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4 Step Eyeshadow Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee It’s round about near that festive time of the year. You know, when pumpkins, spices, and all things sugary and sweet emerge and everyone’s makeup game goes up another level. We’re in funky Halloween and Holiday smoky eyeshadow territory, y’all! In honor of this impending season, I thought I’d create an easy […] […]

My Instagram Life, 8-24-2014

By Sheila Arkee A visual diary and a look back at the week on Painted Ladies and in my life, as seen on my Instagram account. One of the coolest pictures I’ve ever taken on my phone. Edited with the PicTapGo app. A farewell to the $10 no-name generic sneakers I bought at Ross last […] […]

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Eyeshadow Tutorial

By Sheila Arkee There’s something to be said about an awesome neutral eyeshadow palette, and so I knew I had to create an Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette Eyeshadow Tutorial.   This look is one of my favorites for the sole reason that it is so entirely versatile. You can build up the basic colors, […] […]

Makeup Of The Day 6

By Sheila Arkee Face Lumene Vitamin C+ BB Cream in Medium NYX HD Concealer in Glow NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Glow Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light to set foundation Milani Baked Blush in Delizioso Pink MAC Harmony Blush Eyes Base: Milani Eyeshadow Primer Inner Lid: Verve from the Urban […] […]

The Top 12 Products I’ll Always Repurchase (aka, Holy Grails)

By Sheila Arkee Beauty products come and go, but a holy grail is forever. As long as it’s not discontinued out from under your feet! As a beauty blogger, I am constantly coming across new makeup, skin, and hair discoveries to the point where I can sometimes barely form attachments to particular types of products. […] […]

Thanks For The Flawless Finish Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

By Sheila Arkee If it’s possible to call a makeup brush a miracle worker, I think that would be an incredibly apt way to describe Urban Decay’s Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush. Lately my skin has been less than ideal, suffering from a myriad of dermatological conditions that include hyperpigmentation (aka, melasma), a touch of […] […]

My Holiday Makeup Wish List

By Sheila Arkee On the occasion of this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend of deals, steals, and bargains galore, there are a few items on my makeup wish list that might be getting checked off. There are several products and tools I’d love in my beauty arsenal, including the following. A Zuca Bag ($305) I have […] […]

When A Shimmer Eyeshadow Lover Goes Matte With Urban Decay’s Naked Basics Palette

By Sheila Arkee Hello, my name is Sheila, and I am a shimmer loving individual. I can’t help it- I’m just one of those folks who loves to shimmer, shimmer, shimmer on forever. And I always will! I do appreciate the virtues of a matte shadow and had Urban Decay’s Naked Basics palette on my […] […]

Finally, It Has Happened To Me: Urban Decay’s Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette Is Mine, All Mine

By Sheila Arkee It was a gleeful day at Painted Ladies headquarters when I was finally able to make Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette mine, all mine. While I’ve lusted after it (and the original Naked palette) for a while, there was always another more colorful product that got my interest and funds instead.Who me? […] […]

It’s Official – I’m Obsessed With Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Anarchy

By Sheila Arkee Thank you, awesome Ipsy bag, because I am in love with the sample of Urban Decay’s new Revolution lipstick in Anarchy. Gorgeous color, texture, and wear. I want more ASAP! True things I used to hear growing up: “Your parents should have named you ANNE, because then your name would be ANNE […] […]