IPSY – January 17 and December 16 GLAM BAGS

I’m posting both my January 2017 and December 2016 IPSY bags in this post. Make sure to read on past the first post to see the other bag!            IPSY January 2017 – metropolis:                   This month’s IPSY bag was all about City […]

JULEP Blush Stick, Eyeshadow 101 and When Pencil Met Gel Eyeliner

I just discovered Julep even though I have seen their nail polishes, and nail parlors in the Seattle area, over the years. I was delighted to find that Ulta just started selling their products. After purchasing one of their Creme-to-Powder Blush Sticks, I had to have more. Here is my small collection so far:         […]

BLACK MAGIC Ipsy Glam Bag October 2016

Hey, Boo! My October ‘Black Magic’ Halloween themed Glam Bag includes some freaky good finds!                   The possibly ‘cute’ bag this month is actually a pale pink color and covered with small spooky images (like the smiling bat skeleton). It was designed by female artist Valfre for Ipsy. […]

Sugar Highness – IPSY Glam Bag August 2016

IPSY’s #AugustGlamBag is themed ‘Sugar Highness/Live That Fantasy‘. Devoted to GLAM and supreme decadence!   I love the actual #IPSY bag this month! – very dreamy. There were two bag options for August: The one that I received (which I think looks like a mermaid with blue/green hair) Or, a similar bag with a lavender-coiffed make-up diva […]

SMASHBOX Art. Love. Color. Master Class eyeshadow palette

Love! Love! Love! this new, big palette by Smashbox! I had been eyeing it on the Sephora site for a while and purchased it as soon as it went on sale from $65. to $39. If you adore playing with color, this is definitely a good buy.               The […]

THE ESTEE EDIT The Edgiest Kohl shadowsticks

the Estee edit is a Sephora exclusive! Estee Lauder has created this line of products that are inspired by guest beauty editors, to create beauty with an edge. Guest editors Kendall Jenner and Irene Kim came together to create the current offerings with Estee Lauder’s quote, “Beauty is an Attitude,” in mind.       […]

IPSY December 2015 Glam Bag

I just received my December 2015 IPSY Glam Bag! My sister also subscribes to this beauty sample program and we always open our bags together to compare what samples we each receive (based on your IPSY makeup/skincare/hair care preferences when you sign up for the program). This month – each of our bags had exactly the SAME […]

EM COSMETICS – the life moment palettes

I recently discovered EM Cosmetics by Michelle Phan. Love the color combinations she has put together, and range of colors in one palette! EM Cosmetics sells online, and offers a full range of makeup choices. There are four very large the life palettes, as well as smaller versions called the life moment palettes (as in this post). […]

TRISH MCEVOY 2014 Holiday

During December I attended two Trish McEvoy events at the nearby Nordstrom store (I purchased two new products at each), and received a lovely set of Trish cosmetics from my husband for Chistmas – I am combining all these items for this blog. The cosmetics department had a beauty event the first of the month […]

MAC Stroke of Midnight Face Palette – warm

The Stroke of Midnight collection made it on the scene just before the holiday rush this year. Its nice to see MAC using some relatively toned-down colors for this collection – as I’m not as tempted to try their palettes when they include wilder colors. In fact I had a difficult time deciding between the […]