Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Review: NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder

This month during Sephora's VIB sale i picked up the NARS light reflecting pressed setting powder.  This item has been on my "to try" list for a while now as there are numerous YouTube guru's who love this powder.  Sadly I have nothing good to say about this powder :( .  It is very luminous and makes me look a lot slicker than i usually am. It does not help control oil in any way and definetly not good for touch ups. It does feel very light, blends easily but does not create that soft matte look as claimed. Two thumbs down for this product.  This may be a item that works best for dry skin gals.  Oily / Combo Oily gals should pass.

Daily Randomness:
-My HauteLook NYX order arrived yesterday!  I have mixed reviews.  Will share in depth in a seperate post
-Tip Wednesday: Gals pls do an a&# check before leaving the house.  I love a great granny panty but please do not wear them under tight pants!  We can see them bunching!!  
-Loving my kisses blouse from Smart Set today! I'm rocking it with the bomber jacket!  

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fav summer blush: Milani Luminoso baked blush

OMG ... I am so in love with this blush!  It's amazing! This blush has been getting great reviews lately and so I decided to pick one up last month.  I picked mine up at Wal-mart for under $10. 

And it's true ... it's perfect! A true gem.  It is the perfect shade of peach with just the amount of sheen.  It goes on smooth, blends easily and lasts all day. It feels so luxurious!  Great job Milani!  I am so impressed! I will definitely be checking out the other shades.

Daily Randomness:
-ahh gotta love April showers!  I've been eyeing a pair of Hunters ... should I? 
-Last month i placed an order on HauteLook and it is still in transit ... WTF!
-Oh...  i have been so inspired to shop! I've picked up a few great pieces at Smart Set this season.  
I've been loving the cropped sweater look! One of my fav pieces is the cropped mesh sweater (inserted below) in grey.  I pair it over my washed denim blouse!  Love love!
Don't forget to redeem your savings pass if you recieved one!  You have until May 11th!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

It's here!!

Look at what arrived yesterday!!! 

More reviews coming your way!!

Daily Randomness:

-the Mr is really sick today so I am playing nurse :)
-enjoy the sun if you can today!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Beauty Fav: Kiss #2 eyelashes

My ultimate hands down favorite lashes are the Kiss #2's!!  Sometimes i feel these lashes were made just for my eyes!  The band length is bang on! (no trimming needed).  The lash length is perfect; they are not too long, not too short just .... Perfect!  They take less then two minutes to apply and they are super cheap!!  I can wear the lashes multiple times with no issues.

 I always purchase my lashes at Wal-Mart for $6 and change.  Definitely add these on your must try list gals!!

Daily Randomness:

-OMG my Cool Haan's are the most comfortable pair of pumps i have ever owned!  I am in shoe heaven today!
-My Sephora order is on route ... eeek can't wait for my goodies.  Sephora is having a 15% off sale right now.  Use promo code TICKET to get yours
-Ahhhh spring is here!  It's 14 degrees outside today!! Yah!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

She's empty: Philosophy Purity Cleanser

She's empty!!  Last year as I was going through my AA faze (that's adult acne :) ) I discovered Philosophy's Purity facial cleanser.  It has been a life altering, pimple clearing miracle.  It is light, gentle, removes all my make up without drying out my skin. It has become a staple in my bathroom.  Already have repurchased this as I simply cannot live without it. I also picked up a few other goodies :) I seem to have a problem with leaving Sephora with only 1 item!  The closest Sephora is 45mins away from me so if I am making the trip out I figure I have to make the most of it!  Reviews/ thoughts on the other items will be posted shortly. 

 Purity can be purchased at Sephora or HBC $26.  Trust me gals ... If you haven't tried this and looking for that miracle facial cleanser I urge you to head over to Sephora and get yourself a sample!

Daily Randomness:
-omg .... I found a nut free protein bar!!!! I have been searching for one of these for years ..... I am soooo exited !!
-my accent wallpaper wall looks amazing!  It definitely was a lot harder than I imagined.  Who would have thought home decorating would be so hard!!

Friday, April 4, 2014


Ok Canadian gals ... I know how hard it is to get your hands on NYX goodies!  I constantly hear YouTube beauty guru's rave about NXY goodies but can never seem to get my hands on them until today!! NYX goodies are on Hautelook today!!  Yeah!!! 

Daily randomness:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New lipstick day!!

Mac's Hot Gossip! The perfect pink for my lips!!  

Daily randomness:
- my cole haan pumps are squeaky!  Anyone know how I can unsqueak them?  - life is getting back on track this week.  The 9-5 gig is finally normalizing! Yes work life balance is back!! Hooray!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

What's New: L'oreal Studio Silk & Gloss fixing spray

One word : Love! 

I have been using John Frieda's Sheer Blonde hairspray for years and have now fallen in love with L'oreal's new fixing spray.  As many of you know I am not a blonde but it was the only hairspray at the time that did not leave a white residue until now!!!!

-Does not leave white residue (I have black hair and really hate sporting the dandruff look!)
-Gives my hair a silky shine (just the right amount of sheen - not greasy looking)
-flexible hold!!! (I still get a bounce)
-the lid is attached to the bottle!!!! Bonus points!! No more missing caps!
- super affordable! (I picked mine up at shoppers drug mart for under $6)

-none except ... It needs to come in a travel size bottle!  

Ladies definitely add this to your "must try" list.  You will not be disappointed!!

Daily Randomness:
-Ahhh.. The sun is out.  The snow has melted.  Spring is in the air!!! Check out my new rain kicks!! I'm ready for April showers!!!

-can't wait to watch Chicago Fire tonight!  Best show ever!!