Category: Beauty

{Review} Studio Gear Cosmetics CC Cream!



Let’s talk CC cream! With the ever famous BB Cream we all went crazy over now we have the new emerging CC cream? Have you ever tried a CC cream?  Well, let me introduce you to Studio Gear Cosmetics Hydrating CC Cream. Like BB creams, CC creams do prime and perfect, but more specifically they are incredibly light and moisturizing. So, when Studio Gear Cosmetics sent their new cc cream over for me to try, I couldn’t say no.



{Review} Maybelline Baby Skin



I am no stranger to giving my opinion on hyped up and buzzed about products. Well friends, lately there has been a lot of talk and buzz about Maybelline’s “Baby Skin”. It has been said to be a possible dupe for the incredibly popular Benefit Porefessional. Sometimes you find good “dupes” and sometimes you don’t. So, is this one a good dupe?  See for yourself below….



My First Julep Maven Box!

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I make it no secret that I might be a bit obsessed with nail polish. As shallow as this may sound, I don’t fully feel put together without my nails neatly painted. Even if it’s just a period of a couple of days without polish or chipped polish, I feel a bit weird. That very fact in itself is a bit weird, I know, but what can I say? That’s just me. So, when I came across a chance to get a couple of new luxury polishes each month to try out, how could I say no?



{Review} Maybelline The Falsies ‘Big Eyes’ Mascara


I am a huge fan of Maybelline The Falsies mascara, so when I heard a new and improved version had been released, I had to try it! Maybelline The Falsies “Big Eyes” Volume Express mascara has everything that the original version did, however, what makes this version stand out is the fact that it also has a second brush specifically for your bottom lashes, all in one product. Here are my thoughts and “first impression” of this great new product.

Have you tried this product yet? What are your thoughts?


xo,  Stephanie








Just a little something funny to start off your Saturday!

I have always been a huge fan of Bobbi Brown. Not only is she a creative makeup genius (I like her  and her products just a little….just a bit 😉 ), but also a very inspiring woman. When I found this video circling around online, I was quite intrigued! New York fashion internet start-up company The Cools partnered up with Bobbi Brown in promotion of her  #PrettyPowerful campaign for her new book “Pretty Powerful“.  Inspired by personal stories of women who’ve overcome what seemed to many like insurmountable odds, in the book Bobbi shares more of her wisdom with makeup techniques on how to create great looks that inspire confidence and can make us women feel mighty, mighty powerful!

Pay attention ladies – here you will see a few very popular faces from the fashion world (HELLO The Manrepeller and Victoria’s Secret Model Jessica Hart !) “learning” how to skate board from pro Eli Reed.  It is quite a hoot!

“Over the years I’ve worked with countless women who have inspired me with their stories. Beyond makeup, we’ve talked about life-altering events. Everything from the joy of being a new mom to dealing with homelessness and divorce. With each conversation, these women have shown that when you have the will and the heart, almost anything is possible—and that’s what Pretty Powerful is all about.”Bobbi Brown

I Heart Fall !

Fall is in full swing now and the beginning of the holiday season almost upon us! Can you believe that we just got through Halloween already that Thanksgiving and then Christmas and next?! It is truly crazy! For your viewing pleasure above is a video I did for the “I Heart Fall Tag” that has been circulating around You Tube lately.  I probably am the last person on You Tube to do this tag, but nonetheless, I went ahead with it anyway!


Influenster Vox Box 2012



I am so excited to be part of the Influenster blogger network! I have always been a product junkie and with this program, I can indulge a bit in this obsession! I’m sure you’ve heard about the infamous Vox Box and have maybe even read or seen other blogger reviews as of late. Well, it’s my turn! There were some great products in this years box and I now look forward even more to next year’s box!


Products Reviewed:

NYC New York Color Individual Eyes Custom Compact:   a complete all-in-one compact with primer, illuminator, applicator and complementing shadows. Contains four colors specifically coordinated to intensify your eye color.

* I used the products for blue eyes *

Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Starter Kit:   a starter kit complete with adhesive, eyelashes and applicator. The glue is latex free.

Bath and Body Works Mini Candles:   small mini candles that provide a great fragrance experience.

EBOOST:  comes as a shot or in powder form to mix in your water. Formulated to boost your mood, focus and immunity, without a crash later. Comes in four different flavors:  Orange, Pink Lemonade, Acai Pomergranate and Super Berry.

* I recieved the  powder mix in the Orange flavor *

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin:  made to replace the need for  tons of bobby pins to do a great up do. Twirl hair up and spin two spin pins in for an easy up do.

Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream:  infused with natural grape seed and jasmine to encourage natural curls and eliminate frizz and fly-aways.

Vitabath Fragrance Mist:  a light refreshing body mist infused with conditioning vitamins.












Disclousure:  I received these products for free from Influenster as part of their Vox Box Beauty Blogger network  for editorial and review consideration. I would never review and/or endorse any products I myself had not personally tested.

Sneak Peak – My First Vox Box !



















Just a quick little tidbit and update here – I just got my first Influenster Vox Box! I am so pleased to announce that I am part of the Influenster network and one of their newest Beauty Bloggers! Yes my lovelies, I am a bit of a beauty product junkie and am thrilled to be able to start sharing this side of myself with you all! Better yet, for my review of the Vox Box 2012, I’ll be doing a You Tube video! You’ll finally get to “know me” a bit better!

I’ll be filming the video in the next few days, so stay tuned (PSA: I apologize ahead of time if my video isn’t the best you’ve ever seen as it will be one of my first videos EVER!)!










Bombshell Beauty at Saks Tulsa!





































































































































Champagne, fine chocolates, women “dressed to the nine”,  make-up artists, luxury cosmetics and Marilyn performing “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”, “I Want to be Love By You” and more.  This my friends was the fabulous scene  this past Thursday at the  #SaksBombshell event at Saks Tulsa, in celebration of MAC’s  recently released exclusive limited edition Marilyn Monroe Collection . The event was hosted by local  blogger and fashion writer Nicci Atchley. The best part? In our pursuit to try and achieve the beauty of the ultimate bombshell beauty,  10% of all proceeds from our purchases of these exquisite cosmetics went to benefit the Child Abuse Network of Tulsa. So sipping on champagne, munching on fine chocolates and getting our make-up done by make-up artists truly went to support one of the most precious of causes, protecting our children. It doesn’t get any better than that!  🙂

Bedroom eyes“, ruby red lips and pristine porcelain-like  skin where name of the game.  Channeling Marilyn’s legendary and trademark look, the collection consists of deep black eyeliners for that “bedroom eyes” look, highly pigmented eye shadows is gorgeous colors, rosy pink blushes and lipsticks in shades like “Charmed I’m Sure to Shop”, “Love Goddess to Shop” and “Deeply Adored to Shop” .  The great thing about this collection – these colors work for any season! A very important note though my lovelies, when MAC says limited edition, they mean it! The collection is already sold out completely here in my city of Tulsa and many items are starting to or are already sold out online, so HURRY, HURRY!

I’m always so excited to see what exclusive collections MAC comes up with, and this collection mydefinitely didn’t disappoint! Now, I just have to hurry and scoop up a few more pieces from this collection before it’s completely sold out!

SPECIAL THANKS to Nicci Atchley and Amanda Viles for putting on such a wonderful event, thank you to MAC make-up artist AJ for making me feel beautiful and to  Kate Davis of  C.A.N.  !




,   Stephanie

My Summer Makeup Routine

My summer makeup routine


I’m sure I’m not the only one faced with the dilemma of a good makeup routine in such sweltering heat!  Summer weather calls for a much lighter look and the use of products that can help you “beat the the heat”! Through a little research ( i.e.  YouTube videos/tutorials and the blog of the fabulous KeikoLynn), I’ve found what so far has been a great summer beauty routine and has has definitely helped me “beat the heat”!