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Another month, another excuse to shop so I can make an awesome favorites video! I gotta admit, this may be my favorite kind of video to make, because feel I like it justifies my shopping habit. Nothing quiets a shopping killjoy better than saying “hey man, it’s for my job!” Really though, I don’t shop for pleasure, I shop to keep my readers and viewers informed. It’s more like a labor of love, really. Not convinced, huh? Ya, neither was anyone else hahaha.
In any case, here’s what I loved for the month of April!
Aveeno POSITIVELY RADIANT Intensive Night Cream $16.99
CoverFX Mattifying Primer with Anti-Acne Treatment $38
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal 24 Hour Cream Gel Eye Shadow- Inked in Pink, Gold Rush – $6.99
Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian clay waterproof eye and cheek palette $38
NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil- Peacock $4.99
NYX Glam Liner Aqua Luz Collection – Glam Azure $5.50
L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Eyeshadow – Smoldering Plum, Midnight Blue $7.95
People tend to think because I’m a beauty blogger/beauty guru, I know it all when it comes to beauty. Well, that’s only partly true (haha!). Like any normal gal, there are things I’m good at, and things I’m not so good at. This tag talks about the things I just can’t seem to master, no matter how hard I try. I really enjoyed making this tag video because I think it’s a fun way to show you all that even the “experts” have issues with this stuff sometimes, too. Enjoy!
Wanna do this fun tag too? Go for it, then post it as a video response to my video (on YouTube, not here), so all my subscribers can see. It’s a great way to get exposure, and a fun way to interact with fellow YouTubers like me!
The only thing I look forward to around this time of year is the new Escada spring/summer scent. I know a lot of winter-haters may think that sounds crazy, but as someone who suffers from severe allergies, I loath spring. While some hear the word spring and think of flowers, sunshine and frolicking in the meadow, I think of sneezing, congestion and runny mascara. It’s not a pretty picture, I can assure you.
What is pretty, oh so very pretty, is Escada’s offering for spring/summer 2013, called Cherry in the Air. To sum this review up: IT SMELLS SO GOOD.
I was a little worried when I heard the name, since I immediately thought it would smell more like the Cherry Blossom scents at places like The Body Shop and Bath & Body Works, but it couldn’t be more different. Light, fruity and divine, it’s one of Escada’s best scents in years, and that’s saying a lot, because I love pretty much any scent they put out.
As per usual, Escada pulled out all the stops with this fragrance, from the lovely Parisian packaging, to the adorable bottle that comes adorned with a sweet little bow with a cherry in the middle. So cute.
Check out the full review below, and see why this is the must have scent for spring and summer!
Hello my darlings!
I know I’ve been absent for a bit, but this flu season has struck me with a vengeance so it’s been hard to keep up with my beauty blogging duties. I’m back to 100% now, so expect an onslaught of posts in the coming weeks as I get caught up on the pile of products that has taken over an entire corner of my already teeny apartment. Up first, however, is the matter of my favorite products for the month of January. A few of these will come as no surprise to you as I’ve been raving about them incessantly (L’oreal Total Repair 5, perhaps?), so check out the video below and see what made the cut!
Products mentioned in this video:
Disney Cinderella Collection Storylook Palette
Get it: Sephora.com
L’oreal Total Repair 5 System
Price: $4.99 (shampoo & conditioner), $7.99 (Damage Erasing Balm), $7.99 (Restorative Dry Oil)
Get it: Drugstores
Mariah Carey by OPI Nail Polish – A Butterfly Moment
Get it: Ulta stores
Yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair Brightening Facewipes
Get it: Drugstores
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream
Get it: Benefit, Sephora, Ulta
In the second installment of my holiday inspired series, I decided to do a sultry red lip with delicate gold flecks. I figure if there’s any time to wear red lips, it’s the holidays – plus the gold gives just the right amount of festive flare. Not to be confused with pieces of flare, or course. Although, when you consider how much bling I wear on a daily basis, I’m pretty much a giant, walking piece of flare.
In any case, check out the tutorial below to get these luscious holiday lips, then read on after the jump for a list of the products I used as well as some less expensive duplicates =)
Revlon Photoready Concealer (as a base)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Lipliner – Gash (Revlon Colorstay Lipliner in Red is a good, less expensive dupe for this one)
NYX Lipliner – Currant (Outline)
MAC Lipstick – Russian Red (L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick in Ravishing Red is also a great color and it costs half as much)
Philosophy Lipgloss - Candy Cane (any clear gloss will due, this just happens to be what I had on hand)
LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre (you can pretty much use any gold pigment, eye shadow or glitter as long as it’s cosmetic grade)