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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 […] […]

Top 9 Beauty Tricks For Brides

By Sheila Arkee Wedding season is here, and if you are a bride-to-be, then congratulations! As a professional makeup artist and occasional wedding photographer, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks through the years that will help make your day go flawlessly. 1. Schedule A Makeup Trial Whether you opt to hire a professional […] […]

e.l.f. Studio High Definition Undereye Setting Powder Is One To Keep Your Eye On

By Sheila Arkee When I passed by a shiny display of e.l.f. products at Target recently, I had to have one of the products I’d never seen before, the e.l.f. Studio High Definition Undereye Setting Powder. At a mere $3 and with luxe packaging it was definitely worth a try. Which is exactly how I […] […]

Top 9 Hot Weather Beauty Solutions

By Sheila Arkee It’s the middle of May and the temperatures are wildly varying throughout the USA. In some parts of the country it’s bitterly cold, while in Southern California we are experiencing outrageous heat that’s topped off with added warmth from neighboring wildfires. In short, it’s hot, yo! While there are many who adore […] […]

To Stock Up On or Toss? e.l.f. Ex-tra Lip Gloss in Marc

By Sheila Arkee While roaming the beat of the beauty aisles at Target recently, I happened upon a new and improved display of e.l.f. Cosmetics. Shiny, bright, and with items I’d never seen before, I was drawn to e.l.f. Ex-tra Lip Gloss in Marc. It’s rose, it’s gold, it’s glossy. A sure win, right? Well, […] […]

Is The e.l.f. Studio Flawless Concealer Brush A Must Have?

By Sheila Arkee Direct on the heels of listing my favorite picks from e.l.f. Cosmetics, I brought home a few new items from Target that I found irresistible. Case in point, the $3 e.l.f. Studio Flawless Concealer Brush that I immediately compared to my holy grail concealer brush, the Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57. […] […]

9 Top Picks from e.l.f. Cosmetics

By Sheila Arkee e.l.f. Cosmetics (which stands for Eyes Lips Face) has been serving up low priced, cruelty-free, bargain beauty deals from $1 to $6 for several years now. While they were elusive and hard to track down for a while, the majority of the line is available at Target stores. While I’d heard of […] […]