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Spring/Summer Stockup!

For the past three years, I’ve been spending a lot of time in Arizona. Recently, my family left the dark and rainy Seattle area and relocated to the hot and dry Phoenix area! There are many beauty challenges with a climate change like this, and I’ll blog more about that in coming weeks. Today I’m just going to share some fun accessories I recently purchased to jazz up my very casual Spring/Summer wardrobe.  Simple cotton shorts and a t-shirt can look so fashionable with some killer jewelry (I am obsessed with statement necklaces), status sandals, and fabulous eye makeup!

Eye Candy: Sephora Formula X Liquid Crystals

Sephora Formula X, The Liquid Crystals

Sephora Formula X, The Liquid Crystals

So by now you realize I am obsessed with Sephora Formula X, so on a recent shopping trip I snapped this image of their latest shade/texture combo, “The Liquid Crystals“.  I had a Sephora credit to use up, but didn’t end up taking the plunge.  It’s interesting to see the colors other consumers are picking, isn’t it?  You can see their orange shade (Magma) was completely sold out (and was my first choice as well) and the yellow  (Highlighter) and green (Fluorescent) have only one bottle left!

These nail lacquers retail for $12.50 per bottle.  Available at Sephora.com.

GLAMGLOW Thirstymud Review

Glam Glow Thirstymud

Glam Glow Thirstymud

Glam Glow Thirstymud

Glam Glow Thirstymud

I’ve sampled a lot of product to win my battle against dry skin, but perhaps one of the strangest is GLAMGLOW “Thirstymud” Hydrating Treatment. [Read more...]

MORE Summer Lovin!

Summer Makeup

Summer Makeup

Just another little list of great color cosmetics for summer! I’ve been having a blast, remembering my must-haves from last season. These items are all still available for sale, so click through for each individual review for some fun makeup ideas for summer 2014!

Better than black eye pencils like Laura Mercier Black Turquoise Kohl Eye Pencil.

Blush in a sunkissed bronze shade, NARS Luster.

Super colorful eye colors like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil.  I loved Deviant and Covet last year.  This year’s equally bright hues would be Chaos and Junkie.

Budget-friendly favorite Rimmel London Natural Bronzer.

Summer Classics

Summer Makeup

Summer Makeup

I know… I know… Spring just started. What can I say though, my mind is always on Summer. I’m in the process of moving to a warmer climate, so my thoughts have been on the colors that I can scoop out of my collection to wear when I arrive.

Here are some items I loved last year, that I’ll be grabbing again for those 80+ degree days.

Make Up For Ever Rouge Arist Intense 23 (satin beige), and other neutral lipstick shades!

Laura Mercier Illuminating Powder, to keep skin glowing!

NARS Casablanca Lipstick, that perfect coral shade!

Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow, because there has never been a better time for vivid eye makeup!

Color Stories: Orange Makeup

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Color Stories: Orange Makeup

I recently launched an orange makeup board on pinterest. I’ve been having a blast curating boards with the best photos of vivid hues of color on the internet! I remember when orange was first introduced as trendy for lips, and it seemed so shocking! Today, orange is used on lid, tips, lips… everywhere!

News: I’m in the process of MOVING! I’ll tell you all more about that later, but for now, check out these links to some shades of orange makeup you can buy to liven up your look for Spring!

Sephora Glossy Lip Pencil in Orange.

MAC Neon Orange Lipstick!

Sheer and Opaque shades of orange for the lips from Make Up For Ever, first introduced back in Spring ’10!

Orchid Lip Glace, Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Orchid

Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Orchid

Press Sample  It’s all about Orchid this year!  One of the new 13 Lip Glace shades introduced by Laura Mercier is Orchid, a vivid medium purple hue that leans a bit pink.  Click through for swatch, pricing and where to buy! [Read more...]

Laura Mercier Lip Glace, 13 New Shades!

Wildflower, Laura Mercier Lip Glace

Wildflower, Laura Mercier Lip Glace

Press SampleGloss lovers are crazy about Laura Mercier Lip Glace, the ultimate buttery formula for lips that delivers great color and shine, without feeling sticky or tacky. Laura lovers will be happy to hear that this month, the brand has launched 13 new shades of their favorite gloss, bringing the collection to a total of 26 shades! [Read more...]

NARS Matte Multiple in Altai

NARS Matte Multiple, Altai

NARS Matte Multiple, Altai

Press SampleI wrote a lengthy review of the new NARS Matte Multiple yesterday, so today I’ll merely present a new color for you to consider the next time you’re shopping. Altai is described as a “Rose Bronze” by the brand, and what immediately struck me when I saw this shade was the fact that it could easily be used as a bronzer. [Read more...]

NARS Matte Multiple in Siam

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NARS Matte Multiple: Siam

Press SampleNEW to NARS! The Matte Multiple launched on March 1, with seven gorgeous pops of color to choose from.  The second I looked at the press release, I knew I wanted to give the shade “Siam” a test drive for your viewing pleasure.  I’m really loving a good, red cheek for Spring 2014! [Read more...]