Makeup, Reviews, sponsored

Review: Yes, Oh Yas!

As you probably already know, I'm a subscription service junkie! I love trying new products out and one of the best ways I've found to do this is through subscription services. These services broaden my horizons by delivering things that I usually wouldn't think to buy myself intentionally. I have learned and grown so much… Continue reading Review: Yes, Oh Yas!

Makeup, motherhood, Parenthood, Reviews

10 SAFE Makeup Products Your Kids Can Play With

In the news recently there's been considerable coverage of problems with play makeup sets sold in tween stores like Justice and Claire's. While professional makeup products are highly regulated, play makeup sets don't endure the same scrutiny and testing as the real deal, and yet stores aimed toward younger children continue to market these play… Continue reading 10 SAFE Makeup Products Your Kids Can Play With

diy, how to, Makeup, Reviews, sponsored

Highlighter: The Extra Pop Your Makeup Routine Needs This Spring

If you're on Instagram you've probably seen at least a few photos of shiny cheeked young women, standing in the sunlight, practically glowing. While many of these photos have been photoshopped to really emphasize that glow, there is an actual product they're using to create the effect: highlighter! No, not this: But, this: Today I'm… Continue reading Highlighter: The Extra Pop Your Makeup Routine Needs This Spring

body positivity, Feminism, Makeup, motherhood, Parenthood

I Let My 9 Year Old Wear Makeup

When I was 11 my best friend wore a pair of white tights to church. She had dark brown hair and Italian heritage. Thick leg hair stuck out through the tights and could be seen under them. She was so embarrassed. Everyone pointed and laughed and asked why her hairs were so long. She tearfully… Continue reading I Let My 9 Year Old Wear Makeup

Makeup, Skincare

Announcing The #TamaraLovesYouGiveaway!

It is with so much joy that I announce my #TamaraLovesYouGiveaway!! This Valentine's Day I give you full permission to treat yo'self! And I want to help you do that by giving one of my followers this collection of products to help you feel like the special someone that you are! First, I recruited Brittany… Continue reading Announcing The #TamaraLovesYouGiveaway!

Influencer Advice, Opinion, Reviews, Uncategorized

You Should Be Celebrating Rejection Letters

A recent news story has gone viral regarding an influencer and a Dublin hotel the influencer contacted about an exchange of services. You can find information about the situation here and I encourage you to do so. This whole debacle has had me thinking a lot about what we do as bloggers/micro-influencers who represent ourselves… Continue reading You Should Be Celebrating Rejection Letters

Makeup, Opinion, Reviews

Why I’ve Stopped Using Glitter In My Looks

I love sparkle and shine. I love the gorgeous shimmer of of light dancing across a well lit glittery nail or eye. It's gorgeous. It's magic. And it's no wonder glitter is one of our favorite makeup essentials these days. But, I can't be a part of the glitter club anymore. Because it is literally… Continue reading Why I’ve Stopped Using Glitter In My Looks

diy, how to, Influencer Advice, Makeup, Opinion, Reviews

Instagram Growth – An Introduction

When I launched my makeup blogging on Instagram, I did so with reckless abandon. I didn't always know what I was doing, but I did make a few observations and sound judgements along the way. In continuation of my series on starting the influencer process, I want to talk about the first few months of… Continue reading Instagram Growth – An Introduction

Haircare, how to, Makeup, Opinion, Reviews, Skincare

My 10 Favorite Beauty Products of 2017

It's been an awesome year for me and my makeup journey. I've learned a lot and I've gotten my hands on a lot of great products this year, so I wanted to take some time to tell you my 10 favorite products from 2017! 1. The Balm Cosmetics High Light N Con Tour Palette This… Continue reading My 10 Favorite Beauty Products of 2017

how to, Makeup, Reviews

Naked Cosmetics – A Crash Course In Working With Mica Pigments

I LOVE mica pigments and powders. When I received my first Naked Cosmetics pigment in an Ipsy bag 6 months ago, I understood how amazing it was IMMEDIATELY. The versatility of pigments is mind blowing. I have realized however that not everyone feels comfortable using mica pigments; including established makeup artists and enthusiasts. If working… Continue reading Naked Cosmetics – A Crash Course In Working With Mica Pigments