Marc Jacobs Beauty going out of business?

You’ve probably been wondering why Marc Jacobs beauty is on sale for up to 50% off in all Sephora stores including JCPenny Sephora locations and The first thing consumers assume is the makeup line is going out of business. But is it really? A Reddit user shared that according to a Sephora beauty advisor, MJ Beauty is closing its doors but will still have their fragrances available. This statement hasn’t been officially released by Marc Jacobs himself nor has it been shared throughout the company’s site or social media accounts. Notice their response in the FAQ’s section:

Kendo Holdings, Inc formerly known as Sephora Originals launched Marc Jacobs beauty in 2013. The Enamored Hi-Shine Lip lacquer won Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2015.

I went to Sephora and found a few products remaining in shelves. My favorite so far is the Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder, Brow Wow Duo Brow Powder Pencil and Tinted Gel + Pencil Refill, Accomplice Concealer & Touch-Up Stick and of course gotta have the Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Scandalust 740 Rust and Warmed with Starlet. The items are available at a local Sephora while supplies last, you can also find them in the MJBeauty website.

I contacted Marc Jacobs Beauty customer service about restocking out of stock items in their site and this was their response:

I’m wondering why they’re being so secretive about this, maybe MJ Beauty is updating their products and releasing a limit amount in their line only. Rumor has it that the line is going completely vegan and/or changing its packaging. Guess one way to find out is if we follow their updates. They already have new products listed on their site and Sephora. The harsh reality is that Marc Jacobs along with other fashion brands was very much impacted by covid-19. The company had to lay off roughly 60 employees beginning June of 2020 but that was for retail itself.

Whether the rumors are true or false, the prices are unbeatable and the good quality products are cruelty-free so get yours know while you can.

It’s July and the brand is promoting its Cherry Collection.

Stay tuned.

Earth Day

According to Zero Waste Week, more than 120 billion units of packaging are produced globally every year by the cosmetics industry, most of which are not recyclable contributing to loss of 18 million acres of forest annually. The personal care industry is worth $500 billion per year. Cosmetics packaging are produced, and mostly for one-time use. Empty containers are often too small for recycling, and mixed-material items end up going straight to a landfill even the ones you attempt to recycle. Makeup is arguably the most complicated category due to the mixed materials used in every product – for example, if your compact has a mirror, it is headed for landfill.

Put simply, just because your shampoo bottle is recyclable doesn’t mean it will be recycled. According to the recycling company TerraCycle, the global cosmetics industry produces 120bn units of packaging every year, and few are accepted by kerbside recycling programmes. “Many of the design technologies that make personal care and beauty products so squeezable, twistable, portable and generally easy to use render them difficult to recycle,” says its European head of communications, Stephen Clarke. “The more complex or costly the packaging, the harder it is to collect, separate and recycle. As a result, it makes it more economically viable to simply trash it than put forth the resources to recover it.”

What’s perhaps more frightening is that a lot of the plastic we use ends up in the ocean through litter, transport errors and through our sewer systems. In fact, the Ellen Macarthur Foundation estimates there’ll be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. At current estimates between 5.1 million and 13.9 million tons of plastic waste enter the ocean every year. 

In fact, UNESCO ( United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) reports that plastic debris causes the death of more than 100,000 marine mammals and more than a million seabirds per year. Not to mention the microplastics that are ingested by fish that travel up the food chain to us. Ocean Conservancy working with the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment has estimated that there is already over 165 million tons of plastic in the ocean.

Damages of Microplastic

Let me begin with the smallest beauty terror that harms our environment — microplastic. Microplastics are polluting oceans and harming wildlife—and your beauty products could be part of the problem. They comprise of plastic particles that are smaller than five millimeters in diameter, manufactured polyethylene plastic. In the form of a microbead or a plastic fiber, these particles are added as exfoliants in cleansers, cosmetics, and personal care products, such as toothpaste and soap.

Water filtering systems are not designed to sift elements smaller than five millimeters. Therefore, the particles contaminate water in oceans and end up being consumed by fish, birds, and marine animals. Microplastics also cause damage to humans and widely found in bottled waters which could potentially contribute to cancer risks once consumed. Non-biodegradable glitter also adds to the build-up of microplastics in our oceans. Glitter is still plastic and since it goes down the drain, scientists found it to be the highest concentration to of dangerous to sea life. 

According to Jonathan Whitney, PhD, a researcher with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration on Pearl Harbor military base, microplastics are showing up in dead larval fish. He has discovered microbeads from beauty products in the bellies of dead larval fish.

“They’re outnumbering the fish we’re finding in some of these samples,” Dr. Whitney says. “It’s been shocking.” Whether or not it’s this last meal of plastic shards that kills the baby fish, we don’t yet know, but he and his team have learned one odd fact: fish gobble up blue plastic the most. “About 75% of the ones that we’re finding are blue, which is consistent with what other [researchers] are finding in other species,” he says. “We think that it’s because that’s what a lot of their prey look like.” Although the US was the first country to ban microbeads, followed by the UK, France, Canada, Taiwan, Italy, New Zealand, and many other countries, the marine science community is now left to determine the long-term damage of microbeads. A single shower can result in 100,000 plastic particles entering the ocean. There is a multitude of natural alternatives to microplastic such as:









Ground coffee

Ground fruit kernels

What’s inside that package?

When you order beauty products online, it arrives wrapped in more plastic aside from bubble wrap inside box. In 1919, it was a $60 million industry in the U.S. By 1938, it became a $400 million. By the 1970s, it reached as a billion-dollar industry. The number and variety of products exploded—and along with the products came vast new amounts of packaging. The amount of plastic packaging on U.S. products (not just on personal care items) has increased by over 120 times since 1960—with almost waste piling up in landfills. The packaging industry for beauty and personal care products, which primarily reflects plastic packaging, makes up nearly $25 billion in sales.

Often beauty products will be packaged in swathes of cellophane, cardboard, tissue paper and boxes. Containers and packaging are used in the shipping, storage and protection of cosmetic products. They also provide sales and marketing benefits. Undoubtedly, packaging plays a huge part in the allure of a new beauty purchase.

Health and beauty products are meant to be eye-catching to make consumers want to buy it as to where the package is more pertinent than its ingredients. Brands often wrap, ship, and display products with unnecessary materials like paper, plastic, glitter, stickers, and bags all in the name of branding. 

Decades ago, the beauty industry wasn’t a threat to the environment where products like glass shampoo bottles and refillable compacts were the norm, but it all changed mid-century when plastic manufacturing became widespread. Easy to produce, durable, and most importantly, cheap. In 1926, the Lever company (which would later become Unilever) kicked off an ad campaign outlining the damage “body odor” could do to one’s career and social prospects. The market for face creams, cosmetics, and other personal care products marketed to women increased in result of the rise of Hollywood movies and the invention of American glamour and beauty standards. During World War II, the U.S. government went so far as to declare lipstick a “wartime necessity,” a critical component of cultural life and morale-building. Soaps came in bar form. Perfumes, a symbol of luxury, were packaged in elaborate glass containers. Hair-care products were powders or pomades packaged in tins or jars.

Every year, 120 billion units of cosmetics packaging are produced, and mostly for one-time use. Empty containers are often too small for recycling, and mixed-material items end up going straight to a landfill. Meanwhile, many of the beauty products purchased often sit unused or outdated gathering dust and eventually ending up as trash—replaced with fresh new updated items from the store. Think about the purchases you make in 

Ulta and Sephora to later return, because these items are considered “damaged” they go directly to trash to prevent dumpster divers in the resell of returned products. The products are destroyed and thrown in the trash to make it non sellable. 

Humans have created more than 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics — and 91% of it hasn’t been recycled. What’s more, 70% of plastic waste is estimated to end up in the ocean or in landfills, where it takes over 400 years to decompose. This means that by 2050, there will be more pounds of plastic in the ocean than fish.

Disposable razors with multiple blades are no good, single-use razors are even worse. 

Consumer giants like P&G* have begun testing out refillable products to help prevent the use of plastics by using pod-refill technology. Anitra Marsh, associate director of sustainability for P&G Beauty, said women in their 20s and 30s—may be more worried about the environmental impact of what they buy. The goal “is to have more products that are recyclable, reusable and refillable,” Marsh said.

Other brands like Humankind, are entirely focused on refillable products. The online brand only sells eco-friendly health and beauty items in recyclable packaging, including mouthwash tablets, refillable deodorant and shampoo bars.

Brian Bushell, a co-founder, said the company is “combating the global crisis of single-use plastic in all of our product categories.” The paper-pod refill system for its deodorant eliminates about 90% of single-use plastic associated with common deodorant dispensers, he said. “Consumers are craving ways to make more responsible choices,” he said. “Not only for themselves—but also for our planet.” Bushell said

Another aspect of health and beauty that causes damage to the environment is the marketing of new products. The fact that 80% of existing purchased products aren’t actively used but rather ignored over new ones through social media promotion has caused an environmental awareness. 

Look for these ingredients on the back of the product:

Polyethylene (PE)

Polypropylene (PP)

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA)

Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE)


The Future of Ecobeauty

Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s “New Plastics Economy” has been rallying businesses and governments behind this common vision of a circular economy for plastic. The vision is supported by three key actions: eliminate, innovate, circulate.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy

Companies have already pledge to make 100 percent of their packaging reusable, refillable, or compostable by 2025, and to source 50 percent of that packaging from recycled material. You will be surprised how easy it is to replace your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo one but make sure the bristles are made of other material than nylon or other plastic, sheet masks with natural mud masks, and makeup remover cloths or composable Konjac sponges instead of single-use wipes 

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste aims to accelerate waste management and scale new solutions to minimize and correctly manage plastic waste to move from a linear to a circular economy. They recommend to: 

  • Consider the life cycle of your purchases and stop purchasing single-use plastic beauty items.
  • Choose products in reusable or recyclable packaging and take advantage of refill schemes and recycling initiatives. 
  • Look out for labels such as Rainforest Alliance Certified, ECOCERT, and Fairtrade to make sure the ingredients are sustainably sourced too.
  • Take time to read the labels to avoid dangerous microplastic particles.
  • Replace short life cycle plastic items such as plastic shower sponges by a natural option like the plant-based loofah.

If you like to sparkle here and there, consider products that use synthetic mica, a sparkly but biodegradable alternative. 

Some brands have made efforts to reduce single-use plastic packaging by switching to PCR (post-consumer recycled) material, or alternatives to plastics like aluminum bottles and recycled and recyclable plastic, including 20% marine plastics sourced through TerraCycle. The bottle is a slightly unappealing grey color as a result. By 2025, Unilever** will collect and process more plastic packaging than they sell, will reduce the use of virgin plastic by 50% and plastics will be reusable, recyclable, or compostable. 

Consumers also have to be careful with which products are actually green since a brand might create a nature-inspired formulation of shampoo or body wash by simply adding a few drops of an organic or plant-based extract so it can be labeled as ‘natural’ or ‘botanical’ to the label. The product is designed in a way that’ll sell the “natural” message, when in reality it may end up in our environment the one these companies claim to care about. 

Be aware that ingredients also cause damage to the environment. About 14,000 tons of sunscreen is collected in the world’s reefs each year caused by the chemical waste from the beauty industry that’s washed out to the ocean. 

Join the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement in sharing ideas and efforts to cut back on plastic. 

Choose eco friendly products

*P&G Statement: We do not test our products on animals anywhere in the world unless required by law, and we are working hard to make animal testing of all consumer products obsolete. We are a proud supporter of #BeCrueltyFree and we’ve invested more than $420 million in developing non-animal testing methods and have advocated for their approval by policy makers around the world. Today, we use more than 50 non-animal alternatives, half of which were invented or co-invented by P&G. We will continue to work with partners like the Humane Society International and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to promote the development of new alternatives and advocate for their public use and adoption to eliminate animal testing.

**Unilever supports calls for a worldwide animal testing ban on cosmetics by 2023, and work with regulators, NGOs and suppliers across the world to increase the acceptance of non-animal approaches. Their long-term investment in non-animal safety science has enabled some of their brands to be certified by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as ‘PETA-approved’, including Dove, Suave, St Ives, Simple, Sunsilk, Zendium, The Good Stuff, Emerge, Love Beauty and Planet, Love Home and Planet & Cafuné. 

Unilever Statement: We do not test our products on animals and are committed to ending animal testing. We use a wide range of non-animal approaches to evaluate the safety of our products for consumers, our workers and the environment. We also develop ‘next generation’ safety assessment approaches that do not rely on new animal data. Our scientists regularly participate in discussions with regulators and scientists in China to increase the use of non-animal approaches to safety. Across our wider product portfolio, some of the ingredients we use have to be tested by our suppliers to comply with legal and regulatory requirements in some markets; and some governments test certain products on animals as part of their regulations.

Oh My Lashes!!

If you’re like me with little lashes then you understand the struggle of having to reapply false lashes constantly. Lashes have become popular throughout the years, lashes became a fascination because they made the eyes appear bigger and brighter. It wasn’t until 1911 when a Canadian woman named Anna Taylor received a U.S. patent for the artificial eyelash; creating the strip lash. Hers was a crescent of fabric implanted with tiny hairs and adhesive according to The New York Times. 1911-taylor.jpg

Nineteenth century hairdresser, Charles Nessler (1903) began selling boxed pairs of artificial strip eyelashes made from human hair attached to ‘fish-skin’ – also known as isinglass – made from fish swim bladders. Later versions of his strip lashes, became known as Nestolashes which were available in Brown, Dark Brown and Black shades.

The first person that comes in mind when I think of false lashes is Twiggy. Fast forward to the 1960’s, this trend took a turn when cultural icon Lesley Hornby also known as Twiggy began wearing both top and bottom faux eyelashes (a strip on top and painted out lashes on the bottom). It increased the demand for false eyelashes. The 1963 release of the film ‘Cleopatra’ also stimulated sales.

In 1962, Eylure introduced fur lashes often labeled as ‘mink’ made from seal skin. They were heavier and hotter to wear so they weren’t recommended to wear generally  during cold climates or used for evening wear.

Mink lashes have become popular in this century that many cosmetic companies have been releasing their own. I have noticed many different brands of mink lashes and most of those are labeled as “cruelty free”. But are they really cruelty-free? Mink eyelashes can never be “ethical.” The majority of the lashes may be labeled as cruelty free but suppliers of mink fur serve one purpose and that is to deceive consumers.

Most brands marketing mink lashes refer to them as being ‘cruelty-free’ made from hair collected by brushing minks or by collecting fallen hair.

Truth is, these animals are naturally scared of humans so being forcefully held to have their fur combed would be terrifying for them and likely lead to aggression. The reality is that minks are kept separately in cramped wire cages on fur farms in highly unsanitary conditions. A typical mink cage measuring 70cm by 40cm. Minks that are trapped on fur farms are electrocuted, bludgeoned, or gassed, or have their necks broken, and their skins are torn from their bodies while they’re still conscious. European minks have become endangered species due to negatively being impacted by human activities. Minks are always kept in those conditions because they are ‘aggressive, solitary animals,’ meaning that those ‘free-range’ claims are a lie.

According to a PETA investigation, minks were denied the opportunity to bathe, swim, burrow, or do anything else that’s natural and important to them and often denied even basic necessities such as food, water, and medical care.

Although you may not be directly purchasing lashes from a fur supplier, mink eyelashes and eyebrows support a terrible industry and animal suffrage. There is nothing humane or “ethical” about depriving these animals of their behavioral and physiological needs. Fur-farming is nothing more than a horror movie. So before you apply your lovely lashes, make sure they are ‘Faux Mink’ or synthetic. We are living in a new century where fur is no longer needed not even in eyelashes.

Here are some brands that sell cruelly obtained mink lashes:

  • Cosmetic Laser Clinic
  • Flirty Lashes
  • Klepki Lashes
  • Lash Bar Australia
  • Lash House
  • The Lash Store
  • Velour Lashes by Redefining Beauty
  • Lily Lashes (Faux mink option available)



There’s many great alternatives available like


These are my favorite by far

Make the right choice and ditch mink lashes, trade them for cruelty-free faux mink lashes, featherlight or human hair lashes.

 There’s many more selections available as long as it’s not “(real) mink lashes”. Beautify yourself the ethical way.


Ulta is having a great deal on certain lashes for 30% off until Nov 17th. Get this deal now!!

Protect Your Skin From The☀️ (sun)

Now that summer is almost over, you’re probably thinking you don’t need sunscreen.  Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US which is why it’s important and necessary to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen is an effective protective agent against damage from the sun’s powerful rays for all ages, genders, and skin types; lessening the chance of developing skin cancer. It is recommended to seek shade during the brightest time of the day which are between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (or 2pm).

According to dermatologists, sunscreen protects your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. There are two types of UV rays known as UVA and UVB rays. These rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Both UVA and UVB rays are carcinogens (cancer-causing).

• UVB has a B for “burning” – these rays are the ones most commonly associated with sunburns when skin is exposed to sun.
• UVA has an A for “aging” – these rays beams cause fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. They are most commonly associated with skin aging that cause wrinkles and potentially skin cancer (although less than UVB) after repeated exposure. UVA rays have the ability to pass through glass. UVA rays make up more than 90% of all UV radiation, and penetrate clouds and glass, year-round.

AAD (American Academy of Dermatology) recommends using a broad-spectrum protection sunscreen that offers protection against both types. The suggested SPF (Sun Protection Factor) should be of at least 30 and must be reapplied every 80 mins if in water or every 2 hours if dry.

Even if you have darker skin or tan rather than burn, skin cancer is non-discriminatory and can be diagnosed for any age, gender, or skin type. The great news is that sunscreen can now be found in some cosmetics. This was not the case years ago but because it is more important now to apply sunscreen, certain brands have included sunscreen in their products.

For face: There are now many facial moisturizers that contain sunscreen, and this is adequate for regular daily use if the majority of your day is spent indoors and/or out of direct sunlight.


• Choose a non-comedogenic (non-pore clogging) sunscreen with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide if you have acne-prone skin or if you experience skin irritation with other chemical-containing sunscreens. Consult your doctor if sunscreens cause persistent significant skin irritation, or if you believe that you have a sunscreen allergy.

• There are now several powder-based products containing mineral sunscreens that can be applied over moisturizer or make-up. Tinted (skincolored) products are available.

For lips: lip-balm containing SPF30 is recommended.


For body: UVA/UVB (broad spectrum) coverage greater than SPF50 is recommended

• lotion, cream, gel is recommended over spray

• consider using SPF30-50 UV-blocking articles of clothing as an alternative to sunscreen.



This infographic provides more information on sun protection.

I like to use Ocean Potion which I purchased in TJ Maxx. It has a pleasant smell and is smooth during application. This sunscreen is available in retail stores such as Walmart, Stop n’ Shop & ShopRite or online retailers such as,, &


To read more on sunscreen click here

CF Products Made In China, Are They Tested on Animals?

Many of you probably wonder if cruelty-free products made in China undergo animal testing.

China requires skincare and cosmetic companies to submit to compulsory animal testing in government labs before approving products for sale in the country. These regulations mean either allowing animal testing, or losing access to a market worth $29 billion, according to Euromonitor.

According to Troy Seidle, Director of Research and Toxicology at Humane Society International, China’s Food and Drug Administration requires all imported cosmetics, new cosmetic ingredients, and “special-use” cosmetics such as hair dyes, deodorants and sunscreens, to undergo animal testing before being sold. Companies are required to submit finished product samples to the government for testing in a CFDA-recognized laboratory. Once approved for sale, provincial authorities also conduct post-market inspections of cosmetic products, which can include a further layer of animal testing.

Humane Society International estimates that as many as 500,000 animals are still being used each year around the world in cruel and outdated tests for cosmetic ingredients and products, animals who are then killed after a test.

What types of products require mandatory animal testing?

  • Makeup
  • Perfume
  • Skincare
  • Nail Products
  • Hair Products
  • Hair Dye
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Whitening Products

However, not all Chinese companies agree with such policy. JOMEYO, Diversity & Globalization of E-commerce Enterprise company became a core driving force of China Cross-Border E-commerce Ecosystem to help Brands open China market quickly and enhance brand visibility.

“Animal experiments are cruel, unreliable, and even dangerous “, said Frank Huang, CEO of Jomeyo . “As we know, there are many countries which support against animal testing. Nowadays, Chinese government are trying to implement some policies to replace animal testing. This is a good news for our import companies. As animal testing is like a trade barrier which blocked foreign companies outside China. We firmly support Cruelty free and against the use of animals as research tools”.

PETA has been working with the Chinese government to embrace non-animal cosmetics testing methods. Last year, the Chinese government signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the nonprofit Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Inc. (IIVS)—which helps industry and governments internationally accept innovative non-animal tests—to continue and expand this work in China.

Based on undercover investigation, cosmetics testing in China involves horrors like the archaic and painful eye irritant test—in which substances are dripped into rabbits’ eyes, causing redness, swelling, discharge, ulceration, hemorrhaging, cloudiness, and even blindness.


Does this mean that Cruelty Free products sold in China have to meet the same requirements?

Absolutely not! Many well-known brands found almost anywhere such as Wet N Wild are made in China but are not tested on animals. Only products being imported to the country require animal testing.

A way to identify whether a product is actually cruelty free is by looking for a Leaping Bunny logo. Also, certain animal groups have begun to provide “cruelty-free” endorsements for Chinese companies.

Major foreign brands like L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, and Proctor & Gamble undergo animal testing for their products to be sold in China.

In recent years some companies with long histories of not testing on animals have agreed to have their products tested on animals in order to sell them in China. Such companies include Estee Lauder, Avon, Mary Kay, and L’Occitane. In 2012 Urban Decay, known for its motto “We don’t do animal testing. How could anyone?” made a decision to begin selling its products in China. However, they later reversed the decision after controversy from existing customers.

Two Faced sold the company to Estee Lauder who continue to sell their products in China. According to PETA:

Too Faced remains committed to its cruelty-free founding principles under Estée Lauder’s ownership. Additionally, the company has pledged not to enter any market, such as China, where animal testing is required for cosmetics.

When parent companies see that more cruelty free cosmetics are popular, it may lead to a decision to reject animal testing permanently.

Companies, like LUSH have refused to sell their products in China because of the law that China requires to have their products be tested on animals. LUSH only tests on human volunteers when developing a new product.

At Lush, cruelty-free means only using vegetarian ingredients and adhering to a strict anti-animal testing policy. We never test our finished products on animals and won’t buy ingredients from suppliers who conduct or commission animal tests either. In this way, we’re using our buying power to support like-minded suppliers which results in fabulous cruelty-free cosmetics.

The European Union began banning the testing of cosmetic products on animals in 2003.

The Cosmetics Directive provides the regulatory framework for the phasing out of animal testing for cosmetics purposes.


Specifically, it establishes:

  • Testing ban – prohibition to test finished cosmetic products and cosmetic ingredients on animals;
  • Marketing ban – prohibition to market finished cosmetic products and ingredients in the EU which were tested on animals.

The same provisions are contained in the Cosmetics Regulation, which replaced the Cosmetics Directive as of 11 July 2013.


Let’s only hope China will decide to join in permanently making the right decision to end animal testing for good.

Stila Sale

This amazing sale ends on 12/3, all sales are final. Lots of great deals on

Great deals you cannot miss.



Plus, you get a FREE Stay All Day Liquid liner, #1 selling waterproof liquid liner ($22 value) with a purchase of $30+17H_09.18-SAD-EL_1920x300


Here is a product I look forward to purchasing:

Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette – Mindsb00030110-eatw-mind.jpg

$25.00  $49.00

Eyes are the window to the body, mind, spirit and soul.
This year, Stila celebrates 20 years of infinite style. Create endless looks with our new Eyes Are The Window™ shadow palettes. Inspired by the spiritual notion that true beauty is revealed from within, each palette is curated with 12 luxurious eye shadows to illuminate your inner beauty. Encased in exquisite, jewelry-inspired compacts-a precious mix of rose, yellow and white golds-the shadows will inspire intrigue and delight.

Each palette comes with a look book curated by Sarah Lucero, Stila’s Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry.

Mind: A well-edited assortment of 12 matte eye shadows

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
-Albert Einstein


*Please note all sales of this item are final.






Companies who support animal testing

I was a fan of Avon because they didn’t test on animals until I found out they continue to pay for cruel animal testing in order to sell in China. China is known for the cruel and cheap methods they use on animals whether if it’s for cosmetics, meat or “clothing”. By continuing to purchase from the companies listed below, you’re supporting cruel animal testing.

Make the right choice today and ban these cosmetics from your beauty drawer.

Little Red Devil

Red lipstick always fascinated me not only because Morticia Adams knew how to rock it but because it looks bad a**. Not to mention, my all time favorite, Bettie Page. She knew how to wear it with her black hair and bangs.


Red lipstick enhances my olive skin complexion in a unique way. Not only is it classy but very feminine which is another reason why I love it.

I’m the type of person that likes to leave my lipstick stain on a glass especially when drinking a martini.

I love love Kat Von D underage red studded lipstick which I combine with Sephora rogue lip liner….it helps make my lips look fuller.

The beauty about red lipstick is that it is scientifically proven that it helps boost confidence and attract men.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick $21.00

ITEM 1621853 SIZE 0.10 oz/ 3 g

Underage Red matte fire engine red (cult favorite)



SEPHORA COLLECTION Rouge Gel Lip Liner $12.00

ITEM 1691278 SIZE 0.0176 oz/ 0.5 g

COLOR 11 it’s cherry matte true blue red

Korean face wash 

Using this face wash does not help my skin, but it helps clean my brushes leaving a great scent behind.

Just add a quarter size amount on a brush cleaner and it works wonders. A foaming wash that helps remove the makeup in your brushes leaving them like new.