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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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Petals and Pumps December Round Up

December Beauty/Skin Care Round Up

January 05, 2015

I’ve decided to add a Beauty + Skin Care Round Up Series. At the end of each month, I will share with you my favorite/must-try products that I have been using during the month. December is my first round-up post. I hope you guys enjoy this new monthly series!

December Beauty and Skin care Round Up

Kiss Pro Instawave Automatic Curler | Lorac Tantalizer Bronzer + Highlighter | IT Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss | Josie Maran Milk Hydrating Treatment 

Instawave:  I’ve had this automatic curler for nearly 2 weeks. I don’t use it everyday. I don’t need to with the type of hair I have – thick, long + naturally wavy. I get my hair blown-out weekly, and I prefer my stylist give me loose curls. She uses a flat-iron to create the curls. But after about the 3rd day in, I need to re-curl my hair + I wanted to find something new to try besides using my flat-iron.

Kiss Pro Instawave

I’m happy I came across a presentation on this curler on QVC. Had I not seen a demonstration, I probably would pass this up if I would have just seen it in a store.

Honestly, It did take me a few days to get the hang of it, but now I think it’s great! I suggest watching the product video to see if it’s something you could get used to» view video here.

I also believe the Instawave would work better on women who have longer, thicker hair. Since the hair wraps itself around the barrel, I think someone with fine hair would have trouble getting a good curl.

Tantalizer:  I’ve been using this highlighter and matte bronzer duo for 3 weeks. I love it! It’s a generous size, so it should last a while. I like that the powder highlighter isn’t glittery. Instead, it adds a nice glow to my skin with subtle sparkle. I also like how the bronzer is a true matte brown shade. It has no sparkle, glitter, nothing to it. So if I don’t want to highlight that day, I don’t have to worry about a sparkly bronzer all over my face. I think it looks very natural on.

LORAC Tantalizer

LORAC Tantalizer

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{ I’m wearing the Tantalizer – applied lightly here, but you can go darker. }

Lipgloss:  Seriously, this lipgloss has to be one of my favorite gloss purchases in a long while. I’ve had it for 3 weeks, and have been using it frequently. This gloss truly feels like butter on my lips. It’s not at all sticky! I love the color (it’s a perfect mauve-pink), the hydration my lips get, and the staying-power. I can’t wait to try the other shades.

It Cosmetics Vitality Butter Gloss

{ color:  ‘I Believe‘ }

Vitality Butter Lipgloss

Milk Treatment:  Love, love, love this serum! I’ve been using it (on and off) for 8 months. But every time I come back to it because it just truly works. When I’m faithfully using it day + night, I see that my face is more radiant, more hydrated + just overall feels/looks better. And it’s organic skin care! What’s better than that?!

Josie Maran Milk Treatment

So there ya have it, my beauty + skin care picks for December. Tell me what you think. Have you tried any of these products?

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Currently Loving…

November 20, 2014

I’m really loving this weather we’ve been having here in Miami! It’s been in the 50’s/60’s since Tuesday night, and that’s all right by me! Coming from someone who grew up on the West Coast – I miss the chill.

Currently Loving_weather

I’m also loving my nail polish. Isn’t this silvery-gold color cool?! I got my mani done last week, and since I’ve been rocking this color I’ve been getting so many compliments + inquiries about it! It’s perfect for the holidays!

Essie Nails

{ Color:  ‘Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low by Essie }

my new milk frother by Aerolatte (via Sur La Table): This little gadget is AWESOME! It froths my coffee just beautifully! If you’re a #coffeefirst kinda person, YOU NEED THIS (it’s just under 20 bucks too)!!

AeroLatte by sur la table

{ Look at the froth on that (my late this morning)! }

AeroLatte

This bluetooth speaker by Bose! Finally, I’ve found the best bluetooth speaker (trust me I’ve tried many!). I’ve been enjoying it for a couple of weeks now, playing holiday tunes throughout my house from my kitchen. My husband + I love it! It was so simple to set up, right out of the box. It has the quality you expect from Bose –  the sound is great + it looks cool! » It comes in fun colors too. (BEST value found on QVC.com)

Bose bluetooth speaker

 

 

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Beauty Stocking Suffers

Beauty Stocking Stuffer Ideas

November 17, 2014

Beauty Stocking Suffers

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Eyes, lips, cheeks, face, body…There’s a little stocking stuffer for every girl in your life » perfect for mom, your besties, or your sister! I personally have tried all but one product above. That’s why I carefully chose these products for the fabulous gals in your life!

1| Benefit’s luminous highlighter:  This is my go-to for adding that soft glow on my face in the evening (date night, parties, dinner). Perfect for this time of the season too with all the festivities going on. Don’t worry, it has no glitter. It just highlights your features with a soft sheen.

2| My favorite eyeliner:  Mally knows how to do eyeliner! If you’ve given up on eyeliner like I did (before trying this one)… WAIT!! This Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Liner will convert you, honey! Gift this to your besties, they will ♥ you (even more)! This liner IS waterproof BUT, so creamy and easy to apply. And the colors are beautiful!

3| Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush:  My favorite good-for-your-skin long-lasting blush! I have 5 beautiful clay blushes by Tarte (+ many more products from this line). It truly is long-wearing blush, formulated without any junk + has so many shades to choose from, great for any skin tone. That’s why this is another perfect stocking stuffer!

4| This eyeshadow palette ♥♥♥:  Urban Decay‘s Naked 3 Palette, is every beauty junkies favorite! What’s NOT to love? » it’s UD’s newest Naked palette (all are extremely popular BTW), it has 12 beautiful shades, it’s convenient, it has shimmer, glitter + matte shades – versatile going from day-to-night, + it just wears + looks good on!

5| EOS A Ray of Holiday Sunshine Rachel Roy 3 PK:  Who doesn’t love EOS? The cute spheres feature Rachel Roy’s signature wing design.
Of course, I love that EOS is 100% Natural, USDA-Certified Organic! This limited-edition pack makes a great stocking stuffer… or split them up!

6| Sugar Shine Lip Treatment: Fresh Sugar lip products are amazing! I’ve been a fan of their Sugar Lip Treatment for years! And now there’s Sugar Shine, Sugar Lips ‘big sister,’ as I like to say! She’s high-shine, which makes her perfect for the Holidays!!

7| Essie Winter Mini Nail Polish Collection:  I own 3 colors from this collection. My favorite for the season has to be ‘Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low.’ It’s gold and silver and sparkly! This mini collection is perfect to gift, so she can try them all! » (See ‘Jiggle Hi, Jiggle Low’ on my nails here)

8| Winter Dreams Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter Duo (Limited Edition):  If you haven’t tried Josie Maran‘s Argan Oil products, you’re missing out on something truly luxurious! Her whipped body butter is the best organic moisturizer out there. Ultra hydration, non-greasy, + leaves your skin glowing! It is especially great for these winter months. Gift this duo, and she’ll know what I mean! Purchase the cult classic here.

9| NuFace Mini:  This at-home facial toning device is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand (hence, a stocking stuffer idea). This is the only product I haven’t tried. But I would say, this is a great gift for the gal who’s looking for a mini ‘face-lift!’ The NuFace mini is affordable, portable + has been known to really give results!

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