Makeup of the Day


Eyes: MAC eyeshadows in Nylon, Satin Taupe and Ricepaper, Wet n Wild eyeliner pencil in Black, Urban Decay Perversion mascara

Face: Smashbox Photo Finish primer, MAC MatchMaster Foundation 1.0

Lips: Rimmel Provocalips lip paint in Play With Fire

Fragrance: Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs “Red Lantern”

(Bonus: Finally re-purpled my hair – Special Effects “Wildflower”)


Bargain Alert! Costco has Maxis!


Solid black maxi by Design History, Pink & black maxi by Fever Clothing

I went to Costco today and was killing some time, browsing through their clothing section. There on a rack: Rows of really on-trend maxi dresses! Solids, prints, flattering cuts and get this: I’m only 5’1″ and the size S – look, I can see my feet! To be fair, that’s because I have a substantial rack and it helps hold the hem up by a few inches… 

But at $17.50 or so each, these are a steal. Some of the available colors are above but there’s a heavy emphasis on stripes. They are made of soft knit fabric that is just perfect and breezy for summer, but I bet a sweater or hoodie would make them lovely for spring or autumn. 

I’m going back for more! I never miss an opportunity to stock up on stripes – fun, flattering, and a little edgy! Of course the solid black ones are timeless flattering looks too… Look at that awesome braided and gathered neckline!

Being that it’s Costco and their inventory changes, your store may not carry them. And if they do, jump on it! They might be gone next time! 

Makeup of the Day



Eyes: MAC eyeshadows in Nylon and Creme de Violet, Urban Decay eyeshadow in Chopper, Wet n Wild MegaLiner liquid eyeliner in Black, Urban Decay Perversion mascara

Lips: Urban Decay lipliner in Ozone, MAC lipstick in Pink Fusion

Face: MAC MatchMaster Foundation 1.0, NYX HD Finishing Powder, BeneFit Dandelion blush

Fragrance: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab “Nemesis”

I’m wearing my contact lenses today… 

…because I can wear my stylin Marc Jacobs aviators and it’s the perfect weather for rocking some sunglasses! And also…


That way my mom and I match — we own the same sunglasses! I spent the afternoon doing some hometown sightseeing on the Seattle waterfront with my mom, brother, sister in law, niece and nephew.

Makeup of the Day


Eyes: MAC eyeshadows in Aquadisiac and Nylon, BellaPierre gel eyeliner in black, Urban Decay Perversion mascara

Face: MAC MatchMaster 1.0 foundation, NYX HD Finishing Powder, BeneFit LoliTtint cheek stain

Lips: Rimmel Provocalips lip paint in Dare to Pink