P U C K E R UP ♥ There is nothing I love more than some great beauty buys that are amazing quality without breaking the bank. Part of blogging is testing various products out + in my mind, the challenge is always ‘Would I use this instead of the products I have become accustomed to in my everyday routine?’ Today’s verdict…YES! I have been a fan of Milani Cosmetics for a while but when their new Amore Mattes Lip Creme came out, I knew I had to give it a go because any lip products that glide on perfectly + last all day are exactly what I am looking for!
The colors are so pigmented + these shades in particular have a bit of shine to them since they were some of their metallic hues!
These shades are perfect for work, play, date night, happy hour + beyond. They are moisturizing so they don’t dry your lips out + the color lasts all day despite not being a ‘liquid lipstick‘ which still seems to be such a trend lately (honestly liquid lipstick freaks me out since it has a difficult time coming off + dries out my lips haha :p).
While I am currently crushing on these lip glosses from Milani, they still have a variety of products I love to use as well…see my picks below!
These duos make perfect gifts because they are 2-in-1! Great deal for you and the perfect present for a friend, co-worker or family member…maybe even a little present to yourself 😉 Hey Holiday Shopping includes gifting yourself too, doesn’t it?!
Ever wonder how to get that perfect, flawless air brushed finish glow that you only seem to get when getting your makeup professionally done? Well I found a solution that is both affordable and actually works! Luminess Air! Now I am far from makeup savvy but the idea of getting flawless skin on the daily without having to pay insane prices seems like a win/win to me 😉
Happy Thursday Loves! With the change of seasons comes a change in weather, especially in New York…that means dry skin and the need to keep moisturized at all times. Luckily my friends over at Boots Beauty sent me some of their fabulous products from the Boots Botanics line…the best part? They are all affordable and are available for purchase at Target, my go to all in one shop for everything I can ever want or need!So let me spill the ‘tea’ on these products…first off let me address the whole ‘tea’ thing. I’m a Bravo TV addict and Andy Cohen has a game where he occasionally has celebrities / bravolebrities spill the ‘tea’ or rather share some gossip on his show…so I’m going to spill the ‘tea’ on some great Boots Botanics essentials for fall. First off the Boots Botanics Organic Facial Oil. It’s always a tricky situation when it comes to keeping your face moisturized without over doing it and allowing it to become oily and cause breakouts (which is my biggest challenge in life…no joke). Well, this product works wonders…it is 100% organic, it contains Omega 3, 6 fatty acids and fruit seeds to nourish, relieve dryness and boost your skin’s radiance and shine (the good kind, not the greasy kind). On a side note…it also smells pretty dang good!
Next up, the Boots Botanics Tinted Lip Balm. What gal doesn’t want and crave soft, supple lips that aren’t only a perfect canvas for fall lipstick shades, but also for the perfect good night kiss. These tinted lip balms come in 4 different sheer shades (and the tints really do show color which is great to wear even running errands or at the gym) and they all help provide long lasting, nourished lips.
Now for the two products everyone needs to combat dry skin…Moisturizers! Boots Botanics has an awesome body lotion and a handy hand lotion (haha like that don’t ya 😉 ) perfect to keep in your purse, at your desk or anywhere for that matter! The Boots Botanics Deeply Moisturizing Hand Cream smells delicious, isn’t too heavy and leaves hands noticeably softer and smoother for up to 48 hours! It also contains Almond Oil and Pro-Vitamin B5 which works to conditions nails…making those manicures look even better ladies!
Last but far from least, after moisturizing your lips, hands and face…it’s time to moisturize the rest of your body with the Boots Botanics Deeply Moisturizing Deeply Moisturizing Body Lotion. What I love about this moisturizer is that it also includes my ever favorite Cocoa Butter (seriously it is amazing…It’s been my obsession for years). It provides all day hydration without appearing as ‘greasy’ which is always a plus in my book.
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Happy Tuesday Loves! While I am far from a beauty expert, there are times where I become slightly make up obsessed and this weekend was one of those times. First off, I am HORRIBLE when it comes to finding the perfect beauty products for me. Foundation is my arch nemesis…every time I pick a product I always second guess and pick the wrong shade or apply it in correctly, you name it I do it. Well while spending some quality time at Ulta over the weekend I discovered this baby…NYX HD Studio Foundation and may I say this…it’s AMAZING! If a girl who barely can do your makeup is telling you this product is easy to apply, gives light to full coverage depending on what you want and won’t break the bank…then trust me on this, it’s something you MUST try <3 I’m obsessed. In order to set it throughout the day since I get oily I also got the Mineral Powder from NYX so I can not look shiny…isn’t that the worst!Now I also learned (from years of applying my makeup incorrectly) that no matter what, your foundation never changes…meaning this. Stick with your natural skin tone, just because you get tan in the summer or feel you look pale doesn’t mean you start changing shades when it comes to foundation. I’ve now spoken to tons of beauty gurus…bloggers, make up artists, estheticians and more…your base never changes, if you want color use bronzer baby! My personal favorite is the Matte Bronzer from NYX above…comes in 3 different shades and gives great beach like color! Now if you’ve never tried NYX Butter Gloss…ladies your missing out on life. It’s first off so cheap (usually $4-$6) and it gives a smooth and shiny color without leaving your lips feeling dry or sticky. This is my savior…I can apply and re-apply it all day long! Figured I may as well share my go to beauty shopping accessories…my phone because 1) I don’t purchase without coupons & 2) Retail Me Not in Ulta is your best friend. There are always coupons and I usually also type a list of products I need in the notepad on my phone so I don’t forget. My cosmetic bag is from Fendi and get ready for this…I purchased it at…Costco! Yes ladies did you know Costco sells Fendi? I was beyond thrilled when I saw they carry this makeup bag and got even more thrilled when I saw the price $115 (for the large) woot woot! Who would have thought Costco could be so fashion forward 😉 I’m off to play with more makeup…I’m attempting to learn how to do my eye makeup using all my new eye shadow shades from NYX…any suggestions? I’m the worst when it comes to doing my eyes…oops!