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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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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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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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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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