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Updated BB & CC Cream Roundup Part 2

1 year ago -

My entire collection of nail shots, since I’ve been on instagram! Music: “Divine Idyll” / Vanessa Paradis

yummy.

yummy.

(Source: as-in-spring, via weareglitter)

Our Wedding

Our wedding day was absolutely magical. It was the best day of my life–I had never spent an entire day surrounded by people I love, celebrating my husband and I’s love for each other. Absolutely magical. I am so thankful to our parents, our friends, and our families for making such an amazing day possible […] http://sprk.li/WkjIS4

Top Highlighters

We’re approaching that time of year when we (we meaning beauty and style bloggers) start to gather up all of their favorite products of the year in anticipation of the ever-popular Yearly Favorites (for example, come Dec 31, YouTube will be rife with 2012 Favorites videos–they’re awesome!). I’m working on my list and will get […] http://sprk.li/W6BisI

Merry Christmas

What an amazing year it has been! I’m so happy to have you guys in my life, I wouldn’t write this blog without you. Please cherish the day, no matter how you spend it or celebrate the holidays, be close to the ones you love. I’d love an encouraging tweet or a merry christmas on […] http://sprk.li/TkQW8P

White Chocolate Cinnamon Pretzels

The easiest thing in the world to make, I whipped these together in less than an hour and divvied them up to go along with some Christmas presents for all the girls in my family. They transform an ordinary pretzel into amazing crave-it-can’t-eat-just-one deliciousness. And you don’t even have to turn on the oven. I […] http://sprk.li/VVcOCE

Panasonic Lumix G5 Pt. 2

Earlier this month I introduced you to my new little friend: the Panasonic Lumix G5. I told you about its mirrorless system, which enables it to be a DSLR without all the bulk that a DSLR requires. Interchangeable lenses, stunning image quality and depth, and all of those user-friendly features normally only found in a […] http://sprk.li/SWPwRB

Splurge or Steal: Gel Eyeliner

Back with another edition of SPLURGE or STEAL: this time it’s the battle of the gel eyeliners. Gel eyeliner rapidly gained popularity in the mainstream thanks to its impressive results in the cat-eye department, and its set-it-and-forget-it staying power. I’ve long used Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear gel eyeliner but these two drugstore renditions have me […] http://sprk.li/VQSSRr

The Worst BB Creams

About six months ago I chronicled my experience with BB Creams, both Asian and non-Asian, and today I’m here to give you a little update on what I’ve found. I’ve tested more BB Creams, and continued testing the same ones more thoroughly. Click below to watch the video in which I show you the worst […] http://sprk.li/S8E2Kl