Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Beauty and Fashion Picks!

Bobbi Brown ‘Extra’ Skincare Set / Smashbox ‘Studio Prep’ Set / Mario Badescu ‘Complexion Perfection’ Kit  / stila lip glaze set  / NARS ‘Schiap’ Lip & Nail Set  / Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Yves Saint Laurent ‘Essential’ Collection / NARS Cheek Palette / M·A·C ‘Look in a Box – All About Beige’ Kit  / Bobbi Brown ‘Nude on Nude’ Color Set 

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is one of those legendary events that people plan for forever. The deals are intense; and you can almost never leave with only one thing! I created a Nordies wishlist that would look perfect in my makeup and skincare collection. If you happen to pick any of these up, let me know!!

Since I’m actually trying to revamp my closet (for the 42353th time), here are some items I’d like to wear!

50 MAC Lipstick Swatches from 5 Bloggers

50 MAC Lipstick Swatches

When Melody at Cosmetically Challenged asked if I wanted to collaborate on a new project, I instantly said yes!

I’m modeling 10 lipsticks for you, including five permanents: New York Apple, Jubilee, Honeylove, Diva and Creme De La Femme. The five limited edition shades are Yung Rapunxel, Phosporescent, Style Curve, Kango-Rouge and Venemous Violet.

MAC Lipsticks

Ready to see the other 40 shades? Click on the ladies below for more!

50 Shades of MAC Directory

Burnout: My Current State of Blogging Affairs

Blogging burnout Erin Baynham

Over the past two weeks, I’m having an issue that I’ve never really felt before. I’m overwhelmed and burning out at a rapid rate. Stay with me.

I work as a web content creator at my day job. I update the site all day, make changes, upload files, re-design pages, etc. I have this job to pay the bills, to look good on my resume, and to keep me constantly learning. While I’m there, Scandalous Beauty is always in the back of my mind. Always. Always. Should I do a roundup or review items individually? Maybe I should re-start my podcast. I know some amazing people who would be perfect to feature. I have to write that brand and let them know how amazing they are. I need a new email campaign.How do I get an opportunity to do what that blogger is doing? I need to tweak my layout for the 432nd time. Maybe I can post on Youtube every week. How do I get more comments? Why am I not doing more makeup on myself? Does anyone actually read my blog? 

The list goes on and on and on.

To make matters worse (or better, depending how you look at it), I’ve gotten serious about a new venture I’m starting. I finally let my guard down, built my confidence up, and started to power through the fear that has been holding me back for years. I’m not the type to talk and talk about something before it happens, so I’ll just say it’s insanely time consuming. Setting up, researching, creating marketing plans, learning, and being freaking terrified is a lot to deal with.

After nine years of blogging, I am sick of being mediocre. I want to do more. I want to be stellar.  [Read more...]

Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel is a Skin Care Must Have [Demo]

Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel

When I was approached to be their fan of the week this week, I almost jumped out of my seat. I mean seriously.

When I stan for a product, I rep for it hard. When I discovered Amore Pacific’s peel, I basically bowed down to it. I realized I’ve mentioned it in videos, but never here on the blog! What was I thinking?! The Treatment Enzyme Peel is a bit of a splurge ($60), but it was a splurge that I really didn’t have to think hard about.

I found this little gem about a year ago. I purchased the Moisture Bound Oil Free Essentials set ($50) from Sephora.   I’ve never, ever loved every product in a sample set–until now. I used the entire moisturizer, toner and cleanser that came in the set. But the product that won me over was the peel.

Amore Pacific Treatment Enzyme Peel

As you see in the gif above, the peel starts out as a powder! Take a bit of the powder and add a bit of water. Rub your hands together and viola! Done! Leave it on your face for about a minute and let it do it’s work. It’s like those tiny bubbles buff and scrape the crap off your face, but in the most gentle and luxurious way.

Do you have any favorite products from Amore Pacific? Do tell!