The Ring

4.11.2015

There's a new addition to my jewelry stash which I'm totally obsessed with; a stunning teardrop-shaped ring paved with dainty crystals. It's got a modern yet sophisticated feel to it so it's easy to pair with any outfit either casual or formal. I receive so many compliments every time I wear it and questions about where I got it from. So, here's the answer... I bought it at Nordstrom Rack for only $9.97! How amazing is that? I'm pretty sure it's still in stock, so if you're interested click here.

New Things

4.08.2015

I have to admit that I've been in the mood for shopping lately. Which means I've finally managed to pick a few things up that have been on my beauty wish-list for ages. And, no, I don't regret my 'shopping spree' one bit.  Here’s a little look at what I got.
  • Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush: I know everyone speaks highly of this brush, so of course I had to have one for myself. I really wanted to invest in a high-quality foundation brush because it's what I use on a daily basis. 
  • Estée Lauder Double Wear Concealer in Light: The 'Double Wear' foundation is probably one of my all-time favorites, so obviously I had to try the concealer from this range. It really does provide high coverage without looking cakey.
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Liner in Rosewood: This is the perfect brownish pink lip liner  that lasts really well on the lips. Sometimes I wear this alone (without a lipstick or gloss) and it looks absolutely great. My current favorite 'my lips but better' product.

A Few Updates

4.06.2015


  • New LookThroughout the year this blog has had quite a few makeovers and changes. All thanks (or maybe not) to a perfectionist side of me trying to make everything look a little bit better. But this time around I think this is the final look (at least for now) because I'm quite satisfied with the aesthetics I was aiming for; something simple, minimalistic, and timeless. Fingers crossed you all like the new look as much as I do! 
  • New Blogging Schedule: I'll be updating this blog regularly from now on. Most likely every other day just so that I don't stress myself out too much --and in order to create quality content for you guys. Make sure you follow me on bloglovin and 'like' me on facebook for blog updates. Thanks!
Much love!


The Dreamer #212 By Marc Jacobs

4.05.2015



From left to right: #1 Baked Crème Matte, #2 Golden Tan Shimmer, #3 French Vanilla Satin, #4 Deep Espresso Matte, #5 Warm Peach Matte, #6 Fiery Copper Shimmer, #7 Warm Gold Shimmer 


I know I'm a little late jumping on the Marc Jacobs Beauty bandwagon, but (as cliché as it sounds) better late than never. Am I right? That said, last week I finally took the plunge and bought an eye shadow palette which I've been eyeing up for quite a while called The Dreamer. It is a gorgeous warm-toned palette, which I thought would be perfect for the upcoming warmer months. 

The palette design is very modern, simple and chic. I love the nice sleek packaging that makes it travel-friendly; it doesn't take up too much space in my makeup bag/drawer.  Plus, the case comes in a little dust bag and includes a plastic sheet that keeps the mirror clean from eyeshadow fallout. And, most importantly, it has a good-size built-in mirror which comes really handy as well.

This palette contains seven eyeshadow colors: three matte and four shimmery finishes. I'm really impressed with the formula quality. All shades are highly pigmented (well, except #1 Baked Crème Matte), easily blendable, and creamy in texture. One quick swipe across the lid and you're set. It's that good. The eyeshadows wear well throughout the day, but I would still recommend using a primer with this. I find that when layered over NARS Pro Prime it doesn't crease, smudge or fade and basically lasts all day.

All in all, I think this palette is definitely well worth checking out if you want to treat yourself to something special.

Essential Beauty Tools

3.31.2015




Ah, beauty tools. The things that help us look effortlessly put together in mere minutes. What would I do—or what would my makeup look like— without these tools? But, whoa, let's not talk about that, because I'm going slightly off topic. I have a comprehensive assortment of tools in my stash that I love, but these two are the ones I find myself continue to reach for on a daily basis. So essentially, you could say that these are the tools that I love to pieces and cannot live without. As dramatic as it sounds, it is true! 
  • Beautyblender: This is the ultimate tool for applying a foundation, in my opinion. This egg-shaped sponge applicator helps create an invisible, streak-free, skin-like finish that probably most of us want when putting on makeup. It is amazing at blending in the foundation (or concealer) in the most natural way possible to keep you from looking cakey or overly made up. All you need to do is a) wet the sponge b) squeeze out the excess water c) pump out the foundation to the back of your hand and then dib the sponge into your foundation and apply to your skin d) blend, blend, blend! Plus, you can use the pointed end to blend in the concealer. I'm telling you, flawless finish is guaranteed. 
  • Shiseido Eyelash Curler I’m an eyelash curler convert— because it just makes such a huge difference to the look. It makes your eyes look bigger and more awake, and isn’t it what we all want? Honestly, I’ve always wanted a Shu Uemura eyelash curler but (sadly) never got a chance to buy one for some odd reason (probably because it's not sold in the US). So, I decided to get the Shiseido eyelash curler — which I love dearly— instead. It fits my eyes perfectly and gets every last lash without hurting my eyes. In a few solid squeezes of the lashes, it lifts and elongates them, preparing them for the next step: mascara. If I want a completely natural look, however, I skip mascara entirely.

What are your essential beauty tools?
 

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