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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 wanted to quickly apologize for any recent delays in new posts… I’m not going to disappear again, I’ve just had really severe weather in my area almost daily for the past two weeks so I haven’t had internet or power a lot of the time! I actually wrote 5-6 posts that I thought I’d saved as drafts that only needed some tweaking, and when I went to post them last night, it looks like they were lost during one of the power/internet outages since I had forgotten to save them like a total idiot. I’m working on redoing those now, so it may be a day or two, but I’ll have something up soon!

Almost two weeks ago a tornado actually hit my house! It ripped a branch off of my big tree, knocked out power and even carried a trampoline and metal shed and wrapped them around a light pole the street over from me! I’ve lived in Oklahoma almost my entire life, aside from the time I was in LA, so I’m sort of used to this but I’ve never had one actually “hit home”. Every power line, stop sign, and light pole was seriously bent in half… It was insane! Needless to say, I didn’t have power for a while after that.

It was even crazier because a few nights later there was a hailstorm with hailstones the size of softballs! So yeah, that did some damage too. Having storms almost daily means lighting and random power outages so I haven’t even had my computers on for fear of damage to them if lightning blows the power out again. I think I get a break from weather tomorrow at least, so I’ll be hard at work on the blog then!

If the bad weather takes a break this evening, you all will be seeing a Viva Glam Lipglass post 🙂 For now, it’s time to turn off the computer since there’s another tornado warning lol… I think I jinxed myself by sitting down to write this post!
Thanks for reading!

XO,

Lesley

There are a few things that I’ll be putting on the blog soon… I’ve had this planned for a while but no free time to do it since I’ve been working so much!

As far as new collections go, MAC is releasing the In Extra Dimension collection on April 4th online and April 11th at counters and in stores… I will be reviewing all of the eye shadows, blushes, and skinfinishes with that collection!

There is also MAC’s Baking Beauties collection coming out online April 11th and in store and at counter April 18th, but I may not be reviewing every single item from that one, but I’ll try!!

You see, I have an extensive makeup kit and personal collection as it is, especially from purchasing products to build those up with over the past year, so I can’t always justify spending my money on makeup just to put it on the blog when I have bills and rent to pay! Luckily, I have access to every product from these collections, so hopefully I can photograph and swatch everything from both collections and be able to review everything for you before the products are released, or at least get posts up on the day they come out! I promise I will do my best!

In addition to new collection posts, I’ll be periodically adding posts for MAC’s permanent products including blushes, lip and eye products. You can also expect a brand new Foundation roundup coming soon!!

Again, I apologize for the lapse in posts from time to time but my schedule had been pretty busy over the last few months. I should have more free time in the future so hopefully I can keep up with the blog a little more!!

 

Thanks for reading!!

Xo, Lesley

I was away from the blog for a while because I was working so much around the holidays and had barely enough free time to sleep and eat, so my apologies for not keeping up with things over the last few months.

Things have finally slowed down so I’m going to be doing a lot more on here! There won’t be a set schedule, but you can bet I will be reviewing the majority of MAC’s new launches, as usual. I’ll also be making random posts about MAC’s permanent products, as well as some products from other brands.

In addition to makeup posts and face charts, I plan on doing posts for outfit of the day, other cosmetics like nail polish, hair products and skincare, and good buys and finds. I will be doing makeup of the day posts too, so you all can see the makeup I do on myself (eek!). I’m trying to challenge myself and try new things that are outside of my comfort zone, so that should be interesting!

 

Thanks for reading… If you all have any ideas or products/reviews you’d like to see on here, let me know in a comment!

 

XO,

Lesley

Apologies for being MIA for the past month or so… I have been working on some other things with work and in my personal life. Fortunately, I’m feeling more focused than ever now, so it’s time to get this going again!

There is some cool stuff coming up on the blog this week, though! I’ll be reviewing the majority of MAC’s Styleseeker collection, as well as Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash Mascara, and all of the new Cremesheen + Pearl Lipsticks and Lipglasses.

As well as MAC, I have two drugstore cosmetics reviews coming up too! I’ll be reviewing Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Eye Shadows and Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains.

I promise things will be back on track very soon! Thanks for reading!

First off, I want to apologize for being kind of MIA all week.  I’ve been putting a lot of work into building a new portfolio website for myself! Blogging will resume as usual after this weekend 🙂

I recently got two Guerlain foundations… Parure Extreme and Lingerie de Peau. I have wanted these for SO long and I finally got the change to spoil myself a little bit so I gave in and bought them! After I test them for the next week or two, I’ll write some reviews and swatch the shades that I got. I also picked up some Guerlain Meteorites compact powders and a Terracotta bronzer… I’ll swatch and review those as well.

In the next week or so I’m going begin to do some Summer Favorites posts too… Probably divided up by product type. I’ll be posting those throughout the summer!

Speaking of summer… I’ve been using self tanners again and I finally found my favorite self tanning product of all time!! St Tropez bronzing mousse and dark bronzing mousse are amazing! Hopefully I will have those reviews up next week.

I’m also going to change up the way I do some things around here… There will be a single product review, such as one eye shadow, one lipstick, etc, nearly every day! It’s pretty easy to photograph, swatch, and write up a review for one product several times a week, so I really have no excuse not to! I will probably take weekends off, unless there’s a new collection out, but on weekdays you can look forward to lots of new posts!

 

There’s also a chance that the format of this blog will be changing soon… I’m not sure how yet but I’d like to get it cleaned up and divided a little more. Ideally, I want to start a swatch gallery, Tuesday Tip section, and a few other things.

Let me know what you think about these ideas…. Thanks for reading!

Xo,

Lesley