Bold and Bright Colors!


Some of you have asked me about the wearability of super bright colors and which brands  to check out. If you like bold and bright colors, check out Sugarpill Cosmetics. There are tons of highly pigmented (very important if you want color to stand out) loose and pressed shadows in colors that will make your eyes pop! For those of you who love a fierce lash, check out the company’s wide array of well priced eyelashes that come in unique styles and colors that you can’t find anywhere else.  Sugarpill offers $5.00 flat rate shipping (U.S.) and if you spend over $75 (worldwide), your shipping is free!

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I’m Your Private Dancer


Okay so I lied. I’m not really a dancer, private or otherwise, but I am loving the color of my new Deborah Lippmann Mirrored Chrome nail polish, “Private Dancer.”  This gel-like polish glides on smoothly and dries rather quickly. I thought the purple hue would be more intense (this is one of the pitfalls of online shopping) and was surprised that the color was lighter, but it’s still very pretty. I should have waited to do laundry and scrub dishes until AFTER I painted my nails, as the polish chipped by the end of the day. I repainted my nails and so far, so good! I like that the brand does not use toluene, formaldehyde, and other dangerous chemicals!

I purchased my perfect-for-summer-purple at Neiman Marcus, but you can also score this and other Lippmann colors from her site, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is Coming to Sephora!


Today I read that OCC, one of my FAVORITE cosmetic lines will launch their products at Sephora stores! This is a huge deal and a great marketing move for OCC, the makers of fantastic products like Lip Tar and Loose Colour Concentrates.  If you haven’t tried out the products (vegan and cruelty-free), then you are missing out on not only quality cosmetics, but also ones that help keep your skin healthy.  I’ve blogged many times before about not only the eye and lip palettes, but also the fantastically shiny and long wearing nail polishes too. Sephora + OCC=Fabulous!  Enjoy shopping!

M.A.C. Sets at Nordstrom


Nordstrom is celebrating their Anniversary Beauty Bash Events by showcasing a super cool collaboration with M.A.C. and artist Julie Verhoeven.  The collection includes funky bags and kits that are illustrated in bright colors and designs. Get your Brush kits (at $49.50, these are a STEAL), Lip bags containing 3 full-sized colors ($39.50), and Smokey Eye Tutorial Kits ($49.50)!

Nordstrom cardholders can access these kits and other beauty steals right now. The rest of the world has to wait just a bit more (July 20th). Follow Nordstrom on Twitter @Nordstrom for more updates on the sale. Happy shopping!