Happy National Lipstick Day !

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Happy National Lipstick Day! As a teenage girl, my Mother always tried to encourage me to wear lipstick or ‘something with a tint’! I always fought her on it and little did I know that lipstick would rule my adult life. Now I believe in having options! You can never have too many tubes of the same shade of fuschia. In honor of this glorious day, I have compiled a list of my top 5 lipsticks of ALL time.

1. Nars Sheer Lipstick in Roman Holiday
This is my favorite lipstick of all time. This is a perfect year-round shade because it can be sheer & subtle (in the Winter) yet it also stands out as a classic pastel pink (in the Spring). Nars Sheer Lipstick hydrates and nourishes with conditioners and make my lips feel super luscious all of the time!

2. Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lipstick in L’Exuberante
I love how bold this lipstick is. It immediately goes matte and NEVER comes off. Doesn’t dry out my lips, instead replenishes them and makes them feel like silky butter!

3. MAC Cosmetics Amplifed Lipstick in Violetta
A few years ago, MAC Cosmetics released a Disney Venomous Villains Collection. I absolutely had to own Violetta, the most amazing electric violet purple. This is my favorite lipstick to wear when I want to wear light eye makeup. It is dark, yet vibrant. This tube of lipstick also inspired my greatest Halloween costume of all time.

4. Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick in Sunset Rhythm
This lipstick is one of my purse staples. I love this shade of coral and it always makes me feel so happy and tan when I wear it. I have been known to break this one out in the winter time, just to be crazy! Everyone needs a year-round coral!

5. Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Agatha
Ok, I’m going to be honest. I was shopping for my perfect nude lip and Agatha isn’t it. I should have gone a more peachy route, but I appreciate how neutral this lip is. It is the best color to use as a base underneath other lipsticks. It gives subtle shades an extra pop and neutralizes my flashy lip colors. I am still in search of my perfect nude but this lipstick is awesome and plays a big part in my lipstick routine.

Indulge in National Lipstick Day and try out a new lipstick!

Eyebrow 911

 

 

I messed up. ROYALLY. I let a little lady in the mall thread my eyebrows, for the first time ever. All she said to me was sit-down and 10 minutes later, I looked like an over-plucked flapper from the 1920s. On the verge of tears and in the need of a drink, I ran to Sephora. An eyebrow specialist guided me towards the Lancome Powder Pencil. I prefer the texture of powder versus a waxy, retractable pencil. I love the addition of a brow brush on the other end of the pencil. Unfortunately, as vain as I am…I was going to need a waterproof option. (It’s been a rainy summer.)

With the help of my Sephora Personal Shopper, Lauren, I was told Make Up Forever Aqua Brow was the best for waterproof eyebrow correction! I use an eye shading brush to extend my eyebrow where my arch was robbed! My eyebrows do not move when I draw them on. I’ve tested my eyebrows in rain, sweat, and the shower and this product confirms my love for Make Up Forever. I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with my new faux brows and you’d never believe that I am patiently awaiting the sprouting of re growth. Moral of this story: stay loyal to your luscious eyebrow guru!!20130721-174608.jpg

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An Ode To My Clarisonic

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Oh Clarisonic! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

1. I love the way you clean my face after I’ve slept in my makeup. So much better than a moist towelette!

2. I love the way you give me an opportunity to buff out pimples before they ever get a chance to develop.

3. I love the way you cleanse my MUFE Pro-Finish Powder clogged pores.

4. And the way you give new life to my dry, cracked lips.

5. Most of all, I love the way you have replenished my skin over the past 18 months that I’ve religiously used my Clarisonic.

I recently ‘misplaced’ my charger for almost two weeks and my skin really suffered. In addition to a questionable cleanser, I was super oily yet dried out at the same time. I had a breakout that I could not control. I can normally get rid of pimples before they get out of hand. Once I found my charger and re-upped on my Soy Face Cleanser, I got back on my Clarisonic game. Personally, I only use it my Clarisonic at night after I take my makeup off but it is gentle enough to occasionally use twice a day.  I strongly suggest investing in the Clarisonic cleaning system to maintain beautiful, balanced skin. I have incorporated it into my daily skin-care regimen and now I cannot live without it!