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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 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: Pixi Fairy Light Solo Eye Shadows in French Lace, Nude Nouveaux, Boho Bronze and Warm Autumn (Review, Swatches & Photos)

4 Mar

Truth be told, I actually picked these shadows up during a sale at Target almost 7 months ago (…or longer??). I stashed them away in my little drugstore-makeup-to-be-reviewed-box and then promptly forgot about until now. Whoops! But really, when I rediscovered these the other day while cleaning, I remembered why I was so excited about [...]

The Sample: LORAC PRO Palette (Review, Swatches & Photos)

10 Feb

««Press Sample»» For some reason, I tend to stray away from palettes just a bit. I really don’t own many; my paltry collection is a disgrace to beauty bloggers everywhere, I’m sure. But when I find a good one, boy do I fall hard. It takes a lot to sweep me off me feet when it [...]

I’ve Finally Hit Pan!!!

29 Jan

I am proud to say that I have finally “hit pan”–and not just on one but two eyeshadows! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever hit pan on something…at least not that I can remember anyway, so it’s kind of a big deal for me. The eyeshadows that have hit pan are my Laura Mercier Sateen [...]

The Sample: Jouer Bare Beauty Collection (Review, Swatches & Photos)

22 Jan

««Press Sample»» Call me boring but most of the time, I like a rather natural, neutral, pretty look for my day-to-day makeup. You know what I’m talking about: the no-makeup makeup look. There is a time and a place for acid green liner, electric blue shadow, and rainbow glitter, of course–and I like to play [...]