Saturday, January 31, 2015

016. | OPI Going My Way or Norway?

OPI Going My Way or Norway? was released with the Nordic Nail Lacquer Collection. I picked this up a few months ago, and just recently tried it for the first time. The consistency of this polish is a dream. It is creamy, smooth, and thick, but also easy to evenly coat over the nail. The formulation of this polish is one of the bests I've come across in the OPI brand.

The camel color is a sophisticated way to wear a neutral nail. It applies almost exactly as it looks in the bottle. The photo above is a two coat application.

Like most OPI collections, the Nordic Nail Lacquer Collection is still being sold in stores, even though it was released quite some time ago. Ulta's website has the full collection available for purchase. OPI polishes retail for $9.50 and can be purchased here.

What is your favorite neutral polish?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

015. | theBalm Hot Mama! Blush

When it comes to blush colors, I normally gravitate towards neutral bronzes and roses. However, I have a small collection of bright and colorful blushes that I use when I'm feeling a little playful. One of those blushes is theBalm's Hot Mama! Blush, a peach shade with gold shimmer. Keep reading for more details!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

014. | Chanel Allure Eau de Toilette

As I've gotten older, I've stopped collecting multiple bottles of mid-range perfumes that I only somewhat liked, and have invested in one signature scent. For me, having one, high quality perfume that I always reach for is my favorite way to wear fragrance. I never have to worry about scents clashing or having expensive perfumes expire, from having sat around for too long. Plus, I like that people I'm often around identify one particular fragrance with me. And that fragrance is Chanel Allure Eau de Toilette.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

013. | A Petite MAC Lip Haul

This probably hasn't been apparent on my blog so far, but lip products are my absolute favorite beauty items. I'm afraid I have close to one hundred lip products, and counting. Despite the absurdity of that, I stopped by my local MAC store a few weeks ago to pick up a replacement of my favorite lipstick, Viva Glam V. I've been through three of them so far, and I still can't get enough. Unfortunately, they were sold out of the lipstick, but I was talked into purchasing two other items while I was there.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

012. | Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine

Recently, I scooped up a pot of the Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine, and I realized that it was the third time I'd purchased this product. Even though these are relatively well known in the beauty community, I'm sharing my thoughts on the Lip Butters because they are one of the few products that actually moisturize my lips, especially in the dead of winter. Read on to learn more!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

011. | Current Beauty Obsessions, Vol. 1

Today I'm sharing ten products that have been staples in my makeup bag for the past few months, Every day I've worn makeup, I've had at least one (but usually more) of these products on. Grouped together, these products are mainly neutrals and rosy tones that work beautifully together to create a fresh, wintry look. Keep reading to discover my faves!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

010. | theBalm Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette

The Nude Dude Eyeshadow Palette is a recent launch from theBalm Cosmetics. The palette is a follow-up to an earlier launch from the company, the Nude 'Tude Eyeshadow Palette. Nude Dude is slightly more warm-toned than Nude 'Tude, but neither palette is overwhelmingly warm or cool. For me, these palettes complement each other perfectly, and using them together creates a better look than using either individually. Keep reading for photos and swatches of Nude Dude!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

009. | Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer

Big announcement: I've found my new favorite foundation primer. Over the years, I've tried many different primers. It is probably my most-tested makeup product. While I have found products that I like and that work well for my skin, I've never been completely blown away. That is, until I tried the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer. This product works to create a smooth canvas for my foundation, as well as to help my makeup last throughout the day. Keep reading for more details!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

008. | The Best of Clinique

Skincare sets are the best way to try new products without fully committing to a large, expensive pot of moisturizer or bottle of face wash. Because the skin on the face is extremely sensitive, it is best to experiment with small amounts of new product to see what works and what doesn't. Recently, I was running low on most of my current skincare favorites, and I was ready to test out some new things. I've had good experiences with Clinique products in the past, so I decided to purchase this adorable little kit. Keep reading to see how the products performed!