Re-Post: It all starts with a good foundation

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So last week I promised several posts on foundations, primers and everything in between. It was a larger undertaking than I thought. Profiling five foundations + six primers.  But this week, I’m ready.

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Revamp Your Morning Routine

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I love using body oil in place of body lotion. I think its easier and more effective at moisturizing, especially early in the morning.  I’ve used so many over the years, usually really inexpensive ones from Whole Foods, like jojoba or sesame oils.  But sometimes I like to use one thats a bit more luxurious and special. The folks at S.W. Basics of Brooklyn must be reading my blog because a) I love lemongrass and b) I love body oils.  Read More

TRUE STORY, IT ALL STARTS WITH A GOOD FOUNDATION

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Hey, hey, hey. I hope you have been enjoying the awesome month that is October. This week, I’ll be focusing on everything that is foundations + primers and everything in between.

Why?

Well, last month I started a wonderful new job. But with this new job comes two 54 minute commutes (yes I timed it) that includes a 15 minute walk in midtown Manhattan, complete with exhaust + humanity. Also included is 8.5 hours spent in recirculated air under unforgiving florescent lighting. Its taken its toll. By noon I look fine, by 2pm I look as expected, but by 5:30 I look like I haven’t slept in a week or eaten anything but processed food, neither of which is the case. I’ve tested five foundations, six primers, two concealers and three setting powders in the last month. Stay tuned to find out which ones worked and which ones failed under these extreme urban conditions!

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H E L L O A G A I N!!!!

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It has been over a month since I last posted anything. I am so sorry dear readers.  It was not because of lack of motivation or desire, I do love this little blog. But for weeks every beauty product that came across my desk was so LACKLUSTER. It was really disappointing.  I really had zero to write about. And while posts about products that DON’T work are okay, they are actually way less fun and to be honest I like to keep things positive.

So in the past few weeks, I’ve searched, I’ve sampled and I’ve tried on so many things and will start posting regularly again next week. Thanks for sticking with me and continuing to read everyday. I really love this little community we’ve created!

Hearts, Ilana

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