Crystal Inspiration 

Crystal Inspiration 

I collect a number of random odd objects including crystals and stones. I won’t go into detail but I have a large Cole,Clinton of minerals, crystals and books on them as well as jewelry which are made of crystals and … Continue reading

How to Apply Makeup With Q-Tips

Here are a few things you can do to rescue your makeup game with q-tips when you don’t have makeup brushes. Your makeup won’t be perfect and you are limited by this technique but it works for simple looks.

There are four types of q-tips/cotton swabs. There are the classic q-tips with rounded ends, precision q-tips with pointed ends, flat ended ones that look like paddles and the type with the precision end on one side and the flat paddle on the other. I know the Q-tips brand carries the classic and the precision styles. Other brands sell the other styles.

Flat paddle-large areas on the lid, crease color,


Swipe the flat side in a powder, gel, creme or pigment eyeshadow. Then apply the shadow to your eye.

Use the flat side to rub and blend the shadow in a swiping and circular motion. The color payoff may vary according to the product and a lot of powders will attach to the cotton. I used Kat Von D eyeshadow which is very pigmented, so I still got a good color payoff.

Classic- lash line, soft cut crease, inner corner highlight


For a soft cut crease, repeat but apply to the crease and smudge it out with the classic or paddle.


Dip the end in a shadow and smudge and with small, short strokes on lash line to build up intensity or swipe in a single stroke for a diffuse line.



The inner corner is simple, dip your tip into a highlighting creme, shadow or liquid and apply to inner corner and blend.

Precision- eyeliner, cut crease, lash line


For both the cut crease and eyeliner, use the tip to create a line. You won’t be able to get a super thin cutting edge line but if you are resorting to q-tips for your makeup it will probably work.


Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigments Review

This last month of February I entered multiple February giveaways and was utterly surprised when I found out I had won!…….I had won a huge set of the Naked Cosmetics loose Mica pigments. I swatched and reviewed the pigments. “The color payoff is great and they are very blendable. I don’t know if I would use the word creamy initially to describe them, but they are intense and easy to diffuse to your liking.” Continue reading

Chinese New Year Nail Art Tutorial

Cherry Blossom Nail Art Manicure   This year I decided to try doing a nail art design for Chinese New Year rather than Valentine’s Day, that would still look good with Valentine’s Day colors and themes. I came up with … Continue reading

Overnight Curls and Makeup

This look focuses on the hair and makeup. I will add what clothes I am wearing that are visible in the second photo. I am wearing a brown Antelope leather jacket over a blue and red plaid flannel, then under … Continue reading