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


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

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

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

September Subscription Reviews!

In the past few days I received Ipsy, Birchbox and my Fall 2016 FabFitFun... It was like Christmas morning in my household. So lets go through the rundown of what I got this month + my reviews on each product! *Spoiler- I love it all!* Ipsy Samples: Eva NYC- Forget Me Knot Dry Conditioner- $14- I … Continue reading September Subscription Reviews!

Back to school: our favorite school supplies

I am the first to admit that I am obsessed with school supplies! My favorite thing during back to school season wasn't getting new clothes, but hitting up Office Depot, or Staples for some fresh pens, notebooks, notepads, markers galore! We decided to list out our favorite school supplies to get you school ready! Papermate … Continue reading Back to school: our favorite school supplies

August Review: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

Birchbox My samples: stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina (Fav) This product gives life to its name- it really does stay all day! It was a great size for a sample. Swoon! (see swatch below ↓) SKIN FOOD Black Sugar Mask Wash Off (Fav) I adore this stuff! It smells so good and it instantly makes … Continue reading August Review: Birchbox vs. Ipsy

Stitch Fix Review

Stitch fix was all the buzz around my office (and it still is) for the past couple of years. I never wanted to give into it, as I thought I would be spending more money on clothes when I really shouldn't have. The only problem was, living in a town with a very lame mall, … Continue reading Stitch Fix Review

Review: Novalash Eyelash Extensions

Ever since my sister was born, I always wished for long, dark eyelashes like hers. Unfortunately, unlike her, I ended up with sparse eyelashes that barely curled up. For years, I had been on the hunt for mascara that made them look perfect, and didn't smudge (hello, deep-set eyes :(). I found the perfect one, … Continue reading Review: Novalash Eyelash Extensions

Fab Fit Fun: A Year of Subscriptions in Review

What girl doesn't love FFF that has tried it before? I truly don't know of any! For those of you who have yet to subscribe... It's like Christmas every season of the year! This review will exclude all of the gift cards + sponsored products.  Here are my top picks from each box this past year... … Continue reading Fab Fit Fun: A Year of Subscriptions in Review