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Manicure Monday: Neon & Glitter

Manicure Monday: Neon & Glitter

There’s bold manicures, and then there’s bold manicures.  When you combine Color Club’s neon and Essie’s glitter, you’re bound to get a pretty bold manicure look.  This week’s Manicure Monday features both fun glitter and bright neon.  This manicure is not for the faint of heart – it involves bold polishes, a lot of tape, […]

A Beauty Review: NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss

A Beauty Review: NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss

NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Spring Break (pictured in the middle) ($26) Spring Break is a sheer nude pink. As a lover of all things makeup, NARS has been a brand that I’m absolutely gaga over, but is pretty out of budget for me to buy on a regular basis.  When I got the opportunity […]

Manicure Monday: Gold Cross-Hatch

Manicure Monday: Gold Cross-Hatch

I’ve gotten inspiration for my Manicure Monday tutorials from my favorite clothes, from holidays, and even from just staring at my nail polish collection.  But I also get my inspiration from one of the most inspiring places of all – Pinterest! If you can browse Pinterest without getting inspired, you’re pretty tough.  I browse Pinterest […]

A Beauty Review: Fusion Beauty Prime Results Primer

A Beauty Review: Fusion Beauty Prime Results Primer

Fusion Beauty Prime Results Brightening Primer ($42) Helps to even skin and prepare for makeup. When I first started using this primer, I fell in love.  It left my skin with a smooth, velvety feeling.  It kept my makeup feeling fresh all day, and that was exactly what I was looking for in a primer. But that […]

Manicure Monday: Ombre Graffiti

Manicure Monday: Ombre Graffiti

When it comes to creating nail art, there’s a lot of ways you can go about creating the look you want.  You can either invest in a professional manicure – or you can get creative.  Tape can help you get straight lines, a dotting tool (or even a bobbi pin or paper clip!) can create […]

A Beauty Review: mark. Min-a-Real Cream to Powder Foundation

A Beauty Review: mark. Min-a-Real Cream to Powder Foundation

mark. Min-a-Real Cream to Powder Foundation in Buff ($18) A mineral foundation that goes on as a cream and dries to a powder. After hearing rave reviews about this foundation, I knew I had to try it.  A number of people told me that this foundation is perfect because it gives great coverage without being cakey.  I […]

Introducing Sephora Formula X

Introducing Sephora Formula X

Stop the presses – Sephora is phasing out their entire Sephora by OPI collection! Don’t worry, though. Sephora plans to introduce something bigger and better. Something that can only be described as X.

A Beauty Review: Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow

A Beauty Review: Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow

Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eye Shadow in “It” List ($19) A deep, matte black shadow. Warning: this shadow is black.  Perhaps the deepest, darkest, truest black shadow I own.  Which is why I absolutely love it. I use this shadow mainly to set my black gel eyeliner.  I always like to set my eyeliner with a similar shade […]

Manicure Monday: Watercolors

Manicure Monday: Watercolors

Admittedly, I’ve been getting pretty technical with my manicures lately. From chevron to tribal print, some of these manicures really require a steady hand.  With today’s manicure, that’s not the case.  While the look may have been inspired by the gorgeous paintings of Monet and Cézanne, you don’t need to be a famous artist to […]

A Beauty Review: mark. Please Hold Eye Primer

A Beauty Review: mark. Please Hold Eye Primer

mark. Please Hold Eye Primer ($9) Thankfully, I don’t often have problems with my eyeshadow creasing, so trying eye primers was never the first thing on my list.  As a lover of all things beauty, however, I need to know how different products work, so I decided to give primers a try.  Boy, am I glad I […]