Monday, January 21, 2019

trying out the subculture palette (anastasia beverly hills)


Talk about controversial. When the Subculture eyeshadow palette originally launched, reviews were mixed. Some people had no issues whatsoever and others - who happened to be huge beauty YouTubers - found the palette was downright unusable. Anastasia Beverly Hills explained this as an inconsistency in the batches during production. (You can read more about that and the rest of the controversy here.) Not long ago, I stumbled upon this very palette at Marshalls. Given all of the hoopla around it during the launch, I thought, what the heck. It was time for me to find out what the Subculture palette was really like. Today's post will include swatches, a full review, and a makeup look created with these high end eyeshadows.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

new beauty tools: paris hilton tweezers + brush cleaner


It may seem like there have been a lot of posts about Paris Hilton Cosmetics here lately. That's because there have been! Over the last several months, I've been given items from the line (for my birthday, Christmas, and just because) and have purchased items myself.  That means lots and lots of reviews are on the horizon. For the most part, I've reviewed Paris Hilton makeup products, like lip products and highlights. This time? It is all about beauty tools. Recently, I've been using the Paris Hilton tweezers and brush cleaner a lot. Are they good? Bad? In between? Here is everything you need to know about these affordable beauty tools.


Thursday, January 17, 2019

my first charmed aroma experience (candle + accessory review)


I absolutely love burning candles. This is in part due to the many fabulous scents there are to choose from....and in part because I was never allowed to burn them when I lived with my parents. (They were afraid one of us kids would be absentminded enough to burn down the house!) When I moved out, it was candles, candles, and more candles. I am currently trying to work through the ones I have. However, a new addition recently made its way into my life. One of my friends gave me a beautiful candle from Charmed Aroma. Though I have used candles from many different brands over the years, this one had eluded me. Not long ago, I became memorized by a Charmed Aroma ad on Instagram and was this close to placing an order, but stopped myself. I needed to use up the candles I had before splurging on new ones! Lucky for me, my friend was able to read my mind somehow. She ordered the absolute perfect candle for me. So, on that note. Here it is: my very first Charmed Aroma experience.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

nail polish review: OPI breakfast at tiffany's (i believe in manicures)


Audrey Hepburn is an icon. Few actresses fall into that category but Audrey always made it seem easy. How? She had impeccable fashion sense, was a talented and emotive performer, exuded classic beauty, and gave back to others through her awe-inspiring humanitarian work. It is no surprise that both film and fashion lovers continue to support and admire her. Myself included! Audrey has long been one of my biggest inspirations. I love her movies, her style, and the fact that she was such a loving and giving human being. Of course, when I came across an OPI nail polish set inspired by the beloved film, Breakfast at Tiffany's...I knew I had to add this to my collection.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

three steps to change up your winter style.


It never ends quickly. At least it doesn’t seem to. The winter months always seem to drag on and on. Somehow we start to think that the snow will never stop falling and the temperatures will never rise again. Here is a little advice: stop waiting for winter to be over. Make the most of it! Though the weather outside is cold and frosty… your style can be red hot. Spending time with friends? Heading to work? Running errands? Your wardrobe will always look fantastic. Here are some easy ways to change up your winter style this year.

Friday, January 11, 2019

hard candy holiday makeup haul


Hard Candy and I have a long and beautiful history. I can't recall the first time I used a product from this brand, but I wrote about their products on the creation of beauty is art. way back in 2013! (You can read that very very old post here, if you are interested.) Since then, I have tried an awful lot of products. From blushes to eyeliners, foundations, lip products, and everything in between. Hard Candy is a massive part of my makeup collection. Though I enjoy high-end beauty items...drugstore products never fail to make me smile. Over the last month or so, several new Hard Candy products have entered my life. Some were gifts to myself and others were gifts from friends. Today, I wanted to go through some of the Hard Candy holiday items and share my thoughts.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

paris hilton nude eye set (review, swatches, and makeup look)


I love Paris Hilton. And after watching the new Netflix documentary, The American Meme, I am not alone. There are millions of "Little Hiltons" who admire and adore this iconic star. No wonder she has nineteen product lines, including an ultra successful and affordable cosmetics line. Over the last year (in fact, my very first post about Paris Hilton Cosmetics went up almost a year ago) I have been able to try out quite a few of her products. The newest is especially exciting. The Nude Eye palette caught my eye immediately because it included eyeshadows. Out of everything I've found from the brand, this was my first time finding Paris Hilton eyeshadow. Talk about exciting!