About Me

Popular Posts

Sponsored Link

wholesale makeup

Sponsored Link

Cyber Monday is here! Save 20% off site wide and FREE shipping, plus a FREE book on orders of $65+ with code BOOK15 at PaulasChoice.com! (Valid 11/30 from 12:01am EST to 11:59pm EST only. Limit 1 free book/customer. Free shipping applies to US and CAN


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 […] […]

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, […] […]