Thursday, October 27, 2011


Hey there guys and gals...

The wonderful POLABERRY is having a contest where you can win a MAC blush!

Go HERE! for all of the details and entry information.

Aside from her rad contest, show her some love.  She is suuuuuper cute and very talented!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My Favorite Nudes - Smashbox Lipgloss in Smitten

I present to you one of my favorite nude glosses, Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Smitten!

SB Lip Enhancing Gloss in Smitten
These glosses can be found at places like Ulta, Sephora, online, etc.  It retails for $18.00 USD.  The formulation of this gloss is non-sticky and does have a slight sweet scent, but not over the top.  The packaging is a basic screw top with a doe foot applicator.

The gloss in Smitten was part of a two piece kit Ulta did that contained a face and body highlighter in the color Allure.  I believe when I purchased this, it was only $12.00...TOTAL STEAL!  You cannot find this gloss in the actual range now, but the closest dupe would be Debut or Pixel.  This gloss is completely nude, no shimmer whatsoever.

lt - Blended / rt - Swipe
4-5 hours is the length of wear I get with this gloss.  This color in particular could be built up, but I love its sheer color, as it tends to really improve the color of ones lips.  This is definitely what I would call MY LIPS BUT BETTER!

The Lip Enhancing gloss line has a ton of colors, ranging from shimmery/glittery to no shimmer.  Bright and bold colors to a ton of nudes.  I do wish they would expand the line to include all of the colors made available in special kits.  I have had this gloss for about a year now, no changes in formula or wear.  I hope that I may find another one!

What are your favorite Smashbox lip gloss colors???

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Love the Sun!

So, I'm home in Indiana this weekend visiting my family.  And what did todays day bring...?  Karla Sugar style sun!!!! I took so many photos and got good swatches.  I currently lack good lighting in my apartment, and was excited to be able to get some good shots. :)

Hoping that on the way home back to Michigan, I can stop by the CCO and see what new goodies may be in store :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

PSA: Laura Geller Semi Annual Sale

Hey everyone!

Head on over to for her Semi Annual Sale! 30% off entire purchase!!!

Looks like the sale is site wide, and there is free shipping over $50.00!

I highly recommend the blush n brightens...very nice blushes :)

This is only a 2 day sale.

Happy Shopping!

Blogger Giveaway - My Newest Addiction!!!!

Hey guys!

Just a quick announcement on a great giveaway that is being run right now by the lovely Laura Jean of My Newest Addiction fame!

Go HERE for all the details and to see awesome pictures of the prizes.  She is giving out some amazing stuff!  Head on over there right now...

Trust me, this is one blog you will not want to miss!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Beauty Bargain - Sonia Kashuk brush set (Target)

Don't you just love when you see this sticker at Target stores?

Sonia Kashuk LE Tools Starter Set
Alright, what we have here is a limited edition set of basic brushes from Sonia Kashuk's line for Target.  These are the black handled brushes.  I really like the white handled brushes, especially since they are such a great bargain, but find the quality of the black handled one to be more consistent and just a bit nicer.

Sonia Kashuk black handled brushes
Kashuk Tools Starter Set includes:

  • Blusher brush (retails $17.99 USD)
  • Small eye shadow brush (retails $9.99 USD)
  • Large Domed eyes shadow brush (retails $9.99 USD)
The price of this LE kit was $24.99, but I got it on clearance for $12.48.  The brushes, if purchased separately would have been $38.00!!!  Holy Bargain Batman!!!!!!

I wanted to make sure that the quality of the brushes was like those that are packaged individually, and they are.  I had some trouble with the small eye shadow brush did shed a bit more than I would have liked, but they are divine.  The blush brush is DIVINE!  So soft...perfect for super pigmented blushes.  I already own the domed eye brush, and it is one of my favorites.  Here are some closeups...

Blush Brush

Small eye shadow brush

Large Domed eye shadow brush
Are there any bargains you have picked up recently?  I am going home this weekend and looking forward to some outlet shopping!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Swatch/Review - Urban Decay Lounge eyeshadow

Here we are with one of the most unique shadows I have in my collection.  Urban Decay's Lounge eyeshadow is a reddish brown with a green, pearl-like sheen.

UD Lounge e/s
This shadow comes in the token packaging that most all but the deluxe shadows have.  The pot contains 0.05g worth of product and it retails for $17.00 USD.  You can find this at Sephora, Ulta, etc.  I have had my shadow for over 2 years and find that I still have not made a dent in it.  

Swatch of UD Lounge eye shadow
UD's Lounge is an extremely pigmented, soft duo chrome eye shadow that lends either a reddish brown effect, or can come off a sheeny grey brown.  This is all dependent on what color base you use, as well as how much of the actual product you use.  I tend to use darker bases for this.  I find that black, dark green, and blue bases give this shadow a slightly different color variation.  For the lid, I tend to layer the shadow heavily which will cast a medium green sheen pearl that really catches the light.  Do make note that because of the reddish tone of this shadow, it can come off as that once blended.  When I use this for a one shadow look, I blend this up into the crease and find that it shows red/brown.  Altogether, it makes for a gorgeous eye!

UD Lounge e/s over black cream base
UD Lounge e/s in natural lighting
What other duo chrome shadows do you like?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Let me introduce you...

Hey there!

So, I have once introduced you to my best friend Radar, the little black kitty who has stolen  my heart time and time again.  You can learn about her here.

She has a younger brother who is also very near and dear to my heart.

Meet Gus, the forever kitty!

Gus the Cat

He is a soft, muted grey kitty, whose fur is as soft as cotton.  His temperament is very sweet though he is also a big scaredy cat.  He does not like the sound of plastic bags crinkling, or thunderstorms.  He enjoys treats and his dad's old socks laying about.

He and Radar play fight all of the time, but at the end of the day, he really loves his sister.

This little boy means the world to me.  I am really glad I have such great kitties!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Product in Motion - Urban Decay Lounge eyeshadow

This has been one of my go to's for what seems like the last month.  I find it to be an awesome fall color, and is especially gorgeous for night time looks.  Urban Decay's Lounge e/s...

This combo here, which is UD Lounge e/s with MAC's Push the Edge pigment lining the bottom lashes is such a pretty, slightly smoky eye. The duochrome effect of Lounge is so unique!  Full story later...