Glow-ly Cow!

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I know, I know. Bad pun. But stick with me, will ya?

If you’ve read my skincare posts before, you’ll know that I’m especially fond of radiance-boosting products. (Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C. And that’s just for starters…) Needless to say, I’m a little obsessed with getting my skin as even and glowy as I possibly can. Between naturally uneven skintone and acne scars from even the most minor of breakouts, it can get kind of dicey. Read more!

Wilton Cake Decorating Course Update III: Flowers & Borders

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Rather than focusing on how to decorate a particular baked good, this week’s class taught techniques that’ll be useful for virtually every baked good, really: flowers and borders.

For that reason, we were allowed to bring in pretty much whatever treats we wanted, so long as they had about 3 inches of decorating surface. I chose butterscotch brownies, because yum. Read more!

An Unexpectedly Impressive Shadow

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I get really excited about beauty products. If I see an imminent product launch on Temptalia or Instagram and that product tickles my fancy, I often mark the release date (in my mind or my iCal) and hope I don’t die of excitement between now and then.

The Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadows were plastered all over Instagram and blogs for weeks ahead of their launch, but for some reason, I just wasn’t all that excited. Maybe they didn’t photograph well. Maybe I just don’t feel the same about monos as I do about palettes. Maybe I laughed at the whole “dual intensity” gimmick because literally any shadow can be used wet or dry for different effects. (I know that last one is true.)

Well, I should have been excited. Read more!

A Does-It-All Primer That Won’t Break the Bank

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We beauty lovers live in a pore-obsessed world. I always laugh at products that claim to eliminate pores because pores themselves are so essential; without them we’d probably overheat and die or something like that. Read more!

The Big Drugstore Palette

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Drugstores tend to follow the trends of high-end makeup brands: Clinique-style jumbo lip pencils, Urban Decay Naked Skin-style foundation, and now, a big nude palette. Read more!

Wilton Cake Decorating Course Update II: Cake

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This week’s course focused heavily on prepping and decorating a cake, and was much more demanding in terms of bringing items from home. I needed the cake itself, and my own buttercream in two consistencies (thin for spreading on the cake, and medium for decorating the cake), a serrated knife, and piping gel…all this in addition to last week’s supplies.

Read more!

All About Brows

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At last, I’ve perfected my Anastasia Dipbrow technique…and today I’m sharing! Read more!

Bold, Matte Liquid Lipstick Done Right

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Remember my Sephora Cream Lip Stain fail?

In that post, I mentioned the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets.

These. Are. Incredible. Read more!

A Drugstore Foundation for Oily Skin (+a concealer flop)

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New foundation/concealer lines at the drugstore get me super excited. You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for decent foundation that holds up in the heat!

Wilton Cake Decorating Course Update I: Cupcakes

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A few weeks ago, I mentioned via Twitter and Instagram that I’d signed up for Wilton’s Building Buttercream Basics cake decorating course. Read more!

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