Category Archives: Beauty

Highlighted and Smokey

NARS ExclusiveTwo things that I always have in my makeup bag: a good highlighter and a black or brown eye liner. Simple essentials but boy am I picky about my basics. When it comes to highlighters I’m all about getting the right shade and shimmer. Too much of one looks obvious and achieving a natural glow is key. Sometimes I even mix it with a little foundation for an extra subtle affect. With eye liner I’m all about the consistency and how well it smudges. I wear it almost every day so I’ve had my trials with a few favorites—check out my everyday smokey eye tutorial. Nordstrom happens to exclusively sell two NARS products that I’m currently smitten with that cover my makeup must-haves: the NARS shadow stick in St. Lucia (perfect for highlighting cheekbones, forehead and bridge of the nose) and the multiple stick (easily smudges!). I’ve been taking both on the go lately because they’re perfect for mid-day touch ups.

NARS shadow stick and multiple stick, Equipment scarf, Paige jeans, Rag & Bone boots (similar), Loeffler Randall pouch, Cami NYC tank, Kendall Conrad bracelet, Brandy Pham cuff, Zoe Chicco ring, Carrie Hoffman ring, Ariel Gordon pinky ring. Continue reading

Beauty Bag

nov-beauty-bagMy beauty routine this past month revolved around two things: keeping it simple and staying hydrated. Last week we packed up the car for a mini getaway to Santa Ynez to celebrate Christmas with family. While a majority of my packing went to making sure Elin had everything she needed, I carelessly threw my things into a bag knowing that I wouldn’t need much. Among my usual beauty favorites (seen here and here) I threw in some recent finds that I’ve been all about lately.

Clockwise from top right: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne, Billion Dollar Brows pencil, Ole Henriksen eye gel, Olivine Love + Roses beauty mist, Goldi bath crystals, dp Hue oil therapyContinue reading

3 Little Wonders

I’m the queen of trying out new products, especially around this time of year when my skin notoriously gets dry and irritated. I’m constantly on the hunt for different ways to bring back a healthy, hydrated glow, which is why I gladly accepted the chance to test out Ole Henriksen’s 3 Little Wonders 7 day trial. Two steps in the morning and two steps at night for an entire week and I’m happy to say that my skin couldn’t have agreed more with the routine.  Continue reading