The Princess Tag!

 

Hey Everyone!

This is the Princess Tag, which is basically a list of your High-End favorites. I know that everyone has a different definition of high-end vs. low-end, so as a disclaimer, the majority of these products will be in the $30 and above price range. It would be easy to just pick the most expensive products that I have in each category, but these high end products are actually ones that are amazing enough to be worn by a princess.

Skin Prep Product : Dior Diorsnow White Reveal UV Sheild SPF 50, Sephora, $58

Primer : NARS Pro-Prime Light Optimizing Primer SPF 15, Sephora, $34

Foundation : Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H, Sephora, $45.50

Concealer : MAC Select Moisturecover, $18, Nordstrom

Powder : MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, $30, Nordstrom

Blush : NARS Blush, $30, Sephora

Bronzer : Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer, $30, Sephora

Highlighter : Hourglass Ambient Lightning Powder, $45, Sephora

Eyeshadow Palette : Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar Eyeshadow Palette, $47.50, Sephora (Limited Edition)

Eyeliner : Dior Diorshow Art Pen, $30, Sephora

Mascara : Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes, $27.50, Sephora

Brow Product : Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner, $24, Sephora

Lipstick : Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine, $35, Sephora

Lipgloss : Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie, $18, Sephora

***Let me know what your “princess worthy” products are in the comments!!!***

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Best of Beauty 2013

Hey Everyone! I cant believe its already time for my annual Best of Beauty list! Picking this years winners was even harder than last year because so many new products and brands launched; but without further ado, heres the list!

If you want to see last years winners, click here: http://wp.me/p2O2wx-1t

Best High End Brand : Hourglass Cosmetics

Best Budget Brand : Loreal

Most Overrated Product : Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner

Most Underrated Product : Neutrogena Crease Proof Eyeshadow

Best New Product : Butter London Wink Mascara

Best High End Mascara : Benefit They’re Real

Best Drugstore Mascara : Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’ Express

Best Cream Eyeshadow : Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour

Best Powder Eyeshadow : Laura Mercier Lustre Eye Colour

Best Eyeliner : Palladio Herbal Eyeliner

Best Lip Balm : Loreal Colour Riche Balm

Best Lip Gloss : Bare Essentuals Buxom Lips

Best Lipstick : Chanel Rouge Allure

Best Highlighter : Benefit Watts Up

Best Blush : Smashbox Blush

Best Bronzer : Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, Medium/Deep

Best Concealer : MAC Select Moisturecover

Best High End Foundation : CK One 3-in-1 Face Makeup

Best Drugstore Foundation : Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme

Best Powder : MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

Best Beauty Tool : Beauty Blender Sponge

Best Skincare Brand : Peter Thomas Roth, Glycolic Acid 10% Toning Complex

Best Haircare Brand : Big Sexy Hair

Best Bath and Body Brand : Lush

Best Limited Edition Collection : Too Faced Holiday 2013

Best Breakout Star : Hourglass Cosmetics

Like I did last year, I am now going to talk about a few standout products from the list! First of all, I want to talk about Hourglass Cosmetics and why I chose them for both Best High End Brand AND Best Breakout Star. I feel like this year Hourglass came out of nowhere with amazing and innovative products. Their Ambient Lighting Powders are already a guru favorite and are quickly becoming a staple in most beauty lovers collections. I think its fair to say we have never seen something quite like these powders just based on the sheer innovation, versatility, and quality. They also have an amazing range of foundations and other products that I look forward to becoming more familiar with.

Next, the Butter London Wink Mascaras are sadly not as celebrated as I feel they should be; which is why they were almost this years Most Underrated Product ( which ended up being the Neutrogena Crease Proof Eyeshadows because they are literally the easiest and quickest cream eyeshadow to use, and I have never heard anyone talk about them)….back to the Wink Mascara….Not only does this mascara has a great wand and color range, but the colors are insanely gorgeous AND pigmented. With only two coats I can get a fully opaque purple lash.

Finally, I want to discuss the Best Foundations of the year. The Best High End Foundation, CK One 3-in-1 Face Makeup (another breakout star), is the best of the year because it has one of the most natural finishes I’ve ever seen as well as feeling like there is nothing on the skin. It has an SPF of 8, a light pleasant scent, and keeps the skin healthy and clear. As for the Best Drugstore Foundation, I chose the Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme because it is extremely blendable and full coverage, which means it never looks cakey.

I hope you enjoyed this post! And make sure to let me know your favorites for the year !!!!!

 

Smashbox Pop of Pink

Hey Everyone! I have been wanting to try more Smashbox products since I love the lipsticks so much, so I decided to pick up one of their “sets”. The one I got is the Smashbox Pop of Pink, which includes the following :

Blush in Pop of Pink : a slightly reddened carnation pink with berry undertones. It has slight shimmer and a satin/matte finish.

Be Legendary Lipstick in Posy Pink : a nude carnation pink with a glossy finish.

Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss in Pop of Pink : a sheer bubblegum pink with a slight cotton candy scent.

Full Exposure Mascara : a jet black volumizing and lengthening mascara with a large bristle brush. Medium/dry consistency.

 

Overall all of the products are fantastic. My only complaint is that I much prefer the discontinued Photo Finish Lipstick formula to the Be Legendary formula. The Photo Finish lipstick formula glided over any dry patches and made your lips look flawless, whereas the Be Legendary formula clings a bit more to dryness on lips.

You can get this set at Ulta for $39 : http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5230007#details

 

May 2013 IPSY Bag

Hey Everyone! This month’s IPSY (My Glam) Bag was amazing! It’s theme was “Spring Fling”, and here is what came in it :

Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminizing Body Butter

Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia Perfume

Zoya Nail Polish in Blu

Juice Beauty Lip Gloss in Pink

Yaby Concealer in Buff

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Intergalactic

The Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminizing Body Butter is medium in thickness and smells like fruity coconut. It has quite a bit of pearlized sparkle in it, and contains coconut oil, pearls, and sea minerals.

The Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia Perfume comes in rollerball packaging and has notes of gardenia, lemongrass, and white sand. It also has a slight note of sweet sugar. I love the scent but unfortunately it does not last more than a few hours once applied.

The Zoya Nail Polish in Blu comes in the BIG5FREE formula and is an opaque pastel light blue.

The Juice Beauty Lipgloss is a sheer raspberry pink with slight silver shimmer. It has a sweet lemon scent and is extremely moisturizing. As with all Juice Beauty products, it is organic and cruelty free. I absolutely love this lipgloss and will be purchasing more!

The Yaby Concealer offers flawless coverage and lasts all day. It is a cream to powder finish and is absolutely incredible.

Unfortunately, I was not completely blown away by the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow. The pigmentation is not great, and I do not care for the texture. Urban Decay eyeshadows are usually very soft and blend well, but this one just didn’t cut it for me. It is best used as a glitter overlay, than an actual eyeshadow.

You can subscribe to IPSY here: http://www.ipsy.com

Get the Pacifica Body Butter here: http://www.pacificaperfume.com/body-care/coconut-crushed-pearl-luminizing-body-butter-8oz

Get the Pacifica Perfume here: http://www.pacificaperfume.com/roll-perfume/tahitian-gardenia-perfume-roll

Get the Zoya Nail Polish here: http://www.zoya.com/content/38/item/Zoya/Zoya-Nail-Polish-Blu-ZP653.html

Get the Juice Beauty Lipgloss here: http://www.juicebeauty.com/store/makeup/lips/reflecting-gloss.html

Get the Yaby Concealer here: http://www.yabycosmetics.com/concealer-refill/

Get the Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow here: http://www.urbandecay.com/moondust-eyeshadow-by-urban-decay/370,default,pd.html?start=6&cgid=1_502

New JCat Beauty Eternal Shine Lip Glaze Swatches

Hey Guys! I recently received some more of the Eternal Shine Lip Glazes by JCat Beauty and wanted to share them with you! If you want to see some of the other ones I have, click here : http://wp.me/p2O2wx-5P

As mentioned before, I absolutely love these lip glosses. Not only are they are cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and lead-free, but the finish and longevity are excellent. They start off sheer when applied to the lips, but can easily be built up quite a bit.

The price is normally only $2.49, but right now you can get a 15% discount until March 15 2013 using the discount code spring15 on http://www.jcatbeauty.com

Here are the new ones I have : (PICTURES AND SWATCHES BELOW)

(SLG112) Rose – a muted hot pink with a mauve/rose undertone, slightly fuchsia

(SLG105) Amazing – a milky seashell pink nude

(SLG135) Rosey Sparkle – a barbie pink with heavy shimmer

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MAC Lipgloss Collection and Swatches

Hello! This post is about my MAC Lipgloss Collection, which includes descriptions, pictures, and swatches. If you want to see my MAC Lipstick Collection, click here : http://wp.me/p2O2wx-6c

Here are the ones I currently have: (PICTURES BELOW)

LIPGLASS :

Pink Lemonade – a true “pink lemonade” shade; bright peach melon pink

Cultured – a perfect pink nude mauve *favorite*

Viva Glam VI – a pink brown mauve with apparent silver shimmer

Social Light – a sandy nude tan

Flight of Fancy – a cool deep blackened wine (Glamourdaze Collection )

Viva Glam Gaga – a milky baby pink, like a strawberry milkshake

Riviera Life – a bright carrot orange, slightly burnt/reddened (Hey Sailor Collection )

Vacant – a pearlescent light purple with pink/blue/green duo chrome  (Gareth Pugh Collection )

PLUSHGLASS :

Fullfilled – a sheer peach

On A Holiday – a sheer blue toned hot pink with purple-ish blue shimmer *favorite*

DAZZLEGLASS :

Lightly Prancing – a sandy light pink with gold shimmer

Spanking Rich – a medium raspberry with heavy silver and gold shimmer (Glitter and Ice Collection )

J.Cat Beauty Eternal Shine Lip Glaze Review and Swatches

Hey Everyone! Today I’m really excited to share the Eternal Shine Lip Glaze by J.Cat Beauty with you. These lip glosses are absolutely amazing! Before I get into the colors and such, I first need to say that one of the main reasons I love these products so much is because they are cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and lead-free! I’m so glad I’ve found a cruelty-free product that is exceptional quality, and not to mention very inexpensive. I have found you usually have to give up one of those things when finding beauty products, but with this brand, you get it all!

Right now I have four of the lip glazes which I purchased at IMATS L.A. this year. The pigmentation, longevity, and smoothness are all fantastic and I have been reaching for them almost everyday! You all know that I have very dry lips and these don’t flake or feather at all. I also love how I can eat and drink without having to touch up my lips a half dozen times like with most lip glosses, especially ones that are in the drugstore price range.

The ones I have currently are:

Carrot – a tangerine tan nude with slight gold shimmer

Thullian Pink – a light baby pink with a blue undertone and pink/silver sparkle

French Rose – a juicy melon pink with slight shimmer (this one is very similar to MAC’s Pink Lemonade)

Red Wine – a bright fuchsia with a blue/purple duo-chrome

Here are the pictures and swatches :

You can get these at http://www.jcatbeauty.com for $2.49 each.

Let me know which ones are your favorites!