Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sephora Beauty Haul

Sephora Beauty Haul

February 20, 2015

 

Sephora Beauty Haul

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Cleansing wipes | moisturizing face oil | beauty elixir | la creme lip cream {Lollipop} | la creme lip cream {Nude Beach} | perfect lips lip liner {Perfect Nude} | ambient lighting powder {Dim Light} | foundation {N153} | Lash extension kit 


Yesterday I went to Sephora specifically for a foundation I’ve been wanting to try. Of course, that’s not the only thing I ended up buying – all willpower is gone the minute I step into Sephora (and ULTA and Nordstrom)! I tried.

Sephora Beauty Haul

The Make Up Forever foundation was what originally brought me to the store. Because I’ve been needing a medium coverage foundation, I decided to give it a shot. I’ve heard lots of good things about this brand and this foundation- I’ll let you know how it goes.

Another product I’ve been longing to try is the Hourglass Lighting Powder. It’s used for highlighting the cheekbone and other areas of the face you want to bring out. When I swatched the ‘Dim Light’ in the store, I loved the subtle lit-from-within appearance it gave me. Perfect for my olive complexion. And FYI It has not glitter or shimmer.

When I tested the Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil on my hand yesterday, I really enjoyed how nicely it absorbed into my skin, and best of all, how smooth and dewy my hand looked as well! That’s why I purchased it. I used it once last night and this morning already + it’s incredible so far.

Too Faced Lipstick Swatch

I just couldn’t pass up on these creamy lip colors by Too Faced. The color swatch above does not do these justice! The colors are so pigmented + beautiful. The formula is so creamy + hydrating. I’m going to enjoy playing with these!

Too Faced lip liner swatch

This is the Perfect Lips lip liner also by Too Faced. I’ve needed a nude-rose shade liner for a long time to pair with my nude + pink lipsticks.

 

Thanks for reading + have a great weekend!

 

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Valentine's Day Beauty

Anniversary/Valentine’s Beauty

February 11, 2015

Valentine's Day Beauty

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Eyeliner | Concealer/Highlighter | Shimmer Brick | Contour Kit | Fluid Sheer (radiance booster) | Matte Bronzer | Chanel ‘Chance’ Parfum | Elizabeth + James ‘Nirvana’ parfum | Beach Stick | Brow Pomade | Brow Pencil | Brow Highlighter | Glamour Lashes | UNZIPPED GOLD Palette | YSL Lipstick:  1, 2, 3 + 4 | UNZIPPED Cheek Palette | Self tanning face towelettes

Today I wanted to share with you some of the beauty products I will be using this week over my staycation with my husband, Tony. He and I will be celebrating our 4th Wedding Anniversary (TODAY, 2/11» Yay!) + Valentine’s Day. Since it’s a little hard to actually leave town while still nursing my baby boy, Tony + I chose to stay at a resort on Miami Beach. We truly live in paradise, and we’re glad we can take advantage of our beautiful city to celebrate this week. I can’t wait to relax, SLEEP, wine + dine, go dancing, sunbathe + just really take this time for each other, because we really deserve it!

Ok, so these are some of the products I’ll be using. Mostly all new, so I’m really excited to try them out this week. » P.S:  Keep checking my instagram for posts on my beauty looks, outfits (#ootd/#ootn) and beautiful Miami Beach!

I loved this shimmer brick when I tried it on in the store. At first, I thought it was going to be too glittery, but it gave such a pretty shimmery rose glow. Just apply it slightly above your cheek bone – great to use for a special occasion. I’ll try it when we’re going out to dinner. I’m also excited about this ever popular contour kit. I have never really contoured my face before, but I have always been curious to try it. This kit has been sold out everywhere I went! I found only one left at the last store I tried. Valentine's Day Beauty

I can’t spend this special week with my love with out some seductive scent. So I’m bringing a couple good ones! This one I’ve had for about 3 weeks now. It’s such a lovely, light and alluring fragrance. Also, for a beautiful summer glow look, I’m trying the Beach Stick in ‘Moon Beach.’ It’s an easy product to use while on vacation. And finally, I just LOVE YSL lip products! The colors are just beautiful + the formula is creamy, hydrating and long-wearing. It’s no surprise that I bought a few for this week too…I mean did you see those colors?!  My favorite red lipstick is Le Rouge Num. 001.

Valentine's Day Beauty

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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Bucket Bag Trend 2015

I Am Obsessed With: The Bucket Bag!

February 04, 2015

 

Bucket Bag Trend 2015

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Gigi New York {Jenn Bucket}| Rebecca Minkoff {Lexi Convertible} | Tory Burch {Thea} | Marc by Marc Jacobs {Too Hot To Handle Mini} | Hobo {Tulia} | See by Chloe {Viki}

Major bag trend heading into Spring 2015: the Bucket Bag!

I’m so loving this style bag. As a mom of two little ones, I need to carry bigger handbags. The bucket bag is a little departure from my usual hobo or tote styles I tend to use.

Designers have amped up the look of the bucket this year. You’ll be seeing pops of color, fun prints, cutouts and beautiful leathers. I’ve got my eye on a few that I personally like and thought I’d share them with you.

For starters, Gigi New York just launched their Jenn Bucket Bag in new colors for Spring. I need it (not really. but who cares?), I want it! I love how pretty and classic it looks. The ‘Jenn’ bucket is made of embossed python, comes in array of beautiful shades + you’re able to personalize it with your initials if you like. I’m just a huge Gigi NY fan!

Others include this pink one. I love the pop of color (I just bought it in black though. I needed a black bag). And lastly, this pebbled leather one with a pull-through chain strap so you can wear it as a shoulder bag too.

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Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day Gift Picks

February 02, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

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 Heart cuff | silk-cashmere wrap | baguette earrings | YSL Lipstick | diptyque candle | Heart catchall | ‘Xoxo’ tee | Chloé ‘Love Story’ eau de parfum | SJP Pink Pumps | jo malone ‘red roses’ bath oil  | ‘Linked love’ ring | envelope clutch

Valentine’s Day is next week! For all you late shoppers like me, I thought I would share my gift picks for Valentine’s Day. These gifts would be perfect for every girl, and even for you to get ideas for yourself, (go ahead and let your guy know what ya like)!

I’m a sucker for a great pair of earrings and these are just STUNNING in rose quartz. I also love cute and comfy graphic tees and this ‘Xoxo’ one is perfect. I bought myself one over the weekend that says, ‘Kiss, Kiss.’ It was so hard to choose between both tees, but I knew I had to add it to this gift guide!  I’m addicted to candles. I can never have too many. This limited edition one is a must – these always smell unbelievable!

A few others include the perfect silk-cashmere wrap (great for any woman, any season), this ‘Heart’ catchall, and these sexy pink pumps.

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