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The Top 5 Posts On Painted Ladies

By Sheila Arkee

August is a very important month around these here parts – Painted Ladies is 5 years old!!!! Hooray! In honor of this special occasion, I’ve put together a video with the top 5 posts on Painted Ladies. Like, ever.

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This video also contains my Glamour Shots photo from high school and an outtake reel, so you’ll get a good laugh, regardless!

The top 5 posts that have ever appeared on this blog are as follows:

5. How To Contour


A really dramatic take on highlighting and contouring and one of my favorite Breaking Down Beauty posts I’ve ever done. At some point I’d like to go back and redo this post because I think I could do a better job now!

4. How To Apply False Lashes


One of my goals in life and as a beauty blogger is to take the fear out of false lashes. This is another post I’d like to redo at some point because the final photo is admittedly wonky! I cringe every time I see it on Pinterest, but I’m glad it has been of some help to so many!

3. How To Fix Broken Makeup


One of the first Breaking Down Beauty posts that ever appeared on Painted Ladies and a trick that’s saved many a broken shadow or powder in my life!

2. Tightlining 101


This technique is one I learned back in the day when I worked right across from a Laura Mercier makeup counter. It’s an easy process that truly boosts your eyes without piling on the makeup. Not that that’s a bad thing!

1. The Aspirin Mask


The blog post seen round the world, and the reason I’ve reconnected with family members and old friends! I am proud of this post and so thankful it’s been something that’s been of good use to you!

Thank you all, so very much, for being along for the ride for all these years. I really love sharing makeup looks, techniques, and reviews with you all and even though I haven’t met any regular readers in person, it feels like we’re old time friends!!!

This year I definitely want to expand my YouTube channel and I’m planning on some “then and now” posts where I redo some looks from the past.  I am looking forward to many more years of sharing my love of the beauty industry on Painted Ladies!

  • BeautyJudy

    Aw, YAY! Happy birthday, Painted Ladies!!! Love your blog, especially your eye looks :)

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Congratulations on 5 years, Sheila! With everything you’ve got going on, I don’t know how you do it including the 365 eye looks. These are some of my favorite and most useful of your posts. The aspirin mask, however, is new to me!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    wow! 5 years?! Thats amazing!! Congrats!! Loved looking back with you!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    Happy Painted Ladies bdayyyyy!!!!

  • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

    5 years wow! And I love your post on applying false lashes.

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    Happy Blogiversary!

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Happy anniversary! How time flies when you’re having fun

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

    Happy blogaversary!! :)

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    Happy 5 years!!

  • cindyprimebeauty


  • Beth

    Happy bloggiversary! 😀

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    Yayayay! Happy Bloggiversary!

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    Happy Bloggiversary pretty lady!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Happy Anniversary!!!! More power to you and your blog!!!!

  • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

    Looking forward to more videos girl!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    Happy Blogaversary! Many more to come!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Happy blogiversary! Love your blog and I need to go back and revisit those top posts!

  • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    YAY, happy blogiversary!!!!

  • http://www.portraitofmai.com/ Mai

    Happy blogiversary! Congrats on the 5 years and here’s to many more!

  • http://www.putonyourbiggirllipstick.com/ Elizabeth

    Happy Birthday, Painted Ladies!

  • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright