With all those holiday parties coming up, you MUST throw on some glitter eye makeup, which by the way, is super hot right now. Need a few recs? Below are a few of my favorite glitter shadows that will bling you up in no time!

#1 NYX Glitter Cream Palette ($5.50)
One of my newly must-haves, NYX Glitter Cream Palettes come in 12 gorgeous sets of 5 gel-based glitters that can be used on the eyes, cheeks and lips. Pat them on top of a powder shadow and voila! Super sparkly effect with no mess!

Having one of those lazy days but want a bit of color on the eyes? Neutral eyeshadow is your best bet and below are the top 5 colors I always reach for.

#1 NARS Brousse Duo Eyeshadow ($33)
This soft, shimmery earthy brown from the NARS Holiday 2009 Collection is not only great as a wash on the lid, but can also be used to fill in the eyebrows. Plus the duo comes with an equally gorgeous plum so you can smoke things up in an instant.



While I have been blessed with semi-clear skin (thanks Mom and Dad), wearing makeup on a daily basis has given me quite a few nasty blackheads that I constantly struggle to get rid of. So after watching the Live Chat Q&A with ELLE beauty editor Emily Dougherty, I decided to take her advice and try both chemical and physical exfoliation and I think I finally found my perfect blackhead killer combo!

Since November is National Healthy Skin Month, I want to start a series of skincare posts to promote the importance of being good to your skin.

Now I don’t believe in using a ton of products or spending hundreds to get healthy skin, but I do believe in splurging on the basics when necessary. So below is a humble list of products I have been using to keep my dehydrated combo skin in best condition.