I know everyone’s seen the favorites videos on YouTube from all your favorite beauty gurus… yeah, I’m not really that type. First off, my favorites don’t really change… I’m always using the same thing and I honestly don’t shop much. I do pick up little things that I like to try, but I’m not the hauling type. There are a few things that I’m loving right now, so here goes:
I’ve found a new love y’all! When I went to New York I found a cute little boutique in Soho that had only been opened for about two months. Lisi Cosmetics is a quaint little shop and they’ve got some really nice, quality products for very affordable prices. I was literally blown away at the price tags, but I love trying new makeup so I decided to give it a shot! I got four different nail polishes because they were BOGO half-off and the colors were simply amazing! I love nail laquers, but because I work in restaurants I can’t wear them all the time. I tried Alternate Universe first, because its a little more toned down than the other colors that I chose. It’s a really nice orange/gold duo-chrome. It’s got light glitter flecks of gold and even just a tad bit of red.
The quality is great, it reminded me nothing of a cheap polish. I did two coats of this and then applied Essie’s No Chip Topcoat. I also love this packaging; it’s chic. simple and sleek.
I’m really loving Anastasia products lately, especially because they’ve been sweet enough to send me products to review. Please keep in mind that even though I’m receiving gratis products, I will still give my own, honest opinions. No need to front, right?
A lovely rep sent me a neutral palette that’s great for fall. She Wears It Well has nine graceful shades to give any blah face a pop of glam. So, let me start off by saying that the packaging is divine! I love this leather black case because it’s got cracked, alligator print detailing along with antique gold trim. I’m a sucker for details, and this palette is too cute to keep in my train case! In fact, I’ve been storing it with my makeup on my dresser. Upon opening the palette, you’ll find a mirror, nine fab shadows, and a double ended brush for application. The mirror is also decked out with antique gold trim. Only one of the nine shades has a bigger compartment than the others, and I’m assuming it’s because it’s the most adaptable color.
Everyone has their signature look, and for summer, my look has definitely been pink lips. Not only is it my favorite color, but it suits my skin tone, eyes and personality. I don’t have perfect pearly whites ,so pink glosses and lipsticks had to grow on me. Now that I’ve gotten a little courage and tried out some different shades, I have found a few loves that I don’t want to leave me!
First up is one my all time faves: Fresh Mulberry by Liplicous. You can find a whole line of these glosses at Bath and Body Works, but this one has been discontinued! I was so upset when I found out, mainly because it’s one of the better shades. This sheer pink gives my lips the best pucker; the pink even looks like it’s my natural lip tone. It lines my lips perfectly and gives just enough gloss to make my lips stand out. It’s not overly glossy or sticky.
So, I was rummaging through Facebook and I came across a random cosmetics line. I clicked on it, pretty much because the eye makeup on the profile picture was phenomenal. To my surprise, I discovered a fab line. Syn Cosmetics has a range of nail polishes, cheek colors, eye glitters and pigmented shadows that can suit any mood. I browsed the page, saw some pretty dope nail colors and designs that people had made, and also some really cool eye makeup looks. I was instantly sold! One of the products that I picked up was All White Everything, a white glitter polish that has at least four types of glitter in it. I was drawn to this because I’ve never seen this type of glitter… it looks really interesting even through the packaging.
Is anyone sad about summer coming to an end? August is my birthday month, and I’m a vivacious leo so I love everything summer has to offer. Well, everything except sunburn. Haha… one time is enough warning! Anyway, I’ve beep spotting some really cute trends or eye makeup that are a little more daring than others this year. Some of my faves have been things like neons, tons of glitter, and even natural smokey (which will always be a fave of mine). Here are some looks that I recreated showing you my favorite trends:
This is a look that I showcased on my Facebook page. I love using colors that remind me of mermaids and beach fun. I love being by the water, and this look just takes me there!