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 ;)
Over the past month I've picked a couple things up here & there. So far I've only tried the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer, as well as the Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm as a primer. Everything else remained in the packaging until I could get a picture & post up. The struggle is real! ;)
Recently I got the chance to try out some products from LimeLight by Alcone. Upon opening my package I was so impressed with the packaging & details. The company definitely gets an A+ for presentation. Everything just looked so pretty & it was all so nicely packaged. When I was opening things, I felt like I had just received a fancy, expensive gift! I also noticed their pricing is all very competitive with other comparable products from other brands.
Alcone is a well known company that's been around since the 1950's that catered to professional makeup artists but they've expanded their brand to now be available to everyone!
They have makeup, skincare, tools & more. Today I'll share some of my opinions, as well as information about all of the products I've tried so far!
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!
Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick & Lip Liner
What it is:
The #KylieLipKit is your secret weapon to create the perfect 'Kylie Lip.' Each Lip Kit comes with a Matte Liquid Lipstick and matching Lip Liner. This ultra-long wearing lip liner has a creamy texture that glides across the lips for a very easy and comfortable application. The Lip Liner sharpens easily in most standard sized sharpeners - just make sure your sharpener is not dull! The Liquid Matte Lipstick has high intensity pigment for an instant bold matte lip. The extremely long wearing lipstick contains moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable, emollient and silky feel that does not dry your lips out.
Line lips with lipliner and fill lips in with liquid lip color.
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