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August Birchbox, 2012

13 Aug

It’s always fun to see this surprise in my mailbox!

The usually magenta box is yellow this month.  What the deal?   Continue reading

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7 Summer Beauty Essentials

17 Jul

With summer in full swing and the rising heat (ick), my beauty routine has definitely lightened up significantly. Not only because the heat makes me lazy but also because a fully made-up face in 100-degree weather can melt and end up looking funky. No one wants to have raccoon eyes. Here are my 7 summer beauty essentials that keep me feeling fresh and pretty without looking overdone.

1. L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara: This is hands down my favorite mascara of all time. I’ve tried them all from Dior to Lancome to all the drugstore brands. Nothing exceeds the volume, thickness and length that L’Oreal Voluminous gives. It never flakes and lashes feel soft and flexible to the touch with this mascara. Most others leave mine crispy and stiff. Many celebrity makeup artists swear by this mascara. A few swipes of this and I feel glamorous and ready for the day. The $7.99 price tag and the fact that it’s often buy 1 get 1 50% off isn’t bad either!

2. Bright lipstick: Since I don’t wear dramatic eye makeup in the summer I love to make a statement with a bold lip. I only like to make one beauty statement at a time. During the colder months I love a smokey, dark eye and nude lip. The summer is such a fun time to express yourself with vibrant, playful lips. I have three that I’m currently rotating between depending on my outfit and mood:

  • Revlon Persian Melon: This is one of my absolute favorite lipsticks. It’s a gorgeous hot pink cream with no shimmer, which is ideal. I prefer a lip color with no shimmer when a color is this bright.
  • Lancome Rouge in Love High Potency Lipcolor lipstick in Rose Boudoir :  This is a matte lipstick that’s a lovely and bright coral pink. It’s long wearing, which is a bonus!
  • Maybelline Fuchsia Fever: Fuchsia is a really fun lip color and this is my favorite fuchsia lipstick I’ve found. It has a similar look to the bright pinks but the hint of purple in fuchsia really adds a fun, playful pop to your look.

From left to right: Maybelline Fuchsia Fever, Lancome Rose Boudoir, Revlon Persian Melon

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Super Hair with S Factor

9 Jul

I’ve got quite a pile of hair on my head, a mop, if you will.  It’s long (mid to lower back), thick, coarse, and stick straight.  Wearing my hair straight requires little to no maintenance, but when I want to pretend like I’m a Kardashian and add some boost to my hair, it requires a little more man power.  Thanks when I have to roll up my sleeves and bring out…

… the big guns.  This stuff never fails me.  Continue reading

One Last Update From the Road

4 Jul

I have traveled to 11 states in 11 days, and visited 1 different country. Needless to say, it’s been an amazing experience. I managed to pick up some beauty goodies along the way!
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Material for future blog posts!
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June Glam Bag, 2012

20 Jun

I haven’t been very satisfied with my previous Glambags, I was close to canceling but I decided to wait just one more month.

Did MyGlam redeem themselves?  Well, lets find out.  Continue reading

Sonia Kashuk Keeps My Hair in Line

5 Jun

I’m a skin care and make up gal, I rarely spend time and effort on my hair.  I’m lucky enough to have pretty low maintenance hair, it’s long and stick straight, and when I get fed up with it I rock a side braid.

That being said, I still couldn’t pass up this adorable hot pink brush by Sonia Kashuk.

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Latest Beauty Purchases, May 2012

9 May

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I’ve been looking for a shower cap for a long time.  Not just any shower cap… a cute shower cap.  I’m one of those lovely ladies who don’t like to wash their hair every time they shower (yum!).  My thick, coarse hair doesn’t really need it though, it looks best the second day after washing anyway.  I found this cute cap at Sally’s! Continue reading

April Birchbox, 2012

15 Apr

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Some of the stuff from this months box. Really excited to try the Yes to Blueberries towelettes! Has anyone else tried them?

Happy Sunday!

Why You Should Break That Hair-Washing Addiction

18 Feb

Travel in style with these brush sets from Sigma!

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