MAC Loud and Clear Lipsticks: Yash, Baroque the Internet, Fleur D’Coral, Sugar Sweet Cameo and Sugar Dada

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Matte Lipstick in Sugar Sweet Cameo, a midtone coral pink I keep vacillating over which of the five lipsticks in the new MAC Loud and Clear collection is the most “noteworthy.” One the one hand, there’s warm nude pink Baroque the Internet, and mid-toned coral-pink Sugar Sweet Cameo, both of […]

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 […]

Lip of the Day: Chanel Virevoltante, Kate Spade Glasses and a Costco Optical Tip!

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Kate Spade frames and Chanel Virevoltante lipstick Costco Optical, man… Really impressed me. Good selection, fantastic prices. Yup, I wore Chanel Virevoltante lipstick yesterday to get those Kate Spade frames I’ve been thinking about from Costco, woo-hoo! Costco is having a promotion, by the way, until January 28 where you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Potent Pigments Glisten and Gleam in the MAC Patent Paint Lip Lacquers

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New MAC Patent Paint Lip Lacquer in Laquered Up If pop culture history has taught us anything, it’s that reality stars come and go, but makeup trends will change, only to return again at some future date like Halley’s Comet. (Side note: Speaking of reality TV stars, am I the […]

Behind the Scenes at the Bakery…and a Chocolate Smoky Eye

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Powered by chocolate cake Since I started moonlighting as a professional (still novice!) cupcake baker last October, and have been working in the back of the house at a local bakery, I’ve been exploring ways to merge the wonderful worlds of cupcakes, and cookies, and cakes, and other kinds of […]