Category: Beauty

My Current Skin Care Routine

Skin care is something I take pretty seriously, regardless of the love/hate relationship I have with my skin. I didn’t start having consistent skin issues until college, which was beyond frustrating. Like hello! Aren’t I past this stage in my life!? My effortlessly smooth, blemish free skin was totally taken for granted during my high school years, and now I’d give anything to wake up without and unexpected patch of zits on my face. Since my skin issues started, (I’d say my skin is sensitive, oily/combination, and definitely falls victim…

Monthly Favorites: August 2016

Here I go again! I’m attempting to start (and stick to) a monthly blog series. Part of me is like…Molly, stop trying to make weekly/monthly posts on your blog happen. You’ll probably be about as successful as Gretchen was with the whole “fetch” thing, but I’m not giving up! I think I’ve finally found a series I can manage: Monthly Favorites. My weekly Friday Five series often seemed thrown together, and like a cop out for me to just get some sort of post up, and that…

Real Talk: Body Confidence

“Comparison is the thief of joy” – Theodore Roosevelt When I first started this blog, I planned on it being just as much of a fashion and beauty blog as a personal one. I planned on tackling personal topics, and connecting with my readers on a level a bit deeper than just agreeing on the same foundation formulation.¬†Looking back at my archives, I was disappointed to realize that I haven’t tackled too many personal issues on my blog up to this point. Last fall I did talk a bit about the funk I was in…

My Most Used Makeup Brushes

I think any makeup enthusiast can agree that the products you use are only as good as the tools you apply them with. Some people swear by using their fingers, or the little applicators that come with certain products, and I used to be totally guilty of that, but I’ve since become a huge fan of brushes and sponges to apply my makeup. I’ll never forget when a makeup artist at the MAC counter in Nordstrom explained to a younger, less makeup educated Molly that makeup is an art. She likened applying makeup to the skin…

Five Face Products I’m Loving Right Now

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation: Hands down my favorite foundation. Ever. I recently rediscovered it (thank you, Sephora VIB sale) and it seriously applies like a dream and lasts all day long. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer: This has completely replaced the Nars Radiant Creamy Comcealer I had been using. I didn’t think anything was wrong with the Nars kind, until I tried this stuff. No comparison! It doesn’t crease, flake, or budge. Smashbox Photofinish Oil Free Pore Minimizing Primer: I’ve always been a bit skeptical of primers, like is this just a ploy…