Monday, April 29, 2013


Why miss any of my randomness? I am so HILARIOUS!!! Follow me on KEEK lovebugs @ beauty_for_ashes! I MISS YOU! More to come...

Monday, February 4, 2013


Playing in glitter is so messy, but so much fun! My husband is going to kill me when he sees specks of glitter here and there from the bathroom to the bedroom but oh well...what's a girl to do?

LA Color Palette in Eclipse
MAC Pigment in Rose
NYX Glitter in Apple
Loreal Gel Liner in Blackest Black
MAC Lashes 34
NYX Electric Blue Liner

MAC Studio Tech NC44
MAC medium deep mineralize
Gingerly Blush

Wet and Wild Lipstick 902C
MAC Sintillation Lip Gloss

Saturday, February 2, 2013

MAC's 217 vs. Coastal Scents 250 Brush

MAC's 217 brush is known for its blending perfection and its flawless finish. This brush fits easily in the crease and does the job over and over again. This brush can be found in brush belts all over the world.

So what can be better than MAC's 217? Coastal Scents 250! It's the exact same brush, but it's much cheaper. MAC's 217 costs 22.50 and Coastal Scents 250 costs 4.95..........WOOOOOOOOOW!

I purchased three of the Coastal Scents 350 brushes and I'm so glad I did.

Uncial next time LOVEBUGS....

Friday, February 1, 2013


Hey LOVEBUGS! Hope that you are bundled up in this cold, wintry mix day, especially if you are in the Washington, DC area. I wanted to use my new pink Wet and Wild lipstick so here is what I paired it with...

Loreal Espresso Gel liner for my brows
MAC NW 35 Concealer
LA Colors Eyeshadow for my crease color
ELF 100 Eyeshadow Palette for crease color
Urban Decay Eyeshadow for my lid color
(Sorry guys about the names...they are palettes)
MAC's Carbon for outer V
Loreal Blackest Black Gel Liner
ELF Natural Lashes

MAC Matchmaster 6.0 Foundation
MAC NW35 Concealer
Ben Nye Banana Powder
MAC Harmony Blush to contour
MAC Melba Blush and Ginger
Victoria Secret Highlight

Wet and Wild Matte Lipstick 901
Clear lipgloss

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wet and Wild

I've always been a fan of Wet and Wild products. I can remember as a teenager going to buy Wet and Wild because it was all I could afford! LOL Say what you want, but my lips...HAVE ALWAYS POPPED!

Now, I've fallen in love with Wet and Wild's Mega Last Lip Color. It is semi matte and the payoff is EXCELLENT! Every time I grace my lips with one of these shades, jaws drop when I tell the ladies that it's Wet and Wild.  I can't stop raving about this product.

If you're like me and worried about this product irritating your lips, DON'T BE! I thought the same and was so WRONG!

Mega Last Lip Color comes on 26 shades and trust me, it doesn't stay on the shelf. I've only been blessed to find 6 shades...and I can't wait to find the rest of them. So far, my favorite shade is 903C, but I can't wait to get my hands on that Pink Suga and Think Pink. This lipstick is great for personal and professional use and at 2.00 a piece, you won't regret it!

Here are swatches of the shades that I have.

Are you ready for Valentine's Day?  SO AM I?  Stay tuned for my Valentine's Day looks!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hobby Lobby Glitters and FOTD

I can't wait to dive into these vibrant, glittery colors. So many makeup artists rave about how effective they are for creating that sparkly eye that I had to see what the rave was about.

I will create a look for these later but here's a picture of today's look!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Eyebrow Tutorial... Quick and Easy!

As if you need another brow tutorial, but here it goes:

The products that I used:
Loreal's liquid gel liner in brown (LOVE THIS)
MAC's Studio Finish Concealer
MAC's 208 Brush
MAC's 212 Flat Liner Brush
Mascara Spoolie

Always begin your brows by brushing with a mascara Spoolie. Make sure that you put a concealer or a eyeshadow primer to the brow area so that your brows won't easily be rubbed off, especially if you shave your brows.

Next, you Want to take your gel liner and line the bottom of your brow following your natural brow line. Once you have completed the bottom, do the top the same way. Please note, that you need minimal product to achieve this. Trust me, a little goes a long way especially I. This situation.

Take the rest of the product on the brush and begin to fill in your brow. Again, there is no need to apply more product.

Once you have filled in your brow, take your mascara Spoolie and begin to brush your brow toward your nose.

Now it's time to clean your brows up! Take some concealer and trace the bottom of your brow along the natural brow line. Do the same for the top! Blend in both the top and the bottom concealer lines and take the rest of the concealer to blend in the beginning of your brows in hopes that they look more natural.

Here are some of my pictures from my quick and easy tutorial! Don't forget to post your quick and easy tutorials!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Look Of The Day

Everyone has been RAVING about Candy Yum Yum and I am definitely one in that number! Everyone knows that pink is one of my favorite colors and I especially love it on my lips! Like so many of my other faves, Candy Yum Yum quickly made it to the top of my list. It's smooth texture illuminates my lips and immediately gives me that beauty, bombshell, sex appeal thing! LOL

Here is my Candy Yum Yum look:
MAC's Full Coverage Foundation in NC45
MAC's Studio Finish Concealer in NW34
Ginger Blush
Milani's Baked Bronzer in Soliel for highlight
NYX Bronzer for contour

MAC's Dimension Mascara
Feline Eyeliner

Candy Yum Yum

So...what are you wearing today? Let me see!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013...A New Year...A New You!

Have all of your resolutions been written and your vision boards been designed? Well, now it is time to put some action behind all of our dreams and goals. This year, I plan to take things one day at a time. Sometimes we can see that thing that we want so bad and when we see it, we are looking at it in its finished state, but how did it get finished? What are the steps that we will need to finish that dream or goal? Lets take it one day at a time people to PERFECT the gift that God has given us! It will come to pass! Anything worth having is worth fighting for and working hard for!

Make it a GREAT day LOVEBUGS! We are one step closer to our dreams!