• FIRST IMPRESSION: Studio Gear Cosmetics

    June 5, 2013 Kelly Baum

    I won this lovely little Studio Gear prize from the blog Miranda’s Makeup and More (click here to check out her blog!) and it is the perfect set to get introduced to this brand. Included was a face primer, eyeshadow trio, and mascara. I’ve tried these three items a few times and so far, I’m not particularly impressed. With the amount of money that these items retail for, the quality should be a lot better than what I would find at…

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  • GET BETTER BB: Hydroxatone anti-aging BB cream

    June 4, 2013 Kelly Baum

    Press sample With all the buzz around BB creams this summer, there’s the debate on whether or not a BB cream is nothing more than a tinted moisturizer. In Hydroxatone’s case, this is definitely more than just a tinted moisturizer. Here’s what I noticed while I wore this BB cream:-Brightened skin-Smoother appearance, especially smaller pores-Light coverage-Slight glow, but not an oily finish The shade I have is medium and it’s a bit too dark for my light skintone, but so…

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  • GET COLORFUL: Inspired by mermaids

    June 2, 2013 Kelly Baum

    Everyone should go a little crazy with their eye makeup once in a while! This aqua, gold, and purple look was inspired by mermaids and was definitely easy to do. Products usedPrestige Cosmetics Total Intensity eyeliner in Lively Turquoise (base & waterline)Prestige Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow trio in Emerald (blue shade on lid & lower lashline)CoverGirl eyeshadow single in Sunrise (inner corner)Prestige Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow trio in Prism (magenta shade used in outer corner) Thanks for reading,Kelly xoxo

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  • EDITOR’S PICKS: May 2013 favorites & misses

    May 31, 2013 Kelly Baum

    I cannot wait to do June’s ‘Beauty Shelves’ because I have so many exciting products to show everyone that came in at the end of this month! But for now, here’s my favorites and misses from this month! -Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB CreamThis is a press sample from iFabbo and so far it’s the best BB cream I’ve tried, yet! The reason I like it so much is because it offers the most coverage for any BB cream I’ve seen. It…

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  • THE BEAUTY REVIEW: May 2013

    May 29, 2013 Kelly Baum

    Header images are copyright and property of Blushing Basics & Wonder Forest. This is a new ‘newsletter’ type piece that I’ll be doing at the end of every month to recap some popular posts on the blog, the top commenter, and my two favorite blogs that I read this month! And as a bonus, the image above is mapped with HTML so you can click around in it! So congrats to this month’s top commenter, Betzy Carmona from Betzy’s Makeup!…

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