Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Must Haves: E.L.F Studio Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette!

Matte Done Right!

E.L.F Studio Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette
E.L.F is simply amazing and this palette proves it once again! Matte is what's trending right now and I love how E.L.F quickly catches on and releases a lovely palette. This appeared on their website a few weeks ago and I already love it! It retails for only $10 which is a great value. These shadows are smooth and blendable... definetely a must have!
E.L.F Studio Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette
These are my kind of shades! It's a great mix of cool, neutral and warm tones. The shades lean more sultry... reminds me alot of the Too Faced Natural Matte Palette which is also perfection! Let's get into swatches shall we? :-)
E.L.F Studio Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Overall the shadows are buildable! I won't say they're the most pigmented in the market but definetely a formula you can work with. What I love the most is how blendable they are! It's hard to find matte shadows that aren't patchy (drugstore or highend) but E.L.F made it happen.
E.L.F Studio Mad For Matte Eyeshadow Palette
Here's a look I came up with! I used that gorgeous burnt orange shade in the middle blended into the taupe-purple towards the end for the crease. I also used the second to lightest shade all over the lid and a little bit of the deeper brown for some definition. I couldn't get over the fact that this palette was only $10!
I highly recommend it and if you're a bargain hunter like myself make sure to sign up for E.L.F's email alerts so you can catch it on sale for an even better deal! :-)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Style Lingerie Guide with Adore Me!

Styling From Inside Out!

Summer Style Lingerie Guide with Adore Me

Once Summer starts our clothes start shrinking ;-) I'm pretty much in tank tops and dresses all season! There's so many cute styles nowadays, whether it be caged backs, T straps or backless... it can get overwhelming. In order to complete those outfits you need to find the perfect bra and that can be a mission in itself haha. I'm so happy to share with you a Summer Style Lingerie Guide by Adore Me which will definitely simplify our life!
If you haven't heard about Adore Me allow me to introduce you! :-) Adore Me is a one stop shop for lingerie, bras and undies, pajamas, robes... you name it and you'll find it. It's size friendly (from xs-6xl!) and you can subscribe to their monthly service for only $24.95 or you can also pay as you go. I've heard amazing things about their items and you can search their site to see all the sexy styles they have to offer.
Their Summer Style Lingerie Guide is so helpful and I'm so excited to share it with you! Make sure to click to enlarge!
Summer Style Lingerie Guide with Adore Me
Who knew there were so many styles when it comes to lingerie? There's a few that would be sexy to showoff to your hubby ;-) and others that would make your outfit look a lot better!

Muscle tanks are so comfy but the bra can make or break the outfit. I would wear a colorful long-line bra or bralette to add the "umph" to the outfit. You'll definitely turn heads! Add a lacey piece to mix cute with edgy! The one below would be perfect!

Summer Style Lingerie Guide with Adore Me
Sheer tops are my favorite for the season! It's comfy and sexy at the same time. If you're going on a date night or out dancing with you friends I would wear a bra in a similar shade, like a balconette style, so it peaks through. You'll have an added sex appeal without being too flashy which I love! This one would look great!
Summer Style Lingerie Guide with Adore Me
Is there anything easier than throwing on a maxi dress... nope! haha. This is my summer must have and since it's something I wear often so having a racer-back or convertible bra is a must! Visible bra straps are not appealing so make sure to invest in a convertible bra because you'll find yourself reaching for it all the time. I love purchasing matching bra and undies and in this case a thong would be ideal to avoid any underwear lines. Isn't this set so cute?
Summer Style Lingerie Guide with Adore Me
These are just a few examples of what Adore Me has to offer. I hope you found the guide and tips & tricks helpful. I'm so happy they asked me to share this wonderful guide with you. Summer will be a bit more fun with their pieces so make sure to stop by adoreme.com!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Review: ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Avalon & Wisp!

Highlight For Days!

ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Avalon & Wisp
ColourPop is killing the makeup game! They are releasing product after product and my pockets are feeling it haha. But the great thing is that ColourPop is an affordable brand! They released an entire line of highlighters for only $8 each... not bad right?! I ordered two just to try them out and they are amazing! So if you've been eyeing them I'll tell you right now that they are worth it! :-)
ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Avalon & Wisp
I went with two unique colors, great summer options. On the left is Avalon which is a gorgeous bronze color. On the right is Wisp which is a pretty champagne color. This is the one I've been using the most!
ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Avalon & Wisp
The formula is so cool! When I compare them to the shadows these are silkier. There's no shimmer nor glitter, just pure metallic goodness which is awesome. A little goes a long way so these pots will last you forever! I find the best way to apply them is with my fingers. They last all day on their own and since it's a cream product your can top them with your favorite powder highlighter for extra shine! Let's get into swatches:
ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Avalon & Wisp
Avalon would be a beautiful bronze glow in the summer time! It looks intense but when blended out it gives your cheeks a gorgeous golden color. I would wear it alone, with no bronzer nor blush. Wisp is more for everyday, great universal shade that would look amazing on all skintones in my opinion. Wisp is my favorite from the two and it's a must have! Here's a pic of me wearing it. I loooove the sheen it gives my cheeks!
ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Avalon & Wisp

Bottom line: The formula is so good! I'm a fan of these highlighters and the price tag is unbeatable. There's so many colors to choose from so there's something for everyone. Overall, it's a hit in my book and I would recommend them! :-)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Review: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks in Beso & Aria!

Stays All Day!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks in Beso & Aria
A few months back I purchased the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks in Beso and Aria and I can't wait to tell you guys about them! :-) At that time they were 50% off but they retail for $22 each. I've tried my fair share of liquid lipsticks but I've always been curious about these. If I'm not mistaken Stila was one of the first brands to release liquid lipsticks so I just had to try the OG!
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks in Beso & Aria
Let's start off with the basics shall we? The applicator absorbs so much product which can create a messy situation. The formula is so opaque and definitely stays put! Patience is needed to make sure your lips look defined because once it's on it won't go anywhere. I wore it to work on Cinco de Mayo and even after stuffing my face with some delicious Mexican food it was still on... which is impressive! My lips didn't feel dry at all after wearing it all day! Here are the swatches:
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks in Beso & Aria
I would recommend to wear a lip liner (even a clear one!) with them to help make your lines sharper. Aria is a beautiful magenta plummy shade, one I'll be busting out during the fall time. Beso is a gorgeous retro-ish red. It's a classic shade and I love a good matte red lip! 

Bottom line: This formula is the most long wearing I've tried in the liquid lipstick world thus far! I do feel like you can easily make a mistake upon application due to the wand gathering so much product. Any mistake is noticeable, you can definitely see them on my swatches above haha. I was swatching a ton of lippies that day so precision wasn't my priority :-P That's my only con. These are a go for me and can't wait to try out some of the new colors! :-)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Review: Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blush in Baby Love!

I Heart It!

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blush in Baby Love
Too Faced gets me with their packaging every time! How cute is this blush?! They released six Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blushes with the cutest names and colors. I decided to go with the most neutral one to test it out and I must say... this blush is lovely! It's priced at $26 which is equal to other higher end brands like Tarte and Urban Decay.
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blush in Baby Love
Packaging is awesome! You get what you pay for with this blush. It's sturdy and a great size for traveling.
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blush in Baby Love
It also comes with a tiny mirror. In a pinch it's great for touch ups!
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blush in Baby Love
Here's a close up of Baby Love! It a beautiful pinky nude blush with the finest golden shimmers but they don't show up on the skin. It's pretty much a satin finish on, leaving a lovely glow on the cheeks! It's a great formula, a little bit powdery but not too bad. I prefer to use a denser brush to get better color payoff but it's buildable. I've been wearing it non stop lately because it pairs so well with everything! It does last an entire work day for me without fading which is awesome. 
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16 Hour Blush in Baby Love
Here are the swatches, on the left is under natural light and with flash on the right :-)

Bottom line: I love this blush! The formula is great and the color is right up my alley! I love how cutesy it is, I mean a heart shaped blush... c'mon! Too Faced is such a great brand and I'm a fan of how their creativity reflects onto their products. Overall, it's A+! :-)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Must Haves: Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Dolci! (Limited Edition!)

Gorgeous Shade!

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Dolci
I love the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow formula! It's my favorite eyeshadow formula at the drugstore which makes it very affordable... what more can you ask for? ;-) I pretty much own all of the permanent shades but they recently released a limited edition shade called Dolci and it's a must have! It's less than $5 and I was able to find it at my local Walgreens in a special display with their summer collection. It doesn't compare to any of the colors in the permanent, it's very unique!
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Dolci
In the pan it may not look like much but once swatched and on the lids it's such a dimensional color! It's pretty rose gold base with a golden shift/shimmer to it. It has no fall out and when worn wet it's incredible!
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Dolci
Here's a closeup of the color. The duo chrome qualities is what sold me on this shade. Normally duo chrome shades don't translate the same on the lid but this one does and it's pretty intense! I love how it looks all over the lid with a few matte shades in the crease...perfection! ;-)
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Dolci
Here's what it looks like swatched. It's such a beautiful shade and if you have a tan?... gorgeous! If you like these kind of shades visit your local drugstore and catch it before it's gone! :-)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Review: bh Cosmetics Wild & Radiant -Baked Illuminating & Bronzing Palette!

Affordable Glow!

bh Cosmetics Wild & Radiant -Baked Illuminating & Bronzing Palette
Highlight and bronzer are quickly becoming obsessions for me... and I ain't mad about it! ;-) Blogging and Youtube has opened my eyes to so many techniques and products I never thought I would use. Since then, I've been experimenting with bronzer and highlight and looking for affordable options to test out. bh Cosmetics released an amazing (and affordable!) highlight & bronzer palette which I've been loving lately and can't wait to tell you guys about. Let's get into it!
bh Cosmetics Wild & Radiant -Baked Illuminating & Bronzing Palette
The Wild & Radiant- Baked Illuminating & Bronzing Palette is pretty much amazing! BH Cosmetics is notorious for their crazy good sales so this palette is only $8 at the moment. The size of each pan is pretty generous so it's a great value all around. Plus, since it's baked a little goes a long way. It's also a versatile product that can be used wet or dry, depending on how glamorous you want to look! ;-)
bh Cosmetics Wild & Radiant -Baked Illuminating & Bronzing Palette
The bronzers are really pretty and will definetely give you that summer bronze glow. The highlighters are stunning! They're not chunky and go on so smooth. The highlight lasts and once it melts into your skin it makes you glisten... love it!
bh Cosmetics Wild & Radiant -Baked Illuminating & Bronzing Palette

The color selection is great! If you're looking for variety you can mix a bit of bronzer with the highlight and customize it to your liking. If you're looking for a champagne or golden highlight this palette will give you that. The swatches above are dry so just imagine how cool they would look wet... yeah I know!

Bottom line: I love this palette and can't rave about it enough! It's compact, affordable and great for someone who want's to test the waters of highlight and bronzer. The quality is so darn good, just like all of bh cosmetics baked products. If this seems like somehing you'd like make sure to stop by their website and catch it on sale! :-)