How to Dress for Your Outdoor Winter Date

Here goes my first fashion post! The only downside is you have to deal with me as the model and Cody as the photographer, but that should make my fashion posts twice as amusing, right? ...more

Top Backpack Picks to Replace Your Handbag

I wasn’t sure if I would get into the backpack trend, but do you remember how easy they made your life? The last time I had a backpack was university, and I couldn’t wait to get rid of my backpack or anything to do with school at the time. ...more

How to Get Styles You Love From Every Stitch Fix

I've been talking about Stitch Fix, the personal stylist subscription service, for some time—I actually just had my 16th Fix! I am often asked how I end up getting such great pieces sent to me each month. Well, It was quite a work in ...more

One Plaid Shirt, Six Cute Outfits

Well, after waiting forever, I grabbed my favorite plaid shirt on sale. I thought it would be fun to recreate the three looks that I shared in that same post in real life. I took each look from warmer to winter weather for a total of six different ...more

A Lipstick Trick: How to Get Color to Last and Pop

Over the last couple years, I traded most of my lip glosses for lipstick. Never did I think that would happen—I mean, I was a diehard gloss girl. But we grow and change, I guess. So today, I'm sharing a little trick to get your lipstick to stay ...more

How Gwynnie Bee Totally Turned Me Around About Fashion

I was never into fashion … but then Gwynnie Bee happened, and suddenly I'm posting my outfit of the day on Facebook. Here's how the subscription works....more
Tarrant! Going onto BlogHer tonight, I am DELIGHTED to see your smiling face along side a ...more

The 5 Cutest Ways to Wear Gray Jeans

It's time I come clean about my latest style obsession: I'm in love with gray jeans. They're a great "starter color" for anyone who is thinking about diving into the world of colored jeans. Gray goes with pretty much everything, and they're totally age-appropriate for everyone! ...more

5 Ways to Beautifully Organize and Display Your Jewellery

Here is a post that covers organizing, storage, and decorating all in one. ...more

Outtakes V

March has arrived. I repeat, March has arrived! Hoping that with the new month comes better weather (although, it’s currently snowing, so we aren’t off to a good start) ....more

Zoya Remove+ Haul!

Yes, you read that correctly, a haul of Zoya Remove+, my favorite nail polish remover! It smells nice and it is not as...more

Lipstick League: What Beauty Routine Aspect Is Most Neglected?

Question of the Week: What is the one part of your beauty routine that seems to get neglected most often? I am terrible at washing my brushes.... Keep reading!...more

My Instagram Life, 3-1-15

A look back at the week and Painted Ladies and my life, as seen on Instagram! If you visit Painted Ladies on your smartphone or tablet, you may have noticed the new mobile site, which is way overdue! This week I showed you how Dove Quench has been nourishing my curls ....more

Things That Make Me Happy

I’m not sure if this is healthy or not, but once of the things I do while still in bed (before baby wakes up) is catch up on some of my favorite blogs. I’ve been reading Love Taza for years – I watched her go from newlywed to now mom of 3, what a journey! And seriously reminds me of what an amazing journal a blog can be ....more

Chantecaille, Sisley, Jordana, and Wedding Day Beauty Tips

Here’s a look at what members of the Beauty Blog Coalition discussed this week! ...more

Beauty Favorites of February 2015

Come take a look at what I LOVED in February! I would also love to hear what some of your favorites were too! ...more

The Lipstick League

Question of the Week: What is the one part of your beauty routine that seems to get neglected most often? EauMG – takes a stroll down memory lane and finally reviews one of her favorite masculine fragrances. She can’t believe that this fragrance is celebrating a 20th birthday this year…oh, how time flies ....more

Sunday Random Ramblings, Vol.173

Hello gorgeous, another week, another round of random ramblings. Let’s start with your feedback and how it will change Beautiful With Brains, shall we? Readers’ Survey 2015: The Results Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill in my readers’ survey ....more

Review: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #5

Even though NARS Sheer Glow is still my favorite foundation, I will occasionally try other formulas to see if there's something I like just as much. Since I already own wonderful matte formulas (like the MAC Pro Longwear and MUFE Mat Velvet+) and Sheer Glow offers a natural satin finish, I was looking for something along the lines of a dewy finish. Practically every review of the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation ($62) is a positive one so I decided to try ....more