Saturday, July 19, 2014

My Best Summer Serums, Scents, and Spritzes

  Happy Caturday, guys and gals!!  We all know that rising temps mean changing up routine a bit.  Here are a few of my hair, skin, and fragrance favorites during the summer heat ☼

Naturelle Volumax, L'Oreal Youth Code, Chanel Eau Premiere, Bath and Body Works Coconut Lime Breeze
Naturelle Volumax Spray, L'Oreal Youth Code Texture Perfector cream, Chanel Eau Premiere edt, Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Breeze fragrance mist

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cult Nails Falling Hard + Feedback

  Hi friends!!  A discussion on favorite polish combos on facebook the other day prompted me to bring out my favorite flakie topper and one of the pinks I've been obsessing over lately and put them together.  This is Cult Nails Feedback, an iridescent pink and gold mylar flakie, over Falling Hard, a sweet, bright, super saturated orchid pink creme.

Cult Nails Falling Hard + Feedback
Cult Nails Falling Hard + Feedback

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Swatch Spam (if you please)

  *contains press samples

  Hi all!!  Summer is just so fabulous.  We were looking to get away to the coast this weekend but there were NO vacancies in our closest beach city, so C got busy turning our back yard into an oasis.  So we've spent much time outside this weekend, reading on our cots or lounging in our new little above ground pool with Blue Hawaiians in hand.  He even set up a sheet and projector so we could watch movies outside.  It's been so much fun.  Now, we're inside listening to thunder and waiting for the imminent downpour (can't wait!!!).  Suffice it to say, I haven't been thinking about much bloggy stuff (my mani's been chipping since yesterday and I don't care... too much, lol).  But before we do the inevitable and crawl back into bed for a couple hours, I thought I'd share some swatches of some of the stuff I've been wearing for the last few weeks.

LVX Caviar
LVX Caviar
LVX Caviar

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Celestial Cosmetics Meteoroid and Aurora

  Remember when you first started your nail polish hobby, and every other color was just mindblowingly fascinating?  And your stash grew, and things just kind of got less exciting, just because you'd already seen so much, and more or less knew what to expect?  It's the whole magic of the first time thing and when you're years into a hobby, things just don't fascinate you nearly as often, nor in quite the same way.  Sometimes, though, a polish will come along and grab you to the point where you've just got to have it and BAM, that magic is back again.  That happened to me twice, recently, perhaps in part because they're both from one of my very favorite indies, so I already knew the formulas would be outstanding, but also because they both collectively share everything I love in an effects polish-- holo, duochrome, and glassfleck.  Allow me to present Celestial Cosmetics Meteoroid and Aurora.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

e.l.f. Essential Line Brush Review

  Hi all!!  I've really been enjoying learning of the magical properties of makeup brushes and how using the right one with the right product and in the right way makes such a difference.  Fortunately, this little obsession of mine isn't costing a fortune, due to the plethora of affordable synthetic brushes and sets available right now.  Leading the way is the e.l.f. Essential line of brushes, available on the brand's website for $1 and select stores for pennies above.  So my question is, can you really get a decent, high quality starter set of makeup brushes for under $6?

e.l.f. Essential Line Brush Review
e.l.f essential brushes