Tried & True Beauty: They’re Real, I Swear

How does the saying go? Good things come in threes? Well, I never thought that could apply to mascara, but apparently Benefit Cosmetics knows something I don’t. They generously gifted me with a set of they’re real! lengthening mascaras in three killer colors, and I couldn’t wait to try them. I was already sold on their jet black shade, after trying it a couple years ago when it first came out. So I was excited to try the Beyond Brown and Beyond Blue shades to see just how daring I could be. As if I wasn’t hooked enough, they totally got me with the quirky Sharknado 3 promos “Oh Hellllll No!”

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Date Night: Leather & Studs

No, I didn’t rip that off of a chapter written by E.L. James…besides I think I’m the one woman on earth who didn’t read Fifty Shades of Grey. Which brings me to my point – Grant and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary this past Friday (oddly enough, we did not gift each other anything of the “wooden” variety – who comes up with these anniversary themes anyway??)

Instead, we set out on the town like a couple of kids with no curfew – which was halfway true, given that my mom took Garrett for the night so that we could have a proper date night. First stop, my favorite Italian restaurant in L.A., Terroni on Beverly Blvd. The homemade pasta literally just melts in your mouth, bringing back memories of when my late dad used to make it at home growing up (one of the many things I miss on a daily basis).

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Tried & True Beauty: That’s so Fresh

This week Fresh announced their newest Sugar Lip shade, drumroll please….Tulip!

Now, one would think 6 shades of lip balm is plenty for one girl to handle (see line up of shades gracing my desk at work) – but when I saw the first teaser posted to Fresh’s instagram, I was like a kid at Christmas who couldn’t wait for the big reveal. Which, btw if you’re not following, you need to. stat.

Needless to say, they did not disappoint. Tulip promises to be that one perfect shade of tween pink that I’ve pined for ever since I saw it on the perfect pouts of the Pretty Little Liars cast. Seriously Lucy Hale, stop it.

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