They’re Real!

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Just a quick little ode to my new favorite mascara: Benefit They’re Real.

If I had to pick one beauty product I couldn’t live without, it would be mascara. I rarely leave home with bare lashes, and usually have a mascara somewhere in my bag in case of emergencies. I probably have 12 different kinds at home in my drawer, but They’re Real has quickly become my go-to since trying it for the first time last month. Obsessed.

And, just in case you were thinking I suddenly became a one-trick/one-mascara pony, fear not. I still start my regimen with Dior’s Maximizer, follow it up with a coat of They’re Real, and then top everything off with a few swipes of Chanel’s Inimitable Intense.

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Diorific Vernis in Marilyn

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My New Year’s Resolution to stop biting my nails is going alright… but instead of biting my nails, I’ve become mildly obsessed with peeling off my nail polish. Maybe that can be my February Resolution (yes, they exist. I just invented them.) Until I get bad nail habit #2 under control, I’ve been giving myself lots of manicures. And by “lots” I mean “daily”. Friday was Essie’s Sure Thing (my favorite go-to this winter), Saturday I threw back to Essie’s Chinchilly (a great neutral) and for Sunday I cracked open my newest polish acquisition — Dior Vernis in Marilyn from their recent holiday collection. Not only is it the perfect winter red, it comes in the cutest little vintage-looking bottle. Even though it’s the newest member of my nail polish collection of 50(+!), I think it’ll become a fast favorite. (And excuse my dry hands in the photo above! Winter has really reared its head in New York these days and the poor hands are suffering.)