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Look I get it, I’m a consumer too. And let’s be honest, the internet makes it rough. Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping online, but sometimes that ‘nude’ sweater you got on final sale turns out to be hot pink, and so not what you were looking for. If you’re in the market to discover some cool new brands or just want to know how that sweater actually looks and feels in real life, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some product reviews that give you insight into quality, functionality and beauty from a shopaholic’s perspective.

finally a mascara worth rebuying | bite upswing mascara review

The dark, soul piercing stare broken only by the soft beating of luscious eye lashes – that natural wing from the perfect curl fanning out towards the tips of perfectly manicured eyebrows. Lashes captivate us. Mascara, not so much.  After being underwhelmed by mascara since the not-really-that great pink cover girl tube, I knew it was time to find a new love. Yet, tube after tube was thrown away in bitter disappointment. They clumped, the made your eyelashes fall out, they left panda circles under your eyes by 5pm, or they just didn’t really do anything at all. When Bite Beauty sent me one of their first types of Upswing full-volume mascara, I was skeptical to say the least. No doubt they are masters of lip scrubs, liners, glosses and lipsticks alike. And they’r’e made with clean, natural ingredients we can all trust.  But what does a lip beauty brand know about mascara?  Needless to say, it took me weeks before I even bothered to give it a try. But alas, after my most recent …

I’m ditching my old sweats for Los Angeles Apparel

November has arrived, and with it that chill that seeps into your bones and steals away every semblance of summer’s past comforts. Thankfully, I’ve found my new live-in uniform thanks to Los Angeles Apparel. I’ve spent more than I care to admit on the hunt for the perfect sweatpants – all in vain. The material is always wrong, scratchy or too thin. Or the elastic so tight my feet loose feeling within moments. The fit’s not right, they collect lint like cheap velvet. I’ve even made the investment on some luxury brand sweatshirts on my quest – to find that my oversize sweatshirt was actually so heavy (and not soft) that my shoulders were ablaze by the end of the day. I’ve also tried Amazon Basics, some pop-culture retail boutiques, you name it. When Los Angeles Apparel reached out and offered me some pieces from their collection, my past experience made me a sceptic – to say the least. However with no obligations asked, I decided to give them a try. I can’t tell you how …

best maison margiela replica fragrance (I’ve tried all of them)

There’s just something about finding the perfect fragrance to suit your mood. It’s like a little hint of luxury that everyone can afford. Just like fashion, it sets a tone, evokes memories, and inspires moments. I’m quite fairly obsessed with the Maison Margiela Replica fragrances. Having my first taste for the brand back in 2019, I’ve since shared reviews of some of my favorite fragrances, stories of my pup Naizak rolling in her favorite scents, as well as recommended Maison Margiela replica fragrances in multiple luxury gift guides. Beyond that, the cult following has spread to my closest circle of friends, who have often commented and converted to Replica scents as their own favorites. But what is the best Replica scent?  After several messages of inquiry I’ve received both personally and through the blog, I’ve decided to share this replica perfume review to briefly cover some of the finer notes of each of my personal favorites, and what you can expect to experience if you opt for a Replica perfume of your own. Maison Margiela’s …

typology paris review | personalized skincare with all natural, simple ingredients

As some of you may know, I’m quite particular as to what I put on my skin. Skincare is so critical, and ensuring well moisturized, pampered skin can keep you young for years. I’ve recently found a skincare routine that I’m quite fond of, but I’m also on ever on the lookout for new and interesting brands and products, while trying to manage a minimal “inventory” of my favorite products to support a more minimalist lifestyle. When Typology reached out offering a personalized skincare regiment, with products that contained as little as 5 ingredients, I couldn’t refuse. A few months later, after I’ve had the chance to consistently use the products for several weeks, and wanted to share this Typology Paris review. Before we begin, let’s talk about how and why the future of skincare and beauty is all about personalization. As consumers increasingly seek out beauty solutions suited to their specific needs, there has never been a greater need for personalization. Everyone has unique skin, so why create products that only tailor to one …

the new golden standard | randolph sunglasses and a weekend escape to the outer banks

There’s something about salty air and sandy skin that cures the soul. And something about summer that makes the soul long for endless days and star filled nights. It’s not just the sun. Not just the waves crashing on the shoreline. It’s the feeling. The feeling of freedom. The feeling of hope. It’s all of our favorite parts of the season that create a new summer story year after year. Amidst this year’s craziness, we were finally able to experience our first taste on Ocracoke Island, Outer Banks. photography:JOEL CORSON | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | sunglasses:c/o:RANDOLPH While I could muse endlessly about the remote shoreline, marina culture, and quaint but charming setting, today’s topic at hand is on one of summer’s most quintessential accessories – sunnies. Like a new bikini and vacation hoodie, sunglasses are an essential we find ourselves browsing for at the first sign of warmer weather. I was introduced to Randolph sunglasses just a few short weeks prior to our escape, and of course – decided the early summer holiday couldn’t begin …