beauty & style

My Favorite Beauty Hacks

My Favorite Beauty Hacks

    It’s no secret I love all things makeup and skincare. I use right around 10 skincare products a day and nearly 20 makeup products on a non-lazy day. It’s such a fun hobby! That being said, I also like to take a few […]

What’s in My Beach Bag

What’s in My Beach Bag

    Summer is finally here! I’ve been waiting for this summer for a long time. My son is now fourteen months old, so he’s just the right age for playing in the surf and sand. We took him to the shore last year, but […]

Quick Five Product Makeup Look When You’re Short On Time

Quick Five Product Makeup Look When You’re Short On Time

  On days like today, I have a million and one things to do and just zero time to complete them all. I have to take my dog to the vet for a minor procedure, ship a huge package at the UPS store, go grocery […]

Spring Cleaning: 8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Haircare

Spring Cleaning: 8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Haircare

  Just a day late for my post today… I find myself not hitting my own deadlines with this blog. I mean they’re completely arbitrary deadlines, but it’s good to set and meet goals for yourself, right? I also like to let you in a […]

Reducing Your Impact: Fast Fashion

Reducing Your Impact: Fast Fashion

I recently watched a CBC Marketplace special on fast fashion & its impact on our world. (I love Canadian tv.) No big surprise: clothing waste doesn’t have a very good impact. This isn’t the first news report about fast fashion & it won’t be the […]

10 Surprising 80s Comeback Beauty Trends

10 Surprising 80s Comeback Beauty Trends

Who doesn’t love a good throwback? Right now we’re having a a bit of a 90s moment: choker necklaces (even the wire tattoo-looking ones!), matte lips, platform sneakers, slip dresses… even if you’re not actually getting into these things, the runways in the last few […]

Paint Brushes Instead of Makeup Brushes?

Paint Brushes Instead of Makeup Brushes?

If you’re a serious beauty junkie, you know that good makeup brushes can really take a toll on your paycheck. For a very reasonable $450 you can get the Artis Fluenta set with brushes that feel like cashmere & apply makeup like a dream. I’ll […]

Favorite Makeup Products of 2017

Favorite Makeup Products of 2017

It’s hard to put into words how much I love makeup! Everyone thinks I’m nuts, but I use about 20 different makeup products on my face most days. How? Primers, concealers, powders, layering lipsticks and eyeshadows…. It really adds up! It’s such a fun little […]

I Colored My Hair at Home!

I Colored My Hair at Home!

  One of my favorite youtube vloggers, Love Meg, uploaded a video this summer using Madison Reed’s at home hair dye kit. Her color looked so pretty I decided to give it a try it myself!   I’ve colored my hair at home loads of […]

Splurge vs. Steal: Dark Circle Concealer

Splurge vs. Steal: Dark Circle Concealer

Recently, my husband and I have been trying to get more serious about our budget. We both love our little splurges and extras, but we would like to be more responsible about the money we spend. I think it’s always good to go with the […]