Author Archives: lara ramos

national (non) lipstick day2

there seems to be a day for everything under the sun and i ignore about 99.9% of them, but it would be highly questionable if i let a day dedicated to lipstick pass me by! in celebration of such a … Continue reading

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summer-perfect contour palettes from tarte and mark.0

the soonest that i get even a hint of a tan, i crave more. the problem is that i can enjoy about a max of 12 minutes in the sun before burning, so i spend most sunny days hiding out under … Continue reading

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living proof full shampoo + conditioner + satin hair serum2

thanks to the mystery that is postpartum hormones, i am experiencing a second round of ferocious hair loss. i don’t know why since i haven’t nursed since last november (thought i was well over the shedding hump!) but apparently it’s … Continue reading

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one love organics the cleansing sponge rose clay heart3

i scrub my face with a steaming hot washcloth every other morning. it helps to get the blood flowing and it also ensures that i don’t apply my moisturizer to a dry face (a huge no-no according to my derm). … Continue reading

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le traveleur the weekender travel kit0

i’m packing up my stephanie johnsons and heading to atlanta for the wedding of my very best friend this weekend. packing is already pretty much the worst, but there’s nothing more painful than chasing down travel-sized portions of your favorite … Continue reading

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murad healthy skin facial8

beauty confession: before last week, i have had one facial in my entire life. it was in high school, at the peak of my acne battle, it was painful and my face was red and angry for days afterwards. the … Continue reading

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mark. buenos aires vibe eau de toilette spray0

i like to change up my scent for summer. for me, it’s right up there with increasing the spf in my daily moisturizer and going a touch heavier in the bronzer department. so, what do i want in a fragrance for … Continue reading

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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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follain5

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 makeup4

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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