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The Beauty Picks: All Things Lip Balm Edition

10 Jun

««Press Samples»» Lip balm addicts, unite!!!! I’ve FINALLY gotten around to doing my big lip balm roundup post that I’ve been planning forever. Apologies for the months-long hiatus guys–I feel like I’m always apologizing to you but life really caught up to me this time! I’ve had a lot going on personally and also was [...]

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 Sample: NEW Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in Nude No.3 (Review, Swatches & Photos)

16 Nov

««Press Sample»» And now, for my first actual review in…well, it’s embarrassing. Suffice it to say, it’s been a while. And I’ve had this Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo for a while now so I guess it’s not really “brand spankin’ new” but still…it’s new for fall, right?! Anyway, on to the topic of the [...]

More Sheer Lip Candy

12 Aug

««Press Samples»» It’s no secret that I’m a maniac when it comes to sheer lip color. What’s not to love? You can experiment and play without fear because when a lipstick is sheer, even the brightest most daunting shades become easily wearable! It’s probably not news to you that sheer lipsticks are a go-to during [...]

The Sample: NEW IT Cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You 6-Piece Collection (Review, Swatches & Photos)

12 Jul

««Press Sample»»  Wow–it is seriously amazing to me that I used to be able to churn out reviews this size pretty consistently without batting a lash but now, with my busy schedule being what it is (coupled with my general lack of sleep…but that’s nothing new), it took me almost 2 weeks just to finish [...]

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: BITE Beauty Lush Lip Tints in Juice & Tangelo (Review, Swatches & Photos)

21 May

««Press Sample»»  You know that beauty urban legend of sorts that has been circling the web about how the average woman consumes between 5-10 lbs. of lipstick in her lifetime? Though the facts are debatable (you’d have to not only purchase but completely use up hundreds upon hundreds of lipsticks in your lifetime in order [...]

The Sample: NEW Dior Jelly Lip Pen in 656 Gaïa (Review, Swatches & Photos)

13 May

Have I ever told you guys that I have a serious weakness for beauty products with names that pertain to food? Example: Lid Smoothie. Skin Food. Lip Butter. Soufflé Blush. This may or may not also be about 90% of the reason I am dying to try the new Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelées. [...]

The Beauty Picks: Sheer Lip Color Edition

7 May

As I’m sure many of you are well aware, I am and always have been more attracted to a very sheer, subtle lip. Tinted balms and sheer, balmy lipsticks are my go-to’s when I want to look a bit more polished and put-together. It seems that sheer lip color is also becoming more and more [...]