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My Favorite Face Masks!

17 Nov

I’m pretty big on skin care as most of you already know and my daily and weekly regimens are pretty intense. I take my skin seriously because I only get one face and quite frankly I don’t want a wrinkly one. Aging gracefully is beautiful but premature aging is not! (in my opinion) An important part of my regimen is face masks. I do a mask once or twice a week depending on the condition of my skin. My favorite face masks are by origins are pretty amazing! Shop my favorites below:)

One is a charcoal mask that clears pores. $26mask The other one clears pores as well but is a little more focused on clearing up acne and oil. I actually use this one as a spot treatment on my acne while I sleep. Out of trouble mask $26

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They are also available in smaller pod sample sizes if you’re curious on which mask is right for you. $4 each

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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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Super Cute Mouse Flats!

7 Nov

Whenever I post a pic of my super cute Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse flats, I get flooded with questions about them and where to buy them.  My particular pair was a limited edition from a few years ago but there are similar nude colors as well as other colors and textures- some are even studded. Below is a nude pair that is very close to the camel color I have.  I also linked a black pair because you can never go wrong with black.

 

 

Nude flats available HERE.

Nude mouse flat

Black flats available HERE.

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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!
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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

Don’t Forget Your SPF!!!!!!!

30 Jun

I am an SPF freak!!  I have naturally tan skin and I still slather it on because skin cancer and wrinkles don’t discriminate! As annoying as it is to apply SPF EVERYDAY, you can always tell the women who do from those who don’t!  Below,IG5

I shared this picture of my favorite sunblock on Instagram last week. I use SPF 50 for my body and 70 for my face. I prefer a specific face lotion because I’m super sensitive and don’t like the thick greasy feeling on my face.  This particular formula is  oil and fragrance free and doesn’t irritate my skin at all. It also has antioxidants and great stuff like vitamin A, C, and E for skin which is a plus!   These Sunblock lotions are available at your local drug stores and are totally worth it!!!!!!! Protect your skin.

Popular MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection Is Back!

25 May

MAC makeup lovers you will be so happy to know that the ever so popular Marilyn Monroe collection IS BACK!  The limited edition encore collection includes  face, lip and nail products in sleek black packaging with red detail. Available now exclusively at Macy’s. If you missed out last time or want to replenish your stock, now’s the time!  New to this collection? Hurry, last time this collection launched it sold out VERY FAST!

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