National Lipstick Day: My Top 5

Top 5 Lipsticks

Top 5 Lipsticks

So apparently, today is National Lipstick Day. I don’t know who makes these things up but, I’ll play. I thought, to celebrate, I’d do a quick breakdown of my 5 all time favorite lipsticks…and honorable mention lip product to boot!
From Left to Right:
MAC Freckletone – This was my first MAC Lipstick and it’s been a staple of mine ever since. It’s a Lustre formula so it’s not got sparkle but a great deal of shine. I think it’s a perfect nude for any skin tone. Also, depending on what lip liner you are wearing, it takes on a whole new identity.
Dior Rouge Dior 434 Samarcande Brown – This lipstick holds a special place in my heart because it was my wedding day lipstick. Don’t let the ‘Brown’ in the name fool you, it’s really a gorgeous color. Plus, it stayed ALL NIGHT LONG.
Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake – I love all of the Revlon Lip Butters. They have the most awesome texture and just make your lips look and feel plush. When I’m looking for a great ‘my lips but better’, quick out the door lip product, I always grab for this shade.
Maybelline Vivid in Vivid Rose – If you want your lips to BAM!, you need this lipstick. All the Vivids are SUPER opaque and come in some fab colors. This one is my favorite because it’s a super bright pinky red. I think I’ll wear it today!
MAC Red – I’ve talked about this before. It’s perfect. That’s all
Bonus Item: Rimmel Show Off in Nude Eclipse. I have been on the hunt for the perfect fleshy nude lip that did not make me look dead. This is it. It’s not technically a lipstick but it for sure deserved a mention.

So happy Lipstick Day! Rock a Fierce Lip!

Colors of the Rainbow Tag

So there is a video going around YouTube where all the Beauty Girls list their favorite beauty items in all the colors of the Rainbow. Well, why should I miss out on the fun just because I don’t have a YouTube Channel!? I thought it would be a fun little challenge, so here it goes!



Red – MAC Red Lipstick
This was a no brainer. I had to choose a red lipstick and MAC Red is a long time favorite of mine. It’s the perfect cool toned red.


Orange – Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
This brush has seriously changed the way I apply foundation. Seriously. The bristles are so soft and densely packed that it gives you the most amazing airbrushed look. I promise. It’s only $9.99 and you won’t regret it.


Yellow – Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
This has been my favorite moisturizer since the beginning of my makeup career. My skin used to be super duper dry and this always got the job done. Recently my skin has turned into more normal/combination and I don’t use it everyday but I still keep a bottle on hand for the days that I need a little more moisture.


Green – Simple Makeup Wipes
If you haven’t heard of the Simple line, get thee to a drugstore and check it out. All of their products are just like the name suggests. Simple. They contain no junk fillers and fragrances and are perfect for sensitive skin. I’ve used a lot of makeup wipes in my days and they are the ONLY ones that don’t irritate my eyes even a little bit.


Blue – Essie Polish in Avenue Maintain
Because of my primary job, I don’t always get to wear nailpolish but when I do, I’m always drawn to blue. This Essie polish is the prettiest, creamy blue and I just adore it.


Indigo – BH Hollywood Palette
This palette is my new obsession. I’m putting it in the Indigo category because the packaging is indigo and it contains a couple indigo eyeshadows. BH Cosmetics released 3 palettes based on California cities and the Hollywood one quickly became my favorite for it’s bright, fun colors. (I’m actually thinking of doing a series like ‘Nude Week’ where I feature a different look from the palette every day.)


Violet – ALL the Violet Eyeshadows
Violet or Purple is my favorite color to wear on the eyes so I knew my choice for violet was going to be an eyeshadow but I simply could not pick just one. Maybe Satellite Dreams by MAC but I don’t want to make all my other purples jealous.

So a random little post but fun nonetheless! You guys try to pick your favorite beauty items in all the colors of the Rainbow. It’s fun and a little more challenging than I thought it would be!

***And YAY for the internet being fixed!!!***

Travelling Beauty

Hey Everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been quiet on the Blog Front but I’ve been getting ready for a SUPER EXCITING trip to Scotland and Ireland. My Husband and I will be there for 10 days seeing the sights and having some great beer. I thought, in the spirit of travel, that I’d share with you the beauty items I will be taking along for the ride. The trip is going to be fast paced and busy so I wanted to bring items that hold up well and are easy to apply. I think I brought just enough to achieve some great looks that I’m not going to have to worry about throughout the day.

Let’s first start out with this SUPER CUTE makeup bag I found at Forever 21. I mean, how cute it this thing?! AND it has the perfect amount of storage for everything I want to bring.

Pink with Polka-Dots?! Yes PLEASE!

Pink with Polka-Dots?! Yest PLEASE!

Here’s a look from the inside. My Nude ‘Tude Palette by The Balm doesn’t actually fit in the zippered pouches but works wonderfully tucked between the two halves.

Beauty To Go

Beauty To Go

Here are the contents:
Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream
Laura Geller Balance n’ Brighten
Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circles
The Balm Time Balm Concealer
ELF All-Over Color Stick in Persimmon
ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzer Duo in St. Lucia
The Balm Down Boy Blush
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed
NYX Push-Up Bra for Eyebrows
Anastasia Brow Gel
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray (Not Pictured…but a MUST for long wearing makeup)
Wet n’ Wild Fergie Shadow Primer
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
The Balm Nude ‘Tude Palette
Cover Girl Eye Enhancers Quad in Tropical Fusion
Mally Volumizing Mascara
Revlon Smoky Shadow Stick in Atomic
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Uzi
Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner in Vibrant Violet
Mally Evercolor Waterproof Liner in Onyx
Rimmel ScandalEyes Liner in Nude
NYX MegaShine Lip Gloss in Beige
Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Apple a Day
Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me, Peach Kiss, Pink Punch

I think all of these product will be great to create a whole range of different looks and all fit perfectly into my cute little makeup bag. I’m so excited for the trip and will try to remember to take some photos of some looks to share with you guys!

What are some of your travel makeup essentials?

My Fair Skin

So since I talk so much about what I put on my skin, I’d thought I’d talk a bit about the canvas itself. I do this so you guys will know a little about my skin type/skin tone so when I talk about products that work (or don’t work) you can maybe tell if they would work on you too based on how your skin is compared to mine.
This….drumroll please….is me with nothing on my skin.



Yeah, congratulations. Oh who am I kidding, I regularly go out in public like this! Running errands, the gym, sometimes even to lunch or whatever on the weekends. If I’m not going anywhere or just having an errand day, it is not unlikely for makeup to never touch my face. I have even been known to go to work without makeup! GASP! (It’s ok…I work in a sausage factory) I have been getting into the jive of doing my face everyday just because I want to try out new looks and products for you, my fine readers.

Anyway, I am naturally pretty darn pale. I usually have to get, if not the lightest, the second lightest foundation shade. I have pretty neutral undertones, with a slight hint of pink. I blush easily and will burn but then tan in the sun. Sometimes Mother Nature is good to me and I’ll just tan but that is a rare occassion. I have to say that I have been blessed as far as the texture of my skin goes. I have pretty small pores and have never had a problem with acne or breaking out. Of course I get zits but nothing a little spot blemish cream doesn’t take care of in a couple days. I don’t have oil problems, but actually tend to be quite dry. I’ve been using Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for as long as I can remember! (If it’s not broke, don’t fix it!) I do have the typical white girl problem of dark circles and super pigmented eyelids. If I’m doing a sheer eye color, I usually have to use some sort of primer/concealer to neutralize the color of my lids and the inner corners. I always have red under my nose because for some strange reason when I do my makeup, my nose runs. Actually, my nose runs at everything so it’s my forever battle for a non-chapped nose. I’ve started getting lines under my eyes (from what I like to think is laughing too much!) and I’ve been on the very tedious search for a liner that will not creep down into said lines! (Any recommendations?) Like the ever fabulous Dolly Parton said in Steel Magnolias: “Time marches on, and pretty soon you realize, it’s marching across your face.”

So yeah. There it is. Cyberland now knows everything there is to know about my skin. So if I say that something may not work for me, it may work for you if you have different skin or vice versa. Makeup is something that can be a treasure to one and trash to another. I hope this will help you guys down the road if you choose to try something I’ve mentioned here for yourselves.

Now go Be Fierce!

Fierce Faces: Villain Version



My Husband showed me this and I couldn’t help but share with you guys. Maleficent is my second favorite Disney villain after Ursula, of course. They both have the fiercest makeup in Disney history.

And just for fun:



Maybe I’ll go back to my Disney villain roots and be Maleficent for Halloween this year. It’s never too early to start planning!