Saturday, May 19, 2018

hard candy week: mini reviews of new products


It is hard to believe, but this is the final post in my Hard Candy week series. Time flies when you are talking about makeup! Since starting this themed week, we have looked at old posts, eyeshadow palettes, the Fox In a Box line, and now? It is time to do a few mini reviews of new products from the line. That includes a highlighting trio, a foundation stick, and a glitter lip top coat. So, if you have been eyeing these items at the drugstore but weren't sure whether or not to take the plunge....this post is for you.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

hard candy week: fox in a box (then and now)


Products come and go. Sometimes, that is a good thing and other times, it is a total disappointment. Especially when a makeup item has become a steady part of your everyday routine. Over the years? Hard Candy has released an awful lot of products. Some of them have stayed the course but many of them have slowly vanished...never to be heard of again. Until now. Recently, they re-released their popular Fox In a Box line of blushes. Are they different? The same? Good? Bad? As part of Hard Candy Week here on the creation of beauty is art. we are going to be taking a look at Fox In a Box, then and now.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

hard candy week: eyeshadow palette reviews


Are you ready to dig onto Hard Candy week? Then it is time to start by taking a closer look at the two eyeshadow palettes, pictured above. The first is the Galactic Eyes palette and the second, the Look Pro Eyeshadow Pro Palette. The first is ultra glittery and has been dubbed an Urban Decay dupe while the other has a combination of matte and shimmer shades for a more versatile offering. Want to find out more? Here is everything you need to know about these drugstore palettes.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

hard candy week: why i love hard candy cosmetics


Every makeup brand is different. Some are more beginner focused while others include trendier beauty items. Hard Candy offers a bit of both, with staples like foundation, concealer, and brow kits sitting next to galactic eyeshadow palettes and glitter top coats. With a drugstore price tag and a steady stream of new product launches....Hard Candy is one brand that you will want to keep on your radar.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

FOTD: tarte eyeshadow palette (be a mermaid & make waves)


Tarte is a brand that has always been there but has never been my main focus. Despite the fact that beauty bloggers and YouTube gurus from around the globe continued to rave about Tarte products....I never really got the hype. Sure, their blushes were fabulous, but so what? Was that enough to make it a must-have brand? Not in my mind. Then the Be a Mermaid & Make Waves palette happened. Needless to say, my eyes have been opened. Each eyeshadow shade in the set is creamy, pigmented, easy to blend, and effortlessly fabulous. Could it be the start of a new love affair? Time will tell, but in the meantime, here is a closer look at Tarte's mermaid inspired palette and the very first look I created with it.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

four tips to pull off mixed prints


The great thing about the Internet? There are so many incredible outfits to inspire your next look. Whether that inspiration comes from a celebrity appearance or a well-known blogger…. finding great fashion has never been easier. Lately I have been head over heels for mixed prints. I love the way pieces that traditionally would not be worn together somehow bring out the best in each piece. It works, even though it shouldn’t. Despite the popularity of this trend, it can seem tricky (if not impossible) to wear. How can you tell what goes and what doesn’t? Keep reading. These tips will help you pull off mixed prints all season long.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

current obsession: guess accessories


Some brands have a way of capturing your heart. They speak to you and light the spark of inspiration needed to push the boundaries of your own personal style. That is the best way for me to describe how I feel about Guess. What I love most about this specific brand is the fact that it manages to combine strength and femininity in the best possible way. Especially when it comes to their line of accessories. Often, they include bold statement pieces, sparkle, and just a hint of softness. As you can see from the photo above, there are a few new Guess accessories in my collection.