Behind the Mirror of… Kara McNeil

Kara McNeil, Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Marc Jacobs Beauty Buyer

Behind the Mirror of…

Kara McNeil

Marc Jacobs Beauty Buyer

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Acceptance vs. Denial: Fall Favorites

Fall Beauty Favorites

For Noa,

Because she doesn’t have to live in denial…
So I am trying to live in acceptance!!!
 

Denial. Denial is a wonderful condition in which to live… not always, but sometimes. Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer. However, given the industry that I work in, directly after Labor Day weekend I am thrust (and not a good type of thrust) into New York Fashion Week. By the time all of this slows down and I have a second to accept that Summer is in fact over, reality hits me first. Hits me right up against the face when I look in the mirror. Everything I worked on over the last four months is fading fast. The color of my skin, the clear complexion, my natural highlights, my summer glow (if you will) is slowly but surely going to shit. Every morning. Right in front of my very own eyes. I wish I could live in denial.

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Amanda’s Absolutes 5

Amanda's Absolutes

For a little certainty,

Because nothing in life is a sure bet…
So here are my absolutes this week!!!
 

Remember that time I said I was starting a new series on the blog with product reviews… Blah Blah Blah

Things are a changing… although posting Amanda’s Absolutes once a week might have been a little over zealous… So, without further ado Volume Five…

Amanda’s Absolutes. Why? Just to remind you – because it is high time we got to know each other a little better. 

Statement of Purpose

no matter how good she looks someone somewhere is tired of her shitFor Me,

Because you probably didn’t see that coming…
So this is what I am doing for Labor Day!!!

I have been really into statement pieces as of late. And by as of late I mean within the last year. And by statement pieces I mean things that have an actual statement on them… I thought this new obsession was restricted to t-shirts, sweatshirts, a coffee mug maybe… and perhaps a bathing suit. That is about all I was expecting. So, you can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon these little treasures to express my thoughts and my love of all things beauty related.

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Amanda’s Absolutes 4

Amanda's Absolutes
For a little certainty,
Because nothing in life is a sure bet…
So here are my absolutes this week!!!
 
Remember that time I said I was starting a new series on the blog… Blah Blah Blah
Things are a changing… So, without further ado Volume Four…
 
Amanda’s Absolutes. Why? Just to remind you – because it is high time we got to know each other a little better. 

Celebrate Yourself Night in 15 Minutes

Celebrate Yourself Night

For You,

Because we all feel like Shawn Carter…
So Celebrate Yourself Night!!!

Everybody has days where they feel like Shawn Carter… Marcie knows it all too well, but do you know what I mean? Like when you know you’re on the brink of something great. It won’t be much longer before you aren’t Shawn from Bed-Stuy anymore, you’re going to be mother fuckin JAY-Z… Since it’s a “Hard Knock Life”, anytime you make it in this world or even come close to making it in this world you deserve to be celebrated. “Can I Get A…”

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Amanda’s Absolutes 3

Amanda's Absolutes
For a little certainty,
Because nothing in life is a sure bet…
So here are my absolutes this week!!!
 
Remember that time I said I was starting a new series on the blog with product reviews… Blah Blah Blah
Here’s still hoping for change, things are looking good so far… So, without further ado Volume Three…
 
Amanda’s Absolutes. Why? Just to remind you – because it is high time we got to know each other a little better. 

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