• The Review: Milani Eyeshadows
  • Labor Day Packing: Beauty Essentials for Travel
  • The Best Fall Lipstick Color: Burgandy
  • Hallmark Value Cards
  • MTV VMA Awards and Beauty #looksthatrock

The Look: Smokey Green Eyeshadow and Berry Lips

Berry Lips and green sultry eyes

  If you are in the mood to mix up your makeup look for fall and go a little bolder, wearing sultry green eyeshadow and berry lips should do the trick. If the thought of that makeup combo terrifies you, don’t be scared. I wouldn’t lead you astray in the makeup department.  Which leads me to my next point- this vampy makeup look would pair perfectly with some hot heels, glammed-up nails, and chic hair, aka special occasion status. In other words, I wouldn’t wear this bold makeup look to a play-date where most moms would be rocking their mommy top-knot and post work out clothes (I mean, if you want to, go for it...but moms everywhere will hate you). For this eye makeup look, I am using all Mary Kay product: Lime Eyeshadow Emerald Eyeshadow Metallic Toupe … [Read more...]

The Review: Milani Eyeshadows

Milani Bella Gel Powder Review and Eye Makeup Design

This week I did a drugstore beauty run and came home with a few gel Milani eyeshadows based off of recommendations from some trusted beauty blogging friends.  Since there are thirty gorgeous shades in this collection, it was really hard to pair down what I wanted to purchase. But I did narrow it down significantly by going the color-safe route and choosing three basic, but very gorgeous eyeshadow colors that are perfect for an every day look: Bella Black, Bella White, and Bella Espresso. From a first glance perspective, these eyeshadows look rich in pigment and creamy in texture, but I did notice that quite a few of them were severely broken and rather crumbled in their packaging. I can’t stand when my eyeshadows break and leave pigmented wreckage all over my cosmetic bag. I … [Read more...]

Labor Day Packing: Beauty Essentials for Travel

packing guide for beauty essentials

I am sad to say that summer is coming to a close and if you are like me, this means saying good by to summer over the Labor Day weekend. Wherever you are traveling to, whatever you are doing, I have you covered in the beauty product department. Plus, all of your beauty essentials will fit perfectly into this super chic cosmetic bag for travel by SOHO. Check out this packing guide for all of your TSA friendly, beauty essentials.             Hair Care-- I don’t mess around hair care when I travel. Bottom line, my hair needs to be frizz-free. If you’re like me and have frizzy hair, check out the anti-frizz shampoo and conditioner by Colorproof, along with the brands Extreme Shine Treatment oil. Your hair will be … [Read more...]

The Best Fall Lipstick Color: Burgandy

Burgundy lipstick for fall 2014

Let’s talk  fall’s hottest lipstick color, burgundy, shall we? You can call it oxblood or wine-stained (when blotted down)…whatever you want to call it, burgundy lipstick is hot for fall. If you are much of a red-wine connoisseur, you will be happy to know that the bold-burgundy and wine-tinted lips, are very much on trend for fall as seen on the Fall 2014 Rebekkah Minkoff and Anna Sui runway shows. And, of course, on the lips of celebs like Lorde (burgundy is always on trend for Lorde though…soo). Also, by wearing a bold-burgundy or wine-stained lip color, you can blend together your post-wine-lip with your lip color. Brilliant.  And, if you are terrified about actually wearing this burgundy lip trend, have no fear- with all of the chubby lipstick pencils and squeezable … [Read more...]