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Is The e.l.f. Studio Ultimate Blending Brush A Bargain Beauty Best?

As a lover of makeup brushes, especially those on the lower side of the price spectrum, I was of little resistance when I first learned about the e.l.f. Studio Ultimate Blending Brush. But does it shed? That’s what I really wanted to know about this nifty little brush, which looks quite similar to another favorite […] […]

Is e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Fiji A Bargain Beauty Best Buy?

e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder in Fiji is one of those beauty items I spent months hunting down. And I mean, months! When I hear good things about certain products, I’ll search high and low, and that’s pretty much exactly what I did at any and every Target store I have come across […] […]

Nails Of The Day: CoverGirl XL Nail Gel in Plump It Pear

CoverGirl XL Nail Gel in Plump It Pear is one of those nail colors I had lying around forever, unopened. Call it once bitten twice shy, but I was feeling wary about this particular polish. Could it live up to it’s expectations and provide results similar to gel nails? The color itself is gorgeous – […] […]

Is e.l.f. Studio Translucent Matifying Powder A Dupe For MAC Blot Powder?

After years of circling e.l.f. Studio Translucent Matifying Powder in the aisles of Target, I finally made a fell swoop decision, tossed the package in my cart and decided to give it a chance. As a devotee of MAC Pressed Blot Powder in Medium Dark for well over a decade, I have a hard time […] […]

My September 2014 Beauty Favorites

By Sheila Arkee While there were a few duds in the mix (the highly smudgeable Milani Constellation Gel Liners, anyone?), by and large I had quite a few beauty favorites from September 2014. Is it just me or did it seem like it was the beginning of Summer just a blink ago? I mean, really, […] […]

e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream In St. Lucia Is A Bargain Beauty Best Bet

By Sheila Arkee For the past couple of weeks I have been on the prowl around the various Target stores in my area, on high alert for a new matte blush duo called Fiji by e.l.f.  I’m determined to find this elusive product in stores and avoid e.l.f.’s high shipping charges, not regarding the fact […] […]

Get Your Glittery Gold On With e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Toast

By Sheila Arkee When I think of cream eyeshadow, my first thought is to run for the hills.  With creasing and migration at risk on my oily eyelids, I just can’t go there. It’s not worth the aggravation but then e.l.f. Studio Long-Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Toast happened. Hello, gorgeous gold! While I’ve seen and […] […]

August 2014 Beauty Favorites

By Sheila Arkee Yes, September is here, which means it’s going to be New Year’s Eve in a blink. Not really. Kinda. Sorta. Right? Time’s zooming on by, which means it’s time to recap my August 2014 Beauty Favorites. Here they are, in short order … Not really. Kinda. Sorta. I had a lot of […] […]

My Instagram Life, 8-10-14

By Sheila Arkee A peek behind the scenes on Painted Ladies and my life, as seen on Instagram. Record breaking humidity and my curls went to a whole other level of curliness. The new deep magenta colored love of my lipstick life. Seriously, so much love for Bite Beauty Luminous Cream Lipstick in Quince. Summer! […] […]

Your Lips Will Be The Reddest In The Land With The e.l.f. Disney Snow White Lip Collection Gift Set

By Sheila Arkee There are certain things in my makeup obsessed life I find irresistible, and that would include the e.l.f. Disney Snow White Lip Collection Gift Set. Hello, amazingly cute red lip products! As soon as I saw this $5 trio of red lip products at Walgreens, I had to make it mine. Similar […] […]