Move Over


I’m still tweaking it, but I finally got the dot-com operational.


Long time, huh? I’ve been trying to focus on my new passion which is makeup artistry. So I created a new blog specifically for all things beauty. Once I figure out how to migrate my content, I’ll have my own site. Until then, please follow me at QuietStormBeauty.



Does anyone know how to fix the flash so that it’s not so bright? It’s washing out all my makeup pictures.


I dove right in to my secret santa present.

I used a dark grey on the lid and a bluish-silver in the inner corner.

Next year is my 20th (!!!) high school reunion so there was a holiday party/reunion update last night.  It’s so interesting to see people you haven’t been in touch with for years. Some looked exactly the same and a few looked almost unrecognizable. I think I’m somewhere in between.

Sally Jesse anyone?

It’s even more interesting (and a little disturbing) to see that some still have the same grudges and attitudes from high school. Hello? It’s twenty years later! Woosah and let it go already.

Lastly, now that I can fit hats (lol) I can see me quickly becoming a hat person. My newest acquisition:

I'm feelin' it, I'm feelin' it

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year!


That was my exclamation when I saw what my Secret Santa got me for Christmas! Ahh, makeup. How I adore thee.

Eyeshadow palettes and shadows

I have to admit, I was getting a little nervous cause I knew Pserendipity was revealing the secret today and I hadn’t received my gift. But when I got home, I saw the package from Mrs. Claus and was instantly excited!

Everything all laid out. Nice!

Can you believe it? 24 eyeshadows from Coastal Scents. I can’t wait to play!

This week has been grand so far! First getting chosen as an intern for the fabulous Crystal Wright and now receiving these shadows to help me even further along the path of freelance makeup artistry.

Thanks Therapeutic Musings!!!

Thank You!

I heart Sephora

One of my favorite Saturday activities used to be going to Somerset and wandering around. I had a circuit that I took every.single.time. First store, without fail was Sephora. Starting from the front of the store I’d sniff all the new perfumes. Once I reached the end of the scents, I’d start in with the makeup and work my way back to the front. (I’m starting to realize how anal this all sounds. But eh, that’s how I roll). I absolutely loved playing in everything whether I was purchasing anything or not (and quite often I wouldn’t). I’m saying all this because when gas prices went up, I all but stopped going to Somerset (it’s a good 40 min. from where I live). No more was I getting my makeup and perfume fix. 

So imagine my joy when I found that mini-Sephora’s were opening in JC Penneys! Now I could check out the lastest and greatest just 10 minutes from my home. Well, let me just say that these mini-Sephora’s pale (pale!) in comparison to the original, but, when I need something I can usually find it. One thing they did have? All the new little gift sets the makeup brands are putting out for the holidays. If ever you or a loved one was in need of lip gloss, now is the time to pounce. You have 5+ options and that’s just the brands Sephora carries. What did I get?


LORAC’s Croc Mocktails set. I’ve been kind of obsessed with pink the last few months and this set satisfies my pink craving beautifully. Now these are minis, so don’t expect to actually be able to use that mirror that’s attached to each tube (it’s only about an inch long) but the color payoff is excellent for a gloss. Very pleased was I. If you are not a glitter person, stop now, this is not for you. It’s not an overwhelming amount, but it’s definitely there and more apparent when you try to remove it. I was going to post picks of each shade on my lips, but 1) my lips looked huge and 2) by the time I finished taking pics, I had glitter all over my face. I tried them on with no liner and was happy, so I imagine with a chestnut, vino or magenta (!) pencil, they’ll be even better. These are perfect for upcoming holiday gatherings or if your like me, any day of the week.


swatches no flash

swatches no flash


swatches with flash

swatches with flash