love NARS… hate the shipping

How many of you beauties use NARS products? François Nars knows how to make a girl squeal with his skin perfecting complexion products and intensely pigmented blushes (more bang for your buck)… But ordering online is such a hassle and … Continue reading

The Makeup Show NYC 2014

Here’s a sneak peek of my haul from The Makeup Show in NYC last week.

Got some great products at some even greater prices. Stay tuned for the haul, swatches, and quick reviews.

Peace baby 😉


benefit “they’re real” mascara

I’d heard many great things about Benefit’s ‘they’re real’ mascara. What prompted me to finally purchase was my mom’s rave about how good it was.

She has fairly thin lashes and asked me several times how to get fuller lashes. I told her about MAC’s prep & prime lash and how good that works. She tried it, but it didn’t work the same for her that it worked for me.


This product, however had the opposite outcome. The Benefit ‘they’re real’ mascara is nothing special. I much prefer my drugstore L’Oreal brand of carbon black mascara.

It’s not bad, don’t get me wrong. It doesn’t run, stays all day, and it’s easy to get off with EVOO.

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Foundation Review Series: Make Up For Ever High Definition Foundation

There are already a TON of reviews on this foundation. From YouTube, to blogs, to Instagram, all over these innanets! But here’s mine. Cause I’m a part of this “blogosphere” I’m gonna contribute, someone’s interested in my thoughts, right?

So here we go…

This foundation is like an extra layer of skin. Not in the sense of creating a thick elephant like skin, but like your skin, but much better. It offers a sort of perfection, especially for those with limited skin issues. The coverage it offers is medium to full, however, I can not attest to how heavy a coverage it offers, as I do not like full/heavy coverage. It has also be sheered out, perhaps in conjunction with a moisturizer or mixing medium. I used almost 2 pumps and it covered my whole face and slightly down to my neck. I did use about a half a pump more in certain spots of my face where I had a couple blemishes. I decided to use 2 pumps because this was New Year’s Eve and I knew I’d be drinking which meant, I’d probably sweat a little bit. I wanted to be sure it lasted and didn’t fade. We’ll get to that point a little later tho… Check out my FOTN from New Year’s here.

I believe if you have problematic skin, this foundation will work for you. You’ll need to work with it, layer it, but wait until each layer dries before you add another. It may take some trial and error to get the right amount without it being cakey.

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MAC Heavenly Creatures Collection (finally)

I have been waiting on this collection to release since late winter/early spring!

As we all know, I am a total freak for MAC MSFs (for whatever reason) and this collection released four. I picked up two.

Head over to MAC’s website to see everything that was released with this collection!

Here’s what I got (swatches and little bit of what I think of them).

Mineralize Skin Finishes: Center of the Universe and Earthshine

I first placed my order some time last week, as collections are always released about a week early for MAC Pro members, but I skipped out on Center of the Universe because I thought I’d had something similar. But after seeing swatches on Glam by Lena’s site, I knew…just knew…I had to have!

Center of the Universe
more pictures after the jump…

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