Monthly Archives: February 2012

Judging from my Twitter and Facebook feeds and every beauty blog from here to the moon, Adele wins best makeup at the Grammys by a landslide. The flawlessly matte foundation, the slight contouring, the perfect red lips and nude eye with lots of lashes and bold black liner! ❤
Carrie Underwood
Carrie’s makeup is always on point. Although this is a pretty typical “Carrie” makeup, I think it’s a great look for her. She even added some gold glitter on the lids (you can’t really tell in this photo). Those lashes are pretty bold for her too. Way to go, stepping out of your comfort zone, girl!
Yes, I know Fergie looks a little rough sometimes, but I really liked her choice of tangerine eye shadow and peach lips. It compliments her eyes and skin tone. Gorgeous!

Jessie J
Why this pretty girl insists on covering her face with harsh bangs is beyond me. Underneath that curtain of black, you can see that she has beautiful milky skin, perfect nude lips and a plummy-purple smoky eye with flatters her blue peepers. 

Katy Perry
I love Katy for bringing colorful hair to the red carpets. She is so stunning and truly rocks the crap out of this on-trend blue hair that was seen on every runway for spring. She complimented her Smurf ‘do with cool-tone pink lips and thick, black cat eye liner. Precious!

Kelly Osbourne
I really wanted to hate Kelly Osbourne’s choice of hair color, but I don’t. Those lilac strands just look so darn pretty on her! I adore that she matched her lips to her hair and did her eyes up in a yellow-gold. Yellow is the complimentary color to purple, which is why this look works so well.

The only way to describe Rih-Rih these days is: sex-pot-dot-com. Could she get any hotter? It’s really just unfair. The jury’s still out on her newly-dyed blonde tresses but her makeup is, as always, lovely. Her hazel eyes stand out thanks to the smoky black soot in the under-eye, and she kept it simple on the top lids. The pinky-nude lips work well with this subtle and sultry makeup look. SIZZLE 
Which celebrity’s makeup was your fave of the evening? Would you like to see me do a tutorial on any of these looks? Let me know in a comment below!


One of my favorite skin care lines, Philosophy has come out with a sun care line! Everything comes in these cute, yellow “sun-inspired” bottles, and best of all, it’s all broad spectrum spf-coverage. This means that the sunscreens will help block both uva and uvb rays. There’s a face spray, a face lotion and a body lotion. 

Face spray

age-defense very water-resistant spf 30 uva⁄uvb broad-spectrum spray sunscreen for body

$26 for 4 oz.
Oil-free, non greasy formula absorbs quickly

face lotion
age defense water resistant spf 40 uva uvb broad spectrum
$30 for a 2 oz.

Oil-free, non greasy formula
body lotion

Age-defense water-resistant spf 30 va⁄uvb broad-spectrum sunscreen

$26 for 4 oz. 
Prevents signs of aging
Philosophy’s “here comes the sun” line also has sunless tanners for the face and body, check them out below!
sunless tanner- face

age-defense gradual glow self-tanner for face

$26 for 2 oz.
Helps improve the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles

Sunless Tanner-body

age-defense golden glow self-tanner for body

$28 for 4 oz.
 Helps firm & tone skin

Stay safe in the sun my loves!

Today I’m excited to show you a makeup look that Beyonce rocked last year at the Grammys. There isn’t a lot of bold color in this look, it’s mostly golds and black. However, it’s definitely a “Sasha” look- the top of the eyelids are a fierce cat eye completely smoked out, and the bottom is lined with angelic-like gold shimmer. Beyonce’s artist kept the cheeks and lips neutral to balance out the strong eye, and I think this is one of the best looks Beyonce has done. I LOVE the gold hoop earrings too!

MAC Bronzing Stick: This was a limited item, but you can substitute this with a concealer or foundation stick                  that is about 3-5 shades darker than your skin.
Matte bronzer: any type of pressed matte bronzer will work. 
Angled blush brush: Crown Brush and MAC carry great ones, follow the links to see!
Blending sponge: Beauty Blender
Shadows: Creep (black) and Gunmetal (grey) from the Naked 1 Palette, and MAC’s Soft Brown and Crystal Avalanche (peach and white) shadows
Lower lid: Urban Decay’s El Dorado gold eye liner and Makeup For Ever’s Honey Gold 3 metal powder
Natural lip liner by NYX
Sunmetal lipstick by MAC: this was a limited item, but any bronze frost textured lipstick will work
Stila’s 24K Gold lip gloss

When OPI first came out with the shatter polishes I was obsessed. Then I kind of got over them. Last week, I was perusing the nail blogs I’m subscribed to and came across some shatter polish photos and they got me thinking about ways to revamp the look. 

I grabbed a matte, hot pink polish from Essie and painted two coats all of my nails. After they dried, I covered half of each nail with tape and applied OPI’s Silver Shatter to the exposed parts.  I put the glossy top coat on JUST the shatter portions and voila!

The combination of the matte with the shimmery shatter looks really cool in person. The color looks red on camera, but it’s actually more of a dark pink.Next time I’ll have to try this with black!

Essie- unknown… but it’s a matte dark pink color
OPI’s Silver Shatter
Scotch Tape
Top Coat