Dolce & Gabbana “Monica” Voluptuous Lipsticks: Review & Swatches

Dolce & Gabbana Monica Voluptuous lipsticks are named after Monica Bellucci, show-stopping Italian beauty and D & G muse.  They are said to "embody the sensuality of the Italian woman." They retail for $34 a .12 oz tube (the embodiment of an Italian Woman does not come cheap, my friends) and come in 9 shades.  I'm ...

E.L.F. Products Worth Buying

I will never forget when the world's greatest woman (my mom) said to me "it's not a bargain if you don't need it."  For a gal who likes a deal, that one hit home. I think this is especially true with makeup. Think about it this way: I didn't want to spend $32 on the gorgeous YSL ...

TOM FORD BEAUTY Lip Color Shine Lipstick in #06 Abandon: Review & Swatches

Remember my first time using Tom Ford lipstick?  I do. My friend Genevieve surprised me for Christmas (have you noticed a theme here, that all my friends give me the most insanely nice gifts ever!?).  And by surprised I mean I opened the most adorable Ted Baker bow makeup bag, (how did Gen even know that ...

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 ...

Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick The Buffs: Nude Lipstick Shades for Everyone

Whoever creates the limited edition sets for Maybelline is a genius.  An absolute, its-done-right-every-single-time genius. There is a reason they always sell out.  No awkward lingering on a side shelf at the drugstore for their limited edition lines.  Maybelline's latest limited edition line, which is rumored to become a permanent extension of their colorsensational lipstick colors, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Review: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl

I thought "I have matte lipsticks in my lipstick drawers.  I know what matte looks like.  I like it."  Then I tried Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.  And things changed.  Nars has done matte in the most flattering and incredible way I've ever seen before. I had seen this shade on another redhead and it looked ...