This Palette is No Tease

This Palette is No Tease | Re-Mix-Her
This Palette is No Tease | Re-Mix-Her

With summer wedding season just around the corner, we beauty junkies are always on the hunt for a complete eyeshadow palette that can tide us over during our travels. Meet the small but mighty Tartelette Tease palette. This little set contains two shimmers and four mattes, all in quite neutral shades. I'm surprised by how often I reach for this palette when I'm getting ready in the mornings; I have a stash of many palettes with a lot more shadow options in them, but I think part of the genius of this palette is its highly edited shadow shades. 

The palette itself is only $21, and the quality of the eyeshadows is top-notch and matches that of the original Tartelette palettes (you can find my review of those here). You have everything you need to complete an eye look: a crease shade, a deeper shade for the outer corner, a few shimmery options, and two highlight shades. This palette might be called a tease, but it's no joke: It's a must-have!

Disappointing Beauty Products

Not all beauty products are created equal. Items work well for some while performing poorly for others. For the most part, I try to focus my features and reviews both on my blog and on my YouTube channel on the positive side . . . but sometimes negative reviews are the most helpful. I've collected a few products recently that just didn't perform the way I wanted them to, and I hope you find the video useful! (You can watch my first disappointing products video here and subscribe to my YouTube channel here.)

Gel without the Fuss

Gel without the Fuss | Re-Mix-Her

I've never been one to spend serious money on having my nails done. (I think I've had a manicure all of four times in my whole life.) I enjoy the process of doing it at home. I love the look of gel nails—the shine and the vibrancy—but I don't think I'd like the price tag or the damage they'd do to my natural nails. Meet the solution: Essie's Gel Setter.

This top coat mimics the look of gel nails without shelling out the extra cash or making your fingernails pay for it in the end. I layered it last weekend over Jelly Apple by Essie and was so impressed by the result. Not only did it prolong the polish, but it made my nails look shiny unlike any other top coat I've tried. It truly does look like gel nails—but without the fuss and the mess. Score!

Structured Versus Relaxed

Structured Versus Relaxed | Re-Mix-Her
Structured Versus Relaxed | Re-Mix-Her
Structured Versus Relaxed | Re-Mix-Her
Structured Versus Relaxed | Re-Mix-Her
Structured Versus Relaxed | Re-Mix-Her
Structured Versus Relaxed | Re-Mix-Her
Structured Versus Relaxed | Re-Mix-Her
Structured Versus Relaxed | Re-Mix-Her
Structured Versus Relaxed | Re-Mix-Her
Structured Versus Relaxed | Re-Mix-Her

Romper: Peter Som for Kohl's (old) | Kimono: Target (old) | Sandals: Tahari via TJ Maxx | Bag: Unknown | Rings: Macy's, LC Lauren Conrad, Forever 21 | Earrings: Target

Welcome back from the weekend! How was yours? Mine was jam-packed full of activities (as per usual, it seems, for weekends so far in 2016): catching a showing of The Phantom of the Opera, a concert, a movie, catching up on a little work, shopping (I bought this dress in red for a few upcoming summer weddings—and it was $10 in stores), dancing, grabbing lunch with friends. Needless to say, the weekends lately have ended up being just as busy as the weekdays . . . although that's not necessarily a bad thing.

My roommate borrowed this kimono wrap for a concert over the weekend, and I forgot just how good it is, especially with the fringe. I love pairing it with this romper, which is more structured in contrast with the relaxed feel of the kimono. The juxtaposition works well.

Mesh and Snakeskin

Mesh and Snakeskin | Re-Mix-Her
Mesh and Snakeskin | Re-Mix-Her
Mesh and Snakeskin | Re-Mix-Her
Mesh and Snakeskin | Re-Mix-Her
Mesh and Snakeskin | Re-Mix-Her
Mesh and Snakeskin | Re-Mix-Her
Mesh and Snakeskin | Re-Mix-Her
Mesh and Snakeskin | Re-Mix-Her

Top: Banana Republic | Jeans: Elle | Heels: H&M | Bag: DVF | Cuff: Banana Republic | Lips: Mac's Creme Cup

Hello, Friday! I'm celebrating the end of the work week with a new pair of chunky heeled sandals. I picked these up last weekend at H&M after spotting them in the store and realizing after I stopped in a few other stores I couldn't stop thinking about them. I love this style of sandals; they're both comfortable and flattering. (Here's a similar white pair.) They're perfect for a casual weekend brunch and a stroll downtown through the beautiful blooming trees.