Nail of the Day: Essie Butler Please

essie-butler-pleaseEssie’s Butler Please is a beautiful shade of royal blue! Unfortunately, it is not the easiest to work with. The first coat went on very streaky and uneven. Also, when I tried to even it out it kind of bunched up! Fortunately the second coat helped to smooth things out a bit. I’ve never experienced this with Essie polishes, so I’m not sure if I got a bad one or this shade is just like that. Nevertheless, I love the way it looks on my fingertips!

Do you have a go-to blue nail polish?


My Daily Skin Care Routine

As some of you may know, a few months ago I was not very happy with my skin due to a constant breakout that would not go away. After seeing a dermatologist, I have finally gotten back to a place where I am mostly happy with my skin. By no means do I think I have perfect skin, but I do overall like the way I look without makeup on. In today’s video I wanted to share with you the products that I use on a daily basis.

Related Links:

Perricone MD Blue Plasma Review

What is the skin care product that you cannot live without?


Nars Sheer Glow vs Nars Radiant Cream Compact Foundation

L-R: Nars Sheer Glow in Cadiz, Nars Cream Compact in Tahoe

Nars Sheer Glow & Nars Radiant Cream Compact

Nars recently released a new cream foundation, the Radiant Cream Compact Foundation. After trying this foundation for awhile I wanted to share a comparison of it and the Nars Sheer Glow foundation which I already owned. The Radiant Cream Compact is said to be a creamy version of Sheer Glow, but I’m not so sure about that. Keep reading for my thoughts and comparisons.

Continue reading

Tarte Off the Cuff Blush Palette Review

DSC01296-impToday’s post is featuring another holiday gift set, the Tarte Off the Cuff Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush Palette. I really wish these companies would stick to a 3 word maximum on the names of their products! Anyway, this palette features 4 almost full size blushes and 1 bronzer (a normal blush size is 0.2 oz, the blushes and bronzer in this palette are 0.158 oz). This set also comes with a cuff bracelet. Keep reading for my thoughts and swatches!

Continue reading

Randomness: Couples 1-2-3 Tag

Today’s post is not at all beauty related, but something I wanted to share nonetheless. I got my husband to agree to doing a tag video with me on my non-beauty YouTube channel that I thought would be really fun. I know that I said I wouldn’t share these videos on my blog, but I couldn’t resist with this one! Make sure you subscribe to that channel to keep seeing these random videos from me! I also have  a handbag review coming up on that channel in the very near future!