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 […]

VICTORIA’S SECRET mini Beauty haul – August

After receiving some promo offer cards in the mail from Victoria’s Secret, I couldn’t resist popping in to the Redmond Town Center store to see if there was anything I had to have. I purchased a couple items that I am enjoying using:  Magic FX Transforming Pearl Eye Quad, Color Drama Lipstick, a ‘hi gorgeous!‘ purse mirror, […]

Clinique BONUS gift with purchase – SUMMER

Always like to buy an item from a cosmetics line when they are having a ‘gift with purchase‘ running. The product I bought was Clinique’s moisture surge CC Cream (which I will review separately) from Nordstrom. This gift that came with contained some great products and samples in a fairly big decorative makeup bag. Small-size […]

KAT VON D Painted Love Lipstick – Hellbent (red)

Loving Kat’s colors lately, and having a Sephora gift card from my credit card’s reward program, I had to get another Kat Von D lipstick. This time in red! The tubes for the painted love lipsticks are clear (lucite) on the bottom so it is easy to see which color you are selecting from your […]

BAREMINERALS Marvelous Moxie Lipstick – Make Your Move (a pinkish mauve)

The case for this lipstick is unlike any other I have had before – to open I prefer to the hold the lipstick case on its side, in both hands, then slide the silver button down the side of the case to release the lid. To close, you replace the lid until it clicks back […]

IN MY PURSE MAKEUP BAG – May 2013

I recently cleaned out the too-full makeup bag that I keep in my purse with products for touch ups – it tends to need periodic reorganizing. This is what I currently have in my purse, practically all lip products for now: The bag itself is from The Body Shop and it has a copy of […]

KAT VON D Painted Love Lipstick – Cathedral

Self-assurance shows when you risk wearing a dark or daring lipstick shade – as the box for this lipstick states: “The perfect red lip screams confidence.” Kat’s lip colors, sold exclusively on Sephora, offer a range of bold reds, bluish pinks and even some softer petal and nude colors. This painted love lipstick comes in […]