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How the Makeup Forever Boutique Reminded me that I was Beautiful.

I've been playing makeup for years. I dabbled as a makeup artist while living in NC, I've taken several classes and watched many a video on makeup application. While I'm still a huge makeup hoarder fan I've gotten so busy with school and life that I basically just went with the simplest makeup applications. You know foundation, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, blush and a gloss or lipstick. This worked for me and probably took me only about 10-15 minutes. With so much going on in my work and school life I honestly didn't have time to really glamour myself up. I just wanted to be presentable, not beautiful, not cute but just presentable. Maybe this is what happens when one turns 30 and they're tired. The sad part of it all is that I accepted it.Last monday I had the opportunity to attend a Make Up For Ever Mastery Course called "Complexion and Contour", and in 2hrs the way I looked at myself was completely changed. ...more

Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color is True to It's Name!

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Sephora versus Ulta

I’m sorry I’ve been gone a while but I have been ill and not really “chatty”, any who, I’m BAAAAACCCKKKK.Something I’ve been meaning to blog about for a while is the Sephora VS Ulta debate, which one is better? Where can I can my money’s worth?...more

DIY Easy Makeup Brush Repair in 2 Easy Steps

Repairing that broken makeup brush you were going to toss can save money and the environment, at least for a while. It's simple.Step 1: Simply take the broken makeup brush and slather the inside of the handle with hot glue. (Be careful -- it gets really hot!)Step 2: Replace the bristles & let the hot glue cool.Now you're ready to apply that makeup! Visit here to view a short tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUoyW4Leyg8)....more

What's in my BirchBox | January 2014 Edition

It's that time again... This month my Birchbox was lacking one very important thing, a makeup item. Every other box I've received has had either a lip gloss, chap stick, chubby stick, etc. I get the most excited about the makeup in my boxes, so my initial reaction to this months box wasn't really a happy one. But, after trying out a few of the items I can say that while it wasn't my favorite box, it definitely wasn't a huge disappointment. ...more

The 10-Minute Skincare & Makeup Routine Anyone Can Do

I learned during my cancer treatment the psychological and emotional value of simply getting dressed and putting on some make up. It made me feel normal, rejuvenated and presentable. The same has held true since being at home with a baby full time. I feel so much better if I just take a couple of minutes for myself to fix my face. ...more
Terri Ramsey Beavers  Thank you for sharing your routine! I completely agree with you about ...more

Review Studio Gear CC cream

Date Night Beauty Tips

From kissably-soft lips to smolderingly-sexy eyes, featured in this Date Night Beauty Guide are the top makeup looks that men love to see their date wear....more

Another 20% off Sale at Ulta till Feb. 1, 2014

Just after Ulta finished it's Friends & Family Sale, it's offering a 20% off discount to members of the Ulta frequent shopper program that's good on your entire purchase and good for almost everything including all but a few prestige brands and the Naked 3 palette, of course....more

What Did I Get in my ipsy Bag January 2014 for 10 bucks?

I love the middle of the month because it's time for me to receive my ipsy bag, a monthly beauty subscription service. Each month for $10 including shipping I receive a cute small makeup bag with an assortment of beauty products, a mix of sample and full size products for face, hair, nails, and body. This month, January 2014, focused on the face....more