Tuesday, July 10, 2012

NARS Lip Gloss

Hello lovely ladies! Its no secret that I am obsessed with all things NARS, I think its pretty safe to say that its my favorite makeup brand. One of the products that I absolutely love from NARS is their lip gloss. They have such a great selection of colors and the texture is not too sticky or runny. All their lip glosses have a doe foot applicator and wear up to 2 hours, which is pretty good, before needing to reapply. 

As of now, I own 7 NARS lip glosses and adore all of them. Recently, I  have been wearing Easy Lover every single day and have been loving it! This is the list of NARS lip glosses I own

1. Easy Lover
2. Turkish Delight
3. Angelika
4. Super Orgasm
5. Dolce Vita
6. Ophelia
7. Giza

What are your favorite NARS lip glosses?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

My Perfume Collection

Well hello there beautiful people! Today's post is going to be about my perfume collection. I am obsessed with smelling good, as I'm sure everyone is and as a result i have a pretty substantial perfume collection (in my opinion) so i thought to share it with you all.

 This is a list of the perfumes i own in order from my absolute favorite to least favorite:
1. Miss Dior Cherie
2. Coco Mademoiselle Chanel
3. Jadore Dior
4. Chance Chanel 
5. Acqua di Gio Giorgio Armani
6. Light Blue Dolce & Gabbana
7. Couture Couture Juicy
8. Bright Crystal Versace
9. Betsey Johnson

Each individual perfume has its own sentimental memory attached to it so sometimes its hard for me to finish one, i never want to get rid of the memory (Im such a girl i know lol) So until i finish at least 2 perfume bottles i am not allowing myself to buy anymore even though I'm dying to get Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and Jimmy Choo! 

I would love to know what your favorite perfumes are?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The BEST Foundation For Oily Skin

Hello beauties! As most of you know i have incredibly oily skin and have tried everything under the sun to control it, from Urban Decay's Deslick spray to Milk of Magnesia, but nothing seemed to control it very well until i found Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation. This has quickly become a holy grail product for me! It controls my oily skin for up to 5 hours and never smudges or seeps into my fine lines and pores. (I've tested it) This foundation is full coverage but strangely leaves a very natural look and feel to the face. This retails for about $42.50 online or at Nordstrom but if you ask for a sample at an Estee Lauder counter it can last you close to a month! 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Alex and Ani Bracelet

Hello beauties! Today i wanted to talk about a new obsession, my Alex and Ani bracelet! It is so simple yet intricate at the same time. I bought mine from Nordstrom for $24.00, you can also find many more designs directly from their site http://www.alexandani.com/ 

I think the only thing i love more than the bracelet itself is the message behind it. Alex and Ani Inc. offers eco-friendly, positive energy products that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit. They believe that every individual has a positive message to share with the world and by incorporating powerful symbolism and infusing (+) energy into each piece, Alex and Ani provides a vehicle for the wearer to express their individuality in an organic, spiritual way.  

I usually wear my bracelet with one of my Michael Kors watches but wearing it on its own is just as pretty. What do you guys think? Yay or nay?

Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Current Obsessions: CHANEL & Guerlain

Hello my loves, today I wanted to share my two current obsessions: CHANEL Rouge Coco Lipstick in Magnolia (#117) and Guerlain Meteorites Perles in Teint Rose. 

Recently, I made a trip to Sephora (Surprise surprise) and decided to splurge on the Guerlain Meteorites Perles. I have always wanted to try it but have never brought myself to dish out the money. The packaging in itself is absolutely gorgeous and excuse enough to buy it. It looks SO beautiful on my vanity! Aside from packaging the actual product is pretty amazing. The little beads blend together to give a flawless shimmery yet not glittery finish to the skin. I use it as my setting powder and although it leaves a shimmery finish it surprisingly leaves my skin pretty matt. This retails for $56 for 1.2 oz.

For as long as I can remember I have been on the hunt for the perfect everyday lipstick and I have finally found it! CHANEL has recently released their newest collection and I picked up the Rouge Coco Lipstick in Magnolia (#117). The pictures really don't do it justice, it is actually a beautiful rosy pink in person. I am OBSESSED with this color and have been wearing it every single day since i bought it. This is my new go to lipstick and have gotten may compliments on it. The texture is very creamy and super moisturizing to the lips. This retails for $32.50

Hope you all have a fun & safe memorial day weekend! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

NARS vs Illamasqua

Hello beautiful people! As most of you know blush has to be my absolute favorite makeup product, I'm OBSESSED! So I am pretty good at distinguishing the good from the bad. NARS and Illamasqua have to be my favorite brands when it comes to blush. They are both so pigmented and blendable and have such a wide range of colors and textures to choose from.

Blushes I own:
1. Ambition: Shimmery neutral pink
2. Chased: Lilac pink
3. Hussy: Bright petal pink
4. Katie: Light milky pink (Identical to MAC Well Dressed blush)
5. Lover: Vibrant apricot
6. Morale: Shimmering magenta pink
7. Thrust: Magenta

I would have to say that Morale is my favorite of the bunch, it is so incredibly beautiful on the skin. If you are just starting out with Illamasqua blushes I would recommend Ambition or Katie, they are both very easy, everyday, wearable colors. If you would like a more in depth review on any specific color, do let me know and I would be more than happy to do so. Illamasqua blushes can be found at Sephora or at Illamasqua.com. They retail for $24 for .14 oz

Blushes I own:
1. Albatross: Light golden sheen
2. Angelika: Cotton candy pink with gold flecks
3. Amour: Peachy pink
4. Deep Throat: Peach with shimmer
5. Desire: Cotton candy pink (matte)
6. Dolce Vita: Dusty rose
7. Douceur: Soft pink brown
8. Exhibit A: Vibrant red
9. Gaiety (New): Bright candy pink
10. Lovejoy: Shimmering bronzed rose
11. Madly: Seashell pink
12. Mata Hari: Rose petal pink
13. Sin: Berry with gold shimmer
14. Orgasm: Peachy pink with gold shimmer
15. Super Orgasm: Peachy pink with gold glitter
16. Taos: Desert rose with shimmer
Torrid: Coral with shimmer

I would have to say that Exhibit A is quickly becoming my favorite. Its a vibrant red color that looks very intimidating in the pan but blended into the skin is very beautiful. If you are just starting out with NARS i would recommend Deep Throat or Douceur. They both go with any skin tone and gives the skin a gorgeous warmth to it. NARS blushes can be found at Sephora or NarsCosmetics.com. If you would like a more in depth review on any specific color, do let me know and I would be more than happy to do so. They retail for $28 for 0.16 oz.

Both NARS and Illamasqua blushes are a great buy and will last for a very long time. What are your favorite blushes? 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

February Favorites

Hello hello beautiful people! For the month of February I have been loving so many amazing products and thought to share them with you all. My favorite lip combo of the moment is my YSL Rouge Volupte in #2 and NARS Ophelia lip gloss over top. The combo leaves the lips with a very beautiful and sexy nude sheen. Plus the YSL lipstick is SO moisturizing to the touch!

For eyes I have been OBSESSED with the NAKED 2 palette, more so than the first one. I've been using verve and ydk on the first half of my lid, snakebite on the second half of my lid, busted in the crease, and bootycall as an inner corner and brow highlight. 

For cheeks I have been reaching for my NARS DANMARI palette quite a bit. Its so convenient and easy because i have my bronzer, highlighter, and blush all in one palette, perfect for traveling! 

On my nails I have been reaching for OPI Pink Friday from the Nicki Minaj collection and OPI Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry collection. I've been wearing Teenage Dream over top of Pink Friday for a pretty and girly touch. I get SO many compliments when i wear this combo!

Lastly, I have been addicted to my Coco Mademoiselle Chanel Perfume. So feminine and sexy! LOVE! 

What were your February Favorites?! 

Alex ♥