I used to FEAR going out without a little makeup on. Something, anything – a touch of concealer and mascara at the very least. And I didn’t wear it because I particularly loved applying makeup or had fun doing so, it was simply because my skin wasn’t clear.  While I did not have acne, throughout college I would have breakouts that left me feeling super self conscious and I’d cover them with makeup as a way to mask the blemishes. But what happens when you relay on concealer and foundation rather than prioritize skincare? Your… View Post

Woah, November is in full swing! When did this happen? Anyone else noticing their schedules are already filling with plenty of holiday “stuff”? Family festivities, “Friendsgiving” celebrations and office get togethers? I love this time of year, but it’s certainly social – which means I’d like to look your best. In the Fall and Winter, you may notice you hair feels more weak, dry, and generally more difficult to style. This is due to the change in temperatures and the fact that there is less moisture in the air during these months. Combine the wintery… View Post

Well, I think it’s safe to say Summer is out and Fall is totally in! I’m a little bummed about it, considering sunshine, trips to the farmer’s market and beach days are some of my favorite things. But fall flavors are in full effect, I’ve got plenty of holiday recipes to perfect, and I’ve been enjoying the fresh chill in the air. **This post was created in partnership with Pureology. All opinions are my own.**   Want to know what else is fresh this season? My hair care routine. My hair has been receiving lots… View Post

This may seem odd, but do you ever feel BAD for your purchases that are meant to be doing GOOD? As in, are you ever like, I could have chose a more ethical, conscious, or charitable product from a brand, but I just don’t want to compromise “It’s 2017, we shouldn’t have to choose between a luxury experience and doing good in the world. The two are one in the same.”  – Leila Janah, Founder of LXMI Finally. Finally, I feel like it’s ok that I love beautiful packaging, a luxury skincare product, and a… View Post

ok, let me start by saying I’m by no means a “beauty blogger”. However, I have tremendous respect for beauty bloggers because they search far and wide for the very best bronzers, blenders and more.  I mean… have you seen their mountain high stacks of eye shadow palettes and YouTube contouring tutorials? For real- mad respect. Those how-to videos take time and help a hell of a lot of ladies (like myself) who don’t know a thing when it comes to applying, blending and highlighting. Makeup is an art, I’m just no artist. It’s definitely a beautiful… View Post

recently I’ve been very interested in learning how to “holistic-fy” my daily routines. Holistic-fy is totally a word, right? what I mean by that is finding ways to make daily habits more holistic, natural, pure, and whole. like skincare and make up for example. or food of course. even nail care and hair care can be done more holistically. and now I’m taking it a step further…oral health. there are a few germs in your mouth if you haven’t heard. like a ton. around 500-600 species of bacteria, actually. and it’s almost impossible to put a clear and… View Post

want to know what I’m all about? feeling your BEST. this could mean dramatic make up or barefaced, straight hair or curly, freckled or tan, you decide! playing up your natural beauty and taking care of yourself to feel confident is a “kalein it” move. when we look good, we feel good, and when we feel good, we live well. but, what about the animal testing!? what about the crazy chemicals and random ingredients we can’t pronounce? That stuff in the beauty industry, I’m not about. today I’m sharing 5 everyday cruelty free products I use that are… View Post