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!

Three Giveaways start now!

giveaway

Well, we’re in the middle of the month, and to be honest, I’d like to knock these giveaways out! I’ve got a stash of makeup that I’ll never be able to use, so I’d like to give it away to my awesome readers. You have three chances to win! These giveaways are open to US residents only. Each winner will receive 10 items from my makeup stash. I’ve got a mix of products from L’Oreal, MAC, Fashion Fair, etc.

Blog Entries

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Twitter Entries

1. Must follow Scandalous Beauty on twitter

2. Send out this tweet (using the rafflecopter link above or on your favorite twitter device):

 I want to win 10 makeup items from ! Rules: #ScandalousBeauty  

Youtube Entries

1. View the video here: http://youtu.be/2bNwwxtVHnI

2. Must subscribe to my channel

3. Leave a comment on the video telling me your favorite videos to watch on youtube, or one makeup item that’s on your wish list!

Good luck everyone! The contest ends on July 23rd at 12pm, EST. Contest is open to US residents.