22nd Apr

How I wash my makeup brushes and beautyblender

I  don’t know how many brushes I have. I haven’t counted in a while but I can tell you it’s somewhere between 1 and 100. I use every single one of them though and the only time I wish I had less of them is when it’s time to clean them. I also like using […]

19th Apr

Festival Beauty Must Haves

If I were to ever win an exorbitant amount of money, beyond the practical things I’d pay for like student loans, I’d spend a year going to every music festival I could! I’ve been to Electric Daisy Carnival, Lollapalooza and of course Des Moines’ own 80-35. But I want more! I’d go to Bonaroo, Electric Forest, TomorrowWorld, […]

16th Apr

At Home Spa Day

Shown above, clockwise: Spacegirl, Fluffy Egg, Mr. Duckie, Butterball It’s the middle of the week, and if you’re like me, you’re super busy at work, you have a thousand things bouncing around your brain, the weekend seems a thousand miles a way and you are so over this weather, it’s not even funny. You know what […]

15th Apr

Rosy Eyes

When I saw the beautiful wine-toned lids at BCBG Max Azria at NYFW Fall 2014, I knew I had to get this look into my life! More particularly, onto my eyeballs. If you have green, blue, or grayish-green eyes like mine (I call them “dirty green”), a burgundy color is like kryptonite. I used my trusty […]

14th Apr

Festival Look with Urban Decay Electric Palette

It is as though the Urban Decay gods convened to create a majestical festival-ready palette just for me! If you know me well, or even just a little, you probably know that I love music festivals about as much as I love makeup! One of my favorite parts of the festival experience is creating colorful, avant garde […]

11th Apr

Color Correction

I know you’ve seen those easter egg colored concealers and primers and thought to yourself, what the HAIL am I supposed to do with that? Well, we’re going to kick it with the color wheel here and talk about neutralization! When 2 colors opposite on the color wheel are placed on top of one another, […]

10th Apr

Because I’m Happy!

Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth Because I’m happy Clap along if you know what happiness is to you Because I’m happy Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do I […]

08th Apr

Find Your Perfect Nude Lip

Nude lips, nude beach, nude pantyhose, Tobias Fuenke never nude-sorry, just confusing the search engines there. Don’t blush, this post is about the quintessential nude lip and how to find the right shade for your skin tone! I want to first talk about what a “nude” lip really means. Nude, meaning naked would indicate that […]

06th Apr

Skincare Sunday: Peels

It’s another Skincare Sunday so let’s chitty chat about one of my favorite ways to banish dead skin cells, decongest pores and brighten your skin. Peels! Here are my top 5 current favorites! 1. Philosophy Microdelivery Purifying Peel Philosophy has basically condensed their Oxygen Peel into a 1-minute, efficient formula. This is especially helpful when […]

04th Apr

Orange Lips

Do you remember the Parks and Recreation episode where Andy is going through all of his band’s previous names? Two of my favorites were definitely “nothing rhymes with orange” and “everything rhymes with orange.” I would have to agree, on both accounts. I absolutely love orange, and seeing it on lips for spring makes me […]

03rd Apr
5 Things I Love April-feat

What I Love Now

1. L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lip Stain  /  2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow  /  3. Urban Decay Eye Shadow in ‘Laced’  /  4. Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights  /  5. Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Hello pretty pants! How you livin? I am getting ready to head to Go Blog Social and meet some other […]

31st Mar

Golden Eye

The Black Keys sang of “Gold on the Ceiling” but I’m loving it on my eye balls. We saw gold on models’ lids at Altuzarra and Jason Wu at NYFW Fall 2014. I’ve always loved gold for the way it picks up flecks of color in your iris. You can wear a golden eye without […]

30th Mar

Skincare Sunday-Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads

Wanna do a peel? Got 20 seconds? These Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads are the ticket. I’ve been using them for about a month and I can tell you, as a frequent peel user, these are different. Radical Skincare is a fairly-new player in the skincare game. The founders, sisters Liz and Rachel, started the […]

21st Mar

Spring Liners

Ahh, color at last! I love neutrals as much as the next girl but I’m so encouraged to see these spring vivids. Each color grouping is more wearable than you think! See ideas for several colored liners here and white liner here. These are some of the liners I’m crazy about for spring. See my white and gold liner pics […]

20th Mar

Spring Blushes

Happy first day of spring! Whatevs, amiright?! I don’t know about where you live, but if this is spring, well the Midwest should be ashamed of itself. Personally, I’m embarrassed for it. But I digress. Whenever spring decides to show herself, I bet she’ll be wearing a fabulous blush. Blush is one of my favorite products, […]