There’s a special comfort in discovering a beauty product that works for you, whether it be a mascara formula that doesn’t clump or the perfect nude lipstick that took years to find. I consider it part of my professional duties as a blogger to spend my days sampling and buying new products, stealing recommendations from friends, and testing them against what’s in my own beauty bag to find the best of the best in beauty. (Do they let bloggers write off testers on their taxes???) I’m very excited to share my 2018 favorites with you. Keep in mind, as I’m sure you already know, that every product has a different reaction on each skin type. What a friend described as a shine-free full coverage foundation on her, turned out to be a layer of slick no-coverage oil on me. While some products are universally spectacular (and many below are), some are best purchased according to your personal preferences! If you’re at a loss for holiday gift ideas, below you’ll find a plethora of beauty products at different price ranges that are totally gift-worthy. Leave a comment below to share your thoughts and your own 2018 beauty winners! Read More
The original Beauty Blender is the number-one purchased tool at Sephora, and yet it has an ideal 90-day shelf life according to the company website. If you’re loyal to the Beauty Blender, that’s $80 of income each year FOR SPONGES. Let that sink in. It’s less wasteful than buying cosmetic sponge wedges in bulk at your local drug store, but no less costly. And let’s be real, there are more important things in life. Like puppies. Read More
For 21 years, I have sinned against my pitiful, brittle, unconditioned and dirty drugstore brushes. I know, I know-I’m supposed to be a beauty blogger, right? Well, I see no point in lying to you. I barely have time to put on my face in the morning, much less clean the sticks that help me do it. Alas, I realize this can no longer continue-especially for someone like me, who has some problematic acne issues.