Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall 2014 Makeup Trend - Natural Look with See-Through Skin


One of the trends for the Fall 2014 season is clean makeup looks with see-through skin along with using blush and highlighters to brighten the skin. A few weeks ago, I decided to do a makeup look featuring this trend. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall 2014 Lip Series - Deep Plum Lips


Fall is one of my favorite seasons. This time of year makes me excited because it symbolizes a renewal in our daily lives. Fall is that time of year where you can incorporate the vibrant colors of nature (the reds, oranges, golds, brown, and plums) in to your daily beauty routine. As my homage to Fall, I am going to feature some of my favorite lipstick and lip gloss looks during the month of September.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Back on the Scene: Gloss and Sticks Beauty



Sometimes in life, you get busy and lose sight of things that are important to you. Truthfully speaking, I am disappointed with myself for not updating Gloss and Sticks on a regular basis. In 2010, I started Gloss and Sticks as an extension of my love for lipsticks and lip gloss. However, it grew to become more about my enthusiasm for all things beauty. Gloss and Sticks was my little spot on the web that I could share and exchange information with other like minded individuals.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hot Weather Blues - Warm Weather Make-up Tips

I thought I was ready for the summer. However, the high temperatures in Northeastern North Carolina have me missing the cool, early spring temperatures. Like most of my beauty junkies, we are trying to figure out how to maintain our fierce make-up looks while trying to stay cool. I wish my only advice to my hot weather beauties was to stay inside where the AC is constantly running on 68 - 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In reality, our lives are much more complicated than being able to stay at home. The following are some of my tips for the hot weather blues, while trying to maintain a fierce face.

Nail Files - Essie Coat Azure


Essie released A French Affair Collection for Spring, 2011. I purchased this from CVS during the 50% off sale. I also picked up Sand Tropez and French Affair.