- Fall lipsticks
- UD Illuminating powder review


Wet N Wild's Fergie 'D-Vinely Chilled' lipstick

So as I was randomly perusing my local drugstores' shelves the other day,
I snatched up this baby.
It looked like Fall to me,
and I'm a sucker for an oxblood-colored anything.
(I actually ended up pairing it with this look)

I've only ever tried one other Fergie lipstick (and I've been much less than impressed with Wet N Wild's other Fergie products), so I didn't have very high expectations.
Here's what I found:

As you can see, indoors, it's a lusty, merlot-red.

In natural light, however-

It turns much more fuchsia-red.


I like it better as the wine-red :)
Either way, it was an okay buy.
The formula wasn't as great as nicer (and my more preferred) lipsticks like Maybelline,
(and certainly nothing like Mac),
but hey- you get what you pay for.

It's cheap and great for every now and then.
I have no problem adding it to my arsenal of lipstick options :)


Caribbean Cruise

Hello, everyone!
I just got back from my honeymoon, (Princess Cays and Turks & Caicos),
and I did a Caribbean inspired look for it :)
Summer in October, hey hey.

Here's my Caribbean Cruise, last-of-summer look:

I was focused mainly on that Caribbean-water blue on the second half of the lid :)
It matched my dress perfectly, and I thought it looked exactly like the water outside our window!

I used (all UD shadows):
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
'Vanilla'- inner corner
'Deep End'- second half of lid
'Prank' & 'Revolver'- crease
'Madness'- highlight over crease
Covergirl Line Exact eyeliner
L'Oreal mascara (to be reviewed soon!!)

What do you guys think of this look?
Remind you of the beach?


Bondage, Baby

Okay, so this look has more than just Bondage in it,
but I like the title :P

For anyone starting to feel incredibly uneasy, but Bondage I'm referring to an eyeshadow,
not S&M.

I did a look today using several shadows from Urban Decay's new Vice 3 palette that i acquired a couple weeks ago.
Today was really the first chance I've had to play around with it,
and it's amazeballs.
( full post of swatches coming soon)

The rest of the shadows came from older Vice palettes.

Here's Bondage, Baby.

This look would be a sultry, nighttime/date night look.
The colors I used reminded me very much of Fall, too.
I'm IN LOVE with 'Sonic' and 'Bondage',
and will def use them more in the future.

I used:

'Lucky', 'Sonic', and 'Bondage' are all from Vice 3.
'Ambush' and 'Derailed' are form Vice 2,
and 'Freebird' is from the original Vice!

Check back soon to see full swatches of the Vice 3 palette :)


Latest SYN Cosmetics shadows/swatches!

Though I haven't been blogging/doing anything exciting with makeup lately,
I'm still a lover of SYN Cosmetics' stuff.
I recently got 5 new shadows/glitters in the mail,
and I wanted to share them with you!

Here they are over a Too Faced shadow primer:
(no editing!!)

She's currently out of my all time favorite shadows, Synfused, so 'Slim' is a nice alternative!
(If you look at most looks I've done in the past year or so- there's a good chance I used 'Synfused' in most of them)
'Entice' is another one I've used before that I LOVED,
so replenishing it was necessary, obvi.

This is a metallic shadow and glitter,
both of which are new to me.
I foresee doing some amazing Fall looks with 'Zone'! 

You can check out these and more on the SYN Cosmetics website here.


I'M BACKKKKK... kind of.

Hello, fellow bloggers!
After graduating college, moving to a new city, starting a new job, AND getting married-
I FINALLY have a little time to get back to blogging!
... and only because it's Fall Break :P

Hopefully, I can get the ball rolling again and post at least twice a week

I will preface this by saying that after all the stress the past several months has held,
my nails are crap.
I've bit and picked at them to the point that they are nowhere near presentable to be photographed-
at least now for a nail/beauty blog.

For tonight, since Fall is finally here, I have a lovely little Fall-ish lipstick.
Here's Maybelline's 'Maple Kiss':

I snagged this beauty from the drugstore the other day.
I'm sure it's not a new product,
but it's still lovely for Fall :)

Perfect for Fall!

I have some brand new SYN Cosmetics shadows that I'll be swatching for my next post!


Back from Hiatus... time for Hemp! ;)

Sorry for my mini hiatus, everyone!
We've been in the process of moving, and we've just now got wifi hooked back up.
I still don't know if I'll be able to post as often as I used to,
but it will definitely be more often than lately!

Anyway, I figured I'd start my return with a bong, i mean, bang :P
I came across this brand Hempz in Ulta several months ago,
and finally a couple weeks ago I went back & scooped up some stuff.

Here's their self tanner & a body wash:

I'll do a full review of both of these products soon,
but so far, I will say- WOW!
The self tanner works wonderfully, and the body wash smells

Have any of you ever tried this brand?!
I'm super curious to know what your experience has been!

I have high hopes for these products,
but I will keep you posted :)


Revlon Matte Lip Balm- 'Unapologetic'

Ya'll know I love these matte balms form Revlon.
I'm finally posting about another one today that is bright & perfect for summer.
Here's 'Unapologetic'.

As always, this baby went on super smooth.
It's staying power is redonkulous,
and the bright pink gives you a perfect pop of color.


Tooty Fruity

I've got my first Summer-y look for you today.
I have yet to really use my Sleek Candy palette that I bought a couple months ago,
so I took the time to create a look with it.

Here's 'Tooty Fruity'.

I used (all Sleek shadows):
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
'Pear Drop'- inner corner
'Bubble Gum' & Sugarpill's 'Afterparty'- crease
'Apple Sour' & 'Mint Cream'- lid
Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara

I actually really loved this.
It's fun and bright,
and I forgot how much I loved bright blues on my eyes.


Cocktail Makeup Series- So Far (Review)

I know it's been a hot minute since i've posted,
but i've been so busy with finishing up things for my license and graduating college.
I finally did it, though!!
Which means now I have more time to blog :)

If you followed my blog last summer,
you'll know I started a makeup series based off of various cocktails.
I plan to do that again this year (and am currently taking requests!!),
so I wanted to recap what I've done so far.

The attached links go to each looks' respective post,
where you can find more pics, recipes, and products used.

I plan on creating even better (quality wise, anyway) looks this year.
Any suggestions you guys have, let me know!


Game of Thrones makeup series- House Martell

If you follow GoT at all so far this season,
you know that House Martell of Dorne is becoming increasingly bigger players.
(if you've read the books, then you REALLY know what's going on!)
In honor of that,
I wanted to use House Martell as the inspiration for my next installment
in my GoT makeup series!

Here's their sigil:

Based on their colors,
I created the following look!

I used:
Too Faced's Shadow Insurance
Sugarpill's 'Love+' & Lime Crime's 'Siren'- crease
Sugarpill's 'Flamepoint'- highlight of crease
Lime Crime 'Circus Girl'- inner corner
BFTE 'Tangerine' & 'Wacky'- middle and outer lid
Covergirl Line Exact liquid eyeliner
Covergirl mascara

I freaking love these fiery combos together!
I feel like i've used a lot of reds, golds, and oranges in this series,
but there are prevalent within the GoT world!

I actually wore this look out in public. Twice.
I love it.
What do you guys think?


Easter polishes!

Today is the day the Lord has made :)
I will rejoice and be glad in it!

Praise God for such a wonderful day today.
Also, I have some exciting and adorable Easter polishes for you!
Both from Pop Culture Cosmetics!

This is 'Bunny Trail' over Essie's 'To bUy or Not to Buy'

Secondly, 'Easter Dress' over Sinful Colors' !