Wednesday, October 31, 2012

7 Little Things (October 2012)


I'm still allowed to be excited about Halloween even if I don't trick-or-treat anymore, right?!

Anyway, here are my 7 beauty faves for this month, enjoy!

1. Paul Mitchell Smoothing Gloss Drops, $18.95
This product was recommended to me by my hairstylist when I asked for something that would smooth hair and tame frizz, and it's worked amazingly! I've heard a lot of people rave about the Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum, and though I haven't tried it yet, I think I will stick to this one. Also, it gives your hair that 'fresh out of the salon' smell, which I don't mind, but other people might.

2. MAC Ring of Saturn Mineralize Blush
This is a beautiful plum shade (described as terracotta and gold melange by MAC), which is perfect for fall. The pigmentation is pretty good considering it is a mineralize blush, and it can definitely be built up to go on darker. This is from the Heavenly Creatures Fall 2012 collection, which you may be able to find at your local CCO (cosmetic company outlet).

3. Mascara combo: Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume in Blackest Black, $8.99 and Clinique High Impact Curling in Black, $16
I don't really like these mascaras individually, but together they work pretty well. I find the Revlon one is too dry and the Clinique one is too wet, but when combined they even each other out and give me long/curled lashes. I curl my lashes, apply the Revlon mascara, apply the Clinique mascara and then curl my lashes again.

Fab Fall Find: F21 Zippered Denim Ankle Skinnies

I am totally into the Oxblood/Wine/Burgundy (whatever you want to call it) color trend this season. When I found these Forever 21 skinny jeans I was so excited because they are super cute with the zipper detailing around the ankles AND they are inexpensive.

I've worn these non-stop since getting them. They are comfortable, stretchy and very flattering. The key to pulling off colored jeans - even dark colors - is to make sure they are not skin tight. Colored jeans aren't the most forgiving pants, so it's not the end of the world if you have to go up a size. However, the stretch in this pair makes buying your usual size, or even a size down, possible.

Click after the link to see the outfit I wore today!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Polish 2012

Halloween is officially one week away - I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see what kind of pop culture costumes people will come up with. I'm expecting a lot of Honey Boo Boos and Fab Fives.

Anyway, on to more beauty-related Halloween things. A few nail polish brands have come out with Halloween nail polish collections. Here they are!

OPI So So Skullicious Minis
Image via Google Images
L to R: Hi, Pumpkin!; A-Rose From the Dead; Morning Glory and Candlelight

More collections after the jump!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Comfy & Casual Traveling

This weekend I visited one of my friends in Philly. I took the train, and even though the ride was only two hours, I still wanted to be comfortable. I'm not the type of person that will sacrifice looking cute just so I can be comfortable, so I had to find an outfit that fit both parts!

I opted for a white flowy sweater, black leggings, black boots and a grey moto jacket.

H&M Sweater in White, $24.95
Black Leggings
Enzo Angiolini 'Saylem' Riding Boot, $159.95

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Balm: Meet Matt(e) and Nude 'Tude Palettes

The brand The Balm has always been on my radar, but I've never owned anything from them. Recently, I was in NYC with some of my friends and one of them had the Nude 'Tude palette. I took one look at it and knew I had to get it! It's definitely The Balm's version of the Urban Decay Naked palettes (I own both), but the packaging was adorable (yes, I know this is not a reason to buy a palette) and the colors were a mix of neutral shimmers, which are my favorite! Anyway, I didn't buy the palette because of the $36 price tag, and I wasn't ready to spend that much on make-up at the time.

However, a few weeks ago The Balm was on Hautelook and the Nude 'Tude palette was on sale for 50% off!! I knew I had to take advantage of the deal. I ended up getting that and the Meet Matt(e) palette, all for the price of one! Such a great deal.

Both palettes have gorgeous shades. I love buying/owning palettes because of the variety in colors that is offered. I've mentioned before that I am more attracted to neutral colors, but my collection would be so boring if those were the only ones I owned! It's nice to buy a palette where the majority of colors are ones I'd pick out for myself, but that also comes with a few colors I'd never buy individually on my own.

Remember to click on the photos below for a better view!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Jackets for Fall

One of my favorite things about fall is that I can start wearing jackets! A few styles I've been into recently are not only trendy for this season, but are classic styles as well. So, it's okay to spend a little more on these pieces since they can be worn year after year, and will last for a long time!

Moto Jackets

H&M Jacket, $29.95

Monday, October 1, 2012

7 Little Things (September 2012)

I know it's October (we're only a day in, so I'm not TOO late!), but here are my seven beauty favorites from September!

From left to right:

LancĂ´me Artliner in Noir (intense black)
This is a felt tip liquid liner that is incredibly easy to work with and creates the smoothest lines. I barely have a crease, so it's hard for me to line my eyes without making my eyes look really small. I can still line my top lid with this eyeliner because it can make a really thin line, and allows me to get right up to the lash line.

Sigma F82 Round Kabuki
I love using this brush to apply my Chanel foundation. I've never used it with another foundation before, but it blends in the Chanel foundation really well and gives me a very natural, flawless face.

Wet 'n Wild Comfort Zone palette (can be found at most drugstores)
This eye shadow palette is great quality and had a nice array of colors for its price. This is a good palette to get if you are just starting out with makeup, and it will also make a nice addition to your collection if you don't already have it!