August 21, 2012

Fall Beauty Buys- Review

So I recently decided to get a few key items for this Fall since I'm excited to try some new looks. I have been using these products for a week and am now reviewing them for you in case your interested in purchasing any of these brands or any of the items I just purchased.

I'm a big fan of NARS and their lipstick as well as their famous blush called "Orgasm." I had read recently that rose colored cheeks is going to be one of the popular colors this Fall so I went into Sephora to check out what NARS had to offer. I ended up buying "Outlaw" which is one of their newest blushes for the Fall.  This is a rose tone blush with some golden shimmer and it's gorgeous on.

I was nervous when I tried it out at first because I didn't know if it would be too bright on the cheeks but a little bit goes a long way for a subtle rosy cheeked face. I love how sheer it looks on but how gorgeous the color looks on my skin. It makes me look like I just got a great workout. This blush costs $26.00.

The next product I bought by NARS was Marie-Gante eyeshadow duo. Blues and purples look great on people with brown eyes so I thought these would be great fall colors. What sold me on them is I played around with the tester in the store and these colors are pretty sheer and iridescent but deliver this pretty shimmer that you can put over any eyeshadow or just use as a sheer look on your lid. I also liked that you can build these up on your lids to be darker looking or leave them as a light shimmer. This duo cost me $34.00.

Sticking with my theme of BLUE for some reason this nail polish caught my eye and I had to get it. I was watching TV recently and saw this woman wearing a similar color on her longer nails and just loved how it looked. Not to mention this is my high school's color, royal blue! This is called "Baker Street-Cobalt Blue" by Nails Inc. This nail polish cost $9.50 and is the exact color on your nails as it is in the bottle.

Once I hit the checkout at Sephora I was eligible for a free large sample and decided to get the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser.  This cleanser is awesome. It's a gel consistency that warms on contact with your face and while it's a little stranger to use a black looking cleanser it has really cleared up my skin and I've only used it 3 times. What else I like is it doesn't leave your skin feeling dry or stinky.

Check out the description Sephora has for this product.

What it is formulated to do:
This black cleanser heats up on contact with skin to effectively open and de-clog pores. Its gel texture transforms into a gentle and effective lather to dissolve oil and makeup, rinsing away pore-clogging surface debris, impurities, and excess oil. It refines skin texture, brightens skin clarity, and minimizes the look of pores over time.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

This is a great cleanser as you can see and costs $28.00 for 5 ounces.

Remember, all these items I purchased at Sephora
 but you can also purchase them online here-

Hope you enjoyed reading!!

Fall Beauty Trends

Fall is just around the corner ladies and it's time to get ready for all the fun looks in store to play with. I just recently bought a couple new beauty products for my "FALL LOOK" for this upcoming season. I figured I'd create a quick blog so you know what's in store real soon when it comes to beauty looks.


  • Lots of structure in the cheeks and eyes. Think contouring
  • Color blocking with bright colors
  • Red lipstick & burgundy lipstick
  • Rosy cheeks
  • Smoky eye
  • Geometric eyeliner
  • Split color nail design

Below are some pictures so you can get a better idea of this years FALL BEAUTY LOOK!

I know I'm definitely going to play around with the geometric liners, the 2 toned nails, red lipstick and color blocking!

Thanks for reading!

August 16, 2012

CIRCUS by Andreas Choice

Who doesn't love a circus? Well I guess I know some people who are scared of clowns but yet how could anyone resist the colors, the lights, the acrobats and magic? I know I can't. I came across this new nail polish line called CIRCUS and I love the packaging as well as the colors. This seems to be a brand new line of nail polishes because the only collection of colors they have on their website is their NEW Fall Collection colors.

I am subscribed to MYGLAM which is mailed to me monthly and includes a beauty case with 4 or 5 beauty products in it for only $10.00 a month and the past two I have gotten have come with 1 bright yellow nail polish and 1 bright pink nail polish. I personally wouldn't think of these as a FALL colors since they are bright and very neon but following up with the them of CIRCUS this makes more sense to be their first collection of colors.

Here are the FALL 2012 Colors that are currently for sale:

I love the advertising and the little containers these nail polishes come in (they are those tubular cases in the picture). I love when make-up lines come with nice packaging. I remember when I worked for Elisabeth Arden that all their products were in these dainty boxes covered in plastic wrap that was folded ever so neatly and I always loved that.

I have tried both my yellow and pink nail polishes and they have good consistency. On a plus side you just need two coats to get the hue that perfectly matches the bottle. I would definitely recommend these if you aren't a huge fan of dark colors for the fall and want to keep things lively. Unfortunately, you cannot buy these lovely colors until the Fall of this year so I cannot tell you how much they will cost. Check out her website:

Andrea leaves a sweet note on her website about this current collection, stating:

“I hope you like my creation as much as I do and invite you to brush on these hand-picked colors and allow yourself to be whisked away to that dreamlike place where all the senses are stimulated and dreams are made! From the colors I curated to the Big Top inspired packaging, I hope that Circus by Andrea’s Choice helps you look and feel amazing.”

- Andrea


How whimsical! Hope you enjoyed my BLOG!

August 15, 2012


During the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics, I felt like I was 13 all over again. The Spice Girls came on and I was pumped. For any of you ladies who loved them as much as I did as a teen you know that excitement of seeing one of your favorite childhood bands reuniting for one of your favorite songs.

Nonetheless, I digress. Did you see how amazing they looked? I always remember the Spice Girls looking awesome in there brightly colored outfits and what I really liked about this girl band even back then was they all dressed to their own individual style. Posh dressed in dark clothes that were sexy. Sporty Spice always work tightly fitted outfits that were sporty and hot. Baby Spice always was covered up, looking lady like and sleek. Ginger Spice would wear brightly colored outfits with the English flag on it. Scary Spice was always in your face with tight and bright colored get ups as well.

I just love them and this is a tribute to them, girl power and the positive poppy music they play.

These woman look even more gorgeous now than they did then! They get better with AGE! :)

August 07, 2012

Stacked Jewelry

The past couple months I've been really into rings. Mostly stacked rings. I started searching for them on Etsy and found some I really loved that were real silver. Since getting into rings I've also noticed that you can do stacks of bracelets and necklaces to get the same effect.

My advice is, if you're going to do stacks of rings, necklace or bracelets, pick one body part to set your stacks up on. When you wear too much jewelry it seems to get a little gaudy looking.

Here are some looks I found on Pinterest that I really enjoyed. 

As far as bracelets go, I think it's important to remember to mix chunky bracelets with skinny ones. Or you can do sparkley ones with simple ones. Mixing it up creates a look that looks like one big bangle almost but cooler. I love how the bracelets move with your arms and keep things feminine looking. i'm not a big watch girl but I would like to pair chunky bracelets together to get this look.

As far as rings go, here are some looks I liked for stacked rings.

When it comes o rings I like mixing one solid ring with little ones or one with a center jewel and tiny ones. Place around with what looks good on your own individual fingers.

Lastly, here are some necklaces to stack. 

Same goes for necklaces. Pair one center necklaces with two or three little chokers so they hang at different lengths. 

I hope you liked the different ideas for stacked rings, necklaces and bracelets that I chose. I'm really loving these looks and hope to use them more this fall.

My favorite place to buy jewelry is Forever 21. Here you can play around with looks for cheap! 
Have fun with it ladies.

Thanks for reading!!!! :)

August 03, 2012

Olympic Swimmers NAIL IT!

Growing up I was an athlete at heart from the get go. I like to tell people that I was like my Dad's little boy in some sense's because I loved playing any sport he signed me up for. Basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, name it..I've probably played at some point.

Well now that I'm older and in the "working world" I no longer have time to be apart of team sports anymore and I gotta say, I really do miss my days of being a Captain of my soccer team in high school. I had so much fun and was so fit.

I have been watching the Olympics this summer and my favorite sports to watch are always gymnastics and swimming. This is a good thing because they play those at night on TV and so when I have time I sit down and tune it. One of the first nights I noticed that the USA Women's swim team was kicking butt and at the end of one of their relays the one lady pulled out her cap and I immediately noticed her nails.


I was so excited to see that nail art had made it's way to the London Olympic games! These girls have painted their nails anything and everything to do with the Olympic rings and their county colors. I couldn't be more excited.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Women's gymnastics. I feel like I'm there with them. I have gotten choked up, screamed with them and rooted them on. All while sitting in my living room alone with my goldfish crackers. But I love these FAB 5! They are so cute. I love their liatards as well.

Not only are they rocking the horse, the balance beam and the bars but look at how awesome they look!

Several summer Olympics ago I never would have noticed these things but the older I've gotten, the more into beauty and fashion I've gotten as well. Watching this years Olympics not only makes me so so so proud to be living in the USA but really excited that our women are rocking these awesome looks!