• Beauty,  Makeup

    Everyday Glowy Beach Makeup Look

    I know some people don’t like to wear any makeup to the beach; they see no point in it when they’re just going to go swimming anyways. But I, being the makeup-loving and almost-always-wearing person that I am, like to wear makeup when I’m on vacation…even to the beach and pool.  I just got back from spending a week in sunny Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and had plenty of opportunities to sport a glowy complexion. Thanks to makeup, of course!  I am practically religious about applying sunscreen to my face EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. no matter the weather. If there’s natural daylight, you can bet your skin is receiving some of those…

  • Beauty,  Skincare

    Gentle & Natural Skincare Routine with Luminance Skincare

    I started really getting into skincare about a year ago. Up until then, my interests had been more centered on hair and makeup. But since then, I have built up a skincare routine that I love and that works for me. I love trying new products and, if I like love them, figuring out how to fit them into my already-existing routine. Taking care of your skin, especially while you’re still young, is super important not only for your skin’s health, but also for preventing pre-mature signs of aging, appropriately treating adult acne, and helping it transition as you age. I have personally faced many challenges with my skin throughout…

  • Beauty

    My 10 Criteria for a Perfect Product

    Shopping for a new product can be challenging or even straight-up stressful. There are so many options and so many people suggesting their “faves”, but how do you choose which one to try first? In this post, I am sharing the #1 criteria – plus everything else I consider “bonuses” – that I look for in a product before deciding to buy. First, I suggest figuring out what is most important to you. For example, I strongly believe in animal rights so I always look for a cruelty-free symbol or “not tested animals”; although the latter can be misleading since many companies’ suppliers test the product ingredients on animals. Maybe…

  • Beauty,  Hair

    5 Cruelty-Free Hair Products I’m Loving

    For a while I was struggling to find some staple hair care products that I can turn to time and time again. After asking my hair stylist, friends, and searching the internet for positive reviews, I can finally say that I LOVE the products I am sharing in this post! So without further ado, here they are! KEVIN.MURPHY REPAIR-ME.WASH This proteinizing shampoo has bamboo leaf extract and green pea protein plus three other key ingredients to restore, nourish, and replenish the hair. Plus it smells amazing! I could feel the difference the first time I used this shampoo before I even rinsed it out. I would never have spent so…