Tuesday, January 31, 2012

'NEW! Edward Bess & LORAC'...

In case you have been hiding under a rock and haven't heard, Sephora is now selling Edward Bess. I hadn't heard much about the brand until a few weeks ago when I did some research on the brand. Needless to say I was intrigued by this new brand and had to try something!

And so, my very small Sephora order...

Edward Bess Illuminator, LORAC blush, Laura Mercier foundation primer
Read on for swatches and my mini review!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

'NOTD: Strawberry Fields'...

I was in a pink mood last night when I did my nails...

China Glaze nail lacquer in "Strawberry Fields"
There is just something about a nice pink polish that puts me in a good mood. Sure, I love my taupes and dark wintery shades, but sometimes I just get that itch that won't go away until I paint my nails some variation of pink =)

China Glaze nail lacquer in "Strawberry Fields"
This is the first time I have tried out "Strawberry Fields" by China Glaze, and I quite like it! Hopefully you can see the gorgeous pink and gold shimmer this polish is infused with!

What is your favorite PINK polish??


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CHANEL Rouge Allure in "Enivree"...

It's crazy how reading blogs influences my makeup purchases.. hence and point, this Chanel lippie in Enivree =)

CHANEL Rouge Allure lipstick in 197 "Enivree"
I can't quite remember who's blog it was, but I saw this lipstick swatched and immediately ordered it off of CHANEL's website. This is my perfect everyday lipstick!

CHANEL Rouge Allure lipstick in 197 "Enivree"
(Can you tell that I have been meaning to do this post for a while now..Christmas tree in the background! haha)
I love that it's a pink I don't have to "pat" onto my lips in order to not have super pink over-done look. I also love that the shimmer/very small glitter in the lipstick is pink, not your typical gold!

CHANEL Rouge Allure lipstick in 197 "Enivree"
CHANEL Rouge Allure lipstick in 197 "Enivree"

So what do you think? Have you tried any other Rouge Allure shades? Any recommendations?!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

HAUL - Giorgio Armani, Lancome, YSL, etc!

So at the same time that I ordered my Estee Lauder Powder Gelee, I also picked up a few more things that have been on my wishlist...

Haul 1-5
Keep reading to see swatches of the goodies!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Usually I'm pretty loyal to my OPI polishes, but when I saw this Zoya shade in the store I knew I just had to have it!!! I seem to be getting a "thing" for this dark army green color..

Zoya "EDYTA" nail lacquer

Zoya "EDYTA" nail lacquer
I love that this polish has a very fine gold-ish shimmer (which you can't really see in these pictures) that adds dimension to the green. =)  What's your favorite Zoya polish?!

*OPI has come out with their own version of CND's Shellac, I believe it's called OPI Gel Polish or something.. anyway it's definitely something you can do at home yourself, would any of you be interested in a how to post and info on where to purchase the OPI Gel??? I just started doing it on my own nails instead of the OPI Axxium and it's a lot easier and faster.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

'TOP 11 of 2011'... to LIVE FOR ...

Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to give a mini review and description of all my favorite/most used products of 2011.. hope you enjoy!!

TOP 11 of 2011

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Top 10 Award =)

Getting an award is such a great way to start off 2012! The lovely Erica J of Meet Makeup tagged me with this award, and I must say it's perfect for the new year!

rules of the Top 10:
1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their blog. (obviously)
2. Put the Top 10 award logo on your blog.
3. List your top 10 cosmetics/beauty/health.
4. Choose 10 bloggers to tag, link their blogs, and let them know.

I'm currently working on a TOP 11 of 2011 which will be my very next post, so I will list my top products there =)

Here's who I tag!!

1. Muhsine of BUBBLEGARM
5. Heather at Heather Does Make Up 
8. Zoella
9. Zoffe at Zoffe's Makeup

I look forward to hearing what your favorite products are!!! My post will be up tomorrow :)


Just realized this is my 100th post!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Estee Lauder Illuminating Powder Gelee

Let's get to it... Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee in Topaz Chameleon!!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee in "Topaz Chameleon "
Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee in "Topaz Chameleon "
I'm still bummed that I missed out on the last highlighter in this formula that Estee Lauder released. So, when I saw this product was coming out I went straight to EsteeLauder.com and ordered mine :) When I purchased it I thought I was just pre-ordering it, but the very next day I received an email saying my order had shipped! Score!
This product is so gorgeous and highly pigmented. I think it's going to be an absolutely amazing highlighter/addition to my blush, during the summer especially!

swatch: Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee in "Topaz Chameleon" 
At the moment I'm pretty darn pale, but I have tried this already (I couldn't help myself!) on my cheek bones :) Even with a light complexion you can use this product, but with a very light hand!
I just love the feel and look of this illuminator!

Have you guys been able to check this out yet?! Will you purchase?


Sunday, January 8, 2012

'NOTD: It's My Year '...

I've had this polish for a little while now, and just tried it out for the first time over the holidays while I was home in Michigan. Um, I freaking love it! It's such a gorgeous purple/maroon/I don't know how to explain it color that shines a sparkly gold shade. I've added a few pictures to try and show you how different it looks in different lighting and angles...

OPI nail lacquer in "It's My Year"
Read on for more swatches!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

January Wish List 2012!!

Yay first post of the new year!! I'm trying really hard not to make any resolutions (I always break them anyway!) but I do see the gym calling my name.. toning up is definitely called for as my wedding is fast approaching! Another thing that I really need to get on is finding a foundation for the big day. In the next few months I will be trying out as many as I can! What are your favorite foundations, and why? Share below!!

Okay, on to my Wish List post...

First up, one of the foundations I want to try out.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
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