NYX Lip Lingerie is da bomb!

I am so in love with these 2 trendy matte lip colors I purchased today by NYX!  These are from their Lip Lingerie line and are both in the fashionable Greige shade family for on point pouts. The first one I bought is Corset…a natural beige with a grey undertone and a subtle  pink shift.  The second is called Embellishment and is a darker grey mauve taupe that is my favorite in the line.  This is the NOW lip look and I adore it paired with smokey eye makeup ♡♡




Lash Lovely

Do you want a mascara that will give you Va Va Volume and stay put all day?  Then let me suggest one of my top 10 faves whose mini travel version  is always in my purse makeup bag.  It is none other than Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced. This mascara has a wonderful brush that just seems to pick up every lash and perfectly coats them with product. The formula really holds up for full-day wear with just a little bit of flaking noted after eight hours or so. Such a performance is hard to come by in a mascara, except I would argue that it’s name may not hold true given the right partner. 😉


Modern Renaissance🖼

After hearing all the hype about the Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills, I was inclined to add it to my collection. After having experienced quite a bit of disappointment from not grabbing the previous Master Mario palette by ABH, I knew that any featured palette by this company only remains on shelves for a limited time. Once these babies are sold you will never get your hands on another one as they disappear into makeup history.

The Modern Renaissance palette is a collection of vivid burgundys, browns, taupes and dusty roses, similar to what one would find in a painting from that era. The colors are absolutely gorgeous, wear all day and are extremely buttery and blendable. I tend to avoid this palette when I’m in a hurry in the morning because of one word…FALLOUT! ☢☢   That’s right. I challenge anyone to apply these shadows even with tapping and blowing at your makeup brushes and not ending up with a puddle of dust underneath your eye and on your upper cheek bone! Because of the high pigmentation of the shadows, it is not always easy to dust away the remnants of product that get all over your face makeup. As well each individual shadow is pretty tiny making the product quite expensive given the palette’s high price point. I was particularly irritated to hit pan on three of the shades after only 3 weeks of owning this product ( and I didn’t reach for it to use everyday) 😠

Finally, to add insult to injury the outside of this palette is covered in muted pink velvet, perfect to become messy and stained with makeup as one works with this product.

With all this said, I still maintain that the product is of high quality and beautiful once one goes through the torment of applying it and cleaning up afterwards. Mostly I would say that it is something one wants in their makeup collection as a true makeup addict, but not the product to reach for when one is in a rush. My suggestion… purchase  it, but  don’t make it your go-to for everyday wear.🤐




Honey soft lips💋

Imagine being able to exfoliate your lips and moisturize and medicate them at the same time?  Well imagination has just become reality!

I have recently discovered and recommend the new Honey lip balm issued by Sephora’s house brand. This honey flavored lip balm incorporates small grains for sloughing lips while ensuring your pout remains in top hydrated shape. I use it every two days or so before applying my lip color in the morning and see a noticeable difference in the condition of my lips. At only $8 a pop, it is worth the investment and a Hidden Gem. Lovin’ it honey!



Just Peachy for Spring !

I am a super fan of Too Faced makeup. So I am thrilled about the reissue of their once limited edition Sweet Peach eyeshadow palette as it is perfect for spring! Not only does this palette feature beautiful and blendable peach and complementary hues, but it has the added bonus of being infused with a delicious peach scent. This collection is perfect for all warm toned eyeshadow lovers. Too Faced also gave us the bonus of a host of new Sweet Peach products along with the relaunch of this eyeshadow palette.

I particularly am enamored with the peach oil infused lip gloss in the shade Pure Peach. This gloss gives the perfect tone of Pinky Peach to the lips, is moisturizing and tastes peachy and yummylicious! The color goes perfectly with many of the trendy clothing shades for Spring  2017!




Shadow -rific!

The Chocolate Bar by Too Faced is the classic holy grail of high end eyeshadow palettes that actually looks like a chocolate bar and smells like chocolate!  This is a must-have in any true makeup connoisseur’s collection. It is the original in the line of this company’s renowned scented eyeshadow palettes. Each color is rich, creamy, pigmented and blends like a charm. The palette features 16 shades, with choices of mattes and shimmers, each  given “oh so cute” chocolate related names. Two frequently used highlighting/ lid colors are thoughtfully featured in a larger pan format for the consumer’s benefit Highly recommended 🙂

This company’s original owners Jerrod Blandimo and Jeremy Johnson have created superior cosmetics that are not tested on animals. You will surely be seeing me recommend many Too Faced products in my  future blog entries due to their top quality, adorable packaging and incredible staying power.