Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Product of the Day- Loreal Infallible Shadow

I'm back after a long weekend of food and festivities with a POTD. 

I grabbed this Loreal Infallible eyeshadow in Amber Rush while out and about
with mom. It's one of those shadows that has been on my radar and I have heard countless
positive reviews on. 

I must say the reviews live up and exceed any expectation I had! 

These are sold as a single shadow and are packaged in this cute little plastic case that
screws off and product is in a little pot. This color is a beautiful rose gold color that looks 
like pure gold when swatched. 

It is rich in color, texture, and staying power. These are marketed as a 24 hour shadow, which 
I can't vouch for, but I can say with a primer they last a whole work day without creasing 
or losing the vibrant color. 

I used Amber Rush as a lid color and paired a matte medium brown in my outer corner and 

This color would make for a gorgeous holiday festive color due to the shine and shimmer
it provides. 

Have you tried any of these shadows?! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wednesday Wishes- Revlon Kissable Balm Stains

Happy Happy Hump Day!! 

Ok, so this post is going to be super short b/c I'm about to head out the 
door to see the family for Turkey day, but I wanted to share my latest OBSESSION. 

This is going to be more of a teaser post and more to come later, but guys I can't even 
tell you how in love and sold I am on these kissable stains by Revlon. They are the most 
exciting beauty product I have tried ALL YEAR!!! All year people... that is huge! 

I have bought 3 shades in:
Honey, Smitten, and Adore, but there are about 5 more that I want in my 

They are EXACTLY just what they say they are. A balm that is moisturizing that sets
on your lips and leaves a stain that lasts ALL day. I'm not kidding... all day long. To the point
where you need to scrub it off at night. 

I'm not a chapstick/balm kind of girl... I'm a lipstick/color girl. I can't stand not having 
lipstick on. I feel like my make-up is just incomplete. 
If you are like me on that you will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!! 

I'm so excited!!! 
Ok, so more to come later on my shades and other deets. 

Have a HAPPY Thanksgiving! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Product of the Day- Dry Shampoo

If you have read my blog regularly or if you know anything about me you will 
know that Dry Shampoo is a holy grail product for me. I could not live without this in 
my beauty routine. I literally only wash my hair once or twice a week now and my hair 
looks at it's very best when dirty and dry shampoo applied. 

I frequently go through different dry shampoo's just to test and try various lines 
and see what I like. I've gone through many bottles and they all pretty much do the job, 
but I have found some that I really do like and one's that I don't. 

My latest try/find is by Batiste Hint of Color for dark and dark brown hair. 

This really caught my attention b/c the only bad thing I can think of with dry shampoo is most
come out white and with dark hair you have to spend a little time blending in. So, how awesome
to have it come out of the bottle already dark?!?! Well, that would be awesome if it did that, but
honestly it doesn't. It still has a white powdery finish, but blends in very easily. 

Other than the color not living up to it's claims I have no other complaints. This product 
is so wonderful. It has a great smell, gives lots of volume to roots when your hair is oily, and 
refreshes your hair without washing. If you have never tried dry shampoo I HIGHLY 
recommend this stuff. It has become such a staple in my routine that has saved me time in 
washing, blow drying, styling and on top of that just makes my hair look better and more 
healthy! Batiste is a great brand to try b/c it's sold at drugstores, and Ulta and is affordable. 
This bottle retails for $8.99

You can get Batiste in Hint of Color for Blonde hair, Batiste original scent, Batiste
Blush, and Batiste Tropical. The scent of this one is the best I have tried in their line. I don't
know how to describe it. It's kind of powdery in a shea butter/beach kind of smell. Maybe. 

Do you use dry shampoo? If so, what are your favorites? 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nail of the Day- Zoya Blair

Happy Thanksgiving Week! 

I hope you all are looking forward to this week and are counting all your many
blessings. I actually finished all my Christmas decorating last night!!!! yay! I normally
wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating, but just couldn't resist this year and had to 
get started early! My little apartment is so warm and cozy. Love it! 

Ok, so with this week being Thanksgiving and decorating for Christmas I have wanted a 
festive Cranberry color to go with my theme! 

Today's NOTD is by Zoya in the color Blair. 

Blair is described by Zoya as:
"Cool blackened red with subtle hints of purple and smooth metallic shimmer" 

It's definitely a cranberry/burgundy frosty red that is gorgeous and a 
perfect holiday color. 

This picture is in my car with the flash. I could wear this color on my nails until
the end of the year and would not get tired of it at all. It's just such a warm, festive, beautiful 

Zoya polishes are sold at Ulta, but the shades they carry are limited. I bought mine off 
Amazon for $8. 

What do you think about this color?! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Face of the Day


Well, we made it to Friday and I hope you have fun weekend plans ahead. 

Today's FOTD is going to be a three in one... product review, holiday look, and fotd. 

With the Holidays right around the corner I have tried a few looks that would be fun
to wear to a Christmas party, out and about, or just chilling with your family. I like this look
because it incorporates a soft gold eye with a wearable (in my opinion) red lip. I know some 
people have a hard time sporting a red lip and if you are used to wearing a more neutral lip
it is a big change, but this one to me is a little more natural. 

 Face picture with a flash 
(you can see the colors a bit more vibrant)

Face without a flash in natural lighting

Key products used in this look:

On my cheeks I applied Benetint, a rosy lip or cheek stain that
gives a very natural flush of color. 

After applying the cheek tint I applied this light pink blush by NYX in 
Rose Garden to set the liquid. 

For lips I used my new Covergirl blastlipstick lip duo in Smooch.
I have been curious to try this after hearing some good reviews and seeing all the
Sofia Vergara commercials.

This lip product is unique in that it is supposed to make your lips look
3 Dimensional as you use two colors. One shade is shimmer and the other is a matte cream.
 The darker shade is to be applied all over your lips and then
 the lighter color to the bottom center of your lip and it's supposed to give your
lips more depth.

Darker shade in Smooch.
It's kind of a brick red. It's not a bright cherry red at all.

Lighter shade in Smooch. 
Lighter peachy/pink. 

I have to say I do like the blastlipstick... it's very long lasting and has more of a matte finish
which I prefer. It does make for a more unique lip with the two shades incorporated. These 
retail at your drugstore for $8.

Other products used for this look:

Clinique Even Better Foundation
MAC Soft & Gentle Highlighter 
(blush included above)

Urban Decay Naked Palette in colors Halfbaked (all over lid) and 
Buck (in crease)  
Loreal Gel Liner in Black 
Almay Get Up and Grow Mascara

Listed above. 

Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday Wishes

Happy Hump Day! 

Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving?!?!?! Where oh where has this year gone?
Sheesh Louise I can't get over how fast time just keep flying by. 

My beauty wish list item this week is...
NARS Concealer. I'm a huge fan of NARS laguna bronzer along with a few of their
blushes (orgasm, and sin). I have heard amazing things about their creamy concealer and how 
well it cover blemishes, dark spots, etc. My face has gone a little cray cray lately with
break outs so this could really come in handy right now! 

Here is what Sephora has to say about NARS Concealer

NARS - Concealer

A lightweight, creamy, long-wearing concealer.

What it does:
NARS Concealer brilliantly obscures imperfections and dark spots with a creamy, vitamin-rich formula that nourishes the skin. Its long-wearing, crease-resistant, and ultra-light yet opaque formula ensures a flawless finish.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
This product may be used alone or over foundation.

Research results:
-97% agree that the Concealer has a smooth texture and felt soft on the skin
-93% agree that the Concealer stays in place all day
-90% agree that the Concealer blends easily

Size: 0.07 oz

This concealer retails for $22 so it is on the pricy side, but I bet it would last for 
a long time depending on how much you use. 

Have you tried any NARS products? Would you buy this concealer? 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Facebook Page!!!

Hey Guys! 

I decided to make a fan page on Facebook to post new blog posts, 
beauty videos I am enjoying, trends, reviews, and anything and everything in between
that is beauty related. : ) 

I hope this can be a fun place to learn more and share tips and tricks! 

If you are on facebook and want to join in please go to:

and like that page! 

Thanks for your support! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Face of the Day

It's been a while since I did a FOTD post, so thought I would give it a shot! 

I recently blogged about some Revlon products I bought and thought I would incorporate 
them into a FOTD so you can see how they look. 

Two of these products, Revlon colorstay quad in Decadent and Revlon colorburst
gloss in Rosepearl have been some of my faves lately. Especially the gloss!! It's the most
gorgeous rose/pearl shimmery gloss that is perfect for fall. It's neutral, but yet gives a pretty 
brown/rose pop of color. Love, love, love! 

My Face. : )

Products used on eyes were Revlon Decadent Quad. 
This quad is such a gorgeous soft neutral pink/gold color. It's soft, 
feminine, and will look great with any blush or lip shade you want to throw on with it. 

These quads are great b/c there are so many different ways you can wear them. Love 
the gold (far right) and Cranberry (bottom right). 

Great pigment and long lasting. Retails for around $7 at drugstore! 

This Revlon colorburst gloss in Soft Rose has been a staple in my 
make up looks this fall. Of course this color can be used anytime of the year b/c it's 
so neutral, but man oh man it is so pretty on! It's got a shimmer and pearl finish that just 
makes your lips look so healthy, sexy, and yummy! 

I wish I had big plump lips, but I shall keep wishing. 

This gloss also retails for around $7, but Revlon often has a Bogo special. 

Other products used for this look:
Foundation: Clinique Even Better (loving)
Bronzer: NARS Laguna (fave)
Blush: Rimmel Autumn Catwalk
Mascara: Almay Get up and Grow (great) 
Liner: Urban Decay Black 

What do you think about this look?! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wednesday Wishes

Happy Hump Day! 
Half way through this week... : ) 

I feel like I have talked a lot about skincare lately, but if you are anything like me 
your skin just goes a little bonkers in fall/winter months. Whether it's breakouts or just dry
flaky skin this time of the year can be rough for a girls outer layer! 

I haven't heard about this brand at all until recently and after reading reviews it's going to 
have to be a must have for me this winter. Put it on your Christmas wish lists b/c this one 
looks like a goodie! 

I feel like most of us are pretty good about exfoliating our face on a somewhat regular basis,
but often neglect our body. This seems like such a great routine for healthy glowing skin 
this upcoming winter! 

Step 1: 

Soap & Glory - The Scrub Of Your Life™

Soap & Glory The Scrub of Your Life

What it is:
A super-smoothing body buffer.

What it does:
Use this buffer to smooth the body, from rough elbows and dry shins to the backs of your arms. Its alluring scent of Soap & Glory's signature Pink Fragrance combines fresh bergamot and mandarin, rose, jasmine, peach, strawberry, oakmoss, amber, woody notes and warm vanilla musk, amber, and warm vanilla notes on the bottom.

The scrub is $16 and is sold at Sephora. 

Step 2: 

Soap & Glory - The Righteous Body Butter

Soap & Glory The Righteous Body Butter 

What it is:
An award-winning body moisturizing butter with softening shea butter and aloe vera. 

What it does:
This body butter was formulated for very dry skin with a new dynamic moisture trap matrix to help hold hydration in longer. Its alluring scent of Soap & Glory's signature Pink Fragrance combines fresh bergamot and mandarin, rose, jasmine, peach, strawberry, oakmoss, amber, woody notes and amber and warm vanilla notes on the bottom.

The Body Butter retails for $18 for 10.1 oz

How cute is the packaging?! I'm curious to get into Sephora and actually feel the texture of the
body butter. I am so particular about lotions and creams. I can't stand anything that feels
too thick. I want something that is light weight, buttery, and will melt into my skin. I 
hate having to rub and rub a chalky white lotion into my skin. If I grab this I will for 
sure keep you updated with some reviews! 

Have a great day! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Product of the Day- Revlon Quad

After really enjoying my Revlon Colorstay quad in Decadent I decided to pick
up another that had a darker more fall look. 

Last year I really got into using olive and found it looks amazing on brown eyes. Olive 
is such a pretty color that looks great mixed with gold and browns. It's also a color that is complimentary on any eye color and will give a great pop of color. 

This is the quad in Adventurous and as you can see comes with:
Light cream highlight, olive green, copper brown, and matte dark brown. 

These shades are gorgeous and rich in color. It only takes a small tap of these
shades to give off a lot of color. These quads claim to last 16 hours. I have not personally 
put this to the test, but can say that with a primer these do last most of the day and I don't 
experience any creasing. 

Revlon Colorstay quads can be found at your local drugstore and retail for around $7. 

Stay tuned for Face of the Day posts with these shadows incorporated. 

Have you tried any Revlon colorstay quads? 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Nail of the Day

Happy Monday! 

I painted my nails yesterday for my friend and roommate of 5 years, Amanda's baby 
shower. I wore a bright purple dress with chocolate brown boots and a brown necklace and 
decided with all the brown accents going on I needed some brown nails. 

I bought "Expresso your style" by OPI last fall and it is such a gorgeous coco brown 
with some burgundy/bronze pearl undertones that make for a beautiful color. 

This color is so warm and I love the pearly finish it gives. 
It's one of those colors that I often look at and want to take a bite of b/c it 
looks so yummy. 

Natural lighting without flash. 

With flash. You can see the pearly finish more in this one. 

Would you wear this color?! 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Product of the Day- Blush

Happy Friday Ya'll. 

I have been on the hunt for the perfect pink blush. I wanted something that was light, had some
shimmer to it, and was just the perfect shade of pink. I knew what I was looking for 
and found it a few weeks ago.

Ulta has a brand called NYX that has some great quality products and a wide color range. 
They are super affordable and provide a lot of dupes to high end products. 

While I have heard many great things about their blushes this is my first NYX blush 
purchase and have been very impressed. As you can see they are packaged in a sleek 
black container and the blush is formulated to look quilted. Cute! 

Isn't this pink just perfect?! I get real excited about certain colors and this is one of them. 
It's so pretty I just want to scoop some up with a spoon and take a lick! ha! 

The shade is Rose Garden and retails for $5.99. If you are looking for a great affordable 
perfect pink blush that gives off a radiant glow then I would highly recommend this one! 

Have a great weekend! 
Have you tried any NYX blushes?!

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