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!

  • My Experience at the Bare Escentuals Outlet Store

    August 26, 2011 Kelly Baum

    Yesterday I visited an outlet mall near me, and I decided to pop into the Bare Escentuals outlet store. Now, the only makeup-oriented store I had ever visited before is Sephora. I know, I have yet to make it to an Ulta! So, for those of you who haven’t been to ‘makeup-oriented stores’ or are relative newbies when it comes to makeup, I thought I’d give you a rundown of my experience! The store itself was very nicely set up,…

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  • elf Translucent Matifying Powder, Review

    elf Translucent Matifying Powder, Review

    August 25, 2011 Kelly Baum

    // not sponsored, affiliate links included I recently got some pictures taken and needed a powder to keep the shine away since it was an outdoor shoot in the forest. A word of advice for those doing photoshoots in the forest: if you think you have enough bug spray on, add two more coats. I got 27 mosquito bites. When you look at the photos, you can definitely tell how forced my smile is! Anyway, I was looking for a…

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  • CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm~Marble, Review & Swatch

    August 21, 2011 Kelly Baum

    You know how when you’re in the store and the colors of products look amazing, but when you get home and actually try it, it turns out to be a big disappointment? Yep. That’s this product. In real life, the color is a muted bright fuschia color in the tube, and while I knew the color wouldn’t exactly transfer to my lips because it’s just a lip balm, I thought I would get something! A slight tinge of pink. I…

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  • Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer~Fig, Review & Swatch

    June 19, 2011 Kelly Baum

    I officially have a new favorite product! Last month, my local Borders had all their Burt’s Bees products 50% off (weird, I know. I don’t know why they were in a bookstore in the first place), and all they had left was the lip shimmers. Since my lips are naturally very pigmented, getting a light color in lipsticks and lip balms is naturally pointless because it doesn’t show up. So I chose the scary red color. All other lip balms…

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  • Maybelline Natural Smokes Quad, Review & Swatches

    June 9, 2011 Kelly Baum

    Not gonna lie, I had some really high hopes for this quad. I’ve seen so many gurus rave about it on Youtube, and I guess I let that push my expectations too far for this product. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great quad if you’re just starting out in makeup, or you want to wear eyeshadow but want it to be very subtle. Because that’s about all you’ll get with this. The colors look so pretty in the pan,…

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