Inventive but not impeccable.


Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation in 02

What Armani says: “A formula that is easy to apply with unified distribution, and covers imperfections.  An ultra-fine oil-pigment suspension that perfects the complexion, instantly igniting skin’s natural luminosity. A water and powder-free base.”

Last May, I finally was able to afford this foundation and I bought it for a bride’s wedding as well as for myself. I’d been wanting to try it since it launched and I was so stoked to finally own it! I thought it was going to solve all of my foundation woes with a single pump. Well, to tell you the truth it didn’t live up to the claims I so desperately wanted in a foundation. While it’s not the worst foundation I’ve tried, it’s certainly not the best. I’ll explain why. Continue reading


Olive you.


Since it’s been ages since I’ve posted a face of the day, I figured I should really get back on that! Have I ever told you guys that I love the color olive? I really, really love it. So here’s a light olive look that I threw together for you. I got some gorgeous greens from Silk Naturals that I wanted to play around with and I’m extremely happy with the result. I hope you all love it! I’ll post products soon when I get back from the store!  Continue reading

Face Mask Friday–Moroccan Red Clay Mask!


NOW Solutions Moroccan Red Clay Powder

What NOW says: “Moroccan Red Clay is an all natural powder clay that is highly absorbent and mixes easily with water and other moisturizing products. It serves as an excellent facial cleanser and purifying masque, especially for individuals with sensitive skin. It’s for sensitive skin in need of detoxification to remove impurities and in need of smaller pore size and tighter skin tone.”

When I was browsing the aisles of my natural health food store in search of vegetable glycerin, I came upon this little jar of wonder. I had never heard of Moroccan Red Clay before and before I knew it, it ended up in my cart. This is a fantastic mask for those with sensitive skin who don’t normally venture out into the world of clay masks. You will definitely want to check this out!  Continue reading

Pucker up with Peach.


Revlon Colorburst Sunset Peach

What Revlon says: “Lips that shine with killer color. This weightless gloss makes lips pop with 5X more shine than patent leather”

I’ve actually had this lip gloss for about two years now and it is a staple in my lipstick purse. I know, I have a lipstick purse, I’m a sick person. I reach for this continually on a daily basis because the color is so versatile and effortless! For a girl with too many lipsticks and lip glosses to count, that’s saying something.  Continue reading

Baby get your shine on!


Stila Sequins Sparkle Waterproof Eye Liner

What Sephora says: “These first-ever pigmented, waterproof, glitter, liquid eyeliners are super long-lasting and designed to stay put under any circumstance. Application is a breeze with an easy-to-use sponge tip applicator for a perfect, color-rich line, every time.”

I honestly cannot believe I have not written a post in over a week! I’m really sorry everyone! I have been so busy with getting everything ready for university, and now that I’m finally here I’ve still been running ragged. On a brighter note, I was able to bring my horse this year! Whoohoo! So I am one happy girl! I hope you all have been having a fantastic last few days of Summer and aren’t too stressed for Fall. Since it’s not Fall just yet, you should really head to your local Sephora and snatch this gorgeous liner up to take your final summer looks to the next level. Sparkle on ladies and gents, get ready to get your glitter on. Continue reading

Face Mask Friday! Brighten your skin with rose!


Freeman Facial Brightening Rose Paper Mask

What Freeman says: “Serum infused paper facial mask with Rose Extract illuminates dull skin. White Tea and Licorice help reduce age spots for more even toned skin. Reveal a smoother surface with Lactic and Glycolic Acids. Perfect for dull skin types.”

My gosh, it feels like forever since I’ve done a Face Mask Friday post! For some reason my Fridays lately have been ridiculously hectic, so I am sorry about that. Hopefully they’ll clear up soon. Now, onto the mask! I am still absolutely in love with these paper masks, and my skin just soaks them up too (literally!) and if you haven’t jumped on this bandwagon yet, get on it! There is still room for more! Continue reading

Send your skin to rehab.


Kat Von D Rehab Priming Elixir

What Sephora says: “Kat calls this her “black rose primer detox.” It provides mattifying properties, evens out the complexion, and nourishes skin to create the perfect canvas for applying makeup and extending its wear. The extract of rose provides potent hydrating properties. A blend of natural fruit and botanical extracts soothes and hydrates skin. This product also protects skin against environmental damage and premature aging. Oil- and fragrance-free, this water-based formulation is gentle on all types of skin and never leaves a shiny effect or greasy feeling. For additional antiaging benefits, this product can be used in the in the evening under night cream.” Formulated without Parabens

Have any of you seen the movie or play Sweeney Todd? If you have, then you probably remember the very catchy song ‘Pirelli’s Miracle Elixir’ and had it stuck in your head for days like me. I’m not going to lie, whenever I see the word Elixir, the song automatically starts playing in my head. Unlike Pirelli’s Miracle Elixer, which is a total scam, this one is actually lives up to its claims.  Continue reading

Get jealous.


I’m heading off to the Pageant of the Masters down in Laguna Beach tonight and I wanted to post the look I’m wearing! I have been absolutely in love with greens lately, and I don’t think it’s going to end any time soon. I’m hoping to try it out with some gold soon, I can hardly wait to get out my brushes!  Continue reading

Thrills and Frills.


Silk Naturals Frills Eye Shadow

You guys are going to kill me. They apparently do not carry this color at Silk Naturals anymore, so I must have gotten this in the Last Chance pile and didn’t remember. This is one of the colors I bought for my sister for her graduation, and happens to be her favorite. I don’t know how I’m going to break the news to her that it’s discontinued! But like I’ve said before, pretty makeup is pretty makeup and this deserves to be shown. Continue reading

Some beach, somewhere! With a nose ring.


I’ve got a ring now!

It feels like I haven’t been out of the car in a month! Last week I was on the Oregon Coast and this week I’m down in Newport Beach California, where I grew up. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! Here’s a really simply beach look I created today. Lots of gold to match the warmth of the sand and sun. Continue reading