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December Favorites

Hi Darlings! I hope 2017 is off to a running start for each one of you! Do you have any makeup goals for this year? Trying to branch out? Learn something new? I say go for it. Now let’s get down to the favorites!


  1. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

I’m seriously behind on trying these liquid lipsticks from Stila. They are amazing. With 20 shades to choose from, there is a great variety. And they live up to their name. They really do stay all day. My persona favorite color is Bacca, a raspberry color. I wore it all day on Christmas, through eating and drinking and it looked just as good at 2am as it did at 10am.  Yes, it can be a little drying, but I popped a gloss over top and it still stayed on all day. That’s pretty powerful – because who wants to spend all day retouching their lipstick? Not this girl!

2. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

I like to exfoliate. A lot. But some exfoliators are not meant to be used daily, and my skin was becoming redder and redder by using them daily. Then I found Dermalogica’s Microfoliant. I love that it’s effective, yet gentle enough to use every day. Hallelujah!

3. Alterna Caviar Style Satin Rapid Blowout Balm

If you know me, or have read much here, you know how much I dislike washing and styling my hair, so I try to do it only once or twice a week (it’s actually GOOD for your hair, too) and when I do get to the point of needing a wash, I don’t want to spend forever drying and styling. Hello Satin Rapid Blowout Balm! Just a couple of pumps of Alterna’s magic balm on my towel-dried head cuts my drying time in half. It also seems to help with flyaways, leaving hair dry and smooth. It’s one of those products that makes you wonder how you ever lived without it.

4. LORAC Pro Palette 3

I haven’t picked up a new eyeshadow palette in quite a while (mostly because I have so many single shades), but this palette caught my eye and I decided to splurge.

I love the warmth of the colors, and the pigmentation is very good. Yes, there’s a little fallout, but not terrible. A spritz of setting spray will go a long way to keep fallout at bay.  The mix of matte and shimmer (not glitter) is even and I find that I am able to create lots of looks from just this palette alone. Oh, and it comes with a shadow primer, too!

Let’s enjoy 2017 together – I don’t know about you, but I am ready for this new year ahead of us!



Dream in Full Color: New Giveaway!

Don’t you just love playing around with eye makeup and finding new looks? I do! That’s why I’m especially excited to share Stila’s holiday Dream in Full Color palette with you.

Check it out! This pretty round palette includes 29 eye shadow colors, and along the outside edge, 7 gorgeous cheek colors! Also included is the Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Stingray.

And this is no tiny palette – it’s about 5.5 inches wide, so there’s no shortage of colors and you will be able to create hundreds of looks with all of these colors. Of the 29 colors, only 4 are shimmer free, so your looks will really sparkle this season.

The cheek colors range from a light dusty pink to a deep mauve and will suit many different skin tones. Still unsure about which colors to use together, or what might look best on you? The great people at Stila thought of that, and included a 16 page lookbook with directions on how to put an eye together and even which blush works best with which eye. Genius!

At a $366 dollar value, I am happy to announce that I’ve been given an extra that I can now give away to a lucky reader!

What do you have to do to qualify to win? It’s simple! Sign up to follow my blog and leave me a comment anytime between now and November 28th! I will choose a winner than night who will receive their very own Stila Dream in Full Color Palette for the holidays!