Beauty

Saturday Surfing, Sep. 14th, 2019

Good morning from the Bay Area! It’s that time of year around here when the microclimates go cray. You can leave the house in shorts and a sleeveless shirt and be desperate for a warm sweatshirt a few hours later. People are NOT playing when they say to bring layers for Bay Area adventures. The pic up top was from…

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Unsung Makeup Heroes: Essie Gel Couture Top Coat

What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of many makeup lovers but regularly rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites. Nobody puts baby in the corner, and nobody puts bullsh*t top coats on my nails. I’ve had the…

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Notebook Nirvana…

I jokingly mentioned to El Hub that I could fill countless volumes of this blank notebook titled “Ledger of Perceived Slights,” and he replied, “Yeah, you could,” a little too enthusiastically. HMMM. I honestly didn’t know whether to punch him or kiss him… The man knows me too well, HA HA HA! 🤣 I saw it while shopping for a…

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Down the YouTube Rabbit Hole: Braids!

You can always count me in for 1) a Keanu Reeves movie and 2) an iced latte, but a fun bun? These days, they’re hit or miss for me. Sometimes, you can’t beat a quick and messy bun for convenience, but there are also days when haphazardly shoving my hair up just won’t do. I’m the type of gal who…

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A Laura Mercier Moment…

I’m going to assume that you are, or have been, a makeup junkie, and so therefore you have probably had one (or more) moments like I did the other night at back-to-school night, when your makeup universe collides in such a way that you’re, like, “WHOA!” I can’t be the only one. I just can’t. I was just sitting there…

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