April showers are gone, and will (hopefully) bring May flowers. I’m sharing my favorite things in beauty, skin care, makeup, hair care, TV, and reading that I’ve discovered, or re-discovered, this past month….
Beauty shouldn’t be about pain (unless it’s a killer pair of shoes). So I’m showing you how to do the Kylie Jenner lip challenge safely, and without any bruising or permanent damage to your appearance… just full, sexy, pouty lips….
I finally caught a Sephora sale on time! As a VIB (Very Important Beauty) Rouge level member, I took advantage of their recent 15% off sale… and stopped by some drugstores for some extra makeup goodies!
There is something about the change in seasons that makes me desperate to change up my nail polish. Dark nails in warm weather just feel like I’m wearing a ski parka to the beach in August… but that may just be me, a lot of people can rock dark nails in Spring/Summer and look amazing! (more…)
Lipliner has been scarce for a while. It made a huge splash in the 90s and then disappeared (much like Vanilla Ice’s career). In the 90s, lipliner and/or lipsatin was IT for all the total Bettys, and lipstick was so “whatever” (places hands in the shape of a W)…. these are Clueless references, if you haven’t seen the movie find it on Netflix immediately…. as if…. (more…)
While its officially Spring on the calendar, here in New England it just barely looks like it. I have never wanted Spring more than I do this year (and if you live anywhere in the Northeast you know why). Every season I try to set some goals for myself, no necessarily serious stuff, but some fun stuff that I really want to enjoy in the upcoming season. I’m always amazed that when I put my goals in writing, so many more of them actually happen. So I encourage you to make a written list of your Spring goals…. here are mine….. (more…)
When you think of the Luck of the Irish, you don’t necessarily think of the Kardashians… but Kim Kardashian is pretty lucky… so here is a St. Patrick’s Day makeup look inspired by Kim K’s Grammys look… I just hope Kanye West doesn’t interrupt this video to tell everyone that Beyonce had the best video of all time…..
The 1920s were all about flappers and boyish shapes, but the 1930s began embracing the female form. Women wanted to look more feminine, and that translated to their makeup. Pinks and roses became a signature look of the era. A tea rose complexion was the standard. While they didn’t have powder blushes back then, they used cream rouge, the new Milani blush in tea rose is a perfect 1930s inspired color, both because of the name a shade, but the rose texture evokes the floral patterns that were popular in the 30s. Add some raspberry lips, like my Nars Funny Face, and you have a perfect modern 1930s face.
Around holiday time, I did a Old Hollywood inspired 1930s makeup tutorial (you can see the post here). Here is the video….
You could easily pair this eye makeup with the Milani blush and Nars Lips for an even more 1930s look…