My go-to lip color without fail has always been chapstick. I know, I haven’t ever really been brave enough to explore lipstick. For starters, they usually have a very distinct smell that I can’t get past. However, these lovely lip colors, two being glosses, smell and taste lovely. With the Christmas season rolling in I really wanted to try the dreaded red lipstick. So many people wear it so I figured I really ought to just give it a try, right? What do you think?
What’s your favorite go-to lip color?


Have you gotten Naked?

Today Urban Decay launched it’s Naked 2 palette and beauty bloggers around the blogosphere are going crazy with it’s amazingness. I couldn’t resist the madness and decided that I had to get my grubby little paws on one too. The only downsize is that it’s many much mula :( so start saving or tell the big man with the red suit!

It makes me wish I was a certified makeup artist. I’ve been practicing a lot though and I’ve got over a handful of tardy days at work to show for it. Oh my I am so excited to get my own! If I get good enough I think I might talk myself into a tutorial
What do you think of the new colors?

I decided to try out a homemade face scrub that I heard about. It claims to help with acne scars and active acne. It’s really simple and all the ingredients are found in your kitchen.

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon honey

Combine all ingredients together and lightly scrub all over your face. Leave mixture on for 30 minutes.
If you don’t have honey, milk can be substituted though if your skin is sensitive you should only leave the mixture on for 20 minutes.

These were the directions and I followed them exactly. I made the exact amount and was able to place it all over my face [as shown]. Plus, it created a very nice strong, spicy smell.

Overall, I really enjoyed this concoction. It left my skin silky smooth and I could smell the sweet scent the rest of the night. Before I put on the scrub I could feel that I was getting a new bit of acne on my chin and without putting any other acne treatment on it, the next day my acne had completely surfaced. Not sure if it was because of this scrub but to me it seemed to help.

Cinnamon & Nutmeg Scrub


After about three months of contemplation I finally decided to invest in bareMinerals makeup. My lovely sister was the basic deciding factor on the whole issue. She has been using it since the summer and always looks so gorgeous. Gorgeous. She knows it too or at least should cuz I remind her all the time. Her makeup is flawless.
So I scrimped and saved, made an appointment, and had my entire face done up to perfection. Then I bought the whole store, basically. My sister was surprised I got so much but I told her I had prepared for it because I knew I’d want everything.
This is what I went home with.
Basic Kit which includes:
Original Foundation in Fairly light
Mineral Veil
Warmth – bronzer
Three brushes
Brush cleanser
Then I added:
Basic eye pallette
Eye primer
Face primer
Buxom lip gloss
It’s bad news though ladies because I am now sucked into the world of makeup. I can’t get enough of it. I want to try an array of different brands, invest in concealers, and explore the worlds of eye shadows. I feel like such a girl doing my makeup for nearly 20 minutes every morning now. I’ve been late to work every day this week! But it’s fun, it’s a new adventure I’ve only brushed the surface of in the past and it’ll be a great new project and obsession!
What’s your favorite kind of make up?