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Dynamic Duo!

26 Jan

nars lip gloss

nars lip pencil

I absolutely love the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24 http://www.narscosmetics.com) paired with the NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss ($26)! These two lip colors together are the perfect combination! The lip pencil adds subtle color and the gloss shines your lips and doesn’t leave that sticky texture like other lip gloss. I don’t like to wear gloss on bare lips because I feel kind of “naked” so I like that the lip pencil is matte and shines through the gloss and makes your lips really pop! The lip pencil is even nice to wear alone if you want a more dramatic look and it doesn’t dry your lips out. I also love the great names that NARS gives their products! The lip pencil color I use is; Sex Machine and the lip gloss I use is: Candy Says! They have some really fun colors out for Spring too! This is definitely something to try if you need some new lip color!

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Sugar Lips!

10 Jan

fresh sugar lips

If you want to put something fun and save your lips from winter weather, try Sugar Lip Treatment by Fresh ($22.50 http://www.fresh.com). I got two samples and I am obsessed! My lips were cracked and in one day they were healed! I have the original formula and the Rose tint formula. They are basically jumbo sized chap sticks that are formulated to heal your lips and leave them with all their moisture. Sugar is natural way to prevent moisture loss…who knew??? They are also packed with SPF and leave your lips soft and supple for 6 hours! I love using the original formula under my lipsticks and the Rose Tint formula for when I use a gloss or don’t want to use any other color on my lips at all. I really recommend these for winter, they are a lip saver!

Perfect Lashes Everytime

8 Jul

Ok, I told you about my favorite drugstore mascara, but I haven’t told you about my ultimate favorite mascara, the one that I can not live with out!  I have tried all the mascara’s in the department store and the one that is by far the best is Chanel Inimitable Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel ($30 www.chanel.com).  In one stroke on your lashes this mascara separates and covers them all perfectly from root to tip!!  It plumps and curls the lashes  and does this all without any clumping!  I can not express how beautiful this mascara makes your lashes look!  The wand is so slender and it just separates each lash perfectly!  I use the regular version but you can also get it in waterproof.  I use black noir and it is perfect!  I can’t express how much this product saves me on time in the morning!  One quick sweep of the lashes and they are done!  This completes every makeup look and makes your eyeshadow pop!  If you are looking for a good mascara give this one a try it is AMAZING!!

Sun-Kissed!

7 Jul

I have finally found a great bronzer!!  Let me tell you, the search has been long and it has not been easy.  I am super fair-skinned so it has been hard to find a bronzer that creates that beautiful sun-kissed look!  I hate it when people look like J.Lo from the neck up and a snowman from the neck down, so after trying several products I came across Trish McEvoy Golden Glow Face Color ($35 www.trishmcevoy.com).  There is a soft copper bronzer on one side with a pink shimmery blush on the other.  The best part is that this does not give you a “glittery” look like other bronzers.  You just sweep your brush over the powder and apply it to your cheek bones or any other places you want a little glow.  This is very buildable so you can make it dark or light depending on your mood.  This really brightens up your face and is perfect for summer and fair skin.  If you want to try a bronzer for the first time, this is a great choice, this one won’t make you look ridiculous.  Enjoy adding a little color to your cheeks ladies!!

New Favorite Lipstick

9 Jun

I have a new favorite lipstick and it is Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine ($32 www.chanel.com). It goes on very smooth and it leaves the look of a gloss.  It lasts forever and it looks so pretty with the little shine it gives off.  You can wear it alone or wear it with a liner.  My go-to color is Empreinte, it is a neutral but is so pretty for summer.  It really moisturizers your lips so this feels great when you put it on.  If you don’t wear lipstick give this a try because it is nothing like the “old school” lipstick you are thinking of!  It comes in 20 colors so I know you will find your favorite too!

Correct & Brighten

18 May

Don’t get me wrong, I can’t live without my concealer, but I think having a brightening pen is a really great addition to your beauty bag!  I like to use Trish McEvoy Correct & Brighten Pen ($40 www.trishmcevoy.com).  It is best to use under your eyes to help get rid of dark circles and shadows that can be cast in this area.  It really brightens your eyes and makes your eye color pop!  You can put it on over concealer if you want a lot of coverage or use it in the place of concealer.  You can use it to cover any blemishes or contour any features such as your nose or cheek bones.  After I started using it I began to feel like I looked “dead” without it.  It really “wakes up” my face and makes my eyes look better.  Even if you don’t wear makeup, this will just liven you up” a bit and even you out.  It helps to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and if you have dark circles, they will be  gone in a flash!

It’s Here! In Style Magazine’s Best Beauty Buys For 2012

19 Apr

The May Issue of In Style Magazine ($4 www.instyle.com) is out and it features one of my favorite spreads… BEST BEAUTY BUYS OF 2012!  I was so happy when I read through the list because a lot of the products I have recommended to you guys already!  I was so happy to see that they agree with me! LOL!  There are also products on their that I use and just haven’t had time to write to you about, so I need to get to those ones ASAP.  There are also a lot of products that I haven’t tried but this article has “sparked” my interest and you know I am always up for product testing!  If you don’t have a copy pick one up at any supermarket or drug store.  Eventually the Beauty Buys will also be on the In Style website so you can view them there too!  Hope you enjoy!