Farewell, Scandalous Beauty

I write this post in fear, in excitement, uncertainty and exhilaration. This is the last post that I’ll be writing on my makeup blog, Scandalous Beauty. I started this blog in 2005, as a 20 year old, part time sales girl at my local mall ....more

MAC x Mariah (Holiday 2015)

It’s the holiday collaboration you might have seen coming. I sure didn’t! Quote from M∙A∙C Senior Vice President/Group Creative Director, James Gager: “Mariah is the over the top pop and beauty icon ....more

JinSoon Navy and Gold Nail How-To (Holiday Beauty 2015)

Navy is the new black, I swear it. I absolutely love wearing both navy and gold, and I’ve incorporated it all over my life–wardrobe, around the house, even on my blog. This holiday season, Jin Soon has launched Gilded, a mix of white and gold glitter that can be worn with practically any other nail color ....more

Hello, Skincare: A Few Notables from Sunday Riley, Kate Somerville, Caudalie and more

Last Sunday, I skipped the Emmy’s and hightailed down 495 to my old work stomping ground at Tyson’s Corner. They were hosting their #Skincareselfie event, where beauty bloggers from the DC/MD/VA (DMV) area learned about new products for the season. There was a lovely spread ready for ravishing! ...more

My favorite blush and highlighter brushes

While looking over my collection of brushes, I realized that I’ve got a really small collection of brushes for the cheek area. Nothing wrong with that, since I use these four 95% of the time! MAC 129 Old faithful ....more

Top 5 Must Have Products from Becca Cosmetics (with video tutorials and swatches!)

This post contains affiliate links. Becca’s recent resurgence as a makeup authority definitely warrants an updated must have list! Let’s keep it real, Becca is one of the pricier lines in Sephora (and now it can be found in Ulta, Lord & Taylor and other retailers), with a few products hitting the $40+ mark ....more

20 Must Read Articles About Taking Your Blog to the Next Level

Since many of us out there are players in this blogging game, I thought I’d share some interesting articles about taking your blog to the next level. Here are twenty links on cranking out articles, blog layout must haves, killing it on social media, branding your blog and so, so much more. As always, you can check out my series on being a better blogger here ....more

Why I No Longer Attend Fashion Week

Many years ago, I remember the feeling of getting my first few fashion week invites and backstage access passes. It was a feeling of validation, and pure happiness. I’d finally made it as a blogger (I thought) ....more

Five Maternity Style Tips from Fashion Bloggers

I’ve said it over and over and over again. I’m no fashionista. I commend all women who love fashion and enjoy putting ensembles together ....more

Rocking Two Makeup Looks from Mary Kay®

This is one of the most exciting...more