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Makeup Of The Day 84 With ColourPop Lippie Stix In Tipsy

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I’m in love with ColourPop Lippie Stix in Tipsy – it’s my favorite neutral lip color of the moment! Here, I’ve paired it with a smoky purple and shimmery copper eye.

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Details on what I used for this look after the jump!

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ColourPop Tipsy Lippie Stix Is Possibly The Most Perfect Peach

I Bought It

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Tipsy has been in my makeup kit for a couple of months, but I have to confess my lips were too much of a Winter-chapped mess for this perfect peach to get much wear time. It was rough going! Thankfully, my lips are recovered and I can give Tipsy the full justice it deserves.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Tipsy

ColourPop has my full attention – this budget-brand offers top notch lip, eye, and cheek products that are well under $10. The Lippie Stix, Lippie Pencils, and Super Shock Shadows are $5 each, and their new blushes are $8 each. I have a couple of the blushes on the way and I am SO very excited to try them.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Tipsy Swatch

Tipsy comes with an accompanying coordinating lip pencil, but you can use any neutral lip pencil you already have.

ColourPop Tipsy

There’s nothing more I can say, but this such a gorgeous neutral peach color that is STUNNING with smoky eyes.

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I paired Tipsy with a sparkly copper and purple smoky eye, one of my all time favorite eye shadow combinations.

My Final Thoughts: For a perfect peach glossy lip, my pick is ColourPop  Lippie Stix in Tipsy!

Rating: A+

Price: $5

Availability: www.colourpop.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Gluten-free? Yes

Ladies, Love Your Curls With Dove Quench Hair Care Products


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The Oscar’s Makeup Look On Margot Robbie By Hourglass Cosmetics

While searching through my Instagram feed this evening looking at the various celebrity looks from the Oscars, I could not help but adore the simple elegance on Margot Robbie. It turns out Hourglass Cosmetics is responsible for this look, and major kudos to the artist behind this glam. It’s perfection, as far as I’m concerned.

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Here’s the breakdown of this makeup, direct from Hourglass. Enjoy!

Margot Robbie sizzled on the red carpet at Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards. The sultry Australian actress, a presenter at the awards ceremony, looked breathtaking in a black Saint Laurent dress, a vintage Van Cleef & Arpels necklace and fiery orange-red lips. “We were inspired by old Hollywood glamour and wanted to make a statement,” says makeup artist Tyron Macchausen. “It’s the Oscars after all.”

Skin: Tyron began by prepping the skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer to ensure a flawless makeup application. He then used Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in Honey & Beige on her skin and Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Sand under the eyes.

Cheeks: He lightly contoured with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light, and then applied Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light as a highlight on her cheekbones.

Brows: He used a combination of Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Blonde and Soft Brunette to add dimension to her brows.

Eyes: He kept her eyelids bare and only applied Hourglass 1.5 mm Mechanical Gel Eyeliner to the inside of her lash line. He followed with several coats of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara to her top lashes.

Lips: He lined her lips with Hourglass Panoramic Long Wear Lip Pencil in Raven, followed by Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven, for a pop of matte orange-red.

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My Instagram Life, 2/22/15

A look behind the scenes of Painted Ladies, as seen through Instagram.

These Esqido lashes are so lush and luxe. Definitely worth checking out!

Esqido Mink False Lashes

I loved the Ardency Inn products I’ve been trying. I’m ready for Spring!

Ardency Inn Spring 2015

We both needed an afternoon to play in the backyard and eat oranges.

Painted Ladies Andre

My mani for the early part of last week. My favorite nail color – seafoam green – is even prettier complemented by chunky gold flakes.

LAQA & Co Lacy

Behind the scenes, unmade bed, beauty blogger realness! The ring light is my BEST recent blog investment. It’s made my life easier and I can now take pics after daylight!

Painted Ladies Beauty Blog Behind The Scenes

Another ode to seafoam green with Sugarpill Hug Life.

Sugarpill Hug Life Loose Shadow

A sweet Valentine’s photo sent to me by my son’s teacher. So sweet!

Painted Ladies Valentines

These LAQA & Co. polishes are fab! I have the lavender shade, Chuffed, on now.

LAQA & Co Swatches Birchbox

SKIN INC. makes some great skincare products – this week I showed you how I get glowin’!


I needed a change of scenery and really enjoyed a trip to my favorite beach.

Redondo Beach

Bold lips and victory rolls with ColourPop Yasmin Lippie Stix.

ColourPop Yasmin

The latest Wet n Wild collection which is filled with gorgeous colors. I didn’t purchase yet because the line at my Walgreens was way too long.

Wet n Wild Silver Lake Eyeshadow Collection

Here’s to a blessed week!

I’m Helping My Hair This Year With ZenWise Labs Hair Growth Vitamins Plus DHT Blocker

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When I was sitting down to write my 2015 beauty resolutions, first and foremost was my determined goal to improve the quality of my hair. It’s in need of pampering and tender loving care, and ZenWise Labs Hair Growth Vitamins Plus DHT Blocker is one way I’ll be making that happen.

ZenWise Labs Hair Growth Vitamins Plus DHT Blocker

I just finished a bottle of these vitamins and I have to say I like them a whole lot. These vitamins with vegetarian capsules are packed with 5000 MCG of Biotin and a blend of 27 ingredients that target hair health.

ZenWise Labs Hair Growth Vitamins Plus DHT Blocker Review

Biotin is great for both hair and nails, and I have to say I noticed a difference in my nails, as well. They’re not chipping as much and that is a huge plus. I am a big believer in taking vitamins and definitely experience their benefits for overall health and for the health of my hair and nails.

ZenWise Labs Hair Growth Vitamins Plus DHT Blocker Ingredients

The key ingredients are designed to promote fuller hair, stimulate hair growth, and address vitamin deficiencies associated with hair loss. These ingredients include:

MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
Grapeseed Extract
Saw Palmetto
Pumpkin (Seed-Curcubita Pepo)(4:1)
Gotu Kola (Herb-Centella Asiatica) (4:1)
Ginkgo Biloba (Leaf)
L-Lysine Hcl
Citrus Bioflavanoids
Nettle (Leaf-Urtica Dioica)

My Final Thoughts: If your hair is in need of TLC, start from the inside out. ZenWise Labs Hair Growth Vitamins Plus DHT Blocker contains ingredients that promote hair health and will get your hair in tip top shape.

Rating: A

Price: $27.95

Availability: Amazon.com 

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Mink Lashes, Dry Shampoo, & Neutral Lipstick On The Beauty Blog CoalitionGHere’s

Here’s a look at the going on’s with members of the Beauty Blog Coalition this week!



Bold Lips And Victory Rolls With ColourPop Lippie Stix In Yasmin

I Bought It

Say hello to my favorite new bold lip color, ColourPop Lippie Stix in Yasmin.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Yasmin Swatch and Review

Yasmin is described as an “electric coral with a matte finish”, which is accurate. There is an accompanying Lippie Pencil, but I find the ColourPop Lippie Stix work with any lip pencil. I have been using Milani Anti-Feathering Lip Pencil, which is clear and really helps contain the color.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Yasmin

At $5 each, I cannot help but grab ColourPop Lippie Stix and ColourPop Super Shock Shadows at any given chance. I’m glad I ordered Yasmin, because it’s truly a great color. It reminds me a bit of MAC Lady Danger and Wet n Wild Mega Last Matte Lipstick in Purty Persimmon. As with all ColourPop Lippie Stix, the quality is exceptional – smooth, buttery, and heavily pigmented.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Yasmin Swatch

I have been practicing and watching YouTube tutorials galore because I am determined – DETERMINED! – to master a couple of hairstyles: Fishtail braids and Victory Rolls. Both styles are so cute and I really want to be able to change my hair every now and then. The good news is that I’m making progress on both fronts, most recently with a successful Victory Roll. Yasmin is the perfect bold lip color to go with the 1940’s inspired hair do.

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Yasmin FOTD

My Final Thoughts: You really cannot go wrong with ColourPop Lippie Stix, and at $5 each they’re worth the purchase and then some. Yasmin is a bold coral color that works so well with many skin tones and makes a statement!

Rating: A+

Price: $5

Availability: www.colourpop.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Glowy, Party-Ready Skin Is A Cinch With The SKIN INC. GET GLOWIN’ Kit

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Lights, camera, action! It’s Hollywood’s award season, which reminds me it’s time to focus on getting my skin party-ready with the SKIN INC. GET GLOWIN’ kit.


Yes, ladies, yes, Spring is peeking around the corner and it’s time to ditch the Winter doldrums and shed the dry, flaky skin that is a guarantee in cold temperatures. I’ve been watching the various award shows and have made it my mission to get my skin in a state of proper celebrity-like glow-dom. The remedy for my situation? The SKIN INC. GET GLOWIN’ ($65) set, a 3-piece set of skincare, which is gentle, effective, and quick!


I don’t know about you, but my skin really takes a beating in the months of November through January. It’s been an uphill battle to keep things in control, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel with the warmer temperatures lately. I’ve been using the GET GLOWIN’ kit and have found it’s super simple and easy to use with three easy steps. I definitely feel an improvement in the texture of my skin after use and, as an added bonus, my foundation applies ever so smoothly after I use GET GLOWIN’.


Just 10 minutes is all you need to prep, treat, seal, and reveal a fresh new layer of skin with this at-home mini-facial.

First, Prep, with a thin layer of the Pure Revival Peel to cleansed, makeup-free, dry skin. Just keep it on for a few seconds until it turns milky. Massage the peel in a circular motion, rinse, and you’re on to the next step! You can use this peel 2-3 times a week.

SKIN INC Pure Revial Peel

Second,  Treat your skin with the Custom-Blended Brightening Serum. Use 2-3 drops on cleansed skin before your moisturizer twice a day.

SKIN INC Custom-Blended Brightening Serum

This is really one of the coolest looking serums I’ve ever used!

SKIN INC Custom-Blended Brightening Serum Review

Finally, Seal the deal with the Pure Snow White Mask, which is what really helps with brightening. Apply the mask on your face after cleansing and remove with warm water after 10 minutes. This can be used 2-3 times a week.

SKIN INC Pure Snow White Mask

And there you have the recipe for noticeably brighter, smoother, and more vibrant skin!

A cult favorite in Asian countries for over 7 years, SKIN INC was introduced to the US and Canada in 2014. SKIN INC products are suitable for all skin types – acne prone and sensitive skin, included! Made in Japan, the ingredients in SKIN INC are the finest you can find, with 0% added scent & 0 parabens. SKIN INC is the only company to offer patented algae encapsulation technology, which is proven to allow a deeper penetration of the products into your skin. You can find SKIN INC products online and in Sephora stores.

For more information, visit www.iloveskininc.com


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Look To LAQA & Co. For A Rainbow Of Lovely Nail Polish Options

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Hello, my fellow nail polish lovers! Have you heard of LAQA & Co.?

Laqa & Co on Birchbox

LAQA & Co. is a Brooklyn-based nail company startup that offers nail as well as lip products.

Laqa & Co

Their nail products are all 5-free and are formulated without dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin, or camphor.

Laqa & Co Tuxedo and Lacey

They are also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free so rest assured, this is the good stuff!

Laqa & Co Bottle

The adorable packaging is unique to each polish and features the work of emerging artists who receive a percentage of the profits.

Laqa & Co Boxes

I recently had the opportunity to try some of their nail colors, and am overall impressed! The colors are all lovely, they are easy to apply, and I get about four days of good wear time using the colors.

Laqa & Co Colors

Gryffandor is a lovely creamy cotton candy pink with a smattering of delicate glitter.

Laqa & Co Gryffandor

Dust to Dust is a pale silver with a hint of shimmer.

Laqa & Co Dust To Dust

Hunky Dory is a beautiful cornflower blue.

Laqa & Co Hunky Dory

Chuffed is a creamy lilac.

Laqa & Co Chuffed

Lacey is what I’m wearing at this very moment and it’s a gorgeous seafoam green with gold fleck. It should really be called lovely, because that’s what it is!

Laqa & Co Lacey

Tuxedo is a dual ended polish that offers both a matte and glossy black.

Laqa & Co Tuxedo

My Final Thoughts: LAQA & Co. offers 5-free, vegan, and cruelty-free polishes that are a visual delight. The colors are long-wearing and quite lovely!

Rating: A

Price: $13 for single polishes, $16 for dual-ended polishes

Availability: Birchbox.com

Cruelty-free? Yes

Paraben-free? Yes

Gluten-free? Yes