How to achieve a fresh and dewy makeup look

I've spent most of my early 20s masking my face with matte products. Having oily skin, you cringe at the thought of dewy and fresh. Instead you want matte, and no oil-slick, please! I've come to terms that oily skin isn't necessarily bad, but in a way will help me age nicely 😉 I've changed … Continue reading How to achieve a fresh and dewy makeup look


DIY: Teeth Whitening

I have been in a HUGE DIY phase lately & I love it. I started getting into DIY's from my old college roomie Allie (who will hopefully be guest writing for The Telescope Daily sometime soon) 🙂 Anywho- If you are anything like me, you have tried SO many different ways to attempt to get … Continue reading DIY: Teeth Whitening

Halloween Costume: Rocky Horror Picture Show Characters

So this year we decided to celebrate Halloween by attending a local showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Ever since I saw the live play in college, I was obsessed! The cult classic that has transcended decades and it still as popular as it was in the 70's. If you are familiar with RHPS, you … Continue reading Halloween Costume: Rocky Horror Picture Show Characters

DIY: Face Masks!

Do you love face masks? Me too! They are such an amazing way to target skin problems and give your beautiful face an extra dose of TLC. Want to know the best part? There are so many masks that you can DIY with ingredients from your kitchen! DIY Masks: "Burning Face Mask" from Targets … Continue reading DIY: Face Masks!

October Subscription Reviews: Ipsy vs. Birchbox

Ipsy Products: shout out to the designer of my favorite ipsy bag so far! I adore Halloween and love that they used a Halloween theme for the month of October theBalm Cosmetics Cabana Boy Blush-$21.00 I'm already a fan of theBalm and this blush is very pretty. Not a fan of the small size though. … Continue reading October Subscription Reviews: Ipsy vs. Birchbox

What’s in Our Bags?

Jo's Bag My bag:I bought my bag from H&M for around $40. I was on the search for a big boxy purse with structure and pockets for organization. For someone who is always on the go and between places I needed a bag that could hold many things and go with my outfits. ❤ Contents: … Continue reading What’s in Our Bags?

Makeup Tutorial: Cranberry Eyes

Fall always brings out the warmer and darker shades of my collection out, and I love to experiment with oranges, and cranberry for this season. Since most of my days are spent at work, when I do looks like these they will always be toned down and geared towards everyday wear versus your full-glam looks! … Continue reading Makeup Tutorial: Cranberry Eyes

Falling for Fall Scents

Sweater Weather: (notes; fresh sage, juniper berry, eucalyptus, fresh woods) This candle is fall smells in one jar! It's funny how scents bring memories, and this makes me feel like I am taking a stroll down the street, with leaves falling. Flannel: (notes; crisp autumn air, bergamot, mahogany, fresh woods)  This scent reminds me of men's cologne, … Continue reading Falling for Fall Scents

Smackdown: Naked 2 vs. Pur Cosmetics

When the FabFitFun post appeared on our blog by the lovely Jo, I squealed a little. Not only because it had so many goodies, but the palette in the box reminded me of something that I had just purchased; the Naked 2 palette by Urban Decay. When she came over to photography her September favorites, … Continue reading Smackdown: Naked 2 vs. Pur Cosmetics

September makeup favorites

Lara's favorites: NYX HD Powder in Banana ($10):This is a fantastic setting powder for under the eyes! It's very finely milled, and goes on super smooth to set concealer under the eyes. When I use this versus my Laura Mercier, I can never tell a difference in performance. Becca Shimmering Liquid in Opal ($41): I … Continue reading September makeup favorites