Thursday, March 26, 2015

021. | Current Beauty Obsessions, Vol. 2

Two months ago, I shared a set of products I'd been faithfully using in my beauty routine. (Click here to read that post.) Since then, I've updated my makeup bag with new and old products alike, and have discovered some great skincare, hair care, and body care products. Keep reading to discover the ten product I haven't been able to live without.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

020. | Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing. That's quite a name, isn't it? With such a long name, making a lot of promises, I figured this primer had to be magic. Recently, I gushed over the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer (linked to post), and I had thought I had found my holy grail primer. While I still do enjoy that product, I discovered that my T-Zone seemed to produce oil throughout the day, even with the primer applied under my foundation and powder. So, as I was about to escape to Southern Florida for a much needed vacation, I wanted to pick up something a little more heavy duty to combat the heat and humidity. Keep reading to see how the Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing performed.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

019. | OPI Kermit Me to Speak

PSA: I have found the most gorgeous, interesting, unique nail polish ever made. OPI Kermit Me to Speak is a silver-taupe-purple-pink-green duo chrome shade. See, I told you it was insanely one-of-a-kind. This photo (taken in artificial lighting) shows the silver-taupe side of the spectrum. In natural light, it is a radiant metallic purple with hints of pink. The polish gets a more green cast in sunset and dim lighting.

Kermit Me to Speak is a very thin polish. It took me three coats to build full opacity. However, although the polish is thin, it applies very evenly and smoothly. I don't mind working with a watered down consistency for this gorgeous color result.

Kermit Me to Speak is from the OPI Muppets Most Wanted 2014 Collection. Although this collection was limited edition, Kermit Me to Speak can still be found on Amazon (at a discounted price!) and other beauty suppliers. I highly, highly recommend this product. Pick it up before it disappears forever!

What is your favorite duo chrome polish?

Monday, March 16, 2015

018. | NARS Blush in Lovejoy

On a recent trip to Sephora, I foolishly walked past the NARS counter and was completely sucked in by the gorgeous blushes on display. I thought I would be able to take a quick glance and move on, but I was obviously very wrong. Once I found Lovejoy, I knew it was coming home with me. Keep reading for product details!