Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
|Coral, Gold, Mixed|
It was $28 and you get 12 grams of product. That's twice the size of a regular MAC blush! Get it if you can!
Friday, May 27, 2011
It retails for $23 at MAC counters and maccosmetics.com. Have you tried this product? Do you like it?
Monday, May 23, 2011
This week I have China Glaze's White Cap. It was released with their Spring 2011 nautical themed collection. When I first saw swatches online, I was instantly in love with its gorgeous golden shimmer. It is a sheer white with gold glass flecks in it that can flash also green. This color is so hard to capture in a photo, even with the new camera! So Frustrating! Since it is sheer, I put a white base of GNP french manicure white down first, then 2 coats of White Cap. I love it, especially when the sunlight hits it. It is sparkly goodness!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
It's the blogs 1 year birthday!
1 year ago today, I wrote my first blog post. Now 120 posts later, I'm still here. I was and am still really shocked that anybody wanted to read about what I had to say about beauty and fashion. I am grateful to all of my followers and readers and you guys are the reason I keep on posting! I thank you all and I really appreciate all of your support! Here's to many many more blog birthdays!
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
I have a very talented friend who has a photography business called Lydia's Vizions and she was running an amazing special, so the Mr. and I took advantage. These are our photos...
If you are in the Houston area, pay a visit to http://www.lydiasvizions.com/. You won't regret it!
OPI Parlez-Vous OPI is dusty violet from the France collection from Fall 2008. I really liked this color but I felt like it was a cameleon. In some lights it would be dusty lilac, in others lighting, it would be a darker violet. The formula was superb, needing only 2 coats for opacity. It wore for 4 days before chipping but would have lasted longer if it weren't for those pesky crawfish I just had to have :) I used my usual CND Stickey base coat and Diamond Dry top coat.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
I am down 4.2 lbs and almost to my goal. I have been doing the Dukan Diet, which is a low carb, high protein diet. Check it out at http://www.dukandiet.com/ . I have incorporated my favorite workout, Zumba, with this diet and it is really working well. Our vacation is in a few weeks, so if I stay focused, I should be bikini ready by then! Hope you're having a great Saturday!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I don't have many BFF's in the world but I just found another one in Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer. I decided after having a super hot summer last year, that I was going to look for a tinted moisturizer. Lets face it, the summer is not nice to foundation. I wanted something light but would also even out my skin tone. I got a sample of a few and decided upon Laura Mercier's. I went with the oil-free version, as I have oily skin.
I settled on the color Caramel which actually matches nicely. I find that this product just blends right into my skin, leaving a nice satiny finish. I also like that it contains SPF 20, which is great for UV protection. I found that this actually gives really great coverage for a tinted moisturizer, similar to a light coverage foundation. It feels very light on the skin and doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything at all. I do layer this over my Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture because it acts like a primer and helps the tinted moisturizer blend better. I then set it with MAC Prep + Prime ttranslucent setting powder or MAC blot powder. I find both give me a nice flawless finish.
You can pick this up at Laura Mercier counters or Sephora (like I did). It retails for $42 but I had a 15% coupon that I took advantage of. Do you like tinted moisturizers?