I'm Michelle. As a long time lover of the beauty world I have decided to create this blog to share swatches, compare products, and write reviews to help anyone out in their quest for new beauty items. I'm into high end makeup, hair care, skin care & niche fragrances.

I was born and raised in Denver, CO. I then spent some time in Montana and recently moved to Texas. My skincare will be based on this climate-humid and hot. I have combination to normal skin in the summer and normal to sometimes dry in the winter. I always have dry cheeks.

I am a MAC NC 25-27 and have a warm light medium to medium skin tone. I'm not usually a straight NC 25 it's too yellow and pale, I need depth. I have a bit of olive to my skin tone. Which means I'm usually able to get away with a more neutral beige or slightly olive based foundation.

I'm 38, so I have all the struggles of aging and past sun damage from not wearing sunscreen or washing my face well, for years. So I have dark circles, fine eye lines, and emerging forehead wrinkles. I also have very mild rosacea in my cheeks. My skincare quests are to find well formulated anti-aging products that actually work. I have also already gone through hormonal acne and finally got rid of it.

I write things from the point of view of a person who wants easy, well formulated products. I have no time for a very long makeup routine. I have a toddler and full time job. I'm lucky if I can get my face washed on some days. I don't have time for the very precise Instagram worthy long makeup routines, though artistically fabulous and breathtaking.

I do believe a good skincare regimen and daily sunscreen are essential. A clean face at night before bed, no wipes to remove makeup are a must. Good skin is a necessary canvas for good makeup. Skin care should also be tailored for your skin type, climate you live in and what season it is. Taking all three of those things into consideration are very important in deciding on skin care. I've tried so many different products and brands over the years, I'm no longer wooed by hype, except on occasion as I'm human. So expect an honest, analytical view. This blog is for the average person who doesn't want a complex routine or need for every product from a line.

I'm not a professional makeup artist though I'm a former art major with a degree in Illustration. I work as a full time nurse Case Manager, so I have a very analytical and detailed mind. My toddler Ella, cat, two Great Danes & husband, who puts up with my makeup addiction for the most part, all keep me pretty busy. I wouldn't trade it for anything.


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I do not work for any beauty retailer. All items I buy for my own use unless otherwise stated which will be marked PR. All opinions and content are my own. Some links are affiliate links.