So, I am definitely more than just a little late on my previously mentioned Thursday weekly upload date – it is Saturday afternoon! Whoopsie Daisies! Life can be so hectic! My apologies for that but I hope I can make up for it with something really great for you guys; something like a new review […]Read more "Laura Mercier Eye Art Artist’s Palette Review & Tutorial"
Today I am bringing you a product review straight off of Sephora’s current “Hot Now” section! For those not familiar, Hot Now is the section at the very front of the store, (the first thing you see when walking through the door, in most cases,) where we feature all of the hottest, most interesting and […]Read more "Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer Review & Demo"
So, the past couple of months seem to have passed so quickly that I hadn’t even noticed that it was already well past time for an April Favorites video! As a matter of fact, the same thing happened last month and I never actually managed to do a March Favorites! Whoopsie Daisies! So, it was […]Read more "March/April Favorites!!!"
If you are in your Junior or Senior year in High School, or perhaps just one of those cool Freshmen or Sophomores who get asked, you are well aware of what time of year it is: PROM SEASON!!! Even if you are, like me, we’ll out of your high school years but follow beauty blogs […]Read more "Universally Flattering Prom Makeup Tutorial"
This week I have got something really fun in store for you guys – a review and tutorial for some of the hottest new products in the beauty blogosphere, which have only recently become available in stores, exclusively at Macy’s Impulse Beauty locations. Yes, I am talking about the new color collection from Anastasia Beverly […]Read more "Anastasia Beverly Hills Review & Tutorial"
In my last post, I stated that I would be posting twice last week… Whoopsie daisies! Things got busy there for a minute and I wasn’t able to get both things up last week… so here they are a week later! It’s time for another HUGE gratis haul from Sephora! Yes, my gratis managed to […]Read more "Sephora Gratis Haul #3"
So, I’m working under the assumption that we all know who Kelly Clarkson is. I am also working under the assumption that we are all in agreement that she is a Goddess, an icon and one of the greatest things that has ever happened to pop music. We’re all on the same page, right?! Good. […]Read more "Kelly Clarkson “Piece By Piece” Album Cover Makeup Tutorial"
“Where have I been? Have I got any what? Who have I seen? I spy a May Queen…” Liz Phair, as you long time readers may know, is my second favorite artist of all-time. She is second only to Madonna. I know that may seem a little “out of left field,” going from Madonna to […]Read more "I Spy A May Queen"
Today I’ve got something very exciting to talk about with you guys: the newest release in the MAC Viva Glam collection! I have got to say, this one is quite the stunner, too! The newest Viva Glam lipstick and lipglass are continuing the trend MAC have followed over the past several years with the Viva […]Read more "MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass Review & Demo"
As you guys have surely noticed, I have picked up a LOT of new products lately and I have been really playing around with them in a lot of different ways! One particular product that I was really excited to FINALLY be trying out is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette! If you have followed pretty […]Read more "Quick & Easy Eye Look Using Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders"
So, the Universe seems to be conspiring against me when it comes to this blog. Between my Internet having gone out, working two jobs and, to top it all off, now being sick, I can’t help but feel like something is working against me here for some reason. Still, I persist. I have felt a […]Read more "Sephora Hauls!!!"
So, first and foremost, let me start with an explanation – it has been two whole weeks since I have posted here! My apologies for that. You see, for about a week and a half I was without internet. I’m still not entirely clear on what the issue was but our wi-fi would not connect. […]Read more "Valentine’s Day Madness!!!"
When discussing the topic of facial primers, there is one brand whose name always seems to come up right away: Smashbox. There is an excellent reason for this; Smashbox was at the forefront of the popularization of face primers with their revolutionary line of Photo Finish Primers. They pretty much introduced the world to the […]Read more "Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water Review"
So, it’s kind of weird that I have yet to do a celebrity-inspired makeup tutorial in 2015. I’m not sure entirely why that has been, aside from a lack of inspiration. I have yet to see any new celebrity looks that have really felt worth doing a tutorial for, although I think I have got […]Read more "Get Ready With Me: Marsala and Silver"
So, I had a very hectic 3-day weekend this past week – I was only scheduled one 5 hour shift at Sephora and wound up working 19 hours over the course of the weekend! It was well worth it but it definitely cut into my time for getting videos edited. The reason I start off […]Read more "Contouring 101"
Today, and as one of my first posts of 2015, I wanted to do something that I can’t recall having ever done before. Of course, at this point, I have done hundreds of videos and could be forgetting something but I know that I have never done it in this way before. What I am […]Read more "Day-to-Night Makeup Tutorial"
So, today I have got something really fun in store for you guys, I think! I am really excited to share this with you guys, honestly – it’s a haul! It’s a little bit of a different kind of haul, honestly, because this is all stuff I purchased on different occasions over the past month […]Read more "Post Holiday Haul!!!"
In my last post, I had implied that this post would be up yesterday… however, that did not happen. My apologies for that! Either way, though, I am very excited to be sharing this post with you all because it is a review of a product that has absolutely blown my mind and is an […]Read more "beautyblender fanatastic.four Set Review"
When it came to sitting down and coming up with my first tutorial of 2015 one thing kept coming into my head – Marsala! Marsala was selected by Pantone, the color authorities for most major industries and inventors of the Pantone Color Matching system, as the Color of the Year for 2015. We’ve already seen […]Read more "Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala Makeup Tutorial"
So, 2014 has come to a close and so has my little hiatus from the blog and YouTube Channel! Yes, I am officially back and ready to rock 2015! First, though, it is time to take a moment to reflect on the year that has just passed and some of my favorite things from the […]Read more "2014 Favorites & Happy 2015!!!"
Is it just me or does it seem like 2014 just slipped by way too quickly to you guys, too?! I can hardly believe that it is already Christmas next week and, the week after, it will be 2015! This year has been insane for me, in both good and bad ways, but has ended […]Read more "Purple Glitter New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial (Plus, BeausicVlog #7)"
If you have been following my blog and/or YouTube Channel over the past couple of months, one thing you can’t help but know about me is that I have been working at Sephora. I have talked about it incessantly, to the point that I assume it’s gotten annoying. If you’ve been paying closer attention, you […]Read more "My Favorite Fragrances!!!"
For this week’s #ProjectPalette I used the palette that started the whole #ProjectPalette project in the first place – the Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Palette. The whole #ProjectPalette thing started one day when I put together a look using this palette and realized that I hadn’t used the palette in a really long time! I […]Read more "#ProjectPalette Week 16: Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Palette"
Have any of you guys ever had horribly negative experiences with store brand products? I know I have. Not to say that they can’t be good; I can often be found buying Publix brand items over their name brand counterparts in the grocery store. When it comes to beauty products, though, I have consistently found […]Read more "Sephora Collection All Occasions Eye Ensemble Review & Tutorial"
Today I wanted to take a moment to kind of revisit a topic I had really only discussed in detail for the first time here recently – skincare. Back in late October/early November, I posted for the first time a video discussing my evening skincare routine, featuring a bunch of products I’d been using and […]Read more "boscia Makeup Break Up Cool Cleansing Oil and Detoxifying Black Cleanser Review"
So, Taylor Swift? Yes, guys, Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift!!! If you’ve been following my blog or YouTube Channel for any time at all you surely know that I absolutely love Taylor Swift! I am a massive fan of Taylor’s music and I think that she is one of the most interesting and promising young songwriters […]Read more "Taylor Swift “Blank Space” Music Video Makeup Tutorial"
For this week’s #ProjectPalette (the return of #ProjectPalette after a week off,) we are focusing on my most recent eyeshadow palette purchase from a brand I’ve been talking a TON about recently; Anastasia Beverly Hills. The palette we used was the Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette. This palette is the third of a recent series […]Read more "#ProjectPalette Week 15: Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna Palette"
Anastasia Beverly Hills is definitely a beauty brand on the rise in a major way these days! The brand was created by Anastasia Soare, a Romanian immigrant speaking very little English who found herself in the Los Angeles beauty industry. Anastasia has said that she noticed in those early days the lack of eyebrow products […]Read more "Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Review & Full Face Tutorial!!!"
It’s the start of a new month and let, very nearly, the start of a new year! Yes, it is December already! I can hardly believe how quickly this year has passed! I can also hardly believe how much has changed this past year! 2014 has definitely been an insane year for me and was […]Read more "November 2014 Favorites!!!"
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to take a step back and reflect upon all of the things you have to be grateful for in life… As well as engorging yourself on Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and all the other traditional holiday foods! If you were like me growing up, it also meant getting yourself […]Read more "Thanksgiving Glam Makeup Tutorial"
So, Marc Jacobs, eh? Yes, Marc Jacobs is quite the wunderkind, if you ask me. His work in the world of fashion has been remarkable, as has his delve into the fragrance world. He has reached incredible heights in both of these realms and, just last year, also launched his own cosmetic line, Marc Jacobs […]Read more "#ProjectPalette Week 14: Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease Style Eye-Con No. 7 Palette"
I know that we kind of talked a lot about the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette last week, since it was my #ProjectPalette for the week, however I definitely felt like there was more to be said. Plus, I know not everybody on my YouTube Channel necessarily follows the #ProjectPalette videos, so it seemed like […]Read more "Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Review!!!"
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a CURRENT OBSESSIONS post, hasn’t it?! Yes, it has. It’s not for a lack of things to be obsessed with, God knows, but more for a lack of time to really indulge in those obsessions. One obsession that I have been cultivating throughout 2014 has been my obsession […]Read more "CURRENT OBSESSION: Nick Jonas"
Another week of #ProjectPalette has come and gone, although I can’t say that it went without a hitch! As proud as I was to have made it through the entire week with a new look every day last week, and as excited as I was to get to use this week’s #ProjectPalette (the Urban Decay […]Read more "#ProjectPalette Week 13: Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette"
I’m not sure what it is exactly but, for one reason or another, I’m really feeling the holiday vibe early this year! Perhaps it’s got something to do with the fact that I am working retail during the holidays for the first time in several years. I know that it’s kind of a horrible time […]Read more "Get Ready With Me: Sephora 2014 Holiday Look"
So, tonight I’ve got something really exciting that I haven’t done in quite a while: a haul! Not just any haul, though… It’s kind of a massive one! Yes, I did go a little crazy shopping this past weekend but it’s not as bad as it looks, I promise! The reason for this is something […]Read more "HUGE Sephora Haul!!!"
Another week has ended and it’s time for another #ProjectPalette update! This one, however, is one that I am extremely proud of for a few reasons! First of all, this week I used the Urban Decay Book of Shadows IV, which is kind of the perfect #ProjectPalette palette since it kind of exemplifies everything that […]Read more "#ProjectPalette Week 12: Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume IV"
Is it just me, or are you guys really excited to see Gwen Stefani back with a new solo single?! As much as I loved the No Doubt reunion and the “Push and Shove” album, I felt like it just wasn’t the same as their old stuff and found myself really missing Gwen’s solo material. […]Read more "Gwen Stefani “Baby Don’t Lie” Music Video Makeup Tutorial"
So, it’s the start of a new month and that always means that it’s time for a new Favorites video! As I’ve alluded to in several posts recently, October was one hell of a month for me! There was just so much going on in my life and it has been really difficult to keep […]Read more "October Favorites!!!"
Girl, was this week ever a mess! Seriously, the week of Halloween at my day job is always a big thing and we do a sort of “Spirit Week,” with themed dress up days each day, potluck and all kinds of stuff! Most years I’ve been more than happy to participate, however with the second […]Read more "#ProjectPalette Week 11: LORAC Pro Palette"
Happy Halloween! Let’s celebrate what is usually my very favorite holiday this year by talking about something completely unrelated: Skin Care! In all seriousness, though, this month and this past week, in particular, has been kind of crazy, hectic and all over the place and left me with really no time to prepare anything all […]Read more "My Evening Skin Care Routine!!!"
Halloween is only a few days away, guys! That’s crazy, right?! Just a few short weeks from now it will be Thanksgiving, then a few weeks after that Christmas and New Year’s will be here! It’s insane how quickly this year has passed! I suppose we’re not really here to wax philosophical about the passage […]Read more "Halloween Leopard Print Eye Makeup Tutorial (Cheryl “Only Human” Inspired!)"
It’s time for another week of #ProjectPalette and was this week ever a doozy! It was kind of a horrible week, in a lot of ways – adjusting to the new “two jobs” thing has been a little bit difficult and caused some issues this week, in terms of my day job, that kind of […]Read more "#ProjectPalette Week 10: Sugarpill and Urban Decay Naked Basics"
You may recall from one of my recent BeausicVlog updates here that I recently picked up a couple of new products from Ulta, (before my Sephora store opened,) including my newly beloved Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade and a new set from Benefit, the Real Steal. The Real Steal set is available at Sephora, (both in stores […]Read more "Benefit The Real Steal Set Review"
I’ve got a little Beausic Double going on here for you guys today! Earlier this week I had posted the newest BeausicVlog all about the Grand Opening of my Sephora store and my first shifts working “on stage,” all of which was very exciting! So, let’s talk about it! Now, on to something even more […]Read more "Cheryl “I Don’t Care” Single Cover Makeup Tutorial (Plus, BeausicVlog #4!!!)"
So, this past week was a really big one for me! This week saw me working an earlier schedule than usual, which threw my whole world out of whack, as well as the brand new Mall at University Town Center here in Sarasota, FL having it’s grand opening and the Sephora store where I am […]Read more "#ProjectPalette Week 9: Kat Von D Beethoven Palette"
As I mentioned in my “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Magenta tutorial last week, I’m running low on ideas for Halloween tutorials this year! As I was thinking about it this past weekend, it dawned on me that a lot of people don’t really make a big deal about or put all that much effort into […]Read more "Generic Halloween Makeup Tutorial"
You guys know how much I love to discover and, in turn, share new artists that I can obsess over! The artist I am obsessing over the most at this point is definitely the incredible Betty Who! You guys may recall my prediction that her brilliant single, “Somebody Loves You” would be the breakout hit […]Read more "Betty Who “Take Me When You Go” Album Cover Makeup Tutorial"
So, another week and another BeausicVlog, since they appear to be becoming a weekly thing! Today’s BeausicVlog is all about my first shift merchandising the Sephora store, meeting all of our store leadership team AND a little bit of a mini-haul! So, let’s get right into it! As mentioned in the video, the grand opening […]Read more "BeausicVlog #3: Sephora Store Set Up (and Mini-Haul!)"
Another weekend is here and another #ProjectPalette has concluded and, for the first time, I really wasn’t overly thrilled with the week of makeup. That’s crazy, right?! This week I used the Nude ‘Tude palette from theBalm, after all. Back when I first got this palette, I was completely obsessed with it and used it […]Read more "#ProjectPalette Week 8: theBalm Nude ‘Tude Palette"