Category Archives: Makeup

OCC Lip Tar Tip: Use A Bigger Brush

Bury Me In Red Lipstick Beauty Tip OCC Lip Tar Sharper

I love Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars and if you love them like I do then you also know using a tiny lip brush to spread it around can be a pain. That’s where this tip comes in. Now this isn’t my idea. I just got lucky that I saw a video from @makeupbydenise on Instagram in OCC’s twitter feed so now I’m sharing it with you. Continue reading OCC Lip Tar Tip: Use A Bigger Brush

@getjackblack Intense Therapy Lip Balm

Jack Black Lip Balm Black Tea and Blackberry

(Note: This is a repost from November 2014)  

I’m still under the weather but I just wanted to gush about this Black Tea & Blackberry Intense Therapy Lip Balm from Jack Black. It’s not cheap compared to other lip balms, but this one is worth it. One of the ways I know I’m feeling a product is when I’m using it unconsciously. I was reaching for this lip balm like I’ve been using it forever. I think it’s great. Continue reading @getjackblack Intense Therapy Lip Balm

The Beauty Blender: Truth or Hype? #BuryMeMondays

Beauty Blender Truth or Hype

The Beauty Blender. Is it an egg-shaped beacon of light or just another makeup sponge? I happen to love mine to the point that I stopped using brushes for a long time. Others don’t see the big deal or are happy with cheaper options from other companies. Where do you fall on this spectrum? Is the Beauty Blender everything you’ve ever wanted in makeup application or a hyped up, overpriced, colored sponge?

The Original Beautyblender is available at, Sephora.

2 Lipsticks From Black Radiance: Plum Orchid and Reggae Red

Black Radiance Plum Orchid and Reggae Red Photo

Black Radiance Plum Orchid Lipstick

Black Radiance Reggae Red Lipstick

Black Radiance Reggae Red and Plum Orchid Square

I can’t help but buy Black Radiance lipsticks. At less than $2 how can I not? I picked up Reggae Red and Plum Orchid mostly on whim. An instagram post from Black Radiance didn’t make it hard either.

I reviewed two of these before and I think these good lipsticks. They’re at a price that can be a perfect retail therapy pick-me-up without the guilt that comes with it.

Do you have a favorite Black Radiance lipstick? Let me know in the comments.

Black Radiance Perfect Tone Lip Color($1.99) are available at Wal-Mart, Walgreens and whereever Black Radiance Products are sold

What's Your Favorite Primer? #BuryMeMondays

What's Your Favorite Primer #burymemondays

Depending on who you ask primers are very important when it comes to maximizing the look and longevity of your makeup. There are all kinds of sprays, gels, and lotions to help your face stay in place. Some may cost a pretty penny while others are a few bucks. So if you have a favorite primer what is it?

Leave a comment down below with your favorite primer(s) along with your skintype. You could help out the next reader.  And if you’re still unsure where to start when it comes to primer check these links.

Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield w/Broad Spectrum SPF 30 from

Wet N Wild Coverall Primer from

E.L.F. Studio Mineral Infused Primer from


Some #TrulyOutrageous Developments


I’m a huge Jem fan. Maybe you watched the 80’s cartoon about a band using holograms to capture America’s heart and support a foster home for girls. I remember being completely into the complicated love triangle of Jem, Jerrica, and Rio and singing along to their catchy songs.  Recently, I was able to join in the #jemlivetweet and learn just how many times The Misfits really should’ve been arrested and thrown under the jail(Shout out to @blackgirlsnerds, @reeltalker, and @reelsistas for some fun Saturdays).

You’ve probably heard about the fall theatrical release of Jem and the Holograms. Peep these tweets(1 & 2) to see how I feel about the movie.

Continue reading Some #TrulyOutrageous Developments

First Impression: Black Radiance(@b_radiance) Comes CORRECT

Disclosure: This product was sent to me. All opinions are my own.

Black Radiance Urban Identity Trio - Correct

I rock with Black Radiance(and their sister company Wet N Wild) when it comes to eyeshadows. They’re pigmented and won’t hurt your pockets. So if you’re looking for something good for the low-low then this is it. Continue reading First Impression: Black Radiance(@b_radiance) Comes CORRECT

How Young Is Too Young For Makeup? #BuryMeMondays

Too Young For Makeup

April and May bring with it photos of teenage girls beaming from ear to ear or smizing for their lives in prom pictures. Some go for a natural look while others are highlighted and contoured to the gawds. With those photos comes praise and criticism via social media. Debate about the age-appropriateness of the makeup ensues so that got me thinking, how young is too young for makeup?

I started wearing make-up in 6th or 7th grade. I’m not exactly sure why. Part of me thinks it was to cover up chicken pox scars and part of me thinks it was just a teenage whim. I do remember there was zero push back from my dad. He bought it without blinking. He even took my Avon orders to his co-worker at the time. 12 or 13 wasn’t too young for makeup to him, however, I know everyone doesn’t think that way.

Do certain products have an age requirement? Does the occasion factor into your decision? How young is too young for makeup to you?

A Tight, Sticky Mess: Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color

You know how it goes. You’re bored and maybe you have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket so you say “I’ll buy that lip product I saw so and so talking about.” You get lucky and there it is, beauty at a bargain in your drugstore. So you go home eager to test it out only to find out it wasn’t what you wanted or hoped for. This was me with Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color.

Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip Color Continue reading A Tight, Sticky Mess: Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color

Maybelline Master Drama Cream Eye Pencil – Vibrant Violet

I’m usually a wooden pencil kind of makeup addict when it comes to eyeliners. In general, they haven’t done me wrong but I wanted to give something else a shot so I grabbed Maybelline Master Drama Creme Eye Pencil in Vibrant Violet.

maybelline master drama cream pencil vibrant violet photo
Maybelline Master Drama Cream Eye Pencil – Vibrant Violet ($7.99)
  • retractable pencil
  • oil free
  • smudgeproof and waterproof for 16 hours
  • safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist-tested
  • contact lens safe

Continue reading Maybelline Master Drama Cream Eye Pencil – Vibrant Violet