Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette

Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette

Not many products can get me super excited for its release… but when I saw the e-mail from Sephora that the new Hourglass Ambient Blush Palette was available for purchase for Rouge members, I squealed… literally. This palette includes three stunning, wearable shades. Two are permanent, Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure; and one is an all-new shade, Incandescent Electra, for the palette. [Read more...]

September Birchbox: Fresh Paint

Birchbox September 2014

Fall is here and I couldn’t be happier. It’s my favorite season and I love the beauty changes I make going from summer to fall. I was looking forward to my September Birchbox hoping they’d be fun products that are perfect for the cooler weather. This is definitely late, but I was super busy with work and apartment hunting. Better late than never though.

Inside the box was another Oi Conditioner ($32) from Davines. This particular one is loaded with apricot butter and roucou oil, the detangler will protect and soften your hair. They offered subscribers the chance to choose their sample and it was mostly skincare.

For the second month in a row, I wasn’t able to make the choice. When I finally got in touch with someone everything was sold out.

The only option for me was the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit ($24.50). I haven’t heard much about this so it’ll be interesting to see how it works out. The other skincare item was a tiny sample of the Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream ($16). It’s an all-over hydrator that works at healing and softening everything from rough heels to chapped lips. It’s a teeny tiny sample, but if it’s only used on the heels and chapped lips it will last a little while.

It wouldn’t be Birchbox without a perfume sample that I immediately threw out. But this is one I haven’t seen in a box before and it’s Tommy Girl ($45 – $57). I can’t even tell you how long it’s been since I’ve smelt Tommy Girl. It was thrown out because I’m highly allergic to perfume, not because it smelt bad.

This will be my final Birchbox for a little while. I’m cutting back a little and once I move and get settled and caught up on things, I plan on re-subscribing.

Kushyfoot’s Chic Legwear Collection

Kushyfoot Legwear

It’s now fall and the weather is starting to get a little cooler. During this time and throughout winter, I still like to wear dresses and shorts and it helps when I wear legwear to help keep my legs warm. I had the chance to try out some of the newest pairs from the fall 2014 collection and so far I’m enjoying them!

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Stay Comfortable in Your Flats To Go

Kushyfoot Flats To Go (Black Faux Patent Leather)

My brother got married at the end of September and the Kushyfoot Flats to Go would have come in handy. I spent $90 on an extremely comfortable pair of flats, when these shoes would have done the trick… and they’re under $10! The Black Faux Patent Leather flats go with every outfit, they’re super comfortable and they fit nicely in your purse during the winter months when you’re commuting to work in your boots.

I can’t wear heels because my feet physically hurt in them. I don’t know what’s up with my feet, but a lot of shoes make them hurt. These don’t! They’re not tight in the front, I’m not slipping out of the back, and you don’t feel every rock or stone that you step on like you would in other flats.

I’ve reviewed these shoes in the past and the only negative is still the same, it’s the sizes. They come in 5/6, 7/8, and 9/10. I’m an 8.5 so 7/8 is too small and 9/10 is too big. These shoes aren’t too big so I don’t have to worry, but it’d still be good to have half sizes. They retail for $9.99 and come in a variety of colors and patterns. I can’t say more amazing things about these flats. I absolutely love them and they’re so convenient when I’m commuting to the city, especially in the winter when I have to wear boots. Throw them in your purse with a bag to place your boots in. It’s nice!

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bareMinerals The Power Neutrals

bareMinerals The Power Neutrals

Since Urban Decay hit it big with their Naked palette, other brands have been releasing their own version of the popular neutral palette. The Power neutrals by bareMinerals has been released for quite some time, but I never got the change to pick it up. I was recently shopping at my local ULTA where I noticed it in the clearance section for $10. I immediately snatched this up because this was an incredible deal.

This is your typical neutral palette, but I love that there is a light gray and a medium-toned green in there. It’s not just beige, pink and browns. There’s even a grayish purple in there. Each shade is nicely pigmented that blends easily onto the lids. I have annoyingly oily eyes and I notice that the bareMinerals shadows work well on their own without a primer. They lasted all day without creasing, which is something I struggle with most of my shadows.

bareMinerals The Power Neutrals Swatches

If ULTA or Sephora still has this palette available, I highly recommend getting it. It’s more affordable and the shadows are really nice.

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Glossybox August 2014 Review

August 2014 Glossybox

his is seriously late. I’m talking more than a month late. My August Glossybox arrived shortly late than normal, which is totally fine. But I received it shortly before going to Vegas and then I just completely forgot to write up a blog post. Better late than never, right? Glossybox has always been a favorite beauty subscription service and they never disappointment me.

The first thing I noticed, and even tweeted, was the box change. It’s not glossy and it’s squarer than before. I absolutely love it! Now the more important information: what’s inside the box?

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s October 1 and the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I love holiday shopping and buying different gift sets to try out new things. But what I love more is being able to shop my favorite brands and donating to an amazing cause. Plus, who doesn’t love pink?!

Ulta always has some amazing products for the month of October as well as the chance to make donations. $1 will get you entered into a raffle to win an awesome gift bag, donating $5 and $10 each have two special gifts you can choose from. I always donate $1 every time I buy something plus $5 and $10 if I’m able to. Nordstrom also offers some great beauty, fashion, and lifestyle products for the month. They range in type and price so there’s definitely something for everyone.

Since I buy products every year, here are a few things that I plan on purchasing this weekend or next. I’ve already purchased a few things and I plan on doing a blog post talking about each one. What products do you plan on picking up this year?

Perfectly Posh Skincare

Perfectly Posh Skincare 1

One of the best things is being able to find an amazing brand that’s not only a small company, but one that’s so much more affordable. Why? It’s great being able to rave and tell all of your friends about the underdogs in the beauty and skincare world. The new underdog I’m raving about is Perfectly Posh.

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SOBO Age Smoothing and Protectant Serum Review

SOBO Serum

I’m new to the serum game, but I’ve been able to try a few types of serums and so far I’m really impressed. I may have to start using them on a regular basis. The new serum I was given the opportunity to test out and review is from SOBO Skin Care, an all natural skin care line.

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NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione

Nars Shadow in Dione

I’ve had my eyes on the new NARS dual-intensity shadows since I first read about them online. When I saw one of them in my blogger gift bag at the Makeup Show Chicago this past June, it was hard to hold back my squeals. NARS is by far one of my favorite high-end brands and these shadows looked really interesting. I’m not sure if everyone got the same shade, but I received the shadow Dione. [Read more...]