rebecca taylor lace pocket top
nars ‘mascate’ pure matte lipstick
zara chelsea boot with chain detail
michael kors saffiano travel kit
acne ‘needle’ high-rise skinny jeans
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nars’ new contour blush in ‘olympia’ will help me look like kim kardashian.

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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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currently on my desk:

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what is in my wink and winn duffle bag (c/o) this week:

  • my new favorite nude lip
  • brahmin cosmetics bag filled with tzotchkes (c/o)
  • this massive liebeskind wallet, which i occasionally use as a clutch and has not looked anything but pristine despite the rough life it leads
  • 'the american heiress' by daisy goodwin, a book recommended by one of my pals that i will likely save to read until i am bedridden, post-surgery
  • clear-framed warby parkers (c/o) because i pretend i work in a lab

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

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the beauty look at yesterday’s naeem khan show, crafted by james boehmer (nars’ director of global artistry) was absolutely stunning. i have no other words to adequately describe it, though “mind-blowing” and “jdklasjdklsajj” come to mind. the lefthand side of kauai duo eyeshadow was applied to lids for a gilded effect in addition to just above the center of the lipline to create a faux ‘cupid’s bow.’ five lip shades — two liners and three lipsticks — created the blood red pout, but boehmer suggested fire down below semi-matte lipstick for a similar look until the products are launched in the fall.

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at 3.1 phillip lim, the beauty look was solely brow-based. each model received a bold, angled brow tailored to her natural curve and tinted with either blondie, bali, coconut grove, or new york eyeshadows (depending on hair color). on a personal note, i never leave the house without filling in my brows; i use bali and a sephora brush.

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the biggest news to come out of fashion week thus far has been the announcement of nars’ collaboration with 3.1 phillip lim in the form of a 9-shade nail collection

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