I think it goes without saying that I am a huge Make Up For Ever Fan. The Artist Eyeshadows while a tad bit pricey are to die for. I honestly think I own maybe two-thirds of the entire collection thanks to picking up both the 30th Anniversary Palette and the Cyber Monday Artist Eyeshadow Collectors Palette.  These items were limited edition collections so if you missed out on them don’t worry because Make Up For Ever has come out with three personal sized palettes containing a curated collection of Artist Eyeshadows featuring Nudes, Artistic, and the new Floral Shades pictured  below. … View Post

This post is sponsored by Verizon Fios. Thank you for allowing me to share content from brands that I love. #FiosPhilly While to Oscar may snub African American actors and not give them their fair due for some of the amazing roles they play that doesn’t mean that we still can’t enjoy the works of our favorite actors and actresses of color from the comfort of our own couches. I honestly prefer watching a movie at home to going to the theater. I will call a movie night at home in a heartbeat! I mean seriously movie theater food can… View Post

  One of the best things about having a Capsule Wardrobe is that it really forces you to think outside the box when it comes to putting together outfits. After my husband dug us out of the house we decided to get out and enjoy this beautiful snow day. Usually, I would throw on a sweatshirt and some jeans, but this year I’ve told myself that I want to make a concentrated effort to get out of that “grad student” funk when it comes to outfits. So, I decided to to wear my faux leather leggings that I picked up… View Post

So last week I shared with you swatches and thoughts on the Pur Cosmetics Cameo Contour Dual-ended Contour sticks and this week I’m bringing you even more Pur Cosmetics goodness in the form of their new Hydrafluid Water Serum Foundation. Hydration is one of the top beauty trends for Spring 2016, think soft dewy skin that is usually a must on the fashion runways.   The thing that makes this foundation different from other water based foundations on the market is the fact that delivers Swiss Alps-sourced glacier water (fancy huh?) deep into the skin for optimal hydration. The Hydrafluid Water… View Post

Negative people are unfortunately everywhere. They can be in your home, they can be in your workplace, or even amongst your closest groups of friends.  Negative people can also be very draining. We’ve all experienced the side effect of having a pessimist around. A couple of years ago we had a new girl join our lab and everything she said was negative, she put off such a depressing vibe that I ended up not being able to eat lunch with my labmates anymore. I just didn’t need that type of karma around me. Breaking up with negative people can be hard,… View Post

Spring is right around the corner so let’s get into this Sephora Exclusive NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette shall we? This is an all-in-one palette that is filled with the must need items of a gal on the go. You have your highlight/ contour duo, your bronzer, and four blush shades perfect for any situation whether it be day or night.This is the type of palette I would throw in my travel bag when packing my makeup for a trip.  When I first laid eyes on promo pictures of the NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette I was super excited as I saw some great… View Post

I’m always intrigued by products that come out strictly for highlighting and contouring. There are so many degrees to mastering this technique and most of it depends on the type of product you use. I typically highlight and contour with powder products because I tend to not like to use products that are super heavy, but when I’m going out for a date night with the hubs or hanging with my friends I like to use products that are a bit denser. Kind of like these Cameo Contour Dual-ended Contour Sticks by Pur Cosmetics.   Dual-ended Contour Sticks aren’t new… View Post