Category Archives: beauty

What Is Beauty?


Chaima photographed in Agadir, Morocco, October 2015.

Three years ago, photographer Sara Melotti. was working as a fashion photographer. It was around this time that she had a personal realization: “I realized the work I was producing was contributing to very unrealistic standards of beauty — killers of self-esteem — that made my friends and countless other women suffer.”  With this realization, Quest for Beauty was born. The collection, which includes photographs and interviews with women from around the world, sends a powerful message of self-love. A few of her enchanting photos if you’d like to see..

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beauty marks

Recently, I stumbled across a photo of me in my late teens and shuddered at the made up face staring back at me. I wish it didn’t take me so long to realize what every woman

who eventually comes into their own realizes – less is definitely moreMost days, nothing except moisturizer touches my skin but for the times when I am looking to brighten up my face,I like to keep my routine as simple as possible. The above products are my tried and true staples, in addition to the single product I’ll let in my hair as well as the only perfume I’ll ever wear.

5. Classic red polish, Chanel Les Vernis #475 Dragon 

What beauty products do you swear by? I’d love to hear!

xo N

*please note this is NOT a sponsored post,

 just products i love and wish to share 🙂

book love.

As an avid reader,
 I was more than excited to receive 
a number of books this holiday season.
Three of them, in particular,
not only satisfy two of my many passions
but make great coffee table books and
conversation pieces.

{100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, Taschn,
The Tattoo Chronicles, Kat Von D, and
Lauren Conrad Style}

Speaking of books, I’m 200 pages away
from finally finishing Anna Karenina
{there are close to 900 pages in total}.
What a brilliant piece of work.
I could say I haven’t finished it yet because I’ve been busy
but admittedly I’ve taken my time
because I just never want it to end.

xo N

{via google image}