Category Archives for "Cosmetics"

Non-Toxic Cosplay and Halloween Makeup Guide

Hey, Peeps!

I know I am getting this out very late. My apologies, but I figured better late than not at all… Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I really love going all out and dressing up. And I am really loving the whole Cosplay trend too.

Now you don’t have to wait until Halloween to be your favorite characters. Unfortunately, theatrical makeup and toxic ingredients go hand in hand. So, how do you look awesome in your costume without poisoning yourself or more importantly your kids? 


Open Letter to the Cosmetics Industry: Go Natural!

Dear Big Beauty,

I can remember the day I purchased my very first makeup products.  I went to my local drugstore and purchased a Covergirl blush, foundation, and pressed powder, Maybelline Mascara, and L’Oreal Lipstick.  I was so excited to put them on.  I felt so pretty and glamorous.  I also remember the day I broke up with these brands and a few others.

The more I used your drug store and name brand makeup, skin care, and body care the worse my skin got and the worse I felt physically.  For at least 10 years I suffered from acne, skin and scalp irritation, chronic sinus infections and more.

Once I discovered that my beloved products contained harmful chemical ingredients that I was slathering on my body each day and I stopped using them…  Voila!  No more acne, irritation or sinus infections.

Eye Makeup For Green Eyes: From Icy Mint To Deep Emerald

“But for your eyes. Green as spring grass, and sparkling like dew in the morning sun.” ~ S.M. Carrière

Hello, green-eyed Beauties!

This is part four in my five-part series on the best eye makeup for your eye color.

There is something so intriguing about a woman with green eyes. But one thing I have noticed is that similar to blue eyes if you are not wearing the correct shades of eye makeup greens eyes can look dull and not even green at all. It is important for anyone to wear the correct colors, but I find it is even more, important for you emerald eyed beauties.


The Best Lighting for Flawless Makeup Application

Hey, hey Beautiful!

Makeup faux pas. Most of us will experience at least one during our lifetime, whether it is wearing the wrong shade of foundation, getting lipstick on our teeth or poorly blended blush. Do your makeup skills suck? Probably not. Sometimes these things happen because we are in a rush and sometimes it is because we can’t properly see what the heck we are doing. Avoid these and other mistakes with proper lighting. 

Eye Makeup For Grey Eyes: From Multicolored to Deep Steel

  “The eyes are one of the most powerful tools a woman can have. With one look, she can relay the most intimate message. After the connection is made, words cease to exist. ” ~ Jennifer Salaiz

Hello, steel-eyed Beauties!

For part three of my five-part series on the best makeup for your eye color, I will be addressing what looks best on you.

Grey eyes are really interesting. They range from true silver to deep charcoal or can contain a multitude of colors. Because of their ability to pick up other colors, they are often mistaken for blue eyes. However, truly blue eyes look REALLY blue when another blue shade is worn near them whereas grey eyes do not. Grey eyes will pick up some of the blue, but they will not change to a more blue tone.

Fall Makeup Trend: Grape/Cabernet Stained Lips

Hello, Beauty!

 With Fall right around the corner, I thought I would take a minute to go over one of the hottest trends this season. Deep grape/wine stained lips. Think, blackberry, merlot, deep cranberry, black cherry, etc. I personally love this look and would wear it all year round. It is so romantic and striking. But there is a trick to wearing a lip color this strong so that you don’t appear pale and washed out.

The Best Eye Makeup for Blue Eyes: Make Your Baby Blues Sparkle!

“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected” ~ Anna M. Uhlich.

Hello, my lovely blue-eyed Gals!

This is part two in my five-part series on the best eye makeup for your eye color.

As I covered in my article on brown eyes, not all eyes in the same color family are identical. Some women have eyes with a predominantly warm undertone and others have a cool undertone or a combination of both. So, the key to really making your eyes sparkle is by wearing the correct tones of makeup.


Makeup Tips for Older Women: Looking Fabulous at 50 and Beyond!

“Don’t be afraid. Change is such a beautiful thing”, said the Butterfly.” ~ Sabrina Newby

Hello, beauty Mavens!

As you get older you may start to think that your days of looking beautiful are numbered. Yes, aging happens to us all whether we like it or not. Just because your body is maturing doesn’t mean that you can’t still look just as pretty as you always have. So, you have a few wrinkles or your skin tone isn’t quite as vibrant as it once was. It happens.

Even though aging is inevitable there are steps you can take to ensure that you always look your best, no matter what age or stage of life you are in. I say to hell with the mentality that just because you are older you can no longer be beautiful or glamorous! It’s just not true. 

Eye Makeup for Brown Eyes: Stand Out from the Crowd!

“Her eyes are homes of silent prayers” ~ Alfred Tennyson

Hello, my gorgeous brown-eyed Girls!

This is part one of my five-part series on the best eye makeup for your eye color. 

Have you ever felt like you have the most boring eye color out there? Let me assure you this is not the case! While you do have the most common eye color in the world, not all look the same. There are so many lovely shades from deepest ebony to golden amber. In fact, your “common” eyes can be your greatest asset.