five splurge-worthy products I swear by

It’s been ages since I’ve done any kind of beauty post, hasn’t it? I blame the fact that my old place had zero natural light in the bathroom, which as you can tell is not an issue at the new place! I can’t wait to do a room reveal once I’ve got my bathroom linens...Read More →
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favorite drugstore beauty buys

I often talk about or feature high-end beauty and luxury skincare brands on the blog, but there are SO many items I use on the reg that come from the drugstore. Some I’ve shared before (either in a past blog post or YouTube videos ), others I haven’t, but here is a rundown of my must-have beauty,...Read More →
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five lip looks to try this season

If you followed the beauty looks on the runway for fall/winter 2016, you’ll know the vamp look is back! It’s one I’ve always wanted to try, but was afraid to considering how naturally pale I am. I’m not brave enough to sport a totally black lip look (and definitely not cool enough to pull it...Read More →
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a smokey eye for fall

Just how I like to update my wardrobe for a new season, I also like to incorporate new colors and themes into my beauty looks each season. I wear pretty minimal eye makeup during the day, but for special occasions, parties or an exciting date, I like to play my outfit up with a subtle...Read More →
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backstage beauty with mary kay

Backstage with Mary Kay at Tracy Reese. A youthful glow and soft shades of purple and pink were present at Tracy Reese Spring/Summer ’17. Here you can see the Mary Kay purple + pink smokey eye look at Tracy Reese. The Mary Kay makeup setup at Tracy Reese! Mary Kay makeup artist Luis, hard at...Read More →

best of beauty // allison’s picks

For those of you who missed the post a few weeks ago, my intern Allison rounded up some of her must-haves from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The article was well-received, so I’ve decided to start featuring her on here more often! In addition to having different style from mine, she’s got a young vibe and fresh perspective (oh,...Read More →
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best of beauty // new faves

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Product Spotlight on here, so I thought I’d do a quick little roundup of some fave new beauty and skincare products: I just started adding this face oil to my routine in the mornings, and have been loving the results so far. The oil has 15 SPF built in, so I’ve actually been...Read More →
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summer beauty edit

Since summer is officially here, I wanted to share a few products I’m loving right now and will be using all season long! From heat-ready makeup and products to keep your blonde hair bright between appointments, I’m rounding up all my summer favorites over on YouTube . Click here to check out the newest video, and subscribe to never...Read More →
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my everyday makeup routine

After several reader requests, I decided to film a little video on my SnapChat (username: merrittbeck) highlighting my everyday makeup routine! I just uploaded the video to my YouTube channel , so now there’s a permanent place for y’all to find it. Click here to watch it! If you ever have any requests for certain videos or tutorials, be sure to let...Read More →
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a “no makeup” makeup look for summer in five easy steps

Can you believe it’s already May? Summer’s here, and that means you need to swap out some of your skincare and beauty products for lighter and more sun-focused items. Here’s a super easy way to achieve that “no makeup” makeup look for when you are on the beach, by the pool, or just generally don’t...Read More →
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