Monday, April 14, 2014

Grown Up Glitter

I love all things with sparkle or shine.  But as a woman in her 30's, I also understand that wearing full on glitter and shine is not always appropriate for all situations.  I was so happy to discover the Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity collection - beautiful products that bridge the gap between full on glitter and barely any shine.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Urban Decay Electric Palette

I am a big fan of Urban Decay.  The Naked Collection continues to be my go to palettes for bridal makeup, and their eye liners are my favorites.  With the roll out of the new Electric Palette, a collection of ultra bright and pigmented colors, UD has rounded out my collection to really create any type of eye look imaginable.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Teen Makeup Lessons


I have been obsessed with makeup since I was a teenager, if not before.  I have written before of being influenced by my mom and grandmothers lipstick, and still to this day that inspiration stays with me and drives my passion.  The teen years were very influential to me when it came to makeup.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Ipsy Glam Bag

My love for monthly beauty subscriptions is well documented on the blog.  From colorful summer looks to Beyonce Inspired looks, Ipsy always manages to inspire me with their monthly offering.  This month was no exception, as the four products plus incredibly cute travel bag were so user friendly.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

How to Use Blush to Banish Under Eye Cirles

Last night my puppy was sick, so I was up all night long taking him outside and giving him extra love.  He is doing great today, but I am now suffering from dark dark under eye circles and a general very tired appearance.  Thankfully, I have a fantastic makeup trick to help awaken my look using minimal makeup in a quick amount of time.  My secret - using a gel blush to counteract dark circles!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Makeup Products I Regret Buying

As carefully as I research and test out products before I buy them, there are time when I strike out with a purchase.  Often it is because I buy a product with a lot of social media hype without testing it out first.  And then there are times I must be in a hypnotic trance because of either color or packaging or even skipped my coffee that morning.  Here are some products I regret buying because of either performance, cost, or poor color selection.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Skin Care Basics - Part 2

Hopefully you picked up some tips from my last post about where to start your skin care product search.  Today, I want to talk about products I use for my personal skin care as well as products I use when taking care of my clients.  Let's start with products I use when doing a client makeup application.