Category: Video

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Product Reviews, Video

There’s a video review in this post, but if it’s not appearing, you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

Turn up the music! — and perhaps hide that doughnut you’re planning to eat for your afternoon snack, because it might get licked… WHOA! That ended up sounding a lot naughtier than it did in my head.

Anyways! MAC Viva Glam’s newest ambassador is none other than pop star and infamous doughnut licker Ariana Grande, and [insert ridiculously impossible vocal run here] her new Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass hits all the right notes. I’m feelin’ it (especially the lipstick).

The quick deets on the two-piece MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande collection:

  • MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick — a deep, dark plum ($17)
  • MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipglass — a light, shimmery pink ($15)
  • Available on the MAC website starting January 13 and in stores at all MAC locations January 21

As always, thank you for watching. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

15-Minute New Year’s Eve/Party Makeup Look

Published in: Makeup Tips/How To, Video

Yeah, man! I really did do this look from start to finish in 15 minutes! — and with Baby Girl playing soccer (otherwise known as “football”) in my tum the entire time.

Picture it: it’s New Year’s Eve (um…that’s tomorrow), and you’re already in your flannel pajamas — the ones covered in rainbow cats, because, obviously, wearing a pair of PJs with rainbow cats on them is the right thing to do on New Year’s Eve.

You get a last-minute invite from a friend to grab some pizza and watch fireworks, and so you want to get a little funk-aaaay with your makeup for the night, but you don’t have the patience to sit through two hours of cut creasing and false lashing.

So what do you do?

You bust out the glitter and hot pink lipstick! That’s what you do!

If you can rustle up the glitter and lipstick, you can probably do this look with the products in yo’ makeup bag RIGHT MEOW, and you can be done in 15 minutes, which means that your belly can get that pizza in it sooner…which means that the world will be a happier place. :)

Products mentioned

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Happy new year! :)

Happy Holidays! Last-Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas From Target

Published in: Just For Fun, Video

Procrastinators, I feel you! If you’re doing any last-minute shopping for your mom or daughter, here are some beauty stocking stuffers I found today at Target. They’re open late on Christmas Eve this year… I’m just sayin’.

I hope you’re having a happy holiday season so far. Merry Christmas Eve Eve. :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

:)

Pregnancy Update, 28 Weeks!

Published in: Just For Fun, Video

I just posted a baby bump post on the blog the other day, but I haven’t done a YouTube update in a while, so here we are at 28 weeks! Baby Girl, otherwise known as My Little Ninja because she kicks all day long, is doing fine.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. Not baby related, but this might be of interest to you if you’re a Clinique fan and live in Southern California…

clinique pop lip colour

From Clinique PR:

“Clinique and Eden Passante, DIY Expert behind Sugar&Charm, celebrate the holiday season with complimentary custom gift-wrap services at Macy’s South Coast Plaza [in Costa Mesa].

“In the final few days before the holiday, Clinique has created the perfect one-stop holiday shop! This year, Clinique and Eden Passante, DIY expert and founder of the blog Sugar & Charm, are celebrating together with custom holiday gift-wrap, DIY present toppers and gift tags!

Macy’s South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Friday, December 18th, 2015
5:00pm-7:00pm

On Friday, December 18th, 2015, Clinique will be providing complimentary custom gift-wrap services with the purchase of any Clinique holiday set. Eden Passante will be adding DIY gift touches to complete each present, making the recipient feel extra special before they even open their gift! We’re taking the stress out of holiday shopping — come pick up some last minute gifts with custom wrapping or buy yourself a little holiday gift for you to unwrap yourself, you deserve it!”

Hmm… I live a few hundred miles away, but I could always use another Cheek Pop Blush. :)

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Video Review & Swatches

Published in: Lips, MAC Makeup, Video

Swatching all of these new MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour lipsticks yesterday was an adventure because they’re CRAZY pigmented. They’re liquid mattes, which means they can be a little drying (purr usual), or SUPER drying when it comes to my super sensitive lips, especially after applying and removing 15 of them, but with good lip prep beforehand, you should be fine.

After all, only crazy people put on 15 liquid lipsticks one after another.

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

$20 US each/$24 CAD
Available January 7, 2016 at all MAC locations (permanent line)

  • Fashion Legacy – an intense fire truck red
  • Feels So Good – a deep true red
  • High Drama – a deep, dark plum
  • Dance with Me – a deep cranberry red
  • Lady-Be-Good – a warm mid-ton nude
  • Tailored to Tease – a bright fuchsia
  • Oh, Lady – a deep wine
  • Recollection – an intense bright violet
  • Quite the Standout – a bright orange-red
  • To Matte With Love – a bright raspberry
  • Personal Statement – a shocking pink
  • Divine-Divine – a light creamy pink
  • Mademoiselle – a bright creamy coral
  • Back in Vogue – a peachy nude
  • Rich & Restless – a mid-tone pinky salmon

As always, thank you for watching! :)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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