The Urban Decay Wired Palette Gives Color an Electrifying Jolt! (Swatches)

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Clear. Concise. A few years ago, Urban Decay released a pressed pigment palettes similar to Wired, their newest neon offering, but Wired will not make your brain short circuit while you’re blending it. UD identifies which colors can be worn on your eyes and which can’t right on the compact. […]

3 Unexpected Beauty Lessons I Learned This Week

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Things I learned this crazy week! Happy Valentine’s Day, my friend! My goodness, it has been a week. The run-up to Valentine’s Day at the bakery was cray! Yesterday, I made frosting for 4 hours in the biggest mixer we have. Simply put, I was buttercreamed out by the end […]

A Simple Everyday Makeup Look That Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

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I gotta hand it to these products… Just a quick reminder that makeup doesn’t have to be overly complicated. 🙂 I did this look with makeup that I could quite literally carry in the palm of one hand! It’s non-fussy, natural-looking makeup that I wore to go to dinner and […]

Easy Makeup Look Idea: Olive Eyeliner, Warm Brown Eyeshadow and Matte Fuchsia Lipstick

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Someone turns four this March! (No, not me.) Some mornings are for blending six shadows on your lids, and other mornings are not. Those are the mornings made for large quantities of coffee…and for cuddles…and for easy makeup. Initially, when I set out to do this post, I planned to […]

Smokey Eyes, Smudged Sparkly Eyeliner, and Why Clean Tapered Blending Brushes Are Your BFF

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Back in my happy place! Can I get a whoop-whoop from all my kindred spirits out there? — the makeup lovers who love rubbing freshly washed air-dried brushes ever-so-gently across their face, and love the fresh scent of those baby soft bristles? (Side note: If this describes you, I bet […]

Product Spotlight: Pixi Eye Reflection Shadow Palette in Natural Beauty

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I’m lovin’ this eye palette by Pixi. I came to realize the Pixi Natural Beauty palette was money — MO-NAAAY (a.k.a. awesome) – at Costco last weekend when I caught a glimpse of my eye makeup in the store’s harsh overhead lighting and was, like, “Dang! Did Sir John just […]

Throwback Thursdays: Bright Blue Inner Corners and Ice Skating!

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I got all the nostalgic feels with this late ’90s-inspired look with bright blue inner corners (thanks, MAC Tilt). Was anybody else obsessed with blazingly bright inner corner highlights way back when? I most certainly was. I usually rocked MAC Vex around the tear ducts. (Side note: normally accompanied by […]

Aubergine Eyes and Berry Lips

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I did my eye makeup with just an eyeliner. Your fun fact for the day about eggplant: While commonly thought of as a vegetable in cooking circles, eggplant (also known as aubergine), is technically a fruit — specifically, a berry. And now you’re ready to conquer the botany stage on […]

A Quick Eye-Opening Tip for Hooded Lids

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Clockwise from the white on the upper left: Urban Decay Yeyo, Urban Decay Scorch, Urban Decay Goldmine, Urban Decay Heartless, Esum Rose and Urban Decay Cuff Here’s a quick tip for my ladies with hooded eyelids, because mine are getting more and more hooded every day! Here’s what you can […]