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Meet The Byrdie Beauty Box

January 16, 2017
yrdie Beauty Box. The Review by Byrdie, Byrdie Holiday Beauty Box,  Beauty Box

When The Review by Byrdie Beauty Box first got onto my radar, my interest was piqued. The box is described as a limited-edition, curated collection of beauty editor favorites that features a mix of highly covetable full- and travel-size skin, makeup and hair products. These are high end products that have been tried, tested and selected for their effectiveness.

Byrdie Beauty Box. The Review by Byrdie, Byrdie Holiday Beauty Box,  Beauty Box

Eye Candy : The Snow Queen

January 13, 2017
Harper's Bazaar UK, The Snow Queen

I'm definitely not one of those people who revels in winter since I absolutely cannot stand being cold but I can still appreciate the unique beauty of the season. This magical Harper's Bazaar UK editorial lensed by Alexandra Sophie that finds a resplendently attired Joséphine Le Tutour cavorting about a seemingly enchanted forest is definitely the stuff of fairytales and the type of winter one can only dream about! So how is winter treating you?

Harper's Bazaar UK January 2017 // Photographer: Alexandra Sophie // Model: Joséphine Le Tutour
Stylist: Charlie Harrington  // Makeup: Polly Osmond // Hair: Philippe Tholimet

New Year, New K-Beauty

January 11, 2017
Gentlemask T-Tox Cleanser, Gentlemask T-Tox Cleanser Review, Simplistic Supreme Salve, Simplistic Supreme Skin Salve Review, Beautibi

New year, new beauty products! So Jen from Beautibi sent me a few their new K-beauty products to try out in late December and after integrating these into my routine for a few weeks, I'm now sharing them here with you. In case you're not familiar with Beautibi (pronounced Beauty-be), it's a California based Asian beauty site which offers a range of thoughtfully curated beauty products and innovations from Korea and Taiwan.

Maybelline Spring 2017

January 9, 2017
Maybelline Review, Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Express Mascara, Maybelline The 24K Nudes Palette, Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner

I've been asked before why I don't feature drugstore products more and I'm not really sure. I have to admit I don't use a ton of them in my beauty routine but I pretty much always go with drugstore buys for mascara and eyeliner. Since these products have such a short life span, I generally don't feel comfortable splurging on them knowing that they have to tossed in a matter months. Maybelline New York recently sent me a few products from their best-selling Eye Studio collection of performance eye products designed to master the latest runway eye trends. I was excited to see that it included their recently launched Big Shot Mascara and Master Precise Eyeliner as well as their new 24K Nudes Palette. By the way, how cool is it that Manny Gutierrez was just announced as a new face of the brand!

Quality Over Quantity

January 6, 2017
Choosing Quality Over Quantity, How Quality Over Quantity Can Make You Happier, Less is More

Most people think of quality over quantity in terms of things but it can/should apply to all aspects of life.  The inherent value and sense of this principle is fairly obvious but somehow quantity still seems to be perceived as having more value in our society at large even though having more doesn't always translate into happiness. Sometimes less is more.

Choosing quality over quantity doesn't necessarily mean that you're choosing less over more but rather making better choices that ultimately lead to more satisfaction and fulfillment and a better quality of life. I've applied this several aspects of my life already and it has really opened up a path to a better sense of contentment and wellness overall.

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