{Sole Society; Valentino} For months I have been drooling over the Valentino studded pumps, but nothing in my right mind can rationalize purchasing a pair of shoes for nearly $1,000! Maybe when I’m employed full time, but right now it’s just not the best choice for me. Sorry, Valentino. Luckily, I stumbled upon an inspired pair on Sole Society. They’re extremely similar and equally pretty, with a much smaller price tag! {Sole Society is also known for having great coupon codes.} Would you splurge?

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Beauty Review & Swatches: Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

Where do I begin? I am absolutely over the moon obsessed with this product! After falling in love with Josie Maran’s argan oil, I knew I had to try other items in her line. The “illuminizer” beautifully highlights and brightens your face instantly. I’m always trying to replicate the “summer glow” with my make-up and this product helps me achieve the look flawlessly.  I’ve tried wearing the product three different ways. The first option is to apply it as a primer, before foundation, concentrating on the areas you want an emphasized glow (cheekbones, cupid’s bow, browbone, etc.). The next option…

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Make-Up Review: Milani Baked Blushes

I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the Milani baked blushes. Naturally, I had to try them for myself. WOW! I would have never imagined that a drugstore blush priced under $9 could be so pigmented and high-quality. Both colors have the ability to illuminate the skin and last for hours. Even when I apply the blush early in the morning, I notice there is still color on my face by the end of the day. The consistency reminds me of MAC mineralized blushes. Luminoso appears as a light coral on the skin. There is so much hype surrounding this product…

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Lipstick Review: Marilyn Monroe x MAC Cosmetics

From left to right: Charmed I’m sure, Deeply Adorned, & Pure Zen At last! After missing out last year, I was afraid I would never get my hands on the Marilyn Monroe collection (unless I paid 10x the price on eBay). To my excitement, Macy’s exclusively re-released the products this past week and I was able to grab a few of the lipsticks I have been eyeing. Overall, I am very pleased with the shades and quality of the lipsticks. Deeply Adorned is a bit too dark for this time of year in my opinion, but I know it will be my…

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How to Recreate My Everyday Make-Up Routine

I change up my beauty routine pretty regularly, but this is the combination I have been loving. Since the warm months are approaching, I like to keep my look pretty natural. Even though I’m using quite a number of products, it’s more of an “enhancing” look, rather than a full coverage foundation routine.  The Physician’s Formula Super BB, is a lightweight powder beauty balm that gives just the right amount of coverage without feeling like I’m wearing a ton of product. I lightly brush Nars Laguna Bronzer on my cheeks to give my face some color, then brush MAC Mineralize…

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