Blackboard by OCC

If you haven’t figured it out already, I am an Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics addict and I don’t wish to be cured any time soon! Every time I tried to order “Blackboard” nail polish, a beautiful blackened green, it was sold out. I finally got a chance to purchase my polish and once again, I was amazed at how quickly OCC’s polish dried and how shiny the color appeared.  


Tools To Use

There are a few things I just can’t live without as I go through my daily makeup rituals. People ask for my opinion on products all the time, but rarely do they ask about the tools needed for flawless makeup application. You don’t always have to buy the most expensive (insert tools here) but based on trial and error, you can find brushes, sponges, etc., that work well for YOU. Here are a few things I just can’t do without:

1. Alcone Non-Latex Sponges– Many top makeup artists all over the world agree that these sponges are the absolute best! They don’t crumble or turn yellow, and they can be washed and reused.  I try to buy as many as possible when I attend industry events, since the company is located in NYC and I’m in SAT (San Antonio, TX). Reasonably priced and available for ordering/shipping online, Alcone sponges are a must have for your kit!

2. M.A.C. Mini-Shader Brush and M.A.C. Fluff Brush allow me to smudge shadow or liner and apply shadow with ease. These brushes last forever as long as you keep them clean.



3. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara has been a staple for years. I love that it’s washable, easy to apply, and gives good coverage on the lashes. Great Lash is priced right all the time and never goes out of style.