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Rosette Updo | Alternative to Victory Rolls Hair Tutorial

Hey Guys & Dolls! Let’s get real: I suck at doing updos. True story bro. After having shorter hair most of my life it’s just not a skill I’ve acquired. Oh I can rock a blow out. I’m a velcro roller queen, I’m a fan of the super messy topknot. But as for updos? Suck […]


Midnight Sapphire Makeup Tutorial

Hi Guys & Dolls! So, Blue eyeshadow. Am I the only one who feels like blue eyeshadows is both the best and the worst? Done properly it’s elegant, sexy, bright, playful or poppy, but done wrong it can look garish, overdone, vulgar, tiresome or clownish. One tip to prevent a sexy smoky blue from going south […]

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Acid & Oxblood- Makeup Tutorial

Hello Guys and Dolls! Today’s makeup tutorial is a killer look that’s perfect for anytime you want to kick it up a notch from your everyday neutrals. The combination of bright olive green, burgundy and deep teal is bold and fun but visually appealing. The shape I create and the mix of textures transform hooded […]

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GRWM: The Night We Saw The Nutcracker!

Hello Guys & Dolls! Earlier this month Mikey and I celebrated our 12 year dating anniversary! Unfortunately we both had to work so we decided to postpone our celebration until later this month. Michael got us tickets to the Oakland ballet’s performance of the Nutcracker. I knew the night was going to be special so I wanted to film a […]


Monochrome Makeup: Marsala Makeup Tutroial

          Hey Guys & Dolls! I’m slightly obsessed with the Pantone color of the year- I think it gives us so many options to play around with! For my first “Marsala” themed tutorial, I wanted to recreate the look that Sephora created to announce their Sephora X Pantone collection (coming out […]


{Cora’s Curvy Style} Comfort and Joy with Taupe and Marsala

      Sweater, Blouse, Belt, Leggings, Boots, Bag Hi Guys & Dolls! A few days ago, While doing a little shopping in the Montclair neighborhood in Oakland I asked Mikey to whip out the iphone and snap a few shots of my outfit.  Considering these are cellphone pics I’m impressed with how good they […]

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WANYE GOSS Holiday Brush Returns!

Hey Guys & Dolls! So by now you know that I love the Wayne Goss brush line. LOVE! But there’s one brush I haven’t gushed too much about, because it wasn’t available so I didn’t want to be a tease, and that’s the holiday brush. Happily, it’s just relaunched at beautylish with free shipping worldwide! The Holiday Brush […]

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Holiday Ménage à trois: Makeup Tutorial and Lipstick 3-Way!

Hi Guys & Dolls! Today I’m sharing with you an awesomely classic makeup look that is sure to look great on anyone- with any lippie! Today I’ve paired this silvery taupe eye with my go-to lashes Ardell Demi Wispies and three lip options! Can you dig it? When you’re done here check out my review […]