I have been talking about the TATCHA skincare line a lot in the recent months and it is because I am completely in love with them. The line has had a big part in the way my skin is glowing recently. I originally started out with the sampler kit but quickly finished up the serum and the oil cleanser...
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Hello everyone. Some of you know that my husband recently made Chief in the Navy! Exciting times... Every year there is a Khaki Ball (which is a military ball for E7 and above in the Navy) and I wanted to share with you the makeup that I wore that evening! I also have some really exciting news to share with you, so make sure to stick around until the end!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I have done several Glossybox (US version) reviews now, and I am excited to show you the contents of the September 2012 box. I also have a giveaway for another September box which I will tell you about more at the end of the post.
For those of you that don't know Glossybox is a monthly subscription service that delivers 4-6 products (full size and/or samples) to your door every month. It costs $21 a month but the more you buy at once the less you pay per month.
Hello! My Thank You Giveaway ended recently and I contacted two different people in reference to winning the giveaway without any response. I am now announcing a third winner. I am reducing the response time to 24 hours so if I don't get a response on this winner by this time tomorrow I am picking another one. I am sorry for the inconvenience to those that entered that are awaiting a winner. Thank you for your patience!
Friday, September 21, 2012
I usually talk about skin care, cosmetics, or even hair care lately; I wanted to bring something a little different to you today. Sometimes we are achy or just don't feel our best. If we don't feel good then we aren't exuding the confidence we have and we may not even feel beautiful. I have found something to help our bodies feel beautiful, which in turn will allow our natural beauty and confidence to shine through; it is the Thermal-Aid 100% Natural Heating and Cooling Pack.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I am a huge fan of Shu Uemura. Everything I have tried thus far is simply amazing and I am nowhere near close to having tried everything from the brand. I am excited to let you know that there is a 15% OFF + FREE SHIPPING event going on right now.
There is no minimum to spend and to get the discount and the free shipping you have to go to shuuemura-usa.com and enter the code SHUSHU4AFF. The sale event only goes until 9/21/2012 so I wouldn't dawdle. Get some goodies for a discount while you can!
*The images from the pictures are by Shu Uemura and I am making use of affiliate links.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
There is one key component to a makeup look that is neglected time and time again: brows. I have been preaching about the importance of grooming and filling in your brows for a few years now. For years I never filled them in because I never saw myself with them filled in versus without. The first time I cosmetically perfected my brows I was blown away and astonished... I never realized how bad they actually were. One of my favorite products on the market right now is the BROW POWER automatic pencil from IT Cosmetics.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Neutral eyeshadows are a must for every collection, even those that prefer bright shades. Everyone is going to have an occasion to wear a neutral eye. Even if you never wear a neutral eye, chances are you may want some neutrals to blend or deepen colors. The colors in the Want You To Want Me palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills Holiday 2012 collection are gorgeous and inspired by the glam looks of the 1970's.
Lipgloss is one of my favorite beauty products. I have a ton of lipsticks, but I hardly ever reach for them throughout the day. They take a bit more precision and can be a tad bit more fussy than just throwing on a lipgloss and going. Most of the time I do rock a more natural look anyway so a light coat of gloss usually does the trick nicely. Anastasia Beverly Hills has a new set of glosses for her Holiday 2012 collection that I instantly knew I would love as soon as I saw it.
Monday, September 10, 2012
You all know that I am a HUGE fan/supporter of Anastasia Beverly Hills. She gave me good brows after years of over plucking (through her Beauty Express palette), and I can't thank her enough for that... But I am very excited to share with you her Holiday 2012 Collection.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
I haven't done a "Monthly Favorites" in a couple of months. I have really just been unmotivated. The things that I love are the things that I review. I don't review LOTS of things I try because I don't feel compelled to talk about them. I am going to let this post stand as my past two months of favorites. My Newest Addiction's Favorite Highlighters and Bronzers.
I am a big fan of Laura Mercier Cosmetics. If I could say that one brand summarizes my style as a whole it would definitely be Laura Mercier. She has a philosophy on flawless skin that appeals to me so much. She believes that if your skin looks amazing then you will too. All that being said, Laura Mercier Cosmetics did the makeup for Pamella Roland's NYFW Spring/Summer 2013 look. The brand typically does most of Pamella Roland's runway looks, if not all of them. I love the look they put together for this show!
I was walking around in Ulta the other day and noticed these awesome brushes from Japonesque. They are the HD Dual Sided brushes in 120 and 130. I am sort of a brush freak if you didn't know so that whole brush area realllly appeals to me. I didn't pick anything up that day but I kept lusting after these.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Happy Friday everyone. I hope you all had a fantastic week! I am just glad this week is coming to an end... It has been one of the most stressful weeks for me in a long long long time. So many reasons, but I wont get into it. Just celebrating Friday because it feels like it washes away the bad taste of the week. :) HOORAYYYY Friday!
Some of you may remember the review I did not that long ago on the Tunisian Neroli Eau de Parfum by Lisa Hoffman Beauty. I absolutely love the fragrance and I layer it with other scents several times a week (like 6 days out of 7). Some of you may also know that she creates fabulous jewelry pieces that are also frangranced, and if you didn't--now you do!
Rouge Bunny Rouge has created a new makeup collection for the upcoming Fall season. The inspiration comes from the autumn winds of the "Santa Ana" and translates into a sophisticated, yet provocative makeup look. And, of course, right on trend with bold red lips for Fall 2012.
If you don't know much about the brand, then you are likely in for a treat. I have quite a few items from the brand and they are all of the highest quality. (Click here to see what I have posted about previously!) They are starting to be more well-known in the beauty world and are no longer a secret by any means.
NARS created the look for the Tanya Taylor runway show. Lead artist Uzo created a flawless face with a more natural brow. "[The look channels] Natalie Wood from the early 60s at the famous Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados,” said Uzo. “The skin is fair and flawless. Brows are lightly filled in to look somewhat messy but natural
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I have less than 6 months until I turn 30 years old. I am already experiencing fine lines and wrinkles all while still dealing with breakouts (usually due to a monthly visitor) and I have been looking and searching for a way to help deal with that fact. Recently FutureDerm released their Time Release Retinol 0.5 and it sounded like the answer to my internal questions!
I have a thick head of fine hair... Most days it just goes slack with no volume, no jush! I am forever looking for a leave in product to help give my hair a lift or even just add a little body or thickness to the strands; I just want my hair to have some sort of presence. I recently received the Elujuda hair treatment from Milbon and was more than excited to see how my luck stacked out with it!
I have tried a couple cleansing conditioners that are on the market and usually they fall way short of my expectations. I want to put all of these good-for-you nutrients in my hair and leave all the not-so-great chemicals behind. It seems as though I have found a solution with Flawless from Macadamia Natural Oil.
Hello! Welcome to WIWW, or What I Wore Wednesday! I want to start this series to get me pushed into posting more of the looks I do week to week. It sometimes may be one look, sometimes it could be a few different looks. The look featured today is one I wore over Labor Day weekend. It was my one last hoorah for a bright summer lipstick! I choise MAC Ever Hip.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Now that the end of summer is here our lips are dried out from the sun and heat, but guess what? Here comes the colder months... Now you can look forward to chapped, cracked lips that STILL need moisture! We can never win, can we? Luckily I am glad that I found the It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush in Je Ne Sais Quoi.
This is one Taupe-tastic Tuesday that almost never happened! :) I had all sorts of crazy events come up today that kept putting me off editing these pictures to get them up to you!
So... this week's taupe isn't an eyeshadow... First one!!! Today I want to talk about the new Limited Edition Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick for Mercedez Benz Fashion Week 2012 in Tenacious Taupe!
Day in and day out I cause a lot of damage to my hair... be it staying out in the sun too long, blow drying my hair, using hot tools such as conical wands and flat irons... It is amazing that I have any length to my hair what-so ever. You really need a good conditioner as well as do treatments on your hair and with Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Conditioner you get a conditioner and a treatment in one.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Looking for the perfect staple for your fall makeup routine? Making Up the Midwest recommends Maybelline’s new limited edition quads in Cozy Cashmere and Olive Martini!
Autumn will be here soon, what will you be wearing on your nails? Midnight Manicures suggest Jessica’s Spicy Dream Collection!
Want a soft, feminine, but still bright look inspired by Princess Zelda? Check out Nancy’s re-done look inspired by the ever-graceful Hyrule princess!
Laura from My Newest Addiction Beauty Blog agrees that the August 2012 US GlossyBox is filled with “Pure Luxury”.
The candy apple red of Cult Nails Evil Queen is a favorite now of Confessions of a Sarcastic Mom!
Always on the hunt for foundation that reflects the perfect balance between matte and radiant, The Beauty Professor shares her feelings on Givenchy’s newest base, Eclat Matissime!
Fact:TheFabZilla’s mineral makeups are all in powder form. While she likes the effect,she hates the messy application. Will purminerals 4-in-1 pressed mineral makeup be the answer to her need?
Calling all Mallynistas or future Mallynistas, Beauty Info Zone wants you to see the beauty of the Plum Chelsea Citychick Smokey Eye palette.
Mina Slater tamed her wavy, frizzy hair with nuNAAT Ultra Keratin Touch. Head over to Fabulous Awesomeness for her review, photos and a chance to win an at home Brazilian keratin kit for yourself!
Angela from Lipgloss Break tries out a Np2 nail polish set.
How your skin looks is partially due to genetics, but what if you could also find a product under $40.00 that claims to make you look ten years younger, in just four weeks? It isn’t science fiction, it’s here now. Alison Blackman of The Advice Sisters, reports!
Sarah from Scottish Beauty Blog is feeling like an extra in a sci-fi show and it’s down to the latest IPL Collagen Booster treatment – it’s life Jim but not as we know it.
Janelle at the Glamorous Mama shares a lip stain that lasts. She has the new Aqua Rouge iconic red to show you.
Gia of Bottles and Bottles of Polish doesn’t always wear purple polish, but when she does, its China Glaze Grape Crush. Check out her pictures and find out what polish you can easily get your hands on as an alternative!
Looking for the ultimate gentle cleanser that deeply cleans, hydrates and nourishes? Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has discovered that Sponge Gel Katharistiko is the ultimately Holy Grail cleanser, and a true Greek Masterpiece.
It’s raining makeup! Not really, but you could win the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette from Cosmetics Aficionado.
Long-wearing lipstick has come a long way! Sheila from Painted Ladies introduces you to the new Opaque Rouge Lipsticks by Hourglass.
Miss L from Beauty by Miss L shares her thoughts about The Body Shop Rainforest Radiance shampoo and conditioner that worked very well on her highlighted hair.
It is Giveaway Time on Pammy Blogs Beauty! Enter to win a “Try Me!” Pack from the new plant-based skincare line from Freeman Beauty: Eclos!
Connie from Mimi’s Mani’s shows some Zoya love with Salma.
What’s the big news about glue? Nobody is sniffing it, they’re using it on their nails! Nidia of Lit From Within does three experiments with glue and glitter. Find out which one wrecked her nails, and which one worked like a charm!
Get the deets on some cute teal picks and how to share YOUR Teal Toes with BeautyJudy readers during September/Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month!
Sunday, September 2, 2012
If there is one thing that I feel like I can not go without in my makeup routine, it is mascara. Mascara to me makes or breaks my look. I have decently long lashes but without the proper mascara you would never know it because they are light in color and quite thin. Today I am bringing you It Cosmetics Hello Lashes!
I am a nut for a beauty gadget. Chances are, if you are reading my site, you are a lot like me: you like beauty products and you obviously have a thing for technology because you are on some sort of electronic device to do so! My most recently acquired beauty gadget is the Cenoire Novo Atomizer Mist Spray.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
I have been insecure about the size of my lips since right around high school. My bottom lip has ok but my top lip is very thin. I have tried several different lip plumpers in the past without really finding what I was looking for. The most recent one I have tried is the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Baby Doll.