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February 23, 2016

DRUGSTORE PICKS: CONTOUR KITS

 

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me about contouring..........

 

I would be rich.

 

Not like Oprah-rich.....more like, Oprah's-best-friend's-personal-assistant-rich.

 

The reality is, without contouring, my face would look like a t...

February 15, 2016

DRUGSTORE PICKS: EXTRAS

 

While we still have a few SERIOUS heavy-hitters left of Drugstore-month...(foundation, contour kits and lips anyone?!) the in-between products are important too! The following categories are all products that I didn't buy a TON of options for th...

February 9, 2016

 

DRUGSTORE PICKS: MASCARA

 

Mascara is so.......PERSONAL. Like, WHAT woman doesn't want a great mascara to lengthen and thicken their lashes every day?? We all want lush, lux lashes. That's a no-brainer. But mascara can be tough to recommend thanks to our LASHES being an...

February 4, 2016

Drugstore Picks: CONCEALER

 

Hey.

 

Hey you!

 

If you look in the mirror half-way through the day and think, "Barf...why do I look so tired?!" This might just be for you.

 

Concealer is the dreamy, wonder-product that has the ability to brighten your eye area, (and brighten...

February 3, 2016

DRUGSTORE PICKS: PRIMER

 

Errmahgerd. Gigi Hadid's face is my makeup obsession these days. I love that her skin looks luminous, soft and glowy from the inside, ALLLL the time. Who doesn't want all of those things?? Welp, I basically found Gigi's skin....in a bottle.

 

Hone...

February 17, 2015

Mascara can be hard. What many people forget: mascara is ultimately an extension of the hair on your head. If your hair is naturally stick-straight, its often a rarity to have eyelashes that will curl-up like crazy. If your hair is super thick, it’s pretty normal to s...

February 14, 2015

I will HONESTLY, (hand on 27 Bibles,) buy this eye treatment as long as it exists. Forever, ever. 

 

Coming from a top-tier Department store background, I unintentionally expect to be shocked or amazed by Drugstore products sometimes. I FULLY prove myself wrong time and...

February 9, 2015

I live by verrrrry minimal makeup-rules. Rules often get you stuck in a spot that makes it hard to try new things and products which is right where I DON'T want to be. 

 

But. This is one that I FULLY subscribe to: YOU NEED BLUSH. 

 

No really. You NEED blush. Even if...

February 2, 2015

Welcome to February.

 

...to the semi-end of winter,

 

...to the saddest month of the year for us Seattleites, (RIP Superbowl 49)

 

...and to MUWM DRUGSTORE MONTH. 

 

 

THE WHY: For years, I've worked for multiple cosmetic lines which exposed me to a TON of Dept. store brands e...

January 2, 2015

I've gotta be honest. I've never been a huge primer fan. Since I've fought skin drama for as long as I can remember, I'm always apprehensive when it comes to adding MORE products to the mix. God knows I love makeup and products, but if it means more product that could...

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