Author Archives: lara ramos

l’oreal telescopic mascara carbon black2

this is the time of year when all mascaras begin to betray me. when you combine oily lids, watery eyes and virginia humidity, smudging is inevitable. i think i probably hate raccoon eyes more than anything. the rest of me could … Continue reading

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mark. naked love body butter0

i don’t know what it’s like where you are, but in virginia, we came crashing head-first into summer at about 100 mph. i went from wearing jeans and long sleeves to shorts and a tank over night. suddenly, i’m exposed … Continue reading

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wet n wild shimmer palette in hollywood boulevard6

i have searched makeup counters far and wide for the perfect everyday eyeshadow, so imagine my surprise when perfection was discovered on the drugstore shelf. i admittedly haven’t given wet n wild a second glance since high school, but when this palette … Continue reading

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urban decay enigma eyeshadow primer potion5

i don’t craft anything crazy in the eyeshadow department, but i cannot stand a creased lid. for whatever reason, my eyes tend to be a little oily so that means my favorite shades are often in jeopardy by mid-afternoon. for … Continue reading

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beauty protector protect + oil6

i haven’t had a haircut in months, so it’s kind of strange that compliments for my “cut” have been pouring in over the last couple of weeks. (i mean, no complaints – tell me my hair is pretty any day of the … Continue reading

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simple skincare micellar water4

there are times when my nightly cleansing ritual feels impossible, but knowing the dangers of sleeping in my makeup means that i will do anything to prevent going to bed in a full face. on nights where i can’t be … Continue reading

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r+co analog cleansing foam conditioner0

back when i used to dye my hair blonde and tie my ponytail with a black satin ribbon, dove made a foam conditioner that i bought and used religiously. it was like a mousse that you used in the shower … Continue reading

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spring things from mark.0

’tis the season to toss away the dark lip, moody eyeliner and embrace the pastel goodness of spring! my friends at mark. are doing it oh-so well with a handful of light and fresh launches. my favorite is the trio … Continue reading

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e.l.f. studio bb cream spf 203

i’m rounding out six years of testing beauty products for the glossarie. these days, i find myself less and less impressed by the ordinary. new lip gloss formula? meh. another mascara that promises crazy length and volume? i’ll believe it … Continue reading

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blooming lips0

i’m fresh off the plane from l.a. and i have never felt more pale. i clung to my bronzer for dear life over the last five days and i also took refuge in two lip products because they give gorgeous … Continue reading

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