top beauty bloggers and editors share their must-have beauty products for spring

the fashion spot reached out to ask me which beauty products are favorites right now and since i enjoy talking about myself, i shared three. click the link to learn more.

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hi.

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jared leto better watch his back because my hair may give him a run for his money. coming soon: more details on why it looked so good. spoiler alert: it was all ghd.

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this isn’t just an excuse to post a picture of myself with nicolette, i swear, but i wanted to show you my new earrings and praise the etsy gods. normally, i wouldn’t condone buying blatant fakes because they are terrible for a multitude of reasons, but i don’t live a dior-friendly lifestyle and i gotta save my pennies. $16 versus $400+? no contest.

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Anonymous asked:

hi! I hope you don't mind me asking but how did you end up at nars? If I recall correctly your previous position before glamour mag was something along the lines of library science (?). I apologize if I'm wrong, I've followed you since the beginning of time so I've witnessed how awesome your life becomes on a daily basis (jelly of it all). what you do seems so fun and fulfilling which is where i would love to be in life. any advice on how to get there? xxo

thank you for being interested in my life! since i am always thrilled at the opportunity to talk about myself, it would be my pleasure to do so ;) ;) i’ve also come to love a timeline in my old age, so please see below for a rough sketch of my work life thus far.

  • 2007-2009: this is when i studied for a masters in library science (i also received a certification in conservation, records management, and archival studies). my main focus was digital-based projects, xml, and database research, and interned at marvel comics. it was also when i started this blog.
  • 2009-2010: upon graduating, i realized that i lacked “real world” experience and volunteered to head up the vanderbilt museum's archive. i managed the space and its contents, worked with historians, and transcribing historical materials.
  • 2010-2011: mama (me) had bills to paid and desperately needed to move out of her parents house for her own sanity, so i got a job doing production and coding for an email marketing company with a large retailer as my sole client. 
  • 2011-2012: coding got really easy and repetitive and i began increasing the amount of freelance writing i was doing. conde nast took notice and recruited me to be a part of its first community management program, which involved four publications (teen vogue, vanity fair, the new yorker, and glamour). i was assigned to the latter, but after seven months, the program folded.
  • 2012-2014: just when i thought i’d have to eat ramen for the rest of my life, nars cosmetics had an opening on its brand-spanking-new digital team. i am currently able to maintain my blog on the side while handling all of the brand’s digital public relations from a national standpoint as well as create, disseminate, manage, and analyze its social media content. see also: digital strategy.

advice? i try to work hard, never make the same mistake twice, and thank everyone.

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i used to have a blog feature called “lip of the day” where i displayed the nars lip i was wearing on a certain day, but i realized it was probably pretty creepy to be scrolling your tumblr dashboard only to come across a massive, brightly-colored pucker, so i’ve transferred it to instagram where i feel it is more appropriately suited. follow me.

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i almost bought this floral bomber jacket at the gap this weekend but then didn’t and now i’m regretting it because ‘buyer’s remorse’ is a fickle, fickle bitch.

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last week was my second “narsiversary” (anniversary at nars), which was cool.

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i look like lorde today. it was purely coincidental, i swear.

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yay! another picture of me! just kidding, that would officially make me the worst, but i did want to mention something about google glass and its recent foray into actual frames. with a warby parker-ish look, the frames are an extension of glass, are super light, and available in four styles and three colors ($225 for glasses, $125 for sunglasses). this is clearly an attempt to make the techy accessory more wearable for everyday use, but it is also interesting to note that google has partnered with vision service provider on a list of trained eye care practicioners able to supply lenses tailored to your specific needs.

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