March Wishlist

There are so many great products on the market. Here is what is in my online shopping cart waiting to be checked-out?

  1. $39 MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Sculpting Duo in Golden for easy, natural, and traceless highlighting and contouring.
  2. $19 DuWop Iced Teas Lipstick in Passionfruit. Iced Teas hydrate with jojoba oil, aloe and green tea extract! 34426825_080_b
  3. $96 I love Narciso Rodriguez’s perfume. I wear Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau de Toilette almost daily and his new scent is a Bloomingdale’s exclusive. I have no idea what it smells like but I WANT it!
  4. $26 Bite Beauty Smashed Agave Lip Mask. This “mask” is incredibly hydrating and leaves your lips feeling completely refreshed. bite
  5. $13.95 Hawaii Collection 4 Pc Mini Set includes contains 1/8 oz. of the following: That’s Hula-rious!, Aloha from OPI, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, Lost My Bikini in Molokini.

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One out of three.

Good morning all!

I have no idea how it is already past the middle of February. Slow down 2015, we just started! This year has started with more Ulta trips than normal, with normal being once or twice a year. I went in to my nearest Ulta to see if NYX was still “Buy one get, one free,” and some products were.

IMG_9890I will begin with the worst out of the three.

I guess there was a legitimate reason why I have never tried Zoya nail polish. I have two matte top coats that I use, so trying a nail polish that is already matte made sense. It was on sale for $4.47 and I liked the color so why not. I came home and immediately painted my nails like a normal person.

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I applied two coats and hours later, I was left with this. The texture is terrible, almost like sandpaper. The color is great but the fact that it chipped so fast was incredible. I did not do the dishes or anything strenuous. A waste of $5 to say the least.

NYX’s new High Voltage Lipstick in Flutter Kisses was eh. I like it but I am not completely in love with it. I think the name “High Voltage” throws it off for me. I was expecting crazy pigment and it is mediocre at best. It reminds me off the Butter Gloss.

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And for my favorite thing, NYX Proof It Eyeshadow Primer. I have used Urban Decay’s, NARS, and Bobbi Brown’s but for the $6.99 price, you can not beat it! It is transparent which is necessary and it waterproofs your eye makeup! There is no creasing or smudging on my oily eyelids. I highly recommend this.

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Mini Ulta Haul

Hello hello hello!

Rarely do I shop at Ulta, but when I do it is usually on a whim. I picked up some NYX Baked EyeshadowsConcealer and Mist-er Right by DevaCurl.

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From top to bottom: Cosmos, Silver Haze, Mademoiselle.

Cosmos is a pretty opal that I tried by itself and did not receive the pigment I was looking for. Once applied over another eyeshadow I was happy with the color. Silver Haze is a deep silver that I can not wait to use for a smokey eye. Mademoiselle is a plum color that I am going to try wet.

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I have read so many reviews on DevaCurl products for natural hair. So I grabbed the Mist-Er Right Curl Revitalizer near the checkout to try. It is a curl refresher and scalp rejuvenator infused with lavender. I was in need of something to reactivated my curls between cleansing and conditioning and this is perfect! The Mist-Er Right does not have the hairspray hold feel, it is super lightweight. It has been added to my morning routine! The trial size is $8.95 for 3oz. and $19.95 for 12 oz.

Thanks for reading as always!

A $15 cleansing sponge?

Hello there! I am so excited to tell you about this amazing product! I have been very intrigued by Boscia’s three new cleansing sponges. A trip to Sephora to replenish my oh so favorite, must have Korres milk and protein makeup remover wipes, lead me to finally check this out.

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Boscia has amazing skincare products and are warehoused locally in Southern California. I did no do any previous research on the product since the sponge is only $15 and I am familiar with the brand. I chose the Konjac Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal because it cleanses and exfoliates to deliver brighter-looking skin. It is made without parabens, sulfates, phthalates and it is gluten free!
I love that you can use this sponge with any cleanser of your choice. My skin felt baby softer after the first use and I am hooked!
Visit sephora.com to see the other two sponges available.

Milk Proteins?

While I was working at Sephora, I would lust over Korres’ cleansing and makeup remover wipes. Yesterday while out and about a found them at Marshall’s for half of the price. Of course I couldn’t pass that up!

 

I am already a big fan of Korres to begin with. I currently use their Quercetin & Oak Primer, Lip Butter Glaze, and Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizing & Brightening Cream.

Last night I put this wipes to the test!

These wipes are filled with softening milk proteins which effortlessly eliminate eye makeup. The milk proteins, rich in essential amino acids, nourish and moisturize the skin, while aloe soothes the skin from redness and irritations. I love that the wipes weren’t extremely saturated but still got the job done.

JC x LA.

I am sitting out on my porch typing this because it is beyond hot in my little apartment.

Moving on, Saturday was one of the greatest days of my year.

I have been a big time supporter of Johnny Cupcakes for more over 3 years now and yesterday I got the chance to meet the man himself. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to meet him, free ice cream and a free cupcake!

His story is more than inspirational and I encourage you to read more about him, if you have the chance.

He took time out to share some of his knowledge with me. I thought it was so amazing and special that every person that came up to him, he hugged, signed something, and shared a story with them. He is more than a brand, he is a real person that makes to make it in the world.

My makeup was simple considering the heat is always ten times worst in LA and no one likes a sweaty girl. Well unless you are into that kind of thing.

Peachy Keen Saturday

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.