Today is October 1st, which means it’s the kick-off off to National Breast Cancer Awareness month. As a woman, breast cancer is near and dear to my heart and I’m find myself buying a plethora of pink products throughout the month of October where the proceeds go to breast cancer research and/or awareness.
Every year, Clinique produces a special bottle of their fan favorite moisturizer that comes with the Clinique signature key chain and a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Charm, which they did again this year. However, this year they have also released a limited edition version of another fan fav, their pink Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. I love the Chubby Stick! It gives you buildable color and moisturized lips. Yay! Plus, $3 from every sale of the limited Plumped Up Pink Chubby Stick goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
I’m all about rich purples and pinks right now, when it comes to make-up. So, Estee Lauder’s new Vivid Shine collection is fabulous to me!
The collection features bold and bright shades of purple and pinks for eyes, lip, and nails. However, the one item I’m fascinated with and geeked to try are the Lipstick Luminizors.
You apply the luminizors over your lipstick for to add a new and color, finish, and overall dimension to your lipstick. The lipstick luminizors are available in 4 different shades; Gunmetal ( turns color deep, dark, dramatic), Lame’ (adds warmth with a golden finish), Pearlescent (lightens color with a pearly glow), and Foil (adds a cool silvery finish).
When it comes to blush, some people love it or hate it. For me, I used to hate blush, because I was all about not wanting to look like I had makeup on and blush was just a flashing sign that had makeup on.
However, I eventually learned its not the product itself, but the color and the application of the product. Light shades and strokes, ladies.
Well, this past weekend, I decided that I needed to do a mini-retail therapy to help soften all the stress and mess I’ve been dealing with and although the last thing I needed was more makeup…well.
Anyway, I’ve known for a while that Laura Mercier makes some amazing makeup, especially foundations, concealers, and powders, but I never really delved into her color makeup, until this weekend. On a whim, I decided to test some of her blushes, the second skin ones, to be particular. Obviously, the name says it all, because in the end, that’s all we want makeup to look like, second skin and not layers of colors.
This blush is the epitome of what blush should be; light, natural, velvety smooth, and down-right awesome. I was instantly sold on the Lotus Pink for a natural pink flush, the Lush Nectarine for soft peachy glow, and Soft Clove that makes a great contour powder for my complexion. I’m blushing for these blushes!
So, every time I go to my beauty supply store I see this KISS liner on the counter by the register. It claims to be smudge proof, dark, and a bunch of other stuff that eventually convinced me to go ahead and buy it.
To keep it short, I love this eye liner. It stays on practically my entire work day (9 hours) it’s waterproof, which is very beneficial for me and my sporadic watery eyes.
Although I haven’t been a fan of felt tip liners or felt tip anything in the past, this tip makes the application a breeze and applies just enough product.
The main reason I haven’t been a fan of felt tip liners in the past is applying the liner over shadow. The outcome was never what I wanted. That was not the case for this liner. The application and product did not affect my eyeshadow AT ALL.
I love this liner and it’s the latest addition to my makeup bag…and daily eye look!
Every year there is always one thing I know that my mom is going to give me on Christmas, no matter if its in stocking, attached to a gift, or just handed to me. That one thing is some kind of lip moisturizer. It’s a small tradition that will probably be handed down from here on.
So when SoftLips sent me their new winter collection, I couldn’t help but to instantly think of my mom’s yearly small, but useful tradition. Now throughout the holiday and winter season, SoftLips will have select dual packs (Winter Mint/Vanilla, Sugar Cookie/Raspberry, and Sugar Cookie/Cherry) available at stores such as Walmart, Target, and Rite Aid for $3.99. There is also a Winter 5-Pack that’s available exclusively in the Softlips online store, Softlips.com that offers all four winter flavors and a bonus flavor of Mint with a Hint of Vanilla. This set is packaged in a festive, blue sachet for $9.99.