Sponsored Post: Mary Kay

You probably read my first post about Mary Kay’s Hollywood Dreams Makeover contest but if you didn’t, click HERE.  Once I get re-introduced to Mary Kay, I pretty much became hooked…all over again.  The Nourishine plus ™ lip gloss?  Amazing.  I’m literally walking around with the “Rock ‘n Red” shade in my purse and I love that I wear it for both day and night.  But when it comes to night, I always focus on the eye and lip.  For my last girl’s night out, I used a full face of Mary Kay products and I was super happy with the results; the Lash Love™ mascara (another favorite) is a deep, awesome black and it doesn’t flake off, which is so key when it comes to mascara.  As soon as I walked into the bar, two of my friends instantly commented on how my eyes were “really popping” and wanted to know what I used.  The answer?  Mary Kay.



Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mary Kay but all opinions are 100% my own and I would never feature a product that I don’t genuinely love!

Mary Kay Hollywood Dreams Makeover Contest

Mary Kay® is one of those iconic makeup brands that makes me think of my childhood, which I love. In fact, for a real kick, watch my video…you can see a “vintage,” e.g. old and disgusting, Mary Kay® makeup compact from about twenty years ago. Not kidding. But I digress. I’m here to let you know about their fab Mary Kay Hollywood Dreams Makeover Contest. You could win a trip to Los Angeles, a professional makeover, personal stylist consultation and wardrobe.

Here’s How: Visit marykay.com to locate your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.

Schedule your makeover and enter to win!

Seriously, when was the last time you checked out Mary Kay? They’ve got some GOOD products, guys. No joke. Visit marykay.com/whatsnew to find your new look for fall! To get a look like mine (in the video), and purchase the products I used, contact your Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant or connect with one at marykay.com.

GIVEAWAY! Ten of my lucky readers will receive a Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus® Lip Gloss in Rock ‘n’ Red (ARV $14) and a Mary Kay® Lash Love® Mascara in I ♥ black (ARV $15) , just for telling me your beauty must-have’s this fall! Reply below to let me know!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mary Kay. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules

I Love It. You Win It: Hourglass Cosmetics No. 28 Primer Serum

I’m pretty into primers so when a friend told me that I simply must try out Hourglass Cosmetics, I obviously went right for their No. 28 Primer Serum.  It’s super silky and luxurious and helps strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier, even out pores and create a smooth, even texture for makeup.  And, fun fact, the “28” stands for the fact that the formula includes 14 essential oils, 10 lipid-rich plant oils and four vitamins.  And for you math genius’, that number totals 28.

Want one? You should.  

GIVEAWAY!  Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment on this post letting me know why you wanna try out this fab primer.  Contest ends August 28th at 5pm PST.

UPDATE: Many readers have emailed me saying that they’re having issues posting comments on my blog. If you are having trouble, send me an email instead and I’ll count that toward an entry 🙂 Email: QueenoftheQuarterLifeCrisis@gmail.com

Reader Question: Vacation Makeup


Question: Hi Jamie!  I’m going to Hawaii…I like to wear makeup but don’t want to look done up.  What are my options?


Hi “D”!

Great question because that’s something that every girl struggles with, especially if you have problem skin (like most of us do).  Here are my top picks:

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Clear Self-Tanning Gel: Honestly, the easiest way to avoid wearing makeup is to “perfect” your skin…and going a shade or two darker is the best way to camoflauge imperfections.  I’d self-tan the night before you leave (after showering, shaving and scrubbing) to prep your skin.

ARCONA REOZONE 40: You can’t forget the SPF (cause I won’t let you!)!  ARCONA makes several good SPF products that are broad-spectrum (protects you from both UVA and UVB rays) and are also suitable for all skin types.

Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20: A tinted moisturizer is your best bet as far as foundation while on vacation at the beach.  This Tarte version is super light, goes on smooth and provides just enough coverage…bonus for the additional SPF 20.

Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Waterproof mascara: A little waterproof (very important!) mascara is just enough to make your eyes pop…no eyeshadow or eyeliner necessary in the sand.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15: This lip treatment is standard issue in the beauty world.  I love that it’s super moisturizing (again, with SPF) and also provides a light hint of color.

Have so much fun on your trip!






ck one Announces New Color Cosmetics Line!

Coty Prestige just announced that the iconic ck one is launching ck one color cosmetics, a full lineup of more than 130 products!  Personally, I’m excited.  ck one was one of my favorite scents growing up and, from the photos in the press release, the color collection is going to be fab.  The line will roll out with limited availabilty starting in April and will then go nationwide in September.




Stila Haute in Hamptons Beach Palette

Not gonna lie, I kinda miss New York summers. Why? Well, yeah, I know that is kind of a strange statement since New York is known to be swampy hot and humid but during my last few years there, my summers were filled with crazy fun nights, empty city weekends and, of course, the Hamptons.  Every New Yorker wants to get out there on the weekends and even though it didn’t happen every weekend for me, I definitely enjoyed the weekends when it did work out.

Stila just came out with this adorable Haute in Hamptons beach palette and I’m totally obsessed with the colors and their cute Hamptons-esque names like “Sand,” “Route 27” and “Montauk Highway.”  LOVE.

Sponsored Post: e.l.f.’s 7th birthday!

Who doesn’t love a birthday party?  I was recently alerted to the fact that  the super cute makeup line e.l.f. cosmetics is celebrating its 7th birthday and in honor of the celebration, they’re giving away 7 makeup brushes with any $30 online purchase!  This is an amazing deal.  I’ve always been a fan of the e.l.f. line mainly because the products are awesome and, hello, they’re also super affordable. Make sure to check out their Endless Eyes Pro Eyeshadow Palette (which just so happened to be featured as one of Oprah’s favorite things, btw) and my other favorite the new Natural Radiance Blusher which sells for, get this, ONE DOLLAR.