Welcome, Beautiful!

Looking at your makeup today and saying “NAILED IT”? Join me & the rest of the A Thing of Beauty tribe while I put products to the test, complain about how difficult winged eyeliner is, and share my love of red lipsticks. It’s time to blush off the haters and embrace beauty that makes us feel beautiful – inside and out!

  • Maybelline Single Eyeshadow~Silken Taupe, Review & Swatches

    October 8, 2011 Kelly Baum

    Maybelline New York Chic Naturals eyeshadow in 180S, Silken Taupe 0.09 oz.-Made in USA-$3 What does it claim to do? -Give a pearl finish -Provide a creaseless finish To be fair, this shadow was cheap. So I didn’t really expect much from it, considering I had tried the Natural Smokes quad, and wasn’t too impressed. This single is actually really similar to one of the shades in that quad, so if you have the quad, you can skip this. Actually,…

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  • CoverGirl Cheekers Blush~Natural Twinkle, Review & Swatch

    October 7, 2011 Kelly Baum

    CoverGirl Cheekers Blush in 183, Natural Twinkle 3 grams-Made in USA-$4.39 What does it claim to do? -Sheer, natural color This is the darkest of the four Cheekers blushes that I bought, as it’s a rosy pink with a hint of brown. There is a small bit of golden shimmer. I quite like this blush. I think that the texture is nice, and just as it says, the color gives a beautiful rosy, golden glow. It is one of the…

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  • CoverGirl Trublend Mineral Blush~Shimmering Sands, Review & Swatch

    October 6, 2011 Kelly Baum

    Covergirl Trublend Minerals blush in 430, Shimmer Sands 18 g-Made in USA-$9.50 What does it claim to do? -Provide a “kiss of color” I picked this up in my haul of the decade and the reason that I did, was because I was intrigued by the size of it. It’s massive! There were four shades I believe, but I may be mistaken because this was one of two left at my RiteAid! This blush has a really nice texture. It’s…

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  • Wet 'n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment, Review & Swatches

    Wet ‘n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment, Review & Swatches

    October 4, 2011 Kelly Baum

    // not sponsored, affiliate links included You know when you keep seeing other beauty bloggers & vloggers using one product and you have to have it? That’s how I feel about Wet ‘n Wild’s Eyeshadows! I’m constantly seeing so much hype about these and I picked up a few trios the other day to try out. I typically go for neutral shades so I picked out their Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment, a beautiful combination of shades that would honestly…

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  • Maybelline “The Falsies” Volum’ Express

    October 4, 2011 Kelly Baum

    Maybelline the Falsies Volum’ Express Washable Mascara, Blackest Black 0.25 fluid oz.-Made in USA-$6.00 What does it claim to do? Give you false lashes 300% more lashes This is without a doubt, my favorite mascara so far. Everything just works really well with this product-packaging, formula, brush. It’s just an all around good product. This mascara comes with a curved brush, which is really fantastic for getting all of my lashes evenly coated. I know you can curve pretty much…

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