Winters for my beauty regimen are long & dry- & kind of sad. When thinking of the topic I wanted to talk about red lips, glittering eyes, rosy cheeks…but then I decided to be honest. Brutally. What product do I NEED to survive? & here they are! [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 morning I woke up to the heater being off. I left my slippers downstairs so I had to walk barefoot on the tile. I then proceeded to freeze my hands when washing them. Winter is definitely here. Because I grew up in southern California, I am a bit bias about this winter nonsense. I would much rather visit snow than live in it. The one shining light during this season for me is the makeup…& all of the new releases! It Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands & today I get to share one of my favorite lippies in a limited edition form.
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The packaging on this trio is obviously amazing- the more companies that catch on to the awesomeness that is holo the better. The It Cosmetics CC+ Lip Serum Limited Edition Holiday Collection includes three Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Crème Glosses. All three shades are limited edition & I believe exclusive to this set. I’ve actually reviewed It Cosmetics glosses on my blog here & here…& actually bought one for my mom as an early Christmas present! Can you guess if I will like these yet? [Read more…]
Like many of the posts up for this time of year I’m complaining about dry skin. Much like oily skin, it makes apply makeup & keeping it looking great harder than necessary. I’m constantly on the search for better products to perfect my skin both in photographs & in real life. When the wind picks up my skin pretty much just stops even trying to hide it & you can really tell. I woke up this morning & washed my face as usual. I was then promptly distracted which is pretty normal…what wasn’t normal was opening the door for my dogs & getting hit in the face with 10 degrees! Uhg! So now it is officially time to share with you my It Cosmetics dry skin secret weapon that I’ve relied on for over a year…& even show a sneak peek at an upcoming look while I’m on a roll!
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It Cosmetics has become an easy favorite over the years producing many products I now couldn’t imagine life without. From the highlighter that pretty much changed my outlook on cream face products (review here!) to the matte palette that blew my mind (review here!), they’ve nailed it. Over & over again. Today I’m bringing you one of those behind the scenes products that may not be as flashy but is definitely beloved- my It Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Anti-aging Collagen Veil Primer. Does the “anti-aging” part make you immediately turn away? Well you need some whiplash because this primer was developed for all ages that locks in moisture while doing about a million other amazing things. Okay- maybe a slight exaggeration but seriously this primer is a multi-tasking genius. [Read more…]
Orange is the New Black is one of my favorite shows currently…so we quickly flew through the 2nd season. I’ll make sure not to reveal any major spoilers but this season was intense (which was expected) but also full of awesome twists. One of my favorite characters on the series (which is on Netflix for those who haven’t indulged yet!) is Nicky aka Nichols who is just a seriously awesome character. She’s rough one minute & understanding the next but always speaks her mind. In collaboration a few other vloggers & bloggers (linked below!) we sought to cover some of our favorite characters- keep reading to check out my look! [Read more…]
Laura from My Newest Addiction have been blogging friends a really long time so it only makes sense we decided to do our first video collab together! We wanted to both use the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette because she is so stunning & versatile. When we came up with the Alter Ego Palette idea we thought it would make a great tag too!
How does it work? Pick one of your favorite palettes & zero in on shades you use the least then create a look!
Keep reading to check out my results! [Read more…]
Say hello to the highlighter to end all highlighters. I love highlighters so much so when I got this gorgeous little baby from It Cosmetics in the mail I was quite excited. A highlighter! Right up my alley! The It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Creme is pretty much the only highlighter I’ve reached for in weeks & I’m going to tell you why. Plus, get ready to need yet another brush because there simply isn’t another like it!
When it comes to a true highlight (I love shimmer powders but they don’t look as natural on me) I want something that I can wear just over moisturizer or with a full face of makeup. It needs to look real & like I was somehow born with the ability to glow on command. Ah if I only had that kind of superpower! Well, I guess, now I kind of do.
Now onto the shining star of this post, the It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Creme. This specific products was designed to blur away fine lines, provide skin with the look of vitality without glitter or shimmer, & to nourish your skin while warding off free-radicals all day long. It automatically lifts & brightens your skin but you won’t even feel it. This is the thinnest veil of creme ever.
Use the back of the box to note what parts of your face you most want to bring forward, add light, & brighten. Again, you can use this on bare skin or foundation & it looks so naturally radiant…it is now considered a must have. This is now entered into my Holy Grail products which is a rarity.
You can see it blended in on the left & pre-blending on the right. Fabulous.
The It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Pointed Precision Luminizer Brush & It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Creme are available from QVC, QVC.com, ItCosmetics.com, & internationally at The Shopping Channel & theshoppingchannel.com in Canada.
**Products provided in hopes of review. All opinions are my own.