Favorite Makeup Products of 2013

* Be sure to let me know in the comments below if you would like me to film my favorite skincare/haircare products of 2013!

It’s an annual tradition: the favorite products of 2013. A choice made for nearly every single category imaginable – narrowed down after weeks of planning and crossing off and narrowing down…the Favorites. Oh, boy, this is a good one. I love this list, 2013 was a good makeup year for me. So many great new products to try–and January is looking just as spiffy, I might add. Read on to shop my faves.Please Click To View The Full Post →

Blog Birthday, October Favorites, & Gidget

Today marks my blog’s 4th birthday. Hard to believe that for four years I’ve kept up one single hobby! And turned it into a business! My how time flies when you’re having fun. I hope you’ve been having fun, too. I wish I had a screenshot of Pretty Shiny Sparkly’s original design…boy that was a doozy!

Today I’m sharing my October favorites with you in a video (above) and Gidget makes a special appearance somewhere in the clip so make sure you watch it all!

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Hope you had a happy Halloween! Did you do anything fun? What’s your favorite Halloween candy? Let me know in the comments below!

September Beauty + Non-Beauty Favorites

Hello friends! I hope you had a great month of September — I know I did! Now that we are full-swing into fall, it’s time to change up the beauty/makeup routine a little (a sure sign of the times for me is when I find myself reaching more for the dark, eggplant-colored nail polish bottle). But during that transitional period this past month, I found a few new favorites that I definitely wanted to share with you all, as per usual.

Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook got to see this video a whole day early, and those of you who subscribe to my YouTube channel got to see it the moment it came out, so be sure you’re following me on those outlets if you aren’t already!

August Favorites

Hey guys and gals! Time for another monthly favorites video! I think the video pretty much says it all…if you have any questions about where to find the things I mentioned, please ask me in the comments below! I love replying to comment questions! Ta-ta!


Target top
House of Harlow 1960 necklace
Rimmel Show-Off Lip Lacquer in Stellar


Orla Kiely geranium home fragrance line (cute gift set)
Origins Plantscription Concealer
Origins GinZing Mascara
Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze
L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Amber Rush
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
The World’s Largest Gummy Bear

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July Favorites

Favorite beauty products throughout the month of July 2013

It seems so strange to think that one can have a completely different set of favorites 30 days after the last one, but…here we go. I have new favorites! I’ve been using these products religiously throughout the month of July and I cannot get enough of them. The last product I feature is the star of the show, for sure. Can you believe it’s been a year and a half since I started doing videos? Crazy! Do me a favor and let me know in the comments below what you’d like to see more of.Please Click To View The Full Post →

June Beauty Favorites

I’ve discovered and fallen in love with a boatload of products over the past month and a half. I literally could not wait to share these products with you. Some of these are life-changing. Or, at the very least, skin-changing. P.S. I’m now suffering through the painfully long upload times of 1080p HD – so do this girl a favor and watch in full HD if your connection supports it. ;-)

Products Mentioned

Michael Todd True Organics (mentioned: Charcoal Detoxifying Facial Mask*, Blue Green Algae Toner*)
Real Techniques Powder Brush
Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder
Origins GinZing Eye Cream
Origins GinZing Moisturizer
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse, Raven, Ballet, & Rose*
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers (Stellar, Big Bang, Nova, Apocalyptic, etc.)
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square
Jo Malone Cologne: Pomegranate Noir & Blue Agava & Cacao