Hey everyone!!! Its almost time for Halloween!!! If you are like me, then you usually plan your costume super last minute and don’t have a ton of time to get things done. In my next few post, I want to share with you some very do-able halloween makeup ideas! All of these looks can be … More Easy Pirate Halloween Makeup!
Hey guys! I just got back from as lovely trip to Wisconsin for my Husband’s cousin’s wedding 🙂 We flew and only took one bag between the two of us, so space was a little limited but that is fine. I thought I would share with you what I brought with me, and what I … More What’s in my travel makeup bag!
Hey friends! Time for another requested makeup look. This look was requested by the sweet April (or Puri!) from Blushing Biddies who authors a great cruelty free blog. She requested to see an eye look based on autumn colors, like the changing colors of leaves. I wanted to incorporate the green leaves of summer transitioning into … More Request: Autumn Leaves Makeup
Hey friends! Today’s post is all about another bold and bright palette from Sugarpill-the Heart Breaker Palette. I bought this palette from Sugarpill’s website. The following introductory text is copied from my previous post about the Burning Heart Palette since the same information applies to both palettes (price, palette layout, etc.) Price: $34 Amount of Product: 4 eye shadows … More Review, Swatches, and Eye Look: Sugarpill Heart Breaker Palette
Hey everyone! I’m very excited to bring you today’s post since this is a product from a brand that’s been on my wishlist for ages. Today I’ll be sharing with you the Burning Heart Palette. Here is my post on the Heart Breaker Palette. I bought this palette from the Sugarpill website. Price: $34 Amount of Product: 4 eye … More Review, Swatches, and Eye Look: Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette
Hey Everyone! I have recently been seriously considering getting the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette…But now I don’t think I will and you will see why! I had my friend Lindsey who owns the Naked Basics 2 swatch it and send me her photo so you can see the comparison. Now, I don’t think … More Naked Basics 2 Dupe???
Hey everyone! I have a review to share with you today on a facial cleanser. I had been using Philosophy’s Purity for a very long time, and I’ve finally run out. It was one thing I considered to be worth the splurge because as time has gone on, I’ve realized how important it is to thoroughly remove … More Review: Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel
Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having a fantastic day. I have another requested look for you today, and it comes from Lauren from LuceLuxeLifestyle. She requested a makeup look using black lipstick. The great thing about black lipstick is that you can get away with pretty much ANY eye look you can think of. Black literally … More Request: Makeup Look with Black Lipstick
Hi everyone! Here is another Mani Monday post for you! I swear I go in phases where I am really into painting my nails and then I won’t paint them for like six months. This time around I decided to use this Essie polish that I found at TJMaxx for $4.99. Why spend 8 bucks … More Mani Monday!
Hey everyone! I am on the never ending quest of finding the perfect foundation and along the way, I picked up this new foundation from Bare Minerals. My color is 03, bare linen. When I went to Sephora to get matched for this, the girl who did it just by looking said that I didn’t … More Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation Review!
Hey loves! Today’s request comes from my very own sister, Amanda! Amanda requested a look featuring gold eyes and red lips. I was quite happy to do this look-red and gold are such a perfect, beautiful color combination. Product details below! Enjoy 🙂 Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation in Ivory Maybelline Instant Age … More Request: Gold Eyes and Red Lips
Hey guys! I recently purchased a beautiful new nail polish from Zoya in the shade India. This shade is part of their Entice and Ignite Fall 2014 Collection, and I found it at Ulta. India is a gorgeous glittery burgundy wine shade. Depending on the light source I see deep purple tones and even some … More Zoya: India
Hey everyone! I might be a little behind on the new Maybelline collections but I wanted to share this with you anyway! This polish has quickly become one of my absolute favorites and I’ve gotten so many compliments when I wear it. This is Day Glow Teal from the Maybelline Bleached Neons collection. The top … More Mani Monday!
Hey everyone! Today I’m featuring a request from the beautiful Maria who blogs over at Cat Eyes Red Lips. Definitely go check out her out. Her blog is fabulous-reviews, fashion, perfect makeup looks, and much more! Maria said she would love to see some makeup looks for school. When I think of makeup for school, I … More Request-Makeup for School
Hey everyone! I’ve got a lovely palette to share with you today, and it’s the Kat Von D Chrysalis Eyeshadow Palette. This palette features beautiful grays, blues, and purples and is mostly cool toned. This palette costs $46. I’m a lucky girl and got it for $35 since my sister has a friend who works at Sephora … More Review, Swatches, and Makeup Look: Kat Von D Chrysalis Palette
Hey everyone! I thought if would share with you all my face of the day! I didn’t have to work super early today so I had a little extra time for my makeup. Somehow I forgot a picture of it but to start, I used my trusty Cover FX primer. I then used my Tarte … More FOTD!
Hey friends! Today I wanted to share a review with you. The product I’ll be discussing is the ever-famous Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, and I have the shade Medium Brown. Price: $18.00 Amount of Product: Net weight is 4 grams/0.14 ounces Animal Testing: Anastasia Beverly Hills is a cruelty free brand I also purchased Anastasia’s #12 brush which … More Review and Swatches: Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown
Hey friends! In one of my recent posts I was chatting through comments with the lovely Pascha from The Posh Blog. I used a loose glitter in that post, and Pascha had asked if I could put something together going through how I use loose shadows and glitters. I was happy to do so! I don’t … More How to Use Loose Eye Shadows and Glitters
Hey friends! Welcome to another Music Inspired Makeup post. The others can be found here. Today’s look was inspired by Muse’s Starlight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgum6OT_VH8 My inspiration for this look was taken from the song title. I’ve been wanting to use some loose glitter for ages and when I heard Starlight, it made me think of stars … More Music Inspired Makeup: Starlight by Muse
Hey friends! Welcome to my first Music Inspired Makeup post. The details of the original idea behind this series can be found here Today’s look was inspired by the song Silver Lining by Rilo Kiley. I used the title of this song for my inspiration today. It’s very literal-Silver Lining=silver eyeliner! I remembered I had a silver … More Music Inspired Makeup: Silver Lining By Rilo Kiley
Hey friends! I was recently tagged by the lovely Lauren from LuceLuxeLifestyle to complete the Five Product Face Tag. Her tag can be found here. This tag asks you to pick the five products you would choose as travel essentials or essentials to create your every day face. Most of my essentials actually fall into a category of product … More Five Product Face Tag
Hey guys! Yesterday I posted some swatches of my two elf Baked Eye Shadows, and I got a few requests/comments about creating a look with these shades. I love these colors and hadn’t worn them in a while so this was perfect timing. I used these shades (Toasted and Burn Plum) dry over the Milani Eye … More Eye Look: Burnt Plum and Toasted
Hey guys! I have a quick post for you today to share some swatches of the two elf Baked Eye Shadows that I own. I have the shades Toasted and Burnt Plum. Price: $3.00 Size: 0.12 ounces or 3.5 grams Animal Testing: elf is a cruelty free brand Both shades are metallic/shimmery, and these two in particular … More elf Baked Eye Shadows in Toasted and Burnt Plum: Review and Swatches
Hey friends! As many makeup lovers know, it isn’t hard to accumulate makeup products. In fact, it isn’t hard to accumulate far too many makeup products! I’ve recently gone through my stash and cleaned up bunches of stuff to send to my sister, but even with that, I’ve still got a solid amount of makeup. That … More A New Series
Hey friends! I was contacted a while back by a sweet lady named Dani (whose blog can be found here) who works in business development for the brand Motives Cosmetics. She asked me if I was interested in trying a few things from the line-no commitments, just to try things out and share on this blog. … More Motives Cosmetics: Review and Swatches
Today’s post is all about the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Palette which I picked up from Sephora. Price: $36 Amount of Product: 3 x .07 ounces and 6 x .03 ounces Animal Testing: Too Faced is cruelty free There are nine shades in this palette which includes three matte shades and six shimmery/glittery shades. The packaging is their newer … More Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Palette: Review, Swatches, and Eye Look
Hey friends! I’d like to welcome you to a very special post. Today’s post is part of a collaboration between numerous fabulous bloggers and as you can tell from the title, the posts feature makeup looks through the ages! We’ve got the 1920’s through the 2000’s with a couple other categories including Egyptian, Present … More Makeup Through the Ages Collaboration: The 1980’s
Today I thought I would share with you my face of the day! The focus of this look is this awesome shimmery teal/green eyeliner I got from BH Cosmetics. I got it when it was on hautelook a while back so it was even cheaper than normal! Since I went with sparkly green eyeliner, I … More FOTD!
Hey friends! I have another Milani Baked Blush to share with you today, and the shade is Rose D’Oro. I have written two other posts about Milani’s Baked Blushes which can be found here and here. Price: $7-$8 depending on where you purchase them Amount of Product: 0.12 ounces or 3.5 grams Animal Testing: Milani is cruelty free I don’t … More Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro: Review and Swatches
I always like to check out the clearance section at my location Walgreens, and last time I was there I found these little gems. They were marked $3.49 but were on extra clearance for $2.00! Normally these little sets are around 7 or 8 dollars so I was glad to find these for so cheap. … More Fake Nails!!
I have been waiting for AGES to do this post! Between working, a lack of sun, and other questionable timing, I hadn’t had a chance to try out these beautiful macaron inspired lipsticks from NYX. Guys, I’ve been very patient waiting to try these out until I was able to take pictures first 😉 Price: $6.00 … More NYX Macaron Lippies: Review and Swatches
Hey friends! Today’s post is a first for me…this will be my first attempt at a tutorial! And of course I pick one of the things I’ve always had the most trouble with….winged eyeliner. And because my eyes are hooded/partially hooded, it makes the process even more challenging. For those who may not know, a … More Tutorial: Winged Eyeliner for Hooded Eyes
I had the day off today, which meant I had more than my usual sleepy half an hour to get ready. So I thought I would play a little more than usual, but nothing too crazy 😉 I tried to take all the photos by natural light, but I forgot to take the photo of … More Amanda’s Face of the Day
Hi everyone! I thought I’d write a quick post to share with you my eye look for today since I haven’t shared one in a while! This look uses only one palette which is the Wet n Wild Desert Festival palette from the Fergie Collection. The only eye shadow I used that wasn’t in this palette … More Wet n Wild Desert Festival Eye Look
*This blush formula has been discontinued and replaced with NYX’s HD Blushes Today’s posts features NYX’s powder blush in the shade Cinnamon which is described by NYX as a matte, bright orange. Price: Around $5 depending on the store Amount of Product: 0.14 ounces Animal Testing: NYX is cruelty free I have one other NYX blush, and I really … More NYX Blush in Cinnamon: Review and Swatches
Hello all! I thought I would share with you all the products I like to slather all over my face. 🙂 A little background on my skin type: very dry, very acne prone skin. I’ve had issues with acne since I was a teenager and even now, I’m 24 and I still have some issues. … More Amanda’s Skin Care Routine
Hello friends! Today’s post features swatches of the Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust in the shade Kiwi Rose which is an amazing, iridescent lime green/white color. It looks simple and white in the pot, but in different angles in the light, this takes on a beautiful lime green color with iridescence. I tried to capture it in … More Jesse’s Girl Pure Pigment Eye Dust in Kiwi Rose: Review and Swatches
Hey guys! I’ve got some eye shadow swatches for you today coming from Physician’s Formula. Product: Physician’s Formula Matte Collection Quad in Classic Nudes Price: $7.99 Amount of Product: 0.22 ounces Animal Testing: Physician’s Formula is cruelty free Everyone talks about how difficult it is to find matte eye shadows at the drugstore so when I saw these neutral, … More Physician’s Formula Matte Collection Quad Eye Shadows in Classic Nudes: Review and Swatches
Seeing as it is the final day of LOTD March, I thought I would show you what I wore on my lips today. I’ve had this color for a while and I think I got it on clearance at Walgreens for like $3, which is great. I think normally they are around $7 or $8. … More End of March LOTD
Today’s eye look has a very specific and goofy name-trout eyes. I have had the Covergirl quad in the color Tropical Fusion for a very long time. These are probably the first bright eye shadow colors I ever purchased. When I got this, I was very new to makeup, but I decided it would be … More Rainbow Trout Eyes!
*These products have been repackaged and reformulated. Greetings lovely ones! I recently picked up one of Wet n Wild’s Color Icon Blushes and realized with that purchase, I am now the owner of all four of their blushes. (The originals in the black, rectangular packaging.) The four colors include Mellow Wine (a deep coral), Berry Shimmer (deep … More Wet n Wild Color Icon Blushes: Review and Swatches
Hey everyone! Just thought I’d share my makeup of the day with you. It’s a black and white eye featuring a lovely Wet n Wild glitter! Products listed below! Milani Eye Shadow Primer all over eye area NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk blended out thinly all over lid Any white eye shadow over … More Black and White Glittery Eye
For someone who pretty much only ever wears chap stick this one is a bit of a stretch for me. For my first lotd I chose Jordana Twist and Shine in sweet pink. The tube, even in person, looks more mauve than pink but as soon as you put it on your lips it is … More Amanda’s LOTD
Hey everyone. I have a review and swatches today for two lipsticks from the limited edition Legacy Collection from Revlon. This collection of five lipsticks features shades from Revlon’s past that were voted on by the public as shades they’d like to see come back for an encore. I chose these shades because they looked different … More Revlon Legacy Collection Lipsticks in Sandstorm (LE) and Icy Violet (LE): Review and Swatches
Hey guys! I’ve got a question for you all, and I’m curious to hear your answers and stories because I know these issues are different for us all. This question came to my mind because in a few of my posts, I’ve put up pictures of my face. This is ironic for me because I … More A Curious Question for You All
Since I posted swatches of the BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic palette yesterday, and my sister made a comment on my last eye look that I should do a blue eye look next, I figured it was the perfect time to do so since this palette has multiple awesome blue shades! Other than the Galaxy Chic … More Galaxy Chic Blue Eye Look
Today I wanted to share with you a review and some swatches of the BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette. Product: BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette Price: Varies-BH Cosmetics states the original price is $20 but there are almost always sales on their website Amount of Product: Total Weight 1.27 ounces Animal Testing: BH Cosmetics is cruelty free … More BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette: Review and Swatches
Hello everyone! Tis this blogger’s little sister, Amanda! Christina has done a much better job of maintaining this blog and I am so glad she took it over 🙂 I thought as my first post I would do a little “about me” and do the TMI Tag. 1. What are you wearing? Earlier I was wearing … More Guest Post!
*Product Discontinued Today’s post is a review on the new Milani Lip Intense Liquid Colors. Price: $6.49 each Colors: Red Extreme (true red) and Pink Rave (hot pink) Amount of Product: 0.20 fluid ounces or 6 mL Animal Testing: Milani is a cruelty free brand These lip products go on so nicely! The formula feels light, comfortable, and creamy, … More Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color in Red Extreme and Pink Rave: Review and Swatches
A matte baked blush from Milani? Yes, please! I am going to share with you some thoughts on one of Milani’s new baked blushes. I purchased the shade Delizioso Pink. The other new matte shade is called Bella Rosa which is a deeper rasberry pink. Price: Around $8 at drugstores Color: Delizioso Pink (described by Milani as a matte … More Milani Baked Blush in Delizioso Pink: Review and Swatches