Monday, August 24, 2015


Thanks to Sephora's Beauty Insider Week, I went a little online shopping happy.  So much so, that I placed four online orders within one week!  Hi my name is Kelly and I have a makeup addiction. <Hi, Kelly>

Here are a few of my new additions from top to bottom...

Sephora Lip Liner to go | Rosewood
Sephora Lip Liner to go | Deep Aubergine
Buxom Full-On Lip Polish | Dolly
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick | Lovesick
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil | Venom
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil | 1993
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick | 1993
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Pore-Minimizing
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade | Soft Brown
Benefit Dallas Box o'Powder Blush
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
Beauty Blender Pro

I have been researching all of these products for a while now, and was happy to finally pick them up.  I can't wait to try them all out!

Do any of you have these products?! What's your take on them?



Saturday, January 24, 2015


This past year, I have had the pleasure of traveling to a few new places with my job. Chicago was one of them.  I had the time of my life on my first business trip.  It was full of late nights, very early mornings, a lot of work, amazing food, and an even better backdrop.  Chi-Town has moved to the top of my Travel Wish List...and I can't wait to return!

Here's a sneak peak of some of the photos I took during my trip....many more to come!

Friday, January 23, 2015


I like chocolate.  No....I love chocolate.  Okay, I admit I'm a sweet tooth.  I can't get enough of chocolate, or any sweet for that matter.  So when I finally got my hands on the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, it was like love at first sight.  

After taking photos of the untouched product, I have been using this bronzer for about a month now, and I am absolutely impressed.  The bronzer is the perfect shade -- not too brown, and not too orange.  It is quite a dense formula, so be sure to start out light, then add on the color. Applying this bronzer with a stippling brush would be ideal (try the MAC 187 brush).

So if you're looking to add a little sun-kissed touch to your skin during the Winter, I'd highly suggest this Chocolate Soleil Bronzer!  PLUS IT SMELLS LIKE CHOCOLATE!


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Saturday, January 3, 2015


HELLO 2015!

One of my New Year's resolutions was to blog more.  In 2014, I tried to focus on my new job, hence the lack of posts. But I'm happy to begin fresh in 2015 with more blog posts on the things I love.

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's!

For the past several months, I have been enjoying a new foundation...MAC Studio Tech Foundation (I'm in NC27).  This foundation is not one to use daily, especially due to the slightly higher cost of $32. However, it is perfect for special occasions or for long-wear use.

I first discovered this foundation while at the MAC store getting suggestions for makeup for a wedding -- I was a bridesmaid and decided to do my own makeup.  The lovely woman at MAC recommended the Studio Tech Foundation based on my skin type: combination.  She mentioned that whenever brides come into MAC to get their makeup done, they usually use the Studio Tech Foundation on them.  I took that as a good's long-wearing and looks great in photos.  

Studio Tech has a creamy consistency, which is great for those with semi-dry skin.  I found that for me, it's best applied with a finger, then blended with a Sigma F80 brush.  

I would highly recommend this if you're looking into getting a new foundation :)

MAC Studio Tech Foundation 

I hope you all have a lovely day....and an even better 2015!


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