Confession: I keep a beauty diary. Well, really it’s a combination of a set of lists,  a calendar, and a group of photos – all intended to capture my beauty activities and goals. This system keeps me on track for maintenance of all things hair, makeup, nails, products, grooming, and beauty blogging. Why on earth am I telling you this? Because if you’re a beauty nerd like me or simply a woman looking to stay a bit organized and on top of her game, then this system could help you, too.


As someone who has struggled with acne for nearly 20 years, I’m no stranger to aggressively concealing my flaws on a daily basis. Concealer can be my absolute best friend most days, but if not done right, it can also be my own worst enemy. I’ve made plenty of mistakes throughout the years as I learned how to master this ever-challenging cosmetic item, and I’ve seen other women make them too. So today, I’m sharing a few of my concealer secrets in case they might help you!


Given our current life is nomadic, I was looking for makeup that travels well from a size perspective and applies well from a coverage perspective. I found it with Stowaway Cosmetics. This is not a sponsored post. I bought these items myself out of curiosity and necessity, and I am so happy I spent $75 on these 7 pieces. They all fit in a small makeup bag, are versatile and highly pigmented, and I’m thrilled to know I’ll use up every bit of this right-sized makeup. For all you women on the go, listen up!


I am truly excited to write a product review of Laxmi luxury skincare today. Why? Because it’s saving the world – and our skin. In this post, I’m going to skip straight to the punchline: I could not think of a better way to spend my money – and nor could you, dear reader. Give a woman work by buying this product. The universe will reward you with great skin. Now you decide if you want to read more…


How about we take a break from all this Mexico-mania I’ve been posting to go on a round up of all my best beauty tutorials here on Belle Meets World today?! That’s right, it’s time to step up your beauty game, so I’ve pulled together Belle’s best lessons in one place. You’ll find tutorials on dark lipstick application, mastering the smokey eye, properly-applied bronzer, perfectly-groomed eyebrows, faking a short bob, using one lipstick to makeup your whole face, and even my best skincare recommendations. Read on!


So this is an embarrassing topic, but we are going there today because it’s something we women face as we get older. If we don’t talk about it, how are we going to know how to deal with it?! A good friend recently took a few photographs of me and my fiance and because I am my own worst critic, all I could focus on in these amazing shots was a patch of thinning hair above my right temple where my part begins. “WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!?!,” I screamed when I first saw the picture. I immediately sprang into action to learn what I could and then do something about it.