Maybelline The Buffs Swatches & Review

maybelline-buffs-swatchMaybelline recently came out with a new collection of nude lipsticks called The Buffs. It contains 10 nude shades ranging from light to dark and everything in between. Keep reading to see swatches and my thoughts on the 6 shades I picked up.

Continue reading “Maybelline The Buffs Swatches & Review”

Brown Girl Friendly Bronzers

Top Row L-R: Tarte Hotel Heiress, Covergirl Queen Ebony Bronze, Sleek Medium Contour Kit Bottom Row L-R: Cargo Dark, Sonia Kashuk Rich Bronze
Top Row L-R: Tarte Hotel Heiress, Covergirl Queen Ebony Bronze, Sleek Medium Contour Kit
Bottom Row L-R: Cargo Dark, Sonia Kashuk Rich Bronze

Bronzers are one of those makeup items that seem like they wouldn’t work for darker skinned complexions. However, if the right shade is chosen, a bronzer can help bring warmth and dimension to the face that is sometimes taken away by foundation. In today’s installation of my Highlighter/Bronzer series, I wanted to show you some that will work for ladies with a similar skin tone to mine.

Continue reading “Brown Girl Friendly Bronzers”

NARS 2013 Spring Collection Review


So I know its not spring anymore, but I purchased a lot of items from the NARS Spring Collection. There are some items in the collection that I really wanted to review, but I wanted to use them for awhile before doing so. Thankfully, some of these items were made permanent and all the others are still available. Continue reading, if you would like to know my thoughts.

Continue reading “NARS 2013 Spring Collection Review”

MAC Tropical Taboo First Impressions


I just received the few items that I ordered from MAC’s new collection, Tropical Taboo. Every summer they come out with a mineralized collection full of eyeshadows, blushes, and mineralized skinfinishes. This year they also added some lipsticks, gloss, and lip pencils. Keep reading to see what items I purchased and my initial thoughts on them.

Continue reading “MAC Tropical Taboo First Impressions”

Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Gloss Review

Today I’m reviewing the new Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Glosses. This lip gloss is available in 12 shades, but I only own 5. (Click here to see the other shades available). The sleek and simple packaging makes them look more expensive than they are. The wand has a slightly bent doe foot applicator that is the perfect size.

Continue reading “Maybelline Color Sensational High Shine Gloss Review”

MAC Holiday 2012 Collection & Ulta Haul

MAC has a huge holiday collection this year. I purchased a few things online last night and received them today! I wanted to get pictures and swatches up for you because this collection hits stores on October 25th, 2012. MAC collections usually sell out pretty fast (especially lipsticks) so act quickly if you want anything. The rest of the items can be viewed at

Continue reading for more pictures and swatches!

Continue reading “MAC Holiday 2012 Collection & Ulta Haul”