Monday, June 23, 2014

Kylie Jenner-Inspired Makeup (Drugstore Products ONLY!)

 Lately, I have been OBSESSING over Kylie Jenner's beautiful makeup look! It's super young, fresh, clean & perfect for summer. LOVE IT! ♥

I am not one to jump on the bandwagon just because...BUT you guys know I am a sucker  for natural & pretty looks that make facial features stand out and this is exactly  what Kylie's makeup does - she looks polished & put-together but it also makes her look young & playful. And who doesn't want that?! 

Kylie Jenner's Selfie @ Coachella 2014

Now, I do not  claim or think or pretend I look anything  like Kylie; however, I do sincerely admire her style and uniqueness. As much as I love the Kardashian/Jenner clan, I feel as though they can be a little cookie-cutter at times; therefore, seeing Kylie grow up into her own unique style & sense of self, makes me very happy! ☺ Khloé & Kylie are definitely my two favorites out of the whole bunch.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Review :: Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Gel Mask {Press Sample}

***Disclaimer: I received this product courtesy of Jurlique for review/use in conjunction with this blog post. All opinions are my own.

When it comes to truly  natural skincare, Jurlique is definitely one of the companies that are at the top of my list. I have been using the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Gel Mask once a week for about a year now and I couldn't be more pleased with this product. I honestly don't know why I didn't review this sooner. Hey! Better late than never, I say.

If you are intrigued by this product, I suggest you continue reading my full review of this wonderful gel mask...

Company claims, "A hydrating and revitalizing high performance gel mask infused with antioxidant beads that release Vitamin E to help address the first signs of aging and protect the skin against environmental aggressors. Leaving skin feeling hydrated and nourished, looking radiant and smooth."

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Drugstore Top 10 Under $10

There are only 2 occasions a year I spoil myself with makeup: PHAMExpo and Christmas. Other than that, I'm the queen of frugal. I won't splurge on high-end makeup unless I have to and it's usually because it's going in my kit. On the regular, I tend to look for the best product at the lowest price, which essentially means that I will be shopping for makeup at the drugstore. The majority of these products are readily available at your local large mass retailer (i.e. Walmart, Target) or drugstore (i.e. Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid). Aside from the fact that they are all very reasonably priced, they are great quality products from brands you can trust. So, here you have it: My top 10 drugstore products for under $10. Enjoy! ♥

Price: $7.50-9

Why I love it: Its consistency is perfect!  It has more of a cream consistency rather than being gel-like. It applies very smooth and performs the job flawlessly. It works well with pretty much any foundation and holds up for 8+ hours.

Price: $9.50-12

Why I love it: Honestly, the BEST foundation I've ever tried from the drugstore. It goes on smooth, gives perfect coverage, and virtually looks the same no matter what tool you use to apply it with (sponge, brush, beauty blender or fingers). Also, you do not need additional products with it because it's an all-in-one: It has a primer and SPF built into it. To get an idea of how well this product has worked for me in the past, click HERE!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PHAMExpo 2014 Wish List

PHAMExpo is now less than 2 weeks away and I will be fortunate enough to be attending their 2nd ever tradeshow. Last year was sooo  much fun! Not only did I get to shop and discover all sorts of new goodies, make great new friends & take my love for makeup to a whole new level, I also got to hang out for the 1st time with my dear friend +IndieGoKat. After all the fun we had, we've officially decided this is going to be our makeup-lovin' annual pow-wow! Honestly, I don't think I can be more excited than I am now about this year's reunion. This is why PHAMExpo is so special to me: It's not just  a tradeshow, it's a celebration of friends ♥

So, finally, I caved in & decided to make a list of all the goodies I wanted to buy. As much as I love to daydream about all the makeup I could possibly get my hands on, I know I have to be realistic about my budget. I realized halfway into it that I won't be able to buy every single product on this list - some things won't be at the show or, let's be honest, I won't have as much $$ to spend as I would like to; however, this will give me a great starting point!  ☺

So, without further ado, here's my Wish List for PHAMExpo 2014!

The items marked with an asterisk (*) are for Personal Use. The items marked with a paragraph symbol (§) are for both personal use and to put in my kit. Anything unmarked is for Makeup Kit Only. The items marked with a heart () are Favorites I definitely want to pick up.

*** Special Edit: The items marked in bold & with a musical note (♪) are the items I purchased at PHAMExpo 2014. If you would like to see the entire list of products I purchased, click HERE!

Anastasia Beverly Hills - Contour Kit, Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown*, Brow Pro Palette, Catwalk Shadow Palette§
Ardell - False Lashes§ or Miss Adoro - False Lashes§♪
Bdellium Tools - Makeup Brushes§
Beauty Blender - Makeup Sponge
Brett Freedman - Mono Shade Brow Pencils§♪
Cinema Secrets - Brush Cleaner, Ultimate Foundation Pro Palettes in 5, 7, 9 & 10, and Ultimate Corrector Pro Palette in 2 or Graftobian - HD Glamour Creme Super Palettes in Cool, Warm & Neutral.
City Color Cosmetics - Be Matte Lipstick*♪, Be Matte Bronzer*, Contour Effects§♪, Be Matte Blush*♪, Timeless Beauty Gold Palette§♪.
Cozzette - S185 brush§
Embryolisse - Lait Crème Concentrè§ & Hydra Mat Emulsion§
Frends - False Lashes.
Inglot - Eyeliner Gel in 76 & 77 §♪ and Freedom System Palette (20) with Rainbow Eyeshadows.
J. Cat Beauty - Wonder Lip Paints♥ in Looking Glass  WLP108§♪ (Pinky Nude), Mimsy  WLP106*♪ (Peachy Nude), Dutchess with Muchness  WLP117 (Shimmery Golden Yellow), Wonderland  WLP118 (Light Blue), 2nd Impossible Thing  WLP102 (True Red), and Big Eye Pencil in Marshmallow*
Kevyn Aucoin - Celestial Veil Powder in Candlelight §
Lady Moss - LA Girl Pro Concealers.
LA Splash - Crystallized Glitter in Renaissance.
Lime Crime - Cosmopop* Lipstick
LORAC - 3D Liquid Lustre Set, PRO Palette* & PRO2 Palette.
Make Up Geek - Utopia*♪ & Liquid Gold*♪ pigments, Cosmopolitan*♪, Unexpected* & Gold Digger* Eye Shadows, Spellbound*♪, Head Over Heels*, Romance*, Honeymoon*, & Bliss*♪ Blushes.
Model In A Bottle - Original Setting Spray§ or Skindinavia - Makeup Finishing Spray | Bridal§♪
Morphé Brushes - Individual Eyeshadows, 35W Palette, and plenty of brushes♪.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - Feathered, Tarred, NSFW, RX, Traffic  & Hush § lip tars.
Purely Cosmetics - Diamond Perfect Finish§
Real Techniques - Fine Liner Brush§, Miracle Complexion Sponge§, Blush Brush, Silicone Liner Brush.
Saucebox - Étude palette.
Sugarpill - Goldilux Loose Eyeshadow* & Kitten Parade*.
Too Faced Cosmetics - Bonjour Soleil*, Chocolate Bar, Sweethearts Blush in Peach Beach*, Primed & Poreless Primer*.
Vera Mona - Color Switch Duo.
Z Palette - Empty Customizable Makeup Palette.
Zuca - Sport Artist (Mystic/Black) rolling makeup case.

To acquire every single item in this list would be a dream! Let me know if you guys will be attending. I would love to meet you all! I will be there hanging out with my gal pals Beautzy & IndieGoKat ☺ Also, let me know if there are any other items I should add to this list or what your "must haves" are, if you are going to the event!

I send you all tons of love & light...

If you would like to read all about last year's PHAMExpo adventures, you can do so by clicking on the following links:

PHAMExpo :: Attenting Tips & Tricks
A Day In The Life :: PHAMExpo 2013!
PHAMExpo 2013 :: Day 1 & 2 Makeup Looks
Haul :: PHAMExpo 2013