Author Archives: lara ramos

beauty gifting with sephora0

there’s no doubt that it’s a busy time of year. holiday parties, coworker potlucks, card sending, cookie baking, studying secret santa wish lists and fa-la-la-la-la’ing don’t leave a lot of time for shopping. thankfully, there’s one place where you can buy the … Continue reading

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marc jacobs beauty lamé noir ultra-glittering mascara0

  this new mascara from MJ is super unique. it’s a clear lacquer chock full of chunky gold and black glitter, applied with a bristle-less brush for the ultimate party-ready fringe. it’s one of those things that had a fully magnetic … Continue reading

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phyto phytodéfrisant botanical straightening balm0

let’s get right down to it: this balm has a jelly texture, but isn’t sticky like a mousse. a dime size dollop in my medium bob gives unfussy, natural texture while still holding on to the smoothness that i work … Continue reading

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victoria’s secret velvet matte cream lip stain0

  velvet is seemingly everywhere this fall, and the trend is also coming to lips. while liquid mattes continue to reign supreme, an unlikely source has launched a super sexy, girly gloss version of their own. it has been a … Continue reading

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stepping up my lip + eye care0

i have dabbled in grown up under eye and lip care over the years, landing most recently on a very spendy serum and reinvigorated my love affair with this dior balm. even though i love that duo, my most habitual … Continue reading

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living proof full dry volume blast0

today’s on-time work arrival is brought to you by the dynamic spray duo up above. on the mornings when i just can’t drag myself out of bed early enough to wash / dry / straighten my hair, i often try … Continue reading

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mac liptensity collection5

jumping in with a quickie – because these vibrant new lipsticks from MAC are just too good not to share. when this absolute prism arrived at my door, it took some major restraint not to swatch all of them immediately. … Continue reading

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albeit lip scrub from anthropologie0

there’s a beautiful new jar in my morning routine and it comes from what is quickly becoming one of my favorite lip brands – albeit from anthropologie. i tested this scrub in store while filling my arms full of soft … Continue reading

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early fall roll call2

you guyssss, i miss talking beauty with you. i’m determined to find a way to make some time for writing, because this lack of sharing the product love is not working for me. so, let’s play a quick game of catch … Continue reading

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brows by benefit2

it has been over three months since my bomb brow experience at the benefit counter inside of ulta – and my brows are on the total verge of returning to their unruly selves. in fact, it’s typically that point in the … Continue reading

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