Online Comparison: A Guaranteed Path to Dissatisfaction

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My largest beauty and lifestyle tip of the new year: Refrain from comparing your life, your reality to what you see on blogs, Instagram and Pinterest. That is a guaranteed recipe for, at the least, envy, jealousy, dissatisfaction, and, at the most, depression. You are seeing a small, curated, edited snapshot in to someone’s imperfect […]

Jennifer Lawrence for Dior Autumn/Winter 2013


Anyone else in awe of Jennifer Lawrence’s skin in the new Dior ads? If someone is going to be the “face” of a brand, it sure doesn’t hurt that their skin is as flawless as fine porcelain. Obviously there is some clever makeup application and a deft hand behind this au naturel look. I adore the clean […]

Hey H&M! Remember When I Used to Like You?


When I lived in Montreal I was a regular (actually, too regular) shopper at H&M. I used to swing in for a browse between classes or on my way to catch the Metro home and always found versatile pieces-many of which I still have in my closet. I loved that I could stay up to date with […]

Dove Diaries Challenge: My Daily Beauty Plan of Attack…I Mean Routine


The Australian fashion and beauty site has partnered with Dove to share beauty secrets, tips, and tricks. I was asked to contribute my beauty routine to the Dove Diary Campaign, so here it is. I have included a list of products that I use regularly and will mourn if they are ever discontinued. Morning  1) Stare […]

“Would You Rather?” Makeup Edition


I saw this tag on Mischevious and it looked like fun! I would love to read your answers, so feel free to post them in the comments section or link to your blog post. QUESTIONS: 1.) Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and […]

Because the Sun Doesn’t Discriminate


The summer gives my anxiety for two reasons: bathing suits and sunshine. Most women can sympathize with my bathing suit phobia but I get my share of bewildered stares when I inform people that I have sun-induced paranoia. If you were as pale as death and your skin attracted UV rays like sheets of aluminum, […]

M.A.C. or Meh?


Question: You haven’t been posting about MAC collections lately! Do you have any swatches of new products that you can share?  I went to MAC today with a sack full of empty containers with the intention of trading for some free products through the Back-to-Mac program. After wandering aimlessly for several minutes and staring aghast […]