Elf gotta glow

Here is a close up of my lips before applying Eyes Lips Face new lipstick  from their studio line Gotta Glow lip tint It retails for 6.00 and I purchased it myself.


Before plain lips


After with the lip tint on. It gives a nice shiny pink tint to my lips. I love it.

Per the website…

This innovative lip tint reacts with the chemistry of your lips to deliver a personalized, perfect shade of pink! The ethereal hue gives a sheer flush of color that enhances the natural beauty of your lips. The gel-based formula glides on smoothly and is infused with Shea Butter to moisturize and nourish.

I think it does all those things and is beautiful. Have you tried the lip tint? Some say it’s a dupe for Lipsurgance by Tarte or the Dior Lip Addict lip glow. I can’t say it is but for 6.00 compared to the other prices why bother finding out 🙂


I’m back

It’s been almost a year since I posted. My only excuse is I lost my passion. But it’s back. Whoop whoop. Today I did this makeup look.


With these products


What do you think for a re entry into beauty blogging?

Latest Wish List

With Christmas coming I am completely on money lock down. I do have some makeup things I really really want and is on my Christmas wish list.

Photo from Phyrra.net

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna palette. I don’t have any of these palettes and everyone on youtube says this one is their current favorite of the recent ones that have come out.’

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There is a holiday set. They look gorgeous.

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My skin has turned oily and I want to try this as I feel it would be nourishing and stay put on my oily skin. If I am wrong please let me know please.

I know it’s a short list but I don’t “need” a lot. I am trying to use up my stash as much as possible.

What is on your wish list?

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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5 eye product challenge

I’m not sure if this is a real challenge but I’ve decided to do it. ha

five items only to complete an eye look. that includes primers etc. I used 1) mac painterly pot in soft ochre 2) mally evercolor starlight waterproof liner in black navy 3) mally volumizing mascara 4) chella ivory lace highlighter and 5) tarte amazonian brow mousse

let me know if you take the challenge 🙂
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GRWM: Interview time

I had a job interview two weeks ago. I found out yesterday I got it. YEAH!! Here is how I achieved a low key but glowy look. (all items purchased by me to use.. not sure if disclaimer needed or not :D)

The eyes: I can often go overboard (but fun) on my eye makeup. I wanted to go all natural so I used my usual base of Boots No7 Beautifully Matte (to control my oily lids) and Lorac eye primer. I then used my sample from ipsy of the Bareminerals 5 in 1 eye bb cream thing. I love it and I have tried several different cream naked like cream shadows. I then used an elf point brush and applied Naked2 from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. I used my usual Tarte mousse on my eyebrows. I highlighted with my RMS Highlighter cream, Urban Decay whiskey for my waterline and tightline, and two kinds of mascara. LOreal original voluminous for first layer and Elizabeth Mott for the second layer.


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The Face: I went super simple. I primed with Benefit’s Porefessional. Applied It Cosmetics light BB Fluid foundation (LOVE IT) I set it with a sample of Silk Naturals Perfecting powder. No contour but did highlight with the RMS again. I used City Colors Be Matte Blush. I set it with Urban Decay’s All Nighter. I decided to use my new Ipsy Bareminerals lipstick and a lip pencil from Ipsy too by Starlooks. I used the three face brushes below. An Ecotools for the blush, Bareminerals for the powder, and the Shany foundation brush for … well the foundation 😀

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Viola… the end results! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!


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Quick Haul

I had a DRS appt in a city I had to travel too so I took advantage and went to Ulta and a JC Penney Sephora. I am not a fan of the JC Penney ones as they are very limited and don’t have the beauty bar areas. But come to find out they do have some pretty cool exclusive stuff.

But first I went to Ulta and this is what i picked up.



  • Lorac 2 Palette — I could not resist and I promise I tried!!
  • Aero Minerale Makeup Mist concealer in Biscuit. I have been wanting to try this for awhile.
  • Lastly NYX eyebrow Gel.

new vs old lorac pro

Kind of a blurry picture there but the 2 is on the left and the lovingly used 1 on the right. I love how it’s a similar theme BUT totally different colors.

Two Youtube videos show better than I can … Saaammage did the NYX get versus Makeup For ever’s gel video and Vintage or Tacky did the swatches of the Lorac 2.


She also did two more videos on an interesting looks using the palette.

Next I went to Sephora. I had issues with some of my returns so I just exchanged for these items.

Here is the Loot 😀
This is the Meet The Match JC Penney inside Sephora exclusive

In this kit you get three sets of matching lippie and polish.

  • Bite Beauty Strangefruit is the purple lippie
  • Nails Inc Devonshire Row is the matching polish
  • OCC Stained Gloss in Hush is a nude
  • Formula X Invincible is the matching polish
  • Tarte Lipsurgence Elite is the coral color
  • Deborah Lippmann GIrls Just Want To Have Fun is matching polish

I don’t have any of those brands in those colors and some I don’t have any at all so I am excited to try them out.

Stila In The Know Shadow Palette

occ tarred feathered


I got the OCC Tarred and Feathered in this pan form to try out before I invest in the full size tubes. I am going to play around with it but I think it will be useful.

And that was it. Besides my son’s Toys r us haul for his birthday. Which they are having their huge clearance sell. Not that he wanted toys on sale but still. lol Just letting you know!

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Red, White, and Beauty Blog hop July 2014

Welcome to another blog hope through the facebook group… I missed last months as it was a hectic time at work and home. This month’s theme is … (drum Roll please)



Though I think I might have done mine more in regards to summer essentials which was last month’s and I didn’t get a chance to be a part in. ??? Anywho… My view on this month’s theme is things I will be using for the fourth of July.

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First I will be using this to exfoliate my body. This is a sample size I received in Allure’s Sample Society box in May. I just used it today and it works awesomely.



For my Face I am using this Olay. It is new to me also and used today. It leaves the skin soft and clean.

Once I am done with exfoliation I will next be using this…


This stuff is like butta! It is easy to use and has a great not orange tint. I have never used self tanners but if they are all like this one I am sold. Just don’t do what I did and do your arms first. So your legs first as you will be dripping and whipping it off your arms before it is time. Or maybe it is just me. lol


I received this in some beauty box last year and have never used it. I decided with the pool and hot sun it was time to reinforce my hair. Plus a lot of us dye our hair a lighter color in the summer. I did way lighter. HMmmm maybe I am going through a mid-life crisis with all this self change/care. HA Protein is needed to refortify the hair from the dry chlorine or bleach.


I have mentioned this before but here is my fave BB Cream. It has excellent SPF and perfect for the summer months.

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Lastly and true to the title, I picked these OCC lip tar Matte’s. Though they dont’ look that Matte. There is no shimmer so maybe that is what they mean. They can be mixed with all sorts of other lip tars to customize and that is really why I purchased them. That and I am obsessed with lip tars. lol

So what is your perfect Red White and beauty items for the holidays?

Comment, subscribe, random thoughts below please and of course check out the links below for the hop and my social media’s if you don’t mind 😀


 Kristina from The Feminine Files: http://thefemininefiles.com

Anna from The Anna Belle Blog http://theannabelleblog.com/2014/beauty/red-white-and-beauty/

Tess from http://plasticbows.com/2014/07/01/red-white-and-beauty-july-blog-hop/

Lisa from http://subscriptiontherapy.com/2014/07/01/july-blog-hop-red-white-blue/

Latest Eye Looks

I used a variety of products in these looks. Every time I put makeup on I think of my face as a blank canvas and create. That is why I love makeup so much. The info on the pictures are all due to what I wrote on instagram so I might have forgotten an item or two.

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#eotd #silknaturals #urbandecay #naked3clone#shadows #iheartthem #stila #tarte #becca #covergirl

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#eotd #rimmel mascara #tarte brows yesterday#marykay #loreal today #wetnwild #lorac #urbandecayboth days primed with #becca #lorac for my #oilylids#bblogger #makeup #makeupartist

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#eotd #chequeredlily #lorac #rimmel #elizabethmott#becca #nyx #makeup #makeupartist #bblogger

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eotd #marykay eyes. I like how natural the colors are

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I couldn’t find the details of this one so I am not sure.

Just like my bangs in the 90’s, my eyeshadows are never the same two days in a row.

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Sunday Randomness

I couldn’t wait to show you guys what the new Bare Minerals Bare Skin Serum is like in a first look YouTube Video. So I did it yesterday and edited/uploaded tonight.

Here are the collages I made the other day just cuz why not add them. lol

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Here are the FLickr Pictures of the Springfield Mo Women’s Expo Presenter’s Main Stage for the two days. The most awesome thing if it all was the creator of Rock you Hair Michael O’Roarke was there giving free hair cuts. Check out his about page. He previously created and then sold the Big Sexy Hair brand.  He specializes in cutting under the hair for more fullness than straight across. I think I captured his essence and technique in the photos. I noticed on his website that if you give your email address you will receive a coupon of 40% off your first order. I did not get a chance to get a hair cut or shop his booth I was so busy but I do plan on getting a couple of things he showcased…. Namely the Bombshell Big Hair Powder and Get a Lift.

The other amazing thing about meeting Michael O’Rourke is he was like a Preacher during Summer Camp Meeting. His introduction speech on stage really spoke to my heart. He talked about coming to America with only like 4 or 6 K and giving it all to a person for a spot in the salon. He worried he made a bad choice but then he hit the streets and hustled. If he saw a person with blonde highlights. He said he was the best and offered to do it half of what the person paid now. When he ran into a man with a Mohawk he was an expert at that until he built his brand and is living his dream. He spoke about Hustling and making it work for you. I believe in that hustle shiz nit whether it’s the King of Diamond Strippers I follow on my instagram to small obscure blogs I can support with likes and follows. It’s all about the golden rule right? 😀

I did an eyeshadow dupe tutorial post and Youtube VIdeo on my Younique Blog. If interested check it out here.

All day today I once again re-arranged my makeup area. I moved it out of my bedroom into a front room with better sunlight and more room. I don’t have a huge stash but I have enough AND I don’t want to go buy special organize things. I’d rather re-purpose that it gets to be a bit of a pain making it user-friendly. I do like how it is coming along and is 95% done. I even de-stashed a little for a package to a friend and our yearly garage sale in my hometown.


And lastly, Here is a preview of the items I am going to use and try out this week. I decided I do a horrible job of keeping track of what I am trying to review that I could make Sunday (just like Friday) a recurring theme of weekly randomness that will feature some items I plan on using to review or use up.




Hope your weekend was fabulous. I am feeling better and I hope to get my test results back so I am clear to go back to work. (Though I could stand to be self-employed it was nice not to have that social worker stress but then again I am good at my day job too. Oh man decisions decisions lol)

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