It's my favorite time of month -- time for my monthly faves and giveaway!!
My favorites this month are a mix of new products and old favorites.
Bellapierre Pink Cheek & Lip Stain
This was in my October Beauty Box 5, and I instantly fell in love with this. Pink is one of my go-to colors, and this shade is perfect. You can use this on your cheeks or lips, but I prefer this on my cheeks. If you're in a rush, you can apply it with your fingers. I prefer to use a stippling brush, either from E.L.F. or Real Techniques.
Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream and Cover Girl TruBlend Foundation
I've made it my mission to use up a lot of my foundations. Side note: I have a slight addiction to trying ALL the foundations. I'm purposing to use up my foundation/bb cream samples and full size products before I buy some new ones to try. I randomly tried this combination of Dr. Jart BB Cream and Cover Girl and it looks SO good! The BB Cream makes my skin look very healthy and fresh, and the foundation gives my skin a little more coverage. I've been applying this with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush.
Target Dispensable Pump
I came across this dispensing pump in Target, and snatched up two of them (ahem... hint hint)! Ever since I used up my Kate Somerville toner, I've been wanting a toner dispenser that pumps the product at the top. It eliminates product waste, so yay! I can't tell you how many times I've accidentally spilled toner, because I've had to tip the bottle to put it on a cotton pad. I have my Clarins toner in it right now.
NYX Butter Lipstick in Little Susie
Ahhh... this lip product is amazing. I really love the Butter Glosses, and this is the lipstick version of those. It's very smooth and creamy. It doesn't cling to dry patches, and it doesn't settle in any lines. It's practically perfect! This particular color is very pretty, too. They have a few other colors that I want to try.
Maybelline Leather Color Tattoo in Vintage Plum
I've loved the Color Tattoos since they first came out a couple years ago. They released a Leather Collection (not sure where the leather inspiration comes from...), and most of them are matte. I really love this color. It's a purple, taupe-y, grey matte. I've been wearing it all over my lid with a powder taupe shadow blended into the crease. It actually looks splotchy when I'm applying it but blending evens it out and it looks gorgeous!
L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara
A reader mentioned this a while back, and I decided to try it. I've loved the original Voluminous since forever. It was literally the first mascara I used when I started wearing makeup. The Miss Manga is like the Voluminous, but it also lengthens. It's so pretty!
Toni & Guy Casual Hair Spray
One, I got my hair cut. And two, I ran out of hair spray. Hence, I bought this. It literally takes me years to go through a bottle of hair spray, so I bought something a little nicer this time. This is officially my favorite hair spray of all time. You can lightly spray it, and it holds your style without looking crunchy. It does kind of fall out throughout the day, but my hair stays in place (magic!). You can also layer it and get more of a strong hold. This is possibly the most versatile hair spray I've ever used. ...Can hair spray be versatile? That sounds weird.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray
I wanted something to give my hair texture on the days I don't wash it, so I decided to try this. Also, it was on clearance 50% off. So... I had to. Isn't that what everyone says about Target clearance? Anyways, this is pretty effective. When I use it, I have that perfect messy look. I can't not wash my hair after using this, though. This is definitely a second day hair product, and I wash my hair on the next morning.
Now it's giveaway time!!
This month, I am giving away:
1 Target Dispensable Pump Bottle
1 L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara
1 NYX Butter Lipstick in Little Susie
1 Maybelline Color Tattoo in Vintage Plum
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Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
If you're like me, you start Christmas shopping early in the year. I may or may not have some presents squirreled away in my closet right now...
I wanted to share a pretty awesome service that would be so much fun, not to mention personable, for Christmas! HICustom is a customizable product service that allows you to create pretty much anything. They have shirts, mugs, cell phone cases, you name it! They also have hundreds upon hundreds of designs from which to choose.
So, you basically pick the product you want to customize and design away! You can pick the color, the pictures, the font and totally make it yours.
I am forever wearing grey shirts around the house. It's basically my weekend uniform. Or something. I also cook a ton on the weekends. So, I thought it would be super cute to make this cooking-themed tee to wear on the weekends. The shirt I used is their Women's Slim Cut, and I got it in dark grey. As soon as I saw this chef's hat "cross bones," I knew that's what I had to put on my shirt.
I was extremely impressed with the quality of the shirt. Not only was the design printed very well on the shirt, but the tee was soft and thick. Just the way I like it!
Do you like to customize presents for Christmas?
Thank you to HICustom for providing me with free trial of their services.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I paired this top and necklace earlier this year, in my summer remix. I love the way the pink and gold look together!
What do you do to keep your work wardrobe interesting?
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Shanna.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
It's time to share another Rockbox! If you've never heard of Rocksbox before, it's the Netflix of jewelry. For $19 a month, you can rent three gorgeous pieces of jewelry. If you want to purchase any of the pieces, you can, and at a discount! I've been getting Rocksbox for the past three months and I absolutely love it. It's so much fun to play around with the jewelry and then send it back for more!
Urban Gem Katrina Necklace in Mint, $64
This necklace is so gorgeous. Even though I don't wear a ton of mint, I think it could've gone with almost any outfit. I wore it here. The only reason I didn't keep it was the price. I practically wore it to death while I had it, though!
Gorjana Isla Ring & Midi Ring Set, $62
In my last box, the ring was too big. I asked for a smaller size in my next box. Of course ... these were too small! They fit on my fingers, but they looked tight. Otherwise, you would see a picture of me wearing them. I really like the style of these rings. In fact, I have loved all the Gorjana jewelry was sent to me in my boxes.
Loren Hope Chloe Studs, $38
These are gorgeous! I wish I had a fancy place to wear them. They were a lot of fun to wear, but they weren't practical for everyday. Even though the price was right, I sent these back.
Do you get Rocksbox? Do you love it as much as I do?
I was gifted a 3-month subscription to Rocksbox. All opinions are 100% my own
Monday, October 27, 2014
In case you've never heard of Loverly, it is basically your wedding binder in the clouds. It's a way to keep all your bridal inspiration in one spot, and to gain more inspiration while you're planning your special day. You can find inspiration for every aspect of your wedding. Food, beauty, wedding dresses, you name it!
Now, I'm obviously not planning a wedding anytime soon, but I couldn't resist to create a makeup look to go with this dress. The dress that caught my eye is classic and gorgeous. I love the elegant, Hollywood aesthetic with the high neck and mermaid silhouette. Lace is so elegant and timeless, and I think the makeup should be timeless as well. Since this look is romantic, I would mirror that in the makeup with soft pinks and purples.
For this makeup look, I would bring in some of my tried-and-true favorites. For my face, I would use one of my favorite primers, the Hourglass Primer, with my favorite foundation from Bobbi Brown. For my highlighter, I would bring in the Dermablend Quickfix Illuminator. To set everything, I would use the Tarte Smooth Operator (that stuff is seriously amazing!).
To keep things simple, I would use a palette from Tarte for my cheeks and eyes. You have all the colors you need right there. In addition, for my eyes, I would line my lashes with The Balm's Schwing Liquid Eyeliner and finish my lashes with Dolce & Gabbana's Passion Eyes Mascara (one of my faves!).
For my lips I would use the NARS lipstick in Dressed to Kill. It's a beautiful fuchsia rose, so it's a 'your lips but better' shade. And to finish off the whole look, I would use Burberry's English Rose on my nails. So classic!