Monday, March 31, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Happy Spring! I am so happy it is finally spring, I honestly can not wait to step outside and not feel cold. Being in a spring mood, I decided I would share some lipsticks I look forward to using this spring. I love wearing brighter colors in the spring. A simple natural eye with a bright lips just looks amazing. I hope you enjoy.
|Bottom to Top: Impassioned, Nude Diaphane, Kate Moss 109, One Size Fits Pearl,Vibrant Mandarin|
MAC Amplified Lipstick in Impassioned: Hello Barbie pink! This lipstick is a beautiful blue toned hot pink that just glides onto the lips. Amplified is my favorite finish from MAC because it is glossy but not overly shiny. This color is honestly the perfect hot pink that is still wearable. I got this at Nordstorm for 16 dollars.
NYX Matte Lipstick in Nude Diaphane: This lipstick is 100 percent matte but it goes on really smoothly and lasts really well ( about 5 hours if not eating and drinking). This color is a pinky nude. I prefer this to my other favorite nude, Rimmel Nude Delight, during the spring because I feel like the pinky undertone makes it so spring perfect. I got this CVS ( yes! CVS now has NYX yay) for around 5 dollars.
Rimmel Kate Moss Matte in 109: Another matte lipstick, this one also lasts a really well around 5 hours and this color is just gorgeous. It is a matte orangy coral and it is quite muted so it is not one of those " in your face" kind of oranges. This is great for a pop of color that is not overwhelming. One thing though, it is a bit drying so make sure to have a good balm underneath it! I got this at Walmart for a little over four dollars!
Maybelline Color Whisper in 55 One Size Fits Pearl: I am really sad that this does not show up in picture as well as it does in person. This is a very glossy, easy to wear baby pink. I love this for lazy days that I don't feel like checking on my lipstick all day. This goes on easy and adds a subtle hint of color. I picked this up at Walgreens for around 8 dollars.
Maybelline Lipstick in 885 Vibrant Mandarin: Last but not least is the brightest of the bunch. Vibrant Mandarin is actually what is sounds like a bright orange color. It glides on really easily and has a shiny finish. This is the lipstick for the days you want your lipsticks noticed. It is a very attention drawing orange color. This goes great with a basic neutral colored outfit. I got this at Walgreens for around 8 dollars.
What colors do you looks forward to wearing?
Lots of Love,
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
|Sun Beam and High Beam|
|Sun Beam and High Beam|
I am currently on spring break visiting my mom in Boston. One of my favorite things about traveling is that I get to use all the cute little mini make up that I own and you know how adorable mini products are. Two of my favorite mini products are Benefit's High Beam and Sun Beam. These are two beautiful liquid highlighters. I personally love highlighters because I feel like they just add a warmth to your face. Anyways, on to the review!
Lets start of with High Beam. High Beam is said to be a multi tasker, that it can be used as a highlighter or a illuminizer. Personally, I prefer it as a highlighter on my cheekbones, cupid's bow and sometimes the inner corner of my eyes and if I want a illuminizer, I would use Girl Meets Pearl by Benefit. I would describe the color is a milky pearl pink with lots of sheen. It is not glittery or sparkly yet it gives a growing affect to your face. It looks really soft and dewy. However I definitely feel that it works better on lighter skin because it is so milky and light. I think it could look harsh on tan skin so for me this is much more of a winter or early spring highlighter.
Next we have Sun Beam which is a complete opposite of High Beam in which it is definitely more of a late spring or summer highlighter. Sun Beam is a warm, golden, sun kissed bronze highligher. This highlighter is amazing at making you look radiant and glowing. It really looks like you went to beach and the sun hit your face perfect on your cheekbones. This is definitely more all skin tones friendly. I think it would look great on naturally tan skin or on paler skin that wants to look more sun kissed.
The formula of both of these is super creamy! They go on really smoothly and a little goes a long way. With that being said, I think these minis are going to last me a very long time and honestly, I think I prefer the minis to the full sized ones because the full sized ones seem like a pain to fit into makeup storage since they are almost like nail polishes. The full sizes retail for $26 at Sephora. You can get the mini ones is different sets from Benefit. Overall, I love these both and they are definitely worth checking out!
Have you tried them out? If so, which do you prefer?
Lots of Love,
Thursday, March 13, 2014
I am a huge fan of bold eyeliners from bright colored liners to dramatic cat eyes, I love it all. Today, I wanted to show you a cat liner look I been loving lately. I adore having a really natural eye base with a bold thick liner and a light pink lip. I think it looks really girly and effortless. The products I used are Benefit Gimme Brows, Stila In The Light Palette (Bare all over the lid with Bliss in the crease and Bubbly in the inner corner), Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner in Blackest Black with a Tarte double ended eyeliner brush, Rimmel ScandalEYES in Nude, Make Up Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara and Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 17. I hope you like this look!
Let me know how you feel about cat liners and what type of liner you like to use for it!
Lots of Love,
Monday, March 10, 2014
I don't know if it is just me but purple lips have really been something I have been dying to try. I have seen purple lips pop up everywhere from NYFW to Vogue. However, they are definitely pretty intimidating. I been trying to find a nice starting purple color to get myself more comfortable with purples in general and I think I have found that perfect introduction color. Bite Beauty's Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Grape is a perfect starting color. Don't let the name scare you!
The color advertised at the end of the stick looks like a very bright purple but once you open it up and actually look at it, it is much more pinky toned then expected. It is described as a "muted violet" on the Sephora website but personally I think it is much more of a pinky cool toned lavender. It is absolutely gorgeous on and I think it will look amazing on a lot of different skin tones.
My absolute favorite thing about this is definitely the finish and formula. As you probably would've guessed by now, it is a matte finish. However, it is not drying what so ever and it actually feels rather moisturizing. When I was talking to the girl that works at Sephora about it, she was telling how Bite is all natural brand and that is why it is not as drying as a lot of other matte lip products. It glides on really easily and you don't have to worry about it sticking to dry patches on your lips.
Overall, I am super impressed with Bite Beauty and as this is the first product I have tried from them, I definitely want to get my hands on more. You can pick up this lovely lip crayon at Sephora from 22 dollars. If purple isn't your color, it also comes in five other colors! I honestly cannot wait to try more Bite Beauty products!
Lots of Love,
Thursday, March 6, 2014
February always goes by so fast and I was not ready for it to be over. I also found that I haven't overly loved anything and that when I was thinking about doing a beauty favorites for February nothing really stood out to me. I didn't want to do a forced favorites so I decided not to do one for February. Instead I decided to do another music favorite. I listen to a lot of music on the way to and back from class so I always have songs I enjoy more than others. I hope you enjoy!
Alex G- Thrift Shop (Cover)
Alex Goot- Counting Stars (Cover)
What have you been listening to lately?
Lots of Love,