Archive | July, 2012

Popular Dupes!

25 Jul

You might be thinking…dupe? What in the world is a dupe? Well if you are new to the beauty world I’ll give you a little run down. A dupe is basically a product that is very similar or identical to another; an alternative. This usually means that the dupe may be a drugstore brand or just something that is cheaper and sometimes even better to the original product.

I absolutely love reading these types of posts and watching dupe comparison videos! There’s nothing better than getting a good product for a fraction of the cost. Here is a list of dupes that I have compiled through some research and my own testing:

1. Revlon Pink Pout & MAC Snob

2. Wet n Wild Pinkerbell & MAC Viva Glam Nicki

3. Wet n Wild eye shadow in “Nutty” & MAC Satin Taupe- If you do not own either of these, I highly suggest you pick up it! This shadow is a cult favorite, and is great to wear all over the lid to give your eyes some depth.

4. Maybelline Pink Please & MAC Creme Cup- Just the perfect light pink lip!

5. NARS deep throat & ELF Tickled Pink

6. Benefit Hoola Bronzer & NYC bronzer in Sunny

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Do you have any dupes? I would love to hear them! xox

 

Review: The Balm Nude Tude Eyeshadow Palette

18 Jul

Hello beauties!

After recently discovering The Balm makeup products this year, I was excited to test this palette out and see what these shadows have to offer. First of all I have to say that the packaging of this palette is to die for! Nude/Neutrals palettes have been popping up all over the place and it seems that every brand now has their own version.

I had high hopes for the this palette that runs at about $36 and I was definitely not let down. Like my previous experiences with their products, these shadows were so buttery smooth and blended very easily. I like that these colors were wearable and since they were well pigmented, you could build up the color depending on if you are going to work or going out. I also enjoyed the fact that there were very shimmery colors, some satin finish, and a bunch of matte colors which are great for blending into the crease.

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1. Sassy- frosty white

2. Snobby- frosty yellow

3. Stubborn-frosty pinkish/peach

4. Stand-offish- a shimmery peach with yellow/gold undertones

5. Selfish-  taupey brown/grey color (reminds me a lot of MACs satin taupe)

6. Sultry- medium brown (satin/matte finish)

7. Sophisticated- dark brown with gold shimmer

8. Schizo- medium brown with gold shimmer

9. Sexy- a deep, matte reddish/brown

10. Silly- reddish brown with gold sparkle

11. Serious- matte black

12. Sleek- very dark matte brownish black

If you are looking for a good palette to travel with or something to add to your collection that is versatile and great quality, I would highly suggest this palette. Compared to the Naked 1 & 2 palettes, I think the colors in this product are more unique and not as glittery. You wanna look glowing, not like you just got attacked by the glitter aisle at Michaels.

You can purchase this product and other cosmetics from The Balm at https://www.thebalm.com/secure.htm

Newly Discovered Accessory Site!

1 Jul

Wahoooooo I love when I discover new fashion/jewelry websites! I love a good deal so when I find something, I obviously feel the need to share it with everyone.

I recently discovered the website https://shoplately.com/ which carries everything from earrings to sunglasses at ridiculously cheap prices and only $2.99 shipping. How can you go wrong with prices that inexpensive? They have some edgy things, some simple and classic pieces, and basically something for everyone’s taste.

There are a ton of cute bracelets that are awesome for stacking and then very simple dainty necklaces. What I love most is that the selection is constantly changing. According to their store, they offer “a collection of stellar fashion goodies from brands and retailers large and small”.

If you get a chance, hop on their site and check out what they have. If you don’t find anything you like (which is highly unlikely), keep checking back in because their collections are always changing!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

 

Enjoy! xox

June Beauty Favorites!

1 Jul

Is it seriously already July?!Crazy. Summer is my favorite season by far, but sweating and looking like a greaseball is not exactly favorable. My favorite products this month have made it easy to look presentable and are simple to apply!

1. Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in “me shell my belle”: I have been looking for this collection forever and I finally found it in Walgreens! What I love about it is that it comes with a medium brown matte bronzer and a nice light pink blush which is also matte. The pan is big enough that you can just use one or swirl them together for a nice flash of color. For the amount of product you get, and quality of it, you just can’t go wrong!

2. Sonia Kashuk Blush in “Flushed”: This is a gorgeous cool-toned bright pink which has awesome color pay off. Sometimes with bright blushes you have to be extra careful to make sure you don’t apply a ton of product and then end up looking like a clown. But this blush is so easy to blend and I feel that it would be flattering on all skin tones.

3. Essence “In the Nude” Lipstick: Although this lipstick isn’t super pigmented, it gives my lips a nice satin finish and moisturizes well. It’s such a steal for only $1.99 at my local Ulta. If I’m in a rush I like to apply this underneath of a nude lipgloss and it seems to mix well with just about anything.

4. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in “Brightener”: I seriously have not gone a day without using this stuff. It does exactly what it promises, conceals and treats dark circles without creasing under your eyes. I could’ve not slept for days, but once I put this creamy pink concealer on it instantly brightens my entire face.

5. Rimmel Fix & Perfect in 002: I have tried so many primers, but finding a drugstore one that works seems to be difficult. I was really impressed with this one because it does an amazing job of mattifying my T zone. It doesn’t clog my pores and it makes my makeup last so much longer.

 

What are your favorite products of the summer? I would love to hear them!