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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sultry Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial



Beauties,

The Holiday Season (Thanksgiving and Christmas) is my favorite time of the year! I love the gathering of family and friends and most of all great food!! I just picked up the infamous Copenhagen soft matte lip cream from Ulta. Yes!! I found it! I was ecstatic and so was the sales clerk. She was just as happy when she found out I found it. Sometimes it takes a little digging to search for what you're truly looking for (MESSAGE). This look is a great look for the Office Party, Family Gatherings, and even New Years Eve. I used my Urban Decay Naked Palette and few other colors. I hope you like it and I hope you share it with your friends. Just in Case you missed it, check out my Gift Guides for Him and Her.






Products Used:


EYE BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish: NW 40

FACE:
Rimmel London Face Primer: Fix & Perfect Pro
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark

EYES: 
Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Pistol  (Urban Decay Naked 2) (Mobile Lid), (Crease/Transition Color) Sleek Cosmetics Contour Powder. and Razin Blush, Brown Down (Outer V), Blackout (Definer), Bella Cappuccino (Highlight), and Verve (Urban Decay Naked 2) (tear duct)
MAC Fluidline: BlackTrack (Winged Liner)
Rimmel London Exxagerate Liner Black (Lash line)

MASCARA:
Top Lashes: Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

LASHES: KISS Looks So Natural Lashes

HIGHLIGHT/CONTOUR:
LA Girl Pro Conceal: Toffee 
NUANCE Concealer Stick: Deep
Ben Nye Setting Powder: Banana
Contour: Sleek Cosmetics Contour kit: Medium
Top of Cheeks Highlight: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit Medium

BLUSH
MAC Razin (HOLY GRAIL)

SETTING SPRAY
Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray (HOLY GRAIL)

LIPS: NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme Copenhagen 


Peace and Blessings! Happy Holidays -XO

Simple Sweet Beat Makeup Tutorial (Everyday Makeup Routine 2.0)


Beauties,

If you've seen my Everyday Makeup Routine post, you may have been wondering if there was possibly a simple "natural" version with a shorter process. Well, I created a video just for you! This is my Everyday Makeup Routine 2.0. It's a simple, sweet beat that can be achieved in 15-20 minutes depending on your skill level. As always, you can opt to leave a few things out. And you can also skip the winged liner and lashes if you'd like. It's completely up to you and your preference. Below are a few pics of the same look in the tutorial with different shade of lipsticks to show you this look allows for diversity with the lip color. It's actually a go to look of mine when I desire for my lip color to be the focus. Might I add, I MISS MY TWISTS!! Enjoy! Feel free to subscribe to my Youtube Channel. It's absolutely free and I'd love for you to join all of the beauties and beaus that have already joined me!



Products Used:

EYE BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish: NW 40

FACE:
Rimmel London Face Primer: Fix & Perfect Pro
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark

EYES:
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark
MAC Fluidline: BlackTrack (Winged Liner)
Rimmel London Exxagerate Liner Black (Lash line)

MASCARA:
Top Lashes: Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

LASHES: Beaut Supply Store #747 S

HIGHLIGHT/CONTOUR:
MAC Prolongwear NC45 (base to prevent creasing)
LA Girl Pro Conceal: Toffee
Ben Nye Setting Powder: Banana
Contour: Sleek Cosmetics Contour kit: Medium
Top of Cheeks Highlight: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit Medium

BLUSH
MAC Razin (HOLY GRAIL)

SETTING SPRAY
Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray (HOLY GRAIL)

LIPS: MAC Smoked Purple Matte Lipstick







Peace and Blessing!
-XO

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Holiday Gift Guide for Him


Beauties!

As promised, I created a Holiday Gift Guide for the guys in your life. If you are in need of a gift for Dad, Uncle, Cousin, Brother, or Boyfriend this may help to point you in the right direction. It's sometimes hard to shop for the guy in your life because you don't want to get anything that is boring or drab, but you always end up getting that boring or drab gift. I've been there. I know for myself I'm guilty of buying my dad PJ sets and house shoes every Christmas (SHAME) or a tool set. He's a simple guy who likes sitting in his recliner watching T.V. and when he's not watching T.V. he's fixing things. PJs are a practical gift, but it can be redundant which can be boring.  As I stated in my Gift Guide for Her post, this is to help point you into the right direction. You don't have to over think this year, I wanted to help. 

  1. Shaving Kit with Grooming Bag: Most men shave everyday unless they are a part of the #beardgang and have given up the razor and shaving cream. Instead of him using the regular razor and drug store shaving cream, give him the barbershop experience at home with a Shaving Kit. Most shaving kits come with shaving cream, after shave, moisturizer, razor, and/or applicator brush. Keep in mind his skin type when purchasing the shaving kit. There are kits available for sensitive skin. If he is a part of the #beardgang, purchase trimmers to help keep his beard tamed. Featured is the Art of Shaving Kit.
  2. Sneaker Boots: It's cold outside  and the sneaker boot is perfect for the guy with style. It will give him the casual/dressy touch depending on the sneaker boot you find.  The sneaker boots featured are the Vans SK8 Hi Zip Sneaker. 
  3. Sephora Favorites Cologne: This is a great gift for the guy in your life. If he hasn't already told you his favorite sent, this sampler kit sold at Sephora will give him options to try a new scent or even give him a free bottle of the one he already owns. That's right! your guy will be able to go back to Sephora and pick up the full size bottle of his favorite scent from the bag at no cost to him! 
  4. Sock Set: Socks are a practical gift and can be a little boring. To keep it from being a "boring" gift avoid getting solid colored socks or gym socks. Find the guy in your life socks with personality. The socks featured are a sock set from Ted Baker. You can purchase this sock set from Nordstom or Bloomindgales if you decide to not purchase online.  Ted Baker also offers a gift set with boxer briefs with a matching pair of socks. 
  5. Amazon Fire Stick: This is a great gift! The Amazon Fire Stick is great for the man who loves to watch T.V. He can live stream his favorite shows, Sports Coverage and movies from his phone or tablet. He will be able to stream from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, ESPN, NBA Game time, Showtime, PBS kids, Pandora, and Bloomberg TV.  It comes with a remote, so you can hand him snacks and let him chill.  
  6. Laptop Book Bag or Duffle Bag: This is a great gift for the guy that is always on the move. A Laptop Book Bag will help him carry his laptop and whatever else he has with ease. Book bags are great for caring tons of stuff the weight is evenly distributed on his back, and keeps him from later experiencing shoulder pain from a bag with a single shoulder strap. A Duffle bag is great for the guy on the go. This is a good gift for him to carry luggage, gym clothes/shoes, or anything else he may chose to carry if he doesn't want to carry the book bag. 

These are a few ideas to choose from this holiday season. Other ideas include a watch, clothes, hat, gloves, scarfs, and/or video games for the gamer in your life. If all else fails, get him a gift card to his favorite store and let him do the shopping. If you want to gift him every month, check out this list of subscription boxes for men. 



 Happy Holidays!!



Peace and Blessings xo







Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Holiday Gift Guide for Her



Beauties!!

It's that time of year once again! I am always happiest around the holidays, it's my favorite time of the year. It's the time for great food, great holiday drinks, and most of all family! I created another holiday gift guide this year, and I'm actually excited about this one! This one is for the ladies, a gift guide for the guys is on it's way!! I can't leave them out. If you have a sister, cousin, aunt, mother, grandmother, or girlfriend;this holiday gift guide is a great start to help point you into the right direction. Don't worry, there are more than seven items to choose from on the list. I made sure to offer you more this year. These gifts should satisfy the beauty in your life.  Check it out below:

  1. UGG Boots: Yes! Ugg Boots. Most guys hate them, but the ladies love them! They are super comfy and warm. I love wearing my Ugg boots because they are so warm for the cold winter weather. I have a HUGE pet peeve for cold feet! I can't stand to have cold feet or cold ears. You can find these online or at most retailers. If you don't care for the classic Ugg boot as pictured, they offer a variety of Ugg boots to choose from. 
  2. Makeup Palettes: Featured is my new favorite, the Lorac Pro Palette! I love this palette. I used it in my Natural Glam makeup tutorial. She will be able to create the most simple every day look to the most glamorous look. The Lorac Pro Palette is offered in three versions (Pro 1-2, and Mega Pro) You can purchase the Lorac Pro 1-2 online or from your beauty store where makeup is sold (Ulta/Sephora). Your beauty may also be interested the Urban Decay's Naked Palette series (1-3). They are also good makeup palettes and I love them just as much as my Lorac Pro. The New Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette is also a good palette to gift this holiday season
  3. Structured Handbag: Every girl needs a structured handbag to add to her collection. These handbags are perfect for the fashionista that is always on the go and has a tendency to carry a lot of things with her (like me). My personal experience with a structured hand bag has been great. I am able to easily locate all of my things. The lining of the bag is not folding in on me, making it difficult for me to locate hard to find things such as my keys, phone, or my favorite writing pen. Most retailers are now carrying structured handbags. I recently purchased one from Target
  4. NUME: Wand Curlers have been the latest heat styling tool to take over hair styling. Nume is the best online retailer for professional heat styling tools. I recently purchased one for my own usage, and I love it. Every girl needs a great wand curler that is going to be durable and offer great results. The Wand Curling set pictured above is the Lustrum Curling Set. The good news is this curl wand set has five interchangeable tourmaline infused barrels. She will get the 19mm, 25mm, 32mm, Reverse, and Pearl Wand Barrel. The good news is I have discount code for you to save money. Use Discount Code SPARKLE when you check out to receive 60% off your purchase. 
  5. Sonia Kashuk All that Jazz 10 PC Brush Set: This is the new brush set that was recently released by one of my favorite cosmetic brands. Its similar to their 15th Anniversary Set, but features the black and gold handles with white bristles. I think this brush she is super gawgeous, extremely chic, and very posh! You can purchase this at your local Target. 
  6. NCLA for Beyonce "I Woke Up Like This" #flawless Nail Decals: Beyonce just announced that she added some new merchandise featured in her 711 video to her online store. I had to go check it out. As I was browsing I noticed she had a collab with NCLA for the dopest nail decals I've ever witnessed. I want these!! Featured is the "I woke Up like This" designed with her #flawless video in mind. I just love the plaid print. She has three other "funky" nail decals to choose from: "I come with a side of Trouble", "No Rest in the Kingdom", and Je Ne Sais Quoi". You can purchase these for $18 from Beyonce.com
  7. Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones:  Everyone should have seen the #soloselfie commercial by now. I thought it was cute and I couldn't resist adding them to my gift guide. These are the most expensive on the list. If these don't particularly fit your budget, you can always choose a set of funky head phones to set her out from the rest of the crowd. 
  8. Scented Soaps, Body Oils, and/or Candles:  Every girl loves scented soaps, body oils, and a great scented candle. You can never go wrong with choosing any of these items. You can shop at Bath and Body Works, Victoria Secret, and even TJ Maxx to name a few places. If you want to purchase a set check this out. These gifts are perfect for any budget. 
  9. Nail Polish Set: All girls love nail polish! You can never go wrong with purchasing a holiday nail polish gift set. 
  10. Day at the Spa:  A day at the spa is always a great Christmas gift. After all of the holiday hustle and bustle that she may possibly endure from shopping and/or cooking, she's going to NEED a day at the spa. This will allow her to feel relaxed and also make her feel appreciated. If you don't have a lot to spend, Groupon is a great place to purchase a day at the spa for relaxation. 
 There are lots of gifts to choose from this year to make her happy! I simply wanted to help point you in the right direction. Everyone is not the same, therefore always keep in mind their personality and sense of fashion. Books and online subscriptions are also great ideas for Christmas gifts. Lastly, if you just don't want to go through the trouble of hunting any of this stuff down, a gift card to allow her to fulfill her shopping desires is ALWAYS nice.  Thanks for reading!!


Happy Holidays

Peace and Blessings







Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fall Nudes Makeup Tutorial

 Normally when I think of fall make up I think of bold wine color lips and sultry warm eyes. I recently purchased my Lorac Pro Palette a few weeks ago and I have been creating multiple looks. I absolutely love this eye shadow palette. It's absolutely amazing! Instead of creating the typical fall make up tutorial. I decided to create a Fall Nudes makeup tutorial. It's an every day look that will allow you to wear wine and/or berry lips if you choose to do so. This look is extremely versatile and can be worn day or night. Check it out below!









Products Used:

EYE BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish: NW 40

FACE:
Rimmel London Face Primer: Fix & Perfect Pro
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark

EYES: 
LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
MAC Prolongwear Concealer: NC54
Taupe  (Mobile Lid), (Crease/Transition Color) Sable and Espresso  and Sleek Cosmetics Contour Powder
MAC Fluidline: BlackTrack (Winged Liner)
Rimmel London Exxagerate Liner Black (Lash line)

MASCARA:
Top Lashes: Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

LASHES: Beaut Supply Store #747 S

HIGHLIGHT/CONTOUR:
MAC Prolongwear NC45 (base to prevent creasing)
LA Girl Pro Conceal: Toffee
NUANCE Concealer Stick: Deep
Ben Nye Setting Powder: Banana
Contour: Sleek Cosmetics Contour kit: Medium
Top of Cheeks Highlight: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit Medium

BLUSH
MAC Razin (HOLY GRAIL)

SETTING SPRAY
Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray (HOLY GRAIL)

LIPS: JCat Beauty Lip Paint in Curiouser and NYX Butter Gloss in Tiramisu



Peace & Blessings









Friday, November 28, 2014

My Everyday Makeup Tutorial with Red Lips





Every girl needs a signature make up look. I have finally found mine! I love this make up look because it literally allows me to wear any shade of lipstick in my make up collection. I can wear the lightest nude to the darkest shade of lipstick and I don't have to be concerned with my lipstick possibly clashing with my eyes. I also have the option of doing less if I choose with this makeup look, which is pictured below, but I also can amp it up a bit and go for a more glamorous look as featured in this tutorial below. I hope you enjoy!








My Everyday Routine without any extra shadows (Just MAC Mineralized Skin Finish and Contour Powder)


Products Used:

EYE BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish: NW 40

FACE:
Rimmel London Face Primer: Fix & Perfect Pro
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark

EYES:
Urban Decay Primer Potion: Original
MAC Prolongwear Concealer: NC54
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Deep (Mobile Lid), (Crease/Transition Color) Sleek Cometics Contour Kit (Medium), MAC Brown Down, MAC Brown Script, Black (Defined)
MAC Fluidline: BlackTrack (Winged Liner)
Rimmel London Exxagerate Liner Black (Lash line)

MASCARA:
Top Lashes: Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

LASHES: Beaut Supply Store #747 L

HIGHLIGHT/CONTOUR:
MAC Prolongwear NC45 (base to prevent creasing)
LA Girl Pro Conceal: Toffee
NUANCE Concealer Stick: Deep
Ben Nye Setting Powder: Banana
Contour: Sleek Cosmetics Contour kit: Medium
Top of Cheeks Highlight: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit Medium

BLUSH
MAC Razin (HOLY GRAIL)

SETTING SPRAY

Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray (HOLY GRAIL)

LIPS: NYX Matte Lipstick (Perfect Red) and NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme (Monte Carlo


Peace&Blessings









Thursday, November 13, 2014

HOW TO: Maintain Your Wand Curls with Satin Rollers

 Remember back in the day when your mom used to roll your hair on that ugly pink roller with the roller paper?? I do, and I hated the way my curls would come out. They'd be all tight to my head and would never relax itself to my liking. I used to hate using sponge rollers for that reason alone, which is why I would always just use my curlers. I have been using my Remington curling wand for sometime now and I love the results. I know how damaging it can be to keep wand curling my hair during the week, so I purchased some satin covered rollers from my local drug store and found a way to keep my wand curls for the remainder of the week. It's simple, just roll your hair around the roller in the same direction you would on your wand curl. GOODBYE Grandma curls (I love my grandma to the moon and back, but I don't want to have my hair tight to my head)

Check out the video below and stay posted for a wand curl tutorial coming soon!
















Thursday, November 6, 2014

Get Ready With Me: Fall Inspired Makeup Tutorial Ft. MAC Cyber Lipstick



It's been FOREVER since I've recorded and uploaded a video to my YouTube Channel. Since I've shared my Favorite Fall Lippies, I had to create a look to match! Check it out below:










Products Used:

EYE BROWS:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Ebony
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow: Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish: NW 40

FACE:
Rimmel London Face Primer: Fix & Perfect Pro
Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation: NC50
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish: Dark

EYES: 
Urban Decay Primer Potion: Original
MAC Prolongwear Concealer: NC54
Lorac Pro Palette: (Mobile Lid) Pewter, (Crease/Transition Color) Sable and Expresso, Black (Defined)
MAC Fluidline: BlackTrack (Winged Liner)
Rimmel London Exxagerate Liner Black (Lash line)

MASCARA:
Top Lashes: Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom Lashes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluptuous  Mascara, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

LASHES: Beaut Supply Store #747 L

HIGHLIGHT/CONTOUR:
MAC Prolongwear NC45 (base to prevent creasing)
LA Girl Pro Conceal: Toffee 
NUANCE Concealer Stick: Deep
Ben Nye Setting Powder: Banana
Contour: Sleek Cosmetics Contour kit: Medium
Top of Cheeks Highlight: Sleek Cosmetics Contour Kit Medium

BLUSH
MAC Razin (HOLY GRAIL)

SETTING SPRAY
Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray (HOLY GRAIL)



























Please Share and Tell a Friend!! Comments are Encouraged xo

Peace and Blessings


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

#SK15 Sonia Kashuk 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Brush Set Review

I finally got my hands on this brush set! I started to believe it wasn't in the plan for me to have this oh so GAWGEOUS (gorgeous) brush set until I came across it looking for makeup bags in Target. The best part about finally running across this brush set in Target was the $10 off I received because of their random beauty sale. I almost came to tears when I found out I was able to get a discount on this brush set.

 I absolutely love Sonia Kashuk brushes. They are affordable, great quality, and most importantly durable. All of the individual Sonia Kashuk brushes that I own are my most reached for brushes, and faves in my personal makeup kit. The 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Brush Set includes fifteen beautifully constructed purple brushes. After using these consistently over the past few weeks I am now able to give a truthful honest review about this 15 piece brush collection.  I had to see for myself if this collection was worth all the hype it was receiving on instagram, I didn't doubt the hype because I knew Sonia Kashuk had some of the best brushes sold in Target to date. Enough with the rambling, on to the review!

The fifteen brushes included in the set are the following brushes as listed in order on the back of the cute packaging:


  • Powder Brush-  I use this brush to apply my face powder, it doesn't shed, and it's super soft.
  • Blusher Brush- I use this to apply blush/highlight powder to the high points of my cheek bones, it doesn't shed, and it's also super soft. 
  • Duo Fiber Buffing Brush- I used this brush to apply my foundation to my face. I love to use densely packed brushes to apply foundation. It give me the best finish to my foundation and leaves the skin looking like skin and flawless. Unfortunately, this brush sheds and it was a bit annoying. I found myself having to "find and pick" the hairs off of my face before moving on to finish my face. 
  • Synthetic Angle Multipurpose Brush- I love this brush! OMG! I use it to blend out my under eye concealer. I love the finish it gives and I love the fact that it fits perfectly in that area under my eye to give me the desired flawless finish. 
  • Contour Brush- Soft to the touch, this contour brush in this set is also sold as an individual brush. I fell in love with this brush when I purchased it as an individual brush (no longer available). I was excited to get this same brush in this collection. It offers the same great contour results for chiseled cheeks and a slimming jaw line. Super soft and the purple and gold handle makes it uber chic. 
  • Foundation Brush- I haven't used this foundation brush yet. When I use foundation brushes, I use them to apply my primer or smooth out concealer. This foundations brush is also soft to the touch.
  • Concealer Brush- I used the concealer brush to blend our my concealer around my eyebrows. It's soft to the touch and simply a smaller version of the foundation brush.
  • Blending Brush- I love this blending brush. It's soft to the touch and doesn't shed! I have officially replaced my Sigma Blending brush for this blending brush. Why??  Because it blends flawlessly. It covers more area and offers seamless blending. I could not believe this brush. In my opinion it has cut down on the blending time I am used to. We all should know how much blending is necessary to create the perfect eye shadow look, and that blending takes patience and time. In my opinion, the shape of this blending brush (not tapered) is what allows it to be so amazing and offer such great results.
  • Crease Brush-  I love this brush! It's perfect for creating the perfect smokey eye look. I love the fact that it's the right size to help define the eye perfectly. This brush is densely packed, but soft to the touch.
  • Small Eye shadow Brush- I used this brush to pack on eye shadow for a more precise look while covering small areas of the eye. You would want to use this brush to create eye looks that need heavy eye shadow application and/or defined looks. It's also soft to the touch.
  • Fluffy Eye shadow Brush- I used this brush to cover more eye area at one time. You can also pack the eye shadow onto the eye with this brush because the bristles are densely packed. If needed, you can blend out harsh edges with this brush as well. You should have guessed it, it's soft to the touch. 
  • Precision Smudge Brush- This brush looks similar to the brands precision liner brush. Except this brush is not as stiff. I use the precision liner brush all the time to apply my gel liner and I love it! I assumed I could do the same with this brush, but it didn't go as smoothly as I desired because it lacked the stiffness necessary to create the winged liner I wanted.  
  • Synthetic Angled Liner Brush- I assumed this brush was as stiff as the brands brow brush. I have two brow brushes from Sonia Kashuk, one is used for applying brown product, the other is used to define my brows. I used this brush to help define my brows with concealer. Unlike the two angled brushes I own, this angled brush is not as stiff. 
  • Smudge Brush- The smudge brush from this collection is similar to the brands individual smudge brush. It reminds me of the shader brush except it is smaller in size and density. I use this brush to apply shadow to my lower lash line. If you are steady with it, considering it's size and density, you could use it to apply gel liner. You'd have to be a pro in order to create that flawless wing.
  • Spoolie- This is my second spoolie from Sonia Kashuk and I am far from mad about it. They both work like a charm. I use this brush to brush my brow product through my brows. It helps to give my brows a natural look. 
This 15th Anniversary Limited Edition Brush set is simply worth every penny spent. I love the chic color combination of the purple and gold handles, and I absolutely adore the purple bristles. They are super soft to the touch and just add the right amount of sophistication to my current brush collection. They sit in their own little personal glass jar, because I think they are the cutest little brushes. They deserve to stand alone. I love that this brush set was affordable, it fits nicely into any budget. I love the Sonia Kashuk cosmetic brushes because of the quality, construction, and the overall design is impeccable. If by chance you haven't been able to pick up these brushes, you can find similar brushes within the brands collection of cosmetic tools. 

There may still be a few left, check now to see if you can find these brushes! 


Peace and Blessings- xo


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Favorite Fall Lippies

In honor of the first day of Fall, I had to share my favorite Fall Lipies with you! I've added to my fall lipstick collection and I must admit I am in love with all of these shades. You MUST add these to your collection if you haven't already added them to the rest of your stash. I will admit, I am a lipstick and lip gloss junkie.  If there is a support group available I need to sit in the front row (send me an email and let me know where I can sign up). My steady growing lipstick collection is out of control to say the least. I have to carry them with me at all times because a girl never knows when she needs to change her lipstick. I tried the minimalist thing for a while, carrying only one lipstick in my purse... it drove me insane. No seriously, I was having withdrawals. Enough with my shenanigans and my endearing feelings for a great tube of lipstick and lip gloss, lets get into this post.

Lip Gloss/Lip Stains
1. Khroma Beauty Lip gloss in Blackberry Honey: I love this lip gloss. I love all of the Khroma Beauty lip products actually, but this gloss is dark and rich in color and can be worn on top of a matching lipstick or alone. It literally can stand by itself.  The consistency of the gloss is great, it's not tacky or thick at all. 

2. Revlon Color Stay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion: This is my second lip stain that I have purchased. I was completely skeptical about purchasing this lip stain because I didn't particularly care for the finish and feel of the first lip stain I added to my collection, but this lip stain is true to it's name! This lip product stains your lips with color while adding shine. It's moisturizing and not over drying. After the product continuously called my name during my many trips to CVS and Target, I could no longer resist the urge, I purchased this product and it was worth it!

Lipsticks

1. Milani Cosmetics Lipstick in Black Cherry: OMG!!! I absolutely love this lipstick shade for fall. I honestly can not express to you how you need to go to the store tomorrow or like right now to add this to your collection. The color pay off from this lipstick is amazing! It's not drying to the lips at all, there is no need for lip gloss unless you just want a high shine added to your lips. I highly recommend this shade. 

2. Milani Cosmetics Lipstick in Cabaret Blend: This lipstick shade is close in range to Black Cherry, but it's a little lighter. The color pay off is not as rich Black Cherry, but the color is excellent for creating the wine stained lip trend for sexy fall lips. 

3. Milani Cosmetics Lipstick in Sangria: Sangria is more of a violet purple shade of lipstick compared to Black Cherry and Cabaret Blend, which both give off a red wine color effect. I love this shade of lipstick for cool fall days that scream for purple lips. 

4. MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Cyber: Cyber is amazing! It's one of MAC's most popular Satin lipsticks. I absolutely love this purple lipstick. There have been many bloggers/vloggers that have gave this lipstick a great review. I can honestly say, it's everything you have imagined and heard plus more! You need to go pick this up if you haven't already. I was late with picking this up, it's new to my collection. I am so thrilled this baby belongs to me. It's here to stay!

5. MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Purple Smoke: I finally got my hands on Purple Smoke! It's a Matte lipstick that is the bomb (dot) com. I have worn this on my lips the past two days and I love it. This lipstick did not really budge off of my lips. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a long lasting lipstick, but it stayed on my lips all day long. I drank Arizona Green Tea from a can and water from a bottle and there was absolutely no transfer at all. Yeah, this lipstick is all that and more. GO GET IT NOW!!

6. MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in So Scarlet: This lipstick is not on MAC's website. I believe it may have been discontinued. I purchased it from an CCO a while ago. If you do own this lipstick, it's perfect for Fall. It's a warm red wine color. It's lighter than Cabaret Blend and Black Cherry (Milani Cosmetics). I love this color! 

7. Revlon Cosmetics Lipstick in Chocolicious: If you desire to have the perfect dark brown lip for fall, this lipstick is it! This lipstick is rich in color and is a part of the brands Super Lustrous Lipstick collection. 

8, Revlon Cosmetics Lipstick in Va Va Violet: In my opinion, This comparable to MAC's Cyber. If you can't get your hands on Cyber, Definitely go pick this up! It's also apart of the Super Lustrous Lipstick collection and I absolutely love this shade. 

9. Revlon Cosmetics Lipstick in Black Cherry: I'm sure you're probably thinking why do I have two lipsticks identified as Black Cherry. I told you I had a problem. lol. Although these lipsticks have the same name, they are completely different. Revlon's Black Cherry is darker than Milani's Black Cherry. Revlon's lipstick is browner in color and Milani's lipstick is redder in color. 

10. Wet-N-Wild Cosmetics Ferguson Crest Cabernet: I love this lipstick from Wet-N-Wild. It's a part of their Fergie Collection and it's amazing. The Fergie Collection of lipsticks feel great on the lips compared to the primary collection of lipsticks. I don't have to add lip gloss to this lipstick. If you can find this lipstick, add it to your collection!

11. Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 04: I love this purple lipstick! It falls some where between MAC's Cyber and Purple Smoke. If you have this lipstick, you have the luxury of having the shade and finish of both Cyber and Purple Smoke. This lipstick lasts all day long and offers a flawless finish. 

12. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless: This purple matte  lipstick crayon is amazing! I was surprised with the result of this lipstick crayon. It offers a matte finish and it's not drying at all. Sunday Past I added a black liner to my lips on top of this lip crayon and it was the perfect lip combination for a perfect fall lip (pictured above). 

Chocolicious Not Pictured
As you can see most of these shades look similar. The difference is the finish, texture, and longevity As I mentioned above, Kate Moss 04 can be a dupe combo of Cyber and Purple Smoke. Revlon's Black Cherry and Milani's Black Cherry are completely different in shade. I love all of these shades of lipsticks and glosses. Hopefully when I come across some more lipsticks, I will attempt to stray away from adding the same shades to my collection.  All of these lip products with the exception of the MAC lipsticks can be found at your local drugstore, Target, Ulta, Walmart, and places that sell makeup!

Comment below and let me know what your favorite fall lipsticks and lip glosses are, should I add them to my collection?? 

Thanks for reading! Tell a Friend to grab these lippies and make sure you grab one for yourself!!

Peace and Blessings 




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