The Perfect Red Lip

A red lip is both beautiful and classic but many women forgo the shade altogether and opt for more muted or nude colors instead.  To be honest, I've never been drawn to the lip color choice myself until this past year which is saying a lot since I've been wearing makeup regularly for more than a decade.  Anyhow, below I have four red lip color choices that I feel will flatter basically any skin tone.  I think the shades are quite neutral so your skin tone being cool or warm makes little difference.

Mirenesse Lip Bomb in 2:  A medium toned, neutral red liquid lipstick with a glossy, opaque finish.  The texture of the lipstick is smooth and not sticky.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam:  A medium toned, pinkish red with a matte finish that doesn't feel overly drying on the lips.

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Red Velvet:  A sheer but buildable, slightly brownish red shade with a glossy finish. This is a safe bet color for those that may be a bit hesitant to give a red lip a try because of the sheerer quality of the formula.

Rimmel Lasting Finish By Kate in 01:  A midtoned, neutral red with a soft satin finish.  This particular color and formula catapulted my love for a classy red lip!

Perfect Autumn Eyes: Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

This is my absolute favorite time of year for so many reasons but one of those reasons is that I love rich, dark earth tones and this Wet n Wild palette is a great example of that.  I find myself reaching for this palette often since the season has changed because of its versatility; I can do beautiful bright eyes as well as dark smokey ones or even colorful bright ones!  The pigmentation of these shadows is amazing, the texture is buttery soft and easy to blend!

In Rotation: Current Foundation Favorites

 As I get older I find myself slowly getting more and more obsessive about complexion products;  I do have tried and true products (Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid Foundation) but that definitely doesn't stop me from looking elsewhere for my foundation fix.  These products last all day on me, which is a requirement for all my complexion products, as I put my makeup on before 7am and don't remove it until around 10pm. I never reapply foundation or concealer, I only touch up my powder if I'm looking a bit shiny.The following foundations/BB creams are what I'm enjoying right now and are in my current rotation!

NOTD: Nail of the Day, Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Save the Date

Review: Haus of Gloi Vice Pumpkin Butter

Over the past year or so I've been very drawn to indie brands for body care items as well as for home fragrances.  There's just something about the thought and care put into these products that appeals to me, most fragrances are truly one of a kind scents which adds to the excitement.  Purchasing products online without trying them out in person is a hit or miss situation but I've been fortunate enough to enjoy most of the products I've purchased blindly.

Over the last month or so I've placed three orders with Haus of Gloi and have been quite pleased with my purchases.  Today we will be looking at one of their Pumpkin Butters called Vice.  From the Haus of Gloi site here is their description of their Pumpkin Butter formula:

" Made with shea butter and unrefined pumpkin seed oil this moisturizer is rich without being too greasy.  Each batch is made from scratch, paraben free and vegan."

Review: Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Sample Set 5 from October 2012 IPSY/MyGlam Bag

As a MyGlam subscriber for the past 11 months, I have to say that I have enjoyed the contents of every bag that I've received, even if certain products didn't work for me, the low price point make them worth a try.  A lot of the products are ones that I may not have chosen for myself and because of that I feel like I have been exposed to a wide variety of brands and categories. October's theme was "Hello, Bombshell" and the products I received in my bag fit the theme perfectly!

I received Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Sample Quad in Set 5.  These quads feature eyeshadows from Coastal Scents Hot Pot line, this particular quad featured the following colors:
-Vibrant Red - a matte, true red
-Frosty Taupe - a frosted, pale, greenish taupe color
-Raisin Berry - a shimmery, warm cranberry color
-Vanilla Sky - a shimmery, slightly off white color

Sneak Peek Time: IPSY/MyGlam October 2012 Bag

Just received my October IPSY/MyGlam bag so here's a little sneak peek.  I'll have a review coming shortly but so far I'm impressed.

Haul Time: Bath and Body Works Fall/Winter Candles for 2012

This haul is actually a combination of three online orders made during the same week.  I think I went a bit overboard but I couldn't resist such great deals.  One of the orders consisted of 4 ounce candles at $5.00 each (which is half the original price) and the other two orders took advantage of BBW's 14 ounce 3 wick candles at 2 for $20 (one candle is normally $20.00 each).  I was especially excited to receive four coupons total along with my orders, two coupons are for 20% of an order and the other two are for one free product.  Of course I will be putting those coupons to good use the next time there is a BBW candle sale!

I'm back...

That was an extremely long hiatus to say the least.  Very pitiful, I know, but I hope I won't disappoint with this return.

Time for a Fresh, New, Start...

So here I am attempting to resurrect this blog and make posting on it a top priority.  I have such a backlog of pictures, products to review and NOTD's that I am definitely embarrassed that my last efforts were less than fruitful.  Expect to see regular postings in the extremely near future!  Thanks and Happy New Year!!!

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