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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.

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 …

the essence of biossance, a glowing skincare review

My boyfriend just introduced me to my new skincare routine – no joke. Here’s the scoop. If you’re like me, you are always on the hunt for the perfect skincare routine. Whether it’s trying a new brand getting raving reviews, or just trying to revamp dull skin with a deep dive into key ingredients. We all know this past year of quarantine has been seemingly never ending, but I have discovered this past year of downtime has been one of the best things that could ever happen for my skin. Work from home life saved time, and I was able to focus more on personal care. The search for the perfect skin care routine can be rather tumultuous with all the millions of products on the market, so I’ve decided to share with you my new secret weapon. One word: Biossance.  Biossance is a skin care and beauty line that formulates clean, nontoxic products using the highest standards in the industry through their commitment to transparency and a blacklist of 2,000+ toxic ingredients. Biossance originally …

maison miru ear cuffs review

trend alert: stackable ear cuffs

Looking to freshen up your jewelry collection for 2021? While fashion takes a big step towards minimalism and a less is more mentality, there are certain categories of style that are doing just the opposite. Namely, jewelry. From layering multiple gold chain necklaces to stacks of rings, more is definitely more. Say hello to an opulent, edgy mode of dressing your ears. Stackable ear cuffs. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | ear cuffs c/o:MAISON MIRU Dating back to a much more primitive era in history (as early as 2000 BC), the ear cuffs trend is a way to stack up the gold (or silver) in a less obvious direction. The look is avant grade and fierce, a perfect match for women who aren’t afraid of leaving a lasting impression. But, before you’re ready to take the plunge on multiple lobe and cartilage piercings, there is a way to try the trend with a little less commitment – it’s called the ear cuff. No piercing necessary, the ear cuff is a way to accessorize your …

palm smartphone review

connected but not consumed | Palm mini smartphone review

Looking to cut the access and get back to the essentials for 2021?  Introducing the latest innovation in smartphones – Palm smartphones are changing the way we incorporate technology into our daily lives – for the better. Smartphones have been getting bigger and bigger as the years pass, and a big question on my mind is always “why?” After all, with most innovation isn’t technology supposed to get more compact? photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | palm smartphone:PALM Palm reached out to me just about a year back, offering me a free devise to try out. I was intrigued by the sizes (and frankly also the cuteness) of what appeared to be a miniature, doll-size smartphone, I had no choice but to accept. The result, here are some of the facts and featured I discovered during my Palm smartphone review. What’s cool about the technology, Palm smartphones are a mini smartphone that works independently, or as a supplement to your existing cellular device. That means you can use it to replace your existing bulky …

dermalogica skin smoothing cream review

winter skin solutions | Dermalogica’s skin smoothing cream review

Daylight savings has past. Our days are shorter, darker and colder. Some embrace winter. Yet, no matter our preference, our skin remains unamused with the season’s changes. Our bodies thirst for hydration, as if the cold seeps into our very bones themselves. Youthful skin makes volumes of difference in how we look and feel. As such, a good moisturizer is the most important part of my morning routine. Looking for relief? Search no farther than Dermalogica’s all day moisturizing Skin Smoothing Cream. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | skin care products c/o:DERMALOGICA Dermalogica sent me a tube of their Skin Smoothing Cream back in April of this year. Adamant on experience before review, I wanted to use the entire tube before sharing. It’s now November. I’ve dabbled with a few other moisturizers since then, but the tube is finally spent, and I’m ready to share my full experience in this Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream Review. A bit about Dermalogica First, a bit about the brand. I’ve sampled Dermalogica products for years, and have always …