4 ways to re-use old candle jars

lifestyle and beauty blog 2014

It’s no secret that I have a bit of an obsession with candles, especially ones that are scented. Bath & Body Works candles have to be one of my favorites and once empty, the jars make for a great storage solution for items like makeup brushes, cotton swabs, nails polishes or lip & eye liners.

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Forgotten Hero

Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation review

 I remember when I tried the Double Wear Foundation by Estee Lauder for the very first time. All I kept seeing in the mirror was flawless, oil-free skin. I actually almost cried tears of happiness, as my skin was in a horrible condition at the time. Anyone who had suffered from bad acne at some point in their life will understand how emotional it can get at times and when your skin is so oily, most foundations can actually make it look worse. Not the Double Wear. [Read more...]

Origins GinZing Eye Cream

Orignis GinZing eye cream review

Remember when I told you guys that I found THE eye cream? Well, here it is: Origins GinZing refreshing eye cream. [Read more...]

Mushroom & Bell Pepper Pizzette

Pizzette recipe

I remember when I was in college, my nutrition professor always told us that pizza is one of the best fast-foods out there. When I say the best, I mean that it’s least harmful in terms of nutrition. Whenever we go out to eat, or order take out, I always try to go for veggie pizzas like spinach and feta, green salad and olive oil, or simple plain cheese pizza. Not because I’m obsessed about eating as healthy as possible, but because I find that they taste the best (no steak or bacon toppings for me). Pizza  is just one of those “bad” foods that I can eat, and not feel bloated, tired and heavy afterwards, even more so if I prepare it myself. [Read more...]

Sally Hansen Color Foil Review

liquid gold sally hansen swatch

When I saw the “Color Foil” nail polish collection by Sally Hansen hit the stores, I was ecstatic. Well, let’s not kid ourselves, I always get excited whenever there’s a new nail polish trend coming out. I always see those pictures all over the Instagram with these beautiful, gold nails that look just like a piece of foil taped on the nail and was hoping that the “Liquid Gold” polish from the “Color Foil” would give me a similar effect. Not so much. [Read more...]

Florabotanica by Balenciaga

Florabotanica perfume review

Ever since I can recall, I have been obsessed with perfume.  I still remember my very first bottle of “real” perfume; it was “Miracle” by Lancome and I got it as a gift from one of my aunts. She was always so chic and elegant, I loved chatting to her about makeup-usually behind my mom’s back, as I wasn’t really allowed to even touch makeup at that time- she was actually the one who introduced me to lip-liner as well. You can imagine how ecstatic I was when at the age of fourteen, I was gifted my very own bottle of perfume. I guess it’s safe to say that my life has never been the same since that moment. [Read more...]

MAC “Whirl” lip liner

mac lip liner in whirl

MAC lip liner in “Whirl” is probably one of the most popular MAC lip liners of the moment, and it’s all because of Kylie Jenner. There are numerous speculations about Kylie getting lip injections and that’s something that I truly couldn’t care less about, but two things are for sure: the girl is a beauty and her makeup is always on point. [Read more...]