Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Friendly Reminder

Hi guys! This is just a friendly reminder that if you're trying to look for new posts, head over to my new blog at A Brunette In The City! I no longer use this blog but see that some people have commented lately so check out my new blog instead :)

Hope to see you guys over there!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Hi all! Some of you may (or may not!) but wondering where I have gone to this past month.

After much deliberation and back and forth with myself I decided to start a new blog. This new blog is more of a lifestyle as I feel this one is too beauty oriented. My new blog will still contain beauty reviews but also tutorials, recipes and daily inspiration posts.

If you are interested please check it out. To those of you whose blogs I have been following I am trying to play catch up as my other blog is under another account. I hope to see some of you over there :)

A Brunette In The City

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Allure Best Of Beauty

As I was browsing the Sephora website the other day I noticed they had listed the Allure Best Of Beauty 2012 Award Winners. Curious, I went through the products to see what items I currently owned that were considered “best in beauty.” Not so surprisingly, I don’t have many (some of these are quite pricey)! But let’s take a look, shall we?

Almost everybody has the palette, or at least a dupe of it!
This palette is great for so many reasons. For one, I love the colors in this palette, more so than the ones in the Naked 2 palette. This palette contains a variety of neutral shades both matte and shimmer so you can really go for any look with it whether it be subtle for work or sultry for a night time look! Also, the formula of these shadows is superb. They are extremely pigmented & blend so easily!

I splurged on this product but I really do love it. Especially considering how I use it every day, I think it was a justly purchase (although it did take me some time to justify)! I highly recommend this palette – or at least Naked 2 because the formula is great. But I do hear there are some great dupes on the market too if this is too pricey.
This is probably the first high end foundation I have ever owned. I know many bloggers out there have a variety of foundations that they use but I’m not that way. I usually use the same foundation until it runs out so when it comes to buying one I want to be absolutely positive that I love it & that it works well with my skin type. So when I read OUTSTANDING reviews on this product I knew I needed to give it a try.

The great thing with Sephora is they allow samples so I walked in one day & asked to be matched to a shade & for sample which they so helpingly agreed to. Awesome! Always got to love helpful customer service :) I LOVED this foundation. It smells like cucumbers (which I love) because it gives me a fresh scent feeling. It also goes on so effortlessly that it feels like there is nothing there! Perfect! Its buildable so if you just need slight coverage you only need a little bit but if you need something more this is buildable so it works in just the right way!

I’ve had this powder for a really long time but I barely ever use it. This translucent powder claims to mattify skin and erase the appearance of imperfections while filling in fine lines. In my opinion, I think this product needs to be applied the right way or else it will seem nearly pointless. You only need a tiny bit or else it can leave a kind of film on your face which isn’t the look you are going for. I have dry skin & I think this product only highlights my dry patches rather than hiding my imperfections.

However, like I said…I haven’t used this in a long time. I am in the process of trying new skin care products to hydrate my skin better so I will be pulling this product out from the back of my stash to try out!

At the end, I own THREE products! I can't say I'm surprised - as mentioned, some of them are pricey but I wish I could have more!

What about you guys? Do you own anything from this list?!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tag: Fall Favorites

Hi guys! Erica has tagged me in her post so I decided to give it a go :)

Favorite Fall lip product?
Meh, I don’t really have a favorite lip product! No matter what the season I tend to switch things up in terms of color. But because it does get windy, & since I do have sensitive lips I tend to ALWAYS carry around chapstick! Just regular chapstick, I’m never without it.

Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
At the moment I don’t have a favorite unlike my summertime favorite, Turquoise & Caicos. I have picked up some new Essie shades though so I’m hoping to find that go-to color for the fall.

Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?

This is probably really obvious, pumpkin spice latte! I LOVE it. I have tried every form of pumpkin coffee/latte/etc. and this is the one I always come back to. Its love.
Favorite Fall Candle?
Anything pumpkin scented! I love Yankee Candle’s Pumpkin Pie candle but I also like the glade apple & cinnamon scented candle because it reminds me of the holidays.
 Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory?
I only have a handful of scarves but I do want to get a bunch more! I really like how they can switch up an outfit & add some flare. Any suggestions on where to find some great scarves?
Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?

Haunted house! I get such a rush from being scared, like blood flowing, heart racing scared. Any of these options could probably scare the daylights out of me actually…

Favorite Halloween movie?

Growing up I was obsessed with Hocus Pocus. I don’t really watch too many Halloween films now, I watch scary movies sometimes. I saw Paranormal Activity & had to sleep with the lights on because I was terrified. I haven’t seen the third one & I don’t know if I will even be able to see the fourth haha

Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?

Is it really bad to say that I don’t go crazy over Halloween candy??! I’m not very into sugar sweets but I do love me some chocolate! I love Reese’s so I guess that would be my favorite.
What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!
Now that I’m a working gal I don’t think I’ll be dressing up! But if I do it will most likely be something simple – like cat ears. You can never go wrong with cat ears!

What is your Favorite thing about Fall?
Ugh, I just love the whole feel & look of fall. I get to wear comfy sweaters, warm up by a fire, drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Its my favorite. Thanksgiving is also one of my favorites holidays because it involves family & food, and since it leads up to Christmas it all just gives me such a cozy, homey feel to it.

Feel free to tag yourselves - if you do decide to take part please post the link to your entry in the comments! :)

Hope you are doing well - sorry for the lack of posts (still) work & my spending ban have resulted in little to say although I have made some purchases lately so I will definitely have more to say this weekend! Xx