April 14th, 2014

Josie Maran Cosmetics Model Citizen Limited-Edition

Josie Maran Cosmetics Model Citizen Limited-Edition

Best thing about being a beauty blogger? All the products, of course! (I’m sorry to say that’s true, but it’s true.) I often get sent new products to try, and then they’ll sit around my bedroom, taking up way too much space until E. finally snaps and forces me to test or donate. In those overwhelmed moments, I’m likely to pick the easier ‘donate’ option…and then I don’t have a chance to regale you all with tales of how X product rocks or Y product is lame.

I’m going to start doing more First Impressions videos of products sent to me, so even if I don’t have a chance to deep-dive with them for months, you can at least get a sense of what’s new and cool on the market.

First up: Josie Maran Cosmetics!

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April 8th, 2014

Video: My March Beauty Favorites

Video: My March Beauty Favorites

File it under Problems, First World.

Every month, I get sent scores of beauty products to try out: sometimes so many that I’m struggling to keep up. (This is particularly difficult when it comes to skincare, since ideally you’ll want to give a products at least three weeks. But, but…who has the time?!)

I’m going to start doing monthly videos, letting you guys know which new products made it across my desk in the past 30 days and especially caught my fancy. Here’s the inaugural edition.

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April 7th, 2014

The Duchess has landed! William, Kate and George arrive in New Zealand for Royal Tour

The Duchess has landed! William, Kate and George arrive in New Zealand for Royal Tour

I’ll admit it: I’ve been suffering from Duchess Kate fatigue recently.

I don’t know what did me in: maybe it was the baby-making, maybe it was the increasingly dowdy, Queen-approved outfits, or maybe it was the simple fact that we haven’t seen as much of her recently. Whatever the case, I wasn’t feeling the Duch and was craving a little royalty sparkle.

But then she flew to Australia and New Zealand yesterday with Prince William and Baby George, and all was forgiven.

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April 3rd, 2014

A Night With My Favorite Charity: Beauty Bus

A Night With My Favorite Charity: Beauty Bus

If you’re like me, you’re probably always looking for ways to give back to the community. (I hate that cheesy term, “give back”, but the sentiment is sincere.) In late 2012, I decided I was going to make volunteering and doing charity work a priority, and I went on Volunteer Match to find a charity I could get behind.

Lo and behold, I discovered Beauty Bus.

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April 2nd, 2014

And the winners of the Avene Stress-Relief Giveaway are…

And the winners of the Avene Stress-Relief Giveaway are…

Congratulations to Morgan, Parker and Layla! I’ll be emailing each of you to ask for your mailing addresses, so please check your boxes. Thanks to everybody who entered – I loved reading your responses! It’s always cool to get a peek into my readers’ lives. Sending you big hugs and lots of zen!

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