Wednesday, September 10, 2014

BareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Cream Eyeshadow - My New Hero

Oh, BareMinerals, how I love you!  You always have something that solves my problems!

As I've said before I've been extremely short on time lately so doing my normal makeup routine hasn't been happening.  I normally have to focus most of my time covering my stress breakouts leaving me little to no time to do my eye makeup (which is my favorite part, btw).  Luckily my eyes don't have to go bare!

I was perusing the QVC website and stumbled across a set of three of BareMinerals semi-new BB cream eyeshadows.  I figured I might as well try them since I have a soft spot for that company. Needless to say, I am thrilled with the product and have since purchased two more.

L-R:Delightful Mint, Simply Stone, Darling Petal, Blushing Pink, Soft Linen

I normally don't really use cream eye products..or any cream products for that matter.  My skin is far too oily to handle it.  All eyeshadows crease on me within 30 minutes or so, no matter what the formula, I always prime my eyes.  Just for shits and giggles I decided to try using this product without a primer one day and guess what?  It lasted several hours without creasing.  That might not seem like a big deal to most people but to me it meant this will have great lasting power on more normal lids.

That's not the only great thing about these.  The best part is they are easy to apply.  Just dab and lightly pat with your ring finger or brush.  Voila!  Within seconds you have nicely polished looking lids.  Finish with liner and mascara and out the door you go!  The texture seems a bit lighter than other cream formulas I've tried, which lends to the ease of application.

These have been my heroes the past few weeks, and although I'm hoping to find more time to do more intricate looks with the million palette's I own, I'm so happy to have these as they make my life so much easier!  I rest easier at night just knowing I have them.

L-R:Delightful Mint, Simply Stone, Darling Petal, Blushing Pink, Soft Linen

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Updates & Too Faced Paparazzi Ready Collection - Sephora Exclusive

I'm sorry about the delay in posts!  I'm still trying to find time to successfully go to grad school, do my job, spend time with my family, and run this blog.  It's hard to juggle life!

I'll post as often as I can but I still don't have a strict schedule, plus I'm thinking about shifting the focus of this blog.  It will still be mostly makeup but I want to incorporate looks featuring specific palette's.  I would normally like to pick up the newest palettes and post looks from those (and sometimes review), but I've been neglecting a lot of my other palette's!  They need love too!

Anyways, until I get that under control, here's a look at the Too Faced Paparazzi Ready collection at Sephora.  

Friday, August 15, 2014

Break time

I've mentioned a few times that I'm in grad school and I work.  Lately I've had a lot of projects and I'm just about to go back to grad school.  I'll try to post as soon as I can.  In the meantime, check out my instagram for makeup fun.  I'm still getting fun stuff and I'll post it to there quickly when I can.

Instagram: ThePrettyPlatypus

I hope to be back soon my makeup lovelies!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut - Bath & Body Works Candle

It's been one hell of a week.  One of my favorite things to do after a long day is light a good candle and play a video game.  I really enjoy sweet, bakery type scents and this week I'm reviewing a fan favorite!  That's right, Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut!

This is a favorite of mine because my favorite type of doughnut are those cinnamon twisty ones.  Oh man, so good.  If I wasn't trying to lose weight I'd go get some.  Well, at least I have this candle.  Calorie free indulgence!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

#AriaNightOut Vegas Makeup Looks

I was contacted recently by the content director for and was asked to create a blog post centering around the Aria Resort.  I took a look at what the Aria Resort was and loved the pictures I saw.  Inspiration really hit me with this and I'm glad I can be apart of this 'blog party'!

People are posting a variety of things like hair, nails, and makeup.  Well, my hair and nail skills are horrible, but I definitely could put some makeup looks together to help inspire those staying in Vegas!

I created two looks to wear out and one inspiration type look based on a photograph I saw of the Aria Resort.

This place is truly lovely and I hope to visit there sometime soon!

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