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Tag Archives: makeup

Just Peachy!

4 May

Today, I’m sharing with you my top 3 favorite peach makeup products of all time! Pretty peach makeup looks are my all time favorite during Spring and Summer.  The soft hue is beautiful on all skin tones and makes a statement without looking overdone.

Shop my faves below!

MAC ‘Melba’ blush 

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MAC ‘Ravishing’ cream lipstick 

mac ravishingNYX ‘Peaches and cream’ butter gloss

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Photos Via Pinterest

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My Holy Grail Highlighter!

16 Oct

I’ve been using highlighters for a while now and have tried  many but have come to love Mac Mineralize skin finish in the shade soft & gentle.mac-1

It is my holy grail highlighter! I use it down the center of my nose, cupids bow, chin and upper cheekbones for a beautiful glow. I’ve been asked so many times about my highlighter and as promised, I’m finally sharing it with you guys today. The luminous champagne hue looks amazing on everyone. Check it out for yourself! ysjj

Happy highlighting,

Journey

Fall Lipstick Must have

2 Oct

Every year myself and countless bloggers compile lists of our favorite Fall lipsticks to share with the world. Every year the same lipstick is on my list. I’m sharing only one color this year because I feel so strongly that it should be a part of every woman’s Fall lip color collection. Without a doubt, Mac Rebel is my go-to, must have Fall lip color.mac

The beautiful rich berry/wine hue is gorgeous and looks amazing on all skin tones as well.  I can’t even remember what tube I’m on at this point- I literally wear it all Fall long and into Winter as well. I love love love this color! What are your favorite fall lippies?

Mac Rebel $17 

 

 

Sephora To Launch Beauty Box Subscription Service!

9 Aug

Sephora has announced that they will be launching a monthly subscription beauty box that will directly compete with Birch Box.  Birch box came on the beauty scene in 2010 and has been an industry leader since.  Sephora is looking to cash in on the popular monthly subscription box services that are gaining in popularity.  There are boxes for just about everything from your dog (Bark Box)  to your inner Zen (Mindfulness Box). Sephora’s beauty box called “Play” will launch in Boston, Columbus and Cincinatti Ohio in September with more cities to follow in 2016.  The subscription will cost $10 per month and is expected to include 5 deluxe sized samples of beauty products.

Do you subscribe to Birch box? Will you make the switch or subscribe to both?

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Pretty AND Protected!!!! (wear makeup & SPF, you don’t have to choose)

10 Jul

I am INSANE about skin protection and wear SPF 50 year round and 110 during the sunny months. I wear it alone and with my makeup as well. Most days I don’t wear makeup, but when I do I have perfected a routine that allows me to protect my skin, wear a full face of makeup AND reapply SPF throughout the day if necessary. The key to ultimate sun protection is to apply SPF under and over your makeup! YES this is easy and possible, I will list my routine below with product links. *Let this also be a reminder that the SUN IS ENEMY #1 when it comes to your skin aging, the sun “cooks” your skin- it’s as simple as that. Even in small doses, it adds up. Be mindful when you’re in the sun and get into an SPF routine NOW if you haven’t already and buy some cute hats & sunglasses while you’re at it.  Protect your skin at all costs or it will cost you…..best case scenario- you will have crows feet and leathery skin way too early. Worst case scenario- skin cancer. Love the skin you’re in 🙂 nf It’s never too late. Get started now, let me show you how! (My personal SPF & makeup routine, step by step) 1. Apply SPF on clean skin. I use Neutrogena SPF 110. 2. Let it soak in for 5 minutes. I walk away, brush my teeth, pet the dog….whatevs. 3.Apply face makeup. My full makeup consists of BB Cream and Bare Minerals powder foundation, followed by highlight, contour, eye makeup, blush etc. 4. Once makeup is gorge and “done” apply SPF powder ON TOP of everything. Bare Minerals has a translucent powder called Mineral veil- it basically locks in your makeup and it almost creates an air brushed look to the skin. Why is this last step so unique? Mineral veil is available with SPF 25, so it is adding an extra layer of protection. This also allows you to reapply SPF throughout the day by dusting some powder on.  Mineral veil comes in original for fair to medium skin tones and tinted for medium to dark skin tones. I have both and mix them for a gorgeous shade. There is No need to go and throw out your current makeup/foundation. Any makeup works as the FIRST and LAST steps include SPF.  This has been working wonders for me and I hope it can help you too.

Must Have Lipstick Collab!

22 Jun

Giambattista Valli is the latest designer to collaborate with makeup giant MAC. Makeup junkies have been excited about this collaboration for sometime. The highly anticipated 6 piece collection includes 5 matte lipsticks and 1 lip gloss. The potted gloss transforms all the lip colors into high shines hues.

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The colors, inspired by flowers from around the world, range from pale pink to dark cherry and the gorgeous packaging matches the lipstick inside. The collection will be available online and in stores July 9.  I NEED the coral shade. What color is your fave?

Lipstick $17.50 Lip gloss $23GV2

Cannes Red Carpet stunners!

13 May

The 68th annual Cannes film festival started with a BANG this evening in Cannes, France.  There were many glamorous looks as expected but two were absolutely show stopping!  I must get right to the pictures….

Lupita Nyong’o is a goddess in green Gucci.

Oh em geeeee the flower detail, the plunge neckline, the pleating, the draping! Absolutely amazing!  Her beautiful oversized ballerina bun and gorgeous winged liner and purple pout made this look all the better. BRAVO Lupita!

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Images: WireImage/ AP

Naomi Watts in silver Elie Saab.  Somebody pinch me…. the feathers, the embellishing, the open back, the POCKETS!!!! Perfection!  Love the minimal makeup and BOLD choice of necklace. Superb!

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Images: Getty/Andreas Rentz/Venturelli