Anastasia x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit – Review and SWATCHES! 

The newest edition to the Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter family is the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit! I wasn’t initially totally sold on the palette as I thought the shades wouldn’t work well with my light skin tone – but after seeing some ‘real life’ swatches on some of my favorite beauty Instagrammers, I knew I could make it work!!

“Get a smooth, even glow that lasts with the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit. Each highlighter has an ultra-fine formula that won’t leave behind shimmer particles. Just layer these shades together or wear them separately on your face, eyes, and body. For even more glow, apply them with a damp makeup brush.”

Does this new glow kit hold up to my high expectations?! Let’s see!!

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NARS Banc De Sable Highlighting Palette Review WITH SWATCHES!!

Everyone, everywhere is coming out with new highlighters – and I don’t hate it! One of the newest ones to my growing GLOW collection is the NARS Banc De Sable highlighting palette, complete with THREE shades!

“A palette with three, universally flattering highlighters to illuminate the eyes and cheeks, while an ultra-versatile wet/dry formula takes you from sheer shimmer to an intense glow.”

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February Beauty Favorites!!

My favorite posts and videos are monthly favorites!! I love seeing what other beauty babes have been loving – it gives me inspiration for future purchases 😉 Here is what I was obsessed with last month!!

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January 2017 Favorites!!

Hi babes!!

This month I discovered ((and REdiscovered)) so many amazing products! My January favorites consist of everything from new products to HG status makeup that I just can’t put down!!

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Best of 2016 | Beauty

2016 has been an phenomenal makeup year for me – new releases, new discoveries, old reconnected treasures, you name it!! Narrowing down my favorites was such a challenge. I tried to include products that I’ve used for the majority of 2016, but had to throw in some super stars that I found later in the year!

And the awards go to…

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Ciaté London | Chloe Morello Eyeshadow Palette Review and SWATCHES!!

Perfect neutrals with gorgeous coordinating shimmers  – I give you the Ciaté London and Chloe Morello eyeshadow palette!! If I were to create an eyeshadow palette, this is EXACTLY what it would look like!! Super wearable, day to night appropriate shades, and an array of neutrals for numerous gorgeous looks!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! The mattes in the palette are wonderful – pigmented and easily blendable! 

BUT…

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Too Faced Sweet Peach Collection – Release Dates and Products!!

The highly anticipated return of the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette is ALMOST HERE!! Alongside the palette, the Sweet Peach Collection comes with a blush, highlighting palette, and 8 creamy lip oils!! I can imagine that this will be the best smelling collection EVER!!!too faced sweet peach

The collection will launch online at Sephora on 12/15  ((the eye shadow palette will launch 12/26)) and in Sephora stores on 1/6!!

  • Eyeshadow Palette – $49
  • Sweet Peach Glow Kit Highlighting Palette – $42
  • Sweet Peach Creamy Lip Oils, 8 shades – $19
  • Papa Don’t Peach Blush – $30

What are YOU planning on picking up?!!

XO!!

 

Natasha Denona Star Palette Review – WITH SWATCHES!!

The Natasha Denona Star Palette is THE palette of 2016!!!

If I were to create an eyeshadow palette, this is EXACTLY what I would create – ND and I are totally on the save wave length! I even told my husband that when I pass, that I want to be buried with it ((too much?!! LOL)) There’s a harmonious balance of mattes, metallics, duo-chromes, and crystal finishes! The shade range is even more magnificent – warm, cool, and neutral never before seen shades that will look absolutely stunning on every skin tone! I. AM. OBSESSED. I mean, just check out the swatches below, but full disclosure – you may faint. 

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Sephora 2016 VIB Sale – Recommendations

Hi Babes!!

The holidays are RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!! Can you believe it?!! Making it even more exciting, the Sephora VIB sale is almost here!! As a VIB Rouge, I save 20% on all of my Sephora purchases during the sale – so I’m starting my gift buying early!! OR you can totally use the sale as an opportunity to stock up on goodies for yourself!! I thought I would give you some sale details AND compile a list of all of the products I recommend and are getting the makeup lovers in my life this year!!

SALE DETAILS

VIB ROUGE:

  • November 4-7, receive 20% off all in-store and online orders with the code 20ROUGE
  • No brand exclusions
  • No limit on the amount of purchases you can make during this event
  • Some stores allow you to receive your discount on purchases made in-store through the entire duration of the sale, up until the 14th
  • If you shop in-store on November 4th you will receive a free holiday tote bag

VIB:

  • November 11-14, receive 20% off all in-store and online orders with code 20VIB
  • No brand exclusions
  • No limit on the amount of purchases you can make during this event

BEAUTY INSIDERS:

  • There is no discount for Beauty Insiders so go shopping with a friend that’s a VIB or VIB Rouge!!

All about my WEEKLY ROTATION!!

HI BABES!!

If you’ve been an Instagram follower of mine for awhile, you know that the makeup I use on a daily basis is primarily dictated by my weekly ((sometimes bi-weekly)) rotation! I absolutely LOVE doing this!! It allows me to shop my stash and use products that may have been forgotten about, us makeup addicts are all guilty of this!

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SO! What do I include and how do I choose the weekly rotation products? WELL! I have a couple of ground rules I like to follow;

  • PRIMERS: I like to choose at least two primers – one smoothing and one more luminous. Depending on the foundation I choose to wear that day, I like to be able to match it to a primer that enhances its look, feel, and wear! This week I’m using the Becca Backlight Priming Filter, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, and the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
  • FOUNDATION: Using the same thought process as with primers, I like to choose foundations with different finishes. I don’t necessarily always abide by my chosen foundations for the week – but use what I’m feeling that day 🙂
  • CONCEALER: I like to have a more hydrating lighter coverage concealer and then a full coverage one. This week I’m using Lancôme Maquicomplet for my light weight one and Lancôme Effacernes for more full coverage
  • POWDER: I only set my under eyes with my La Mer The Powder, so that’s always in rotation – but I switch up my face setting powders weekly. I like to rotate through the ones I own – either a translucent powder, mineral powder, or a pressed foundation. This week I’m using the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
  • BRONZER: I like to have one liquid bronzer ((duh!!)) and two powder bronzers to choose from. For my liquid bronzer, I rotate though the ones I own. This week it’s the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunkissed. For powder bronzers, I usually have one of my HG’s and then one I don’t use very often. This week I’m using two that I don’t use that frequently to see if I fall back in love with them lol – Too Faced Sweet Tea and Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in 02 Bronze
  • BLUSH: I like to have three blushes in rotation – a nude, pink, and peach toned. For me, these types of shades look best and are what I heavily gravitate towards! This week I’m using Tarte Risqué and NARS Impassioned ((Risqué pulls a peach nude on me so that’s why I’m only using two this week. Boom.))
  • HIGHLIGHTER: I like to have one liquid highlighter and two or so powder highlighters that are different in tone that I can pair with any eye/lip combo! This week I’m using Benefit High Beam as my liquid higlihghter and for powder highlighters I’m using Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Peach Goddess, Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 01, Hourglass Strobing Powder in Brilliant, and the new Wet N Wild Gold Bar. 
  • EYESHADOW: I try to have two palettes to use on a weekly basis, although I may change this to one so I can give them each an equal amount of attention LOL! Generally, I like to have one that has a good assortment of matte shades and one that has a nice variety of shimmer shades! This week I’m using both the Lorac Pro 1 and 2 palettes and then threw in my custom Bobbi Brown palette ((I was craving the Toast and Camel shades!!))
  • LIPPIES: These cannot be rotated in my opinion LOL!! I have to wear what I’m feeling – I’m a Leo, I’m loyal to all lip products.

There it is my loves, nothing to it!! Those are my general guidelines for my weekly rotation!! If you decide to try it or already do, tag my in your posts so I can see!!

XO!!

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