Author Archives: lara ramos

a few good things0

i cannot pretend life isn’t crazy. transitioning to a fast-paced full-time office gig and four hours commuting daily has basically turned my reality upside down – but there are still so many bright spots, beauty and otherwise. 1 – my … Continue reading

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elizabeth arden skin illuminating retexturing pads1

hi. are you still out there? i know it’s been awhile, but when something finds its way into my regular routine, it’s still time to share it with you. some things just don’t change. the current hero of my skincare … Continue reading

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about my curls1

ugh, my hair. i know the grass is always greener, but here’s the deal. i have the type of hair that falls somewhere between wavy and curly. it resists straightening, making that process long and labor-intensive, and i have what … Continue reading

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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┬áhave 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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