Holiday Shopping Hack: Here’s How to Get All Your Holiday Shopping Done at ONE Store

And, get it all at a discount at the Shopbop Sale! Who doesn’t love a holiday shopping hack? Think you can’t tackle all of your shopping list with just ONE purchase? Think again! Shopbop offers items that work for EVERYONE on your list. As if that wasn’t good

The Lipstick League – week of 10.1.18

Here’s what was up with The Lipstick League last week… Phyrra – I’ve switched up my skincare routine for Fall, have you? Check out my Fall Skincare Routine for Dry Skin! Prime Beauty – I love it when a beloved YouTuber has an opportunity to collaborate with a beloved brand! YouTuber Emily Noel collaborated with Makeup Revolution to create this travel-friendy Emily Edit The Needs Palette. Find out if YOU need it. we heart this – shimmer, glimmer, glitter…we’re talking all that twinkles in these new beauties from Pixi Beauty. Beautygeeks – has a tale of acetone and nail-polish fumes, pollen and dust and toxic-mold exposure, and Manigeek’s new No.1 fan. Blushing

Want to Dry Nails FAST? Go Old School

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.27.18 Help a Blogger Out: Sheila from Painted Ladies says “I need a great fast drying top coat that’s budget friendly – help my nails out!” Well Sheila, it’s not quite a top coat, but I have never found anything to dry my nails faster than that good ol’ nail salon standard: DeMert Nail Enamel Dryer. I’ve tried all kinds of liquid

The Beauty Product I Wanted to Love, But Didn’t…

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 9.3.18 Question of the Week: Name the last beauty product you REALLY wanted to love, but didn’t. Answer: Despite multiple recommendations by Hourglass makeup artists, and assurances that even my oily-skinned, primer-phobic self would love it; I do not love Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. I’ve read tons of reviews from people with oily skin who adore this product. But for me, all I feel is the silicone in it. So for me, it just didn’t work out. But that’s ok. Hourglass and I are hot and heavy on tons of other products; like every Ambient Lighting powder version EVER. Here’s what happened

HELP! What Can I Do For My Dry Chapped Lips?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.6.18 New feature from the Lipstick League: Help a Blogger. Jen from My Beauty Bunny says “My lips are always chapped! What lipsticks do you recommend for dry lips?” Answer: Well, my dear bunny boo…I don’t recommend lipstick for chapped lips! You need to skip the lipstick and deal

My Favorite Heat Protectant is….

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 7.2.18 Question of the Week: How do you protect your hair from damage in the summer? Answer: I tend to use my flat iron more in the summer. So any damage I might get is all from heat styling. (I wish it was from the pool or the beach; much more fun!) My favorite heat protectant Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray ($27, 5.5.oz) because it not only protects, it leaves my hair super shiny too. Here’s

My Summer Beauty Wardrobe; Starring IT Cosmetics, Hourglass and Surratt Beauty

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 5.21.18 Question of the Week: It’s the unofficial start of beach season! What are some of your favorite summer beauty products… Answer: I’ve got a new summer beauty wardrobe that I don’t see leaving my face all summer long… • The new IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Bronzer ($30) adds a luminous, light bronzy sheen to your skin and smells like coconut! And like the entire Bye Bye Pores line, it really does soften pores a TON. • Surratt Beauty Prismatique Lipstick in Haute Monde ($36) is the summer lipstick

Looking for a Lightweight Moisturizer with Major Results? Look No Further…

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Pat McGrath Labs is Worth. Every. SINGLE. Penny

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 5.7.18 Question of the Week: What’s the most expensive eye shadow palette you own, and is it worth it? Answer: It’s the beauty shown here, Pat McGrath Labs Mothership IV Eyeshadow Palette in Decadence. At $125, it’s a big splurge. But this is palette perfection! The pigment is off the charts,

It’s an Oldie, but a Goodie: My Favorite Liquid Lipstick

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.30.18 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite brand of liquid lipstick and why? Answer: I come back to Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick ($22) almost every time! Here it is in Beso, the most lush, pure matte red EVER. This formula is everything you want in a liquid lipstick: long wearing (it stays put until you remove it) yet comfortable, (your lips don’t end up feeling like the Sahara in an hour). Here’s what was up with the League last week… Blushing Noir – You NEED to check out the new Too Faced Natural Eyes Eyeshadow Palette. Without giving too much

Proenza Schouler Arizona Hits All the Desert Notes

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.16.18 Question of the Week: What perfume is currently gracing your pulse points? Answer: Ever since the arrival of Proenza Schouler Arizona Eau de Parfum ($100 for 1.7oz), I’ve worn nothing else! Made in France, but based on Arizona, the scent combines “living cactus flower and creamy orris accord.” This is one of the scents where I understand EXACTLY where the creators were coming from. To me,

Spill It: What’s in Your Purse?

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.2.18 Question of the Week: Spill it; what’s in your purse right now? (beauty product-wise) Answer: I have a surprisingly low amount at the moment (no doubt because my Marc Jacobs bag is on the smaller side). But it’s still lip product heavy, per usual. Here are the highlights: Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance

Here’s What You Should Buy at the Sephora VIB Sale…

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 4.9.18 Question of the Week: We’re right in the middle of Sephora Spring Bonus time; 15% off this weekend for Rouge, VIB and Insiders. So, what are you buying? Answer: I have quite a few things in my cart (no surprise!) But here are the things that I’m sure

5 New Urban Decay Products You Need Now

press sample affiliate link Is it just us, or is Urban Decay really knocking it out of the park lately? They seem to have a new product every couple of weeks, each more fabulous than the last. Plus, their new products often have a nod to an existing product or are extensions to collections. So fans get

Lipstick League MEGA Giveaway: Win $1000 in Beauty Products

The Lipstick League has joined forces yet again! You know that we do that weekly with our blog posts, but this time we’ve done it for a MEGA giveaway (and I do mean mega.) The best beauty blogs in the biz have united to give away 29 beauty products with a more than $1000 retail value. That’s right, win this giveaway and you’ll

Three Key Spring Fashion Pieces You Need (and they’re all part of the Shopbop sale!)

press sample affiliate link It’s spring time in the California desert. The sun is shining, it’s 80 degrees, it’s gorgeous. But I know that’s not the case yet for a lot of you. So I thought we’d do some spring fashion shopping as a reminder that spring is coming. Really, it is. And what good timing, because there’s a Shopbop sale going on right now! CLICK HERE for all the details (exclusions, etc.) But here’s a cheat sheet, too: When: April 10th, 2018 – April 14th, 2018 What: 20% Off Orders Under $500 | 25% Off Orders of $

Which is better: Ulta or Sephora?

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 2.12.18 Question of the Week: Which is better, Sephora or Ulta? Answer: Whew, that’s tough. I love that at Ulta you can get drugstore and prestige under one roof. And a bang trim if you need it! I also have to say Sephora hasn’t been treating me sweet lately. Shipping problems, plus I NEVER get

Space NK has the Best GIFT WITH PURCHASE available now!

press sample affiliate link On Feb 13, get ready to snag the mother of all GWP! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 2.5.18 Question of the Week: Have you ever bought a product JUST because you want the GWP (gift with purchase?) Answer: Oh, HELL yeah I have! And the gift with purchase going on right now at Space NK is so good, I think I may actually shop to get another one in addition to the press sample I was sent! Here’s the details… On Tuesday, February 13th, Space NK is hosting the “Spring Beauty Edit” event at its 28 US locations (freestanding boutiques, as well as Space NK inside select Bloomingdale’s). Customers can check out

What’s Your First Beauty Purchase of the New Year?

press sample affiliate link We’re Freaking Out over the Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne Collection! That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 1.1.18 Question of the Week: New year = new beauty! What’s going to be your first beauty purchase of the new year? Answer: If we didn’t get it as a press sample

Let’s Play: What’s in Your Purse?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.18.17 Question of the Week: What’s in your purse? Answer: Oh, I love playing “What’s in your purse?” Here’s what I found today… • MAC Blot Powder, Pressed – The BEST for keeping shine at bay. • Sara Happ The Lip Slip, One Luxe Balm – glossy moisture, I’m addicted! • Kiehl’s

One Last Shopping Hurrah: Sale is on Sale at Shopbop

affiliate link Did someone gift you money for the holidays and it’s ALREADY burning a hole in your pocket? I’m here to help! There’s a fabulous sale at Shopbop right now and I’ve got few suggestions in every price range. For the next 3 days it’s Sale on Sale time, folks… The Details Take an additional 25% off Shopbop sale items with the code: JOY25. Offer valid 12/26/17 through 12/28/17. Click HERE to check out everything on sale. You can save up to 75% off! A word to the wise: act FAST. Quantities are limited. If you see something you want, grab it while you

My Favorite New Beauty Product of the Year is…

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.11.17 Question of the Week: What’s your favorite new beauty product of 2017? Answer: I can’t say anything but Pat McGrath Lipstick, both the velvety MatteTrance (shown above in 1995, a warm nude) and the shinier satin formula LuxeTrance. They’re hydrating (yep, even the matte), super pigmented and the shade range is bananas. Plus, I

Cold Weather Wrecking Your Skin? This $15 Product Will Save It…

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 12.4.17 Question of the Week: What product is most helping your skin deal with the changing weather? Answer: I love a good exfoliator, but you have to be careful not to overdo it. Pixi Glow Tonic is gentle enough for everyday use but