New Years Nails: Blue with Silver Glitter Half Moons

Party Ready
Party Ready

I wanted to try a new look for New Years. To me, new years style means, dark shades and glitter glitter glitter. But because I usually wear an all-over glitter shade, I wanted something a little more detailed and special. I decided to adapt the Beauty Department’s New Years Nails article with some of my own style.

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OCC Lip Tars: My New Favorite Lipstick. Plus a DIY Tinted Balm Tutorial!

Queen, Clear, and Grandma
Queen, Clear, and Grandma

My favorite lip product of the year was Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s Lip Tar ($16), an innovative, customizable lip pigment. Don’t be thrown off by the name – they aren’t particularly sticky. Instead, it’s a highly pigmented liquid lipstick with a satin-matte finish. Only a pinhead’s worth of product will cover your lips, and they last through eating and drinking with ease. This year OCC began selling their products at Sephora, making it a lot easier to try out their many colors.

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Two Amazing Deals on Eyeshadow Palettes You Don’t Want to Miss

The Perfect Warm-Toned Shimmery Palette
The Perfect Warm-Toned Shimmery Palette

If you’ve been looking for a deal on high quality eyeshadow palettes, look no further. I was scrolling through Sephora’s sale page (such unusual behavior for me…), when I happened to noticed this great deal – BareMinerals’ The Star Treatment palette for $25 .BareMinerals released a new line of pressed powders thus year, and I’ve read many reviews raving about the high pigmentation, easy blending, and long lasting powders. I liked (but not loved) their famous loose powder foundation, but I’m excited to get my hands on this palette.

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90 Minute Yoga Test: Can My Makeup Make It Out Alive?

Sunday morning casual
Sunday morning casual

Sunday morning I met a friend for breakfast. I wanted to look nice, but  was also headed to 90 minutes of yoga directly afterward. What to do? I figured this would be a great opportunity to test out my makeup-staying powers. When you’re working in extreme conditions (summer in New Orleans, etc), there are a few important guidelines:

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Unsolicited Thoughts on Makeup

All orange everything
Freedom to be a little crazy

To the chagrin of my former hippie mother, I’ve always been fascinated by makeup.

I devoured the beauty sections of any magazine I could get my hands on. I read and re-read catalogues of makeup I could definitely not afford as a 14 year old. I could spend an hour in the makeup aisle of CVS comparing products. What’s funny is that I never wore that much makeup. To this day, I probably don’t wear any makeup more days than I do.

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