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Perfect Summer Palettes!

3 May

Every year Spring/Summer rolls around, I get so excited to use my bolder and brighter lip colors, eyeshadows and blushes! There is no better time to incorporate beautiful color into your makeup routine. This Spring/Summer Lorac released 2 great colorful palettes that are sleek and perfect for travel as well as reasonably priced at $24. Both palettes feature 10 shimmer and matte shadows which include 2 oversized neutral shades allowing countless color combinations. The palettes are quite similar, so if you can only afford one, don’t worry!  One palette (After Glo)does feature some brighter colors than the other palette (Summer Glo) which you will see in the pictures below! It is just a matter of taste and whether you want to remain more on the “neutral/colorful” side or the ‘bright/colorful” side.  Either way, these palettes are PERFECT for summertime and are So pretty!

 

Lorac Summer Glo palette $24 This palette is colorful, but includes slightly more subtle colors.

summer glo

Lorac After Glo palette $24 this palette has more “BAM” to it, slightly brighter, bold colors.

after GLO

 

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Instagram Roundup!

26 Dec

Hey there!  It’s Instagram roundup time again….aka my like in iPhone pictures! I’ve been a busy bee this holiday season, but never too busy for an Instagram pic! Enjoy and if you want to see more, follow me on Instagram @yourstylejourney.

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Have a great day- Journey

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

Naked 3 naked3

The Best Eye Makeup Remover Ever!!! (and My Personal Eye/Skin Care Tips)

2 Nov

I thought that this post was fitting as I was fully made up for a Halloween party last night and was NOT look forward to washing off my makeup when I got home.   I dressed up as a cat and painted on a nose and whiskers with Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner (which stays put) and set it with black eyeshadow so I already knew it was going to be a struggle to remove.  When I create a smokey eye or wear dark lip color, I always turn to my Clinique ‘Take the day off’ makeup remover and it comes through for me every time!  This particular remover is for lids, lashes and lips.  I don’t know about you but my high pigmented lipsticks DO NOT come off with a swipe of a tissue, so this makeup remover is a god send for me.  I have never had success with makeup removers in the past, they smeared my makeup, were sticky and made me have to RUB my eye area which is a no-no, but this product gave me hope in makeup remover once again!  As for my Halloween makeup, I had no problem at all and was pleasantly surprised at how easily it swiped off  without pressing hard or scrubbing like I have with makeup removers in the past.  With this formula, a little goes a long way! I just put a few drops on a cotton ball and swiped!

Ladies- rubbing your eye makeup off contributes to wrinkles and unnecessary puffiness and this product just glides along your skin smoothly while removing all your makeup!  It is fantastic and if you’re looking for a makeup remover for your eyes and lips- this product will not let you down!  Clinique has a few more makeup removers for the entire face which I’m sure work just as well but I have yet to try them.

Clinique ‘take the day off’ Makeup Remover.

1.7 oz $9.50

4.2 oz $18

Clinique

My personal eye area/skin tips:  ( the cold hard truth)

Ever seen a baby with freckles? Neither have I.  I saw that quote in one of my mom’s magazines as a kid and have always remembered that.

Freckles come from the sun, PERIOD!  Of course some people are more prone to them and are fair-skinned, but the majority of us can avoid them all together if we give it a small effort.

Always be present when you are in the sun- always remember the baby freckle quote. Sure we all accumulate freckles throughout our lives but just keep in mind that they come directly from the sun.  I like to think of them as “little burns” on my skin that stay forever and turn into large sun spots when we’re older!  NOT CUTE!  Aging gracefully is beautiful, premature aging is NOT!

Do I always avoid the sun? No way Jose- I love sunny days but you better believe I’m slathered in SPF and wearing sunglasses or a hat. Also I always look to sit in the shade and always stay aware! It’s all about being aware! I am never that girl who accidentally gets a crazy sunburn- it just won’t happen because I’m aware.

Buy sunglasses and wear them every time you leave the house!  You’d be surprised how much you squint- even when it’s not sunny. Don’t like sunglasses, get a cute hat. (tinted windows on your car also help)

Smoke? STOP. Those lovely vertical lines that surround your upper lips will only get worse. Don’t have any yet? They’re on their way!  The repetitive motion of puckering your lips to inhale that cigarette is slowly forming wrinkles!

Drink much? Slow down. Excessive drinking does cause premature wrinkles. Read this!

No rubbing your eyes- just don’t.

Be aware when applying and removing makeup- use eyeliner much? Think about every time you pull down your under eye to expose your waterline to apply the liner, every day, sometimes twice a day. Be very careful when you do this not to over pull- most people never even think about it  but to expose your waterline the under eye barely needs to be moved if even at all!

Tummy sleeper? Think about how you smash your face all night long every night.  Side sleeper? Notice wrinkles on one side of your face more than the other? You probably sleep on that side.  Scrunching your cheeks up against a pillow for 8 hours a night can cause unsightly crows feet and around the mouth wrinkles ( also known as parenthesis wrinkles). Want to avoid this? sleep on your back.  Ladies who sleep on their backs have less wrinkles! It’s true!

Apply eye cream nightly? Apply with your ring finger as it the weakest and won’t put unnecessary pressure to the area.  Also use small soft upward strokes to apply the moisturizer.

Always always always treat the under eye/eye lid area like tissue! Literally baby that skin and it will look like baby skin!  Treat it rough and it will look rough.

Don’t moisturize? Start NOW!  I started at 20, you’re never too young!  Find an eye cream and a facial moisturizer ASAP! Use them both daily!

Give your skin the time!  It’s takes only 10 minutes a day to wash and moisturize your face 2 times!  Wash your face and moisturize every night- no matter how tired you are.

Drink water-  hydration is just good for everything!

Do expensive products work better? Most of the time YES, however affordable products can get the job done too. Something is better than nothing if you’re on a budget.

Already have wrinkles? It’s never too late….. who needs more wrinkles? nobody. You can still delay future wrinkles from appearing! Don’t be discouraged!

My silly analogies:

Dry Beef Jerky vs. Juicy Steak

Wrinkled Raisins vs.  Juicy Grapes

What do you want your skin to be? I wanna be grapes and steaks!

I do believe all skin eventually wrinkles in some degree, but I think those wrinkles can be delayed for many many years if you put in the time and effort!

Fabulous Friday Finds!

25 Oct

Happy Friday everyone, I hope your week has been amazing thus far.  This week’s find is an eye shadow palette that will help you achieve a neutral smokey eye without breaking the bank.  If a smokey eye is not your thing,  you can apply the shimmery tones alone for a soft pretty look.  The colors in this palette look great on all skin tones and aren’t “too crazy” if you’re just getting into eye color. Palettes  are great because you can take them anywhere and they have everything you need all in one place.

This palette includes 10 shadows and a double-sided brush in a mirrored case!!

$19.95 Available HERE.

 

palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty…Full Collection Available In Less Than 72 Hours!

6 Aug

A while back I did a post on the upcoming Marc Jacobs Beauty collection and the growing anticipation throughout the beauty industry and amongst makeup junkies alike.  Well, I’m back with an update of sorts!  The time has come people….in three days we can all get our hands on the entire 120 piece makeup collection that Jacobs has created and that will be sold exclusively at Sephora and select Marc Jacobs stores!!!!!  Jacobs has left no stone unturned with his debut brand. There will be products for eyes, lips and face including brushes!

Last month, Jacobs gave us a glimpse of what was to come when he released a sneak peek prelaunch of five products in sleek packaging on sephora.com.  Most items have since sold out and the reviews are amazing!
sneak peek collection

One product keeps coming up time and time again! I haven’t stopped hearing great things about his liquid eyeliner calligraphy style “pen” called the Magic Marc’er. Priced at $30 rumor has it, it’s worth every penny and unlike any other eyeliner on the market. The intense blacker than black formula dubbed Blaquer is waterproof, non- fading, non-transfering and provides a precise line everytime! The reviews speak for the product!  The collection debuts August 9!!!!!! Who else is excited!????!!!!

Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er eyeliner in Blaquer.MJ9

Some of the 120 piece collection pictured below!MJ2 MJ3 MJ4 MJ5 MJ6 MJ7 MJ8 MJ10 MJ11 MJ12 MJ13 MJ14

Lancome’s Latest Collaboration Lives Up To The Hype!

23 Jun

Paris fashion house Lanvin’s creative director Alber Elbaz has teamed up with lancome on a 9 piece collection that’s all about the eyes!  When this collaboration was announced earlier this year, makeup lovers went into a panic of sorts, just waiting to get their hands on the collection!  Months later, I’ve been able to try  these products and let me just say that they live up to the hype, namely the 4 eyeshadow palettes.  These palettes have such pretty hues and the color payoff is amazingly, pigment for days!  My favorite is the mint Jolie( a palette of gorgeous greens).  Also in the collection are false lashes and mascara as well.  The great news is the colors are here to stay although the special edition packaging is not, so if you’re a package junky, you may want to get your hands on this collection ASAP. Available Now at Lancome.

mascara

 

lashesMidnight rush palette MY FAVORITE!Mint jolie palette Rose palette Taupe craze palette