5 Minute Makeup

Confession: Until I was in college, I never wore makeup.  I know.  How I ever survived those adolescent years with nothing more than some drugstore cover-up is beyond me.  I suppose I was lucky that I did not need eyeshadow and all that jazz.  Certainly now as I'm nearing 30 (gulp) I have to apply … [Read more...]

Summer Beauty Hacks for the Busy Mama

Have you ever found yourself relaxing at the beach with the family, decided to trek up to the bathroom, and been instantly horrified by the reflection you see in the mirror? Hair in a mess, skin blotchy, minimal makeup that looked so cute at home, now sweat-streaked and spidery? We've all been … [Read more...]

I Love Candy

A few weeks ago, I sent out a plea on Twitter for favorite brands of everyday eyeshadow. The votes were clear: once you go MAC, you never go back. So I hightailed myself to Nordstrom and got my first MAC eyeshadows - All That Glitters and Trax. Around the same time, I got a flyer in the … [Read more...]

Quick Eyes

Hello everyone! I'm Kristin, and I am so excited to be joining all of the fabulous ladies here at Chic Critique! I'll be posting here every other Thursday. The rest of the time, you'll find me at Fill My Cup. I love fashion and beauty products, and I can't wait to share my favorites with … [Read more...]

Ohh, the Possibilities

A month or two ago, I was doing a litte shopping with three of my best girlfriends. We, of course, happened upon Sepohra and thought that we could all use a few necessities, so we went inside. First, we went in all different directions and sampled about 452 products. After a while, one of the … [Read more...]

Make your own mineral eye shadow – Giveaway!!

This giveaway is over. Congratulations to Bianca who will be receiving the Mineral Makeup Eye Shadow Kit from Bramble Berry! I love mineral eye shadow. In my experience the colors tend to be a bit richer than regular shadow and it never irritates my contact lens wearing peepers. About a … [Read more...]