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Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Favorites

It's been awhile since I've shared all my favorite makeup products! These are products I use almost every single day or every time I do my makeup! Some of them I have posted frequently, but it's only because they are amazing products that I use over and over! Here is a quick breakdown of each!

1.NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer This is just my go to every day concealer (See here for my other favorites). It blends easily, covers, and looks natural.

2.Giorgio Armani Flash Lacquer Crystal Shine Gloss These are just stunning alone or over lipstick. They feel amazing and leave lips looking insanely beautiful! I tend to use Pink 515 the most.

3.Lancome Rouge in Love Lip Color Have been using this all the time simply because I love the perfect baby pink color in #307B Sweet Embrace. It's a beautiful bridal color as well!

4.Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed - Limited Edition - Rose Gold I'm a big fan of Becca highlighters. And anything Rose Gold. It leaves the most beautiful glow on the skin and never looks cake or too sparkly. 

5.Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé I am OBSESSED with this product. Just looking at this makes me happy. I use it during the weekday for a quick swipe over my lids, as a highlighter base on my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose, or anywhere I want a little glow. I can't even describe how gorgeous this color is. The color I use is Guava/Moonstone.

6.MAC Eye Pencil in Coffee Have used this eyeliner for years and years. I never get sick of this color. It's not as harsh as black, easily blends, doesn't flake, and makes eye color pop. My favorite and the only color I can use on my inner waterline. 

7.Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara This is great simply because it is super volumizing. It doesn't take much to accomplish full lashes.

8.Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink Another one I have used for years and have gotten so many friends hooked on! It looks hot pink in the package but goes on a perfect pink that flatters everyone I have used it on. 

9.TOM FORD Traceless Foundation Stick A little pricey, but if you ever run out of this you are using WAY too much. I buy a super dark color and use it as my cream contour. I love this because it always looks super natural and blends perfectly with foundation.

10.TOM FORD Bronzing Powder Again, pricey BUT comes in a huge compact that will last for a very long time. I will probably never run out. I love this because it photographs beautifully on myself and on clients. Well worth the price. I use this as my bronzer/contour powder. 

11.Beauty Blender Pro Cleanser Kit My favorite way to blend and apply foundation, concealer, and contour creams. Always leaves skin looking natural and flawless. This kit is great because it comes with their cleaner. This cleaner is all I use to clean this sponge and my brushes with. Also, it's the only soap I have found that will get ALL the foundation out of your Beauty Blender. 

12.MAC Lipstick in Angel I think I may drive people crazy with my Angel lipstick addiction. I don't care, it's my everything! Ride or die! The most perfect pink ever made. 

13.Yves Saint Laurent Dessin des Lèvres Lip Liner Love the shade in #13 - my favorite dark nude liner. Goes with everything! 

14.M·A·C 'Warm Neutral Times 15' Eyeshadow Palette The only palette you will ever need. Every shade is better than the next. Well worth the price, and actually a great value. This would be $160 if you bought every individual shadow and the price on this is $85. 

15.Too Faced Primed & Poreless Loose Powder Your makeup will last ALL day and night if you set it with this. Since trying this I have never used anything else. It's just WOW! 

16.Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup This combined with the Too Faced Pored & Primed Loose Powder will leave your face absolutely flawless and you will literally not have to touch it up at all. I never use anything else. It fills pores, covers any imperfections, and won't budge.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

LONDONTOWN Lakur: Enhanced Colour Nail Polish

Hi loves! Wanted to share a really great nail polish brand I recently discovered. I came across these polishes on Instagram actually. Their gorgeous colors caught my eye! I did more research on this brand and they have rave reviews! I had to try for myself! In real life one color was more beautiful and vibrant than the next! They have mastered the perfect shade of every dream color out there. They have been tweaked to get the shade just right. They have taken hints from all the major nail brands and cult classic shades to create the perfect polish. I have to mention, each shade is London themed with names like: Teatime, Earl Gray, Chim Cher-ee, Across the Pond, and Water in my Wellies. How cute is that?!

I'm really into nudes at the moment and these nudes are shades that actually compliment your skin color. It's tough to find a nude polish that is just right for you. All 3 that I have worked beautifully with my skin tone. I found this true with each shade- the reds, blues, & pinks. All were colors that I am ALWAYS looking for but don't seem to exist. 

My thoughts on the actual polish: It glides on seamlessly, left no bubbles, was not goopy, sticky, or tacky. 2 coats and the color was completely opaque. I wore one to the beach for a week long vacation and my finger nail and toe nail color did not fade in the sun whatsoever. This is the first time I've ever had that happen. I was extremely impressed. The color lasted around a week without chipping on my fingernails. My toenail polish didn't chip at all. The polish lasts longer than most because they are developed to adhere to LONDONTOWN's kur: Nail Hardener and Base Coat; this reaction creates a molecular bond that reinforces nail strength and works to prevent nails from breaking, cracking and splitting. Genius!

The VERY best part of this polish is:
  • "9-free," does not contain the toxic chemicals;
    • Formaldehyde-free
    • Toulene-free
    • DBP-free
    • Formaldehyde resin-free
    • Camphor-free
    • Lead-free
    • Xylene-free
    • Ethyl Tosylamide
    • Paraben-free
  • Vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free.
Here are a few of my favorite colors from the line! Excuse my not totally perfect paint job!

color: Murray Me
another view of Murray Me

color: Mauve Over

color: Lady Luck

Friday, September 18, 2015

Are you getting your greens?

Happy Friday loves! I wanted to quickly share a product I'm really in love with right now. We all know that if we want beautiful, glowing skin we have to eat lots of fruits and veggies, water, etc. You know the drill! My skin was becoming super dehydrated from all the coffee I was drinking. I needed an extra boost in the afternoon, but have been feeling guilty having that extra cup (plus not sleeping well from the caffeine). I knew I wanted something in the form of a drink (I'm a sucker for health drinks in general). I tried drinks mixes from Vega One and New Chapter Organics from Whole Foods and I cannot deal with the horrendous taste. If it tastes bad just count me out!

I started ordering the ItWorks Greens on the Go (I like the Berry flavor) from a friend and became completely obsessed with them. They are in little individual to go packs so you can just add them right to your water bottle without measuring any powders. I'm getting that extra boost of energy I need, plus all my greens for the day that I am seriously lacking. I love that it is non-GMO and pesticide free, so I never have to worry about what I'm putting into my body! A HUGE plus, I noticed my skin was becoming extra clear and way less dehydrated looking.

So for anyone needing their daily dose of greens, plus some extra energy- I highly recommend these! I usually am not into the whole "pyramid scheme" selling stuff, but this is a product I am obsessed with. I made a page for you to easily shop for them here instead of purchasing from someone you don't know, etc. (since we're bff's right?!).

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! It has really made a difference in my energy levels and overall feeling of well-being!

Shop Greens on the Go here!

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