Candy coated


my Easter candy kick has inspired even my recent makeup selections

Happy almost Easter everyone! I made a couple purchases at Sephora yesterday that I am so excited to show off. Stila released a new liner for spring that is exactly the color I have been searching for the past year. I swear, it’s “the one”. Bonus, it’s waterproof, so I’m anxious to try it out poolside. So what is this magical new color? It’s the smudge stick waterproof eyeliner in Turquoise. Unlike many turquoise liners that tend to be really bright and almost more cerulean, this one is a slightly pale pastel perfect for Easter. Now, you know I’m ecstatic for this color, so what could possibly blow my mind even more in one swatch fest? Thank you Easter-Bunny-Magic-Man-Of-My-Life!! Sephora has four shades of the YSL Rouge Volupte Shine available for a limited time in our blessed Boise store. I took one look at the color Corail in Touch and I swear I died and was resurrected right there at the front of the store. So here’s my spring look take two, a more vibrant, colorful look. Continue reading


Smooth as a pearl.


Youngblood Natural Loose Foundation in Pearl

What Youngblood says: “Create the naturally flawless look you’ve always coveted with this ultra-fine, luxurious powder. The lightweight formula provides buildable coverage and a soft radiance — without any glitter or shimmer. Its exclusively designed container dispenses the precise amount of powder.”

This summer, my skin did not look too hot. It was irritated, red, bumpy and my acne just wouldn’t go away. Little did I know that half of the reason why was because of my OCC foundation. So I did some research one day and found out that one little ingredient called Isoproyl Myristate is highly irritating and highly comedogenic. Turns out, it was in my tinted moisturizer and liquid foundation. So off I went to look for new foundations, and I came across the Youngblood line. This is their best selling foundation, but I was wary because it was a loose mineral base, and I absolutely loathe Bare Minerals Loose Foundation. Thankfully, the wonderful salon let me have a few samples, and that first day I was completely hooked. I was so glad it didn’t look cakey and weird like Bare Minerals and I received so many compliments on my skin it was unbelievable. I bought it a few days later and am still loving it to this day.  Continue reading

Smooth as glass.


Youngblood Mineral Primer

What Youngblood says: “This colorless base helps enhance the performance of makeup throughout the day. The lightweight, silky formula smoothes the appearance of fine line and pores, creating an even surface for foundation. Packed with minerals and vitamins to protect skin from environmental damage. (1 fl oz/30 ml)”

Back when I had extremely bad acne, I couldn’t wear any silicone’s  My face just would not tolerate them and if I ever did wear makeup that had silicone’s in them, I would be left with huge cystic welts the next day. So I stayed away from anything that had them for years, not chancing even the thought of them on my skin. However, that changed when this came into my life. If you’ve had problems with silicone’s in the past, this primer just might be an exception for you to consider.  Continue reading

Livin’ the Champagne Life.


Youngblood Luminous Crème Blush:

What Youngblood says: “Give cheeks a burst of color and radiance with this cream-textured blush. The oil-free formula combines a shimmering glow with sheer, long-wearing color. Wear as a cheek color or highlighter, or layer with powder blushes for extra vibrancy”

Youngblood also describes this as a ‘bubbly taupe with a shimmery sheen’. I honestly try to avoid taupe whenever possible and I would not describe this as taupe in the least. It is definitely a champagne color that leans on the warmer side. If you’re looking for a very sexy glow without a ton of glitter or shimmer, this is perfect. Everyone who looks at you will wonder if you secretly just had a glass of Dom Pérignon. Continue reading