When I initially saw the Sephora All Occasion Eye Ensemble I really wanted this set. I saw a detailed on temptalia.com http://www.temptalia.com/sephora-collection-occasion-eye-ensemble-review-photos-swatches. Even though $49 isn’t a lot of money for ten eyeliners, I was still hoping to get the All Occasion Eye Ensemble marked down. The day after Christmas I visited one of my local Sephora stores and there it was. 🙂
(L-R) Good Mood, Summer Cruise, Tiramisu, Girl Talk, Black Lace, Girls Night Out, Clubbing Stilettos, Welcome to My Loft, Purple Stilettos, Diamonds are Forever
The Fall weather is finally here in my area of the United States. I can always count on Pittsburgh Summers to be very hot and humid. It’s challenging to be cute in this type of weather. LOL! These are the beauty products I relied on to not look a hot mess during the Summer.
- Black Soap from Nature’s Shea Butter
- Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
- BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation – Deep Beige
- NYX Eyebrow Gel – Espresso
- NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer
- BH Cosmetics 24 Piece Synthetic Makeup Brush Set
- NYX Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner – Silky Cashmere
- Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Lionfish
- Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub
- Shea Terra Organics White Chocolate Whipped Shea Butter Ultimate Moisturizing Body Cream
The skin on my face when the humidity is low is typically combination/oily. I notice my skin is oilier during the Summer with all the humidity. The Black Soap from Nature’s Shea Butter cleansed my skin thoroughly and helped keep my complexion clear.
Speaking of skin, the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub made my skin soft and smooth.
I applied the Shea Terra Organics White Chocolate Whipped Shea Butter after I bathed. This shea butter wasn’t greasy either.
I received the deluxe sample of the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara from my August 2014 ipsy Bag. I instantly fell in love with this mascara. I didn’t necessarily need to wear eyeliner with this mascara. This was great for those mornings I was in a hurry.
I used NYX Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in Silky Cashmere on my waterline to brighten my eyes. This was also a time saver for me when I didn’t wear a lot of eye makeup. I paired this eyeliner with the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.
The Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Lionfish was a nice alternative for me instead of using black eyeliner on my lower lash line. For some black eyeliner can be a bit harsh. This eyeliner also gave me a natural look.
I really love the NYX Eyebrow Gel in Espresso. It stood up to Pittsburgh humidity. This eyebrow gel lasted all day. A little goes a long way.
I was really surprised by the performance and coverage of the BH Cosmetics Liquid Foundation. I originally bought two shades for myself (Deep Beige and Deep Cocoa). I found myself reaching for the Deep Beige more since I thought it was a better match on me. The color is buildable. This foundation didn’t make my skin oily and it didn’t oxidize.
The NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Nutmeg has been my go to concealer. This concealer did a great job on covering my blemish scars and hyper-pigmentation without feeling heavy.
I got a lot of use out of my BH Cosmetics 24 Piece Synthetic Brush Set. This set has all the brushes I used for the on Wednesdays we wear pink series I did for the Summer. The brushes didn’t shed when I cleaned them either.
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Tagged beauty, BH cosmetics, black soap, concealer, eyeliner, makeup, makeup brushes, mascara, Nature's Shea Butter, NYX, shea butter, Shea Terra Organics, skincare, Stila, Urban Decay
The contents of my August ipsy Bag are:
- Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner
- Urban Decay Perversion Mascara
- Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil
- Absolute Lip Balm – Green Apple
- Coastal Scents Forever Blush Duo
Coastal Scents Forever Blush Duo
Lord & Berry Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Pencil
ULTA had a sale on their Automatic Eye Liners for one dollar each. You don’t have to tell me twice to take advantage of this deal.
Here are the eyeliners I purchased:
- Black Plum – deep purple matte
- Cobalt – navy blue matte
- Teal Blue – teal blue metallic shimmer
- Capri – blue with metallic shimmer and silver glitter
(top to bottom) Capri, Teal Blue, Cobalt, Black Plum
The Teal Blue, Capri, and Cobalt looked similar when I swatched them on my hand. It could be the lighting though.
I also purchased the NYX Eyebrow Gel in Espresso.
This gel is really pigmented. A little goes a long way. The price of the NYX Eyebrow Gel is $6.99
I also had a $3.50 ULTA coupon to use and $3.00 worth of rewards points. The total price of this purchase came to $4.80 (price including the 7% sales tax).
In celebration of Mean Girls being released in movie theaters ten years ago (April 2004), I am doing series this Summer. On Wednesdays we wear pink is a line Karen Smith said in the movie. Let’s see how many pink looks I can create. 🙂
MAC Lipstick – Girl About Town
- Lorac Cococin Cream Compact Cream Foundation – CR8
- Lorac Oil-Free Wet/Dry Powder – WD5
- NARS Blush – Outlaw
- NYX Gel Liner & Smudger (eyebrows) – Brown
- theBalm Nude’tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette colors used – Stubborn, Sultry, Sexy, Sleek
- Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (upper lash line) – Stingray
- Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner (lower lash line) – Lionfish
- Benefit they’re real! Mascara
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Tagged beauty, Benefit, eyeliner, eyeshadow, foundation, Girl About Town, lipstick, Lorac, MAC, makeup, mascara, NARS, NYX, Stila, theBalm
I make it a point to get myself something nice for Mother’s Day. This time around I found some really affordable gifts. 🙂
I’ve had my eyes on this nail polish set for quite some time. I originally received the Pardon My French mini nail polish from Color Club in the June 2013 Birchbox. This color was from the Wanderlust collection. I would periodically check the Birchbox website to see if this four piece mini set was still available.
Birchbox offered another collection I liked as well. I received the Heirloom Pearls mini nail polish from Color Club in the April 2014 Birchbox. This color was from the Gala’s Gems collection.
(L-R) Heirloom Pearls, Aquamarine Azulino, Gold Struck, Breakfast At…
These palettes from BH Cosmetics have been out for quite some time now. I was on the fence on whether or not I was going to purchase them. I kept seeing them on sale. I decided to buy the San Francisco and Malibu palettes during their Mother’s Day sale. I also purchased the liquid eyeliner.
I first found out about Nature’s Shea Butter when this company was on HauteLook. I ordered the Taste of Shea Mini Sampler. Nature’s Shea Butter had a Mother’s Day Sale on their website. This time around I ordered my favorites from the mini sampler pack. I also received samples of their soap.
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ULTA is currently having their 21 days of Beauty Steals. I went to ULTA the day the Urban Decay Travel-Size Trio was being offered for $12. I wasn’t thinking about this set until I went to pay for the false eyelashes. I was given a sample of the Naked Urban Decay Lipgloss because I purchased the Travel-Size Trio. The sales associate told me if I spend a total of $20 I get a free gift. The gift being offered was the It’s a Ten Miracle Leave-In. That’s why I bought the Eucerin lotion.
I couldn’t pass up these lashes marked down to $3.99 each.
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Rockstar
Naked Urban Decay Lipgloss in Naked
Eucerin and It’s a Ten Miracle Leave-In conditioner
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Tagged beauty, conditioner, eyeliner, Eylure, false eyelashes, It's a 10, leave in, lipgloss, makeup, Naked, ULTA, Urban Decay
The contents of my March Birchbox are:
- Inika Eyeliner – Green Lagoon
- Jurlique Rose Hand Cream
- Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream Mask
- Grand Central Beauty S.M.A.R.T. Skin Perfecting Serum + Primer
- Ghirardelli Intense Dark – Cherry Tango
- Air Repair Rescue Balm
Inika Eyeliner in Green Lagoon
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The contents of my March ipsy Bag are:
- Chella Indigo Blue Eyeliner
- Be a Bombshell Bora Bora Eyeshadow Quad
- Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches – with soothing cornflower
- bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick – Get Ready
Chella Indigo Blue Eyeliner
Bora Bora Eyeshadow Quad (L-R) Starlet, Bora Bora, Rock Bottom, Risky Business
bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready
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Super Bowl XLVII is Sunday, February 3, 2013, between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. The team colors for the Baltimore Ravens are Purple and Black. Here is the look I came up with using their team colors.
This look features the Urban Decay Naked2 Palette.
I applied the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil in Delinquent to the lids and lower lash line.
Applied Blackout to the crease.
Applied Tease to the brow bone.
Applied Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil to the upper lash line and to the waterline.
Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
Applied NYX blush in Mocha to the apples of my cheeks
Applied Milani Lip Flash in News Flash.