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This One’s A Keeper – Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener

By Sheila Arkee As a mother I can honestly say that it’s a blessing to see a child grow right in front of your very eyes. However, along with the joys come some pains, including the fact that I will probably never get a decent night’s sleep until my son leaves for college. Oy. There are so many times I wish […] […]

This Stuff is the Business! Smashbox In Bloom Soft Focus Powder Eye Liner

By Sheila Arkee Smashbox’s In Bloom Soft Focus Powder Eye Liner is the *perfect* addendum to my recent Breaking Down Beauty post about eye liners. Consider me a doubter converted to a believer. Having seen but not used various powder eye liners, I was a bit wary about the intensity and staying power this particular […] […]

Estee Lauder + Smashbox Cosmetics

By Sheila Yesterday, the news came though that Estee Lauder, Inc. has newly acquired the formerly independent Smashbox Cosmetics. Calling it “a move to attract new and younger customers”, Smashbox becomes a sister company with MAC, Aveda, Origins, and Clinique. You can read the article in the LA Times here. Did you know Smashbox was […] […]

Your Most Cherished Makeup Item

By Sheila There are a few films that I hold near and dear to my heart, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch is one of them. An outrageous rock musical about a German man who had a botched sex change operation, lived in a trailer park in Kansas City, and then toured the country as a rock […] […]

Contouring and Highlighting, a YouTube Roundup

By Sheila Are you all recovered from the feeding frenzy known as Thanksgiving? I hope so. As for me, I will be dining on salad greens and water for the next few weeks. Yeah. Needless to say, I am extremely puffy from water retention and need the assistance of some cosmetic products for the next […] […]