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Review: Mikasa Beauty

Happy spring! I know I said that spring had sprung last week, but if I’m being honest with myself, 55 degrees and sunny isn’t really springtime. But this week, the sun is shining and it’s warm enough to wear shorts! And, I only have two and a half more weeks of class before summer! Okay, on to today’s post.

A few weeks ago, Mikasa Beauty reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in trying their products. Mikasa is based in Vancouver and offers makeup brushes, lashes, hair products and makeup. I was given the opportunity to try their products at a discount (as always, head to my Disclaimer for more info on this!). Click through to see whether I think it was worth it!

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Spring Favorites // 2017

It might be May – which is crazy to me in and of itself – but spring doesn’t arrive until later here in Chicago. But now that it’s consistently been 50° or warmer, I’m going to call it: spring has sprung! I’ve been looking forward to tank tops, dresses and sandals for the past six months (not an exaggeration), so I rounded up some pieces for this edition of spring favorites. Check out my spring favorites below!

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Everything You Need to Know About Microblading

I have mentioned it before: my natural eyebrows are pretty sad. They don’t quite fit the arch aesthetic of 2017. So each morning, I spend 20 minutes outlining and filling in my eyebrows with three separate products—a pencil, a pomade and a gel. And that makeup doesn’t come cheap. Each product costs around $20 and needs to be replaced four times per year. I’ll do the math for you: I spend $240 every single year for the two hairy things that sit above my eyes.

Despite the toll my arch addiction takes on my wallet, I don’t think I’ll be sporting the pencil-thin brows of the 2000s anytime soon. So I set out to do some research on other options. I settled on castor oil (post coming soon), but my dream is the procedure I’m talking about today: microblading.


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