The Beauty Brief (& 100th Post!)


I’m excited to introduce a new series today…welcome to the first-ever edition of the Beauty Brief! Think of it as the beauty version of the President’s Daily Brief, except not top secret (and not daily). I’ll be reviewing new products as well as raving about some of my longtime favorites. So without further ado, let’s get to the good stuff!

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If you ask me, Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray is indisputably the best hairspray ever created. It’s also probably my favorite hair product of all time. While its more famous cousin Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray gets most of the glory, this lesser-known product remains the unsung hero of the hairspray world. It somehow transforms my fine strands into thick, lustrous, bombshell-level hair, all while keeping my hair soft and totally brushable. In fact, brushing this through your hair after spraying it on from roots to ends only seems to strengthen its power. It just sort of settles into your tresses and magically imparts them with incredible body. Go try it and thank me later!

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I am deeply regretful that we don’t yet have the technology to smell things through a computer screen, because GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment smells absolutely amazing–like beachy, coconut-infused paradise. In the depths of winter, this is the perfect way to restore your dry skin’s faith in humanity. Let it sit on your face for 10-20 minutes and then rinse off; you’ll be left with soft, smooth, intensely moisturized skin. Alternatively, leave it on overnight for even deeper hydration.

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I hunted for bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Buttercream Lip Gloss in stores for several weeks before realizing it was an Ulta exclusive! Made with shea, avocado and murumuru butters, this gloss feels just as good as it looks; it’s creamy, not sticky, and it stays on for hours. My favorite shade is Cha-Ching Cherry, a deep, sexy red.

In other news, today marks our 100th post on South by Northwest! If this were a TV show, we could go into syndication and get rich…but alas, we are a humble blog, so we will just keep posting instead (at least until someone buys the rights to our lives and offers us a TV deal…kidding, kidding)! Thank you so much to all of you who’ve been reading along throughout the past five months. It’s been a blast getting to know you guys—you’re the chocolate to our peanut butter, the surf to our turf, the dip to our chips…ok, so these are all food-related. That’s just how we do.

Blogging wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without you lovely people. So whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or this is the very first time you’re stopping by (hello!), we want to say thank you for all your love, support and sweet comments. You guys rock!

Here's to the next 100!

Here’s to the next 100!


♥ Mil & Jules

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