Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss swatches and review

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss swatches and review

Urban Decay, we can't quit you. My longstanding love affair with Urban Decay is like any good relationship. Just because we've been together for decades does not mean that things have gotten boring or predictable. Urban Decay always has a new trick or two up its sleeve to keep my eyes-- or lips-- from wandering. Take a look at Revolution…
Easy DIY Projects: Pearl Lariat Necklace

Easy DIY Projects: Pearl Lariat Necklace

If you’re new to crafting, jewelry making can be downright intimidating. Luckily, even the most basic techniques can yield awesome, wearable results – we promise! For this tutorial (just one of our Easy DIY projects) we’ll show you how to use just a few materials to make a feminine pearl drop lariat necklace. Wear it with a basic t-shirt to…
The Lipstick League – week of 7.6.15

The Lipstick League – week of 7.6.15

Question of the Week: Three Mascara questions! Black or brown? Volumizing or lengthening? Waterproof or washable? Answer: Black. Lengthening. Washable. Always all three! Here's what was happening with the League this week... My Newest Addiction - Laura shares her favorite item from MAC Giambattista Valli and it probably isn’t what you think! Nouveau Cheap - There’s about to be a…
Aveeno Purifying Body Wash review

Aveeno Purifying Body Wash review

With help from land and sea, Aveeno's latest will be your summer skin go-to Living on the east coast, we are forced to have two wardrobes. Sweaters, boots and thermals for the harsh winter snow and cold, and tank tops, flip flops and shorts for summer for the 100 degree humidity, laden days. Much like my clothing, I also have…
It’s sweet to do what you love: My #SkinnyCowSecret

It’s sweet to do what you love: My #SkinnyCowSecret

I used to end every night with a book. I'd wash my face, apply my multiple potions, grab whatever book I was currently reading and get at least an hour in before calling it a night. But as life gets busier, and I get increasingly more exhausted from it, I find I can't do that anymore. Because within minutes of…
MAC Cool Neutral palette swatches, looks and review

MAC Cool Neutral palette swatches, looks and review

The MAC Eye Shadow x15 Cool Neutral palette is one of two fifteen-pan eyeshadow palettes that were originally released last year and are being repromoted this year (the other being the MAC X15 Warm Neutral palette). A third, limited edition palette has been added and is a Nordstrom-exclusive product: the Nordstrom Naturals palette. All three sell for $85. These palettes…
Smoothie Recipes Cucumber, Kale and Black Cherry

Smoothie Recipes Cucumber, Kale and Black Cherry

Lately, at the Shay House, our go-to Summer Smoothie recipes involve cool cucumber, kale and frozen black cherries. It's super-tasty, so the little ones won't even know there are veggies in there! Need a quick healthy start to your day? Look no further. Ingredients 2 cups Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt 2 cups sliced Cucumber 2 cups Kale 2 cups frozen Black…
The Lipstick League – week of 6.29.15

The Lipstick League – week of 6.29.15

Happy 4th of July to our readers in the US! I'm celebrating our freedom from the British empire with the most American nails I could muster, the Salon Perfect Rocking the Red, White and Blue topcoats. I especially love Liberty Bubbles (shown on the pinkies) but I got literal bubbles while trying to build up the coverage. But it's so…
Another French Line to Love – Vichy Idealia review

Another French Line to Love – Vichy Idealia review

I am French so I have a natural bias toward French beauty products. I scour the para pharmacies when I’m there for the latest and greatest serums, creams and masks. But many Americans also love French products. Is it the quality? The classy packaging? The Je ne sais quoi of all things French? I know one of the reasons why…
Four Brilliant Picks from Butter London

Four Brilliant Picks from Butter London

There’s just something about the Butter London line that makes me want to drop phrases like “bloody brill” and “chuffed” into everyday conversations. And after being lucky enough to test out four products, I can confidently confirm that from nail polish to mascara, these products are quite fit. Butter London was founded in 2005 as a nail polish brand, but…