Sunday, March 29, 2015

Time in a bottle: March 2015 favorites


Stone Cold Fox  Charlie blouse in black.  


Atelier Sud Magnolia & Mandarine Glaciale (both from the Azur collection)

                                   Coqui Coqui Tabaco cologne is easily the most addictive scent I've tried in years. It's unisex and has notes of sweet tobacco leaves with subtle fresh citrus. One spritz transports you to paradise. You can find it here. 



                                                                        Hair care:
Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for medium hair

Skin care: 
Roses make me think of spring, so I bought them in bottles and potions. 

Aura Cacia Spearmint and Lavender essential oils (diluted with any plain facial oil)
Andalou 1000 Roses Absolute Serum, mask, oil, and night cream. 
Fresh brand Rose Face Mask w/ soothing rose petals
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Toner
Simple Micellar Water
Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub



 Dove Mandarin & Tiare Flower body wash
Earth Therapeutics Dead Sea salt Mineral Bath
Unscented jojoba oil
                                          Cover FX Calming Primer, Urban Decay original Primer Potion

Pink and purple Earth Therapeutics sponges, MAC 239 + 217, Cinema Secrets brush cleaner (brought my brushes back to life and smells like vanilla), Sonia Kashuk eyeshadow brushes in 8 and 28, and the Shiseido eyelash curler. Now that I own this curler, I could never live without it!

                                              Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover (as concealer)

                                       Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage- SC2 

                                               Illamasqua Naked Rose + Katie, Thebalm Instain blush in Lace (babydoll cheeks)


                            MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish in Superb, Madina Milano Chic & Shine Stick


                                  Viseart 01 matte palette, ELF Essential Smudge Pot in Crusin' Chic, NARS Dual Intensity in Dione


    Illamasqua Brow Cake in Motto

                  Marc Jacobs Highliner in  Blacquer


           L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black

 Laura Mercier Paint Wash liquid Lip Colour in Nude Rose
 Maybelline (matte) Lust for Blush
Milani (matte) Blissful
 Bobbi Brown Art Sticks in Sunset Orange,  Hot Orange, and Hot Berry. 
 Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte crayons in Poppy Nude, Rasberry Nude, Mulberry Nude and Spicy Nude. 

Currently testing: LaSplash Latte Confession and Rose Garden Liquid Lipsticks
Aromi Desert Taupe Liquid Lipstick
       Lip balm: 

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Lip Protectant at night, YSL Tint in Oil- #5 Cherry My Cherie

            Nail Colour/products: 

 Pink Gel Coat Strengthener and Brightener, Essie Mod Squad, Smith & Cult Fauntleroy, Essie Meet Me At The Altar

Friday, March 27, 2015

Current look: Rosebud lips with YSL Tint in Oil


                                  Cara Delevingne is wearing Cherry My Cherie.

A revolutionary lip color with a lip tint suspended in a deep conditioning oil. Coat your lips with this lip tint for a lightweight texture that instantly melts onto lips. It is infused with a blend of four essential oils for deep hydration: apricot kernel oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, and possiflora edulis seed oil. Its exclusive applicator envelops the lips in full color and allows for a precise and uniform application. Lightweight and non-sticky, this lip tint offers a new and luminous shine while the tint effect enhances the natural beauty of the lips—making it the perfect combination for youthful looking lips.

I could write an entire love letter about the YSL Tint in Oil, specifically shade # 5 Cherry My Cherie. At first application you get a glass like shine that is smooth and comfortable. The color gradually appears like a chic mood gloss. When the oil starts to absorb a perfect rosebud tint appears, and it does not stray from your lip line or feel oily. The wand provides the right amount every time without a re-dip, and the packaging is classic YSL. If your lips are wrecked from a harsh winter (that is still holding on as I type) this might be the lip rescue you need.  There are currently eight shades to choose from. $32 @ Sephora, or Nordstrom.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Makeup memory lane


First makeup item ever purchased. Minnie Mouse red lip gloss and Barbie perfume. I had to include the perfume because I still remember the scent. I also loved the Disney perfumes from the Disney store, like Belle and Ariel.

First MAC item. Shroom satin eyeshadow. The one they told everyone to buy.

First MAC collection/other brand collection. Max Factor A Midsummer Night's Dream.
I loved this collection because I was really into fairies and late 90's sparkle at the time.

First high end makeup splurge. Bobbi Brown Lip Lacquer pot in Cherry,  Bobbi Brown Sparkledust in Platinum (both are no longer made, but I still have them in my retro collection).

First makeover experience. I remember it was my birthday and I wanted shimmery mermaid green shadow with a peachy lip. It was the early 2000's and that appealed to me back then. It still does ever so often. :) I'm sure that MAC Shimmermoss was used.

First makeup brush. I don't really remember... It was most likely an eyeshadow brush.

First eyeshadow/lipstick. A purple Cover Girl trio that Niki Taylor was advertising. She was my favorite Cover Girl. I also wore the Vintage Wine lipstick with it. They had this gimmicky ad where if you "just press your lips together" the color would be revived. lol

First foundation. Cover Girl CG Smoothers. Didn't Faith Hill wear it?

First blush. Cosmetique pinky brown. This was one of those mail order brands that did custom makeup for your skin tone, hair color, etc.

First mascara. Max Factor 2000 Calorie. I still mourn it's loss.

First powder. Cover Girl Clean pressed powder. Ahhh, Noxema clean!

First skin care investment.  Possibly the Clinique 3 step skin care. I stopped using it because the soap did (and still does) burn your eyes if you're not careful. Then you have to rinse them for a minute.

First nail polish.  A shimmery baby pink coral from Max Factor. My mom took me to the mini mall (on base- military) and I picked it out. To this day it is still my all time favorite.