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April 09, 2014

The NARSissist Cheek Palette.



A few days ago, my friend mentioned that she loves the NARS Orgasm blush and suggested I try it out- So I ventured into Sephora and found this bad boy. 

Upon reading hundreds of reviews on this palette, I came to the conclusion that it's either a love it or hate it product. Personally, I was eager to try this palette since I've never actually owned any of these 3 shades none the less tried them out.  There were lots of mixed reviews but I figured that i'd buy it and if I didn't like it, I could just return it.  Keep reading to find out why I kept it. 

The palette comes with the Laguna bronzer, Orgasm blush and the limited edition Devotee highlighting blush. It also comes with a cute travel size blush brush.  The first thing you will notice about this palette is the size- its small... really small.  Which doesn't bother me too much because as I said before, I don't have any of these shades so it's sort of a good deal to be able to try them all out before buying the full size. At first I wasn't too happy with this palette and I was actually planning on returning it- to be honest they didn't seem to really do much..

I gave it three days and I noticed that there was something about it that made my face look so much nicer. This trio gives my face the most gorgeous glow and it's not overpowering which I like.  Bronzer can scare me sometimes, for i've never learned how to properly 'contour'.  The last thing I want is to look like I've been rolling around in dirt. The blush is gorgeous and in my opinion very comparable to Benifit's 'Bella Bamba'.  And last but not least the highlighter- I was a little disappointed that this palette didn't come with 'Albatross' but this is still a really pretty color.  It's definitely more frosty than glow-y. I found that the highlighter works best when you use your finger instead of a brush..the color payoff is much better that way. 

Overall, I do really like this palette.  It's great for travel / on-the-go and I like how they included the highlighter.  I think this is a great starter kit for people like myself who don't own any NARS blushes/bronzers/highlighters.  Have any of you tried out this palette? What are your thoughts? 


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April 07, 2014

How To: Evil Eye Nails.




I got this idea off of pinterest and I am so obsessed, they're seriously so cool and not to mention really easy to do.  I used the colors 'Bikini So Teeny' and "licorice' by essie. 

  1. Start by drawing little 'eye' shapes at the base of the nail with a white nail art pen.
  2. Use a q-tip to make tiny blue dots in the center of the white 'eye'.
  3. Use a pencil or anything small with a point to add the black pupils. 
  4. Finish with any top coat.


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April 05, 2014

Palazzo.




Top- H&M // Pants- Forever 21 // Bag- H&M // Shoes- Forever 21


I'm loving the whole 'Palazzo Pant' trend, it's probably my favorite trend for spring actually- they're just so effortlessly cute.  I ordered these gorgeous pants from Forever 21 a few days ago, and as soon as I tried them on I fell in love... they're unbelievably comfortable and insanely cute.  I need to add more to my collection ASAP. 

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April 03, 2014

What's In My Bag- Spring Edition.


I was very shocked/surprised/confused when I realized I haven't yet done a 'Whats In My Bag' post, as it's one of the most popular posts among bloggers... anyway, better late than never right? 

I don't keep too much in my purse, I find that I never really need everything in there and it just puts extra weight on my shoulder.. literally.  Above are some of my essentials as well as some randoms, which include:

My iPhone & headphones // Strawberry Tic Tacs // Foam Magazine // My journal & a pen // Sunnies // A bag of extra memory cards for when I carry my camera // My on-the-go makeup bag // Aveeno hand lotion // my wallet // some more mints

(I just wanted to clarify I do not carry fake flowers with me.. they are purely for decoration- although it would be nice to have flowers with me at all times..)

Also, my bag is from H&M.


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March 30, 2014

March Beauty Favorites


(Babylips 'Grapevine' // Essie 'Blanc" // Maybelline Color Tattoo 'Barely Branded' // L'oreal Voluminous mascara)
"Everything you can imagine is real."
I don't have many favorites this month because I haven't picked up any new beauty products recently, though the favorites I have picked are great ones, I promise!
About 2 months ago, I picked up a babylips lip balm in the shade 'grapevine' and it has become my absolute favorite lip balm.  The shade is what drew me to it and what I fell in love with- It's a gorgeous plum color but not too pigmented. 
I've been wearing Essie's 'blanc' nonstop this month.  I don't know why I like it so much, it must be the way it stands out against tanned skin! 
All I've been wearing on my lids this month has been this Maybelline color tattoo in 'Barely Branded' and a little of UD's 'Sell Out' in the inner corner.  It's the perfect base for shadows, or on its own. 
Last but not least, I've been loving L'oreal Voluminous mascara- It's great if you want long, full lashes.  
I hope you're all having a lovely sunday! 
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