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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I'll Take a Double...Marks Color Me Lip Crayon in Wine Bar

Absolutely love this lip pencil and this color.  Where has this been all my life?  This is Mark's Lip Color Crayon in the color Wine Bar.  I find this comparable to NARS Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil.  The color payoff is  beautiful and I love the moisture.  I loved it so much I am buying two more.  The best part...its only $12.00!  I paid $24.00 for the NARS lip pencil.  I am Loving This!

check it out here

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lets Dance...NARS Club Mix Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil Review

At Nordstrom's over the weekend I tried this NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Club Mix and loved it.  Its smooth creamy and glides on like a dream and is moisturizing.  It deposits color well on the lip. The color is a pretty purple with pink undertones and it acts kind of like a tinted lip gloss with slightly more color. This pencil looks awesome with and without liner. This is definately color that will go with many different skin tones. The cost is $24.  

Great Deals!...Ulta Beauty 21 Days of Beauty Event

Ulta Beauty has a 21 Days of Beauty Event Starting Sunday 3/10 and there are some pretty great deals on beauty products coming up in the next couple weeks.  Check it out.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

No More Blue Lips!...Oneil Reactor Spring Suit for Kids

So I had attempted to have my daughter take swimming lessons several times but a few minutes in the warm pool and her lips were blue and she was shivering.  I would then sadly have to switch her into a different class.  She was also sad because she loves the water.  So after doing some research I discovered this wet suit for kids.  They run a whole size bigger.  I bought her the size 2 at age 2 and it was really big on her therefore not effective.  Now at the tail end of 3 I decided to try it again and voila! it works.  The wetsuit  now fits more snug therefore doing what it should and keeping her warm, now she cant wait to go to swim class.  This is a bit pricey but worth it if your child gets very cold in the water.  As a bonus you will get at least two years out of it so its well worth the $50-$60 price tag.

Also a lifesaver which I have found is this adorable wet pouch below purchased from +pottery barn kids .  Now I don't have to worry about putting her wet swim gear with our dry stuff, I just put it in this cute waterproof pouch and take it out when we get home.  I definitely see other possibilities for this pouch.  I am sure this will only be a seasonal item with them so get it while you can. Totally worth the $18 to keep her swim bag clean and dry.  Where has this been all my life?

Ga Ga for Goggles!...Pottery Barn Kids Butterfly Swim Goggles

So I picked these up for my 3 year old daughter is currently taking swim lessons and needed a pair of swim goggles.  I happen to come across this pair at Pottery Barn Kids over the weekend.  The comfort kids goggles I bought her at her swim facility weren't so comfortable and were difficult to adjust. I was pleasantly surprised how much softer the rubber was on these and they are freaking adorable! They have little butterfly wings on the side. They were very easy to adjust and didn't make her squint with them on like her last pair did.  Where else can you find such a cute stylish pair of kids swim goggles?  She absolutely loves them!  They also had a really cute shark pair for boys. They cost $14.50. Check them out here. Loving This!

Dont Give Me Any Lip!...My Favorite Neutral Lip Look (Quick Tarte LipSurgance Review)

So I love a neutral, natural lip look.  This is my go to work/everyday neutral lip.  I line my lips with Sephora's  chic choco nano lip liner $5 (for a darker look I use MAC Chestnut Lip Pencil $15), I blend the liner into my lips.  Then I use my Clinique Whole Lotta Honey Chubby Stick $16 (I definitely keep the fact that I rub a Chubby Stick on my lips to myself lol), next I layer that with Tarte's Lipsurgance in Buff.  Now I really love all these products, especially the Clinique Chubby Stick.  While I do really like the color of this Tarte Lipsurgance I do have a problem with the construction of it.  The lip stick inside comes out so while in my purse it got stuck in the cap.  I will be returning this to Sephora, for $24 this shouldn't be happening I had this one for a week. This doesn't not happen with any of my other branded jumbo lip sticks. It tends to have a bit of a chalky feel but I just put a little gloss over the top if it bothers me.  I could do without the peppermint smell/taste of it.  Other than that its smooth and has nice pigmentation for a neutral color. 

The Skinny!..On my Skin Care Regimen in 6 Products or Less

I am always asked what moisturizer I use and what I do to keep my skin so clear. My daily skin regimen is pretty simple.  I really don't do much and I have to attribute some of it to just simply genetics.  But I do have extremely dry sometimes to the point of flaky skin.  At night I wash my face with Sephora Cleansing Mousse or sometimes I just use plain water.  I feel like putting too many products on my skin can be just as bad as not using anything at all.  Then I finish off with just plain old organic coconut oil from Trader Joe's $5.99.  A tiny bit goes so far that my 16 oz jar will last me forever. You don't have to use this brand any will do.  I use this on my face as well as on my 3-year old from head to toe.  It smells divine and its light and absorbs quickly (as long as you don't use too much).  Coconut is great for the face and its also a great carrier oil.  In the morning I use Carol's Daughter Bring in the Moisture Face Wash $20 (I am not crazy about the Patuelli smell, but it works, which is why I use in the morning, the new formula might not have this smell) then I finish off with Sephora's Instant Moisturizer $20 for the face.  I love this moisturizer it smells relaxing and a little goes a long way.  Then if I remember I spray Mario Badescu Facial Spray $7 on my face and I am on my way.  Once a month during the winter months I will usually put on some 100% Unrefined African Raw Shea Butter, I would use this more often, because its excellent for reducing spots and keeps skin smooth, but its heavier than the coconut oil and I am not crazy about the smell.  My older sister uses the Raw Shea exclusively and wears no makeup and her face always looks flawless and airbrushed.  I think this is pretty simple it keeps my skin clear hydrated and free of harsh chemicals. Obviously this many not work well for oily skin types but for drier skin this works well.  It feels to me as though beauty products are targeted more towards oily, combination skin types I never hear about what to do for extremely dry skin. Nothing s over the top expensive and some come in smaller less expensive sizes.  You dont need to use all this I think simple is better.  Just keep your face hydrated and try not to use too many harsh chemicals on your face.  Simple, Clean, Natural.