My Favorite Lip Colors for Fall!

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Well, it officially feels like fall, and I’m so ready for sweaters, boots and fall makeup! So today, I though I’d share some of my favorite lip colors to wear in the fall!

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The quintessential fall/winter lip shade. The classic vampy red is perfect for the fall/winter season, and I’m sure you’ll be seeing it all over Instagram very soon. I love to pair a vampy lip with a strong cat eye. One of my favorites is NYX Alabama.

Nude

I love a good nude lipstick! Nude is perfect for day or nice, subtle or bold looks. I like using nude lipsticks any time I want to draw attention to my eyes. One to check out is Coquette by Lime Crime.

Dark berry

Dark berry shades are perfect for fall. While oxblood is more brown based, berries are more pink based. This is another great one to pair with a simpler eye look. If you’re looking for a really dark, berry toned lippie, I suggest NYX Vixen.

Brown

I’ve recently come to love brown shades, and I think they are perfect for fall, especially if you’re looking for a more 90s, grungy look. Sometimes I’ll use browns in place of nudes, and I especially love them with a metallic eye. My  favorite is Urban Decay 1993.

So, there you have it! My favorite lip shades for fall, and now that it’s really hitting 60 degree weather, I’m so ready to wear all of them! what are some of your favorite shades for fall?

 

July Ulta Haul!

Wooooo! The best time, Ulta haul time!

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I actually split this haul into two days. One day one I bought two new Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in Uptight and Conspiracy (reviews coming soon),  Ulta Vanilla Sugar body scrub, and another Batiste dry shampoo. On day two, I bought the jumbo Redken All Soft Conditioner.

I love the Ulta body scrubs, they’re sugar scrubs and on clearance pretty often. I always grab them if I see them on sale. I got this one for $2.97! Awesome price, the last one I got was around $5.

In terms of hair, if you like Redken and other salon brands, jumbo sizes are on sale! They start at $12.99, but vary by brand. The Redken was $15.99, plus you get a free pump (normally $3) and I used the $3.50 off $15 coupon, so I got it for around $13.00! It’s normally $32! So I’m super pumped about it. If you saw my last hair haul, I bought the normal size All Soft conditioner, which was $16.50… so this is a crazy good deal. Not sure when the sale ends, so hurry!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Tilt!

If you read my Summer Wish List post, you’ll know that I’m super excited for the new Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks to come out! But one thing I forgot to mention is that all Revolution lipsticks are now 50% off everywhere! So, I obviously had to go and look.

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Tilt is one of the Vice lipsticks that I was itching to buy, so I was super excited to see that the Revolution version wasn’t sold out because I grabbed it for $11!

Tilt is a corally color, matte finish. It’s very comfortable on the lips, I don’t find it too drying and it lasts very well.

I highly suggest going to your Ultas and Sephoras and anywhere else that sells Urban Decay, check out what’s left and grab what you can at the discount. I’m still really excited about the Vice launch and I’ll probably be picking up at least two lol

Oh and happy June!

 

My Summer 2016 Wish List!

Ever get in those moods where you’re just itching to buy stuff? I’m in that buying mood! Usually, when I want to just buy stuff, I never find anything to actually buy… which is probably a good thing lol. But this time I have a list! And I thought I’d share it with you!

  • Bumble and Bumble Super Rich Conditioner

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Yassss! I bought the 2 oz bottle a while ago to take with me while traveling. It’s lasted me three trips so far, still have some left, but every time I use it I fall in love with it. It makes my hair super soft, and I especially love the combo of this and the It’s A 10 Leave In spray. This is pretty pricey, $59, but for 33.8 oz, that’s not bad.. considering 2 oz is $10. Definitely going to buy this very soon, cannot wait!

  • Dolce Rosa Excelsa Eau de Parfum

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I first saw this in an Ulta magazine a month or so ago, I smelled it and that was it. Needed it! It’s light and floral, but not too sweet or flowery. I think it’s perfect for summer, and I actually want it specifically for a wedding that I have next month lol.

  • Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks

You may have heard that Urban Decay is changing up their lipstick lineup, getting rid of the Revolution lipsticks and replacing them with 100 (120 at Sephora) new lipsticks… the Vice lipsticks! I watched a swatch video and really liked some of the colors, they also come in 6 finishes: mega matte, comfort matte, cream. metallized, sheer and sheer shimmer. These new lipsticks are going to be $17 for .11 oz, which is a much better deal than the Revolution lipsticks which were $22 for .9 oz. I’m going to limit myself to buying 4 in one shot lol I think the first two I want are Uptight and Tilt, but it’s really tough to narrow down! These come out on June 5th.

  • Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer

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I haven’t actually looked at reviews for this yet, but it seems so cool! I’m really into matte lipstick at the moment, and I have a bunch of colors that I’d like to be matte, and this would do the trick! I’d be especially pumped to use this with my Rouge Louboutin lipstick.

  • Curling Iron

This one is iffy. Again, I have that wedding coming up and I think I need a larger barrel curling iron. I have a Remington conical wand, which I love, but I think it may be too small, it might do the job though, so I’m conflicted. Mind you, I don’t use heat tools unless it’s a special occasion, so why do I even need more?! Sigh.

I’ll honestly probably be getting the conditioner and perfume this weekend lol and I cannot wait!

What’s on your summer wishlist?

Urban Decay 1993 Swatches and Review!

Guys… I bought 1993 last weekend and I’m obsessed! But let’s talk about that after the photos.

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Alright! So this is 1993! It’s an Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick. The color is a medium brown, and of course, it’s matte.

I’m very pale, so I was worried about how dark it might look on me, but the second I put it on, I was in love!

The formula is great, super creamy, glides on and it’s very opaque. As for wear, I wore it for 5 and a half hours to a holiday party earlier in the week and it stayed on very well. I did notice a little bit of fading on the inside of my lips towards the end of the night, but nothing that noticeable. It also felt very comfortable for most of the night, it did get a little dry at the very end, but again, nothing too bad.

I love everything about this lipstick: the name, the color, the finish. It’s amazing. I highly suggest checking it out!

I got it at Sephora, it retails for $22.

Have you tried this lipstick? What are some of your favorite matte lipsticks?

 

My Everyday Makeup!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now, but needed an extension cord for my light box. Womp. I finally got one, so on to the post!

I thought I’d share my everyday makeup!

First up, primer.

everydaymakeupSorry about the totally distorted tube lol. This is the Dermablend Skinperfector Redness Reducing Primer. I found it at TJ Maxx for $15 a while ago. I don’t have much redness, but I needed a new primer haha. So this comes in one of those metal tubes, it’s not plastic, that’s why it’s all bent out of shape like that. The primer itself has a green tint to it to help counteract redness. It’s a tiny bit tacky, so I always have to rinse my hands after applying it.

After primer comes eyes.

everydaymakeup2I left my Naked Basics for a while, then had to come back to it. It really is my favorite neutral palette. For my everyday eye, I use W.O.S. on the entire lid and Naked 2 for my crease. With that I use my It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe No-Tug Dual Eyeshadow brush. I use the fluffy side for both the lid and crease. Currently, I’m also using three different liquid liners (finishing one , using one and testing one), the one pictured is the Maybelline Master Precise liner.

Once eyes are done it’s time for face!

everydaymakeup3I totally fell in love with the It Cosmetics It’s All About You collection, I used it once and was hooked and now use it every single day. I actually use two shades of the Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer. I use the medium shade for my dark circles, because it’s a little more orange, and then I use the fair for brightening and other blemishes. After concealer I use the Celebration Foundation with the It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush. Then I go into the Naturally Pretty Face Palette with my e.l.f Blush Brush and use the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder to set my under eye concealer. And finally I use my It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe Radiance Wand Brush with the Vitality Matte Bronzer in Warmth to warm up my face.

And then I’m good to go!

I gotta say… I’m obsessed with all the It Cosmetics brushes that I own. I love them all so much! I highly suggest, at least, going to check them out at Ulta!

What’s your everyday makeup routine?

Current Makeup Favorites!

I’ve been using some new makeup/ makeup tools recently, so I thought I’d share my current makeup faves with you!

First up, the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe No-Tug Dual Eyeshadow brush!

I tested this brush a little while ago and it quickly became my go-to eyeshadow brush. I don’t use the smudger side much, but I love the fluffy all over side. It’s super soft and distributes the eyeshadow beautifully. I use it all over the lid and also as a crease brush! For the crease, I just use the very top of the brush, as opposed to the side for my lid.

To go along with my new favorite eyeshadow brush, I brought out an old favorite eyeshadow palette!

604214396906_nakedbasicsAh, Naked Basics. I was using a few other palettes before I came back to this one. It’s perfect for day-time and work, which is what I use it for.

Next is eyeliner! I’ve wanted to try this one for a while, and I finally bought it during the Sephora sale.

31v57UbaRBLIt’s Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper! I looooove this! I’m so glad that I got it. It has a brush tip, is nice and pigmented and super easy to handle. You can make a thin line or thick line no problem.

Still staying on the eye theme…

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer! I got a sample of this with my order during their sale and wow, I love it. I have Benefit Erase Paste, but I think I like this even better. It’s creamier and doesn’t crease as much on me. It makes me look a little bit more alive in the morning lol

Switching gears a little bit…

553I’ve loved Tarte Rainforest After Dark literally from the first second that I saw the packaging. It’s my favorite fall palette, but recently I’m loving the bronzer! It’s Park Avenue Princess and I use it every single day for a light all over bronze and slight contour. It’s beautiful, blends fantastically and doesn’t overwhelm my super paleness.

And last but not leas, I’ve rediscovered e.l.f. HD Powder!

83333_900px_A_100011I have it in translucent and I’ve had it for a while but haven’t used it much. The primer I’s using (Dermablend ) leaves me a little shiner than I like, so I decided to give the HD Powder a go, and it’s fantastic. I use it lightly on my forehead, nose an under eyes to remove shine and set my makeup. I love that it isn’t heavy on the skin, doesn’t leave me cakey and actually makes my pores look smaller!

Well, that’s all I have for you… for now! lol what are your current makeup faves?

Oh oh! I almost forgot… I’m going to Disney World! I’m flying out tonight to celebrate my big 2-5 this Friday! Don’t worry, I’ve scheduled some posts for you guys!

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette!

For Christmas I finally got my Vice 3 Palette! I know you’ve probably seen it like a bajillion times, but I had to share anyway!

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vice32This is the pouch that I was super excited about. It’s great for carrying the actual palette, or you could use it for brushes!

vice33  SO PRETTY!

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Even prettier! Love the mix of brights, neutrals, shimmers and mattes. This is a great all-in-one for day looks, night looks, neutral looks and bright looks. Basically anything you want, you can do with this palette. It also comes with a double ended shader/blender brush.

My main reason for wanting this palette was that pink column. I have no pink eyeshadows and I love the range of pink to burgundy. Also the fact that it has matte shades is great. So, I’m basically obsessed lol

What did you get for Christmas that you’re super excited about?

Black Friday, Weekend and Cyber Monday Deals!

It’s that time… the wonderful time of shopping beauty sales!

Lets start with… Urban Decay!

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Some awesome stuff going on here! I actually got up at 3am and ordered the Smoked palette lol These deals only last one day, and there are limited quantities so get to it! They start midnight PST, that’s 3 am EST.

Deborah Lippmann

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Good deal from Deborah Lippmann as well, can’t beat free shipping (that’s usually the make or break moment for me)

Zoya

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I love these dream boxes from Zoya. $20 per box is about $6.70 per bottle, so you do get a decent discount. And, again, free shipping always makes it a winner. If you don’t like any of the prearranged boxes you can customize your own! I think I may get one with Haven, Remy and Yuna.

Smashbox

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Illamasqua

 

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Illamasqua has a pretty great price for these sets, each polish ends up being about $10.20. Shipping to the US could be a little pricey though.

Nars

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If you like Nars, this is a good time to buy!

Cherry Culture

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Can’t get much better than 40% 0ff, and you get free shipping for purchases over $40.

Phew! That’s a lot of sales. Remember to join Ebates if you’re planning to shop departments stores! Also, Ulta and Sephora have some deals going on and with Ebates you can get 10% cash beack at both stores!

What will you be buying? And if you know of any more sales make sure to comment!

Current Favorites: Mascaras!

I was never a huge fan of mascara, weird, I know! But it’s true. I just started getting into wearing it since I’ve started actually doing my makeup and leaving my house every day. Here are my current faves (no particular order)!

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  • L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga
  • Diorshow Blackout
  • It Cosmetics Tightline
  • Urban Decay Supercurl
  • Benefit They’re Real

Is that too many? Can you have too many favorites? I don’t think so. I’ve been loving trying out new ways to layer these guys together. My two recent favorites are It Cosmetics with Diorshow or Benefit on top. Also really like to layer Supercurl with Miss Manga or Diorshow.

What are your current mascara faves?