Sunday, February 28, 2010

Makeup Storage

I don't know about you guys, but I love to watch videos and/or read blogs about makeup storage. I am always looking for new ideas and have learned a lot by watching vids and reading other blogs.

Here are some pictures of part of my current makeup storage. It's not perfect, but it works for now. I pretty much know where everything is..well sorta kinda! HA! I am using two dressers to store almost everything. If only I could just take over the entire closet....=0)

I use a lot of little drawer organizers which you can find just about anywhere - Walmart, Target, KMart, etc. I have even found a lot of useful containers at the Dollar Store. I am all about finding a good bargain!

My dream is to have a makeup room of my own, but for now; the closet and dressers will do. I gotta get rid of these kids! They take up too much space! LOL!!

Top of Dress #1 - Everyday Stuff

Drawer #1 - Lipsticks and Lipglosses

Drawer #2 - Eyeshadows

Drawer #3 - More Eyeshadows


Drawer #1 of Dresser #2 - Blushes/Bronzers

Drawer #2 - More Lip Stuff

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Review: Tarte Clean Slate t5 Infused Natural Face Primer

I think I have found my HG Face Primer!! YES!!! I recently bought the Tarte Clean Slate t5 Infused Natural Face Primer and have been using it everyday for about a month now. I absolutely love everything about it.

Let's start with the packaging! I love that it comes in a package where you have to squeeze the product out versus using a pump. I've tried several primers that have pumps and I find that once you use about 1/2 of the product; it's very difficult to get any product out using the pump. I ended up using part of the pump to scoop out the product.

Now on to the product! Per the Tarte Cosmetics website, "This natural primer helps makeup stay in place longer while preventing creasing in fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike other primers, clean slate™ contains natural fruit and plant derived extracts (T5) to treat, protect, sooth and hydrate the skin."

I have to say that I agree with the above statement. It goes on so smoothly and does keep my makeup in place most of the day. By mid-day, I do see a little bit of shine, but other than that, I have had no issues. No breakouts, blemishes, etc. Just so you know, I am 34 (so those fine lines are starting to creep up on me), I have a very oily t-zone, and I recently starting experiencing cystic acne breakouts. Again, I have had no issues with this primer.

The reason I so wanted to get this primer is because it contains no chemicals. Check this out! This primer is:

  • Paraben Free
  • Petro-Chemical Free
  • Pthalate Free
  • Sulfate Free
  • Preservative Free
  • Glycol Free
  • Fragrance Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Dye Free
  • Talc Free

Even though it's supposed to be Fragrance Free, there is a little bit of a light scent; not quite sure how to describe it, but it's not bad at all.
Overall, I love this product and will continue to buy it. It currently retails for $30 and can be purchased at Sephora,, and
If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up! I'd be happy to help!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Get On The Ball

I really need to get on the ball with this whole blogging thing! There is so much I would like to do and I am going to work really hard to accomplish it. Between work, kids and other "cramping my style" things, most times there is little time left to play!!

I'd like to post FOTD's, tutorials, reviews, etc. I know! I know! Everyone is doing the same thing. So how can I be different? How can I bring something new to the table? Perhaps my perspective on things will make it worth reading. I'll try to keep you entertained. LOL!! We'll see!!!

Okay, this is completly off the subject, but I am totally sick of winter. I saw this funny picture and had to share with you all who are buried in snow like me. Enjoy!