The power of makeup


Besides the fact my foundation is a shade too light what a difference makeup does make.


What’s in my makeup bag

I am back from my The Makeup show Dallas trip. It was amazing. I will do a post with the mini haul I did and talking about the experience in the next few days. First I wanted to finish a couple posts I had planned before going. Do you have those moments you lose your passion a little well I did for blogging. I have shared some reasons why but this trip has lit my fire for this blog again. Plus all my readers who like, and subscribe. I appreciate it all!

Here are the items of things I keep on hand in my handbag/purse.


My sephora Pantone makeup bag from last season


Does anyone else carry way more lippies then they need too? These are a continual flow of change but what I had currently in the bag. The brands are revlon, younique, bare minerals, clinique, NYX, maybelline, and Tarte.





These next pictures are my usual staples. My Aladdin compact mirror (LOVE LOVE LOVE this thing) an ecotools portable kabuki, and a bare minerals compact with silk minerals foundation powder in it.


Eye drops, portable toothbrush, floss, hand cream, SPF face lotion



Lastly, an all purpose tool thing, hair accessories, mascara, and concealer.

WHat do you keep in your makeup bag?

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What’s in my MUA bag Part two — Pic heavy

THis one is all about the Non Foundation items I took with me to the Springfield MO Women’s Expo. I ended up not using the foundations and I didn’t use any of the eyeshadows and blushes I used as Younique cosmetics was the sponsor and of course I needed to use as much of their products as possible.

I wasn’t sure what to expect so I did pack a little bit of everything in general. So here is the pictures of the rest I packed up.

All crammed into my Playboy bowler bag.
One of my containers to easy transport things that wouldn’t fit into the playboy bowler
used to turn pigments into liner
used this on my lighter skinned ladies. Great inexpensive bronzer
used on most of the girls for contour and highlight
Used as a blending powder all over
great color range
great makeup artist easy to travel palette
I used this and a wax pencil for eyebrows
Neutrals — for perfect bridal crease and transition work — since I had to use younique only for shadows did not get to use this.
See how pretty
I heart this palette but didn’t get to use it.
cotton swabs and two scoopers
Lip pencils and preps
Highlighters — I only used the MAC one.
BRUSHES!! divided into crease work and lids.
This is my favorite and I used it a lot.
The depotted lippies. I never got to use these.
The only liquid highlighter I brought wasn’t depotted.
It was bridal runway show so I brought these just in case.
Eye Cream and bases
Beauty Blenders and one dupe
Face Brushes
My moisturizers and concealers
I used different makeup bags to organize the items

So I think I did a good job of not bringing too too much. Especially since my first time doing anything like this. I am very proud of myself if I do say so myself lol. IF you don’t believe in yourself who will right???

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Spring Product Picks Blog Hop April 2014


Once again it is time for the facebook group Beauty and Fashion Blog Community. It is a closed group but anyone who is part of our blogging community can join here.

These are my must have’s for spring. After this long winter I am so ready for nicer weather. I have promised myself to start hiking again.

028I will start with a little fashion. A pastel or white handbag is perfect for spring. I got this at Target and used the Cartwheel app for a good deal.


Another Target find. Nature jewelry that is light and simple is perfect accent. I even like to double up simple small chains for a delicate spring touch.


Pastel lavendar and corals will remind yourself and others of the beautiful flowers that bloom. If actual lipstick is too heavy for you. A light cherry wash, like a lip glaze or pigmented chapstick would do the trick as well.


Upping your moisture for your whole body and have it include an SPF is needed for your legs and arms that are now being shaved (HA) or sweat shirtless. This is a sample I got from my Birchbox. It is the latest Jergens product…. a BB Body Cream.


Rose Gold highlighters used as blushes or pale pink flushes are a light touch to a beautiful springy look.

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As the weather warms up and so does the oil in our skins… or sort of. Definitely he less dry air and more sun does wonders to stop those dry patches or if naturally oily can make it worse. This Fergie powder is colorless and great at absorption and mattifying any time of the day.


Along with the help of Mattyfiers, setting sprays of different types are helpful for the spring. Here is the variety I own. Some are setting others are refreshers just in case you mattify too much. Of course just to feel fresh. a good spritz of the facial waters is an excellent way to start the day in general.

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Pantone color of the year is Orchid. Here are three picks I love in this color. The top is from The Chequered Lily No 22 Princss Aurora. Next is Urban Decay Fishnet. Lastly, is M.A.D. Cosmetics Whisper Opal.

I purchased this today. I had a sample of c2 that I wore the other day with a tarte powder and I got overwhelming compliments. This shade was the only one close to my tone at the Cosmetics outlet store. It is a holy grail of a lot of makeup artists. Online it seems it is either loved or hated. There is a learning curve but I didn’t see it. We shall see I will have a full review soon on my Foundation Friday series. Oh forgot to say this is a lightweight sweat proof formula.



Lastly if you don’t want to wear foundation or want some strong spf a BB cream is an awesome alternative. The snail BB from Missha is the golden ombre to silver tube. THe red tube is their most popular the complete cover I think it is called. And finally one of the US brands I actually like is by Younique.

Below to the other blogs joining in. This is our third one and I think it grows each year. If you want to be a part of the hop next month join our group. And one thing I am not afraid to pimp is my social media.. please follow me on any and or all of them 😀

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Cvs clearance haul

Below is pictures and swatches of what I got Sunday. I saved 115 dollars. I will go through and update later the actual savings as I don’t have three receipt handy but wanted to post this as it is already Wednesday.














Here is the lipstick swatches after being whipped off with soap. Many were still visible.

All but the Milani was 75% off. Milano was 50%.

Go get these deals before all gone!