- Fall lipsticks
- UD Illuminating powder review


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' !


Pop Culture Cosmetics- 'Happy Daisy'

My second PCC polish is this happy, festive top coat.
Here's 2 coats of 'Happy Daisy' over 
2 coats of Sinful Colors' 'Unicorn'.

'Happy Daisy' is a clear top coat filled with all sizes of yellow
and white hexes. There are a couple white daisy glitters in there,
but their super hard to get to, even with a toothpick :/

Despite that, this is such a happy, lighthearted mani that I don't even care
if the daisies come out or not-
the combo is still adorable!

What do you think?


Pop Culture Cosmetics 'Smart & Sassy'

I haven't had a Pop Culture Cosmetics polish in awhile,
but when I saw their new Spring/Easter polishes-
I had to have some.

Here's the first of several,
'Smart & Sassy' over Sinful Colors' 'Cotton Candy'

'Smart & Sassy' is a light pink jelly filled with large blue stars,
Large blue, neon yellow, and pink hexes, small & square iridescent glitter,
and yellow, blue, & pink micro-glitter.

I was quite pleased with this polish?
It's super adorable and great for Spring :)


Revlon Matte Balm Stain- 'Audacious'

Sorry it's been almost/over a week since I posted last.
I've had so much going on with job fairs, wedding planning,
and now moving houses!

ya'll know I'm in love with Revlon's Matte Balm Stains,
(see a full review of them here)
and now that it's Spring/close to Summer,
I was ready to pick up some brighter colors :)

Here's 'Audacious'!

'Audacious' is a bright, peachy-orange shade.

It's much brighter than these pictures can show,

As always, the formula and wearability of these balm stains are incredible.
I HIGHLY recommend you scoop one or two of these babies up for the coming season,
if you haven't already!