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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! […] […]

The Hourglass Cosmetics 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner Makes For Intense Waterline Action

By Sheila Arkee In my journey as a makeup lover and beauty blogger, it’s not often you come across companies that consistently release products that are innovative and quickly become a part of your makeup musts. That’s the case with the new Hourglass Cosmetics 1.5 Mechanical Gel Eye Liner in Obsidian. Seriously, I have a […] […]

My Beauty Favorites From June 2014

By Sheila Arkee Although we are well into the month of July and approaching August in no time flat (yikes!), I figured it’s never too late to give you the scoop on my beauty favorites from June 2014. And I also made a new YouTube video! It’s the Summer and if you have children who […] […]

Hourglass Cosmetics Brings High Shine For Summer With New Shades Of Their Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner & Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss

By Sheila Arkee If it were possible to go steady with a cosmetics brand, my choice would be Hourglass Cosmetics. Offering luxurious, high quality makeup that packs a punch and rarely disappoints, they are pure elegance from product to packaging.  Just in time for Summer, Hourglass has released five new shades of their Panoramic Long […] […]

My Top 6 Favorite Makeup Primers

By Sheila Arkee To prime, or not to prime, is the eternal question in the makeup world.Are you wearing a primer underneath your foundation today?   Although I don’t always slap a primer underneath my foundation due to time constraints, I find it of grossly underestimated importance. Like eyeshadow primer, using a base underneath your […] […]

Top 10 Reader Favorite Posts From 2013

By Sheila Arkee Happy New Year! 2014 I am so happy to see you and I feel really excited about what’s ahead. For the first day of the year I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the most popular posts published this year. There are a few that surprised me! […] […]

My Top 22 Beauty Product Picks From 2013

By Sheila Arkee Happy New Year’s Eve! It feels like Christmas was 2 weeks ago and it’s been 2014 for a while already. While narrowing down the list of my favorite products, I realized that I found some truly great products that I’m really excited about. It was a good year for beauty, and I’m […] […]

Because You Deserve (and Need!) This Holiday Treat: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

By Sheila Arkee The best part of the Holiday season, as far as I’m concerned, are the abundance of value-priced makeup sets that are perfectly gift-able to your friends, family, and especially to yourself. The new Ambient Lighting Palette by Hourglass is just one of those products you’ll need to snap up while you can, […] […]

6 New Ways To Wear Nude Lips With Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude Lip Stylo

By Sheila Arkee It’s the time of year when I see a lot of nude lips in my future, and I can definitely see myself getting up close and personal with Hourglass Cosmetics brand new Femme Nude Lip Stylo collection. When Hourglass Cosmetics does anything, they do it right. From packaging to product, I’ve never […] […]