Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Faves

Hi Friends.  Haven't had much time to write with a new busy assignment at work and two little ones taking up all my free hours.  But...that doesn't mean I've slipped in my makeup game :)

Here are a few new favorites with a quick description.  Search these on Sephora's site so you can read more about them there.

Urban DecayAll Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Kinda odd to mist your face (eyes closed please!), but after foundation or concealer or powder or bronzer or blush...DO IT!!  It really makes it last all day.  I need this to not look all worn out after a long work day.  Or for long social events.  

There's also an oil control version which I prefer to use.  

DiorContour Lipliner Pencil

I've never been a lip liner user.  But after seeing its great faux plumping effects, I gave it a try. This Dior one in the color Greige is super subtle but just enough to give you a fuller look.

Living ProofSatin Hair Serum

Love this as after washing and before blow drying for a great finish with no frizz and no residue!

SEPHORA COLLECTIONPro Flawless Airbrush #56

If you are gonna get a new brush...any kind...try the airbrush ones from Sephora.  They feel amazing and give a flawless, perfectly blended look.  I have this one and a concealer one.  

Amazing CosmeticsAmazing Concealer


MAKE UP FOR EVERFull Cover Concealer

My two new fav concealers!!  Great full coverage for people with major dark circles.  If that's not you...I would not recommend it as it's way too heavy.  But it's perfect for me, expertly blended with my Pro Airbrush Brush :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Look no further for the perfect foundation - Hourglass Immaculate

I'm not a foundation person....until now!!  In the past, the cakey look as well as makeup lines really turned me away from anything but a simple blotting powder.  The only "coverage" I typically use is concealer for acne spots and under eyes.  I first heard about Hourglass when I bought their AMAZING blush.  This foundation is coverage without any signs of caked on makeup!  It basically disappears onto your skin in a perfect matte finish.  No shine, no line.

Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free

It's great for everyday use or just when you need that extra bit of coverage for a smooth finish.  Use an airbrush style brush to apply.  I use Sephora Pro Airbrush.  And you also have to work fast because it dries up very quickly.  It's an Allure Best of Beauty Winner for a reason...you will not find anything else out there like it!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

More Mascara Madness

For the first time ever I've got 4 mascaras in rotation right now. Good idea?...NO, because its pricey and I don't know if I will get through them all before its time to toss.  Fun idea?...YES, love trying out new mascaras and love all 4 I am currently using.


Does it all...lengthens, thickens, adds lots of drama.  You really only need a couple strokes to avoid clumping


Love the false lash look I get with this one.  Do a couple coats in short feathery strokes


If you've read my blog before you know I'm obsessed with Dior mascaras. This one doesn't disappoint. I think its more for lengthening than it is for the bold drama.  It's a great daytime mascara! And the bottle is super-cute!


Great for adding multiple layers with no clumping.  Less drama than Yves or Chanel but it's a really clean feel for this one.

If I had to pick a winner....Chanel

(Sorry Dior...still love you :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More Baby Fun! The Honest Company

Seems like every day there are more and more products out there for your little one, and I find it just as fun to buy for my babies as I do for myself!  ...Maybe even a little more fun.

I'm currently obsessed with the Honest Company.  Their products are free of any harsh chemicals and are perfect for your precious little guys and gals.  They are made with the safety of your kids in mind and offer a wide range of baby, bath, and cleaning products.

Here are some of their products I have tried and loved. (I probably own one of everything on their website, and its fair to say you just cant go wrong with them):

Organic Healing Balm

Great for the diaper area and anywhere you see dryness, redness and ouchies!

Multi Surface Cleaner
 What my baby touches and breathes matters too, and this cleaner definitely makes me feel better about not using toxic chemicals and still getting great sparkle and shine!

Conditioning Detangler

My 3 year old has very long hair and after every shower this is a great way to get those tangles out without a fight! It also moisturizes her hair, smells great, and she thinks it's really cool to "spray" her hair!

 There are plenty of great organic sun care products out there. I find this one less greasy and strong enough to power through the day.

Baby Teether
It's super cute, and perfectly safe for your little babies teeth.  Easy to hold and munch on!!

Honest company comes out with new stuff all the time, and each item really takes into careful consideration what the needs of a natural and organic loving mommy are!  Cant wait to try more...

Monday, May 19, 2014

A Blush Sensation.... Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush

For those obsessed with NARS blushes, yes they are some of the best out there, wait until you try Hourglass Ambient Lighting.  It will replace my NARS blush for good!


It comes in 6 gorgeous shades that I think will flatter a wide range of skin tones.  I use Mood Exposure, but am looking forward to trying the other colors as well.  This blush can take you from day to night.  There is no super-shimmery effect perfect for just that little color and definition you need all day, but layer on a little extra for a perfectly chiseled look at night.  Any time of day...you will GLOW!  It's got an illuminating effect I have not seen with any other blush.  It blends well, and really makes your entire face look radiant, even though the product is just on your cheekbones.

Buy it, Love it!!

I'm Back!

Sorry for the VERY LONG hiatus but I had another baby!  Love her, but she and her sister definitely take up ALL my time!!  However, being busy definitely did not change my love of finding new products to try.  I think my posts will be a little shorter (with work and kiddos taking up so much time), but the info, I promise, will be worth it!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Bed Head Must Have

Fighting frizz is a daily issue for many as well as myself!  Many products claim to do it, but few actually truly leave your hair with zero frizz AND no greasy product weighing it down. 

I recently discovered Bed Head by Tigi After Party

I apply about a nickel size amount all thru my hair after its washed and still damp.  After a very quick blow-dry, my hair is silky smooth but not greasy at all for up to 3 days!  No frizz, great definition in my layers, and really only need a touch of dry shampoo on the front scalp if I'm trying to go into day 3 without shampooing. 

I have tried many products that claim to diminish frizz by applying before blow-drying AND leave no sticky residue AND give you an at home finish you can normally only get at a salon.....mostly more pricey than this one.  But only Bed Head actually worked! Love it!!