Ms. Bobbi Brown says, “I believe that all women are pretty without makeup—but with the right makeup, a woman can be pretty powerful”. Preach, Bobbi.

Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate

For the record, I don’t endorse masking our flaws. Those adorable freckles, your unruly curly hair, that dimple on your chin: all these features bring a unique character to your face that can’t be copied. That’s what makes celebrating individuality awesome and so

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows

If you’re new to ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, tune in now, and tune out the noise on pricier eyeshadow brands. ColourPop Super Shock Shadows unlike any shadow I’ve tried. These shadows have a semi-wet, mousse-like, buttery texture. This unique formula creates the

Fashion Week Beauty Game

These past few weeks, my eyes were glued to Instagram. Of course the fashion was [insert adjective here], but obviously my obsession lies in one specific arena: MAKEUP. From negative-space manis [extremely into this trend right now], to bold lips, to Swarovski crystal under-eyeliner, the

CoverGirl // Look It's Lava!
TURNT for CoverGirl Lip Lava

Whether smooching your man, a handsome stranger, or a magazine cut-out of Leonardo DiCaprio circa 1997, sexy, glossy lips are nothing to skip on Valentine’s Day. I love a classic matte red as much as the next girl, but lately,

Spring Lip Color 2015

Just because Chicago’s wind chill dipped 30 degrees BELOW zero last week, doesn’t mean that I can’t have a spring state of mind. “SPRING IS COMING” has become a favorite mantra because positivity is key when your eyelashes are icicles. Thankfully, the

Favorite Makeup of 2014
14 Favorite Makeup Finds of 2014

Curated for your viewing + shopping pleasure, I’ve selected my 14 favorite makeup finds of 2014. Some products belong to new, groundbreaking launches (I see you, Bare Minerals Bare Skin!), while others are tried + true beauty vets that have been around

Revlon Really Red
Really Red, Really Unstoppable

I don’t know what it is about red lipstick, but when the holidays arrive, I’m like a moth to a towering inferno of melting credit cards. Visions of Tom Ford’s Ruby Rush and Flame lipsticks dance round my skull in a coven-like

Vamp Lip Colors
Vamp is the New Red

I can’t remember exactly when and where I fell in love with this season’s hottest beauty trend, but since then, I cannot stop ogling vampy, goth lips. As a child of the 90s, I wasn’t old enough to partake, but


I adore October for the same reasons my fellow basic bitches do: #PSL, #SweaterWeather, #LincolnParkAfterDark #ETC. Those aforementioned fall delights are lovely, but what I’m most excited about this month is the premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show! Set in 1950s Florida at

7 Lip Balms Under $7
7 Lip Balms Under $7

It’s about that time, folks: chapped lip season. Truth be told, I’ve never been crazy into lip balm, and only just got into a steady routine. (Yes. My life is that boring, so yeah, this is news.) I texted several pals the

Brand Love: Revlon
Brand Love: Revlon

“Reva-reva! Reva-reva! REVLON.” Am I the only one that remembers those sassy Cindy Crawford Revlon commercials from the 90s? Cindy may have graduated to infomercial fame (with her guy Dr. SeBAHHHGGG) but Revlon’s memorable campaigns brought supermodel beauty to the

My Summer Beauty Faves of 2013

The calendar day that marks the unofficial end of summer looms near. Woof. While I am totally looking forward to the rich and dark colors of fall, I know the minute that chilly weather hits Chicago, I’ll be aching for

Lollapalooza Beauty Guide

Music festivals are a fabulous opportunity to experiment with fashion and makeup. And that, my friends, is exactly what I plan on doing this weekend at Lollapalooza! The sound of Ellie Goulding’s dolphin-like vocals from “Anything Can Happen” are already

Birchbox or GlossyBox: You Decide!

“Birchbox or Glossybox?” It’s a question I’ve been asked many times. I am currently a subscriber of both, and since joining  Glossybox in March, I’ve been trying to decide which box truly is the best value. Each box has their