Found! A neutral-toned contour: MAC Artificially Wild Taupe blush {review & swatches}

TGIF! Since Friday is my favorite day of the week, what better way to celebrate than with a post about a GLORIOUS new makeup product?

As yesterday was my birthday, I went on the obligatory it’s-my-birthday-so-I’m-treating-myself shopping trip- my first stop was the MAC counter. It feels like years since I last visited my local counter at Macy’s! MAC recently launched a few gorgeous collections, so I wanted to check them out in person.

Number one on my shopping list was a powder blush in Taupe, part of the new Artificially Wild collection. Spoiler alert: don’t overlook this one just because it looks like a plain, medium brown. It’s a must have for light-skinned gals who have yet to find their perfect contour. Please keep reading for more information and photos!

MAC Artificially Wild Taupe blush review & swatches



Emmys red carpet makeup with Mary Kay {swatches & review}


 I know the Emmys are so two weeks ago, but I have some seriously gorgeous Mary Kay makeup products to share with you today! You might remember that Sarah Hyland’s “Brilliantly Bold” makeup was my favorite Emmys red carpet look. When worn together, the Mary Kay products in this post can help recreate her gorgeous makeup.

The products I’ve tried recently from Mary Kay have blown me away in terms of quality, longevity, and ease of application, so when given the opportunity to review and swatch this selection for you all, I jumped at the chance. Please keep reading to see my thoughts- especially if you’ve been curious to try more from Mary Kay!

Emmys red carpet makeup with Mary Kay!

For your reference, here is a reminder of the look:

Sarah Hyland Emmys 2014

First up are the eye products! Strong brows were a vital part of Sarah Hyland’s look- check out what Mary Kay recommends:


August POPSUGAR Must Have Box {opening + $10 off!)}

August POPSUGAR Must Have BoxOpening up my mailbox (or more realistically, visiting the mail room) and seeing a package is one of those “tiny victories” that never fails to excite me. Even seeing my monthly subscription to Glamour does the trick- there’s something about receiving fun pieces of mail that is so full of anticipation.

That anticipation had a LONG time to build while I waited for my August POPSUGAR Must Have Box to arrive. Long story short: I had to move to a temporary apartment for the month of August, and USPS decided not to forward any of my mail. -_- It wasn’t until Tuesday evening that I figured out where the package was- yay!- so I picked it up yesterday and began rapidly taking pictures. I LOVE getting these POPSUGAR Must Have Boxes, so I really wanted to share August’s with you guys.

That being said, keep reading to see what’s inside the August POPSUGAR Must Have Box (FYI: the September box is now available as of the time of this post)- plus, get my code to save $10 on a 3-month subscription! (more…)

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