26th Jan

Bare Minimum Makeup Look

Left: Women’s correctional facility ID photo*. Right: 5 minutes or less, presentable makeup Everyone needs an easy, natural, throw-it-on-and-go face. That face should take less than 5 minutes. That face should get you out the door, looking presentable enough to face the world and other humans. Maybe this is your ‘someone is coming over in 10 minutes […]

22nd Jan

Jennifer Lopez Makeup

Before there was the Kim Kardashian contour, there was the J Lo glow. Before Kim K broke the internet with her greasy butt, there was Jenny from the block booty. Before Kim married thrice, J Lo had already done just that 3 times. I like to think, Jennifer Lopez did it all first. I vividly […]

21st Jan

Makeup for Blue Eyes

Calling all blue-eyed babes. Lucky you for getting to make the most of some of my favorite shades of all: gold, copper, rose gold and warm browns! 1. NYX Cosmetics Nude Matte Shadow in ‘Blame It On Midnight’ / 2. Benefit Longwear Powder Shadow in ‘It’s Complicated’  /  3. Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in ‘Girls Night Out’  / […]

19th Jan

Make Your Makeup Last

 “My skin eats blush!”  “I feel like my makeup is gone by noon!” Sound like you? Let me tell you how to make that face bulletproof, because there’s no sense in making it #FLAWLESS if it’s not going stand the test of time! Primer There are eye primers and face primers. Both create a surface for makeup to grip […]

15th Jan

Thirsty Thursday

My skin is always dry, but right now, it’s worse than ever. The air in my house is dry (I know this because both of my cats have dandruff. I lead a glamorous life.) Below are some of my favorite products that make living the dry skin life a little easier. Something else I’m seriously considering is […]

14th Jan

Full Face Drugstore Tutorial

Ain’t no shame in my drugstore game. I feel like the drugstore sector is really upping it’s own game, with some products hanging with some of the higher-end goods! There has been a lot of advancement and innovation in drugstore makeup in the last few years and your options are getting juicier all the time. I wanted […]

13th Jan

How to Cover a Cold Sore

I mean does it get any more glamorous than the herpes simplex virus?! Yes, it does, but this is real life and as someone who’s been blessed with cold sores since I was little, I’m here to help a sista out. I want to be your cold sore savior when you feel that horrifying first […]

12th Jan

My 10 Beauty Resolutions

Do a mask or peel weekly. I have been loving the more hydrating masks right now like the fancy, Frenchly-named NUXE Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute Soothing & Rehydrating Mask. I love that you can apply this, let it sit for 5 minutes and then rub the excess in. I like using it as a sleeping mask because […]

11th Jan

Skincare Sunday: The Magic Pads

If you like the idea of resurfacing your skintone, exfoliating, tightening pores and banishing breakouts and you have 30 seconds or less, well my boy and ladyfrandz, let’s talk. A peel can help achieve all of these things for you but if the thought of applying a thin layer of product, letting it sit for 10-15 minutes then rinsing […]

09th Jan

TheBalm Cosmetics Look Tutorial

Sultry matte lids, berry-stained lips, wintry cheeks with a hint of a glow. It’s a look that punches this disgusting polar vortex in it’s face. If ya can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, and when it’s negative temps, I’m not even going to pretend I’m a bronzed caribbean goddess. It’s winter, I’m in the midwest, I’m pale and I’m ready to […]

08th Jan
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TheBalm Cosmetics Review

While I’m so tempted to make a joke about these products being TheBalm dot com, I’m going to resist, forge ahead and just tell you in normal adult terms how great they are. Sigh. I’ve been a long-time fan of TheBalm, having used their timeBalm concealer and lipgloss years ago. I then graduated to their […]

07th Jan

BoxyCharm Review

BoxyCharm is a subscription service that sends you 4-5 full-size beauty products for $21 a month. They offer what I would describe as mid-range or perhaps a bit lesser-known brands. I received the December box, themed “Jingle Belles” and valued at over $121, and I was pretty impressed, albeit a few misses. Here’s what I thought […]

05th Jan

2014 Favorites & Not-So Favorites!

As any good makeup lover does, I tried copious amounts of makeup and skincare products in 2014. I loved a lot, I kinda liked some others and for an unfortunate few, I said “Uh, hi-why are you even here?” If you want to know what this makeup-mental miss loved and didn’t love in 2014, watch […]

30th Dec

3 Products Worth the Price

I was really mad that I liked these so much. Mad because I so wanted to gasp at the price, be totally underwhelmed and smugly report that they just “aren’t worth the hefty price tag!” Yet…they are. Damn it. 1. Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30 • $48.00 To me, $48 is a lot […]

29th Dec

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette Look

The Coastal Scents Revealed Palette is one of those “how does this exist?” products. By that, I mean, how can a company replicate another company’s shades and palette configurations, almost identically, for a fraction of the price and the quality isn’t even crappy?! Well, that’s what happened here and we’re just gonna go with it! […]