Category: makeup

A Glowing Makeup Haul from the Drugstore + Reviews

A Glowing Makeup Haul from the Drugstore + Reviews

I’m really excited to be bringing my first haul to you! This was my first time out shopping for makeup for my blog and that felt great! You guys – it’s part of my job to shop for makeup! Am I living the dream or what?! Anyways, it was warming up for us here in Phoenix, which had me thinking spring is around the corner, so I wanted to focus on products that will get my skin glowing to give it a fresh look. Glowing makeup, if you will; however, joke’s on me because we have now plummeted back down to […]


Using Every Eyeshadow in the Palette

Using Every Eyeshadow in the Palette

If you haven’t seen this going around, then my question to you is WHY ARE YOU LIVING UNDER A ROCK?! These videos have been so popular on YouTube and are so fun to watch. If you are unfamiliar with this concept, it’s when an artist selects an eyeshadow palette and then attempts to use every single shade in the palette. I’d say, at max, I maybe use seven eyeshadows for my more complex looks. So being challenged to use every single shade is quite the – well – challenge.   For reference, click here to watch one of my favorite YouTubers […]


Easy Makeup Tutorial Using One Eyeshadow

Easy Makeup Tutorial Using One Eyeshadow

One thing I’m really good at is overcomplicating things. Not that I love to do it or anything – I’m just really good at it. Especially when it comes to makeup. Lots of my makeup looks take too much time and involve too many products. But not this one, girlfriend! This easy makeup tutorial is just that – easy! It takes one eyeshadow and three brushes. Three brushes may seem like a lot, but I’ll explain the madness behind the method as we get into it. So let’s just jump right into this easy makeup tutorial! Let’s start with some pictures! […]


January Beauty Product Empties

January Beauty Product Empties

For some reason, I finished off a large amount of makeup products this month. And instead of throwing them away like a sane person, I hoarded the trash so that I could blog about it. This is my first time doing a post like this, so here’s how it’s gonna go: 1) a picture of the product, 2) a mini review of the product, and 3) if I will be repurchasing this product or not. So I bring to you my January beauty product empties. This post contains affiliate links and banners. Please read my full disclosure here.   Makeup […]


Dare to Create Palette by Morphe | Review + 5 Different Looks

Dare to Create Palette by Morphe | Review + 5 Different Looks

This Christmas I had no plans of asking for any makeup, but my poor mother-in-law loves to shop for girls, so when she asked for gift ideas for me, I polled one of my favorite Facebook makeup groups and the Morphe Dare to Create palette was suggested.  #longestrunonsentenceever Click here to see what else I got for Christmas!   The color scheme and layout intrigued me enough, but was it good? Now, I have two other Morphe palettes: The Jaclyn Hill Favorites palette from back in the day and the Jaclyn Hill palette that released in 2017. I love and […]


What I Got For Christmas + Family Festivities

What I Got For Christmas + Family Festivities

I’m honestly slightly in shock that Christmas is over. Like… what?! I feel like I always build up such anticipation and forget that it’s just a single day – it has the same 24 hours as every other day of the year. And fun times with family seem to make it go by quicker, ya know? This was an exciting Christmas for us. Having a kid sort of brings back the Christmas magic that you lose as you get older. Ya know what I mean? And while Clementine was fun last year, she didn’t really know what was going on. She […]


Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

Dry vs. Dehydrated Skin

As if chapped lips and static cling weren’t bad enough, winter is also a time of changes to your skin. Lots of women report either dry or dehydrated skin. And yes, there is a difference. Quite a significant one, actually, even though it can be tricky to decipher between the two. And it’s important to know the difference because they are not treated the same way. So let’s dive into what exactly dry and dehydrated skin is and how you can treat it. Dry Skin: The Cause and Symptoms Firstly, dry skin is a skin type that is related to oil […]


Holiday Makeup Look | 3 Cool Tones

Holiday Makeup Look | 3 Cool Tones

Before we get into the makeup look, I just wanna share a couple links to my favorite Christmas flash mobs. I honestly have no idea why I love flash mobs, specifically Christmas ones, so much, but I do. I think they’re so fun and spontaneous and the performers had to muster up so much courage to do it. And it just makes me so emotional to see the audience signing along. This first one literally brings me to tears every time. It has over 6 million views and I’m pretty sure I’m responsible for a quarter of them because I’ve […]


Holiday Makeup Look | 2 Candy Cane Eye Liner

Holiday Makeup Look | 2 Candy Cane Eye Liner

After starting to go live on Facebook for my Halloween looks, I got tagged in so many candy cane eye liner videos on Facebook. And it’s finally that time of year! Before we get started… I’d like to offer a word of advice. This is definitely one of those looks that you can get wrapped up in and obsess over. You can literally spend an hour going over it again and again to get the lines perfect. And then you’re running late for your party because it took you three times as long as you thought it would. My advice: don’t sacrifice […]


Holiday Makeup Look | 1 Silver Glitter and Red Lips

Holiday Makeup Look | 1 Silver Glitter and Red Lips

Christmas is right around the corner and that means Christmas parties! Especially if you belong to a church! Man, do we really like to celebrate Christmas for some reason 😉 And the holidays are a great time to get glam! Think sparkle, shimmer, glitter, and red lipstick 💄 That was the inspiration for this look! I wanted something pretty and extra but still simple to do. I went with timeless winged liner, a pearly highlight, and contoured cheeks. And while my (overdrawn) lips are obviously eye catching, the real fun is in the glittery silver eyeshadow! To achieve this look, […]