Now that 2012 is over, it's time for favorites of the year. I'm so excited for 2013, let's hope it's one of our best years ever!
I got this tag from hkitty1122's video. If you haven't seen it, check it out!
Now, on to the favorites!
1. Face product
I would have to say my Mabelline Dream Matte powder in medium Honey. I use it with a powder puff to set my undereye concealer and on my t-zone. Amazing. Stays matte all day!
2. Cheek product
I'm not a huge fan of blush or highlighters, so I am going to go with my Two Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer. I love that it smells like cocoa, and it isn't orange at all. Perfect for contouring!
3. Eye product
DEFINITELY rediscovered my love for the Urban Decay Primer Potion. Many nights I went to bed without taking my makeup off [ I know, tisk tisk ], but when I woke up in the morning my eye makeup didn't move at ALL! It's too legit to quit :]
4. Lip Product
The Revlon Kissable Just Bitten balm stains. My favorite is Honey and they are amazing. Can't say anything better than amazing.
5. Skincare Product
My Aveeno Positively Radiant moisturizer. I have semi-sensitive combination skin and this works great. Other moisturizers either make my face oily or clog my pores. Not this one.
6. Nail Polish
Anything Sinful Colors. I have almost all of the colors. They have great staying power, and I can go a good week plus without them chipping. A favorite is their color Easy Going. It's a perfect light pink that just make your hands look polished and put together. As for a top coat, this will never change - Seche Vite!
7. Hair product
My Dove Hair Therapy Oil Care detangler. I have a full review post on it if you want to check it out! DOVE REVIEW
8. Body product/Perfume
Versace Bright Crystal perfume! I also got Lady Gaga's Fame for Christmas and I'm really enjoying it.
9. Clothing piece
My Old Navy Rockstar skinny jeans! They are so comfortable and don't choke my ankles. I got them in every color. I lived in them. Also, any type of legging.
Scarves! This year is the first year that I really got into them. They add pizazz to any outfit. I wear mostly black and neutrals, so having a choice of pops of color was awesome.
11. Pair of shoes
I have 2 - my Uggs and my riding/combat boots! Both look so cute with skinny jeans.
12. Favorite TV Show/Movie
The Dark Knight Rises! Need I say more?
13. Favorite book
I'm going with The Hunger Games series. I know there was a lot of hype about the 50 Shades series, but I LOVED and was completely engrossed in the Hunger Games. The movie did the book no justice. The book wins hands down.
16. Favorite song
This I can't answer. I have SO many. I love music. Hmm, honorable mentions? Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars. I'm Different by 2Chainz. Anything Lindsey Stirling. She's amazing.
Well that was easy. I hope you enjoyed, and I tag everyone! I love seeing what everyone else liked for the year. Like I said, I'm glad 2012 is over and I'm ready to start fresh in 2013! I wish a good year to all of you :]
Today I signed up for my first subscription service, Little Black Bag!
Signing up was easy, you pick your first item from a 49.95 or 29.95 category and then the "stylists" pick 2 more items and add them to your bag.
The most interesting and fun part is the trading! If you don't like what the stylists picked, you "trade". For each item they picked, there is a number of people who want it and are willing to trade something from their bag for it. I had so much fun doing it! It's incredibly addicting.
You can either buy just one shipment, or sign up for a monthly shipment in the category you wish (the 49.95 or the 29.95).
I can't wait to receive my box! I am going to do a blog post 'unboxing' so be sure to look out for that.
I have a promo code for anyone who wants to sign up. You get free shipping and a free extra gift!
*Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary through Influenster’s VoxBox program!* Hi my beauties! I was selected to receive another VoxBox! This is the coolest box yet, you just sign up on their website and boom! You're eligible. In the Beauty Blogger VoxBox I received a mini Bath & Body Works fall candle. I got "Cider Lane" and oh my God, while it's burning it smells just like an apple orchard, with a hint of caramel. To me, it epitomizes fall. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I love it so much, I bought a 3 wick along with 4 other fall scents. Yes, I'm that obsessed.
According to Bath & Body Works: "Highly fragranced candle exclusively developed and tested by our team of Home Fragrance experts, including the world's best master perfumers. Made using the highest concentration of fragrance oils, an exclusive blend of vegetable wax and lead-free wicks for optimal performance." I couldn't agree more. I highly suggest you guys check it out. Even if you don't want to buy a candle, just smell it. JUST SMELL IT! If you are looking to purchase it, the candle prices are as follows - Mini Candle $3.50; Small Candle $9.50; Medium Candle $12.50; 3-Wick Candle $19.50
Check out the huge range of scents in their candles, lotions, body washes, and home scents!
Also, if you search retailmenot.com, they are always having coupon codes for free mini's, or free shipping. It's pretty awesome. I never buy anything without checking that site first. Aside from fall fragrances, they have amazing permanent collection scents. I personally can't wait until their holiday collection comes out. One large candle fills my living room and dining room amazingly. I've been buying these candles for years, and I love them. I also love Yankee Candle, but since you can't purchase them online, I just get Bath & Body Works ones now ;] I hope you guys check these candles out. Let me know which ones are your favorite. I am ALWAYS looking for new scents for my house! Lots of Love, XOXO Mary
First of all, today was my first day back to college! I had intro to psychology today, and a dimensions class tomorrow. For as nervous as I was, it was a walk in the park, just like the old days.
So on my way back from lunch with the boyfriend, I had to stop at walgreens to get some prescriptions. I figured I deserved a little treat for actually getting up and going this morning!
I know I am really late on this bandwagon, but until today I had never been able to find this palette. Until today! I finally have the Comfort Zone palette from Wet 'n Wild. It really is a pretty palette. I think I will be using it a lot in the mornings before class because the colors have such a variety that I can make several daytime appropriate [not that I care about day/night rules] makeup looks quickly!
The colors are very pigmented. Not surprising since this line makes some pretty good shadows for the price you pay. More expensive doesn't ALWAYS mean better :]
I also got another Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain. I already have "Honey" which I LOVE. Leighannsays on YouTube made a video all about them, and thus has hooked me :] Here is a link to her video if you either haven't seen it or are interested - CLiCKiTY CLiCK! Anyway, today I picked up "Darling". I really like it, a really pretty purple.
Look forward to some posts using both the palette and the balm stain, now that I will be doing actual makeup [besides liner and mascara] on a more regular basis!
Fall is right around the corner and that means new makeup trends for a new season. Of course there are staples and repeats that are usually dubbed "fall makeup" like strong brows and red lips but this year there are a few looks that are a little more... out there. I chose the 5 I like the most. There are so many sites and magazines out that will tell you all of them, but I am showcasing the ones I feel are most user friendly, usable.
So here are my top 5 trends for fall!
1. Futuristic Eyes
Makeup artists went crazy applying grease paint around the eyes at Prada and smudging black kohl liners at Marc Jacobs. The runway looks are always more extreme but, you can push the envelope a little more than usual with dramatic dark carbon black liner applied thickly and saturated eye shadows past your outer corner for that dramatic pop.
2. Blackberry Lips
Red is always on the list of trends for fall but the trend this year is a deep mulled-wine or "blackberry" stain with chocolate brown undertones.You can go for a creamy matte all the way to a high patent-leather looking gloss. The best way to wear this look is with a FLAWLESS face. The saturation can be as sheer or as opaque as you dare, but remember to exfoliate those lips for a flake-free pout. To see a PERFECT way to get this look, check this video by Jackie. It's perfection.
3. Defined Brows
Always on point with fall. Play up your brow shape by feathering on pencils and shadows to really bring out your arch — and just for fun, the daring can even add a few sparkles like were seen on the runway.
4. Mesmerizing Multi-Toned Eyes
Statement-making eyes, the kind of jewel tones like blue-brown, cool greens, and cobalt. For a chic look, go for shadows with hints of silver or gold mixed into the color to soften the effect and complement your skin tone.
5. Smoky Browns
Fashion shows and make up companies love to reinvent black. This year, brown is "the new black". The nice thing about brown is its versatility. You can go chocolate or tan and it can be layered on for more or less intensity and suits all complexions. Try rimming your eyes with anything from khaki to mocha, then blurring it out for a smoldering look.
I have plans to create some of these trends and put them on here. Is anyone going to try any of these new and improved staples of fall trends??
Unfortunately the summer is coming to an end, and this is a very late post. However, I finally got myself to the beach and I figured I would give you a peek into what I bring for my basic, bare minimum essentials.
I have a 6 year old so most of the things I bring to the beach are pails and shovels, so here is what I stick in the bag to stay comfortable and enjoy the day along with my little one.
The wicker/bamboo bag is SEASONS old, but it works and it's beachy so I still use it.
Looking into getting a Victoria's Secret Pink one for next summer :]
So, in my bag is:
- my inhaler [if I do a little too much underwater swimming]
- a Dovebody mist [gotta be fresh]
- my phone
- a camera
- facial wipes [they are so refreshing]
- my 50 spf Chapstick [ever had burned lips? I have. OUCH.]
- a mini pouch for cash, keys, whatever.
- a hair tie
- a hair clip
- an spf lipstick [i have Stila's "Charlotte"]
- a towel
That's what I bring to the beach with me. I feel like it's everything I need and I'm not lugging around a 50lb bag! I feel like most people bring the same things.
Now, my nails of the week!
It's a slightly deeper sky muted blue. I've had it on my nails for a week and I have no chips.
I'm having really good luck with Revlon's nail polishes, they are staying looking freshly painted for a week if not longer. I know it's the polish because it's the only thing that changes when I do my nails.
I'm impressed :]
I can't wait to start bringing out the fall polishes. What are your favorite fall nail colors?
I hope you all had a fab week, and an even better weekend!