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How gorgeous in this palette?
It’s the Morphe Brushes 35T palette.

I got some brushes too and the 35o palette coming in the mail.

Anybody have any questions about these brushes or this palette? Let’s talk make up! I’m here to give advice and suggestions. Let me know what’s on your wish list.

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE RECOMMEND A LIPSTICK THAT WILL LAST??? I can’t seem to find one that doesn’t fade off within an hour or so. I like the darker shades and they seem to fade in the middle so there’s just a dark ring and honey booboo it ain’t cute, let me tell you. 😭

Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter Swatches, Review, Demo


Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighters are a relatively new and incredibly popular highlighter and one that I’ve received many questions about. It’s a product that risks being gimmicky, but somehow manages to combine all the great elements of highlighter into a cool, new and interesting product.

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How to Apply Dark Lipstick W/O a Lip Liner!

Requested by: @sonjashuterbugjohnson 

Quick video for a question that I was asked the other day. If you still have questions message me :)

Also this lipstick is Stone Fox by Nyx

How to Use Setting Powder

One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to setting their face  is quickly dusting powder over their skin and calling it a day, whilst this is quick and easy it really isn’t the most effective way to use a setting powder and set your makeup in place. Not only can it disturb the foundation underneath, but it can also give you an uneven, dry and cakey finish to your makeup.

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The Zulu Palette.

Finally got my hands on this beauty this week :) Here’s the Zulu Palette by Juvia’s Place. Click the link below for swatches.



Finally back with a breakdown of the look that I created using the Desi X Katy Collection. Follow the steps below to recreate this look:

  1. Apply a clay colored transition shade all over the eye using a fluffy blending brush (mine is from the NYX birthday palette)
  2. Using a smaller blending brush, apply the lime green from the Morphe 12P palette into the crease
  3. Taking the light blue and a pointed blending brush, apply the shade into the crease to deepen the color.
  4. Apply the navy blue from that palette to the lid, making sure to blend the green and blue shades with a blending brush.
  5. Apply Harpoon from the Desi X Katy collection to the lid
  6. To finish the look, apply the dark blue and lime green from the Morphe 12P palette to the lower lash line.

To watch my full review on this collection click this link:



I am obsessing over the pop of color in this look! For my shadow I used the Juvia’s Place Masquerade Mini, to recreate this look follow these steps:

1) Apply Zulu to your crease using a blending brush

2) Deepen your crease by applying Fulani

3) Apply Casablanca to 2/3 of your lid using a flat shadow brush

4) Apply Mali to your lower lash line using a smudger brush

5) Apply a mix of Mali and Giza to your inner eye

Lips: Rooch Lip Liner (ColourPop) and ABH Amber Lipgloss

How to cover/treat acne scars and dark marks

I recently received at least two different asks about how to cover/treat dark marks and acne scars to I thought I’d address both in one post. 



Unfortunately acne scars are more permanent and harder to get rid of. Because of that It’s best to see a dermatologist in order to get treatment . There are some scar treatments you can buy but I’m not super familiar with them and they won’t work on all scars. You’ll want to make sure to look for a hypoallergenic formula and test it on a small area of skin first to make sure it doesn’t cause any irritation. 

Dark marks:

Dark marks caused by acne are temporary and will fade after a few months but there are treatments that can help speed the process up.

First is Sunscreen. Sunlight can worsen the appearance of dark marks so it’s important that you protect your skin.  Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 is a dermatologist approved sunscreen with anti-inflammatory agents that will help reduce redness

The Second thing you can use is  a topical vitamin C Serum. Vitamin C can help lighten dark spots as well as help build collagen and promote healing. 

The last thing you can try is a  Retinoid treatment like Retin-A ( which may have to be prescribed by a doctor, I’m not sure)  Retinoid treatments help you to make skin cells faster which will push out discolored skin cells. Retinoids can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight so it’s best to apply them at night before you go to sleep.

How to cover them

Since treatments take a while to work and may not completely solve the problem it’s easiest to just cover them up with makeup. Using makeup to cover acne scars and dark marks shouldn’t give you any problems as long as you take the makeup off before bed and you wash your face regularly. 

Color Corrector 

When it comes to covering scars and dark marks color correcting concealers are your best friend. Depending on the color of the mark or scar will determine what color concealer you should use. 

Pink or Red spots should be covered with Green concealer 

Dark brown or Purple spots should be covered with yellow concealer

White scars can be covered with a concealer that matches your skin tone.

Here’s a post more about color correcting concealers 

The order you should put things on 

  1. apply any treatments
  2. apply primer
  3. dot color correcting concealers onto all scars/ dark marks. Make sure to only to put concealer on the mark/scar not around it. 
  4. apply foundations as usual
  5. go over dark marks and scars with concealer that matches your skin tone in a thicker formulation such as a cream.
  6. pat to blend
  7. Set with powder
How to Use NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is one of my all-time favourite concealers, it gives great coverage, blends beautifully and looks natural on the skin, but a lot of people use certain techniques with the product which means they don’t get the most effective and attractive results out of the product.

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My “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” Face Mask

My face hates the winter. I’m one of those odd people that actually break out more when its cold.So, every so often I try different masks to pull out any toxins and hydrate my skin. Also, If you click on each photo you can see the steps/ what I was adding at that time. 

To make my wicked concoction I used the following products:

- Aztec Healing Clay (2 Tbl Sp)

-Apple Cider Vinegar

-Yogurt (6 Tbl Sp)

-Honey (2 Tbl Sp)

-EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Tbl Sp)

-Coffee (4 Tbl Sp)

The above “measurements” are super rough. I honestly threw everything into a bowl until it reached a creamy consistency and looked a lot like melted cookies n cream ice cream. 


-Aztec Healing Clay is an all natural calcium bentonite powder that creates a polarized charge on your face, lifting toxins out of the skin and replacing them with healing minerals. It works against pimples, acne scars, large pores… and that’s just for your face. This clay is $11 for 1lb on amazon :)

-Apple Cider Vinegar is a cure all for acne. According to google it removes dirt, oil, makeup, dead skin; contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E- AND MUCH MORE. 

-Yogurt works as a hydrant in this mask. The healing clay by itself (with water) is very drying and flakes a lot. So, yogurt was used to give the mask a smoother texture. Also, yogurt naturally hydrates the skin and has anti-bacterial properties that will work to destroy pimples. I used some old yogurt that I found in the back of the fridge.

-Honey & EVOO have the same basic properties of yogurt. Honey locks in moisture and has anti-bacterial properties. While EVOO is a super moisturizer. 

-Coffee reduces under eye inflammation and redness. It’s also an excellent exfoliating agent and brightens up your complexion!


-Apply this mask before you get in the shower so you will be able to soften the mask enough to gently massage it off with your fingertips. DO NOT use a face rag or your face will be sad and red like a tomato. Learn from my mistakes :)

-Test the product on your hand before applying, just in case you’re allergic to any of the ingredients!

Link for clay!

***Someone (Elizabuns) pointed out that I should have used a plastic spoon to make this face mask, great point! Thanks Elizabuns!!***