Dramatic Glittery Smokey Eye

I was rifling through my makeup collection looking for inspiration for this video & came up with my favorite look ever using collaborations by different YouTubers! Dramatic and glittery and with a twist of color.



  • Too Faced Power of Makeup Palette by Nikkie Tutorials – Painkiller, Makeup & Chill, Mystic Hour, Wanted, Chocolate Bronzer
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Too Faced Glitter – Glitterally
  • Too Faced Stretch Marker – Black
  • L’Oreal Liner – Turquoise
  • Becca Backlight Priming Filter
  • CoverGirl Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation – 120
  • it Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye – Light Medium
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Glow Palette – Prosecco Pop, Amaretto
  • Makeup Geek x Kathleen Lights Highlight Palette – Starlight, Sunlight
  • House of Lashes Tinkerbell Collection – Just Wing It
  • House of Lashes Glue
  • Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up Mascara
  • Colourpop Lippie Stick – Aquarius
  • NYX Dewy Setting Spray

Neutral Soft Smoky Eye // Power of Makeup Palette

Some neutral smokiness with a pop of color on the lip – I am clearly hanging onto bright summer makeup but am also desperately trying to embrace fall shades. I can’t be the only one who is feelin’ this way. I can’t wait for all the fall things, TRUST ME, my soul needs cool weather & foliage & hoodies but I’ll be damned if I can’t find a way to wear my new, orchid-bright Ariana lipstick.

I’m finally bringing you guys a look using Too Faced’s collab with Nikkie Tutorials! I love the Power of Makeup Palette because it has all the right neutral shades but has the perfect pops of color and metallics. Still playing around with it, keep your eyes peeled for future videos using more color!



  • Becca Backlight Priming Filter
  • Covergirl Ready, Set Gorgeous – 120 Nude Beige
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Anastasia Dip Brow – Medium Brown
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Too Faced Power of Makeup Palette – Ivy, Painkiller, Makeup & Chill, Irresistable
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal – Nude
  • Too Faced Stretch Marker – Black
  • Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara
  • Power of Makeup Palette – Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, I Will Always Love You Blush, Champagne Truffle Highlighter
  • MAC Viva Glam Lipstick – Ariana Grande 2
  • NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray


Get Ready With Me // Minimal & In a Rush

Some days you genuinely have NO time to get ready but want to look fresh & put together. This video is exactly that!  A mad dash involving few products that serve to get the job done without frills but make you look awake & ready to face the day.


  • Glossier Priming Moisturizer
  • Maybelline Fit Me Foundation – 120
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Light Neutral
  • MAC Fix+ Spray
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • Makeup Geek x Kathleenlights Highlighter Palette – Starlight
  • Maybelline Master Hi-Light Hi-Lighting Blush – Pink Rose
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara – Medium to Dark
  • Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
  • NYX Lip Lingerie – Exotic
  • Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary, SPF 50
  • Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
  • Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume

Back to School Makeup & Skin Care Refresh

It’s that time of the year again, back to school! Which forever reminds me of this scene from Billy Madison. Anyways, I teamed up with Cool Down Blog to bring you a simple Back to School Makeup look & have a chat with you about skin care. Check out the blog post in full riiiiiight here + watch the video below!

Smokey Green Eyes & Deep Lips // Kat Von D

I have to admit something. I have been sitting on this Kat Von D palette forever and just haven’t shown you. I know…I’m sorry, can we just enjoy how glorious it looks & forget how long it’s taken me to share it? This sage eye is pretty unreal, especially on my brown eyes. I ended up using Lolita as well, a staple in any makeup lovers collection. Wear this on a night out, or in my case, during a day with my mom!

First day of school style cringey smile


  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
  • L’Oreal True Match Foundation – W5 Sand Beige
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 20 Sand
  • bareMinerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer – Light
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Revlon PhotoReady SkinLights Face Illuminator – 100 Bare Light
  • Physician’s Formula Mineral Glow Pearls – Light Bronze Pearl
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye – Sage
  • CoverGirl Super Sizer Fibers Mascara – Very Black
  • Anastasia Dip Brow – Medium Brown
  • NYX Lip Liner – Ever
  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Lolita
  • L’Oreal Infallible Setting Spray

January Jones Inspired Smokey Blue Eye

I have started re-watching Mad Men, in it’s entirety, much to my boyfriend’s dismay. While I am getting ready in the morning, when he’s playing a video game, filming…it is always on. Netflix continuously proves why it is my number one bae. I don’t hate myself for using that word because it’s the most fitting. ANYWAYS! I am one of those insane, voracious information gatherers when it comes to people I like, whether they are actors, musicians, comedians, friends. I like details, I like knowing why people are who they are and how they got there. That kind of history helps provide context that helps to figure out the human as they are in front of you. I was clearly meant to be an Anthropology major.

In my attempt to be a real consumer of all things Mad Men years later, I dug into what YouTube had to offer, which included this interview of January Jones on Jimmy Fallon and I was blown away by her makeup. So, I did my own version! I am all about unexpected combinations & this certainly fits the bill.


  • NYX First Base Setting Spray
  • Becca Backlit Priming Filter
  • IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye – Neutral Medium
  • L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup – Sand Beige W5
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Anastasia Dip Brow  – Medium Brown
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • Milani Blush – Luminoso
  • Becca Champagne Glow Palette – Prosecco Pop & Champagne Pop
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadows – Mirage, Mermaid
  • Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara
  • Colour Pop Lip Primer
  • MAC lipstick – Sounds Like Noise
  • Rimmel Gloss
  • Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50

Quick & Easy Summer Makeup

Some days we want to wear makeup but not spend time doing it – don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the process of getting ready. Occasionally, more than I like the activity I am doing. Sorry everyone, I love snuggling with my blankie, my kitten & my boyf. I digress. On this day I wanted to look a little more put together without putting in the time, so viola! I also wanted to wear my (at the time) new Jeffree Star liquid lip in Rose Matter. I can report now that this lippie is INCREDIBLE! Long-wearing, pigmented, smells nice, builds easily. I also love the applicator – it’s firm enough that  I can maneuver the thinnest parts of my lips but can fill in the larger areas quickly and without being streaky. Hearts in my eyes over this stuff.



  • Cerave Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
  • NYX First Base Primer Spray
  • Maybelline Dewy + Smooth Foundation in 110 Porcelain AND Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 120 (both SPF 18)
  • bareMinerals Bareskin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer – Light
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer
  • NARS Blush – Orgasm
  • Wet n Wild Geometric Highlighting Powder – Where the Dreamers Go
  • Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon – Amber Haze
  • NYX Doll Eye Mascara
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Rose Matter
  • Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Setting Spray

Glowy Summer Makeup

It’s all about a perfect, glowing complexion with glossy lips and flirty lashes. It’s simple but looks absolutely stunning. House of Lashes put out a range of lashes for people like me who have the tiniest eyes and it has honestly been a beauty game changer for me. I love the look of these lashes because they aren’t over the top and make my eyes look like Bambi. Which is always the goal, is it not? I added glow in almost every skin step which helped create a healthy and dewy look.

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  • Smashbox Primer Oil
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation – 100 Ivory
  • Revlon PhotoReady SkinLights Face Illuminator – 100 Bare Light
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 10 Light
  • bareMinerals Complete Coverage Serum Concealer – Light
  • RCMA No Color Powder
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Dim Light
  • Anastasia Brow Wiz – Dark Brown
  • L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper Brow Gel Mascara – Medium to Dark
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
  • NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner – Pitch Black
  • Jesse’s Girl Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner – Black
  • House of Lashes – Iconic Mini
  • NYX Doll Eye Mascara
  • Revlon Blush – Melondrama
  • MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass
  • MAC Fix+ Spray


Froot – Marina & the Diamonds


June Sephora Play Box

This month’s box of goodies is an excellent one! A glowy primer, some skin care, a liquid bronzer, a (pretty meh) cult favorite mascara & a lovely perfume. I can report that the SPF, primer and bronzer are all very nice. The perfume is nicely scented without being too much and the mascara is fine. Not my number one but it’s ok. Let me know how you like this kind of video, if at all!

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  • Bumble & Bumble Don’t Blow It Hair Styler
  • Becca Backlight Priming Filter
  • bareMinerals bareSkin Sheer Sun Liquid Bronzer
  • Tocca Perfume – Florence
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara
  • Tarte TarteGuard SPF 30 Sunscreen

Colorful Summer Makeup Featuring the Urban Decay Electric Palette

It looks like a unicorn did my makeup and I LOVE IT! My sweet friend was selling this palette so I gladly took it off her hands and then realized I had no idea how to make these bright, beautiful colors work on my eyes. I did some YouTubing, obviously, and fell in love with how Jaclyn Hill used this palette. So I did my own version. This is round 2 because she did a bunch of extra layering that just didn’t work for my eyes. It was a good reminder to adapt looks for my eyes and to not feel discouraged when recreating looks – making it your own makes it that much more special and exciting!

Also, can we talk about how great it s that House of Lashes came out with a line of “Mini” lashes for those of us with tiny eyes?! I can’t tell you how quickly I ordered those guys upon learning they existed. Honestly, huge shout out to them for including us tiny eyed peeps cause regular lashes can look way too heavy. I’ve used every pair in the range and can speak to how beautiful they are – they make an impact but aren’t too much. THANKS HOL! ❤

Thanks to editing, I was able to cut out a lot of the blending….I applied color and blended for what felt like forever, Be patient and tire that wrist out, it’s worth it!

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  • NYX First Base Primer Spray
  • EX1 Foundation – 100 & NARS Sheer Glow Foundation – Monte Blanc
  • MAC Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shadow – Beaches & Cream
  • Urban Decay Electric Palette
  • MAC Prolongwear Concealer – NW20
  • NYX HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder
  • L’Oreal Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner – Blackest Black
  • House of Lashes – Wispy Mini
  • Ofra Eyebrow Pencil – Universal
  • Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Kajal Liner – Nude
  • NYX Doll Eye Mascara
  • MAC Fix+ Spray
  • Makeup Geek Contour Powder – Break Up
  • Makeup Geek Blush – Bliss
  • Kat Von D – Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • Colour Pop Highlighter – Lunch Money
  • Katy Kat Matte by CoverGirl lipstick – Sphynx
  • NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray


1. Killercats – Kaibu courtesy of NoCopyright Sounds
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLYmtdi-GzA
3. Find the Killercats here: