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Finally Embracing the Fall/Winter Color Palette…

13 Jan

My craving for deep plums and berries, olives, and rich reds has finally hit in full force…several months too late, apparently, as many brands are beginning their collective and meticulously coordinated launches into all things spring. Still, despite the sunny skies and often 80-degree weather here in So-Cal, I’m just beginning to embrace my love [...]

The Beauty Picks: Best Beauty Sets for the Last-Minute Shopper

21 Dec

««Press Samples»» Well guys, looks like I’ve done it again–I am always such a procrastinator when it comes to Christmas shopping! Every year, I vow that the next year will be different. And every year, I am stuck shopping late into the night a day or two before Christmas. What can I say? I never claimed to [...]

The Sample: Senna Glow Eye Colors in Capri, Coppertina, Cordovan, Emerald, Rose Gold & Sweet Dreams (Review, Swatches & Photos)

27 Nov

««Press Sample»» I’ve mentioned Senna Cosmetics several times on this blog (see here, here, and here)–it’s really an awesome brand. Every single product I’ve tried from Senna, I’ve absolutely loved. Truly. I wear their Barely Base almost every single day; for the past few weeks, I’ve worn their Baked Bronzer in Dawn almost exclusively on [...]

The Sample: NEW Paul & Joe Eye Liner WP & Eye Crayon Duo in 002 Fiji (Review, Swatches & Photos)

24 Jun

««Press Sample»» I’ve been feeling the itch lately–the itch to get away and head to a sunny locale where I can just laze about on a hammock all day drinking fresh coconut water and sunning myself. Of course that ain’t happening any time soon, especially since I just barely make enough at my new job [...]

The Sample: NEW Paul & Joe Eye Gloss & Lip Gloss Duo in 003 Monaco & 004 Maui (Review, Swatches & Photos)

25 May

««Press Sample»»  As a makeup devotee, there are many brands that I love–I could never choose just one favorite. It’s always a treat to see what brands’ have in store for each new seasonal collection. But there is one brand’s collections in particular that I’ve come to really look forward to lately; that brand is [...]

The Preview: Senna Spring 2013

23 May

I just wanted to give you guys a quick peek at some products I’ll be testing for the next week or so. Say hello to all the pretties from Senna’s Spring 2013 collection! I’m super excited to try the Barely Base, the lovely blush, and those 2 stunningly vibrant glosses! I’ve loved everything I’ve tried [...]

The Sample: NEW Giorgio Armani Summer Collection 2013 Bronze All-Over Face & Eye Palette (Review, Swatches & Photos)

3 May

I usually don’t have a problem writing out an intro to my posts but in this case, I’m struck a bit dumb. Just look at that palette! I’m not entirely sure that words are really necessary here. So let’s all just take a collective step back for a moment and just gawk at the beauty [...]

Rouge Bunny Rouge Fire Drops Loose Glitter Pigments (Review, Swatches of All Shades & Photos)

18 Apr

««Press Sample»»  Remember how I told you guys a little while back that one of my first makeup items–the product that started it all–was a stack of loose pigments from my mom? Well just because loose pigments will always hold a special place in my heart does not mean that I still enjoy using them [...]

The Sample: Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours in Amethyst and NEW SHADE Grey Pearl (Review, Swatches & Photos)

24 Mar

I recently found myself wandering the counters at Nordstrom when I came across a large display for the Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Eye Colours. I fully planned to walk away because despite all the glowing reviews that I had read for the product, I still just didn’t trust that it would be all that different [...]

The Sample: NEW Jouer Crème Eyeshadow Crayons in Avant Garde & Rococo (Review, Swatches & Photos)

14 Mar

««Press Sample»» I don’t know if you guys have noticed or not, but cream shadow crayons/pencils seem to be all the rage these days. Hot on the heels of Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown’s Caviar Stick Eye Colour (which was released in 2011, I believe, with some new shades out for spring) and Long-Wear Cream [...]