Luscious Nail Wipes

Ever since I was gifted Josie Maran Bear Naked Nail Wipes, I tossed my regular polish remover out of the window and I never plan on going back. Not only is it stinky, flammable, and can ruin the finish on a wood table, but removers with acetone aren’t any good for your nails. The acetone dries your nails out and while it makes it super easy to take off glitter bombs, do you really want to huff chemicals during a polish change?

Not only do these nail wipes remove polish but they replenish dry cuticles with Argan oil and a grapefruit scent. These wipes are intended to promote healthy nail growth with their natural formula. One pad can remove the polish from all 10 nails. At $9.00, this breaks down to .45 cents a pad. It seems expensive considering the generic drugstore brand of acetone polish is probably $1.00.

Josie Maran’s tag line is ‘Luxury with a Conscience.’ Not only is she encouraging organic beauty products but a portion of every sale is donated to the Polar Bear SOS initiative, a project of the NRDC. Wouldn’t you like to say that you’re saving the polar bear race while doing your nails?

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Au Naturale: Dog Walks

I live in a high traffic area where it is likely that I will run into SOMEONE that I know when I take my dog on a walk. It could be my close friend or it could be the security guard from my college dorm. Regardless, I don’t want to be caught looking like I just rolled out of bed (even though I just did) and onto the street.

I have a simple 10 minute look that I like to throw on before I step outside. I might even do this look just to work in the garden. The best part is that I can still build around it (if I have to) when it’s time to put my real face on!

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1. Too Faced Primed and Poreless SPF 20 Bronze Tint Skin Smoothing Primer
This primer is the best because it has a bronze tint and SPF. What more do I need? Especially when I’m just running out for a minute! The bronzer initially looks super dark, but when applied with a Tarte Airbrush Finish Brush, it blends beautifully.

2. NARS Concealer in Custard
I have hereditary dark circles under my eyes, so I am very into creating a soft-focus effect with my concealer. I like NARS concealer because it feels like clay when applied but becomes powdery, therefore creating a dewey look, which is great for morning walks!

3. Kat Von D Waterproof Autograph Pencil in Immortal Love
I love all products waterproof, especially ones that are true to their claim! I normally use this as an eyeliner, but for quick brows I like to layer this velvety espresso pencil. It really is smudge-free and since the pencil is so small and cute, I like to keep it in my purse for any eyebrow 911s.

4. YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
I only apply this mascara to my bottom lashes which separates them and gives them a subtle, doll-like look. I didn’t want to get hooked on a pricy mascara, which is why I found a special use for it.

5. Maybelline Baby Lips in Berry Bomb
I am obsessed with Baby Lips. I have them in every shade and was super excited when they launched their new Electro colors! Electro makeup is so hot right now, even Hello Kitty was on that train!

 I didn’t run into anyone on my walk today but it did start raining and I was super glad my eyebrows didn’t wash off.

 

 

Goodbye Dear Friend!

The day has come.

For weeks, I have been trying to hold onto every particle of my Make Up ForEver Pro-Finish Powder Foundation! It has finally hit the dust and I have to say good-bye. We’ve had so many good times, but I think it’s time to expand my foundation horizons outside of MUFE. This was the 2nd compact of Pro-Finish that broke into pieces way before it should have in the compact. As much as I love this foundation and how amazing it makes my skin look, I have decided to try something new! I’ll be giving Sephora’s Mattifying Powder Foundation a chance. It’ll be a nice change and I know I’ll see my MUFE again.

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