Beauty of the Month: Cathy Anderson of Poor Little It Girl

I’m thrilled to feature the beautiful Cathy Anderson from Poor Little It Girl as my December Beauty!  Poor Little It Girl (PLIG) is a fantastic fashion blog featuring all things stylish that are under $100!  I’ve found quite a few amazing … Continue reading

Prime those lashes, ladies!

I’m not sure why I haven’t been doing this my whole life. My June Beauty of the Month, Lauryn Evarts, shares her best kept beauty secret, priming her lashes! I purchased MAC Prep Prime Lash to try this little trick out and I’m in love. My lashes are fairly thick but they aren’t long at all. I’m always trying to get my lashes long, thick, dark and lush looking without getting them spidery and this totally achieves that look for me.

I do my eye makeup first, then swipe lashes with 2-3 coats of primer. I then apply several coats of my FAVORITE mascara EVER, L’Oreal Voluminous. The primer makes a great base for the mascara to glide onto easily without clumping. It also prevents the mascara from flaking and it conditions the lashes. It makes the lashes fatter and longer than mascara does alone.

Here are my lashes without anything on them:

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Here are my lashes after priming and using the Voluminous mascara:

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Don’t they look awesome?! They look fake! As you can see, I like dramatic lashes. You can definitely get a more natural look using primer by applying one coat of mascara. I apply several. Whatever your preference on natural, dramatic, etc., the primer gives the mascara a perfect base for building length and volume while staying all day without flakes.

Do you prime your lashes?

Beauty of the Month: Lauryn Evarts of The Skinny Confidential

OMG, I am so so so excited for today’s post.  Starting this month, I’ll be doing monthly beauty interviews with my favorite bloggers, women in the beauty industry, product junkies, etc., about their product essentials and beauty philosophy.  I’m always really … Continue reading

Welcome to Gourmet Beauty!

I have wanted to start a blog for a long time and I realized recently that I just need to do it!  OK, actually my friend started a blog this week and THAT made me realize I need to just do it already!  Check out her blog here.

My blog will be centered on the things I am most passionate about; beauty products and cooking.  I am a huge product junkie.  I get an enormous thrill from buying and trying new products and giving reviews on them to anyone who will listen (sorry to my boyfriend and coworkers)!  From makeup tips and product reviews to details on my favorite cosmetics, I will be sharing it all!

Cooking will be another piece of this blog.  I am in no way a chef or gourmet cook.  I had never cooked a real meal until 2009.  I lived alone for most of my college years and survived off of frozen meals and fast food.  When I moved in with my boyfriend three years ago, my new year’s resolution was to learn how to cook and as soon as I started I fell in love.  I will add my own spin to a meal occasionally but rarely completely cook without a recipe to reference.  I enjoy healthy eating and try to avoid junk food and processed foods when I can.  My love of french fries and nachos gets me off track sometimes!  I cook mostly light, healthy and simple meals but will whip up something indulgent every once in a while.  I look forward to having an outlet for sharing what I love the most!