It Cosmetics CC Cream “Your Skin But Better” Spf 50+ Review & Swatches of Light & Medium

I received a sample of It Cosmetics CC cream with my order of some their brushes.  Click {here} to read my review of the (softest) brushes I have ever used.  The sample came in Medium and I used it three times.  I was so impressed with it that I wanted to review it even before ordering ...

Jergen’s BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream: Review & Demo

Well.  It finally happened.  There is now a BB cream for ... your body. And ... I like it.  A lot actually. BB cream stands for "Beauty Balm" and is a step up from a tinted moisturizer in that it usually includes ingredients that help your skin in the long run (antioxidents, etc).  Generally that have slightly ...

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation Review & Swatches Shade 4.25

You might have thought you could never love anything more than this picture: And you'd be right, it is a challenge to love something as much, but I have a serious competitor in the ring: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. I had been hearing makeup artists and magazines sing this foundation's praises for years.  Everyone raved about ...

Makeup & Bathroom Organization

My love of makeup + limited bathroom counter space = producers of the tv show Hoarders DREAM. My bathroom was getting crazy.  So I bought a Caboodles counter top organizer.  And for a little while, life was beautiful. The Caboodles held just the right amount of makeup to do a full face...for a normal human, this organizer ...

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner: Review & Swatch of Blacquer Black

When I try a new makeup line and feel obsessed with it: this is what I look like. Marc Jacobs Beauty came to Sephora and I was interested but tried to slow my roll on how excited I got.  "Manage my expectations" in corporate-talk.  I ordered the Gel Highliner in the deluxe sample size as a ...

Maybelline Gilded in Gold Limited Edition Fall 2013 Collection: Plum Shimmer Blush, Colorsensational Lipstick in Pink Grandeur & Refined Red

Oh la, la, Limited Edition!  Two of my favorite, most heart-pounding-enducing words in the English language!  I love limited edition sets and I love Maybelline, so here we go. Maybelline came out with their Gilded in Gold collection that included three matte Color Tattoo eye shadows, three blushes, two lipsticks, and two nail polishes.  The matte ...

Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition Promiscuous Lip Pencil Coffret

Just so we are all on the same page "Coffret" is a fancy word for the-best-lip-pencil-set-ever. I walked into the Sephora during their V.I.B sale (20% off the ENTIRE STORE) and I had given myself a pep talk.  I was going to stay focused and get the foundations I wanted (more on those in another post).  ...

My Skincare Routine & Favorite Products

Skincare!  So important.  Your skin is your canvas.  And For What is makeup without the perfect canvas?? Ok.  Enough philosophy.  I don't want Aristotle or Plato to feel their place in history is being challenged by my Deep Thoughts. I have tried so many products over the years and used a ton that are totally wrong for ...

TOM FORD BEAUTY Lipstick Review & Swatch of #14 Sable Smoke

Ok.  Tom Ford lipstick.  I've seen it in magazines, beauty editors rave about this stuff and you know they get to try eeeverything. This lipstick is supposed to be A.  Very.  Big.  Deal. BUT the price tag is insane.  $48 for a lipstick.  That is Yikes.  So when my fancy and lovely friend Genevieve got one ...

Juice Beauty Purely Kissable Lip Color Review & Swatch

I love when I find all natural makeup that is incredible.  In years past, I think natural makeup and products got a bad reputation for not working as well as their lab engineered peers, but over the past few years there have been a few stand out brands that have proven that reputation wrong. I try ...