A quick look into my blush collection

Blush is my biggest weakness when it comes to makeup purchases, closely followed by eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks.  A little while ago The Beautified Blogger tagged me on Instagram to share my blush collection, and I thought that it was so much fun that I wanted to share it with everyone!  I have a few other blushes that are in combo-palettes, but this is the meat of my blush stash.  Out of all of my blushes, NARS’ Madly is my favorite, by far!  Do you think you can guess a few of the ones I have below?! 

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NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette

NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette ||| Top, L-R: Hungry Heart, Orgasm, Desire ||| Bottom, L-R: Casino, Super Orgasm, Sin

NARS blushes

NARS blushes ||| Top, L-R: Gilda, Deep Throat ||| Bottom, L-R: Taj Mahal, Madly

MAC Blushes

MAC Blushes ||| Top, L-R: Desert Rose, Well Dressed, Fleur Power ||| Bottom, L-R: Breezy, Mocha, Fever

MAC Blushes

MAC Blushes ||| L-R: Dainty (mineralized blush), Pinch ‘o Peach

Milani Blushes

Milani Blushes ||| Dolce Pink, Corallina, Luminoso


Benefit Blushes ||| Top, L-R: Bella Bamba, Coralista ||| Bottom, L-R: Sugarbomb, Thrrrob

Tarte Blushes

Tarte Blushes ||| Clockwise: Exposed (top right), Shimmering Peach, Splendor, Dollface, Blushing Bride (top left)

Miscellaneous blushes

Top, L-R: Stila Peony, theBalm Houndstooth, Stila Poppy ||| Bottom, L-R: Chanel Rose Petale 99, theBalm Cabanna Boy, Burberry Peony

Cream blushes

Tarte Blushing Bride ||| Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blushes in Orchid Hush (top), Pink Frosting (bottom left), and Plum Wine (bottom right)

Do you cheat on your HG products? |What Do You Say? Wednesday (Vol. 4)

Q: Do you cheat on your holy grail products?  Let me know in the comments section below! I’d love to hear from you. :) 

My answer: I’ve definitely done my fair share of straying away from my beloved HG products–especially when it comes to mascara.  I just can’t help myself, especially when there are so many new and exciting things coming out.  Who knows, there could be something out there that is unimaginably better.  I wouldn’t want to deprive myself of that!  ;)  Also, I’m nearing the end of my bottle of Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, which is a definite must-have for me.  I’m having a little internal battle between my initial reaction to rush to Nordstrom and repurchase it, and my new found intrigue of the Dior Star foundation.

The Lustables, Vol. 2



Here are some new products that have made their way onto my wishlist!  I can hear my wallet crying!  What products have you been lusting over?  Share in the comments section below! I’d love to hear from you. :) 

1. 6 Piece Laura Mercier Caviar Stick set– $55 (I think it’s a Nordstrom Exclusive)
Includes shades: Rose Gold, Amethyst, Moonlight, Copper, Khaki, and Cocoa.

2. Gucci Autumn Fire Quad — $65

3. Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 046 Golden Reflections $60

4. Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 756 Golden Shock

Shareable Sunday, Vol 3

Hello, everyone!  I hope you had a great week and weekend.  I had a very emotionally rough past couple of days, so I’m anxious for the upcoming week, but I’m going to face everything head on and hope for the best!

Did you do anything exciting this weekend?  I was going to go to the Sauvie Island corn maze, but it ended up being 82 –EIGHTY-FREAKING-TWO–degrees up here in Oregon over the weekend, so I wasn’t all about that, lol!  Instead, I saw Gone Girl with Mr. T on Saturday, which was an experience.  The movie was good, but it definitely wasn’t relaxing to watch–I left the movie feeling very on edge!  If you have younger teenage kiddos, I’d like to add that the movie firmly earned it’s R rating.

Although my week was less than stellar, here are some posts that brightened up my days!

Where to begin in a sea of MAC eyeshadows (The Conscience Fund)

Working through the stash – Project Make A Dent (Chloe Ash)

A Neat Freak’s take on Chanel’s Vitalumiere Loose Powder foundation (Mostly Sunny Blog)

Bad news for your wallet, Jaa loves the UD Vice 3 and temps you with her photos  (Hello Jaa)

An ode to brown liner–it’s more versatile than you think (The Painted Rogue)

The best eyeliners, chosen by a liner connoisseur  (ItsKrisWorld)

The Liebster Award (and a bit on why I decided to make a blog)

I was tagged by the wonderful Megan of Megan’sBeautyBlog to do the Liebster Award.  For those of you who haven’t heard of it before, it is a fun way to bring attention to smaller bloggers in the beauty community, while also throwing in a bit of fun Q&A at the same time.

Megan’s questions for me to answer:

1. Which celebrities makeup do you admire the most and why?

Jennifer Lowndes (from 90210) is one of my favorite celebrities, for makeup.  She looks so natural and radiant, yet glamorous at the same time!  Her eye makeup is always done to perfection, as well!  I would definitely wear any of the looks that she wears, in a heart beat.


2. What is your favourite makeup product?

Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder, in PF2 — it’s my everyday foundation, and it is a great setting power for liquid foundation when you want a flawless finish.




3. What is your favourite eye makeup look?

This is my go-to eye makeup look: MAC All that Glitters all over the lid, with MAC’s Quarry in the crease.  No eyeliner, just mascara.

4. Which celebrities hair style do you like the most and why?

I think that Leighton Meester’s hair always looks great.  It is so shiny and healthy looking, and I always like the way that she styles it.

5. Which clothing item are you wanting to buy right now and why?

I would love a good leather jacket right now.   It is so simple to add, yet dresses up a plain outfit, and it is perfect for fall!

6. What is your favourite lipstick?

At the moment, I’m loving MAC’s “O”


7. What made you decide to start a blog?

Without writing a novel, I haven’t had a lot of success making friends in the real world (and not for lack of trying), but I found the online beauty blogging community and was really blown away by how welcoming and friendly it was.  I absolutely love makeup and the online bbloging community is a great way for me to share my passion for makeup with other like-minded people.  Also, I love helping people, so if I can give anyone a heads up about a product that they should get/avoid like the plague, then that makes me very happy.

8. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I truly love the community.   Everyone has been SO nice since I started my blog and my YouTube channel, and I love all of the interactions that I get to have on my blog and on others’.

9. If you could holiday anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

I would love to go back to Austria.  The landscape there is beyond amazing, there is delicious food, and there’s lots of pretty architecture (the churches!).  It is also very close to other countries, so it is a good destination for having fun side-trips (Hello, Venice!).

10. Which one do you like better, bronzer or blush?

Well, since my blog is called BlushableMe, it may be no surprise to you that blush is my favorite, by far.  ;)
I really like the Snow White look, so I’m not worried about looking pale, and I just haven’t found a bronzer that I really like on my skin.

My Questions for You:
1. Which country would you like to visit, if you were going there to buy a bunch of new makeup that isn’t currently available to you?
2. What coverage of foundation do you prefer? What product to you use to achieve that coverage?
3. If you could only wear one blush for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
4. What is one of your HG products?
5. What’s a product that you really wanted to work out, but you just couldn’t make it work?
6. Where do you get your inspiration for makeup looks?
7. When it comes to lips, do you prefer products with sheer or opaque pigmentation?
8. How do you like your eyeliner?
9. How many days a week to you actually wear makeup?
10.  What has been your favorite part of blogging, so far?
Bonus: To date, what’s been your favorite post that you’ve made?

I tag:


Through a Gloss, Darkly




The Autumn Tag 2014

Hello, everyone!  I hope that your day is treating you well, wherever you may be.  I was tagged by the lovely Beautified Blogger to do the Autumn Tag 2014, so without further ado, here’s my answers:

1) Ok we’re talking coffee- what’s your favorite seasonal drink from Starbucks or another coffee shop?

I definitely feel like I’m in the minority for this one, but I hate coffee.  I do like to have the occasional tea during the colder months, though.  Earl Grey and English Breakfast Tea are my two favorites.

2) Accessories- What do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?

Boots, all the way!  I basically only own two types of shoes: flip flops and boots.  Once the weather changes for good, I wear boots nearly every  single day.  You seriously can’t go wrong with them, and you’ll be hard pressed to find an everyday outfit that can’t be made better with ‘em.

3) Music – what’s your favorite music to listen to during Autumn?

Mumford and Sons always makes me think of the autumn and winter.  Lately, I’ve been loving the song Budapest by George Ezra.  Besides that, I think Pearl Jam, and Eddie Vedder solo, have some great songs that are perfect to listen to in the autumn.

4) Perfume – what’s your favorite scent for this time of year?

I love Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia perfume, year round.  I recently tried Chanel’s Chance (the yellow one) and that was a surprisingly nice scent for fall–the scent lasted for so long, too!   If I owned it, I’d wear it every day of this season.

5) Candles – what scents will you be burning this season?

I must seem like a weird beauty blogger, but I don’t own any candles!  I know–no coffee and no perfume?!

6) What do you love most about Autumn? 
I love that I get to wear boots again (every single day), I love carving pumpkins and corn mazes, and I love Thanksgiving with my small family.

7) Favorite makeup?
Here’s some of my favorite makeup for fall:

MAC Mocha Blush
NARS Madly Blush
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot
NARS Kuala Lumpur eyeshadow duo
Korres Lip Butters in Rose and in Plum
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush
Maybelline Baby Lips in Grapevine
Lorac Garnet eyeshadow (from the Pro Palette)

8) What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?
I am definitely most looking forward to Thanksgiving.  My family usually goes to the beach together and it’s always something to look forward to.