Rolling into Spring Shimmery & Shiny

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I am officially OBSESSED with Stila’s new liquid eye shadows!  Whether it is the ‘Glow’ set, the ‘Shimmer’ set or the ‘Glitter’ set – I LOVE IT.  I haven’t been able to stop playing with it.  I have been using it on all my girls and it looks absolutely wonderful on each and every one of them! Seriously, if you haven’t tested this product out yet… GO GET SOME!  I promise you won’t regret it. The colors are so rich and pigmented with glitter, and shine, whichever way you turn you’ll shimmer in all the right ways.

These new shadows are a MUST HAVE for Spring and Summer.  What better way to get that summer glow??  The best part is – it’s build-able! You can wear a light layer during the day and then add a thicker layer before heading out for the night with your girls, or maybe dinner with your man!

I was hesitant to try this product at first because liquid shadows make me nervous.  Some brands can be chunky upon application and feel wet on your eyelids.  It would end up leaving my eyelids and the shadow creased after an hour.  These products, however, do not feel like that AT ALL.  They’re super light and they dry very quickly.  Take a look at some of the girls I did using them:

Cydney (left) I topped her look off with ‘Gypsy’… She totally rocked this purple glitter shimmer! Her eyes looked amazing and this color went so well with the eye shadow palette I used.

Gillian (right) I used ‘Carefree’ on her in the inner corners.  The pink shimmer gave her eyes a nice pop.  It was date night for her and her hubby and this look nailed it for her!

Me (below), I wanted to give you guys a look of how you can rock this shadow on a daily basis with a more natural look- whether at the office, running errands, or just hanging around. I used Enchantress.

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Needless to say, I’m obsessed.  I bought a handful of colors and I can’t wait to try more.  If you haven’t tried this product yet GO OUT AND GET IT.  Tell them I sent you! Below are the colors I have in my collection – drop a note and tell me your favorite Stila Liquid Eye Shadow color…maybe it will be my next purchase!

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Long Live Long Lasting LipSense! (My Story)

After seeing post after post about LipSense Lipstick and how it can last anywhere from 4 to 18 hours, I decided to give it a whirl.  The slogan for it states it is ‘waterproof, kiss proof, and smudge proof’.  It is also vegan, GMO free, wax free, gluten free, led free and made in the USA!  Can’t go wrong with trying that, right?  Nope, LETS DO IT!

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I picked two colors – ‘Luv it’ and ‘She’s Apples’.  The cost was pretty reasonable, similar to the lipsticks you find stepping into a Sephora…The price breakdown is $25 for the color, $20 for the gloss, and $10 for the remover (yes, you need remover as this stuff doesn’t budge).

The first time I tried it I was a little overwhelmed with the application instructions.  I mean, it’s lipstick – it shouldn’t be that complicated, right?  WRONG! Well, apparently there’s a method to the madness…the colors are a patented molecular bond, meaning it actually sticks to your skin!  That’s the reason the first instruction is to clean and dry your lips before applying the color, this is so it really sticks on to your lips.  Step 2 was to shake the bottle well then apply 3 thin layers, in a one-swipe motion, starting at your cupids bow and working your way down each side – then moving onto your bottom lip with one swipe all the way across. Let the color dry 5 seconds and then repeat 3 times.  There was a bit of a tingly feeling that I noticed upon application…once I did some research, I found out that tingle was the SD40 alcohol that keeps the product bacteria-free (pretty cool!).  The tingly feeling immediately went away once I applied the glossy gloss.  Glossy gloss is step 3 to the process.  No special instructions other than to apply once the color is dry.  Once you apply your gloss you are LipSense ready for the day!

(FYI – the process becomes quick and easy once you get used to applying it regularly)

I took a photo of me throughout the day to show you how my ‘She’s Apples’ LipSense held up.  I actually left the color tube at home for the day and only brought the gloss with me because I like moisture on my lips.

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The photo of me on the left was before I went to work at 8am, the second (middle) photo is of me at 5pm after leaving work, and not to mention eating all day – pretty nice, right?  The third photo on the left is AFTER sweating my bum off at a cardio kickboxing class around 730pm.  Still on there looking bright and in place!  Now, I did notice that towards the end of the day, after my kickboxing class my waterline was where the color started breaking down. All in all though, the product did what it told me it was going to do – it lasted a solid 9 hours and then started breaking down…it didn’t come completely off by any means.  I actually had to use the Oops Remover to get it off before going to bed.

All in all – I was so impressed with my trial that I purchased a bunch more colors!  My obsession continued so I became a distributor and threw out all my old lipsticks. No more reapplying after every meal.  Bye bye old lipstick…HELLOOO LIPSENSE!

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Palettes on Palettes

I love buying and testing out new eyeshadows. There’s always the staple shadows I love but after I while I get bored and need to try something new! That’s why I love buying palettes; they offer so many options so you don’t get use to just one shadow and tire of it!

Some of my favorite palettes are Naked 2 by Urban Decay, Full Exposure by Smashbox, In The Know Palette by Stila (discontinued), & Boudoir Eyes by Too Faced.

Cream Eye Shadow

I love finding new brands to test and try out – it’s usually when I find a new favorite product! A friend of mine suggested Younique Splurge Cream Shadow and I figured why not try it out. I got the black and gold glitter shadows and they are amazing! They are so vibrant and pigmented, especially the gold one called Bronze.

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You only need a to put a small amount on your brush and it goes a long way! I use a flat brush so it’s easy to control and spread the creamy shadow. It’s so easy to move and blend, I love the way it comes out!

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A Little Shine Never Hurts

We all know matte lips are definitely more popular these days. Matte lipsticks stay on a lot longer and don’t smudge easily ,making them a great choice for long wear. But wearing a little shine and gloss now and then is always an exciting change!screen-shot-2017-01-31-at-8-13-56-pm

One of my favorite gloss lipsticks is Stila’s Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss. This lip gloss is ultra pigmented and long lasting, while still being incredibly moisturizing. This means you get the burst of color all day while not having to worry about drying out your lips!

Color in photo is Fuchsia Vinyl.

 

 

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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

 

screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-1-26-22-pmIf you haven’t tried the True Cream Aqua Bomb by belif, I highly suggest you do so ASAP! This gel/cream is by far my favorite skin product. It’s super light weight and doesn’t have a thick or creamy texture like most face moisturizers. It’s more of a gel-based cream that refreshes and hydrates your skin while providing a cooling sensation. It’s the perfect morning face moisturizer to use after you wash your face, because that cooling sensation helps wake you up and feel rejuvenated for the day!

It also works great for minimizing pores and improving skin elasticity. And don’t worry, the True Cream Aqua Bomb works for any type of skin whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin. Don’t take our word for it, try it out!

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