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August Glam Bag, 2012

14 Aug

It’s that time again!  My monthly gift from MyGlam is here!
So was this bag a hit or miss?  Let’s just find out!   Continue reading

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July Glam Bag, 2012

17 Jul

Happy Tuesday!

Check out what’s inside this month’s Glam Bag! Continue reading

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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Latest Beauty Purchases, July 2012

15 Jul

Love & Beauty Nail Polish, compliments of the clearance bin at Forever 21.  The top set was $5, the bottom was $3.

Love & Beauty handheld mirrors from Forever 21.  I use these all the time when working on clients, especially when waxing.  Plus, these were a buck each, who could resist that?

Elf Custom Compact.  I haven’t been able to order any Z Palettes lately, but these are a cheap replacement.  The white insert pops out so you can fit more product in the compact.  And the kicker, they’re $1 each! Continue reading

Calorie Free Cupcake Manicures!

17 Apr

LOVE these manis!  Wish I could do one of myself!

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That scrub sounds so yummy!  I definitely want to try it out!

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!

Illamasqua Nails with my Too Faced Palette

12 Apr

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My current nail color, Loella. It’s the perfect cool toned baby pink without looking like you’re 14 years old.

Too Faced Sweet Dreams palette, from their holiday 2011 collection. To depot, or not to depot… that is the question.

Thoughts? Happy Thursday!

Seche Vite, Dry Nails in 2 Minutes

29 Feb

I’m used to not be a “nail polish” type of girl.  It just seemed like a big hassle to go through all that trouble to put on a base coat, 2-3 coats of nail polish, then a top coat.  And, if you manage not to screw that up, you inevitably mess them up while they’re drying.  Been there?  Me too.

Nowadays, I go through phases where I’ll paint my nails a different color almost every night.  It may seem like a lot of work, but it’s a breeze since I found this top coat.

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MAC Chenman – Love and Water, Yin and Yang

28 Feb

Chen Man (陳曼) is the star of the Chinese fashion photography world, rising to prominence on the strength of a series of groundbreaking covers created for the Shanghai- based Vision, China’s first avant-garde fashion magazine, merging her exquisite aesthetic with computer virtuosity.  For her M·A·C collaboration, a bold, sensual and lyrical colour collection inspired by the artist’s fascination with love and water (represented by the colours pink and blue).  Defining the moment while heralding the future, M·A·C Chenman defies the gaze to look away.

This collection is available now to Pro members.  It will be in stores in the beginning of March.

Loving this limited edition nail polish from NARS.

Purple is one of my favorite colors to wear!

Happy Valentines Day!

14 Feb

Check out some Valentine’s Day specials!

From deep to bright, light to dark, MAC’s online-exclusive selection of reds to celebrate Valentine’s Day.   Continue reading

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