Sunday, February 19, 2017

clarins: flawless in a flash

Clarins makeup, Clarins contouring palette, Clarins primer, Clarins 4 all in one color pen, Clarins mascara, makeup in five minutes or less
Clarins makeup, Clarins contouring palette, Clarins primer, Clarins 4 all in one color pen, Clarins mascara, makeup in five minutes or less
Clarins makeup, Clarins contouring palette, Clarins primer, Clarins 4 all in one color pen, Clarins mascara, makeup in five minutes or less
Clarins makeup, Clarins contouring palette, Clarins primer, Clarins 4 all in one color pen, Clarins mascara, makeup in five minutes or less
Clarins makeup, Clarins contouring palette, Clarins primer, Clarins 4 all in one color pen, Clarins mascara, makeup in five minutes or less


Makeup is a huge part of my daily routine. It can give me a boost in self-confidence, and allows me, as clothing does, to transform externally and internally into someone else if I wish to. It's not one of those things that I try to rely too heavily on as I don't want to change my outer appearance too drastically, so I love how fresh-faced and flawless Clarins beauty products make me feel and look.

I don't have a ton of time to get ready in the mornings, mostly because even those extra five minutes of sleep make a difference for me, so the getting ready process needs to be quick- including makeup application! These Clarins products I featured above really delivered in that department. The Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch primer made my skin smooth, even, and ready for application, and after applying the Instant Light Brush on Applicator, I dove right in with some light contouring, eyeliner, a few swipes of mascara, and ended with some gloss for that fresh-faced on-the-go look. My absolute favorite was the four color all in one pen. It's like one of those old school click pens from back in high school- with the different colors. This click pen had four shades, black, brown and blue eyeliner, and a light taupe lip pencil- it's so handy, I can't wait to play around more with this pen!

I've always loved Clarins products for their quality and ability to make me feel beautiful, and their skincare is also a winner in my book. Have you guys tried Clarins products before, if so what's your take on it? 

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Thank you Clarins for sponsoring this post.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

post NYFW

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Alright, you guys I'm back from NYFW and ready and rock and roll. It was a whirlwind, to say the least. I sat front row at Nicole Miller, ran into Brad Goreski grabbing a pizza to go, wore silk pajamas during the day and survived the insane- snow, sleet, slush, rain- weather that New York is so fondly known for this time of year.  In a phrase it was incredible, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat, but maybe next time I will actually bring my mom's vintage furs like I told everyone I would. What can I say? I over packed and didn't have room!

Photography by Melissa de Mata

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Monday, February 6, 2017

galentines day in nyc

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Guess which gals are heading to the big apple for NYFW? That's right, these two right here. I have been going for work the last few seasons and I have finally convinced my girl Daisy to come too! We'll be shooting, hanging, heading to shows (or trying to sneak into them) all while documenting the whole experience on our social channels. Follow along for the fun BTS, it's never a dull moment when this girl is around! Are you heading to NYFW, email me if so I'd love to shoot, brunch or do blogger things while I'm in town.

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