Monthly Archives: January 2015

jewelry

arm candy

January 27, 2015

jewelry

{ L→R }

Still using my gift cards from the holidays (yay!), and picked up these dainty bracelets!

thin pavé bangle | ‘arrow’ cuff | ‘firefly’ bracelet 

 

{ find Eiffel Tower ring dish here. Kendra Scott earrings here. }

 

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beauty products

My Recent Beauty Buys…

January 23, 2015

 

New Beauty Products

Click on the links below to take you directly to the product page.

Tartelette eye shadow palette | Mally eyeliner { color: Gunmetal + Enchanted Violet } | Shiseido eyebrow pencil { natural black } | NARS matte lip pencil { Paimpol }| essie nail polish { east hampton cottage }| Borghese eye treatment

I bought these products just this week. I’ve tried a few products so far (the eye cream, matte lip pencil + nail polish), I’m excited to try the rest! I’ll let you know how it goes with a follow-up post…

Tartelette Amazonian clay matte paletteTartletteThe Amazonian clay matte palette was created for all the devoted ‘Tartelettes’ out there. Inspired by the many types of women who proudly wear Tarte products: the ‘fashionistas,’ the ‘super moms’ and ‘free spirits,’ just to name a few of the beautiful matte shades in this palette.

All 12 new matte shades are infused with Amazonian clay. Which means, this formula is actually hydrating + good for your skin. This palette was also designed so that you can use each row, from left to right, as an eye look — From your base color, lid, crease and liner. Or have fun with it and mix it up! I love a little sparkle like many girls do, but how pretty are these universal matte colors?! Every girl needs good (and good-for-you) matte shadows!

Mally Evercolor waterproof liner

I already own two of these liners + love them! When I saw they were offered at an Event Price on QVC – I had to get more!

mally eyeliner

{ Top → Bottom:  ‘Gunmetal’ + ‘Enchanted Violet.’ }

Shiseido eyebrow pencil

I’m always willing to try a new brow pencil. What I need is to lightly fill in my brow, naturally. It’s SO IMPORTANT to fill them in ladies! No matter if yours are thin or thick – ya just gotta complete your face! This one seems like it could be good one for me…?

NARS matte lip pencil

I’m a fan of NARS lip products. I’ve never tried their lip pencils though, but when I saw this pretty color { paimpol } I thought I’d give it a shot! This lilac-pink shade will transition great into spring and summer too.

Essie nail polish

I love white nail polish. And after all the fun reds and festive colors I was using over the holidays, I was ready to tone it down a bit this week. This one happens to a pinky-white shade with a subtle shimmer. ♥

new beauty products

Borghese skin care products are available exclusively at Target, as part of their luxury line. Thought I’d give this a try. It’s affordable + this line has great reviews online.

Borghese eye treatment

{ Eye treatment }

Have you tried anything new that you would like to share? Let me know, would love to hear them!

Happy Friday!

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My skin care routine lately

January 16, 2015

Ever since I was very young, I took my skin care seriously. My first cleanser was from Neutrogena. I simply CAN’T go to bed without washing my face (yuck!). When I was about 16, was when I started using sunscreen (almost) everyday. Now, I won’t go outside even on a cloudy day, without applying sunscreen – it is soooo important! Your skin care evolves, as it should throughout the years. And as you age you start adding more products to your routine. Lately, I’ve added a few new blog-worthy products to my skin care regimen that I would like to share with you!

Morning Skin Care Routine

{ L-R and in order of application: }

AM:  Cleanser | Face Pads | Vitamin C Serum | Hydrating Treatment | Argan Oil Moisturizer | Eye Roller | Eye Remedy | SPF 50 CC Cream 


Night Skin Care Routine

{ L-R and in order of application: }

PM:  Cleanser | Face Pads | Vitamin C Serum | Hyalo Plasma| Hydrating Treatment | Argan Oil Moisturizer | Eye Roller | Overnight mask


Cleanser

Cleanser(s):  I use both in rotation, depending on my skins needs. If my skin is behaving like a teenager, then I use the acne wash. Any other day it’s the FAB cleanser. It really is ‘FAB!’

Treatment(s):  I’ve been using This pure vitamin C serum for 2 weeks. I have tried many vitamin C products, and this one is truly exceptional. Since adding it to my routine, I’ve noticed my skin feels tighter + looks brighter. I have noticed it has helped diminish some dark spots I’ve had on my cheek.

The pure argan ‘Milk‘ hydrating treatment, is just my addiction. In fact, any argan oil products are great! When I first started using this product last year, my skin just changed. I have noticed a boost in the hydration of my skin, and how just overall, healthy + ‘plump’ it looks. I will NEVER stop using this!

hyalo plasma, has 3 forms of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA basically keeps your skin young + healthy (read more about HA here). This product totally amp’s up your skin care regimen. I noticed my skin looked ‘renewed’ when I started using it. And now, it makes my skin look smoother and more luminous. With continued use, it has great benefits against aging.

Moisturizer(s):  Argan oil is my go-to moisturizer. Don’t freak out because it’s an oil. If you already have oily or problematic skin, this product it for you too! With only 2 drops morning and night (you can mix it into you ‘Milk’ treatment too), you will notice your skin change. You will have pretty skin!

This CC cream, is my favorite. I’ve talked about this product many times. It is a multitasking beauty product! It’s your protector, your full-coverage color-correcting cream and anti-aging day serum. I love it!

Facial Pads

Facial pad(s): I also use these in rotation. Most everyday I use the FAB Pads. And about once a week I use the complexion correction pads, just to keep breakouts away.

Eye Treatment

Eye treatment(s):  I LOVE these eye treatments equally! I’m a busy mom who’s working on getting some more sleep. My lack of a full nights sleep = dark + puffy eyes. These products really have helped to de-puff, brighten and hydrate my eye area. Making me look rested + fresh. The results are pretty immediate. They both have a metal applicator which instantly feels cool on contact, helping the under eye area appear tighter. And with continued use, these products will help with fine lines and wrinkles as well. Click here + here for these eye products.

Weekend:

Weekend Skin Care

Face mask(s):  This overnight mask is genius! You must add this to your skin care routine, you’ll be so happy you did! Go to sleep with it on and when you wake up…voila- beautiful, hydrated, glowing skin!

The purifying mask is…well, for purifying. It’s a peel off mask – which isn’t my favorite type of mask, but this one gets the job done.

This GlamGlow Supermud, is absolutely, hands-down my favorite face mask (so far). I mean, after just a 15-20 minute treatment your skin is literally like new! My face is so soft and clean, and pores are cleared and minimized. My skin looks radiant afterward! Work this product in to your Sunday night regimen.

 

What are some of your favorite products? I would love to hear them!

 

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What’s in my cosmetic case?

January 08, 2015

I’m constantly changing my cosmetic case and what’s in it. Currently, this is what I have inside…

Cosmetic Case

Petals and Pumps

Cosmetic case:  “In Case of Emergency, Put Mascara on Yourself Before Helping Others.” I received this case from a dear friend of mine, and it’s special to me! It fits a lot (as you can see) and it’s just so cute!

Business Cards:  Yes, there are business cards in my cosmetic case! I have business cards stashed in every handbag, clutch, diaper bag and cosmetic case I have…You never know when an opportunity arises. Gotta be prepared.

Lip balm:  Eos lip balm is a MUST! I can’t help myself. And neither can my son Liam, who’s 2. When he finds the colorful egg-shaped balm, he can’t keep his little hands off of it. The lip balm is moisturizing, natural, fruity + smells good.

{ that little hand in my shot, going for the Eos lip balm! :) }

Travel size cream:  There’s always some kind of travel cream in my bag. I wash my hands a billion times a day, and this ‘Ultra Repair Cream’ is perfect for nourishing my hands throughout the day.

Mally Beauty Evercolor Eye Liner:  I had given up on eyeliner until this one came into my life! The colors are beautiful. They are so creamy + easy to apply. They are truly bulletproof. And I’m starting to hoard these! » shown in “Lucky Penny.”

Amazonian Clay Blush:  Tarte is one of my favorite brands. And in my opinion, they have the best blush. This brand is built upon offering non-toxic, eco-friendly beauty products, that deliver! » shown in “Blissful.”

Chubby Shadow Stick:  Because you never know when you need a little touch-up! This one is neutral + has a little sparkle. So I can pop it on my lids anytime. » shown is “Bountiful Beige.”

Butter Gloss:  This lip gloss has been all over my instagram. It’s one of my new favorites, and is part of my December Beauty Round Up Series » see post here. » shown in “I Believe.”

Highlighter:  Obsessed with a couple of highlighters…this is one of them! This is what I love about it:  It’s soft glow, creamy texture + beautiful “dewy” appearance to the skin.

Marc Jacobs Spray Pen:  The perfect fragrance + size to pop into your bag. Because who doesn’t need an extra spray throughout the day?! ‘Daisy Eau So Fresh,’ is flirty, fruity, fresh + a little musky all at the same time. One of my faves!

Sample Size Mascara:  Admittedly, this is not my favorite mascara. But I keep little ones like this handy for touch-ups, or in case I left my house without mascara on. I hate when that happens.

Naked Lip gloss:  This is my first and only lip gloss by urban decay. But it won’t be my last! I really like the color + the way it looks and feels on my lips. It’s conditioning, long-wear formula is great. » shown in “Sesso.” a shimmery-rose shade. Part of the “On The Run” palette.

 

Thanks for reading! Chat soon!

 

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