When I look back on my beauty regime “fails” I always find myself focusing on my nails. I’m so aware that rhymed. I can’t even help it. But seriously…my nails only received special attention on very special occassions…prom, someone’s wedding or….when my mom offered to pay for my manicures. As I have delved into the world of blogging and subsequently giving people beauty advice, I became brutally aware of all of my own beauty shortcomings. Most importantly, my nails. Unfortunately, my… Read more »

Do you want to know what my least favorite thing about beauty and makeup is…? There are so many “rules”. Like, a lot of them. Blondes should wear this…. That skin tone requires that… You’re too pale for that color… Your face is too round for that cut… You guys…I could quite literally go on and on for days reciting every rule that has ever been thrown at me in regard to what I should wear & when I should… Read more »

Well, it’s cold out. Like, really cold..and windy….and bedtime feels like 6 o’clock because the sun abandoned us at five. What I’m trying to say is I’m already dreading winter. On the bright side…a new season and new weather means a change in my beauty routine. Which means…an excuse to shop! 😉 So, if you’re wondering what to buy to make the transition into winter just a bit easier on your skin and look then you’re going to love this… Read more »

The most common comment I get on my smokey eye makeup is…”I try and do something like that and I just look silly!” I bet you don’t! We all spend so much time looking at ourselves in the mirror that sometimes when we try something a bit different than our usual look we think we look ridiculous…when someone else thinks you look great! There are so many tutorials and tips on achieving the perfect smoky eye look! But…if you keep… Read more »

Well, this is it. My very first video tutorial. It didn’t go as smoothly as I would have liked…some technical difficulties (the recording stopped about 8 minutes before I was done), some cringe-worthy moments (do I really sound like that??), and some first timer mistakes (okay, a lot of first timer mistakes-couldn’t make myself look into the camera, pronouncing things wrong, be an all around goofball) but…I did it!! Can I just say…there is nothing more humbling than seeing an extremely well lit,… Read more »

At what age, exactly, can I expect to stop breaking out? I mean at age 26 (almost 27) I am experiencing…blemishes & breakouts AND the undeniable signs of aging…it’s cruel, really, it is. Because breakouts appear to be an inevitable part of my life I have developed a quick way to stop my breakouts as quickly as possible! We all know what steps are involved in caring for our skin but..then we get busy, and things like that get pushed… Read more »

I’m in LOVE with all things NAKED! Damn Urban Decay for making something so wonderful and naming it something so awkward. In all seriousness, UD really outdid themselves with the Naked 3 Palett. The colors, the presentation and the brush (double ended) are all equal parts unique and yet on trend. That really should be UD’s motto if you ask me! This is my current “go-to” look from the palett. It’s neutral and yet a little bit glam!    Be… Read more »

Happy Friday!! Tonight, while I was completing one of my (rather strange) beauty rituals…I tried to remember where I came up with it! I decided this one stemmed from a trick my mother taught me -gotta love moms! It dawned on me that several of my absolute favorite little beauty tricks were either passed down to me or learned by some trial and A LOT of error. I figured my lovely readers might be looking for a winter pick-me-up for… Read more »

There is nothing more gratifying than giving someone you care about a gift that they  LOVE! Unfortunately, finding that gift can be a less than pleasant experience. By “less than pleasant” I mean stressful, pressure filled, crowded, miserable and rash inducing. For real, I’ve worked myself up in such a gift giving tizzy that my body had no choice but to rebel in the form of a rash on my back. Issues, I’ve got lots of them! 😉 So, if… Read more »

I wish I had a reality show (doesn’t everyone?). My life is pretty much an epic mixture of blunders, mistakes and horrible decisions…mixed with good intentions and lots of good luck that somehow all comes together to make a pretty spectacular existence. I feel like that could be fun to watch, I mean, my husband finds me incredibly entertaining.  I say this because…my blog mentor recently suggest I write a quick post with some “Beauty Do’s & Don’ts”, my response?… Read more »