Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A few of my favorite lipsticks

Lipstick for me is essential in any of my make up looks. I love lipstick and probably have way too many. My favorite brand is definatly MAC's, because of their formulation. A few of my favorite lipsticks from MAC are "Blankety", "Snob", and "Creme D' Nude". Another one of my favorites is "Belle De Jour" by NARS.

"Blankety" is a Amplified lipstick from MAC. The shade is a pretty brownish base nude and leaves a creamy finish to the lips.

"Snob" is a Satin lipstick from MAC. It is a pink based shade with blue undertones. If you like pink lipsticks, you should definantly go out to your closest MAC counter and try it out.

"Creme D' Nude" is a Cremesheen lipstick from MAC. It is the prettiest nude shade and leaves the lips with a glossy sheen.

NARS "Belle De Jour" is a pink based, beige nude shade. The consistency is very creamy and gives a pretty sheen to the lips. It is said that this lipstick is one of Kim Kardashian's favorites, and I can see why. A defiante gorgeous lipstick.

Below are swatches of all four lipsticks from left to right: Blankety, Snob, Creme D' Nude, and Belle De Jour.

Sweet Smelling Candles

I love sweet, yummy smelling candles. My three favorite at the moment are "Frosted Cupcake", "Vanilla Bean", and "Salty Caramel."

"Frosted Cupcake" is by Slatkin & Co. which can be found at Bath & Body Works. The scent is definantly true to it's name, like sweet just frosted cupcakes.

"Vanilla Bean" is by WoodWick, and I purchased mine from Bed Bath & Beyond. I love WoodWick's candles because they "create a soothing sound of crackling fire"- quoted from the bottom of my candle (lol). Which in fact they really do! While giving off the most rich vanilla scent throughout the home.

"Salty Caramel" is another candle from Bath & Body Works. The scent reminds me of pecan prailine ice cream for some reason. The smell is so yummy makes me crave something sweet everytime!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Products I've been loving

These products are products the I have been using everyday, and that I have been loving. The bunch includes:
LUSH's "Sweet Lips" Lip Scrub, MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, MAC's "Hush" Cream Color Base, SEPHORA's Lash Plumper Mascara, NARS' Lipgloss in the shade "Striptease", and ANASTASIA's Clear Brow Gel.

LUSH's Lip Scrub is an amazing exfoliater for my lips. Everytime I use use this scrub, it leaves my lips feeling so super soft. The sweet smell and taste is a plus too.

I set my foundation everyday using MAC's Mineralize, the product leaves my skin with a very natural, fresh finish.

I always use my MAC cream color base in the shade "HUSH" under my powder blushes. I have oily to combination skin, and this base holds my blush on all day. The shade is so universal and creates a smooth base for any color blush.

I have been looking for a mascara that gives me volume and length, and I have finally found it! This Lash plumper mascara from Sephora is amazing! I have long but very straight lashes, and this mascara gives me curl, length, and volume all at the same time.

I know alot of people are familiar with NARS products and especially Nars' "Turkish Delight", well this lipgloss is definantly a high contender. It gives the perfect finish to the lips, with or without lipstick. A definate must-have for me at all times.

This is my first Anastasia product that I have tried. It came in a deluxe sample bag from ULTA, and I've been loving it. I have thick eyebrows with a high arch, and this Brow gel leaves them maintained throughout the whole day. I highly recommend this product.

Two of my favorite makeup brushes that I use every single day are the SIGMA F80 and the SIGMA F35.

This Flat top kabuki brush is the perfect applicater for liquid foundation. I use it on a daily on my face with liquid foundation, gives me a well blended and flawless finish everytime. The bristles are synthetic, and extremely soft. Feels amazing to the touch and gentle to the face. This brush also eliminates product waste. The bristles are so dense, so the brush doesn't absorb majority of the product, instead distributes it onto the face.

This F35 is a tapered brush that can be used for highlighting, contouring, and blush applications. I use this brush everyday to contour my face. The tapered style allows me to place the product where I want it.

I highly recommend both of these makeup brushes, you can check them at this link: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=39942

One of my Favorite Polishes!

OPI- "Rumple's Wiggin" ~ such a gorgeous lavender shade.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wrist Combo #2

My favorite wrist combo
OPI's "Ate Berries at the Canaries" nail laquer