beauty

Beauty Wishlist

L’oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder//Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara//Stila Convertible Color//Benefit Stay Flawless Primer I really wish cosmetic companies would stop creating such innovative, fun products because I somehow feel obligated to purchase them all!  I feel like my beauty wishlist is never ending and will grow as long as new products are on the market. I’m most excited to try Benefit’s Stay Flawless Primer because I’ve heard it has great staying power and helps make your foundation last all day. But I NEED to get my hands on Lancome’s new mascara strictly for it’s amazing packaging. I have a…

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Current Shopping List

fashion

Splurge V. Steal: Studded Pumps

{Sole Society; Valentino} For months I have been drooling over the Valentino studded pumps, but nothing in my right mind can rationalize purchasing a pair of shoes for nearly $1,000! Maybe when I’m employed full time, but right now it’s just not the best choice for me. Sorry, Valentino. Luckily, I stumbled upon an inspired pair on Sole Society. They’re extremely similar and equally pretty, with a much smaller price tag! {Sole Society is also known for having great coupon codes.} Would you splurge?

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Make-Up

Beauty Review & Swatches: Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

Where do I begin? I am absolutely over the moon obsessed with this product! After falling in love with Josie Maran’s argan oil, I knew I had to try other items in her line. The “illuminizer” beautifully highlights and brightens your face instantly. I’m always trying to replicate the “summer glow” with my make-up and this product helps me achieve the look flawlessly.  I’ve tried wearing the product three different ways. The first option is to apply it as a primer, before foundation, concentrating on the areas you want an emphasized glow (cheekbones, cupid’s bow, browbone, etc.). The next option…

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Make-Up

Make-Up Review: Milani Baked Blushes

I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about the Milani baked blushes. Naturally, I had to try them for myself. WOW! I would have never imagined that a drugstore blush priced under $9 could be so pigmented and high-quality. Both colors have the ability to illuminate the skin and last for hours. Even when I apply the blush early in the morning, I notice there is still color on my face by the end of the day. The consistency reminds me of MAC mineralized blushes. Luminoso appears as a light coral on the skin. There is so much hype surrounding this product…

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Make-Up

Lipstick Review: Marilyn Monroe x MAC Cosmetics

From left to right: Charmed I’m sure, Deeply Adorned, & Pure Zen At last! After missing out last year, I was afraid I would never get my hands on the Marilyn Monroe collection (unless I paid 10x the price on eBay). To my excitement, Macy’s exclusively re-released the products this past week and I was able to grab a few of the lipsticks I have been eyeing. Overall, I am very pleased with the shades and quality of the lipsticks. Deeply Adorned is a bit too dark for this time of year in my opinion, but I know it will be my…

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