MONTHLY OBSESSION

OK, so this monthly obsession is more like a daily obsession.  I don’t wear a lot of makeup but you won’t catch me leaving the house without mascara.  It’s the mainstay of my routine.  I have tried SOOO many, and I’m constantly buying and trying to see if I can find something worth sharing.  But I still go back to my same tried and true Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes.

There are quite a few mascaras on the market that claim, and even deliver on their promise of bigger, longer lashes (and you can check out my top 10 faves by clicking here), but the Lancôme ones seem to consistently come out on top.  Beyond the tapered brush that gets my tiny corner lashes, the main reason is?  No fall out.  Some people struggle with raccoon eyes and dare I raise my hand?  I’m one of those peeps.  By 11 am I look like I’ve been crying for a week and a half. So, when I feel like trying a new mascara, I always make sure I still have some of my favorite kind (I’m also a fan of Lancôme Définicils) lingering around.

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BYE BYE TAN LINES

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Now that summer is officially over, some of us are left with unwanted tan lines. If you’re in the same boat and eager to even out your skin tone, there’s a way to speed up the process without having to wait until next summer.

Here’s what you’ll need:
A good body scrub like the Vanilla & Bergamot Body Buff from Bliss.
You’ll also want a self-tanner like Rodial’s Brazilian Tan Airbrush.

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Instructions:
Start by scrubbing the areas you want to even out with your body scrub. This is easiest to do in the shower, but make sure the water isn’t too hot or too cold. You can use a loofah or washcloth for added scrubbing power, but be careful not to scrub too hard.

When you’re done and your skin is clean and completely dry, lightly mist your tan lines with the tanning spray. Repeat if necessary once skin is dry.

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COLORFUL EYELINER

My amazingly talented cousin Claire, who’s behind all my videos, is the master-mind behind The Kitchy Kitchen.  It’s filled with wonderful recipes, lifestyle tips, beautiful photography, and now a collaboration with yours truly.  I’m so excited to be a part of her monthly beauty series and this month I show you three ways to wear colored eyeliner.  Check out the article on her blog, and read below!

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Eyeliner is a quick and easy way to make your face come alive.  Put down the blah brown and boring black, and pick up some fun colors instead.  Colored eyeliner not only makes your peepers pop, but it’s an easy way to update your usual routine.  Keeping the rest of your makeup simple, makes these three eyeliner ideas super easy and wearable.  Plus, you can substitute for any color you like and experiment away!

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