3 Things: Summer Beauty MVPs

3 Things: Summer Beauty MVPs

I don't know about you ladies, but when it's summer, my beauty routine gets pared way down. We're talking, I only wear the most basic of makeup because between sweating and my naturally oily skin, most products just melt off. I also tend to gravitate towards more sheer products, mostly because heat and humidity make most makeup feel heavy on…
Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse clarifying treatment review

Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse clarifying treatment review

We all know the saying “When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade,” a metaphor for making the best out of any situation or problem. But what do you do when the situation is uncooperative hair or worse, a string of bad hair days? I want to introduce you to my new friend by Beautiful Nutrition; Lemon Rinse ($10 for a…
Urban Decay Vice lipstick swatches, review and looks

Urban Decay Vice lipstick swatches, review and looks

My VICE? Collecting all of the new Urban Decay Vice lipstick! I’m still a little 5 year old artist/hoarder at heart--please give me ALL of the crayons to color with! YES, the big box please, with 128 Crayolas. Now that I’m a grown-up (well, older than the legal age of adulthood), I don’t collect crayons anymore, but I sure do…
Beauty is where you find it and I found it at Dollar General

Beauty is where you find it and I found it at Dollar General

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Picture the scene. I’m on a trip to Dollar General for my once weekly guilty pleasure. This week it’s a Mexican Coke and cheese balls, but I digress. I have a little time to kill so I decide to roam…
Ride or Die liner: NARS Velvet Eyeliner

Ride or Die liner: NARS Velvet Eyeliner

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.15.16 Question of the Week: What is your ride-or-die eyeliner (the one that is 100% dependable and never lets you down)? Answer: Though the relationship is still young, I have fallen hard for the new NARS Velvet Eyeliner ($24). It's creamy without being TOO creamy, meaning it blends fabulously if that's…
IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette swatches and review

IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette swatches and review

Summertime means superheroes, and many people flock to the theater to see the latest super-hyped movie. I, on the other hand, can't be crowbarred out the door if it means I’ll have to sit through yet another display of superhuman strength, X-Ray vision or Spidey-sense. Yawn. On the other hand, the brand new IT Cosmetics Superhero Palette ($42) is a…
Easy DIY Projects: Safety Pin and Pearl Necklace

Easy DIY Projects: Safety Pin and Pearl Necklace

In all my years of crafting up a storm, making jewelry has always been a favorite activity of mine. And thanks to the simplicity of jewelry, you don’t need much to make something awesome. Leftovers from another project can be re-purposed for the next. To top it off, fancy materials aren’t even a necessity. For example, this tutorial uses a…
Cotton Balls: must have or don’t need?

Cotton Balls: must have or don’t need?

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.8.16 Question of the Week: Do you use cotton pads or cotton balls at any point in your skincare routine? If yes, do you have a favorite brand or type? Answer: I do, twice! I use cotton balls to take off eye makeup and I use them to apply my HG…
3 Things: Summer Weddings

3 Things: Summer Weddings

I think I've finally hit that age where all of my friends have either gotten married, given up or would only elope, so I haven't been to a summer wedding in years now. I know they're expensive to attend, but there was a few years there were you could count on some great food and some drunken dance moves by…
Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish swatches and review

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish swatches and review

I’m not a fan of salon gel manicures. Let me rephrase that: I’m not a fan of what salon gel manicures do to your nails. While they’re on, it’s a party. Shiny color! Long-wear! Until….you take it off. Then it’s MONTHS of nails that break if you even look at them wrong. But that wear time though. So, I tried…