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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bridal Style: Beautiful Brows

Tips for your best wedding day brows from Blink Brow Bar owner, experienced, aesthetician, and all-around brow guru, Kiran Darred.

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the eyebrows are the all-important frame, and on a bride's big day, this frame had better be in tip-top shape—for photos, loving gazes, warm smiles, and every moment in between. I recently had the chance to pick the brain of Blink Brow Bar owner Kiran Darred for her tips on how to get the best brows possible. Because brows grow so slowly, her advice starts as early as 6 months in advance, which means if you have a summer wedding like I do you better sit up and pay attention. (And hey, even if you're not getting married, good brows never hurt anyone, right? The advice still applies.) More after the jump!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Latest Outfit: Behind The Scenes

Fur pom beanie, black blazer, white paisley eyelet tee
J. Crew blazer and tee (similar) | Madewell jeans | Aldo shoes (similar) | Longchamp bag | Club Monaco beanie (similar) | Lips: Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick 'HD Orchid' | Nails: Dior Vernis 'Porcelaine' (similar)

Most days outfit photos take a matter of minutes to snap, but yesterday was another story. Everything seemed off somehow: the angles, the setting, the lighting, the composition. My hair was flipping out weirdly at the ends. The area we were shooting in was very high-traffic, so we constantly had to wait for people to move out of frame before proceeding and I felt awkwardly self-conscious the entire time.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Newport, RI Photo Diary

Green Animals Topiary Garden in Newport, RI
Green Animals Topiary Garden in Newport, RI

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Product Review: Cover Girl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

Cover Girl Full Lash Bloom Mascara

As far as drugstore mascaras go, few rival the perfection of Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume or Lash Blast Length. I've long raved about their volumizing and lengthening properties, clump-free application, all-day smudge-free formula (even on oily lids like mine!), and ability to come off at night with just a bit of warm water. Cover Girl has since launched a multitude of new mascaras, often with mixed results. Their latest, the much-hyped Cover Girl Full Lash Bloom Mascara ($9.49 at London Drugs), is one of the ones that seems to have missed the mark.