Happy first day of Fall everyone! We had another hot weekend in Seattle. I swear we brought the heat up here with us. However, it actually rained today. I took Kaila on a walk and it looked so beautiful outside. The air was crisp and you could feel the change of season. It is refreshing to actually have a change of season, unlike southern California. I have put together a collection of pieces that are completely fall appropriate. I love busting out my sweaters, boots and berry colored lipsticks. Let me know down below what you are most excited about this Fall. Also, on my channel I talked about my top five must-haves today. Go ahead and make yourself a cup of hot tea and turn on Sleepless in Seattle, just for me!
You may have seen Shea Moisture body products at Target, well….now they have makeup! I was so excited when I saw the display one day as I was walking to the check out line. Clearly I had to stop! I haven’t seen many reviews online so I thought I’d share the products I have been trying with you.
(cruelty free, formulated with natural ingredients,certified organic shea butter, paraben-free)
Up first we have the lip stain and glossy overcoat. Mine is in the shade NICOLA, a gorgeous bright fuscia. Let me tell you, I swatched this yesterday on my hand, and it still is there! So as far as staying power goes, this won’t go anywhere. I love using lip stains in the summer because you can apply them in the morning and are good to go all day long. This also comes with a clear gloss on the other side which creates a nice shine on top of the stain. I am definitely wanting to try more shades of this product.
Up next, we have concealer. I grabbed the shade SNOWDONIAN FAWN, which is the lightest shade. This is formulated to reduce fine lines and provide great coverage. I found this to be super light for my skintone. I felt like the next shade up was really dark, so I’m not sure if any of the shades are a good match for me. As far as performance goes, I found this to be very hydrating and gave me pretty good coverage. The only thing that bothered me is that it seemed to wear off during the day. I will use this on lazy makeup days, but not for big events or when I need my makeup to last a really long time.
^^^swatches of concealer and lip stain^^^
Mascara time! This is the lengthening mascara in BLACK. They also carry a volumizing formula as well, which I really want to try. This is an awesome mascara. I am super picky when it comes to my lashes. Here is what I like about this one. The formula is not too wet, so it is pretty hard to make your lashes look clumpy. I am a fan of combining different mascaras, so I have been applying a volumizing mascara first, then using this on top to add length and separation. Honestly, if you use an eyelash curler after your lashes have dried, you will get MEGA length!
Last up we have the lip and cheek balm in BO-KAAP PEACH. Another one of my favs. This will add a hint of color to both your lips and cheeks in a very flattery hue. I like using this equally on my cheeks and lips. It really gives my cheeks a pinched look to them and never feels tacky on the skin. As far as my lips go, this is a great natural color and I love adding a clear gloss on top.
(fyi – this comes as a refill so you have to buy the compact as well)
Let me know if you have tried any other Shea Moisture makeup items!
Butter London came out with an awesome new Spring 2014 line. The colors are so vibrant and pigmented, it is sort of unreal! The polishes are so stunning, they will look super cute for summer. I have tried out the lip glosses and was instantly impressed. They were super rich and felt really soft on my lips. They have a sheer wash of color. So even though the one looks bright purple in the tube, it gives a nice rosy glow to the lips…love! Let me know what products jump out at you the most!
On Sunday I attended a Fashion Brunch at Beso put on by Bri Seeley and Maile PR. We sipped mimosas and had some light bites. Thanks to everyone who sponsored the event and made it possible. Sole Society, Caress, and LeSportsac, you are all amazing! We were so lucky to leave with great goodies that will soon make an appearance on my YouTube channel. Any excuse to get together and talk fashion is a good time to me!
NYX came out with new colors for their soft matte lip creams and they are gorgeous! The formula smells like frosting or cake, I want to eat these every time I use them! They are highly pigmented and really last a long time. Below are the new colors with swatches and a video with a more info.
I am back with more new NYX products! These are their new shades in the matte line of lipsticks. If you are a fan of matte lipsticks, you should definitely check these out! They are extremely pigmented and creamy. My video with all the swatches is below!
Are you kidding me??? First of all, I am beyond obsessed with my ambient lighting powders. They make me look so flawless and lit from within, now blush?! Hourglass can do no wrong in my opinion. I love theirtinted moisturizer and concealer – you need to go to Sephora now! Anyways, I am so ready to go swatch these blushes and see how pretty they are in real life. Anything that makes me glow is my BFF!
Below are all the colors.
Radiant Magenta A golden fuchsia blush combined with Radiant Light for a summer glow
Mood Exposure A soft plum blush fused with Mood Light to brighten the complexion
Diffused Heat A vibrant poppy blush combined with Diffused Light for a subtle halo effect
Ethereal Glow A cool pink blush fused with Ethereal Light for a moonlit luminosity
Dim Infusion A subdued coral blush fused with Dim Light to add warmth
Luminous Flush A champagne rose blush fused with Luminous Light to evoke a candlelit glimmer