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Panning, PAO, and Other Makeup Quirks

Panning, PAO, and Other Makeup Quirks

A store can have a product on the shelf (or a person can have an unused product in his/her home) that is technically new (unopened) but several years old. Depending upon the type of product and the ingredients, a “new” product could expire in the jar or package without ever being opened.

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Product Updates

Product Updates

Today I wanted to share with you a few items that I am close to finishing or ones where I have hit “pan.”  If you are not familiar with the term, the pan is the metal tray base of pressed powders like eyeshadow, blush, or finishing powder. This even refers...
Lip Balm Essentials

Lip Balm Essentials

Lips are a wonderful feature to highlight. Lipliners, lip stains, lip oils, lip glosses, and lipsticks–in liquid, sheer/satin, gloss, frosted, cream, and matte formulas–help draw attention to this area of a face. Sometimes, however, lips will get dry and...
Everything is Coming Up Roses

Everything is Coming Up Roses

Steam distillation, one of the most common methods to preserve the fragrance, has been used for hundreds of years to extract attar of roses (rose oil). The advantage of distillation is that the volatile components can be distilled at temperatures lower than the...
e.l.f. Haul

e.l.f. Haul

Yes—it is an e.l.f. haul! But everything pictured here, purchased during the recent online sale (50% or more off) was under $30 total and shipping was free. Even though the line is inexpensive, I have always found the products to be high quality. I have very sensitive skin, and e.l.f. is one of the brands that has never bothered me.