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Lupita Nyong’o New Face of Lancôme!

7 Apr

I was so excited to hear the news this past weekend that I had to share it with you all. My favorite red carpet queen, Lupita Nyong’o has been named the latest face of Lancôme. The French cosmetic house will feature the gorgeous actress in upcoming ads you can expect to see this September. What an amazing year she is having! Cheers to challenging mainstream beauty ideals and sharing the notion that beauty comes in many forms! Go Lupita!!!!

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My New Favorite BB Cream!

13 Mar

Great product alert!!!!! Today I was informed by a good friend that she had found the BB cream of her dreams! When it comes to BB creams/Tinted moisturizers, I have tried them all. So I drove to my local Benefit makeup counter and tried it out! I must say this product outdoes them all. I was beyond impressed!

Benefit Better Than BB Big Easy

Benefit Big Easy $38

Here are a few reasons why-

*The coverage is great although it feels super lightweight. No cakey feel here!

*The Liquid to powder formula dries matte- with every other BB cream I’ve tried I feel they leave me somewhat shiny/sticky and I always have to set them with powder. So not the case with this product, I can wear it by itself!!!  or I can build on it if I want to for a night out.

*It has SPF 35! Not 15 or 20 like usual, but 35! That’s great!

*Blends right into my skin with this foundation brush. I can also use my fingers to dab it on dark spots etc. for a bit more coverage.

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The only cons are-

*I feel like the shades don’t go dark enough for deep skinned makeup lovers. There are 6 shades available and I wear the 5th darkest and I’m not that dark! My favorite fashionista Lupita Nyong’o would NOT be able to wear this and that’s a damn shame! The product is fairly new, so I’m holding out hope that they will include more shades in the future.

*looks amazing over moisturizer- not so perfect without moisturizer. I always moisturize when I wash my face or get out of the shower, but for those of you who don’t, this product skims over dry patches of skin without really covering them.

If you’re willing to moisturize first- this is the best BB cream on the market in my opinion! Give it a shot!

I also purchased the Boi-ing industrial strength concealer for my little pimple friends that come to visit and it covers flawlessly!

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Spring Makeup Collabs You’ll Love!

10 Feb

Another designer cosmetics collaboration  is in the works people!!!! NARS and Phillip Lim have a 9 piece nail lacquer collection that will be available in August!  The news was announced today at Lim’s Fall 2014 fashion show.

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In other makeup news, the highly anticipated MAC Proenza Schouler makeup collection will hit stores in April. The collection includes face powder, eyeliner,nail lacquer, lipstick and more! You may want to get your hands on this quick, the collection is a limited!

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Valentine’s Day Nail Inspiration ’14!

30 Jan

It’s almost that time of year again!!! Valentine’s Day is in two weeks and all of you nail art lovers need to decide what you’ll do this year for the day of love! Last year I shared some Valentine’s Day nail inspiration and it got so much traffic, so I’m doing it again this year! These are some of my favorites that I came across on Pinterest! So many cute ideas!

Click HERE for a quick and easy way to create a heart on your nails!

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Color Of The Year!!!!

1 Jan

Happy New Year!!!!!! 2013 was a phenomenal year! Before I get too into this post, I would first like to say thank you to everyone that has supported this blog of mine since the beginning. If you’re new to it, I also want to thank you for stopping by! I am so grateful to you all!!! XO- Journey

Every year Pantone also known as the authority on color announces the “color of the year” and this year it’s a lovely purplish/fuschia hue they call Radiant Orchid.

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As with any trend, a great way to get involved is to start with makeup.  Everyone can afford a lipstick or a nail polish and it’s not as risky as wearing a dress or a coat in that hue if you’re not that into color. Below are some fun makeup products to shop that will get you right into this trend!

Side note: This color is flattering on all skin tones!

My favorite lipstick $4.99 I can’t get enough of this lipstick!

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Eyeliner $19 I own so many of these Urban Decay 24/7 eye liners and they are some of the BEST on the market. They really do last 24 hours and are highly pigmented.

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Shadow pot$19 While we’re on the subject of pigment, Urban Decay has the most pigmented shadows EVER! They are by far my favorite eyeshadow brand!

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Shadow palette$8 Affordable alternative. NYX products provide great bang for your buck! I love their shadows and REALLY love all of their lip products!

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Nail Polish$8   Not into”color” on your face? Rock it on your nails!!!!!

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Fabulous Friday Finds!!!

27 Dec

Happy Friday y’all! This weeks finds are fab and none of them are over $20 as usual! Happy shopping and enjoy your weekend!

Know someone with a baby girl? How cute is this onesie????

Onesie $20 available HERE.

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Organic lip balm set $15 available HERE. (also available in Vegan)

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Circle skirt $14.95 available HERE.

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Off the shoulder top $14.95 available HERE.

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Holiday Nail Inspiration!

25 Dec

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!! I hope your holiday season is going great so far!!! I thought today would be a great day to share some fun holiday nail inspiration that I found on Pinterest this evening! Enjoy!

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Naked 3 Palette!

14 Dec

Wooohhhooooo what a great day this is! My Urban Decay Naked 3 palette has finally arrived! YAY! I can’t wait to use this rose hued palette and create wonderful smokey eye looks.  Are any of you thinking about ordering it? Have you already ordered it?

Urban Decay Naked 3 palette $52

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Lady Gaga Face Of Versace Spring Campaign!

25 Nov

Rumors and pictures  have been swirling around the web for a week or so of Lady Gaga in a pretty pale purple Versace dress.  The picture is gorgeous and the rumors are true. The Versace camp confirmed that the 27 year mega star is the face of their Spring 2014 ad campaign. The pictures released so far reveal a fresh-faced lady gaga with long blonde hair- a look very reminiscent of a young Donatella Versace. The ads will begin appearing in magazines in January of next year.

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Pinspiration: Shades Of Grey!

4 Nov

Hi everyone!  As usual I was on Pinterest for over an hour this evening looking  at everything from home decor to handbags. I got sidetracked with cute grey nails and thought I’d share my favorites with you. I love rocking grey nails year round but especially in the Fall/Winter-  It just goes so well with black and burgundy which are colors I wear quite often during the cooler months.

From shiny to matte to french tipped here is some Pinspiration below!

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