Monday, June 9, 2014

Lancome Lip Lover

Hello Everyone
I haven't tried many Lancome Products but these new lip products may change that! The Lancome Lip Lover is a highly pigmented gloss that also acts as a stain.


First, how adorable is the packaging? I love the colors, font and the little button to open it. Second, they are pretty reasonable priced at $23.00. For a high end lip product that is on the cheaper side. Third, the color range is great! Sephora carries 14 shades (which I am assuming is the whole range) and they are all beautiful and wearable shades.

Below are the swatches:


-"332 Beige Adage (left)- a Rosy pink/nude". This shade is significantly more pink when applied to the lips. Its more of a nice medium pink

-"321 Rose Centre-Temps (middle)- Rose Pink". This has a nice mauve tone to it. Its a little deeper yet still bright and fresh. I have used this a ton on bridesmaids this season!

-"355 Framboise Etoile (right)- Berry pink". I would describe this more as a bright pink. This is my personal shade and I wear it all the time.

The shine/balm feeling lasts about 4 hours and then a stained, moisturized lip lasts well over another 4 hours.

You can purchase these at Sephora or at any Lancome counter.

I would highly recommend this lip product to anyone. I know I am super impressed and my clients have really enjoyed them also!

I hope this was helpful :)

-Hope

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Clear Skin and Midnight Fleur

Hello Everyone!

I went to Sephora this week to add some products to my skin care regime. My skin has been breaking out a lot lately and I feel like the cleanser, moisturizer, spot treatment that I have right now just isn't working for me.


I purchased three skin care items and a new perfume.

1. Clinique take the day off cleansing balm ($28.50)-


I purchased this product after watching this video . I love Tanya Burr's videos and she always talks me into getting new products! This is a cleansing balm that helps to remove all of your makeup and get rid of an excess dirt. This is a pomade type consistency that then turns into an oily consistency (so I have heard). I have been eyeing this product for a long time and I can't wait to finally try it!

2. Boscia Balancing Facial Tonic ($24.00)-


I have read more than a handful of blog posts lately talking about the importance of toners and it has started making me feel quilty. I always use toners on my clients but for some reason I never use them on myself. I decided to get in the habit of using one. I have heard great reviews on this brand and this product specifically so I am excited to start using it. ( If you would like me to do a blog post on the purpose's of toners I would be happy to do so! )


3. Origins Super Spot Remover ($15.00)-


I have also heard amazing reviews on this acne treatment. Yes this is the worlds tiniest bottle but you only use the tiniest amount of product so hopefully it lasts me a long time! I purchased this one because of the salicylic acid. This ingredient works much better than benzoyl peroxide for my skin. ( I am actually slightly allergic to the benzoyl peroxide.)  I have had a few major bumps lately that just seem to want to hang out for a while so hopefully this will take care of them :)

4. Nest Fragrances "Midnight Fleur" ($65.00) -


First off... THIS PACKAGING... Could it be any more gorgeous? Second this scent is absolutely amazing. It is described on the website as "Exotic Woods, Black Amber, Patchouli, Night-Blooming Jasmine, Vanilla Orchid." I am no fragrance guru so I am not really sure what some of these ingredients are but I will say that I am in love with this scent. Its girly and light and I just can't stop smelling myself.. Which is funny yet slightly weird. I still love my Chanel and Elizabeth and James but this is just amazing. 

Let me know if you have tried any of these products or any others from the brands mentioned. 

I hope this was helpful :) 

-Hope 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

24/7 Tints Kit by Becca

Hey Everyone!
I was reading Temptalias post and I wanted to share this info with my readers as well!


I love Becca products and I have had great success with them. I am excited about this kit because its such a great way to try different shades of the tints. Here is what the website says: 

What it is: 
A set of two Becca 24/7 Tints™ for eyes and cheeks that deliver natural-looking color—day and night. 

What it does: 
24/7 Tints features a blendable kit with two Beach Tints and two Eye Tints to give natural-looking color to eyes and cheeks. They’re infused with vitamin E-rich, oil-free formulas to soothe skin, and they’re water-resistant and streak-free for stay-put hues.

This set contains:
- 2 x 0.24 oz. Eye Tint in Romanticism (mauve bronze), Gilt (golden bronze)
- 2 x 0.24 oz. Beach Tint in Raspberry (deep berry pink), Grapefruit (pale coral pink) 

This is a limited edition kit exclusive to Sephora. 

Seems like great products for those summer beach trips and pool days. This product is only available to VIB rouge members at Sephora as of right now but hopefully sometime in June they will be available to everyone! 

Also, the Becca shimmering skin perfecter is an amazing highlighter if you are searching through the brand you should check that out as well! :) 

I hope this was helpful :) 

-Hope  

The Perfect touch of Warmth

Hello Everyone
I have recently discovered the brand Sunday Riley (such a great name!) and I was so eager to get my hands on some of the products. I do not believe it is sold in the US in stores but I did find some products on the Sephora Website. 



 After looking at the website I was instantly in love with this blush!


The shade is called "Rush" and it is described as "A beautiful blush that leaves cheeks with a universally flattering, sunkissed radiance."  On the website it almost looked like a frosty coral but when I opened it up it was a matte hot pink. 

The pigmentation is not great when swatched. I was actually super disappointed but once I applied this to my cheeks I realized that its probably a good thing that its not super pigmented. I used a blush brush to apply this product and after applying it to my cheek I fell in love with it all over again. It adds the nicest warmth to your cheeks and its such a wearable color! 

Right after I used this, I cleaned it and put the blush right into my kit! I have used it on a few clients already and it is just gorgeous. 

Below is the swatch: (its a built up swatch) 



Like I said, don't let the swatch deter you from purchasing this beauty. It really is a great blush and lasts on your cheek. 

Price: $30.00 


Let me know if you recommend any Sunday Riley products! 

I hope this was helpful :) 

-Hope 



Monday, June 2, 2014

NARS Larger than Life Eyeliner

Hello Everyone!
Have you ever stumbled upon a product randomly that has literally changed your life? These NARS liners have been that product for me the past few months.



I decided to go with the basics when I first ordered these. I went with a deep black and a dark brown. I honestly haven't heard much about these in the beauty industry so I decided to try them out.  They are the same basic idea as any other pencil liner the only difference being that they twist up instead of sharpening them.

I have tried many other brands of pencil liners such as Urban Decay, Makeup Forever, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, MAC and none of them can even compare to the lasting power of these liners. These liners stay put from morning until I wash my makeup off in the evening. They do not smudge or fade.


I was actually shocked the first time I applied these. I normally apply my liner on the lash line and then go and smudge it out with a brush. But when I applied this liner nothing was moving. It was like I had applied my eye liner with a sharpie. I was instantly in love.

These have been life savers during these hot summer months. I am so happy with this purchase and I wanted to share my love for these with the world.

These retail for $24.00 and you can purchase them on the NARS website, Sephora or any NARS counter. (Also for the pro's you can get a 40% discount on these on the NARS website.)

The only down side to these liners is that because they do not need to be sharpened, it is really hard to get a super thin line. If I am going for an extremely natural look I will take a tiny liner brush and brush off some of the product and apply it that way.

That being said, I am so happy with this purchase. Let me know if there are any shades in this line that you would recommend!

I hope this was helpful :)

-Hope