Honest Beauty Makeup Demo + Review

march 20, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup I’m certainly not the first one to share my review and opinions on Honest Beauty’s makeup, but I’m throwing in my two cents in today’s video. If you read through the comments people have left, clearly I’m not alone in a) not feeling drawn to…

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Red Apple Lipstick Lip Swatches: Extended Thoughts

february 17, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup, videos I haven’t been shy about my honest impressions of Red Apple Lipstick, just from a brand strategy/aesthetics perspective. If you haven’t been privy to my candid thoughts before: I think they are in need of a MASSIVE face lift, especially their website. But if…

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W3LL People Collection + Universalist Multi-Stick Lip Swatches ( et un Valentine’s Day Giveaway)

february 14, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup, videos Happy Valentine’s Day, or as I saw on By Terry’s IG – Joyeuse Saint-Valentin! This Sunday’s video is a continuation of the W3LL People theme from my Valentine’s Day makeup look from last week. I’m telling you my extended thoughts on everything in my…

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Love Is All Around You: February Beauty Heroes feat. BeautyCounter <3

february 3, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, body care, makeup Another month, another beauty heroes box – but a really BEAUTIFUL one this month! So thoughtfully curated to reflect celebrating love around Valentine’s Day (I love love, so I’m all good with the glorified amped up hyper-commercialized public celebration of l-o-v-e). This…

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Contemplating a Silk Naturals Order: Limoncello Highlighter, Medium Ash Brow Cream, Velvet Matte Lipsticks?

january 26, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup Yesterday Andie, Ru and I had dinner in Chinatown after work. These girls have become such great friends, and as anyone who blogs or makes youtube videos can attest – it’s AMAZING to get together and talk shop with people of your milieu. Every time…

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A Capsule Approach to Eco-Beauty: Holiday Gift Ideas, Makeup Edition

december 4, 2015 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup I wish I had enough time to put this series into video format but I just don’t think I do! I got some requests to provide suggestions/gift ideas for those new to eco/green beauty. I thought I’d do a series of blog posts on creating…

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Thanksgiving Lip Combo (Among Many Other Things, I’m Thankful for Bite Beauty!)

november 26, 2015 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup Yes, I stopped off at trusty Starbucks this morning for a short whole milk latte and will probably forever love admiring lipstick prints on cup edges. It’s one of those things that when I was young I always thought was so insanely adult/chic/glamorous/what I wanted…

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Minimalism versus Product “Back Ups”

november 18, 2015 | by mercedes | filed under: makeup This is the entirety of my “back up” stash. Not new terminology to beauty junkies, some of us like to hoard multiples of our favorite products, for fear we’d ever be without them. Technically the Christopher Drummond Concealer is an “extra” rather than a can’t-live-without…

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Foundation Advice

Part of the reason I decided to start my blog and YouTube channel is because friends frequently ask for my advice and product recommendations relating to natural/non-toxic beauty and lifestyle.  I’d send them detailed emails with links and suggestions, and really enjoy doing it. So, I had dinner with a good girlfriend this past Tuesday…

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Updated Night Out Makeup

Mes amis! I hadn’t filmed a Get Ready With Me in months, so I decided it was time to. I was off to one of my favorite nightclubs in Boston (that brings in lots of good house music acts), so I did my go-to look – a contoured mostly matte eye, more dramatic black liquid…

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