Author Archives: lara ramos

the estee edit late night eraser brightening eye balm0

let me preface this post by saying that i got up at 3:45 a.m. today. thankfully that’s not the norm (i’m en route to NYC for the day and had to catch an early train), but please tell that to … Continue reading

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tata harper elixir vitae eye serum0

  i don’t know how to tell you this … but i’m in love with a $265 eye serum. the reason that i’m even writing this post instead of hiding in shame in my bathroom (wondering how i will ever … Continue reading

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benefit brow bar at ulta beauty4

about six months ago, i went to a threading appointment that left me bleeding. (it was my regular place, not my regular girl – she didn’t know what she was doing and it ended pretty badly for me.) since then, … Continue reading

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why i shampoo twice0

(story of my life ^ ^ ^) i always scoffed at the “repeat” portion of my shampoo instructions, but it turns out that those manufacturers are really onto something. i have gone through the last 34 years believing that one … Continue reading

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on lash tinting7

my lashes have always been fine. they’re not thin or sparse, they’re not short and stubby, they hold curl fairly well – but still, they are nothing to write home about. and for me, fine just isn’t enough, because i’m … Continue reading

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algenist REVEAL color correcting radiant primer0

as my skin has been aging, i have been finding a makeup primer to be more and more necessary. the layer of extra skincare and prep really help my face look more polished and my foundation to wear longer than if … Continue reading

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clinique pep-start eye cream5

first week at the new job was both thrilling and exhausting. my new schedule means that i am awake at 5 daily and back into the routine of getting myself presentable (i.e. dressed) for the office. while i would love … Continue reading

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deskside0

i’ve had my eye on this nate berkus mirror ever since it popped up on rue magazine. it just seemed like something i needed for my desk – because swatching is serious business, and i’m a bit tired of popping … Continue reading

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packing a daily makeup bag1

i’m starting a new job on monday – and it’s been a good long while (five years to be exact) since i have commuted into an office daily. when considering this change of pace, obviously the very first place that … Continue reading

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gel moisturizers0

all of a sudden, the moisturizer that i have been loving all winter long, is no longer soaking into my skin. it’s just kind of…sitting there. and it is not playing nicely with my foundation causing things to kind of … Continue reading

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