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Monday, February 18, 2013

Favorite Eye Creams

Eye See Those Peepers 

Here are my top 3 favorite eye creams. They are all fabulous and here's why!! 

What I'm currently using:

La Mer The Eye Balm Intense: Yes, its a splurge - but I bought it last July and I swear I've barely made a dent! I do not use sparingly either - I slather this stuff all around my eye. I love the cooling feeling of the metal ball tipped applicator. It's always ice cold and feels so refreshing. The balm itself is so rich and heavenly. I have very sensitive eyes and this never burns or stings. I truly feel like the little wrinkles from sun damage are immediately plumped and hydrated. You know how your concealer can crease under your eyes? Since I've been using this those creases are few and far between. I will for sure be buying this again...if it ever runs out! Find it here

(Tip: I bought this at a Duty Free shop in the Munich Airport - if you happen to spot one in an airport @ least it's tax free) 

La Roche-Posay Active C Eye Cream: There are TONS of Vitamin C eye creams out there, but this one is hands down my absolute favorite. For starters this is a stabilized Vitamin C cream. The packaging allows it to remain stable until you finish the product. It goes through several layers until it reaches the tip where it comes out. SOOO many Vitamin C products out there are packaged incorrectly allowing air and light to get it. Once the Vitamin C is unstable it is completely useless and allows for free radical damage. This is proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles and pigmentation. I'm a huge fan of La Roche products and this is one of my favorite products they make. You will not be disappointed! Find it here.
Clinique All About Eyes: A tried and true! This was the first eye cream (it's actaully more of a gel)  I ever purchased. Since then I have bought it countless times. It feels so silky and amazing. If your main issue is puffiness - this will be your new best friend! It calms and soothes the puffiness like nobody's business! Keep it in the fridge and it feels even better. Aaahh I want to go slather some on right now! I think keeping the skin around your eyes hydrated (whether you have wrinkles or puffiness) is what really keeps your eyes looking fresh and youthful. If you've never even tried an eye cream this would be an amazing starting point and I guarantee it won't be the first time you buy this! Find it here.

On the best way to conceal those circles visit my sweet friend Amanda's blog - you will be glad you did! Click here!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Favorite Self-Tanners

These are my #1 picks for self tanning perfection

I've tried every self tanner that's probably ever been made! I've had some Oompa Loompa moments, zebra stripes, and awful rashes! These are the ones that I have found give me the perfect bronze tan without any irritation. 

St. Tropez - I use this one the most. The mitt makes for easy application and the color looks like you just left a tropical island. No orange tint ever with this one! You will be addicted! Order here

Tan Towel - Another great pick! It's fast, no mess, portable, and fool proof! Even if you are horrible at putting self tanner on this will never streak. I always go with the lighter color because the dark shade can turn a bit orange and looks fake to me. I can use these on my face with no breakouts. Order here

Sun Laboratories - I love this because it smells soooo good. The scent is kind of a cherry almond. I like that it's formulated with natural ingredients like Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, and Safflower Seed Oil. I can also use this on my face without any irritation. I have the Instant Tint which goes on crazy dark (so you can see where you put it) but washes off to a pretty bronze color. Order here

Kate Somerville Somer 360 - I like this just as well as the Tan Towel. It's very natural looking, so if you're going for a deep bronze - this is not it. If you have fair skin this would be a great pick! These also have easy application and great results! Order here

Monday, February 4, 2013

What's in my makeup bag

Here's what I haul around in my purse 

I keep this little makeup bag in my purse for quick touch ups! I usually switch lip colors out depending on what I'm wearing at the time. This is what I've been toting around lately!

Sephora blotting papers
BareMinerals Mineral Veil compact
Tarte Amazonian clay concealer
NARS Orgasm blush mini
NARS Orgasm The Multiple stick
MAC Coffee eyeliner
Mac Subculture lipliner
MAC Pink Lemonade Lipglass
MAC Sandy B lipstick
Sephora lipgloss #13 Miami Pink
Crown Brush angled blush brush (I use it for the powder & blush)

These are all nice staples to keep in your purse just in case! 

Oz The Great & Powerful Palette Review

 They have arrived!!!

Yay!! They finally came! I am following up to my post about ordering the Oz palettes. They are here in all their glory, and I'm so excited to share the gorgeousness with you! 

I'll start with the Glinda palette because I think it's my favorite! Wow! It is so much prettier in real life. Very girlie with its purples, pinks, and golds. The colors are so pigmented and are absolutely stunning. The eyeliner is the prettiest deep plum and the lipstick pencil would be perfect for everyday use.

Here's a close up of Glinda

The Theodora palette has so many pretty browns, golds, olives - it's a great palette for every day use or to jazz it up a bit at night. I think it would be the most wearable of the two. It comes with a basic dark black eyeliner and a red lipstick pencil. Those are always nice to have handy! 

Here is the closeup of Theodora

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