15 September, 2014

Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes in E127

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The Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes ($36) have been featured on both Lisa Eldrige's and Pixiwoo's makeup videos. Those ladies sure know how to create beautiful looks so the Creamy Eyes went straight into my "Maybe Someday" high-end wishlist. The thing is, Ellis Faas products aren't widely available in the United States (you can get some of their products at Sephora.com though). Not only that, but they are also very expensive. Consequently there aren't that many reviews or swatches of their products (compared to "mainstream" brands). All these factors make ordering Ellis Faas products a gamble. Then I saw several EF products on B-Glowing's 75% off clearance sale. I ordered the Creamy Eyes in E127 to see if I liked the formula. I did (I love it actually) so I am kicking myself for not ordering more. When I checked back I saw that they were out of stock (obvs). Hopefully that amazing sale will come around again soon.

13 September, 2014

Sephora Double Contouring Cream Blush in Apricot Sheen

Let's be real, a few years ago the Sephora Collection line was very uninspired. The quality of the products felt like duds you'd find at the drugstore but with a higher price tag. Thankfully they redesigned the line and reformulated existing items (the new eyeshadow singles are pretty good!) A personal favorite of mine is their Cream Lip Stain (it was recommended in the comments by one of you a long time ago). Today I'll be reviewing their Double Contouring Cream Blush in 01 Apricot Sheen ($16).

11 September, 2014

Spring Fling Green: Makeup Look + 5k Reader Giveaway

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I realize it's not spring but Spring Fling is just the name of one of the eyeshadows used to create this look. The main characters in this makeup look are both very affordable green eyeshadows from Coastal Scents. I've posted green eye looks in the past, but they were olive and kelly green in tone. This one is soft and pastel. I love it much more than I ever thought I would. Keep reading to see closeups of the finished look.

07 September, 2014

Lavender Fig: Makeup Look

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This isn't one of my favorite makeup looks I've posted here because I remember being very rushed to get out the door when I was getting ready that day. It's not my cleanest or best cut crease. The cut crease is a technique I still struggle with and the fact that I had very little time to execute this doesn't help. Oh, well! I like the rest of the makeup. Some of the complexion products I used here are my favorites.

05 September, 2014

Pistachio Green and Periwinkle Blue: Makeup Look

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During my first year of blogging, I kept my blog on the down low from friends and family. It was actually my mom who "outed" me and went on a sharing spree on Facebook (lol). Everyone has been really lovely and supportive about it though. And it has even come with a few perks. I get asked to do people's makeup, give beauty advice, and get gifted their spare makeup products. So this look is brought to you by my friend's mom who gave me a mint/pistachio green liner. :D She da best.

03 September, 2014

YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush in 02 Frivole and 09 Epicurien

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The other item I picked up on my mini Saks haul was a YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush ($40) in 02 Rose Frivole. I ended up loving this formula and got a second color, 09 Rose Epicurien. Originally, I had the shade 01 Fuchsia Desinvolte on my wish list after falling in love with it thanks to Temptalia's swatches. At the last minute, I changed my mind and went with the subtle everyday shades that I could get more use out of. Still, I'd pick up Fuchsia Desinvolte if I could. I might have to hint at it for Christmas. :D

31 August, 2014

Overview: The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Range

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The Body Shop recently came out with an entire range of skincare items featuring community fair trade wild argan oil. I was sent several items from this collection by Shop At Home, an online shopping coupon and rebates site. I liked almost everything from the range but there was definitely one standout product. If you've been curious about this range since its release, keep reading below to see if it's for you.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful

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A few months ago I won a giveaway hosted by Chaitra from the blog Pink Pot. The prize was a Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush ($26) in the color of my choice. I chose Blissful and the sweet Chaitra sent it to me right away. Go visit her blog, now! This is actually my third Amazonian Clay Blush but also my only one. I sold my first two in a blog sale last year. So, have my feelings about the formula changed?