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LORAC Mega Pro Swatches

LORAC Mega Pro Palette

The limited edition LORAC Mega Pro palette has been highly anticipated and it sold out on the LORAC website in a matter of hours. However it is still available here on Amazon.com as of the time of this writing. Given the incredible value of this palette, I don’t expect it to last there for very long. […]


Serenity + Scott Makeup Look

Serenity + Scott Makeup Look and Swatches

The biggest find for me at The Makeup Show Chicago were items from Serenity + Scott. This relatively new company puts out quality shadows and has some prepacked very attractive palettes.  Fellow blogger Jessika from Polish Insomniac and I went nuts over them and we bought identical palettes! We also had a chance to meet the […]


Maybelline The Nudes Swatches and Review

Maybelline The Nudes Shadow Set

There was as rumor awhile back that Maybelline was going to release some eyeshadow palettes, Maybelline The Nudes, The Brights, and the Smokes. Well, one of those has indeed popped up in a few stores, specifically in Harmon Discount stores and Bed Bath and Beyond stores with a Harmon section. I got the last one […]


Makeup Wars DIY Edition, How to Make Your Own Nail Polish

DIY Glitter Nail Polish

This week’s Makeup Wars is one I am pretty excited about. It is all do it yourself, aka DIY, beauty items! I had been meaning to write about my experiments with making nail polish, and this presented a great opportunity to do so. There are several ways you can make your own polish, ranging from super […]


Adopt a Shelter Dog Manicure


A group of beauty bloggers are highlighting nail art looks for National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. As someone who has adopted from a shelter and a pet blogger for Babble (a Disney website), I definitely was up for this! In fact, I also did a special photo slideshow for Babble on 17 Reasons to […]


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 […]


Sally Hansen I Heart My Nail Art With Fuzzy Coat Polish


My mission for this post was to go on a shopping trip to Walgreens, pick out some new Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat nail polish and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, and do some fun textured nail art for I Heart My Nail Art. Fuzzy Coat has multi-color glitter slices for a textured effect, while Xtreme Wear is […]


Makeup Wars, Summer Manicure and DIY Nail Glitter

  Summer manicures are something that I look forward to every year. For this Makeup Wars, I did two different ones. The first incorporates CND Vinylux in Tropix shown below. I have  been getting a week of wear from Vinylux every time that I wear it and I absolutely love it! You can see my […]


Makeup Wars Summer Eye Look

For this Makeup Wars, I did a summer eye look using my new Tarte Aqualilies  palette, a gorgeous collection waterproof makeup in neutral shades.  I still need to swatch and review it, so watch for that coming soon. I was headed out for an outdoor beer tasting festival and figured an eye look with some […]


Laura Mercier Mulberry Lip Stain Swatch and Review


Laura Mercer lip stain is a nice cross between a stain and a super tinted balm. The product has great pigment, but it doesn’t fee drying. The shade Mulberry is featured in the 2013 Laura Mercier Arabesque spring collection. Here is another look at it. Here is a swatch of Laura Mercier lip stain in […]

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