My Favorite Mascaras (all from the drugstore!)

Mascara is my favorite step of putting makeup on each day.  It totally transforms you.  I have tried a million different kinds and these three are my all time faves.  The best part is that all three are from the … Continue reading

Everyday Makeup Look: Golden Bronze Eye and Pink Lips

I love gold eye makeup.  I think it’s flattering on everybody and can be worn day or night.  Here’s a look I wear frequently during the day.  It can easily be darkened for nights out by applying deeper browns and … Continue reading

Smokey Eye with the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (And The Perfect Pale Pink Lip!)

This weekend we had my work holiday party so I wanted to glam it up a bit.  I used my Urban Decay Naked2 Palette for the entire look. I love this palette.  It’s perfect for natural, daytime looks and it … Continue reading

My 10 Favorite Beauty Products From 2012!

Happy Thursday beauties!  I discovered quite a few fantastic products in 2012 and shared them on Gourmet Beauty, and some of these have become staples that I continue to repurchase.  Here are my top 10 beauty products that I fell … Continue reading

My Hawaiian Vacation Beauty Essentials

We are off to Oahu today for a much needed vacation! I won’t be updating my blog much over the next two weeks but promise to return to it as soon as we get settled back in! I loved when … 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