M.A.C. Tres Chic Blush Collection

I have been into cream blushes in a big way for the past year.  My skin has been quite dry so I love the dewy finish creams impart: they blend like a dream and never leave me with any kind of flakiness.  As my cream blush collection has grown, my powder blush stash dwindled, until…

Nubar – Peacock Feathers Nail Polish

I happen to personally know a Peacock.  His uncreative name is Peacock and he lives with my Grandmother (long story) overseas.  Peacock likes to preen and peer at his reflection on shiny hub cabs.  Nothing lures him in like his own attractive image.  You might find yourself equally transfixed by your fingers with this aptly…

Vampire Fangs

I had a serious thing for vampire fangs back in the day.  It didn’t matter if I was costumed as a clown, superhero or  rock star; I had to accessories with a pair of plastic vampire fangs.  Halloween just wasn’t Halloween without a set of ferocious pointy teeth. Sadly, they were really gross to wear. …

China Glaze Crackle Polish

I think I’m started to get saturated by the influx of Crackle (Shatter) polishes out on the market.  They’re everywhere  and this nail art trend isn’t showing signs of slowing down.  I looked at an OPI red crackle polish in a store today, swatched over white nail polish base and couldn’t help but think that…

Lip Tar – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

I love my Lip Tars.  Seriously, I do.  What I don’t like is the packaging.  Lip Tars aren’t really meant to be applied to your lips from the tube – they’re too concentrated a product for that.  You’re meant to take a drop on a brush and then use this to paint your lips. Why…

Wedding Makeup – Airbrush Wedding Makeup

So I’ve been to the Caribbean (Grenada specifically) several times this year and had the privilege of collaborating with some awesome brides on their wedding day.   I’ve taken this amazing opportunity working in the Caribbean to sample rum punch test out some tried and true makeup artistry products in a totally different climate than what…

Best Facial Sunscreen

Being cursed with ridiculously fair skin in the wrong century for it to be cool, I have to pay close attention to things like sunscreen.   When the sun finds me  I get peppered with freckles, turn pink and start to itch, so I have learned to seek out shady spots at the beach, wear…

Yellow Nail Polish – Zoya

I’m traveling overseas at the moment, but I’m still keeping up with my nail polish application.  Yellow seems to be quite popular at the moment albet frustratingly hard to wear.  Some yellow polish kind of creeps me out because it looks like you have stained old nails if you don’t find the correct shade.  It’s so…

Make Up Forever: Gold Pigments – Metal Powder

It’s GOLD! Gold pigment that is.  I have been on the lookout for gold pigment that accurately reflects the tones and highlights of  real 18k gold.  My search has taken a surprisingly long time.  I can find gold paint no problem, but something in powder form has thus far proven elusive. Often when I buy…

Crackle Shatter Polish: OPI Silver Glitter

Crackle polish seems to be the it nail art item of the moment.  When it first came out earlier this year it was hard to snag a bottle, but now all the major nail polish brands are churning out their own versions of shatter lacquer and it’s hard to keep up! I was in Toronto…

Dark Nail Polish: Chanel silver

Chanel’s recent Spring nail polish was reputedly inspired by black pearls (hence the creative name “Black Pearl”).  Have you ever had a chance to look at the interplay of colors on real black pearls?  They’re spectacular –  the color seems to always be changing as you move.  I was intrigued to see if Chanel would…

Lip Balm Reviews – Tinted Red

Summer is coming up and I’ve been on the lookout for a juicy red tinted lip balm to add a sheer wash of natural color to my lips.  When you’re luxuriating out in the sun the last thing you want is for your skin to feel smothered  by cosmetics.  Sheer and light is the name…