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How to Line Your Lips

Published in: Lips, Makeup Tips/How To, Video

I swear, sometimes lip liner makes me feel like the most uncoordinated person to have ever lived. On the one hand, it should be easy, right? I mean, if a kindergartner can trace a picture of a unicorn in a coloring book, a grown woman should be able to outline her lips, but nooo! Try it sometime with a dark plummy black or red. Not easy. Drawing a symmetrical, even outline can be a lot harder than it looks, especially with really bright or dark shades.

Breaking the whole process down into baby steps helps, like using short strokes with the pencil and drawing the lines on my upper lip in an upward direction.

This video is a little different than my usual review videos. It’s more on the instructional side. I hope you find it helpful, and I hope it inspires you to rock a good lip liner soon. Now’s a great time for deep plums, reds and browns. :)

Products mentioned

As always, thank you for watching.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


The BECCA Holiday 2015 Collection: It’s All About the Glow

Published in: Becca, Collections, Makeup, Product Reviews, Video

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BECCA Holiday 2015

Pop the champagne, homegirl! — and if you can do it with a sword, more power to you, because that would mean you’re only about two degrees away from Michonne-level bad-@ssery, and I’D BOW DOWN!

We have a totes legit reason to celebrate today. First, because it’s Tuesday, and Tuesdays are terrific. :) And second, because BECCA has several sparkly, shimmery sets on deck for the holidays, and they’re all available now, so you can get dat glow on your cheeks in time for the office party. (For the record, if there will be karaoke involved, please know that it may take more than two glasses to turn you into Mariah Carey… Yes, I speak from firsthand experience.)

This year’s holiday collection includes three limited edition sets, and they’re all about the glow — in other words, skin highlighted to high heaven.

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BECCA Holiday 2015 Champagne Glow Palette ($34)

If you’re a die-hard BECCA shimmer fan, you might want to get your paws on the $34 Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Glow Palette highlighter trio. It’s available now exclusively at Sephora and the Sephora website.

One of the three shades, pale linen Pearl, is a limited edition shade making its debut right here in this palette, while the other two — Champagne Pop, a soft gold with pinkish peach undertones (the shame shade BECCA released last fall with YouTuber Jaclyn Hill); and Blushed Copper, a warm copper with rose gold (also appeared earlier this year).

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BECCA Holiday 2015 Champagne Glow Palette ($34)

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Fall Favorites Tag!

Published in: Video

You ever play tag before?

No, not the playground kind, because hello? — pregnant lady here. I stand absolutely NO chance of outrunning anyone right now. I mean, even a tortoise with a hitch in its step would kick my @ss in a footrace.

I’m talking about the blog/YouTube Fall Favorites tag. Thank you very much to Andrew and Emma the cat at Andrew’s Off Day for this one.

And now I’m tagging you! If you wanna play, here are some questions (you don’t have to answer them all), and you can answer in the comments, or on your blog or your YouTube channel, but you have to pass the tag along to someone else when you’re done (I think; I’ve never done one of these before).

***The Fall Favorites Tag***

What’s your current…

♥ Favorite candle
♥ Favorite lip color
♥ Favorite beverage
♥ Favorite blush
♥ Favorite article of clothing
♥ Favorite movie this fall so far
♥ Favorite TV show this fall
♥ Favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving
♥ Favorite Halloween costume of all time

Here are also some YouTubers I’d love to see participate, so tag, guys! You’re also it!

As always, thank you for watching.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Current Obsession! Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Published in: Hair, Living Proof, Product Reviews, Video

You know a hair product is holy grail when 1) you talk about it nonstop, 2) you’re already making plans to hoard more bottles of it during the next Sephora VIB sale, and 3) you’re having perfect hair days left, right and upside-down.

I WILL NOT STOP until everyone on earth (or at least a majority of us) understands just how bomb .dot com Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is! It’s the relatively new dry shampoo that’s been rocking my world lately, and it’s available now at Sephora, $22 for a 4-oz. bottle (I also gushed about it in last week’s 5 Things I’ve Been Loving Lately).

Hence this video.

And then I also learned a new foundation application technique about which I have to tell you. :) I got it from Butter London makeup artist and manicurist Katie Jane Hughes. She recently did a Falling for Fall makeup tutorial on her YouTube channel in which she does a cool foundation application technique. Give it a look-see if you get a moment.
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