Cranberry Blue + Silver Smokey Eye feat. ColourPop Eyeshadows | Makeup Play

Speaking of my obsession with ColourPop.... along with the blushes and lippie stix, I purchased an embarrassingly large amount of eyeshadows as well. I was playing around with some colors and wanted to show some of the ones I purchased.

ColourPop Super Shock Cheek in Quarters | Review & Swatches

Ever since Colourpop appeared into my makeup world,  I've been obsessed. Now that I'm on my 4-ish shipment, I wanted to review a fairly new product of theirs - ColourPop Super Shock Cheeks (blush) in Quarters.


Let's Do It Again (Acoustic) - J Boog | Music Monday

Happy Music Monday! The weather is all kinds of gloomy today so I thought I'd post one of my favorite easy/happy/sunshine-up-my-butt songs. I love reggae but I've recently ( is 1-2 years recent?) been loving island reggae more and more. I went to Hawaii for the first time about a year or so ago for a company trip with the boyfie and ever since then I've been hooked. I need to remind myself to buy J Boog concert tickets soon! He's playing at House of Blues Anaheim on 4/20 (appropriate, right?). I hope you enjoy!

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PS: I've been slacking recently with posts because I went to Mammoth last week! I went snowboarding for the first time in about 10-11 years and I have all these bruises on my body to prove it. I don't even have a Weekend in Makeup post for this week because my focus was more on trying not to fall for the 1,000th time. Hopefully I can get 2-3 makeup posts going soon! Cheers!


Weekend in Makeup: 2/13/15-2/15/15

Happy Monday! Happy Discounted Chocolate Day! Happy Hungover Day! I had an awesome weekend filled with lots of laughing + eating. I love post Valentine's Day weekend because I'm still in a state of googly love-eyes (pardon the cheesiness). Here's a couple makeup-y things + random stuff I did this past weekend:

Wore Red Cherry #43's (only $1.99!) for Date Night on Friday...

Took out my oldie but goodie, super natural looking Chanel Bronze Universal (bronzer) for the beach on Saturday...

& decided to do a soft cut crease for a birthday dinner on Sunday.

Click READ MORE below to check out un-beauty related random things that happened this weekend!

Award Tour - A Tribe Called Quest | Music Monday

Happy Music Monday! Taking it back oooooooold school to '93 with a song from one of my favorite albums: Midnight Marauders. Who doesn't love a little A Tribe Called Quest? I'm such an old soul.


Valentine's Day Neutral Smokey Eye + 4 Lip Options | Makeup Play

I know it's supposed to be Editorial Thursday today but since Valentine's Day is coming up I figured a neutral look with different lip options would be a good way to go... Editorial Thursday will resume next week :)

100 Books You Must Read Before You Die

God knows I love a good book. Bring me anywhere that seems like a very horrible situation: DMV, Doctor/Dentist Office, Disneyland (waiting for lines), Urgent Care (my wait last time was 4 hours) and I will be thoroughly entertained with my book/kindle.


Unleashed Gold | Lorac Unzipped Gold Palette

I recently hauled (like, today) the new LORAC Unzipped Gold Palette and I couldn't wait to play with it.


Weekend in Makeup: 2/6/15-2/8/15

I think It's really funny that the last time I did a "Weekend in Makeup" post was exactly a year ago. This means time flies and I really suck at updating my blog. I obviously want to keep rolling with this type of thing so onward to the pictures!

Used this primer for the first time & it was love at first application on Friday...

Got my hair colored back to black (blonde was fun! but I'm ALWAYS & FOREVER brunette) & Wearing Lorac Pro Palette 2 on my eyes on Saturday...

...& finally organized some of my single eyeshadows on my new Z-Palette's on Sunday.

Click READ MORE below to check out un-beauty related random things that happened this weekend!

What is Love - Veronica Bozeman (Empire Show) | Music Monday

Happy Music Monday! So 2 weekends ago, I spent an embarrassingly large amount of time watching the show Empire and have consequently asked anyone I spent time with if they've seen it yet. The show comes with a lot of drama, quick one-liners, sass & intrigue.

 The biggest part I love about the show is the music because it is soooooooo good. All Hail Timbaland, amirite? "What is Love" is the first song featured in the pilot, probably the reason why I stuck around. Enjoy!


3 Ingredient Banana Bread | Sometimes Jowee Cooks

Confession: I reaaallllllllly don't know how to cook. Or bake. I will probably never make or feature anything here that I've concocted on my own, they're all going to be adaptations or copies from a recipe I found online. I'm surrounded by a lot of friends/family that do know how to cook really well so I guess you can call me lucky in that aspect. That being said, I'm a really impatient person when it comes to multitude of things so when I do get excited about recipe's they're usually the most easiest, fool proof & idiot proof type of recipes. I kid you not. (I mean the outside of this banana bread already looks like it's burnt, right? LOL. It still was really good so I'm featuring it!)


Neutral Glam w/ Pop of Green | Editorial Thursday

FACT: I've been a makeup hoarder for over 12 years now. I'm also a creature of habit. That being said, I'm loyal to makeup products that I love but unfortunately some that I've loved/liked in the past gets pushed back into the haven't-used-in-a-while bin. Doing this new "Editorial Thursday" series will help me out of my habit-funk and let me play with some new techniques and colors...


The Time I Wore The Same Lipstick 5 Days in One Week



It's really uncommon for me to wear the same lipstick 2x a week let alone 5, but I can't get over how much I love this lip color. It's the perfect pinky-mauvey nude for my skin tone that amps up my very simple makeup look and it makes me look more put together and lady-like (even though I'm really not). What's the lip color I'm talking about?


January 2015 Beauty Favorites

Get Involved - Raphael Saadiq feat Q-Tip | Music Monday

In one of the categories in my resolutions post I stated that blogging about only makeup can be...a little boring. In an effort to combat that I'm just gonna post random things that tickle my fancy: hence the new category of Music Mondays.
I have a major love for any type of music...I'm an equal opportunist but there's nothing I love more than old school hip hop, r&b & reggae. To launch these type of blog posts I'm gonna start with one of my old school, get jiggy in the club, good vibes song: Get Involved - Raphael Saadiq. I guess 2003 is considered a little bit old school now, right?