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Makeup Wars: Favorite Cruelty Free Cosmetics


  This week Makeup Wars looks at cruelty free cosmetics. These items are not tested on animals, nor are they sold in countries that do animal testing. Here are my three favorite cruelty free brands across three price points, affordable, medium, and medium-high. (1) NYX NYX is my favorite affordable cruelty free brand. The products […]


Urban Decay Holiday 2013


Are you ready for the 2013 Urban Decay Holiday Collection? I am! The press releases for this just showed up, so I am grabbing some photos and info from them. Here is the Holiday lineup from Urban Decay. Urban Decay Face Cases There are two gorgeous limited edition face cases with enough product to do […]


NYX Parallel World Box Smoky Eye Look


One of the best deals I got recently came from my impulse purchase of the NYX Parallel World Box. This limited edition box has products to create looks inspired by The Mortal Instruments. It includes instructions to create an innocent day look inspired by Clary or a smoky eye night look inspired by Isabel. Right […]


MAC Pro Longwear 2013


New for fall 2013 is the MAC Pro Longwear collection of paint pots and eye liners. I adore MAC paint pots both as all over eye color and to use as a liner. If you like cream eyeshadows you owe it to yourself to check out the paint pots. The Pro Longwear 2013 collection will […]


Beauty on a Budget, Top 10 Items Under $10


This Top Ten Tuesday focuses on the best beauty products for under $10.  I grabbed some of my indie and drugstore favorites, did a look, and also wrote up a few details for you. Below is a look I did using most of the  products in the collage. I put an asterisk by those that […]


MAC Indulge Fall Collection 2013


MAC Cosmetics Indulge fall collection has nice mix of the typical shades for fall, with some deep purples, golds and  neutral hues. If you are jumping on the antique gold trend for fall, there are several items in the Indulge collection that will appeal to you. Personally, I am most interested in the purple nail […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Gold Trend For Fall


Antique gold is the hot trend in makeup colors for this fall. Here are ten great products to help you get the look. Some of these are plain gold, which substitutes quite well or can be used in conjunction with antique gold shadows. Pictured are: Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette, in the Nude: I love this […]


Makeup Wars Color Wars Blue

Color Wars

This time around for Makeup Wars we are all looking at different colors. I took blue, which is interesting because blue is a color that I adore looking at, and I keep buying blue eye shadow pigments, but it doesn’t always actually look good on me. I have to use it in small doses. I […]


Top Ten Cream Cosmetics


  What are beauty bloggers’ the favorite cream cosmetics? Find out in this Tuesday Top Ten! Here are my top ten cream cosmetics. These are in no particular order. I love them all equally! Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Eye Shadow: this really does wear and wear. Make Up for Ever Aqua Cream: Absolutely […]


6 Purple Eyeshadow Palettes


Love purple? Here are 6 top eyeshadow palettes devoted to the shade! Each one of these brands is known for producing high quality, super pigmented shadow. So you can’t go wrong with any of them. Pictured are: Bobbi Brown ‘Lilac Rose’ Eye Palette NARS Duo Eyeshadow – Eurydice Dior ‘Purple Revolution’ Eyeshadow Palette Bare Escentuals […]

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