Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fall 2014 Fashion, Hair + Makeup Haul

August has been the most exciting yet intense month of my life! My no-longer little Australian shepherd puppy is growing taller and longer by the day, and I have been so busy with work that I haven't been sleeping or eating well. To remedy this unfortunate health crisis, I embarked on my first official juice cleanse to clear out my digestive tract and 'reset' my body. I love juice and it has been quite effective thus far, but the second day was pretty awful. I was sluggish, cranky, and craving pizza every waking minute! This, of course, called for a bit of extra shopping. And while not all of my acquisitions made it into this video (of course my Tom Ford Fall order arrives the day after I film), I am happy to share some wonderful new goodies with you!

So many of you asked me for a Cle de Peau 201 lipstick dupe that I made it a mission to find a similar color. Koh Gen Do's new Fall Lipstick in BE04 is as close at it gets in terms of finish, texture and shade. It's also a lot more affordable, so give it a whirl and let me know what you think! I know most of you are waiting in anticipation for my Tom Ford Fall 2014 Review + Tutorial, so I promise I will have it posted late next week. I just received all my purchases from Neiman Marcus today, which means it is time to photograph and swatch NUDE DIP! If you are interested in the TF eyeshadow palette, call any Neiman Marcus store and have them ship it to you from a store since it sold out online within a day. Good luck! xo

Rails Tencel Button Down in XS (Blue)
Rails Button Down in XS (Multi)
Superga Canvas Sneakers in 36 (White)
Jenny Bird Earrings in Silver
Hot Tools Curling Iron in 1.5" (White)
Cle de Peau Lipstick in 201
Koh Gen Do Lipstick in BE04
Koh Gen Do Lipglosses [launching this Fall]
NARS Nail Polish in Thasos
Dior Fall 2014 Eyeshadow Palettes [swatches HERE]
Dior Fall 2014 Rouge Dior Lipsticks [swatches HERE]
Hera UV Mist Cushion in C23
Mizon All in One Snail Repair Cream

By Terry Foundation in 07
Cle de Peau Concealer in Beige
Cle de Peau Eyebrow Pencil in 204 and Holder
Koh Gen Do Powder in OC-2
Tom Ford Bronzer in Terra
NARS Blush in Final Cut
Dior Eyeshadow Palette in Pied de Poule
EM Michelle Phan Scribble Eyeliner in Tattoo Black
Guerlain Maxi Lash Waterproof Mascara
Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick in Bar
Velour Lashes in You Complete Me
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NARS Nail Polish in Thasos

Hot Tools Curling Iron in 1.5" (White)
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Dior Fall 2014 '5 Couleurs' Eyeshadow Palettes in Pied de Poule and Tutu + Vernis Gel in Pied de Poule and Carre Bleu

Dior's Fall collections never fail to impress me. Now available at Nordstrom, the newly repackaged and reformulated eyeshadow quints come in five different colorways, all reinvented to achieve multi-faceted looks. The matte, satin, iridescent, and ultra-shimmery eyeshadow formulas are intended to create varying effects to suit any occasion. 876 Tralfagar seems to be the running favorite thus far, but I will be featuring my top two picks after the jump!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shu Uemura Fall 2014 Brave Beauty Collection Review, Photos, Tutorial

I love the concept of this Brave Beauty campaign. In my opinion, brave beauty is all about assertiveness. Some colors and trends can be intimidating, but researching, practicing, and wearing any look of your choice with confidence makes all the difference! Branch out and experiment. Makeup is about reinventing yourself just as much as it is about embracing/enhancing your features, so try to relax and have fun! More photos and individual product breakdowns after the jump!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Equitance Brightening Serum & Spot Corrector Review, Photos

The Equitance Brightening Serum & Spot Corrector ($125 USD, 1.0 fl. oz.) is the brand's crown jewel. It has been clinically proven to improve the appareance of discoloration and uneven skin tone and was even named "a top 10 dark spot corrector" by Harper's Bazaar! This serum formula targets the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark discoloration to restore luminous and bright skin. Intrigued yet? More details after the jump!
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