The Sephora VIB Rouge sale starts tomorrow (4/16/15 for VIBs and 4/17/15 for Beauty Insiders) and of course my cart runneth over. I have put together my ultimate wish list, which includes the elusive Viseart eye shadow palette and a replacement for my shattered Becca highlighter in Opal. Now it’s time for the hard part…narrowing it down.
This month I’m sharing one of my holy grail hair products, a skincare update and some lippies I’ve been loving lately. Bonus: I also talk about my current favorite TV shows and what I’m looking forward to watching this spring. Click here to check out the video.
I’ve been so excited about new beauty launches and accessories lately. Every time I vow to go on a “no-buy” there is always a collection that manages to break me down. Here is what is currently tempting me:
1. Make Up For Ever added another item to the bevy of contouring products hitting the market with their Pro Sculpting Duos. I already picked up Pink Beige, which is perfect for giving me a subtle glow while I’m really pale. Golden is on my wish list for when I get a little more tan this summer. The golden highlight is a pretty close dupe for the infamous MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt if you missed out on it.
2. I’ve been hearing mixed reviews about the NARS Dual-Intensity Blush but they look so good that I still want to try one (I wonder if this is showing up anywhere else in my life lol). I think I will start with Fervor, which has been on my radar for weeks.
3. It doesn’t seem like my obsession with BaubleBar is going away any time soon. I’m in the middle of making over my wardrobe (and life — more on that later) so new accessories are wholly justified. I’m on a gold kick and have been looking to add some more studs and bracelets to my stash.
4. I need to refresh my nail polish stash with some spring/summer colors and the new OPI Hawaii Collection has the required nude, pink and mint shades I can’t live without.
Jennifer Lopez is always shutting it down during awards season. Things were no different at the 2015 Oscars. She wore a gorgeous nude Elie Saab gown and paired it with a colorful and fresh makeup look that had us all asking “is it spring yet?” Hopefully things start to warm up sooner rather than later. In the meantime, check out my recreation of J. Lo’s Oscar makeup.
My first monthly favorites of the year features what I have been loving from my recent hauls. Tarte’s tartelette palette is everything! Didn’t think I’d be into all matte looks until I tried its mix of neutrals and plums. The Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow palette makes me feel red carpet worthy. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spotted this on celebrity makeup artists Instagram accounts before I broke down and made one my own. Click here to check out more of my picks in this month’s video. Continue reading →
My latest haul features enough contour products to make me unrecognizable; the goal of any respectable beauty routine. Just kidding! Lol. But seriously, it seems like everyday a different beauty company launches a new product to capitalize on the contouring trend. Click here to see the latest items I’ve added to my collection plus a few bonus goodies. Continue reading →
This is what happens when a guy makes you mad and you start watching Beyonce videos on YouTube. I came across Why Don’t You Love Me and decided to channel my energy into recreating one of my favorite looks from the video. I did the tears and everything lol. Check out my video and let me know what you listen to when someone presses your buttons. Continue reading →
I got my Kim K on and tried the look she wore to the Grammys this year. The eyes were completely shimmery, which is a totally different style from what I normally wear. It was a top pick when I asked who had your favorite look of the night on Instagram so I gave it a try. I loved the result and think this would be great for a date night. I can say that with confidence because it’s Kanye approved lol. Check out the tutorial here. Continue reading →
This tutorial was inspired by the makeup Jennifer Lopez wore to the Golden Globes this year. Her signature golden glow was paired with smoldering grey and purple eyes. It was so striking that I just had to try it on myself. Click here to get the look. Continue reading →
New year, new me! That’s what we all say, right? I’m currently fighting my soda addiction by going cold turkey. It is day four and I feel like I need to scratch little tally marks on my desk or something for each day I go without a sip. I’m definitely going to need at least a little medal for this or something. Soda is one of my greatest vices, second only to my love for makeup, which fortunately can’t kill me. Anyway, I pretty much went off the deep end hauling ever since the holidays came around and there were tons of deals and new launches encouraging me to makeover my stash. Check out my video to see what I picked up. I am especially excited about my new Charlotte Tilbury makeup! I had been coveting one of the items for months on end and it turned out to be everything I wanted it to be. Gotta love those moments.