How to be a dirt ball (and not smell like one)

This one goes out to my dirty girls. The ones who love the snooze button and hate getting up even one minute earlier than necessary. If you would love to sleep in every week day morning, and still be fresh (but not ripe), read on stinky gal. Once a week, take an honest-to-God shower. Get in there…

Makin’ me feel like a Queen: NARS Scarlet Empress

Looking for a perfect berry lip shade for fall? Look no further than NARS Scarlett Empress. A deep, cool berry shade in a formula that’s comfortable and long lasting is just what you need to compliment your riding boots and knit scarves. Don’t let the deep color scare you away- it’s very build able and can…

Oh Hey There: Review of Laura Mercier Créme Smooth Lip Color

I totally didn’t see this one coming. After my first experience with Laura Mercier left me feeling “meh,” the line kind of went off my radar. On a recent shopping trip to Blue Mercury, I was hunting for a perfect, cool, red lipstick (I AM the crazy lipstick lady). NARS had only warm reds, and the lovely sales…

Beauty for Beginners: Natural Makeup Tutorial

When I mention my love of makeup, the comment I get most frequently is,”I wish I knew how to wear makeup. I have a few products, and I just stick with those.” So I’ve created this tutorial for the very beginner. I know you don’t want to show up at work one day looking dramatically…

Bold and Beautiful: NARS Audacious Lipstick Review

What it is: The newest lipstick formula by NARS, Audacious is a highly pigmented lipstick that delivers single stroke coverage. My Thoughts: Audacious lipstick is one that I like, but don’t really love (even though I want to). On the positive side, it is truly a high pigment lip product. You can easily achieve full coverage with…

Love shouldn’t be this hard: Review of OCC Lip Tar

What it is: A highly pigmented lipstick in liquid form. What it does:  A very concentrated liquid lipstick that promises to moisturize, deliver high-impact color, and last for hours. My Thoughts: According to a certain set of makeup lovers, this item has a cult following. Not wanting to miss out on a great product, I picked up a couple of shades at Sephora….

I thought this time would be different: When mall makeup goes wrong.

We’ve all been there. Sitting in the chair at a cosmetic counter while a perfect stranger strips us of our dignity makeup, and chatters away while creating an ah-maazing new look for us. She paints and piles, powders and fluffs, and then spins us around with a victorious gleam in her eye. You get one…

Quick Take: Review of Lock-It Tattoo Foundation by Kat Von D

What it is: Full coverage foundation from Kat Von D, designed to create a smooth, even finish, that promises to last for up to 24 hours. What it does: Covers all traces of hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin tone and blemishes in a creamy, matte formula. My Thoughts: This foundation is not for the faint of heart. In fact, if…