Lipstick Print and a Scalloped Hem

Happy Sunday!

A year or two ago when YSL came out with a whole line of lipstick print items, I found myself seriously considering a beautiful button up blouse and pumps.

I ended up limiting myself to the wallet (which remains one of my favorites to this day) but have kept my eye out for a nice lipstick print blouse since then.

When I saw this top at Banana Republic recently, I knew it was coming home! I love the mixed print featuring delicate lipsticks over light blue pinstripes.

What prints or patterns are you most drawn to? I’d love if you would share some of your favorites with me in the comments!


This cute sheath dress has lovely feminine detailing with the scalloped hem, but the V-neck was a bit too deep for me.

Sadly, I am not one of those fortunate souls who can go braless with necklines like this.

I even tried taping the girls up with Gaffer’s tape à la Kim Kardashian (google it! haha), but since I am still nursing that was a less than desirable solution!

Layering this top underneath made for a practical solution and instantly adorable pairing.

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Trending | Corset Front & Holes

Hi everyone!

Today we are talking about trending details – the corset front top the distressed/hole-y top.

I personally like the distressing when kept somewhat edited.

I don’t really find myself reaching for shirts covered in LOTS of holes but I do think when placed tactfully they lend a bit of edge to an outfit that I enjoy.


This super cute and comfy T-shirt dress is a great way to sport both trends at an affordable price… and this one in particular is SO soft!

Added Bonus: The lace up detail on front is also conveniently placed for disguising my postpartum belly that’s still working its way back in place while adding definition to the waist =)  That’s a huge plus in my book!

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Pretty Vulgar Tutorial & Brand Review | Teal & Green Halo Eyeshadow

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m doing a talk through tutorial of this teal and green halo eye with mini reviews of several items from the new Pretty Vulgar makeup brand at Sephora.

Let me know if you like this kind of video or if you prefer to keep tutorials and reviews completely separate!

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Overall, I thought the brand was very cute and a pretty solid first launch!

There are some things that could be improved – most notably the blendability of the cheek products and ease of application/longevity of the mascara.

 I enjoyed testing these items out and was very pleased with the eyeshadow and lip products.

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Sephora Haul! | Pretty Vulgar, Stellar Beauty, & More!

Hi Everyone – On Monday I posted a new haul on YouTube! I was editing super late (11:30 is late for me anyway! lol) so I uploaded, fell fast asleep, & forgot to add it here on the blog!

I’ll be adding swatches and a full post on the Pretty Vulgar items coming soon, so stay tuned for that.

I hope you enjoy hanging out with me and unboxing all the goodies!!

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See you next time!

XO, Dorea

Natasha Denona Sunset Palette | Tutorial, Review, & Swatches

Hi Everyone & Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

Today we are looking at the Natasha Denona Sunset Palette… I’m just going to straight away say I LOVE IT. It’s so stunning and such a perfect mix of textures and warm colors.

I was able to get this at one of my local Sephora stores right at 10 when the doors opened, and I’m so glad because they sold out online everywhere before they were supposed to launch!

I know a lot of people were upset, but thankfully it sounds like there may be a restock (gauging by some of the customer service responses to people on social media and Beautylish).

Hopefully this video and the swatches below will give you a good look at the palette and help you decide if it’s for you!

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