Friday, January 27, 2017

Why I Stopped Beauty Blogging After 3+ Years

Back in June, I made a post explaining that due to a hectic summer internship, I would be taking a an unexpected hiatus until September.

I haven't made a post since then. It's January.

It's not that I haven't thought about writing a post. It's not even that I haven't felt like writing a post. But I sort of dropped off the face of the Earth (even in social media), and I thought you all deserved a reason as to why--or a whole post, in fact.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Where Have I Been?

Hi friends! I know it's been awhile since we last talked. How have you been? I've missed you!

There's a reason for my lengthy absence! I've been doing an intensive internship for the past month (and I mean intense--some days I'm gone for 14 hours), and it's taking up so much more time than I ever would have thought. Unfortunately, that severely cuts into my blogging time. I don't foresee myself being able to regularly churn out blog posts this summer, which is a huge letdown considering I love this blog, but I'll do my best to check in when I can.

I return home at the very end of August, so come September everything should return back to normal. Hang in there, guys! I'll be back in no time, with plenty of things to share with you! I'm counting down the weeks. See you soon!

What are you doing right now?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The FOREO LUNA Cleansing Tool: It's For Your Face

Hi, friends! I bet some of you are wondering what this weird-looking pink thing is, right? No, it's not something you'll find in a sex shop (get your mind out of the gutter). It's a skincare tool called the Foreo Luna, and it's to be used on the face

I've been using this product since February, so this review is honestly way overdue (but at least I've tested it enough, right?). I talked about this little gadget in my March Favorites and promised to write more about it, and that time is now.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Swatches & Review: Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama Pomade Crayons

Swatches & Review: Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama Pomade Crayon

Hi, friends! I have another beauty review for you today. I'm always looking for ways to up my brow game and get #browsonfleek, so when Maybelline came out with these Eyestudio Brow Drama Pomade Crayons, I was curious to see how they worked. I received these for free to test out, and after playing with them for the past few weeks, I think it's about time I talked about them! 

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Beauty Lover Tag

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Hi, friends! I've missed you this week! Between a wonky work schedule and then getting sick, things have been a little hectic around here.

Today's post is a fun little questionnaire (or "tag") that any beauty lover can relate to. I was tagged by the wonderful Lauren of Little Blushing Birdie to do this not too long ago, so I figured it was time I gave it a go. If you haven't visited her blog before, reading her answers might give you a better idea of who she is. ;) But enough about that--let's get to the good stuff!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Birchbox: The Lip Sync Kit Review

Birchbox: The Lip Sync Kit Review - Unboxing and Swatches included!

Hello, friends! I've got a fun little unboxing and review for you today. You might remember me talking about this Lip Sync Kit two weeks ago in my Mail Time post. I purchased this kit from Birchbox, and it basically comes with everything you need for a capsule lip product wardrobe. I'm always up for new lipstick (I mean, have you looked through my lipstick collection lately?) so I thought it looked like fun. I can't wait to tell you guys my thoughts!

Birchbox? What's that?

Birchbox is a monthly beauty and lifestyle subscription service. It sends 4-5 deluxe samples that are curated to your beauty profile. It is $10 a month, and has a wonderful rewards program, in which you can earn points for reviewing products and making purchases in the Birchbox Shop. You can then redeem those points for full-sized products! It's probably the best rewards program out there, in my opinion, which was one of the big draws in me signing up. They're always adding new products to the shop. Last month they sampled products from Amika, Juice Beauty, Shiseido, as well as pages of others! Some products are even exclusive to Birchbox, like Cynthia Rowley's new makeup line and the cult-favorite Beauty Protector brand. If you're interested in subscribing to Birchbox, I would love it if you used my referral link! Thank you!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Chronicles of a Hair Novice: The Messy Bun

Chronicles of a Hair Novice: The Messy Bun with Aveda

Hi, friends! I'm trying something new on the blog today. You might have notice I talk about makeup and skincare on the blog all the time, but hair? Not so much. I let my hair air dry 99% of the time, and my idea of hairstyling is throwing it into a side braid. You would think having hair on my head for 22 years would make me better at this, but apparently not. When Aveda sent me some products to try (you might have seen it on my Instagram), I was kind of like, "I don't do much with my hair. What am I supposed to do with these?" but I figured this was a good opportunity. Maybe I could become a hair person! I'll show them!