Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Holiday Look: Featuring Em Cosmetics!!

Em Products Featured:
- Life Palette Sparkle & Shine New Years Countdown (Limited Edition)
- Lipstick in Passion Berry
- Volumizing Mascara (Brown)
- Waterliner in Ro's Gold

Other Products Used:
-Revlon Colorstay Foundation
-Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
- Benefit Fake Up Concealer (Light)
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
- NYX Blush *used as a bronzer* (Pecan)
- Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen (Black)
- Starlooks Lip Pencil
- Maybelline Eyebrown Pencil

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! :)
Love, Meg

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Influenster Review: Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation

Influenster sent me a special VoxBox with a sample of the Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation!
Color: Light Porcelain

As you can see, the color is still a little light on me. But I'd say by mid-winter it will be a PERFECT match. 

The color wore well on me and didn't settle into my pores or fine lines. It also didn't oxidize after long wear, which was awesome! 

A little goes a super long way, so if you get this, only use a little bit... maybe a pea-sized amount. 

For more information on Influenster:

Rimmel London: 


Friday, November 8, 2013

Rumors are True: Naked 3 Palette to be Released!!!!

Well ladies (and gents... whatever your pleasure), I am super pleased to confirm that amid rumors, YES the Naked 3 palette is being released by Urban Decay. They confirmed on Twitter recently. :)

I came across some photos of the palette from others in the blogosphere so I will share below:

As you can see, the palette focuses much more on rose-gold, pinks and lighter tones. I'm happy to see a difference in many of the color options. I own both Naked, Naked 2 and Naked Basics (yeah I have a problem) and I must say I'm more excited for this one based off the photos I've seen.


Naked 2

Naked Basics

Sound off. What do you think of the new palette from the photos released? If you are interested you should sign up for updated from Urban Decay:

*Girly squeal*

<3 Meg
~ The Beauty Professor ~

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Product Alert: Maybelline Color Tattoo Gilded in Gold Limited Edition

Alert! ALERT! Word on the street is Maybelline has released their Limited Edition 24hr Color Tattoos for Fall 2013. Many bloggers have mentioned sightings at Bed Bath and Beyond. I got to mine a bit too late. The display was already empty. :( Boooooo! So I am on the hunt for these three colors:
 Nude Pink
Just Beige
Matte Brown

 The photos on here are from other blogger spottings. If you see any in your area, post a comment!!

Love, Meg

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Birchbox Review: October 2013

What I got this Month:
Benefit Fake-up Concealer
Pop Beauty Aqua Laquer Lipgloss (Flowering Fuchsia)
Liz Earle Pure Muslin Cloth/ Hot Cloth Cleanser
Chapstick Hydration Lock 8hr Moisture (Vanilla Cream)

Great box this month! If you're interested in Bircbox you can sign up here: https://www.birchbox.com?raf=ngtjh&utm_campaign=raf&utm_source=birchbox&utm_medium=raf_link

Love you all!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Profs Picks: August 2013 Favorites

Products Listed Below:

- Ting Fizzy Grapefruit Drink! (Giant $1.50)
- Revlon Colorstay Foundation: 200 Nude (CVS $9.00)
- Milani Baked Bronzer: 04 Glow (CVS)
- Physician's Formula Happy Booster Blush: Natural (CVS)
- Elf High Def Under-eye Setting Powder: Sheer (www.eyeslipsface.com $3.00)
- Real Techniques Setting Brush (Ulta)
- Milani Lipliner: 03 Nude (CVS)
- Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Liner: 005 Nude (CVS or Ulta)
- Urban Decay Shadow Box Eyeshadow Palette (Nordstrom Rack $15.00)
- Julep Instant Warming Foot Scrub (www.julep.com)
-  Beauty Protector - Protect and Detangle Leave-in Conditioner (Birchbox)
- OPI Nail Polish: Can't Find my Czech Book (Ulta $9.00)
- China Glaze: Salsa (Ulta or Sally's Beauty Supply)

I hope you enjoyed these! :)

Love you all,

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ipsy Review: July 2013

Hello lovies! As usual, here is my Ipsy review for the month! What an awesome bag! Definitely a fun one for the summer, and just in time for a weekend trip to see my Mom down in Florida on the coast.

Products Included:
- Benefit Benetint
- Pop Beauty Pouty Pop Crayon (Fuchsia Flirt)
- BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Sampler
- Sexy Hair - Soy Renewal Beach Spray
- Coola Mineral Face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tinted Moisturizer
-Super cute pink Ipsy bag

Join me on Ipsy and subscribe to the Glam Bag! You get 4-5 beauty products every month delivered to your door, for just $10. YouTube beauty guru Michelle Phan curates the bags!
 Check it out here: http://www.ipsy.com/?refer=u-h050jkakhe9i1ad1

Love you!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Prof's Picks - June 2013 Beauty Favorites

Products and Where to Buy:
- J.R. Watkins SPF 30 Sun Screen (Cracker Barrel)
- Secret Scent Expressions Passion De Tango Deodorant (CVS)
- Escada Cherry in the Air Perfume (Ulta)
- L'Oreal Ideal Moisture Even Tone Moisturizer (Walmart)
- Zoya Nail Polish - Neely (Ipsy / Zoya.com)
- Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots (Walgreens)
- Boots Botanics Mattifying Toner (Target)
- NYX Blush - Pecan (Ulta / Ipsy)
- Hawaiian Tropic Baby SPF 50 Sunscreen for Face (Virgin Islands lol - Walmart sells it)
- Almay Color + Care Lip Balm- Canteloupe Cream (CVS)
- Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner - Black (CVS)
- Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara - Black (Influenster / Walgreens has it)
- Capri Seaside Citrus Body Spray - (Bath and Body Works)
- In Color Fabuliner Liquid Eyeliner (Walgreens)
- Maybelline Baby Lips Electro - Strike a Rose (Walgreens)
- L'Oreal Pinks Collection Lipstick - I Pink You're Cute (CVS)
- Owl earrings - (Old Navy)

Enjoy! :)


Monday, July 8, 2013

Tutorial: Garden Greens Eye Look

Products Featured:
Face: Foundation- Cover Girl Outlast 832, Cover Girl Pressed Powder Classic Ivory, NYX HD Concealer Fair, Essence Eye Primer (from Ulta)
Eyes: Sephora Eye Palette - $25.00
Brushes: Sedona Lace, Elf, Sigma, Eco Tools
Lips: MAC Lipliner (NYX makes a dupe), Revlon Just Bitten Lip Balm Stain, NYX Butter Gloss (from Ulta)
Cheeks: Blush - Maybelline True Match N2-3, Bronzer - Wet N Wild


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

NEW Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip Balms!

Hello friends! So the roomie was shopping at a local Rite Aid the other day and stumbled upon these Almay Color+Care Liquid Lip Balms! I hadn't even heard that these were coming out quite honestly. 

I used to buy Almay products all the time... actually my go-to foundation used to be by Almay. However, over time they kind of fell off my radar. And really off of everyone's radar it seems. My local drugstores have very small or NO Almay racks! What happened Almay!? :(

That being said, I was excited that she found these balms and really liked them! So I thought I'd try to get them for myself...

They have a nice sweet smell that isn't overwhelming. As far as texture, they are very smooth and buttery and not sticky like a lot of glosses. They leave a light sheen of color. Not ultra pigmented, but a nice toned down color that is complimentary over lip liner/stick or by itself. Kudos to Almay!

And stating the obvious here... I LOVE the packaging. It is simple, sleek, and modern. Not overstated and they didn't waste space on excess packaging, but they still have a good amount in there! (I'm looking at you Maybelline!) which makes for easy transport (I keep a gloss in my pocket so the less bulky the better). 

I ended up picking up four colors today from my local Bed, Bath and Beyond (L to R):
- 200 - Nudetrients
- 700 - Cantaloupe Cream
- 600 - Blooming Balm
- 300 - Apple a Day

And the best part my friends.... 

They are only $4.99 each!!!

So these are not officially released yet (I think the actual launch is mid June), so if you all see them out and about post where you see them! So far we have sightings at:
 Rite Aid and Bed,Bath & Beyond in the northern part of Virginia

Happy Hunting,


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Acne.Org Skin Update (18 Months)

Okay, okay. I know I haven't posted in TWO MONTHS! I'm a bad blogger. :(
However, if you follow this blog and you don't follow my YouTube then you're missing out! I have been posting YT videos each week, so you can always check in there. Being a student and professor has drained my time and energy as of late (not to say I'm unhappy, I'm certainly not). So I've had less time to film and practically no time to blog.

That said, I filmed a skin update now that I'm at the 18 month mark in using Acne.Org products. Here is a review of the products I am currently using:

  • Acne.Org Cleanser
  • Acne.Org Treatment
  • Acne.Org AHA+
  • Acne.Org Moisturizer 
If you are interested in the products you can buy them as a set or separately at http://www.acne.org


Saturday, March 2, 2013

 Under 5 Minute Style!

I've found myself running very late for work on Tuesdays and Thursdays since I have to get up at 6:45am. :( Ugh! But since I'm working all day I still want my hair to look somewhat decent. So here is my 5 minute style for the days I don't have time to look fancy. :)

Products used:

Conair Cushion Hair Brush ($6.00)
Buy It Here!

Conair 1/2" Flatiron ($24.99)

L'Oreal Dual Protect Spray: Conditions and Protects from Heat ($5.49)

Josie Maran Argan Oil ($30.00)
This one is a bit pricey, but you can find great alternatives at Wally World or Target :)

Dove Style + Care Hairspray ($4.89)
Buy it Here! (or at any drugstore)

I basically just spray my hair with heat protectant and brush through. Take about 1" sections of hair and pull the straightener down the hair shaft, curving at the end by flicking my wrist. I like my hair to curl under. I curl my bangs away from my face by straightening with the iron straight up in the air. Finish with argan oil on the ends to prevent splitting and spray with flexible hold hairspray. Then haul ass to work! :)

Love, Meg

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ready in 20!: My Day-to-Day Work Look

- Cover Girl 3-in-1 Stay Fabulous Foundation - Classic Ivory
- Physician's Formula BB Concealer - Light/Med
- Cover Girl Pressed Powder - Ivory
- Bamboo Wear Bronzer
- Wet N Wild Blush - Pearlescent Pink
- Maybelline Eyebrow Liner - Dark Blonde
- Elf Eyelid Primer (http://www.eyeslipsface.com)
- The Balm - Nude Tude Palette
- Physician's Formula Nude Palette
- Revlon Color Stay Eye Pen - Black
- Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner - Zero
- Too Faced Lashgasm Mascara - Black
- NYX Lipliner - Rose
- The Balm Lipstick

- Brush - Conair (from Ulta)
- Flat Iron - Conair
- Dove Hairspray
- Heat Protectant/Leave in Conditioner - Infusium 23

I hope you enjoyed the video! Let me know what you think of these.
A few people asked what my  job is. I'm a college professor in Communication! I like to do full makeup looks for work since I am always standing up in front of a full class each day. :)


Music By:
Taylor Swift "Ours"
Sara Barielles "Uncharted"
Christina Perri "Bang, Bang, Bang"

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Mod Look

The Mod Look

Got a TON of compliments on this look!

Products used:

- Cover Girl Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
- Cover Girl Pressed Powder
- Physician's Formula Super BB Concealer (Light-Med)
- Physician's Formula Bronzer
- Wet N Wild Blush
- Elf Eye Primer
- Wet N Wild Eye Trio
- Too Faced Lash-gasm Mascara
- Maybelline Eyebrow Liner (Dark Blonde)
- Urban Decay Naked Palette (Virgin as highlight)
- Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eyeliner (Onyx)
- Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner (Zero) ... Perversion would work just as well!
- Mac Lipliner *NYX makes a dupe!*
- NYX Lipsmacking Lip Stick (Nearly Nude)
- Lip Butter (Creme Brulee)

Love you all!