glowing, … Continue reading

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murad anti-aging acne regimen1

acne in your 30’s is straight up obnoxious. i don’t know whether mine is attributed to hormones, stress or just a general curse from the universe, but my cyclical breakouts can be relentless and my sensitive skin always seems like … Continue reading

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gold circle barrette1

half up hair is happening everywhere and as if the less-is-more trend isn’t enough of a welcome and refreshing change, it comes with a little icing on the cake in the form of a gold circle barrette. these beauties have … Continue reading

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paul & joe limited edition lip gloss in strawberry kiwi0

i don’t know if it’s the fact that this lip gloss looks like a tequila sunrise that has me wanting to own it so badly, but the truth is that i do not care. paul & joe are known for their … Continue reading

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vegas face0

i’ve spent the last five days in las vegas – and if that’s not the place to reevaluate your life choices, i’m not sure what is. it was my first time there and it was 100% the spectacle that i envisioned. … Continue reading

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previse nutrify0

my poor skin does not get the star treatment that it once did. if we’re going to get real, in the current crazy pace of life, i can go days without washing my face. it’s bad, i know – and … Continue reading

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l’oreal telescopic mascara carbon black6

this is the time of year when all mascaras begin to betray me. when you combine oily lids, watery eyes and virginia humidity, smudging is inevitable. i think i probably hate raccoon eyes more than anything. the rest of me could … Continue reading

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