Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday Beauty Deals


Photo from theahaconnection.com


I was looking online for Black Friday deals and stumbled upon a great resource, a blog called Nouveau Cheap. 

The blog has an extensive list of several beauty deals that will be available on November 28th; including, Bath & Body Works, major drugstores, department stores, and specialty makeup stores like Ulta & Sephora. It also has specials from specific brand's websites such as Urban Decay.  


Click here to check it out 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Christian Louboutin 'Rouge Louboutin - Starlight' Nail Colour

Photo from Nordstom.com

Yes the bottle is beautiful and it is encrusted with 1,500 two tone Strass crystals, but it is not worth $675. That is not a typo! Christian Louboutin's new nail polish is $675!

According to Nordstrom, "one coat gives a luxe, glossy color while two coats give the effect of 20 layers of traditional nail lacquer." An amazing claim, but only $30 of amazing in my mind. Thankfully it is long wearing and chip resistant. Oh, this polish is also gluten-free. I guess if you are crazy enough to pay $675 for a nail lacquer, you may also be crazy enough to eat it. 

I can not justify spending this much for nail polish so I will not be testing it. You can buy the same product for $50 sans the fancy packaging, which is much more reasonable. This fancy item is more for the Beyonce's and Kim K's of the world. 


Nordstrom.com


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Balm - Pudgy Peony

Photo from clinique.com




I just purchased this product last night after falling in love with it during a Clinique makeup consultation. It is the perfect fall color!

As with all Chubby Sticks, this product is very moisturizing and feels wonderful on my lips. I am just getting over a cold so my lips have been chapped lately. My skin just sucked in the moisture as soon as I put it on. It is not sticky at all either.

I 100% recommend all of the Chubby Sticks, and especially love this color!





Clinique Makeup Consultation

Clinique



If you follow my blog, you know I am a Clinique girl at heart. I stopped by my local Clinique makeup counter yesterday to pick up my free Chubby Stick in Chunky Cherry and ended up sitting through a makeup consultation. 

The consultant first applied Clinique's CC cream and under eye concealer. I absolutely loved the CC cream because it was lightweight and did not look caked on. The under eye concealer, on the other hand, made me look old and wrinkly. You could see the product sitting on top of my skin and it did not blend well. 

Next, she applied eye shadow which looked beautiful. I have loved every Clinique shadow I have ever tried. The pink in this particular palette made my eyelids look natural and dewy. 

The consultant attempted to apply liquid eyeliner with a different brush than the one that comes with it. She did a terrible job at this. I don't think the eyeliner was a bad product, she just had it all over the place.

She finished my makeup with a Pudgy Peony Chubby Stick. I ended up purchasing this color because it looked so great! 

After I went home and removed the eyeliner, I was more than thrilled with the makeup! I know it is terrible for my skin, but I left it on for my evening spin class. Although I am sure it clogged my pores, the makeup looked just as good after sweating as it did before I got to the gym. 




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Clinique Party Eyes Made Easy



Clinique's limited edition eye shadow compact is available now at the Bon-Ton for $29.50 with any Clinique purchase. Click Here To Purchase

I stopped by the Bon-Ton this weekend to buy my face moisturizer and picked this up while I was there. I was so excited to try the pallet that I made my husband drive home while I played!

Inside was 3 brushes, 2 sponge tip applicators, 13 colors, and instructions on how to apply. I followed the instructions on which brush to use and picked three colors that matched my outfit. My eyes looked great. 

The compact itself is very attractive and sturdy. In the unfortunate circumstance that I would drop it, the eye shadows might not break. 

Overall, this compact is a must! It won't be around for long because it is limited edition. Even if its not for you, it would make a great Christmas gift. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

NYX Primal Colors - Hot Pink

Photo from nyxcosmetics.com


I purchased this eye shadow to wear for Halloween and was extremely pleased with it. You can make the color as vibrant or subtle as you want just by blending. It stays on for a long period of time without smudging, even when you don't use a primer first. For $5, this product cannot be beat.
It could just as easily be worn every day, as it could be worn at night, or special occasions. I cannot wait to try some of the other Primal Colors NYX offers!  



Swatches from nyxcosmetics.com