As you make your resolutions for the upcoming year, make sure you include beauty and health goa

ls! I’ve been working on improving my overall health and being more cognizant of how I approach my own beauty routine. A few of my resolutions for 2013 are listed below:

1. Log my water intake DAILY! Drinking more water keeps my skin hydrated and makes my makeup look so much better!

2. Follow an exercise plan that works for ME versus someone else. Know thyself.

3. Limit the amount of cosmetics I purchase. This a common problem for makeup artists and product junkies.

4. Keep my cosmetic cases organized at all times! Doing so will prevent accidental repeat purchases of things I already own.

5. Moisturizing my hands and nails after every hand washing. I am a germaphobe but in my quest for clean hands and nails, I sometimes neglect to moisturize.

6. Get a monthly massage. No explanation needed.

I’m sure if think about it, I could come up with even more beauty goals for 2013 but I’ll stop for now. What are some things you resolve to do differently for your 2013 beauty routine? Leave a comment so I can compile a list to share with you all!

See you in 2013,



Sephora Holiday Gifts!

Sephora Color Daze BlockbusterIt’s that time of year again, and you need to head over to your local Sephora or check them out online for some great holiday gifts. Over the years, I have purchased several deluxe collections from Sephora because they make it so easy to stock up on great colors at a great value.

The Color Daze Blockbuster set is an expandable palette of 148 colors for the eyes, cheeks, and lips, plush savvy shoppers get 3 brushes and a mirror. This makeup lover’s dream kit is priced just right, at $49.50 and since it’s a limited edition, you need to get yours now!

Lovin’ My Lit Cosmetics!

Lit Cosmetics Glitter along with Magnolia Makeup in Caramel and OCC in Distortion

Lit Cosmetics Glitter along with Magnolia Makeup in Caramel and OCC in Distortion

My fabulous and easy to use glitter arrived from Beautylish and Lit Cosmetics so you know I couldn’t wait to try them out! I’m a firm believer in mixing and matching brands to get the look that works for me, so I paired Lit’s “Boogie Nights” with OCC’s “Distortion” in the crease and Magnolia Makeup’s “Caramel” as a highlighter.

Using Lit’s adhesive was much easier than I’d initially thought. They provided me with an applicator so I all I had to do was dip it into the liquid adhesive, then dab the applicator into the glitter. The beauty of the product is that you can apply as little or as much as you want. It worked best after allowing about 30 seconds for drying time. Trial and error is the best teacher in the world of makeup, because I discovered that I should have used my MAC Fluidline (in “Blacktrack“) before I applied the glitter, as the liner was less pliable. At any rate, I forged ahead and applied the OCC with a small eye-brush into the crease and pulled the color up toward the brow bone. I finished up this look with the Magnolia pigment under the brow bone but I pulled the color down a bit to soften the OCC pigment. Lashes were last and I used my favorite drugstore brand, L’Oreal’s Voluminous Million Lashes in Blackest Black. Since I wear glasses, I hardly ever

Lit Cosmetics Glitter along with Magnolia Makeup in Caramel and OCC in Distortion

Lit Cosmetics Glitter along with Magnolia Makeup in Caramel and OCC in Distortion

apply false lashes but YOU can certain do so to add some extra drama and flair!

Boogie Nights lasted all night! What I loved was that I could rinse the glitter off with just plain water. Of course, I followed up with makeup remover and cleanser to prep my face for my night-time moisturizer, but if I were just wearing the glitter, water would have sufficed nicely! I’m all about EASY makeup application and removal of products. Lit glitter did not irritate my sensitive eyes and I can’t wait to try out the other colors I ordered via Beautylish!