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Urban Decay Naked Skin Swatches and Review

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Urban Decay has a new foundation out for fall, Naked Skin. I got a sample packet of four shades in one of my Sephora orders. I had forgotten that I had it and then came across it right after another blogger recommended it to me (Thanks Phyrra!). So I was excited to try it! Urban [...]

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Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette In The Heat Swatches, Review,and Video

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The Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette – In The Heat disappointed me a bit. The shades are very pretty in it, but the pigment is not great. I wore it OK using another eye shadow as a base shade and adding some shimmer from the In The Heat Palette on top, but when I swatched it [...]

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Makeup Wars Most Expensive Face Challenge

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    This time around, the Makeup Wars bloggers are putting on our most expensive faces! This one surprised me. I don’t necessarily collect a ton of luxury items, and many of the things I used are more mid-range, yet my total came up to a rather shocking amount that is revealed at the end [...]

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Sephora Izak Baked Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review, and Video

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The Sephora Izak Baked Eyeshadow Palette is a good value baked shadow selection of 8 shimmery shades in an attractive case. I swatched this one at the same time as the Sephora Baked Moonshadow Palette, In the Heat (watch for upcoming review of that next week),  and I much prefer this palette. The Moonshadow palette [...]

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Summer Beauty Do’s and Dont’s

The summer sun is out and the sky is clear. Who doesn’t want to leave her house looking perfectly polished? This is especially true during the summer months when fashions are more revealing and more skin is exposed. Here are a few tips about what to do and what not to do in order to [...]

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5 School-Friendly Makeup Do’s

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As you get ready to head back to school, you may be wondering what the appropriate amount of makeup is to wear to class. While it is important that girls do not wear too much makeup to school, applying a little can give just the right boost of confidence and make you feel better about [...]

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On Now! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

  It is here! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale always rocks in terms of special exclusives and great prices. Just about every beauty brand has a special going on, some with exclusive items (MAC in particular has some really neat exclusives for the Nordstrom sale), others with cool free gifts with purchase. It also is a [...]

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Makeup Looks for Summer Festivals and Parties

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Summertime has come again and that means fun in the sun. It’s time for parties and summer festivals–whether at the beach, a pool party, or a backyard barbeque. Planning your look for these events is easy with the right tools, proper makeup, and advice. Waterproof Makeup Waterproof makeup is essential for summer events that take [...]

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MAC Hey Sailor Swatches

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The MAC Hey Sailor collection offers nautical themed bright shades which MAC seems to like to put out in summer collections. It is a good sized collection with something for everyone. Below are swatches of some of the items in the collection. The three eye shadow swatches below are the shades Feeling Fresh, Nautical Navy, [...]

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MAC Beth Ditto Collection Swatches

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The MAC Beth Ditto Collection offers a number of items, but the primary focus items for me were the shade and smoke shadow/liners with two shades on each liner and pro longwear lipcreme. The shade and smoke shadow/liners offer duos of a thick liner and a powdery, high pigment shadow. I like the colors, but [...]

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