NYFW RTW FALL 2016: skin is in

NYFW RTW FALL 2016: skin is in

New York Fashion is over and now it's time to look everything over and see what trends we'll expect for this fall season. For beauty, fresh and clean skin is in. From Jason Wu to Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone to Ralph Lauren and Altuzarra, we saw glowing complexions with beautiful brows, a bit of blush, and swipes of mascara.

Simple is best.

I, myself, prefer minimal makeup. I keep my "beauty routine" simple - Neutrogena Oil-Free Face Wash in the morning and before bed, and  Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream. For makeup - MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 foundation (which is actually wayyyyy lighter than you would expect it to be), Anastasia Brow DefinerSmashbox Full Exposure Mascara and NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker, plus the occasional application of Burts Bees.

What are your  favorite products for clean, bright skin?

GIFT GUIDE: beauty

GIFT GUIDE: beauty

Part 2 of my 2015 holiday gift guide series!!

We all need a little pampering sometimes, so I've put together a collection of beauty products that are sure to make anyone's day.

My favorites in this set are probably the Mask of Magnanimity by LUSH (the green one) and the Sephora Sheet Masks (my favorite are the green tea and the pearl ones!). I haven't tried any of the other products, but I'm dying to get my hands on that Butter London nail lacquer, if anyone wants to get it for me...

Find links to all of these items HERE


I was recently given the opportunity to create some content for OPI, featuring one of their polishes (aptly) named "Black Onyx." With the theme of Black Friday as my one guideline, I made a trip to the Container Store and grabbed a few shopping bags and a gift box to use as props, then had my usual acrylics painted in Black Onyx. I LOVE how rich the color is, and although I know black isn't the most


, I promise having nails this color will make you feel like a badass. 

I've loved having the opportunity to shoot cool projects like this recently because doing so has not only allowed me to collaborate with some incredible brands, but has also forced me to challenge my creativity.

While this content was technically created for a Black Friday-themed post, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with plenty of quality time with loved ones, and amazing food! Happy Eating x