Sephora & Ulta Birthday Gifts 2015

Sephora & Ulta Birthday Gifts 2015

Since it’s almost May, many of you probably already know about this year’s birthday gifts from Sephora and Ulta. But just in case, here’s what you can expect. Ulta I just picked up my gift at Ulta today. A mini-size Urban … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 10! If you’re a last minute shopper for your mom, mother-in-law, sister, aunt or any mom you want to honor, or a last minute hinter for gifts for yourself, here are some gift ideas in … Continue reading

New CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara & Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner

New CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara & Intensify Me Liquid Eyeliner

Last Saturday, I received two brand new eye makeup products from CoverGirl: The Super Sizer by Lashblast Mascara Intesify Me Liquid Eyeliner I started out with the mascara, and I am so excited about it that I had to let … Continue reading

Jordana Cat Eye Liner

Jordana Cat Eye Liner

Jordana has really been busy this year with oodles of new product and shade introductions. And they are definitely going with the trend toward color. Recently, they sent me the new Cat Eye Liner liquid liner in 8 shades.   … Continue reading

ipsy Beautifully Bohemian Glam Bag April 2015

ipsy Beautifully Bohemian Glam Bag April 2015

Although this was a good month, I think I’m most excited about the makeup bag itself because it is so different from any of the bags I’ve received from ipsy so far. It’s woven raffia, and it fits well with … Continue reading

New Shades from Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks

New Shades from Jordana Modern Matte Lipsticks

A couple of months ago, I shared the new modern matte lipsticks from Jordana. They have become my matte lipstick of choice. They are beautifully pigmented and not drying. They last on my lips for hours and leave behind a … Continue reading

Sephora Spring Beauty Insider Discount Event

OK, the Sephora Spring VIB Discount Event has already started for the VIB Rouge members and they know all about it. They can shop for 3 extra days all by themselves with their 15% discount. The VIB members sale starts on my … Continue reading

FOTD: Lorac Unzipped Gold Shadow & Colorful Essence Teal Eyeliner

FOTD: Lorac Unzipped Gold Shadow & Colorful Essence Teal Eyeliner

Last week, I went out to dinner with my friend, Kim, to celebrate her birthday. Since it was a happy and festive event – even though it was just the two of us on a Tuesday night, I decided to … Continue reading

Bite Beauty Vivid Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo: Colors for Spring!

Bite Beauty Vivid Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo: Colors for Spring!

I went crazy for the Bite Beauty Lipstick Duos that came out for the holiday season 2014 (reviewed here). I bought two of ’em and another for a gift. Bite Beauty just came out with a new duo that’s perfect … Continue reading

Major Sparkle with Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine

Major Sparkle with Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine

I’m a matte shadow lover. I own more matte palettes than anyone I know. But I also love cream shadows. So when Milani sent me all four of their Fierce Foil Eyeshine palettes several weeks ago, I knew I had … Continue reading

March Empties: Success or Fail?

March Empties: Success or Fail?

I haven’t done an empties post in forever, like about 9 months. In fact, I’ve saved all the empty containers so I can do a big empties post, one of these days, so I can really report on the brands … Continue reading

Sonia Kashuk/Linda Mason Limited Edition Accessories Collection at Target

Sonia Kashuk/Linda Mason Limited Edition Accessories Collection at Target

A year and a half ago, I wrote a blogpost to accompany an article in the New York Times on Linda Mason, makeup artist, artist and fabulist. She believes in the transformational power of makeup as well as makeup as … Continue reading

Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lipgloss: The Real Deal

Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lipgloss: The Real Deal

About a year ago, I followed a thread in a makeup artist and makeup enthusiast group I belong to on Facebook about long-wear lipstick. Over and over again, MUAs mentioned Stila Stay All Day as one of the long-lasting lippies … Continue reading

Rose Gold Spring Makeup, Nails and Accessories

Rose Gold Spring Makeup, Nails and Accessories

The ladies of The Beauty Collaborative got together and decided to put together all of our favorite looks for Spring 2015. I think it will be very interesting to see all the different spring makeup looks that everyone has come up … Continue reading

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil

Are you familiar with Chella? I first discovered Chella in one of my ipsy bags. About a year ago, I got to try a beautiful indigo blue, easy-to-apply liquid eyeliner with a felt tip.        Since then, I learned that … Continue reading

YSL Mascara Volume Effets Faux Cils: Luxury Mascara

YSL Mascara Volume Effets Faux Cils: Luxury Mascara

I always drool over the makeup I see in stores and in reviews from Yves Saint Laurent Beauty. The packaging alone is enough to throw me into fits of longing. I love the silver or gold metal cases and the way … Continue reading

Another Little CVS Makeup Haul

Another Little CVS Makeup Haul

I like CVS because the stores are so darn convenient. There’s one on almost every corner, lol.  But their makeup prices are definitely higher than Walmart and even Target. To make up for it, they have ExtraBucks and Beauty Club … Continue reading