Smashbox Primer Water Thoughts


I've been using the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water for a little while now and I thought I'd share my thoughts and uses for it. This product is quite interesting because it has no real priming ingredients, but for some odd reason it really works well for me. It's silicone, alcohol & oil free. While I don't feel like it does everything it claims ("hydrate your skin for hours"), I do really like this and here's why: 1. It's lightweight. It's not heavy on my skin at all so I can combine with other primers that may have more of the true … [Read more...]

Dior Summer 2015


Dior finally released their Summer 2014 tie dye collection featuring the tie dye blushes. I say finally because I seriously felt like it was so long since I was looking at the photos on instagram. I found mine at, but now other major retailers have started to follow suit like Nordstrom. I only picked up 2 items from the collection, but I have swatched the entire collection at the counter so I thought I'd start with my summary of that first. Eye Shadow Quads There were 2 released with the collection. The first, Contraste … [Read more...]

Little Barn Apothecary: Top 5


If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug: @technocupcake), than you know I've had a slight obsession with Little Barn Apothecary. And by slight, I mean I've damn well bought the whole store by now. Since I've been gone for awhile (going to breeze over that little factoid...) I thought it'd be good to start of light and breezy with my top 5 products I've been trying out so far. Before we get ahead of ourselves, let me just say why I love this brand as a whole. It's simple, no fuss and perfect for everyone. Prices are reasonable (my … [Read more...]

Eco Diva Haul


So I recently scooted over to Eco Diva Beauty to participate in their 10k followers celebration. I wasn't the 10th, 20th, etc purchase (that would have been free!) but I did get a good gift from Kahina. There was a few things I really wanted and some things I've just had my eye on for the past little bit. In the haul video I do show 2 of the Dior holiday items that I've been loving. Sam did a much better video than me so check it out if you're interested. The heart of the haul was really these Kjaer Weis products. I really, really … [Read more...]

Dior Star Thoughts

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Dior Star foundation did not work for me. There. I said it. Throw stones, whatever. I actually returned it and just snapped this one photo. I wasn't going to talk about it initially, but I think that's what blogs and opinions are for. It isn't all roses out there, folks. Let me be the first to say Dior Star is an absolutely fabulous foundation. If you have normal to slightly dry skin and like something with good coverage, you will likely LOVE this foundation. Like going gaga, kissing the bottle love. However, I have oily (sometimes … [Read more...]

Best Of Becca


I think it's no secret I love me some Becca. There's a few products close to my heart and I get a lot of questions about the brand and what I'd recommend. I've already done some serious swatching on the Becca shimmering skin perfectors liquid, pressed & souffles (all the shades!). I also swatched the blushes here! I thought I'd compile a list of some of my favorite things from the brand. The Shimmering Skin Perfectors liquid are the original Becca "must have" product. I think it was one of the first things that really set the brand a … [Read more...]

The Look: Wedding Inspired


I partnered with a wedding site, Loverly, to gain inspiration for this post. They gave me complete creative freedom and I'm not being compensated.... so what the heck is this post all about?! Loverly contacted me and said they are a site dedicated to real weddings and inspiration from real people. They gave me pictures of 3 dresses and said to create a look inspired by a dress. That's it! I thought it would be fun to do a post related to an inspiration. I also did a Get Ready With Me video (below) showing all the products. The only thing … [Read more...]

New In: Bobbi Brown


I feel so unbelievably behind, I didn't even know where to start! Work had some unexpected & expected changes that caused me to have to finish a few things and spend more time working. Last Friday, I worked until 8:30 at night. I know you're totally jealous. It's exciting times, so it's nothing bad but it put a halt in the amount of time I had to do videos and photos. Also, I went to Chicago and hung out with Danielle! We had so much fun! More beautiful things to come! We are also re-arranging our house and setting up a filming/vanity … [Read more...]

New In: Chanel!


I did some Chanel shopping recently (oopsie!) and they have been releasing a lot of good things! The Chanel Holiday 2014 is absolutely stunning! I also got a new eyeshadow quad that I'm totally obsessed with - you can find it on It's called 232 Tisse Venitien. It's a gorgeous green quad that is in their new formula. Wearing: Eyes: Chanel Tisse Venitien, Chanel Or Blanc (inner rims) & Volume de Chanel. Face: Dior Star foundation, Bobbi Brown brow gel in Blonde, Chanel Caresse blush & Les Beiges in 02 (LE). Lipstick is also … [Read more...]