My Best in Beauty 2015

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2015 was an interesting year for me in various ways. Professionally, it ended happily: I went from collecting unemployment to piecing together several part-time and freelance gigs to securing a full-time position in my field. Due to all this work-related effort, I didn’t blog as often as usual; and, since my primary work location moved from the Upper East Side to Brooklyn, my beauty shopping and sampling patterns were drastically altered. (My wallet is grateful, at least.)

That being said, here are my favorite things (and just a few complaints) about my beauty experiences of 2015:

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Passing Fancies, September 2015


This September is turning out to be busy, yet energizing in all sorts of weird ways.

Video: Finally starting to watch the final season of Mad Men (no spoilers!)

I recently whipped through The Girl on the Train. Thank you, C., for lending your copy to me!

“China: Through the Looking Glass” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on one of its final days. Mixed feelings about this one.

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Product Review: Kiko Milano Eyes Potion Perfecting Eye Contour

EYES POTION Perfecting Eye Serum
My friend Gaia (also known as “The Non-Blonde“) happens to be one of my favorite beauty-and-fragrance bloggers, and I take her makeup recommendations seriously. When she raved about Kiko Milano a few months ago, I took note. I recently made my first visit to a Kiko Milano boutique (they’ve been popping up in New Jersey malls, although they have yet to cross the Hudson River to Manhattan), and I purchased two items. Here’s one of them!

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Product Review: Nonie Creme/Colour Prevails Classic Lip Duo Lipstick/Gloss in Neutral Pink (02), with Swatch


Another Nonie Creme Colour Prevails review! I own the brand’s Classic Lip Duo (lipstick and lip gloss) in two shades, Vintage Rose (review here) and Neutral Pink. I think I’ll be using Vintage Rose even more often in the autumn; lately, however, Neutral Pink has been getting heavy rotation in and out of my bag.

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