Friday, June 28, 2013

L'Oreal Infallible 24 Hr Eye Shadow

Summer doesn't necessarily mean that you go without makeup. If you're like me, it's that time of year when makeup's lasting power is essential, especially in Florida's extreme heat and humidity. I still want to have fun with makeup and try out new looks, I just want them to last. Is that too much to ask for?

Despite hearing so many great reviews on the L'Oreal Infallible Eye Shadows, I initially thought $8 was too much to pay for a single shadow. After seeing a swatch of Amber Rush, a beautiful rose gold shade, I decided to try it. I'm so glad I did- I've been blown away! I'm bringing this review to you now because I wanted to share with you this great option for a summer eye shadow. It's long wearing, water resistant, and comes in an assortment of beautiful shades!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wishlist: Blushes

I like to refer to myself as fair, but the truth of the matter is I'm pale and sometimes pasty. Blush is an essential beauty product for me; without it my face has no color! 

Top Row: Benefit Blush in Coralista, Nars Blush in Luster, and MAC Blush in Cream Soda.
2nd Row: Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Sunset and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Charisma.
3rd Row: Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush in Natural, L'Oreal True Match Blush in Innocent Flush, Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Plum Pink, and Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Blush in Rosy Glow.
Last Row: ELF Studio Contour Blush and Bronzer Powder in St. Lucia, NYX Blush in Dusty Rose, Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Pearlecscent Pink, ELF Studio Blush in Candid Coral.

You'd think because it's so important that I'd have a huge blush collection, but oddly enough I only have a couple, and of those I consistently reach for the same one. I want to break this habit and try a new blush (or two...). I've had my eye on a few- okay, tons- and although I won't be buying them all, I'd love to hear your option of those on my list. Recommendations are welcomed! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Lipstick

Generally speaking, I'm not a huge lipstick fan. I love wearing lip balms when I want moisture, reach for lip stain when I'm looking for long wearing color without the fuss, lastly, opt for lip gloss when I want to add shine to my lips. Who would have guessed that there was a lipstick out there that would encompass all my favorite features of these other products in one compact tube?

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid On Fire Red and Vibrant Mandarin

You may have heard lots of talk about Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid lipsticks, but I thought I'd review this lipstick and give you my opinion. I have a lot to cover in this review, so keep reading to find out exactly how these lipsticks work and to see swatches of my shades! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

OOTD: 1st Day of Summer- Chambray Dress

Summer began long ago, but today marks the official first day of summer. I try to stay cool during the hottest time of year, but occasionally I fail. I think this chambray dress, along with my accessories is a perfect option to beat the heat, while still looking cute and pulled together. This is a perfect casual summer outfit.

Chambray shirt dress

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dust It: Review & How To

My summer hair routine has been pretty lax. I haven't been styling my hair much, just shampooing and air drying. It's just too stinkin' hot in Florida! Ponytails have save me from being a (complete) sweaty mess because wearing my hair down is unbearable most days. The down side of the ponytail is that without going to great lengths to add volume, my hair is completely flat. Back combing (or teasing) is too much effort, especially when it's hot inside too! I just want to throw my hair up and be done.

Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dust It Texture Mattifying Powder

I received a complementary Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dust It in my Spring VoxBox from Influenster. I've been using it to give my hair volume without all the effort typically associated with adding fullness. Keep reading and I'll share with you exactly how I use it, as well as some before and after comparison pictures. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Colors of the Rainbow Tag

I've been watching loads of videos and reading lots of post of Color of the Rainbow Tag created by TalkBeckyTalk. After watching Kendra's (of Beauty by Kendra C) video of this tag, I knew I had to do it too!

I'll give you a quick run down of the Color of the Rainbow Tag, in case you're not familiar with it. You choose your favorite products (makeup, skincare, haircare, or fashion) for each color of the rainbow, with a bonuses too (Pink and Multicolor). Pretty simple right? This is a fun tag for the end of spring/ beginning of summer because they're the most colorful months of the year (in my opinion).

Friday, June 14, 2013

NOTD: Essie Under Where? & Good To Go Top Coat

I know I said that I'd be doing a Nail Of The Day post on Monday, but I just couldn't wait that long! I had some free time last night and decided to give myself a mani/pedi and use one of my new polishes that I hauled on Wednesday. You can see from the title that I picked Essie's Under Where? Keep reading to hear my thoughts on the polish!

Essie Under Where? with Essie Good To Go Top Coat

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Hair and Nail Product Haul

This past week I made a trip to the beauty supply store with my mom to pick up some much-needed goodies. The woman at the store was super generous and gave us some great samples too! I'll go ahead and get into what I got for myself. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm

NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm in Big Apple Red

I received NYC Applelicious Glossy Lip Balm in my Spring VoxBox from Influenster, but I hadn't started using it until the last week of May. I don't know what took me so long, but once I put it on my lips I've been hooked. I used it recently in a Day to Night FOTD so today I want to share with you my review of this product.

Friday, June 7, 2013

FOTD: Day to Night Smokey Eye

I want to share with you my Face of the Day from yesterday. I thought it would make for a fun FOTD post because I transitioned a light, day-time smokey eye into one with a bit more drama for the night-time. Taking my look from Day into Night was simple- I will tell you what I used and other ways to make the transition- just keep reading! 

FOTD Makeup and what I added for my FOTN (Face of the Night)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Birthday Makeup Haul!

Last week, I received an unexpected birthday package from my cousin (who also happens to be a loyal blog reader)! Included were items from my Eye Product Wishlist and a gift card for my favorite Target! I posted a picture on Instagram to give you all a little preview. If you're not following me already, be sure to do so and I'll follow you back! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

May Favorites

Another month has flown by and I have some new favorites to share with you. Here are my favorites for my favorite month- May! 

As a reminder, I try to post only favorite items that I haven't mentioned in a previous Monthly Favorites. I don't want to be redundant because if I love a product one month, I tend love it the next! Be sure to check out my past favorites to see what I'm still hooked on.