Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Pinspiration

When it comes to finding any source of inspiration, be it for a new craft project, an outfit idea, or what I'm going to make for dinner tonight, my favorite place to turn is undoubtedly Pinterest. For those of you who have yet to dip your toes into the waters of said site, it's truly one of the most remarkable search engines out there. You can find links to posts and pictures for just about anything your heart desires, and then save and organize everything in an incredibly easy way. For me the real kicker is that Pinterest is an incredibly visual site. Cause let's be serious, who doesn't love pretty pictures and graphics?

With Valentine's Day being right around the corner, I decided to create a new Pinboard to help you all get a little inspired for the holiday. Whether you're feeling uber romantic or are planning on celebrating your singledom with your gal pals, there's a little something fun for everyone to check out. Wondering how to master chocolate covered strawberries? Need some great date night ideas? Want to get crafty and make your own Valentine's cards? There's a pin out there to help you out, and I'm going to put them all in one place for you!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Get Your Chocolate Fix (Minus the Calories)

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and regardless of how you might be feeling about the holiday, I think there is one thing many of us can agree on - a love for all things chocolate is always worth celebrating. If you #treatyoself to a giant box of chocolates and don't feel like sharing with anyone, I will not judge! You indulge. You deserve it. But if you're craving a bit of cocoa infused goodness and don't want to totally infringe on your New Year's healthy eating resolutions, I've got a solution for you! Why not opt for one of these glorious, chocolate scented beauty products instead? Not only are they crazy decadent, but they'll definitely last longer than a candy bar!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Julep It's Whipped Matte Lip Mousse Review

If you didn't get your fill of matte lips in 2015, have no fear. The trend is solidly here to stay, with a number of brands introducing their own offerings to further the liquid lipstick craze for the new year. One version I've decided to get my hands on are the new Julep It's Whipped Matte Lip Mousses. These lovelies launched back in December, and promise long wearing, weightless, hydrating color. Sounds pretty amazing, right? But with so many other great formulas out there, any new challenger really needs to deliver on its claims or risk falling by the beauty wayside. Which is exactly why I've spent the past two months putting these lipsticks to the test! Are they everything they promised to be? Do they stand a fighting chance against the likes of Stila and Kat Von D? Let's get into the nitty gritty and find out.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

January 2016 Birchbox

Hello there beautiful people! I am absolutely the worst when it comes to posting my subscription box reviews in an even remotely timely fashion. I do not know why I fail so hard, but I hope you all will still love me regardless. I have more faith in your being understanding than I do in my ever posting things in the actual month that I'm supposed to. ANYWAY, moving on to the topic of today's lovely post! A brand new year is here, and with it the first of many cheerful boxes full of beauty-related joy.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Little Blushing Birdie Has a YouTube Channel!

Hey friends! I hope you all are thoroughly enjoying your weekends. So far mine has had a pretty nice balance of work and play. I've been doing a lot of filming and editing, with plenty of relaxation and lazy goodness thrown into the mix. Today looks like it'll be much of the same, with a couple of blog posts to work on and movie night with my friends to look forward to. And as I was sitting here, drinking my coffee and working on my January Birchbox post (which I'm terribly late at getting up), I had a bit of a realization. I know I've mentioned here and there in my posts that I've revived my YouTube channel, but I never made a formal announcement about it. So there is a good possibility that some of you may not even know that I've been posting other content elsewhere on the interwebs.

*dramatic gasp!*

I know what you're thinking. "Why have you been holding out on us, Lauren!?" Quite frankly, I have no idea. I certainly don't want you guys to miss out on any of the other reviews and tutorials I've been posting. So, before too many months go on without my officially saying so, I wanted to announce to you all,