NYX Cosmetics came out with a lipstick collection called Wicked Lippies, the end of last year. The colors are definitely not for the faint of heart. Take a look! One shade however, intrigued me. It's called Wrath. Doesn't that sound like something in Game of Thrones? HaHaHa Wrath is a copper, bronze-y shade. It's highly pigmented, gorgeous shine and is very moisturizing. This lipstick is sexy! HaHaHa It makes all my other cutesy, powder-puff lipsticks shudder. HaHaHa I like it. Do you have any BOLD lipsticks in your makeup collection?
I cleaned out my closet this past weekend. I really didn't have much of a choice, because temps were reaching 80 degrees, here in New Orleans. I swear before blogging, it use to take me almost a week to clean my closet. Since blogging, I've learned to purge and pair down better. I can now go through it in 2 days. Incorporating more neutrals into my wardrobe, has helped. I can mix & match more of the same items. I've been shopping online over the past couple of weeks, to add some things to my wardrobe! I scored a pair of never worn J Crew sandals on eBay for $40. Target had a buy 1, get 1 50% off sale on sandals. I'm seeing lots of white in fashion this year, so I purchased these shorts & jeans from Talbots. I've always been a fan of eyelet during the hotter months, so I also purchased this eyelet skirt & navy striped tee after a cool sale at Gap. Since Aveeno sent me a luggage color Angela Roi bucket bag, I've been loving the color "luggage" (beige, brown, caramel etc.) lately. So this Fossil cross-body bag fell into my Nordstrom shopping cart! HaHaHa Not on sale! Eeek! And Zara had the cutest perforated clutch (also works as a cross body) and organic tees. Their prices are amazing! So this is my Spring/Summer wardrobe update refresh. As you can see, my style is classic, minimal and basic. HaHaHa These items will work with other things in my closet and kind of freshen things up. Do you shop at many different places? Or do you stick to a few favorite stores? I like to mix it up (high end, middle end & low end), catch sales and use Ebates to get cash back.
I had my annual eye exam a couple of weeks ago. I wore a simple black dress (same dress, different color), tights and ballet flats (sim). When I stepped outside, I discovered my tights to be navy blue (not black, as I thought). I had to laugh, because I was headed to get my eyes checked! Do you get black & blue mixed up? St. Charles Vision (New Orleans) is where I get my eyes examined! I've had the same optometrist since 1st grade (Dr. Glaser)! He is the absolute best! He started off with a small shop and did everything himself. Now he has six locations and people working for him. I love going here, because everyone is so professional and everything is so chic. I bought my Chanel sunglasses from here and he has a great selection of other designer wear glasses. Just wanted to share a little glimpse of my daily life.
The outside is just as chic! I love the eyeglass bike rack! HaHaHa
The first picture was taken from St. Charles Vision's website.
Hey guys! I tried a new foundation. It's Marc Jacob's Genius Gel Super Charged Oil Free Foundation (Golden Deep #46) I actually purchased it the end of last year, but just started using it a couple of weeks ago. This has to be the fastest drying foundation, I have ever tried! Pump it out and apply quickly! HaHaHa I have dry skin, so I didn't know how this would work with my skin. I used a moisturizer, applied Smashbox's primer and then applied this foundation. It's very lightweight (perfect for Spring and Summer), so I'm astonished at the coverage I received. It covered nearly every mark on my face and dark circles (click on pictures below to make larger)! Keep in mind, I didn't use a concealer or finishing powder with this foundation (so can you imagine if I did)! It's a peculiar formula, but not gel like at all. The description for this foundation states, "Erase the past, perfect the present, and protect the future." For me that happened, but WARNING... the reviews on Sephora were mixed. Either folks loved it or hated it. I can only go by what it did for me and let you know my thoughts. I love the bottle! It fits comfortably in your hand and has a pump to dispense the product. It feels like a perfume bottle. Very elegant! So far I've tried 3 foundations! MAC (great coverage but heavy), Urban Decay (great coverage, medium weight) and Marc Jacobs (light coverage, lightweight). I'll still keep testing foundations. HaHaHa Each has it's pros and cons. I want to try Hourglass and Dior next, but I need to finish up these first. HaHaHa You can view all my foundation reviews HERE.
Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super Charged Oil Free Foundation is Sweet
So far, here's my liquid foundation comparison!
Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Satisfaction #214
When I purchased the foundation, I also purchased this lip vinyl. This lip vinyl is SO MOISTURIZING! I love it! PLUS, it gives off great color and doesn't show up lip lines. It's like lip gloss meets lipstick, but with out any stickiness or dryness. The only thing is it TINGLES (tingle usually means lip plumper) when you apply it. Doesn't hurt or sting, but the tingle lasts for a couple of minutes and then goes away. THE BAD NEWS! I just checked Marc Jacobs site & Sephora (to order more colors) and these are no longer listed. THE GOOD NEWS! There's one color (reddish shade) of this in a set of other makeup on MJ site and these ARE listed on Amazon (probably eBay too). Somebody else asked about this dilemma HERE. Hopefully MJ is just taking the tingle out and going to put these back on his site and Sephora! Fingers crossed. Kind of disturbing as to why he took these off shelves. Did I not get the memo? What's in the tingle Marc? Are my lips gonna fall off? LMFAOOOOO
Marc Jacobs Lip Vinyl Lust For Lacquer is Supersweet
Aveeno has a NEW lotion you guys (Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion, $6.99 12 oz bottle, $9.57 for 18 oz bottle) and it is seriously the bee's knees & cat's meow all rolled in one! Aveeno sent me a full size sample bottle to test out and I am one smitten kitten. As we go into Spring & Summer, we change into lighter clothes...lighter makeup...lighter meals...so why not a lighter lotion? One of my concerns was that this lotion would be so light, that it wouldn't be moisturizing. Definitely not the case! My super dry skin, felt very moisturized. I don't know how Aveeno did it! Another thing I loved, was how FAST this lotion absorbed into my skin! Here in New Orleans, we have some serious heat & humidity. It was 80 degrees this past weekend! Put on a heavy lotion during the hotter months, you're either in for a sticky mess or you'll find yourself standing over the central air vent trying to dry the lotion on your body :) My skin has a healthy glow after using this lotion. This lotion contains, Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal, is dermatologist recommended, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, non-greasy and can be found at national food, drug and mass merchandisers everywhere. If you're a fan of their Daily Moisturizing Lotion, you will surely love this! The winner of last Sunday's $25 PayPal giveaway is Melanie J. Congratulations Melanie, I sent you an email! Happy Fun Day Sunday!