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3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection for Fall 2014

NARS 3.1 Phillip Lim collection review

I maintain a lust list of designer items I dream of one day owning and slowly save towards. For the longest time a 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag topped my list. Stylish yet edgy, I loved the bag’s structured silhouette.

I recently took the plunge and got myself one and thought I couldn’t be happier. That is, until I received these two NARS Nail Polishes ($20 US) from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection in the mail. Now I’m positively glowing with a little bit of the designer on my fingertips and slung across my arm.




Hard Candy Lite Bright Concealer Works for the Fairest of Them All

Hard Candy Lite Bright

There’s so much conflicting information about concealers and which shade to buy. Some say to go one shade lighter and others swear that you need to match your skintone exactly.

To set the record straight, for covering blemishes, your concealer should match your skintone. For highlighting or illuminating dark circles, half to one shade lighter is your best bet.



Lip Lust: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss review

Opening a fresh tube of gloss or swiping on a brand new lipstick is one of the best feelings. Maybe not quite as extreme as applying a new identity, but uplifting nonetheless.

Imagine my delight at this stunning array of glosses to play with this Summer. Tarte’s newest formula, the Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss ($19 US) are fun and oh-so-shiny for the prettiest look.



Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic to the Rescue for Brighter Skin!

Dr Jart Pore Medic Pore Minish Cleanser

I’ve been on a roll the past few months with my newest obsession of strong and bold lip colors. In a moment of whimsy the last time I went shopping, I stopped by the MAC counter at Nordstrom and couldn’t help walking away with two new lipsticks.

Of course a trusty lip liner is a must for this kind of look, but so is flawless skin. I want all the attention on my lips, so the skin should just be clean and luminous to let the lips shine.



Nails of the Week: Ciaté Shell Manicure in Mermaid You Look

Ciate Shell Manicure Mermaid You Look

With nail art, there’s a lot of pressure to be original and unique, which is the most time-consuming part of the process. Even something as simple as choosing an accent nail can be an agonizing decision.

Sometimes I just want a quick and easy manicure, so the Ciaté Shell Manicure Kit ($25 US) is a great little fix for fun Summer-ready nails.




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