Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I am a sucker for a seasonal nail polish release. Well, really, I can’t resist just about any time I see a new nail polish display, but the seasonal ones make my heart go pitter patter. Recently, SinfulColors sent me a portion of their Valentine’s Day nail polish release.
Are you familiar with Fresh? If not, you should be. Fresh blasted into our psyches with their amazing lip treatments, and they’ve just continued to impress with each new item.
While the Fresh Sugar Lip treatments are technically a tinted lip balm, they’re really so much more than that. It’s like a subtle little lip scrub that’s not abrasive, a nourishing moisturizing treatment, and a hint of color all in one package. Plus, these babies have a SPF of 15. Ummm…how great is that?!?! This is especially important because our lips can’t create oils to protect themselves.
There are all kinds of must have makeup essentials that aren’t makeup. These are a few of our favorites.
There are basic items that every woman should have in her makeup bag. The so called must have makeup essentials. These items vary by person, of course, but there are a few standards. Now, I’m not talking about foundation or lip gloss or that. I mean the under-heralded basics that make the other items look even better. These are the must have makeup basics that lay the foundation for the pretty items to do their jobs.
I am a sucker for nail polish. I mean, if I see a sparkly little bottle, I have to at least stop and admire it, then ponder the purchase. Some might call it an addiction, or a disease. Me? I just call nail polish love and happiness. So…when I received these great new nail polish shades for 2015 from Mineral Fusion, I knew what had to be done.
Swatches and a post, y’all. Wait – what did you think I was talking about? These are great nail polish shades for 2015. These shades all come from two separate trios – Glitter and Glitz and the Vintage Glam kit.
Reese Witherspoon always looks great on the red carpet. The 2015 Golden Globes is no different. From her flawless, on point makeup to that stunning silver gown, what is that girl’s secret? I know, and now you can know too. It starts with great skin and fab Laura Mercier cosmetics. Here’s how to get Reese Witherspoon’s fabulous look from the 2015 Golden Globes.
It wouldn’t take much to transition Reese Witherspoon’s look into a wearable, real life look, either.
Now that the New Year has arrived, it’s time to take care of you. What better place to start than your lips? Since they don’t have glands to take care of themselves, lips really need our help. These are a few of my favorite lip items to get great lips for 2015. Let’s get the lippy year started off right!
This Coco Peppermint DIY Foot Balm recipe will treat your feet like never before. It makes a great gift, too.
Winter really plays heck with your feet. They’re always cold, and they feel like ice cubes. They’re trudging through snow and ice and those frigid water puddles. Not to mention pounding that pavement or the sidewalks that feel extra hard this time of year. Don’t your feet deserve a little TLC?
This Coco Peppermint Foot Balm recipe will fix your feet right up. Moisturizing and invigorating to make your tootsies feel amazing. Factor in the combination of coconut oil, shea butter, and peppermint, and your feet won’t know what hit them with this foot balm recipe.
A great DIY Vanilla Cinnamon Latte body scrub recipe that makes a fantastic pampering gift.
One of the keys to silky smooth skin is exfoliation. Exfoliating helps to get rid of the dirt, grime, and all the dead skin that’s just hanging around. One of the other benefits of exfoliation is the improved absorption of moisturizers.
How do you exfoliate? One of my favorite ways is with a luscious body scrub. This Vanilla Cinnamon Latte body scrub recipe is a perfect thing for sloughing off that debris. This body scrub recipe is slightly different, as it has the benefits of both sugar scrubs and coffee scrubs.
Today, we’re shopping for the ladies. Women think that they’re easy to shop for, but we all know better. “Oh anything you get me will be great. After all, it’s the thought that counts.” Riiiiiiiigggghhhhhhttttt… We’ve all heard that. Then, we hear through the grapevine that someone is mad at us because they didn’t like their gift.
These gift ideas for women are sure to knock their socks off.
Dry skin can be terrible. Itchy, scaly, it catches on everything. Ugghhh…And don’t even get me started on winter dry skin. Winter dry skin is like 20 times worse! Never fear, though. There are some really great products out there that can help us with this terrible winter dry skin. Here are a few of our favorites that we’ve tried.
Although it may seem like it’s waning in popularity, nail art is still super popular. I know personally, that sometimes I’m like “yeah, I’m gonna do this awesome elaborate design” and then…nothing. Some days I’m lucky if I can get my nails all the same color – or at least something that goes together!
This turkey and feathers nail art design is super cute, and perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Even better – the feathers nail art is great for year-round wear, since feathers are so popular right now.
Have you been watching Project Runway ? What a silly question – of course you have! I am slightly addicted to the show. On Thursdays, everyone knows where I’ll be – in front of my TV!
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Luis Casco, who is a renowned makeup artist in the industry. Luis Casco is currently the Featured Makeup Expert for Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars.
Find out what it’s like behind the scenes, is Tim Gunn really that awesome, the great looks for fall, and some super secret makeup tips we can all use!
As we all know, Project Runway is back for another season. This time, though, it’s another season of Project runway All Stars. Mary Kay is also back for another season as the makeup sponsor.
The first challenge was last week, where the group was divided into two teams – boys vs girls. We showed you how to get the boys’ Downtown Chic makeup look a few days ago. This time, we’re showing you how to achieve the girls’ Uptown Chic makeup look.
With the crisper weather, and the end of baseball season, it brings about one thing – football and tailgating. Whether you’re attending an NFL game, a college game, or even just a local high school game, there’s one thing that’s the same – food, fun, and friends. Of course you want to be comfortable and stylish, but still have fun. Here are some of your football essentials for tailgating in style.
Last week, the new series of project Runway All Stars debuted. Now, I love me some Project Runway, and the All Stars competitions just seems to amp up everything I love about the show.
If you missed the show, the contestants were divided into two teams – boys vs girls. Each team had to create a collection based on either Uptown or Downtown. And we all know that means a trip to the Mary Kay makeup studio.
Halloween is nearly upon us! Don’t fret though! There’s still plenty of time to show your Halloween ghoulishness. One of the best, quickest, and easiest ways is with a Halloween manicure.
Sally Hansen has a ton of awesome Halloween themed nail polishes that aren’t too themed. They’re just perfect for the occasion in the right tones and shades. Plus, when the holiday is over, they won’t be out of place in your everyday nail polish collection.
I don’t think there’s anyone that hasn’t been touched by breast cancer. However, once October starts to roll around, it seems that we’re inundated with brands and items that have a portion of proceeds that go to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Honestly, it’s all a little mind-boggling. Here are a few items that not only go to support a great cause, they’re pretty awesome products themselves.
Mehron is known in the theater makeup world for having fabulous products that are packed full of color. These pigments are intense and bright, long lasting, and, most importantly, easy to use.
Recently, the great folks at Mehron sent me one of their Intense PRO Pressed Powder Pigments palettes to play with. Whew! Say that 10 times fast. Anyway…I opened it up, and there were eight of the most vibrant, intense colors of shadows I had ever seen. And I’m someone that likes color in their makeup.
I am slightly addicted to nail polish. When I see new colors, I tend to scoop them up without a second thought. They’re so pretty, and they sparkle in the bottle, and…I must have them.
Recently, I came across the Sinful Colors Halloween 2014 collection of nail polishes. There were a ton of polishes as part of this release. Maybe 15 different shades of nail polish. However, when I started looking at them, there were a lot of re-releases or colors that are always available. I ended up picking up 5 of the colors.
Recently, I went on a trip to Napa. While the scenery was amazingly beautiful, and the wine was delicious, the weather was hot. Blazing hot. Of course, we were spending a lot of our time outdoors, taking tours of various vineyards. And, of course, you still want to look amazing.Know what the secret is to looking great? Melt proof makeup.
Here are the melt proof makeup essentials, courtesy of QVC, that were in my makeup bag to help combat the heat, and keep me looking photo ready.