Sunday, September 15, 2013

Falling for mark. fashion

I am loving mark.s' new collection of fashion and beauty for the upcoming fall season. Below are just some of the pieces I have my eye on.
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I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Falling for mark.

Sequin top

Blue jacket

Avon ankle boots

Taupe purse

Rhinestone jewelry

Palette makeup

Mark citrus perfume

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Polished Up Tuesday: Revlon's Fall Mood

The temperature is beginning to cool in my area and I'm definitely ready for fall. I thought it would be perfect to wear Revlon's Fall Mood to match my excitement for the upcoming season. This glittery, bronze shade is great to match the changing leaves.
One coat of this polish is great and opaque. This is my first experience with a Revlon Colorstay nail color, but if the polish is anything like the great base and top coat I used with it, I'm sure it will last for a while.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

August 2013 Beauty Favorites

Happy Saturday! I was inspired by so many beauty gurus on YouTube who put out monthly favorites videos. As the vids for August favorites circle around, I decided to collect my own stash of favorites to share with you. These are products that I haven't been able to keep my hands off of lately, and some are part of my daily getting ready routine. Let me know in the comment section if you would like to see more of these kinds of blogs.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance: I have been using this primer for many, many months. I love it over the highly favored UD Primer Potion because I think this works better on oilier eyelids. This primer does a great job at fighting eyeshadow creases.
Soap & Glory Hand Food: LOVE this hand lotion! I even have family members hooked on this stuff. It keeps my hands super soft and I get so many compliments about how yummy it smells.
Urban Decay Naked palette: If I had to choose one eyeshadow palette to use for the rest of my life it would be this one. I gravitate toward mostly neutral shades and this palette has it all. You can tell there is a little more of a dent in the lighter shades. Sin and Naked are my favorite shades from the palette. I keep waiting for the day I will hit pan on one of them. Hasn't happened yet, but it could be any day now.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer: I went through my share of dud concealers before I finally found this one. It covers my dark circles and adds a brightening effect to make me look more awake. Even if I don't put on a full face of makeup, I will use this before walking out the door.
e.l.f. Shine Eraser: I CAN'T be without these oil blotting sheets. I have a stash of these at home and in my purse. My skin can get really oily in the middle of the day and these are great at getting rid of all that unnecessary shine. Sure, other companies sell these, but the e.l.f brand sheets are $1! Can't beat that!
Bath and Body Works White Citrus: This has been my go-to scent of the summer. It is so fresh and it lifts my mood when I wear it. Bath and Body Works describes this as "a modern citrus blend of crisp lemon, invigorating grapefruit, lush water lily and alluring ginger flower." Yum!
NYX Lip Gloss in Beige: This is a pretty, pink shade that is perfect for a fresh face look. This creamy gloss isn't sticky and smells like candy. (Swatch below)
Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake: This beautiful  pink shade is like my lips, but better. It goes perfectly with my NYX lip gloss (above) and keeps my pout hydrated. (Swatch below)
Left: NYX gloss in Beige; Right: Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
I just had to add my little pouches. The clear one I have had for a long time, and the black mesh pouch was a recent purchase from Walmart (I picked up one in hot pink too, not pictured). These are great for keeping my purse organized. All I have to do is reach in and pull out a pouch. No more digging around in a huge bag for a tiny item. And because they are see-through, I don't have to guess what is in each one.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Polished Up Tuesday: Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow + bonus shade

With summer coming to a close, I decided to wear one more bright, sunny shade. This week's polish is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mellow Yellow. This bright color is the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. The above look took two coats, as the first coat was a little streaky.
Like the other Xtreme Wear polishes, this one stands up to the test against chipping.

Bonus polish review below:

To go with my bright, sunny polish, I painted my toes this beautiful cobalt blue color from Nina Ultra Pro. The first application was sheer and had a jelly-like finish. A second coat resulted in a totally opaque application. This color is also right on trend with the upcoming fall season.