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February Faves

February Beauty Favorites

March 04, 2015

February Beauty Favorites

Concealer | Eyeshadow Primer | Brightening Setting Powder | Resurfacing Peel | Moisturizing Masque | Face Primer | Mascara | Matte Liquid Lipstick


If I had the time to pick 20 products for my February Faves I would! I have tried many greats last month, I had to narrow it down. I’ll share other products in different posts this month.

If you follow my Instagram, you’ll already know from my post last weekend how much I LOVE the NARS creamy concealers! This made my list because the product goes on so smoothly, it’s buildable, fully covers any dark circles, redness and breakouts. It leaves a beautiful natural finish that lasts all day without creasing or breaking down. If you get the concealer in two different shades, you can use one for highlighting and the other for spot correcting, like I do.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

The ‘Shadow Insurance‘ by Too Faced, is a great product if you’re like me, and you struggle with fading or creasing eyeshadow. It’s really helped my eyeshadows perform at their best– they don’t crease, melt or fade. And the primer also helps to neutralize any discoloration my lids have.

Ok, this ‘Raspberry Resurfacing Peel’ is Ahhh-Mazinggg! I’m a skin care junkie as well (duh!) + love me some face masks and scrubs/peels, WHATEVER. I’m so glad I tried this. And you will be too! You only need to use this peel once or twice a week for a couple of minutes. Quick + easy results = heck ya! My skin looks clearer, brighter + feels so smooth after a treatment.

I use the ‘Secret Brightening Powder‘ to set my concealer. It’s so light-weight and adds a pretty luminosity around my eyes.

I’ve been so happy with this hair masque! With just one use I noticed my hair was so soft + smooth. It smells so lovely + has really worked in hydrating my dry, thick, long hair.

I enjoy using this Veil Mineral Primer. I don’t even feel it when it’s on my skin. I used to suffer from my-face-ate-my-makeup syndrome! This mineral-based primer has fixed that problem. And everything that I put on my face goes on much smoother. I suggest you add a primer to your routine if you haven’t already.

My favorite makeup products I love ‘collecting’ are mascaras and lipsticks/glosses. Before trying YSL‘s Voluminous Effect mascara, I used my go-to brand. I decided to try this one because besides the fact that I wanted to try something new, this one seemed promising when I saw it at Sephora. Lately, I’ve had problems with my lashes falling out after having Mason. This mascara has really helped fill in the gaps + make my lashes appear fuller. I prefer thinner brushes and a thicker formula, for dramatic lashes. This one hits all the marks for me- I love it! ‘Shocking’ makes my lashes full, long + thick. It also leaves them looking wet, not matte, which I prefer in a mascara. And again, It’s a thicker formula so it really coats my lashes without making them look clumpy. I also like the thinner brush so that I can really get close to my lash line and work the product through really well.

February Faves YSL Shocking Mascara

Finally, this liquid lipstick by Anastasia Beverly Hills is nothing like I’ve ever tried before. It goes on wet and smoothly, then dries down to a matte finish. I used it for the first time when I went to go see the Maroon 5 concert last week. It lasted all night, until I look it off. My husband loved the way it looked on me and how kissable it was-hehe! It did not come off on him or while I ate or drank. It is a full-coverage, highly pigmented formula. I own the shades: ‘Lovely‘ (pictured) + ‘Neon Coral.’

Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in 'Lovely'

So those are some of my favorites from last month. I hope I gave you some ideas!

Thanks for reading!

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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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beauty products

My Recent Beauty Buys…

January 23, 2015

 

New Beauty Products

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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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Nars Audacious Lipstick

Bold, Bordeaux Lips For Fall

October 01, 2014

The NEW NARS ‘Audacious’ Lipstick is EVERYTHING you want in a lipstick!

I was looking to add a couple BOLD colors to my makeup wardrobe for fall – and I hit the jackpot with these…

Nars Audacious Lipstick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nars Audacious Lipstick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{L-R:  ‘Charlotte’ + ‘Janet’}

I chose, ‘Charlotte’ – an oxblood burgandy shade + ‘Janet’ – a deep magenta shade. I have olive skin tone. And these shades worked out perfectly for me.

I am familiar with NARS products. But more specifically, I’ve tried the blush, face bronzer + of course, the iconic ‘Orgasm’ Multi- Purpose Stick. So when I came across the ‘Audacious’ lipstick, I had to try it. It was so hard for me to choose a shade (so I chose 2!), all the colors look amazing (there’s 40 shades to choose from)!

This long-lasting lipstick is creamy going on your lips, it literally glides on like buttah! The colors are fully saturated and beautiful. With just one stroke on my lips, I was able to achieve full-coverage.

Nars Lipstick Comparison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NARS ‘Audacious’ lip product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.

Nars Lipstick Full Face Collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m SOLD + can’t wait to try other shades!

Have you tried NARS lip products? Tell me what ya think.

 

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