Author Archives: lara ramos

mischo luxury nail lacquer0

when it comes to nail polish, i want shine, strength, and no streaks – and i want it in two coats that dry lighting fast. mission impossible? maybe – but it’s certainly not an order too tall for mischo beauty. … Continue reading

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clarins instant light1

sleep deprivation has a direct impact on skin, mostly in the radiance department. since sleep is a precious gift around here, lately i’ve been feeling like my go-to foundation just isn’t cutting it. no amount of bronzer or trickery can bring the … Continue reading

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eve lom cuticle cream2

ragged cuticles and hang nails galore are more than a cosmetic issue – they hurt! for me, these are the two tell-tale signs that it has been way too long since i’ve sat in a manicure chair, but as much as … Continue reading

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olay fresh effects {acne control scrub!}2

i love fall and all of its new beginnings, but as soon as the weather cools down, my face starts to get dry, sealing off my pores and causing breakouts. this year, i am battling the effects of post-partum hormones … Continue reading

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fekkai full blown volume shampoo + conditioner0

i’m a spendy shampoo skeptic. if i’m going to invest, it’s certainly not in something that sits on my hair for two minutes before i rinse it down the drain. so, fekkai full blown volume shampoo and conditioner were not … Continue reading

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mark. wonderfleur eau de toilette spray0

when i shop for fragrance, i look for something feminine and unexpected – because i don’t like to smell like everyone else. new mark wonderfleur eau de parfum has hints of nontraditional notes like meadow dew, wild freesia, and dandelion … Continue reading

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treat collection in shimmery stars0

this soft and shimmery midnight blue from treat collection is so, so good. i love an opaque cream nail as much as the next girl, but there’s something totally unexpected about a moody and silvery blue. it’s dark enough to … Continue reading

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bite beauty matte crème lip crayon2

i basically believe that bite beauty can do no wrong, but they have really outdone themselves with their latest effort. their collection of matte lip crayons are supremely hydrating, something that i didn’t think was possible. i find almost every … Continue reading

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l’oreal paris visible lift blur blush0

windblown cheeks were all over the fall runways in february. in my opinion, this is one of the most fun trends because 1) it involves color and 2) when done right, the look gives you an instant facelift. if you’re … Continue reading

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murad transforming powder2

nearly all products designed to treat acne irritate the heck out of my skin. it bugs me that brands who claim to be acne experts keep creating and marketing things that damage the most stressed-out skin type there is – but, … Continue reading

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