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Hey everyone! Long time no see, I know, but I’ve been super busy with work, as in glamming people up!

Yesterday I just wrapped on a couple of shoots for a calendar that’s for a local charity, which I will share on here as soon as I get approved images from the photographer. I’m super excited about it because I got to do some really creative makeups as well as some classic looks and they all turned out SO well!

I’ve been trying to come up with a better layout/outline for reviews to make it easier to read when you’re in a hurry, but I still want to cover all the important parts, as always. I think I may split posts between a brief rundown and a more in-depth/how-to, or put the more extensive part below the summary… What are your thoughts on this? I’d love for some input!

Some additional ideas for regularly featured posts are monthly favorites, what’s trending in the makeup world, and adding a skincare feature each week for “Skincare Sunday” of something new or something that’s a must have product for me. I’m working on the whole YouTube thing but I’m still getting the hang of it and learning to edit, as well as overcoming my anxiety with filming (yep, I have anxiety disorder and it flares up PRETTY bad over some things)… Making videos is NOT as easy as it looks, but I’m getting there! I feel like I don’t want to half-ass my videos and disappoint anyone, ya know?

I’ve picked up a TON of new products over the past couple of months, which I’m currently photographing and rephotographing with my new lighting setup… I mean I’m working on it at this moment! So here are some of the posts that will be coming up in the near future:

  • Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
  • Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
  • Sunday Riley UFO Clarifying Face Oil
  • Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
  • Melt Cosmetics Hot Box Collection Haze Eye Shadow Stack
  • Melt Cosmetics Hot Box Collection Lipstick in Cherried
  • Melt Cosmetics Hot Box Collection AllDay/Everyday Lip Liners in Kink and Edible
  • Melt Cosmetics Hot Box Collection AllDay/Everyday Eye Liners in Baked and Bloodshot
  • Jeffree Star Summer Chrome Collection Lip Vault (all 8 Velour Liquid Lipsticks and all 5 Lip Ammunition Lipsticks
  • Jeffree Star Summer Chrome Collection Watermelon Gum Lip Scrub
  • Jeffree Star Summer Chrome Collection Skin Frosts in Summer Snowcone and Crystal Ball
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks (several permanent colors)
  • Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Eye Shadow Palette
  • Jeffree Star Princess Cut Skin Frost
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (not sure why I never posted it before?)
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow in Perla, Bronzed, and Peach Fizz
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills new Matte Lipsticks – All 30 of them, but in singles or groups for posts… That would be too overwhelming as one review!
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills most recent single eye shadows from Summer 2017
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipglosses from Summer 2017 (only a few colors)
  • Kylie Cosmetics In Love with the Koko Collection Matte Liquid Lipsticks & Gloss
  • Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Matte Liquid Lipstick set
  • Kylie Cosmetics Send Me More Nudes Velvet Liquid Lipstick set
  • Kylie Cosmetics Koko Collection Matte Liquid Lipsticks (excluding Gorg) & Gloss
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel SuperCharged Oil Free Foundation
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer in the color Tantric
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo Blushes
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara (waterproof and regular formulas)

There are a lot more products too, but that’s just some examples of what I’ve been photographing and testing recently. I plan on slowly posting EVERY Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Eye Shadow, Liquid Lipstick, and Lip Gloss too, as well as a lot of permanent products from MAC and other brands that have been my go-to’s for a long time!

Sometimes it may take me a while to get reviews up after a product launches because I do purchase everything myself, so I have to order it, receive it in the mail, THEN thoroughly test it out before I give you all my honest opinion. It’s also just dependent only work schedule at times, but I’m going to start pre-writing reviews so I can post them even when I’m swamped with other things and don’t have time to write!

I’ve been posting peeks at products on my TwitterInstagram and Snapchat more often and consistently, so be sure to go follow me on those platforms… All are under the name lesley_makeup.

Well, now you all know what’s been going on and what’s to come! If you have ANY suggestions for posts or products you’d like to see, please leave me a comment! I do this because of YOU, so your input is always appreciated!

Thanks for reading!

XO, Lesley

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I’m sure you all are like “Where did Lesley go this time?”, and yes, I’ve been MIA, but it’s because I started working for MAC again recently so my schedule has been hectic!

I’m really, really excited to be doing makeup again and getting to play with all of MAC’s new, awesome products! Obviously makeup is a passion of mine, so I’m happy to be part of MAC’s family after relocating back to Oklahoma and having to leave my job with them when I had to move. I honestly love this job SO much, and it’s even better that I’m now working at the counter where I fell in love with MAC and makeup in general. I learned so much at this counter and now I get to pass on that knowledge to the next generation of our customers!

That said, I’ll be preparing posts on my days off that will post once or twice a week, one on Sundays and likely one on Wednesdays. My apologies for having a serious lack of posts lately but taking this job was an opportunity that came up suddenly and I’ve been fully dedicating myself to my work!

A few new products I’ve picked up lately are the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks, LORAC’s Unzipped and Unzipped Gold eye shadow palettes, as well as a few Becca and The Balm Highlighters, and of course new MAC products!! There’s lots of fun stuff to look forward to, I promise it will be worth the wait!

Thanks again for reading and for your patience ❤

XO,

Lesley

Hey everyone! I just wanted to make a quick post and say thank you to all the new people following my blog, and to all of my old followers who I see liking my recent posts, despite the fact that I disappeared for a while! I noticed that my blog has been getting a LOT more reads lately and I appreciate that SO very much! Nothing makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside quite like waking up to see that I already have like a bazillion views on a new post that I made the night before 🙂

I am afraid that you will be stuck with me from here on out, so I hope that’s alright! Unless I go on some crazy vacation sometime (which will pretty much never happen), I’m back to stay now that I’m all nice and settled in back in Oklahoma! My puppy is growing up enough that I actually have time to sit down in front of a computer more often now too, so that’s making my life as a makeup blogger much easier!

I’m not really sticking with a set day of the week for posts, but I’ll be making them every other day to twice a week… It just depends on my schedule. I’ve discovered how much more fun it is to do this blog now that I’m not pressuring myself so much to get a certain thing done on a certain day! It seems like every time I make a schedule to post something specific, some real life emergency comes up and I end up feeling SO bad that I didn’t post something when I said I would (thanks, OCD). I’m thinking that on the weekends, I’ll be doing a post or two for products that are new or really popular at the moment, or a grouped product post (like several lipsticks at once from the same collection)… Other than that, posts will mostly be broken down to ONE color of ONE product at a time. That way, it’s not as time consuming for me overall, but I’ll also be able to go more in depth with that review and not feel the need to rush through it to make some GIANT post in one afternoon! I feel like that will work out for the best, and will also give you all more posts to read more often!

I will definitely try to keep up with new products and launches, but I don’t have the funds for EVERY single item from a MAC collection and things like that any longer, since I do pay for everything on this blog out of pocket. You’ll also be seeing more drug store brands like Milani, NYX, and Revlon, because I understand that not everyone has the spare money to go out and buy a $30 blush or $50 foundation and I don’t want to be one of those bloggers who seems like an elitist makeup snob, because I’m not! Makeup is makeup and if it’s great stuff, I want to share that with all of you, regardless of the label or price tag!

In other news, I recently got a camera suitable for vlogging as well as a ring light, so you’ll get to see my face and hear me rambling about product reviews and tutorials on YouTube soon! Now that I’ll have an awesome lighting setup, I’ll also be posting pictures of my own makeup looks on here more often, like a MOTD/FOTD/whatever you want to call it.

I hope all of that’s cool with you guys! If there’s any questions, suggestions, or things you’d like to see more of on here PLEASE tell me in the comments! I created this blog to share my love of makeup with the world, so what you all think means a lot to me!

XOXO,

Lesley

Moody Blooms is a beautiful new collection from MAC that just came out yesterday, June 26th… It’s full of bright, rich colors in shades that remind me of exotic plants and flowers. There’s a wide array of products in this collection for the eyes, lips, and cheeks so you’re sure to find something you like!

It’s near impossible for me to get posts up the day of a collection release because I work for MAC and that’s the time I’m busiest… On the plus side, it gives me some extra time to try all of the products myself, use them on my customers, and get opinions from coworkers!  Over the next few days I’ll be posting reviews, photos, and swatches for the Sheen Supreme Lipsticks, Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tints, Eye Shadows, Beauty Powder Blushes, and Fluidlines… Until then, here’s a peek at everything!

 

Not shown but will be included in reviews: Worldly Wealth Beauty Powder Blush

Not shown but will be included in reviews: Worldly Wealth Beauty Powder Blush

Since real life and work has gotten in the way of my free time to blog, I’m going to be doing a new type of post called Collection Catch Up.

These are going to be recent, but not necessarily the most current MAC collections. Since limited edition collections tend to sell out incredibly quickly, I’m doing this so everyone can at least take a peek at the products. I’m also hoping to be able to do my homework and find the perfect dupes for everything!

I haven’t been getting every single thing from every collection lately since financially, that’s completely unrealistic to do any more. BUT I’ve been trying to get the products that I know will be most popular so I can review them, swatch them and try to find dupes.

I realize how ridiculous it can be trying to get your hands on these limited products… Working for MAC, I see the lines full of people who are so excited about the new collections, which is awesome, but I know that’s something that breaks the heart of people who have their mind set on one or two really special things from those collections. I totally get it too! It’s hard to get in line bright and early on the day of release because a lot of people have to work or take their kids to school or something like that… I actually experienced this myself the other day when the MAC Osbourne collection was released in store and at counter. I was off that day and out running errands anyway, so I went by the store at 10, when they opened, and they were sold out of the lipsticks and blushes pretty much immediately! I was bummed! I’m not one to go crazy over limited products or packaging, but there was one lipstick I was totally in love with.

So yeah, basically, I will try my best to post current collections the day of release if I’m off work, or within a few days. If I can’t do that, I’ll be adding them to my Collection Catch Up list and will be reviewing them as soon as I can 🙂

Thank you all for your patience… Be sure to check back soon (hopefully this week) for posts on MAC Maleficent, Alluring Aquatic, and Sharon & Kelly Osbourne!

XO,

Lesley

I have some new MAC products that I’ll be posting reviews for over the next week or so, as well as Deborah Lippmann’s new Summer nail polish collection, Anastasia’s Brow Palette, and a few other things!

I know the blog has been dead for a while… I haven’t had the time or money to invest in it (I typically buy all of the products myself). And well, real life has been getting in the way. On the plus side, I will have a lot more free time coming up, so you can count on much more consistent posts!!

 

Thanks for reading!

XO,

Lesley

Okay so I haven’t had a chance to do this just yet, but I still have some time off so over this week and next week, I’ll be playing catch-up on some recent MAC collections. Although some may not still be available, I know some people want to see them and I’ll try my best to recommend dupes for everything!

Also, even though MAC’s Indulge collection will be released this Thursday, I unfortunately won’t be reviewing that one… Unless someone wants to buy it for me! My apologies, but money is a little tight lately and well, bills come first. Indulge is a really beautiful collection, so do try to check it out if you can! Some of the new eye shadows are especially nice.

Anyway, these will be the collection reviews going up:

– All About Orange

– Temperature Rising

– Rihanna Lipsticks

– Tropical Taboo

– Marilyn Monroe

 

Like I said, I know some are a bit outdated now but I have the photos and would like to help you find dupes for them if I can, so I hope you enjoy the posts anyway! Thanks for reading!

 

XO, Lesley