I decided to mix it up a little and do a short beauty questionnaire I saw online, instead of posting a review or swatches... I don't do these often, but it's a fun change every once in awhile. My whole house has been battling colds for the past couple of weeks, once 2 or 3 of us gets better, we start the cycle all over again! Typical, right? So I haven't touched my makeup... I'm not trying to contaminate it with germs. ;) I hope to be back on track next week on my regular posting schedule! Have a GREAT weekend! Can you believe it's February already?!
S K I N C A R E
How many times do you wash your face daily? Usually twice, sometimes more...
What skin type do you have? Dry
What is your current facial wash? Clinique or Jack Black
Do you exfoliate? Yep!
What brand do you use? Clinique
What moisturizer do you use? Josie Maran! and Clinique
Do you have freckles? A couple...
Do you use eye cream? Yes, Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24
Do you or did you have acne prone skin? Never & I hope it stays that way!
Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? No, I never had to thankfully...
Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection Palette - $49
18 shades of peachy pinks & browns, light & dark shades, as well as different finishes. It's the perfect palette for anyone!
Sweet Peach Glow Peach-Infused Highlighting Palette - $42
Highlight, blush & bronzer palette to give you the perfect peachy glow.
Papa Don't Peach Blush - $30
Some of you may remember this oldschool blush, it was a staple Too Faced blush over 6 years ago. It's back, gives your cheeks the perfect amount of shimmer & glow and now has the signature peach scent of the collection & new packaging.
Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss - $19 each
Pigmented lip oil that can be worn alone or with other products.
8 colors available: Poppin' Peach, Papa Don't Peach, Peach Fuzz, Peach-sicle, Pure Peach, Peach, Please!, Peach Tease, Tickle-Me-Peach
Now available online & in-stores
In December Kat Von D announced NEW Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks were on their way...
Zero, Dagger, Woolf, Plan 9, Rubens, Traviesa, La Lupe, Malice, Plath, Gold Skool, Ophelia, Crucifix, Dagger, Dreamer, Blue Blooded, Roxy, Haze, K-Dub, Miss Argentina, Orale, XO, Muneca, Ludwig, Hawkwind, Nocturna, Lovecraft, Hyper Hyper
I love Christmas time, it's so magical! I love looking at all the lights, making (and eating) holiday desserts, putting up the Christmas tree, decorating & the festive spirit that almost everyone is in... This year we decorated before Thanksgiving, bought a bigger tree & enjoyed the holidays so much leading up to Jesus' birthday... On Christmas day, unfortunately our family lost a very important woman in all of our lives, but we did our best to remain thankful & faithful on what is supposed to be such a joyous occasion.
Every Christmas morning, one of our traditions is having my parents, grandma, sisters & brother over to our house to open gifts from each other & see what Santa left. Every year, opening presents lasts a little longer, because there are more kids & because everyone (not including my boys) is grown up and can afford to buy gifts now, but it's something I love & look forward to! It's so exciting to watch my kids open their presents. I love seeing their eyes light up when they see what they got, but I've got to say, I lucked out this year and got quite a few amazing gifts, too! My family knows me so well & their thoughtful & generous gifts didn't disappoint ... and I might have helped the boys pick a couple things out for mom! ;)
Fans had been waiting for a M·A·C Cosmetics collaboration with Selena for a long, long time... Petitions, people reaching out and campaigning via social media, etc. and finally in 2016, 21 years since Selena's passing (1995) it finally came to life in October (2016) online & in stores. It sold out within a day!
The fact that she's been gone for over two decades & she still has such a following and fan base speaks volumes. Her legacy will never die & continues to live on for so many people, young and old! Although there were some people unhappy with the collection, that were expecting more or something different, it didn't stop the items from selling out almost immediately... And the launch of the collection drew very large crowds. The demand for her M·A·C Cosmetics collection was so immense that they have decided to bring it back for a second time! Time to spend that Christmas money ;)
Christmas is quickly approaching... The countdown officially started Thursday (Dec. 1) so it's time to finish checking off your lists & make sure you hit the stores before every thing is sold out or checkout online before all of the shipping deadlines!
Most people buy a person a gift based on their interests or hobbies, but some gifts don't allow you to put as much thought into them, such as 'Secret Santa' or 'White Elephant' or your maybe your brother's new girlfriend that you're all meeting for the first time this Christmas... but whatever the case may be there are a ton of good beauty related options that'll be the perfect gift to give any female on your list!
Image found at: Glamour.com
Today, April 7th, Sephora launched their 'Minnie Mouse' collection! There's a beautiful eyeshadow palette, a mini brush set, lipstick, compact mirror, lip stain set, a blush that is sold out, an eyeliner set & a VIB ROUGE Exclusive handheld mirror, which is also sold out!
The packaging on most of the products is black with gold polka dots & both of the mirrors available are gold. It's all very cute & definitely targeted to the Minnie Mouse collector... Products like these usually sell well regardless of their performance due to the fact that they're made for a certain group of people.
The prices are actually all pretty affordable, mainly because they're from the Sephora Collection, ranging from $15-58. Go take a look, some products are already selling out!
If you've been following me here or on social media the past month, you'd know how excited I was to get the Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette! I finally got mine last week & it's everything you need in an eyeshadow palette. It has beautiful colors that would be great for any season.
This was the first look I created with the palette & I was very happy. both with the application & formulation of it. Not only does the palette smell like peaches like they say it does, but the eyeshadows blend so nicely and are all equally pigmented. There's a nice mixture of finishes so it's easy to create different looks.
I'd definitely recommend trying to get your hands on it either online or when it launches in stores because it' is one of those products you can create your entire look with. It would be perfect to take while traveling, too. I'm so glad I was able to get one & I hope if it's something you're interested in, you'll be able to snag one as well! To see what makeup products I used to create this look, continue reading!
A lot of you know my obsession for liquid lipsticks is growing! It seems like every. single. time. I do my makeup that's all I grab for. If it's long-lasting, matte & doesn't transfer, I want it!
Although liquid lipsticks are very easy to wear, because they usually stay put, they can be drying. In order to get the best results, it's imperative to exfoliate and moisturize your lips!
Exfoliating your lips helps to treat & prevent chapped lips, it also helps your lips maintain their moisture. A lot of time we get chapped or dry lips and throw on products wondering why they're not working how we want them to... You have to rid your lips of the dead skin first.
So today I want to share with you my DIY Lip Scrub recipe, it smells so good & works wonders. The scent reminds me of Cinnamon Toast, which I used to love having when I was a kid... Don't you just love how certain scents can take you back in time? You will probably already have all the ingredients and tools needed in your kitchen, as they're all pretty common & can be substituted if need be.
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