My perpetual striving…again revisited!

september 27, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, skincare Well guys here we are. So many promises (best laid plans, really) to blog REGULARLY and then life inevitably happens. But…here we go again. I’m feeling re-inspired to create unique content on here to supplement YouTube and Instagram. These are the platforms I want…

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Effortless Minimal Weekend Makeup Look

may 23, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, makeup Awhile back I did a video on my channel titled “French Chic Minimal Makeup” – and if I could do it over again, it would be this look. The look in that previous video was a bit overdone, and I prefer how this one…

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Currently Lusting // Beauty + some other mid-week notables

may 18, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, makeup These kinds of wishlist videos are SO FUN for me to do, and you seem to really enjoy them too! They always generate a lot of amazing comments which are amazing to read – as I said to someone in a comment today, it’s…

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Nude Lipstick/Everyday Lip Product Collection AND a Mother’s Day Giveaway on Instagram!

may 8, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup, videos Sharing my nude lipstick/everyday lip product collection on YouTube this Sunday, complete with lots of arm swatches which end up looking like a beautiful work of art when I’m all done! It’s the little things. I’m also intending to do a companion video of…

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Eco Perfume Collection + Fragrance Musings

april 24, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: body care, videos Today on YouTube I’m doing a little show + tell of my perfume collection, and sharing some musings on conventional versus eco fragrance. I’d LOVE to hear any recommendations you have for brands/scents, as I’m always scouting new amazing things to add to…

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Eco-Beauty With A Cause: Mahalo’s Red My Lips Tint // Campaign Details + First Impression/Demo

by: mercedes | april 17, 2016 | filed under: makeup, videos April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Mahalo (one of my TOP eco brands) has launched a beautiful bright red lip tint, with 20% of the proceeds going to redmylips.org, an international non-profit dedicated to combating rape myths and victim blaming. I’m so happy…

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March Eco-Beauty + Lifestyle Favorites, Mini-Vlog + Playlist <3

march 30, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: videos, playlists I’m a bit late getting up the embedded playlist of my favorite tracks of the month, but as I said on IG – two videos a week is kind of a LOT to manage if you work full time! I’m doing my best though…

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Updated Everyday Makeup Routine (Eco/Luxe)

march 27, 2016 | by: mercedes | filed under: makeup, videos I’m realizing that I’ve gotten out of the habit of doing makeup-centric videos on my channel and I’m intent on changing that! More GRWMs! Those are such good videos to watch. So more makeup videos to come, but in the meantime I thought it…

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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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