Collective Sephora Haul!

Hey there, beauties! I have been wanting to do a haul for a while now, but I decided to wait until I had enough products to make it a larger haul. So, these are items I purchased in California over Spring Break and ones that I ordered online during the annual Sephora sale! I’m really excited about everything, and am really happy with all of my purchases. Let’s get to it!

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  • MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation – I wear the shade 110 Pink Porcelain. I have been using this foundation for about a month and I love it. The coverage is great, however the foundation I find looks better and wears better throughout the day with a primer. This foundation matches my skin so well, which is part of the reason I love it so much. I am so so so fair and pink undertoned that finding a foundation that matches has always been hard. I highly recommend this foundation!
  • Sephora Classic Mineral Powder Brush – I use this brush to apply foundation, it’s slightly smaller than the regular foundation brush, which gives more precision, and plus it was cheaper!
  • Clinique Cheek Pop Blush – I got the color Peach Pop which is a vibrant, springy, peach-coral color. After trying the  Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, I thought nothing could ever compare. This blush is definitely an equal. It has great pigmentation and lasts all day! The color is also bright and perfect for the warmer months!
  • Too Faced Pardon My French Set – First of all, this set was SUCH a great value! Included were a deluxe sample sized Lash Injection Mascara, a full sized Perfect Eyes Waterproof Liner, a deluxe sample Shadow Insurance, and the Bonjour Soleil Eyeshadow Collection. From what I have experienced with it so far, I am loving the primer, and the volume the mascara gives to my lashes. I have only used a few of the eyeshadows, but so far the color payoff is fantastic and the shadows last all day without fading. This is a limited edition set so I highly recommend getting it while you can, it’s truly a great value! Here is a close up image of the eyeshadow palette:

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  • Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wearing Lipstick – This is one of the most crazy awesome lip products I have ever tried. I got the shade Fuchsia and whoa, this is the brightest, true hot pink color I have ever tried. Not only the color perfect, everything else about it is wonderful as well. The product applies like a gloss, stays like a stain, and feels like a lipstick. It’s not drying and is the perfect combination of matte and glossy. I wore this all day today and only had to reapply it once! Such a great purchase!

That’s all for my Sephora haul! I hope you enjoyed this post! xoxo

What did you by with the 15% off Sephora coupon? Do you prefer gloss, stain, or lipstick? Let me know in the comments!

– Emma

Sephora 15% Off: My Wishlist

So, it’s safe to say I freaked out a little when I got the email about the Annual Sephora 15% off sale. I immediately went to the website and started adding things to my cart and had a zillion tabs … Continue reading

My Spring 2014 Wishlist

Spring Wishlist 2014

Whenever fall finally comes around after the ridiculously hot summer, I constantly talk about how excited I am for sweaters and jackets and scarves and all that jazz. Don’t get me wrong, I am a cold weather kind of girl, but there is something so lovely about the coming of spring. There’s a feeling of renewal in the air, the colors get brighter, beaches get warmer, and everything is more vibrant. This year in particular I am feeling extra inspired for spring. I have spring break starting a week from today (it’s so early!!) and I am going to California. I was planning on doing some shopping before and while I am there so I’ve been doing some research on color trends, and seeing what my favorite stores are coming out with. Okay, enough of all this, let’s get into my beauty picks for the spring! (links to all products are below)

Recently, I’ve been crazy about blushes and I am in love with my Tarte Amazonian Clay blush. I want to get one or two more of them in the colors Tipsy and Achiote. BB Creams are an essential for the warmer months and I have heard great things about the Tarte BB Cream being good for oily skin and warm weather. Lip gloss is a fun way to make a look more flirty, whether it’s a light or dark-colored gloss. The Urban Decay Naked gloss will add a little bit of sass and flirtiness into any spring look. I have been obsessed with the Arty Blossom palette by MAKE UP FOR EVER. The colors are absolutely perfect for spring, and I also love the diversity in this palette. From pastels to neutrals, this palette has everything you need to create a vibrant and gorgeous look.

Moving onto fashion, I have really been wanting a pair of loose beach pants to wear over a swim-suit or even on their own with a plain top. These linen printed beach pants by Victoria’s Secret are stunning and would look good on anyone. Speaking of crazy pants, I have loved floral pants for so long but I have always been too scared to buy a pair. I saw these bright floral pants by anthropologie and knew I needed these or something similar in my wardrobe this spring.

I think having soft colored accessories for spring are nice to have for an everyday basis. This lacey-pink bag by Modcloth is simple, but the light pink and white give it that brightness that is perfect for springtime. A pair of big, old-Hollywood style sunglasses have been on my spring/summer wishlist for awhile now and these ones by Modcloth are perfect! They are affordable, classic, and will give any raiment a chic and effortless look.

That’s all I have for you beauties today! I hope you enjoyed and are liking my new blog! I am so excited to have my own domain! I can’t thank you enough for all the support. xoxo

What is on your spring wishlist? Where is your favorite place to go for Spring Break? Let me know in the comments!!

– Emma

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January 2014 Favorites!

Hello there, readers! I cannot believe it’s already the last day of January. Weren’t we just ringing in the New Year a few days ago?! Anyway, I am excited to bring you lovelies my first ever favorites post! This month I was able to try a bunch of new products and I’m excited to share the best of them with you all. So on that note, let’s get into my January favorites!

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Let’s begin with skin care. Philosophy’s one-step cleanser Purity Made Simple is something that has been raved and talked about for so long. I finally purchased an 8 oz. bottle at Sephora at the beginning of the month and I am so glad that I did. I use it in the shower at night after I remove my eye makeup and I massage it gently into my skin for 15-20 seconds. My skin feels so clean and fresh after using this. Though I cannot say it has cleared up my skin, it has however made my skin appear brighter and my complexion s more even after using this for several weeks. I highly recommend this to anyone, with any skin type. Another bonus is that I’ve had it for almost a month and it’s not even 1/4 gone yet!

My second skin favorite is Benefit’s it’s potent! eye cream. Another product that I cannot say enough about. It’s hydrating, makes my eyes feel refreshed, I saw results in the brightness of my eyes within days, my veins on my lids show less, and when I wake up I seem much more awake. If you’re trying to decide on an eye cream or a product to splurge on, this is something I recommend trying out wholeheartedly. See my full review that I did on this eye cream for more details.

Moving on to a couple of lip products, I have two that I have been loving all month. One is a the Honey Trap lip balm by Lush, and the second is the Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in the color Achiote. The Honey Trap lip balm is something I use before I go to bed and when I wake up. When you first feel it, it has almost a grainy texture but as soon as you apply it, it becomes the most soft and moisturizing lip product I’ve ever used. It hydrates my lips and keeps them soft in this dry winter weather. Tarte’s LipSurgence in Achiote is my current favorite (as FrmHeadToToe would say..) MLBB (my-lips-but-better) lip color. It’s a very soft pink with subtle golden undertones. It looks very natural, but also adds life and color to your face and works with any outfit or make up look.

The Naked 3 Palette is an obvious favorite for me, and pretty much everyone else in the beauty community. For someone like me with very fair skin and a pink undertone, this palette is perfection. Whenever I go anywhere I can just take this palette and be ready for anything I’d need to do. I love the range of colors, though I usually stick to the left side of the palette for everyday, I enjoy using the darker shades for lining my eyes or adding extra depth or edge in a look. The lasting power is great and so is the color pay-off. I most indefinitely recommend this amazing addition to the Naked series!

My favorite nail product is this deep red color by OPI called Malaga Wine. The one pictured is so small because it came in a set with a bunch of other colors. Any who, I love love love dark reds in the fall and winter time and this one has to be my favorite. It’s long-lasting, and the color is very opaque. If you love dark reds like me, you definitely need to check this out!

I’ve recently been using a Hot Tools curling iron that I got for Christmas to curl my hair. My hair is extremely thick so I was trying to figure out how big it would need to be in order to make my curls look nice. I got this one from my sister and it works tremendously. Sadly, I cannot find it online to link, but if you wanted to look for it in stores I believe they got it from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

I am probably the most picky person with scents in the whole world. I had been looking for a new body mist or perfume from Victoria’s Secret for a while and finally found one I liked. The Pink Fresh & Clean Body Mist is my new scent obsession. I don’t know how else to describe it but fresh and clean…it’s feminine, but not overly so. I wear it and I feel like I smell refreshing and well…fresh and clean. Maybe describing scents isn’t my thing. I’m just going to stop now. Just know it smells amazing.

Speaking of scents, I have a small (okay, huge) obsession with candles. White Barn No. 2 Chestnut and Clove for some reason has become my favorite January candle for a couple of years now. It smells like winter, but not in a Christmas or Holiday sort of way, so it’s a nice transition candle. Just smelling it makes me feel like I’m cuddled up in a blanket next to a fire in a cabin in the woods. The blend of chestnuts and cloves makes this my number one winter candle every year. I could not find it on the Bath and Body Works website, but I’m sure you could find it elsewhere.

This concludes my January 2014 favorites. Look forward to more excited posts coming soon! I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing weekend! TGIF!!

What are your January favorites? Let me know in the comments!

– Emma