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Finally Embracing the Fall/Winter Color Palette…

13 Jan

My craving for deep plums and berries, olives, and rich reds has finally hit in full force…several months too late, apparently, as many brands are beginning their collective and meticulously coordinated launches into all things spring. Still, despite the sunny skies and often 80-degree weather here in So-Cal, I’m just beginning to embrace my love [...]

A Day in the Life: Christmas Edition!

25 Dec

Hey guys! I just wanted to put up a quick post to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Thank you SO much for all your continued love, support, and friendship! I hope everyone had a wonderful day filled with lots of love, laughter, fun, presents, and–most importantly–good food!

The Beauty Picks: Best Beauty Sets for the Last-Minute Shopper

21 Dec

««Press Samples»» Well guys, looks like I’ve done it again–I am always such a procrastinator when it comes to Christmas shopping! Every year, I vow that the next year will be different. And every year, I am stuck shopping late into the night a day or two before Christmas. What can I say? I never claimed to [...]

Some Musings and My Very First “Empties” Post!

22 Oct

««Press Samples»» Yes, I’ve finally jumped on the bandwagon and posted my very first “Empties” post! Truth be told, this is kinda just a filler post as I get my bearings straight and start getting in the groove of blogging again. Readers and Twitter friends of The Beauty Sample will know that I’ve been *super* [...]

The Beauty Snaps #2 (and a quick update about me)

4 Jul

So, I don’t really think I need to state the obvious (that I’ve been totally MIA lately from not only the blog but twitter and all of my favorite beauty blogs, as well). Apologies, guys! But I’m not sure I can promise that it’ll get any better any time soon. I’ve been really busy with [...]

The Beauty Picks: Powdered Exfoliators, Cleansers & Masks

17 Jun

For this edition of The Beauty Picks, I decided to highlight some of my favorite powdered exfoliators, cleansers, and masks. I feel like I’ve been talking about these a lot lately but I can’t help it–I really love this type of product! They’re just so much fun to use! Instead of just going on auto-pilot [...]

Currently Wearing…

11 Jun

Just a quick filler post from me today–I wanted to say “hi” to you guys and also show you a quick pic of my current mani! I just did this the other night using Essie’s new for Summer 2013 Rock the Boat. Please don’t mind the messed up accent nail (done using Essie’s Set in [...]

The Beauty Picks: Oils for Hair, Face & Body

30 May

I’m back with another The Beauty Picks post! This time, I’ll be outlining all my favorite oils for you, whether it’s for hair, face, body, lips, whatever! I mentioned this on twitter but I was really surprised when I thought of the idea to do this post because growing up, I always equated the word [...]

The Preview: Senna Spring 2013

23 May

I just wanted to give you guys a quick peek at some products I’ll be testing for the next week or so. Say hello to all the pretties from Senna’s Spring 2013 collection! I’m super excited to try the Barely Base, the lovely blush, and those 2 stunningly vibrant glosses! I’ve loved everything I’ve tried [...]

The Beauty Picks: Sheer Lip Color Edition

7 May

As I’m sure many of you are well aware, I am and always have been more attracted to a very sheer, subtle lip. Tinted balms and sheer, balmy lipsticks are my go-to’s when I want to look a bit more polished and put-together. It seems that sheer lip color is also becoming more and more [...]