This seems to be the one area where I prefer drugstore brands. I just finished a Diorshow Iconic Overcurl that I received as a gift. I was totally underwhelmed – ditto with the Lancôme mascaras. I’m currently […]

Surprisingly I have 6 of these already! Studded Kiss, Velvet Teddy and Heroine are faves. Since I have a few and they’re permanent, I can sit this one out until the next Nordstrom special (lol). I’m looking […]

I have Midnight in Paris, Navy Noir and Blue Suede Shoes and I wear all interchangeably. The Sephora brand holds it own with the more expensive Marc Jacobs brand.

My most used eyeliners would be Laura Mercier’s Sapphire and Plum as well as Mac’s Blue Ivy and Powersurge.

Sidebar: My Mom and I had a pre-Mothers Day shopping/ lunch date today and she was wearing her most […]

Like everyone else, I rotate a lot too. My most used blush would probably be Mac’s Format and Nars Liberte.

Cleansing oils are the best for me. I like both of Mac’s cleansing oils and plain ‘ole coconut oil, but my go to fave is the Shu Uemura cleansing oil.

I received a sample of Costa Azzura last summer from Nordstrom. It wasn’t a scent I expected to gravitate to, yet I loved wearing my sample all summer! Time to get another sample (he,he). TF Shanghai Lily is […]

I own the Wayne Goss #4 and #6 crease brushes. They are very soft and I use them to blend and gently diffuse my transition eyeshadow shades. They are great, but I use my Hakuhodo brushes daily. Those brushes are […]

I love this shade, but it resembles lippies I already have including Bite’s Cava and Mac Feed The Senses. Nothing unique about it.

Dark golden NC50.

I have 2 go to looks. 1) Ultra light, cool toned creams and whites and 2) bright pops of color in sky blue or bright lavender.

I tend to wear cool toned creams or whites on my toenails all […]

Erica commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Sephora 3 weeks ago

Rave: like most commenters I like having the variety of different brands in one location. The flash free shipping is good as well.

Rant: Store inventory and presentation is erratic. Some Sephora stores have […]

The nail lacquers Belladonna, Cosplay, JohnnDoe and Silence have my full attention. I hope they swatch nicely. That green eyeshadow in the inner corner is very pretty!

I have the Midnight in Paris and Navy Noir – love them and they last all day on my teary, allergy suffering eyes. IMO, Blue Suede Shoes is a nice alternative, just not as long lasting. I think I should add […]

I didn’t buy this palette because I have a few of the colors already: golden beige and peacock. Amber is very dupable. Peacock is one of the most beautiful eyeshadows ever. It has a duo chrome look and is […]

Skin tone: NC50
Brand I’m loving: MUFE eyeshadows are the best. Consistently creamy with a vast range of colors and textures. I would love to get every single MUFE eyeshadow shade that compliments my skin tone […]

I’ve bought this palette and the original Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette months ago during an Ulta 20% sale. I’m dark skinned so it really serves as an ultra neutral, matte palette mainly for crease and brow […]

I wasn’t particularly fond of Loreal lipsticks or the brand in general. In the past few years, I’ve come to really like their Telescopic and Voluminous mascara formulas and the Infallible eye products including […]

Mellan looks so debonair in the photo – the canine Cary Grant!
Haul via Ebates makes things a little better. Marc Jacobs stash: foundation & contour brushes, 3 strikes eye shadow stick and re(marc)able […]

The eye shadow palette is very pretty but I’m afraid it would not show up sufficiently on my medium dark skin (strike for Marc Jacobs, win for my wallet). Since the brow pencils are permanent I’ll hold out for reviews.

It’s good to know I’m not the only one still ogling magazines for beauty ideas (lol). Yes, thank goodness for our girl Christine.

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