Monday, July 28, 2014


I sometimes have those days where all I want to do is sit in the air conditioning coolness (or on the beach, even better) and listen to music. These ten songs are some that I've been enjoying lately, some popular, and some that deserve to be! (And, of course, you've gotta have some music for your summer parties!)

Which is your favorite? Tell me below in the comments!


Friday, July 25, 2014


Hey guys!  I've got my Europe Haul coming up shortly (yay!) but since my camera has been uncooperative lately, I'll be reviewing the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre moisturizer that I picked up while I was in Paris.

This facial moisturizer has been mentioned by tons of models and makeup artists, along with YouTubers like Amanda Steele (makeupbymandy24), so I had to give it a try. (Also, French "drugstores", which are pretty much just a ton of heavenly skincare and beauty products are just amazing. I could spend days in there.)

This is really an all-in-one moisturizer, it can also be used as a makeup primer, hair texturizer, or can be used to lighten your foundation or added with your sunscreen.  I've personally been using it as a moisturizer and primer, and I'm happy to say that it does almost as good as a job as the Too Faced Primed Poreless primer, which is the best primer, ever!

Lait-Creme Concentre roughly translates to "condensed milk cream," and that's really how it feels.

This moisturizer has shea butter, beeswax, and aloe vera, and the texture definitely allows you to feel it. The texture is so creamy and smooth, I felt like I wanted to cover my entire face with the whole bottle, it's that good. The aloe vera also gives it a bit of a cooling feeling, which feels great after  a long day. (Summertime swimming, anyone?) With my type of dry skin, the consistency is just right- not too watery, but not suffocatingly thick! 

Girls with oily skin might want to use a little bit less, since it is on the thicker, creamier side, but a little bit goes a long way in general, the pea sized amount above on my fingers is enough to cover my entire face TWICE. 

If you happen to be stopping in Paris anytime soon (or if you live there, lucky you!) go get this right now! This is the holy grail lotions of all lotions, and for $15, who can say no? It's cheaper than Clinique, and if you're still not sure, your skin deserves a treat. Trust me. ;)

Embryolisse is available at almost all the French drugstores, and for us American chicks, you can find it at IMATS/makeup conventions, or online.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Skincare 101: Fighting Acne with Your Routine

The order that we apply our products seems really unimportant, but really, it can make or break your skin. You wouldn't put on sunscreen after you just put on foundation, so why would you moisturize before you take off your makeup? I hope you find my chart useful! 

I'll be posting more Skincare 101 soon, including my own skincare routine. I'm working on clearing up my acne, so if it works, I'll definitely be writing about it. xx