Well happy Saturday or something of that nature. It was/still is a beautiful day in Southern California. I got up and heading to the Nordstorm Anniversary Sale as would any sane person do on it’s first day.
Wearing a dress from Cotton On for only $5 it was perfect for a casual yet wallet damaging trip to the mall.
I went to get one of MAC’s Nordstrom exclusive sets. I checked it out online at midnight and was still pretty undecided as far what I was going to chose when I got into the store. I went with the Peach lip set that includes a bag. Side note* I am a MAC makeup bag hoarder of some sort. I have way too many than I’d like to admit.
Bag set includes: Cremesheen Lipstick in “Ravishing”. Dazzleglass Creme in “Sublime Shine” and Cremestick Liner in “Creamkiss” to outline and fill.
I know and I am dreading that when and if I eventually do use this bag it was get insanely dirty. I need to scotch guard it and save me a headache.
I have been wanting to try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics‘ Lip Tar for some time now and I found a this beautiful color on sale. I couldn’t pass up the deal especially on a discontinued color.
All I can say is that I am a believer! All the hype is true. It is simply amazing. The consistency of the lip tar is not so thick that you don’t want to wear it for a long time, or so thin that you need to reapply multiple times. It wears as a satin finish lipstick which I love!
OCC is 100% animal cruelty free and vegan as well.
I definitely plan on purchasing more from OCC for myself and my clients.
Here’s a photo after an hour and a half and eating a pickle. =]
Yeah I’m definitely investing in more colors!
Finally this month’s Birchbox arrived. I really don’t like the fact that it takes so long to arrive via regular mail. I wish the would send it via UPS or give the west coast quicker shipping options. Nonetheless I am happy with this month’s box.
In this month’s box I received; Stila lip glaze, Gloss Moderne™ High Gloss Masque, Ada Cosmetics Bronzer, LÄRABAR® über, Harvey Prince Hello, and Birchbox Exclusive Earbuds.
I was really excited when I found they were sending out a Stila lipgloss because I love Stila. I’m excited to try the bronzer out. I haven’t heard of Ada before now. After a little research, I found that Ada Cosmetics makes makeup for women of all ethnicities, and their hyper-specific shades are designed to complement every skin tone under the sun. It looks like all there products are under $25 as well. The Harvey Prince Hello smells absolutely wonderful and I’ll be using the High Gloss Masque for my kit. And I will probably save the LÄRABAR for a snack at work.
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Saturday, I got to work with an amazing photography by the name of Ken Williams out of San Diego. I did hair and makeup for this long day of shooting!!
I am still waiting for some more edits and I will be updating my website soon with them.
I don’t really have a story behind this look. I just blended colors until things felt right. Simple enough.