Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Recent Haul: Target, Sephora & Lord and Taylor

Sorry the Pictures are not of great quality. Still working on that, but I had to show your guys my new recent haul. I've been very bad. All of the holiday collections are coming out and I needed to buy some things at target and ended up buying more then what I went in for!! Isn't that always the case!!

I needed to replace my Nars Yachiyo brush because I have come to detest using it. The brush has become so scratchy that I decided I can't use it any longer! I saw this Sonia Kashuk domed blusher brush and it look very similar to the Nars Yachiyo brush, but this brush is so soft and a fraction of the price. I also picked up one of her shine luxe lip color in sheer pink lust which I saw Tiffany blog about. I really love the formula. It may come as a shock but I don't own a nude lip liner so I had to pick up No 7 Precision nude lip liner that Lisa Eldridge raves about!

At Sephora I had to get the new Laura Mercier Artist's Palette that everyone has been raving about. I have the one from last year but this one is very different. It contains more purple eyeshadows which I don't have! I will be comparing both palettes soon. I also picked up the new limited edition Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I've always wanted to try the powders so this is a great way to try them and get 3 different colors and one of them is limited edition.

Now on to Lord and Taylor. They are having their friends and family sale which ends tomorrow! Great time to stock up on some items you have been lusting over!! I picked up a few weeks ago the Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Palette, and I adore this palette. Very travel friendly, pigmented and better then the naked basics palette in my opinion. I had to get it after lusting at it when Amelia posted a blog about it! This is my first Bobbi Brown palette and i'm not disappointed at all. Thank you Amelia!! ;) I recently picked up at my favorite Laura Mercier counter a christmas gift set of the mini caviar eye sticks which I think are the best eye sticks out of the market. They require no primer and last all day without bugging!! I swatched some on my hand and it didn't come off easily. I had to wash my hands a few time and still some of it was left over. With that purchase I got a gift with purchase. I got a makeup bag with a mini blush, the radiance primer, a mascara, and one of her new baked highlighters. Great minis to try out!

So there is my long post of my recent hauls! Are you guys getting anything from the holiday collections?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Recent Haul: MAC RiRi X Collection

So of course I had to get the new Mac RiRi collection just because of the rose gold packaging!! I can't keep up with MAC coming out with a new collection every few months but then I was surprised that I actually liked the eyeshadows in the Her Cocoa palette. This quad is right up my street with warm bronzing golds and browns. I found very odd that the palette didn't contain any color names, but from what I heard the palette contains colors from the permanent line. It contains Retrospeck, Whisper Peach, Woodwinked, and Mulch. The Shadows are very creamy and blend beautifully! If you can get your hands on it I would really recommend this quad. 

Next I got the bronzer/blush duo in Hibiscus Kiss. This is a repromote from a previous collection. I wasn't able to get it last time because it sold out so quickly. This time when I went to the counter it was sold out as well, but I was able to get a hold of it on Nordstrom.com. I love the packaging and that it contains a nice mirror so I can reuse it when the product runs out. The bronzer is a matte bronzer which I think is best for getting a natural bronzed look. It looks very natural on me and not orangey at all. The blush is a bright coral pink which is my favorite kind of blush color. This type of color brightens my complexion very well. This duo is well pigmented and blends easily. 

Another product I had to try out was the Extended Play Lash mascara. I have never tried a MAC mascara So I wanted to test one out and I was a bit disappointed with this mascara. It gave me length but not enough volume and after applying a second coat it stuck my eyelashes together making it look like I had less lashes. So I will not be repurchasing this mascara again. 

Overall I was happy with the collection! What did you guys think of this collections? Were you able to get your hands on any of the items??

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Base Duo of the Moment

I'm Loving this base duo at the moment! It makes my skin look flawless and dewy with a satin finish as the same time. A good kind of dewy, the I just have a natural glow kind of dewy!! Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is one of my holy grail foundation, but add to the mix the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and you have perfection! Every product I try from Hourglass I fall more in love with this brand! 

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is a water based foundation that gives a light to medium coverage if you add a couple of layers, but it feels like you have nothing on your skin! This foundation is great all year round especially in the fall/winter when your skin is feeling a little parched. I use shade B30 which I can get away with in the summer and winter. 

Now on for the really good part! Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.  I have the mini size 0.33 oz., which is great for trying out the product and it had actually lasted me quite a long time. Now I feel that it won't last me too long since I discovered this gem of a duo. This is one of the only primers that doesn't make me break out because it doesn't contain any silicones. It's mineral base and water resistant with SPF 15. It minimizes shine and creates a smooth surface for your foundation, as well as absorbing any excess oil. I think that's one of the reasons it works so well with the Vitalumiere Aqua because when I used the foundation on it's own it made me look a bit greasy (especially in the summer). 

I've fallen back in love with this foundation just because of the primer I paired it with!
Have you guys tried this base duo? What are your thoughts?

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo

I really love a good Nude! I was ecstatic when Hourglass came out with their Nude lipstick/jumbo crayon collection I had to go and check it out! There are 6 colors to choose from after debating on which color to choose I decided on No 4. This lip crayon is a pink beige nude with a tiny hint of a rose color. The other colors were either too pale or too dark on my skin, No 4 was just a perfect nude for me! These lip crayons come in Hourglass very luxurious packaging and it has a good weight to it. It's a screw up type of lip crayon which means its travel friendly no need to sharpen these bad boys. When I first applied this on my lips, it was a little drying but I took Tammie's suggestion and applied a lip balm underneath and it felt more comfortable on the lips. It's a great shade to pair with a smokey eye or your everyday makeup. It's more of an opaque nude not glossy whatsoever! It's more of a satin/matte finish. Staying power is pretty good but it's not long lasting; which it's not meant to be long lasting. overall it's a great nude color that I know I will get a lot of use from.

What do you think of these new lip crayons? Do you think it's worth the splurge?