Beauty, makeup, Uncategorized


Kicking off a new blog as I start to explore more about the world of beauty.

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a fan of brands like Urban Decay, MAC, Benefit, Kat Von D Beauty and Bare Minerals. The former goth girl in me immediately adopted Urban Decay back in the 90s when they first came onto the scene, frequently found sporting Roach or Oil Slick. My favorite gloss pot was Carney when it wasn’t a dark red or black. As I matured and found myself moving into corporate America I toned down my looks (which to be fair were never that extreme) and moved towards neutrals, less liquid foundation, lighter lips, more powder bases, a bit more natural. However never gave up on mascara. mascara always.

My interest in makeup never wained, I tend to frequent Sephora just to look around and see what is new.  I also recently discovered a love of Ulta now that one is open within a dangerously close vicinity. However I’ve continued to stay fairly neutral outside my continued love of colorful eye liners from Urban Decay.

As I work my way towards my mid-40s I find myself looking deeper into skincare and wanting to have bit more fun with makeup again. When it comes to skin care I’ve tried Clinique (dries the crap outta my skin), I gave my friends at Rodan + Fields a shot for the past 6 months and never quite found my right regime, and now I am starting to move forward with LimeLight by Alcone. In all transparency, I recently signed up with them after trying their products for 6 weeks as I just fell in love. I am expecting the same quality of their skincare as I found in their make-up. More to come on that soon.

So what are my goals for this site? To share what I know and what I’ve learned over time. Beauty tips, thoughts on make-up I try, share out my interest in Limelight by Alcone. I look forward to interacting as well, learning from the audience, sharing experiences both ways.

I am by no means an expert, I am not a listed esthetician, I am not a professional makeup artist, just a middle age women exploring beauty. I hope you will hang out with me on my journey.



Note that links to LimeLight within this post are for my personal site as an Independent Beauty Guide.