I feel like spring has finally sprung! Ryan brought home the most beautiful flowers this week & I felt that buzz of spring in our house truly for the first time this year. Unfortunately it quickly turns to summer here in Las Vegas so I have to soak it up while I can! I’m loving the emerging pastels, blooming perfumes, & especially the soft prints. Today I’m sharing some of my picks for spring- all of them gorgeous & luxe feeling! Keep reading to check them out! [Read more…]
I really wanted to save this palette until I had used it quite a bit- & now I have! This Smashbox palette here is one that is my absolute go-to for travel so when I saw this…well it was basically made for me! I love palettes like this for when I am in a hurry or, like I said, traveling! I did have one mishap- I lost the brush somehow! Sorry about that! You can see more information on this double-ended brush here. I have several brushes from Smashbox that I love so I’m sure this one is fab too. Anyway- enough rambling! Let’s get into the review!
Pixi is one of those brands I recommend to everyone. You can pick it up at Target, it is affordable, & it tends to perform like something you’d buy at a high-end store. From the cute but functional packaging to innovative products most people can afford, Pixi tends to really impress me. Check out some new-to-me products from Pixi including the nail polish shade Gilded Garnet, Correction Concealer in Brightening Peach, & more! [Read more…]
To follow up my prior favorite post…we now come to face products. I really only chose my best of the best- the products I reached for time & time again. I’m currently across the US in California for IMATS LA 2015 & to visit my family- & a solid chunk of these are sitting in my travel bags right now because they’re just above & beyond fantastic! Check out my top picks from 2015 below! [Read more…]
Have brow problems? Me too. It is a sad fact but I try to be as upfront about it as I can on the blog especially. Because you guys understand me. I’ve tried & reviewed so many brow products recently (check out a bunch here) but I seem to be always on the lookout for the very best. & when it comes it beauty I always recommend It Cosmetics. As a brand It Cosmetics is a league of beautifying scientific geniuses so when I had the opportunity to check out the new-ish It Cosmetics Build-A-Brow Waterproof 5-in-1 Micro-Fiber Creme Gel Stain & It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Build-A-Brow Brush #12 I was all about that eyebrow life. Keep reading to check out this ridiculously innovative product! [Read more…]
Today I wanted to take a break from holiday posts just for a moment to bring in a post I’ve had waiting in the wings since before I even cut my hair. I took these photos when I realized I was using some of my favorite products in my collection & realized this would probably be helpful to share. My collection is pretty vast so the go-to items are really important to me. & some have been around for ages. I just love favorites don’t you?
Have you ever picked up a lipstick & thought “I could wear this with everything…”? It is rare for me. I really do switch out lip colors seasonally & quite often so it is a pretty big deal. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now then you likely know I grew up raiding my mother’s Lancome stash. It was a pretty big deal. Although I know for a fact I’ve been using this lipstick for 5 years at a minimum…it is likely more like 10. I think it was 3-5 years ago that my mom & I randomly started a conversation talking about our favorite purse lipstick…& it was the same one. The one I’m wearing above is Lancome Color Design Lipstick in Love It! which is probably the best thing ever. I mean- that name? Was it not meant to be a favorite? This is the perfect, creamy pink & you’ll find it in my purse at all times. [Read more…]
This little baby has been on my brows a lot lately- & with good reason. The NYX Eyebrow Gels are not only the first of their kind from the drugstore…but also a close dupe to the pricier Make Up For Ever options. I’ve actually had this shade for months & it was perfect in the humid months- they really last! I’ve found my favorite way to apply & lots of details which will be below! [Read more…]
Ever been on a trip & regretted forgetting something? I know I have. Here is a list of some of my favorite beauty items that help me make it more comfortably without a trip- without bringing out my entire stash. Because for some reason people think that’s illogical! This is a special list because it isn’t my basic favorites like certain palettes but usually multi-purpose beauty products I find handy on the go! Plus a look at my favorite new makeup bake from the Hold Me Company! It is pretty incredible! [Read more…]
I have been having a semi-public battle with my brows long before blogging. I really fight to find that perfect brow balance…& with my personal eyebrows it tends to be tough. How much plucking is too much? Why are my brows so thin there? Geez- is that really the right color? I’ve been using the Milani Brow Fix Brow Kit in Light for years now- & here are two more products to add to my arsenal. Keep reading to see how these Milani products have helped to shape my difficult brows! [Read more…]
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Recently I asked on my facebook page what kind of tutorials you guys would most like to see & I got some pretty unexpected answers! Two that really caught my eye were work appropriate & something for those with arthritic hands. You may be thinking those don’t go together but I thought I could make it work! I wanted to come up with something really effortless that wouldn’t require a lot of blending or work in general. The Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours are perfect for this! Keep reading to see how you can get a quick eye look & soft orchid lip- on trend & on time! [Read more…]