5 Favorite Fall Nail Colors

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you my favorite nail colors for this fall. I know I have done this type of post the last couple of years, but I figured things change, trends change, and I really like buying nail polish.  A couple of the colors you’ve seen in past seasonal favorite nail posts, and the others are brand new. So to prevent this post from getting too long, let’s jump in.

First up is a repeat offender. It is OPI’s Brisbane Bronze. I know I’ve told you all about this shade before. I love it, I use it every fall and in fact it is currently on my toes. It is the perfect sparkly brown, coppery, bronze shade.

Then we have the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear polish in 622 Retro Grade. It is a grey that is more on the mid-dark side. It is a creme formula, and if you’re in a hurry you can get away with just doing one coat. This shade is perfect for all year round or if you’re tide to dark shades in the fall and winter and bright/light shades in the spring and summer, it works as a great transition color between summer and fall.

Then we have the Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail gloss(polish) in Sapphire Flare. I believe this shade is also a repeat offender. It is a beautiful dark blue in a creme formula. Its a great neutral option and can still come off as a professional color and not an inappropriate color for the office.

The last two shades are definitely on the darker side. The first one is Carry On by Essie. It is a deep purple almost an eggplant shade. This again is a creme formula. I think there is a theme here with the exception of the first polish. I love creme formula nail polishes. Again because the shade is on the darker side, it is work appropriate, or can be used for a more formal occasion. The last shade is a cult favorite, and really what got me into darker nail colors. It is OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark. This is my absolute favorite fall/winter shade. I know I’ve shared this shade with you before, and the reason why it keeps popping up is because I really do love the color and the formula. It is a deep, deep dark purple that looks almost black. Once again another creme formula.

That’s everything! Those are my 5 favorite nail colors for fall. What are your favorites? Do you favor creme or glittery formulas? Any colors or brands or formulas I should try out? What would you like to see next? Clothing haul? Random fall favorites? A daily routine? Leave your suggestions in the comments. Have a great day and see you in my next post!

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Project Pan- Winter Edition!

Hello lovelies! I’m doing another Project Pan. I loved doing it last time and decided to do another. I have chosen 12 products that are nearing expiration or, I just need to actually use it.

Guidelines:

  • 8 products completed or hit pan
  • time frame- 3 months; May 6
  • at least one update within that time

Products:

img_2614Nivea Lip Balm Kiss of Mint

img_2612Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey

img_2615Benefit Watts Up Highlighter

img_2637CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous foundation in 110 Creamy Natural

img_2619Buxom Lip Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian

Essie Polish in The Girls Are Out

Victoria’s Secret body mist in Noir Tease

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

Revlon Nearly Naked foundation in 110 Ivory

img_2624MAC Eyeshadow in Soft Brown

Benefit Porefessional primer

MAC Eyeshadow in All That Glitters

That’s everything that I’m hoping to use up in the next few months. During these months, I will be on a no-buy once again. The only items that I will purchase are things that I absolutely need. Who’s kicking off the new year with a project pan?! What products are you including? Let me know! Have a great week!

Peaches and Berry Makeup Look

Hello lovelies! Today’s post is a little bit different, since I haven’t shared any go to looks in awhile. So I’ve chosen to share my go to look for the winter and my favorite winter trend. Also with Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought to go searching for some inspiration.  I searched through the Adore Me site to find some inspiration of what my go to look would be paired with one of their bra and panty sets. I kept coming back to the Fiona Contour Plus set. The set is sweet and girly and yet at the same time is beautiful and sexy. Let me jump right in and share my look with you.

Traditionally when it comes to eyes, I go straight for neutral shades, creamy champagne shimmer on the lids and browns in the crease, with black liner. I felt that my normal look would be a bit too harsh to go with the Fiona set. I kept getting creamy and peachy vibes. I took a look into my collection to see what I could come up with. This is what I came up with.

I primed my face with Hourglass Ambient Light-Correcting Primer in Mood Light. A little color correcting and concealing with the Maybelline Mastercamo color correcting kit, Covergirl’s Ready, Set Gorgeous Foundation in 110 and the Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in the Neutralizer shade under the eyes.

On my eyes, I primed with the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden and set it with Bisque from the Lorac Mega Pro 2 palette. All the shadows came from the Mega Pro 2 palette except for one. I went into the crease with Melon and blended it slightly upwards. Then placed Sorbet directly into the crease, and was much more careful in blending this out, allowing only a little to go in the outer v. In the inner corner and all over the lid I put Peony. I really wanted to incorporate the shade Flamingo from the Smashbox Light It Up Trio. It is a beautiful peachy pink shade that reminds me a lot of Nars Orgasm blush. I used Flamingo on the outer half of my lid. Liner was the Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Sable Brown, used lightly along the lash line as well as in the tight line and water line. I smoked out the lower lash line just a bit using Melon and Sorbet to tie the whole look together. I keep my brows super simple and use the Maybelline Brown Drama in Deep Brown.

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I went on to finish my face, using Nars blush in Orgasm and highlight with Becca’s Champagne Pop. I set my face with the Urban Decay All-Nighter setting spray. I then applied my L’Oreal Voluminous Superstar 2-Step mascara on the upper and lower lash line. I couldn’t decide which direction of lip I wanted to go with. So I chose more of a daytime option and an evening option.

My Daytime Option:

Covergirl Katy Kat Matte in Sphynx and Maybelline Velvet Matte in 10 Nude Flush

Covergirl Katy Kat Matte in Sphynx and Maybelline Velvet Matte in 10 Nude Flush

I chose these shades because it definitely is more in my comfort zone. While the eyes are more on the peachier side I feel like the lips complement them very well. Also, peachy lipsticks just don’t look that great on me.

My Evening Option:

Maybelline Coloursensational Matte in 660 Touch of Spice

Maybelline Coloursensational Matte in 660 Touch of Spice

I chose Touch of Spice as my evening option. In the tube it looks more of a peachy nude, but on my lips it takes on more of a brown-berry shade. I also love that its not a deep berry.

There you have it! My look inspired by the Fiona Contour Plus bra and panty set by Adore Me. Don’t forget to check out Adore Me for their selection of bra and panty sets, pajamas or workout attire for more inspiration. Have a fantastic week!

2016 Empties!!

Hello lovelies! To keep this post from getting too long, I won’t be sharing my thoughts on everything. Even if I split this up into multiple posts it would still be quite lengthy. I’m going to go through by category. If you have any questions about an item, ask in the comments and I’ll share my thoughts there.

BEAUTY & BODY

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Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub

Dental Floss

CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Face Razor

Blistex Silk & Shine Lip Balm

Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo

Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Concealer/Highlighter

Bio True Contact Solution (2)

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Freeman Coffee & Chai Energizing Paper Eye Mask

Up & Up Cotton Rounds

Sephora Rose Eye Mask

Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub in Tropical Mango

Lush Tea Tree Toner Water

L’Occitane Precious Face Cream

Olay Jojoba Extract & Luscious Orchid Body Wash

Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturizer in Cocoa Radiant

Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash in Refreshing Clean Mint

Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel

Bath & Body Works Perfect Peppermint Hand Cream

Garnier Blackhead Eliminating Scrub

Dove Deodorant in Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena

HAIR CARE

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Matrix Biolage Normalizing Shampoo

Neutrogena Antie-Residue Shampoo

L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner

it’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Plust Keratin

Bumble and Bumble Surf Shampoo & Conditioner

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

RANDOM

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Bath and Body Works Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Black Cherry Merlot

Starbucks Anniversary Blend

Starbucks Three Region Blend

Payless Shoes Rain & Stain Guard

Bath and Body Works 3-Wick Candles in Strawberry Vanilla,

Mango Dragonfruit, & Spiced Apple Toddy (3 favorites that I used up)

That’s everything that I used up in 2016! I hope you enjoyed going through my trash. I know I’m missing a bunch of things that I’ve used up like candles that I’ve already re-purposed the jars or things that I’ve accidentally thrown away. If you enjoyed this post, let me know! I will try and do this type of post more often, maybe quarterly? What do you think? Hope everyone’s week is going well and all of your Christmas preparations are coming together. See you in my next post!

CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara Review

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the CoverGirl Super Sizer mascara. I saw this mascara everywhere! Instagram, YouTube, etc. Since I saw this everywhere, I waited and waited and when I finally got my hands on it, it took me forever to actually get around to using it. I have now been using this on and off for the last couple of months. Honestly, I have a love hate relationship with this product.

left: w/ mascara right: no mascara

left: w/ mascara right: no mascara

Formula: I love the formula. It glides on easily and it definitely can be layered without getting too clumpy. Tip: If you layer on too much to the point where it gets a little too clumpy, use the CoverGirl Clump Crusher and it fixes the situation.

Application: It says to twirl the wand to apply to your lashes. I can not do this for the life of me! Do any of you have the same problem? I apply this just like how I put on any other mascara. No matter how I applied the mascara, this ended up everywhere!

What is that?! Mascara all over my eyelid.

What is that?! Mascara all over my eyelid.

Longevity: This lasts as long as you don’t cry, rub your eyes, or sweat a lot.

Overall Score: 4/10; I like the formula, but that is where it ends. When I opened up the packaging, the wand was bent, it smelled a little funny and the application was literally all over the place. The lasting power is good, but not the greatest. I feel like this mascara you either love it or hate it.

Favorite Fall Nail Colors

Hello lovelies! Today I’m sharing with you my favorite fall nail colors. If you remember some of my earlier posts about my nail polishes, I had close to 60 bottles of polish. I purged and kept about 40ish bottles. Since then I did purchase more polishes so if you want an updated nail polish collection post let me know! Since I am essentially on a no buy until next year, I won’t be showing anything from the new fall/winter collections.

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My first shade is Muggins by Butter London. This is a beautiful light grey, in a creme finish. I have used a regular top coat with this, I’m curious what this would look like with a matte top coat.

Next up is Essie’s Sexy Divide. This is a beautiful jewel toned purple. This has a slight shimmer or iridescent in it. This would be a great shade for a fall party.

Cabana Boy by Essie is such a unique shade. It looks as its almost white but has a hint of a bluish grey. Essie’s website describes this shade as an ultra-pearly white. It has just a tiny hint of grey and is just the perfect neutral shade for fall.

Next is the Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant polish in Sapphire Flare. This is also a creme finish polish in a beautiful shade of deep royal blue. It isn’t quite navy but not quite a royal blue. I believe that it would look amazing with a matte top coat.

Essie’s Berry Naughty I feel is the gateway polish for all shades of red during the holidays. Like a couple of the previous shades, this is a creme finish. Nothing makes me happier than a great red polish and this berry shade is a beautiful color.

Last up is OPI’s I Don’t Give a Rotterdam. I know I have shared this shade before, but I just love it! It is a mid to light toned grey with little flecks of silver shimmer or glitter in it.

It seems that I’m loving grey polishes this year. I do feel that grey is the perfect neutral and there are so many shades varying from almost white to almost black. What are your fall must have shades? Do you prefer a specific brand over another? Share in the comments below! Have a great weekend!

 

April Favorites!!

Hi lovelies! May is in full swing and the beginning of wedding season for me. April was just as busy for me. These items have been my go to, have to look presentable, and out the door in 10 minutes.

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Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette- bootycall all over the lid and tease in the crease. This palette makes it so easy for a quick every day eye look. When I’m in a rush I always grab this.

Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara- Even though I started using this early in April, this quickly became my favorite everyday mascara.

For more of a glam and night option, the Benefit They’re Real mascara has been a longtime favorite ever since I started using this a few years ago.

I have pretty full brows and don’t need much filling in. I prefer to have them “filled in” just a bit. The Maybelline Brow Drama has been perfect for me. I do a quick swipe on each brow and I’m ready to go.

On my lips, I’ve just  stuck with lip balm or nothing at all. My go to lip shade and product is the Buxom Full-On Lip Creme in White Russian.

My last favorite of the month, has been Essie’s Millionails nail treatment. Quite a few months ago, I had a terrible time with my nails breaking, chipping, and peeling. This has definitely helped strengthen my nails.

That’s all for my April favorites. I hope you enjoyed what I’ve been loving. Like I said, this last month has been crazy busy for me and I kept with things that I know and love, and will work. What have you all been loving? Have a great week!!