Even though it’s technically still Summer, I thought I would reflect on all of the great products I used and loved this past season. It was so difficult narrowing down my favorites to a handful of items, so any product I mention I completely swear by. My criteria for what made the list basically came down to which products I felt I enjoyed and reached for the most throughout the Summer. Creating this post also made me realize that I tend to stick to neutrals and basics, so next time I spot a neon eyeshadow palette that “I have to…

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Back to Campus: Everyday College Essentials

Now that we’ve tackled finding the perfect backpack for the new semester, it’s time to chat about what to keep inside. This may be super nerdy of me, but I love new school supplies. When I say school supplies, I don’t mean new boxes of markers and crayons (which are cool too); I’m talking about cute stationery, awesome headphones, and a new tumbler to drink the massive amounts of coffee I’m sure you’ll need. Frends with Benefits ‘Taylor’ Headphones | Truffle Clarity Clutch | L’Ooctaine Hand Cream | Christian Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm | ban.do Hot Stuff Thermal…

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Make-Up

L’Oreal Paris | Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lipcolour (+ Giveaway)

My favorite types of beauty products are ones that serve multiple purposes. The more benefits and uses one product has, the less make-up I need to reach for on a daily basis. Enter the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lipcolours. The new hybrid lip colors are both a liquid lipstick and a gloss. I adore the YSL Glossy Stains but for over $30 each, having every color just isn’t practical. To me, these L’Oreal lip colors are a great alternative to achieve the same effect but at a fraction of the cost.  The texture of the lip colors are a…

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Milani | Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow Part II

A couple of weeks ago I featured the first 15 eyeshadows in the Milani Bella Eyes collection, and today I’m here to give you all the details about the remaining 15 shadows. As I mentioned in my previous post, the collection features eyeshadows in three different finishes; satin matte, shimmer, and iridescent metallics. The first half of the collection included mostly satin matte shadows, but the second half is all about jewel toned metallics and shimmers. Eyeshadows 16 through 30, with the exception of a few shades, are far more bold than shadows 1-15. If you’re looking for neutral shades…

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NUDESTIX: “No Make-Up” Make-Up

When I stumbled upon the brand NUDESTIX, I was instantly intrigued by their product line and start-up story. The brand, started by a sister/friend/model duo (with the help of their beauty genius mother), is centered around the concept of using make-up to enhance natural beauty, rather than using it to cover-up. The collection consists of simple, easy-to-use, multi-purpose make-up crayons and pencils to help create that perfect fresh faced look. Let me start by saying each pencil applies like silk. I feel like I use that phrase a ton on MCBL, but seriously, so smooth. If you’ve been reading my…

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