Subscription Box Review (and Mini Tutorial): Thanksgiving Makeup Using November 2016 Boxycharm

I decided to do my November 2016 Boxycharm review  a little differently. Instead of just reviewing each item, I thought I'd show you how they looked in a mini tutorial. I did my Thanksgiving makeup using all of the products from the box, and I must say, this might just be the best Boxycharm ever. … Continue reading Subscription Box Review (and Mini Tutorial): Thanksgiving Makeup Using November 2016 Boxycharm

Palette Review: Studio Makeup On-The-Go Palette in Cool Down (Boxycharm, November 2016)

Studio Makeup has done it again--they've created another palette that has quickly become my go-to for cool-toned eyeshadows. I received the Studio Makeup On-The-Go Palette in "Cool Down" in this month's Boxycharm (a full review of that box will be up next week) but I wanted to review just the palette here, since it was … Continue reading Palette Review: Studio Makeup On-The-Go Palette in Cool Down (Boxycharm, November 2016)

The Quest for the Perfect Primer: Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer (Review)

I feel like I'm arriving late to the primer party. I've tried a few in the past--usually samples of Smashbox primers I received in Ipsy bags or Sephora Play boxes. I've always felt sort of "meh" about them. But I've had so much trouble recently with foundations sinking into fine lines, creasing, making my pores … Continue reading The Quest for the Perfect Primer: Hard Candy Sheer Envy Skin Perfecting Primer (Review)

E.l.f. Haul Additions: Review of Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum

So last week I posted my recent E.l.f. haul, but since then, I purchased two new foundations, both very different, but highly recommended for my skin issues. After a week or two of using each, I can say that I love one, and truly despise the other like I've never despised a foundation before. With … Continue reading E.l.f. Haul Additions: Review of Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum

My Mommy Makeup (Hint: It’s not about speed or minimalism.)

If the "mom jean" is the high-waisted, wide-cut through the hips and skinny through the calves, faded monstrosity made popular by the talented women of SNL, then the "mom face" is the hurried makeup look done by countless women every morning where you slap on just enough concealer and mascara not to look exhausted, but … Continue reading My Mommy Makeup (Hint: It’s not about speed or minimalism.)