Sunday, December 14, 2014

Top 5 Faves of 2014 (Skin, Hair and Makeup)

Hey Glamour Dolls!

Can't believe there are only two weeks left in the year! These are my top five products that I've consistently used throughout the year and I've repurchased over and over again. Read on, and I"ll tell you why I love them.



1. Mac Studio Moisture Cream Moisturizer



I originally bought this moisturizer in a travel sized version to sample. The cream is light weight and very moisture rich. It gives my skin a nice radiance and leaves my skin supple. It works wonders in the Fall/Winter months because my skin drinks up moisturizer in the cooler months.

I've used other moisturizers and I would put it on and you couldn't tell that I put anything on thirty minutes later; with this moisturizer, it stays on longer. I liked it so much that I went on and bought the full size version.


2. Clarisionic Skin Care System




The Clarisonic skin care system is a must-have holy grail product for me! I have blemished, acne prone skin and I can NOT be with out it. I had to be without it for two weeks and my skin was not pretty! All of the claims about Clarisonics are true. It does clean your skin 6x cleaner than any kind of wipe, facial cleansing cloths, wash cloths and your own two hands!

With just one use, your skin is cleaner, clearer, not patchy and exfoliated. I love that it removes every trace of makeup that the wipes leave behind. I originally bought the Mia 1 a few years ago and I bought the Mia 2 last month. It's definitely an investment in the cost, but so worth it :-)


3. Motions Natural Textures Deep Conditioning (hair) Masque




I was originally sent this product to review for BzzAgent year's ago and I really like it. It was created in mind for women with natural hair types but I use it on my relaxed hair- with no issues. It's made with shea butter, coconut and avocado oils to deeply moisturize you hair. It also detangles the hair and leaves it incredibly soft.

This is the only conditioner that I've been using for the last few years besides the Koils by Nature conditioner and it's great. It leaves my hair very soft, I never had issues with my hair detangling and another added benefit is that when I use this conditioner, I have no dandruff flakes. I always get dandruff whenever I use anything else.

4. L'oreal Voluminous Mascara



I featured this as my fave before and I probably will again. I love this mascara! I buy this with the curved brush only. This mascara gives me length and volume and the curved brush gives my lashes the nicest curve.

I have received so many mascaras last month from L'oreal Butterfly, Revlon, Lorac, Tarte, Urban Decay Perversion and Too Faced, the only one that rivals it (as of late) is Too Faced Better than Sex mascara (my newest fave); other than that; there is no competition with the other brands. I will forever be a fan of this mascara.

5. Mac Careblend Pressed Powder




I've featured this powder on my blog before and I still love it. I haven't found any other powder to replace it. I use it to set my foundation and concealer. On many days, I have worn it alone and it provides a fresh-face, skin finish. The ingredients in the powder are made to provide extra care and comfort for the skin; hence, the name Careblend. 


What are your faves of 2014?

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Pink Bordello (LOTD)

I'm back with another look! I decided to do a look using mostly products that I recently hauled in the last few months, besides four products; everything mentioned was recently purchased.  I'm seriously trying to use everything I buy.

I was inspired by the pink blouse I was wearing and I decided to use Urban Decay's Bordello (pale mauve with gold micro-glitter) eyeshadow as my main color, it came out being a melange of a pink frosty look. I was feeling extra, so I wore some lashes! Take a look for yourself :-)









Products Used

Brows

-Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade in Auburn
-Mac Select Cover Up concealer NC45 to clean up brows

Eyes

-Lorac Behind the Scenes eyeshadow primer
-Lorac Nectar e/s as highlight
-Lorac Light Brown e/s as transition color
-Lorac Cool Gray e/s as crease color
-Urban Decay Bordello e/s on lid
-Maybelline Ultra Liner black liquid liner on upper lash line
-Wink and Pout Baby Doll lashes by Kym Lee
-Eylure Lashfix adhesive glue
-Mac PowerPoint eye pencil in engraved on lower lash line
-Urban Decay Perversion mascara

Face

-Mac Strobe cream to moisturize and prime
-La Girl Pro concealer in Fawn under eyes
-AJ Crimson cream foundations in 4 and 4.5
-Cover Girl Queen Bronzer in brown bronze as blush & subtle contour

Lips

-Shea Yeleen shea butter honey lip balm
-Mac Nightmoth lip liner
-Mac Rebel l/s

Friday, November 21, 2014

Liquid Gold LOTD

I recently bought a few pigments from You Tube Guru, Makeup Geek's website. I had been eyeing her Liquid Gold pigment for a while, I don't own anything like it and I had to have it!

The color is absolutely beautiful! The color is described as true metallic gold. The camera doesn't photograph the pigment and the look nearly as good as it looks (thanks to my camera phone) here's how it came out.





Brows 

-Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Auburn
-Mac Select Cover up concealer NC45

Eyes

-Lorac Behind the Scenes eyeshadow primer
-Mac Ricepaper e/s as highlight
-Mac Saddle e/s as bridge color
-Mac Embark e/s in crease
-Makeup Geek liquid gold pigment on lid
-Mac Engraved powerpoint eye pencil on upper lash line
-Too Faced Better than Sex mascara

Face

-AJ Crimson cream foundation #4
-Mac Careblend pressed powder dark
-Mac Sweet as Cocoa blush

Lips

-Mac Beet lip liner
-Mac Heaux l/s

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Lips: Using Black Dahlia Lip Tar

Hey Dolls,

Since Fall is here, I thought it was time to pull out my fall appropriate lip colors like the deeper berries, plums and rich reds. Yesterday, I wore Black Dahlia metallic tar by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC), it's such a beautiful color for this time of year. It's described as a blackened burgundy with red pearl. I wore the color alone but I can't wait to use it with a deep berry liner to vamp it up. Here's how it looks:


With flash...

Without flash...

Duck lips in full effect...

OCC lip tars retail for $18. Lip tars can be purchased from OCC, Sephora and Camera Ready Cosmetics. The color Black Dahlia is available in the original matte finish and the metal finish. I'm partial to the metal finish because it applies like a gloss and dries to a metallic finish.  Also, the metallic colors have these gorgeous sparkles in them that are so eye catching and beautiful on the lips.

The color is so gorgeous. 


What fall colored lippies are you rocking?