Butter London Wallis

I just recently purchased a BUNCH of Butter London polishes and I am slowly but surely wearing them all.  I have had on the shade Wallis for 3 days now!

So 3 days in and it still looks exactly the same… minimal chipping on the pinky nail but that is about it.  

The website description says “tarnished, metallic olive gold” but I would say specifically it is a dirty olive with chuncky gold flecks.  It is AMAZING!

Since this has been on my nails I have been soooo ready for fall…. too bad it actually is still summer.  Hot and muggy Florida. :/

Have you tried anything from Butter London?  What is your favorite polish from them?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Amethyst Skies and Geisha Skin FOTD (TATCHA update)

I haven’t played with my purple eyeshadows in a while and I had some time to kill so I decided to use the Laura Geller Amethyst Skies “quad” and I came up with a this look… After playing around too long I didn’t have time to do my hair so PROMPTLY after this picture my hair went into a sock bun! LOL 

This eyeshadow set was limited edition (I am about 99.9% sure you can’t purchase it anymore) but there are lots of similar colors out there so work with what you have!

I tried to keep it pretty light on everything and just give a glow to all of the features of my face…

And I hope you can tell, but the TATCHA skincare routine that I have been using has been a GODSEND.  My face is 100% clear and honestly improving by the day.  I can’t say enough good things about it.  I have been using it for over a month now and I have seen GREAT improvements.  My favorite things from the skincare routine are still the serum and the cleansing oil.  If you are curious I would definitely start there.

Products Used:
FACE:
TATCHA Serum
Too Faced BB Cream in Nude Glow
Laura Mercier Loose Minerals in shade 2
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer
Smashbox Radiance blush
Bare Escentuals Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil as highlight
EYES:
Revlon Brow Fantasy
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Laura Mercier cream eyeshadow in Platinum
Laura Geller Amethyst Skies quad
Revitalash eyeliner in Raven
It Cosmetics Hello Lashes
LIPS:
Physician’s Formula Needle-Free Lip Plumping Cocktail in Pink Crystal (sheesh, long name)
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!  :)  Hope this may have inspired you or at least given you some sort of idea on how to use some of your makeup differently… 
*Some of the products mentioned in this post were provided for editorial consideration.  All opinions are my own–I wouldn’t use it if I didn’t love it!

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Polish & Co: Mint To Tell U, But You Knew That

Some of my readers know that I am very, VERY southern.  Due to moving quite often (because my husband is in the US Navy) I have lost a lot of my accent but it only takes a split second of chatting with a fellow southerner to pull it all back out.  One thing that comes with a southerner is a touch of pride: pride in oneself, pride in where they are from, and pride in the success of other southerners.  Polish & Co. is a North Carolina based nail polish company, and I am proud that they southern and sassy!

North Carolina and Mint Juleps go hand in hand so it is no surprise that the beautiful mint colored nail polish has the sassy name “Mint To Tell U”!  The orange-coral shade is called “But You Knew That”!  I cannot tell you how many times I have said that phrase in my life while playfully teasing someone.  The playful phrase and fun polish, to me, are a perfect fit.  Also, what an AWESOME combo!  Not only the colors look great together but the titles of the polish are hilarious when paired with one another..  :)

The formula of these polishes are a tad thick.  “Mint To Tell U” is perfectly opaque with one coat, but I realized that “But You Knew That” needs 2-3 coats to build up to that same opacity.  They applied easily and lasted a few days without any chipping and minimal tip wear.  

The colors I have are on the more summery side but they easily transition into the fall!  There is one passage I read on their “About Us” page on their site that I LOVE, which is:
Now, thanks to founder and nail industry expert of 23 years, Theresa Williamson you can have at least your nails emulate that syrupy, southern belle look. Nails are just as important as the latest fashion accessory and can have a large impact on an outfit and a personal general look, so getting them right is crucial.”

A few months back I wouldn’t have agreed with this statement because my nails were always bare or a basic french manicure and only my toes had fun colors on them, but I am now a full blown nail polish addict and couldn’t agree more.  I change my nail polish on my hands several times a week, okay… probably more like daily unless I am testing a polish for longevity!  I love to coordinate them with what I am wearing or coordinate a design with an upcoming event.  

Polish & Co. nail polishes retail for $12 and are available on their retail site.  If you buy more than one polish it automatically qualifies you for free shipping on your order!  Who doesn’t love free shipping?  You can also check out their Facebook page and Twitter feed!  
I adore these polishes and I am certain you will to!  What color nail polishes are you going to be wearing to transition you into the different weather and different fashion trends?
*The products mentioned in this post were provided for editorial consideration.  All opinions are my own and all links are for your convenience only.

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Holy Smoke-y FOTD

My latest Taupe-tastic Tuesday was all about Guerlain Holy Smoke loose eyeshadow.  It is one of my most favorite taupes and it was quite popular with all of you as well.  I had several requests to show a look using the eyeshadow so I decided to go ahead and do a look with it for you!!
I am a big fan of a nice, softened smoky eyes so that is what I tend to do on myself most often.  I did a small winged eyeliner as well.  

I did go to work today so I wanted to keep it very conservative with all of the products I used…

Please excuse my crazy hair.  It has been a horrendous mess of weather lately and I wasn’t too concerned with styling my hair this morning because I knew it would be a rat’s nest as soon as I walked out my front door.  

Products used:
Face:
TATCHA Serum
Too Faced BB Cream in Nude Glow
It Cosmetics concealer in Medium and Tan mixed
Besame Cosmetics Brightening Violet Loose Powder
Chanel Fandango JC
Laura Mercier Lotus Pink layered onto apple of cheek
Bare Escentuals Brightening Pearl Mineral Veil as highlight on cheekbones (very subtle–I love it)
Eyes:
Revlon Brow Fantasy
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Laura Mercier cream eyeshadow in Platinum
Guerlain Holy Smoke
Josie Maran Valentine
Josie Maran Cinnamon
Smashbox cream liner in Onyx
Revitalash eyeliner in Raven used to tightline
It Cosmetics Hello Lashes (OMG–Instant HG product)
Lips:
Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani in Beige 102
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Baby Doll
Lots of products for such a simple look, don’t ya think?  My looks may look very common and ordinary but I honestly put a lot of love into creating my looks and trying to hide the bad and emphasize the good.  Hope you guys enjoyed this look.  I don’t do these types of post as often as I used to but I do enjoy being able to show you guys what makeup I am wearing lately and what it actually looks like on me.  I think one of the reasons I don’t post more FOTDs is because I feel like I do a lot of similar looks, just switching out the products… I hate to bore you all but I know what looks work best for me.  Let me know if you would like to see more looks from me in… and if so, anything specific?
*Some of the products mentioned in this post were sent for editorial consideration.  I was not asked to do a look with any of those items, I used the products because I like them and they work for me.  

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