Monday, September 29, 2014

My Pretty Zombie Blushes - Morphine & LSD

Introducing My Pretty Zombie Cosmetics' blushes in the shades LSD and Morphine. These are beautiful! Morphine is a interesting color in that as you blend it deepens. It's a lavender grey with shimmer. LSD is a lavender duo chrome with hints of grey plus pink shimmer. 

This is my first purchase from My Pretty Zombie and I am not disappointed one bit. They are pigmented, blend like magic, and stay put. One of the things that really drew me to these was how different they are for blush colors. A grey blush? Yes. 

I would say these are an eccentric highlighting and contouring duo. They perform wonderfully, adding the perfect shadow and light to your face but also adding a little mystery to your daily look. I just can't resist to also apply these as eyeshadows. 

If you are like me and missed out on Chanel's Notorious blush a few years ago then you need to check these out! Morphine is very close dupe for Notorious in my opinion. It's the same concept of creating a realistic shadow on the face. 

For $8 a piece, they are a steal! Check out Morphine here and LSD here

Morphine & LSD

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Updated Skincare Faves!

First I want to say I am so sorry for being MIA this past week. I have tried to blog when possible but have been fighting a sinus infection/cold all week. That time of year... but I hope you are feeling 100% and I am glad to be back. :)

I can't believe it but It's been almost a year since I talked about what I use for skincare. I thought I would give you guys an update. Thanks for reading! :)

Philosophy is a well known brand in skincare but it took me a while to look into them because I always thought it was more perfume and scented body washes than face cleansers and moisturizers. Pleased to have received a sample of their Purity cleanser from Sephora, I used it for probably 3 weeks. It takes every ounce of makeup off with ease but also doesn't leave my skin feeling tight and irritated. After loving it so much I decided to buy the large bottle and saw a deal on QVC that came with a big bottle of their Micro-delivery Exfoliating Wash. I love both and find them to be a great duo. My face feels smooth and clear. I love knowing that when I wash my face, it's really clean. Find Purity here and the duo here. Their Miracle Worker Cleanser and Brightening mask is also on my list of faves. I use it once a week for a brightening treatment! Find it here.

Makeup remover... I recently started using Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm (find it here) and I really love it. I've only been using it for a week but the soothing texture is wonderful and it washes away super clean. I like to use this when I wear a full face of makeup and when I pile on my Younique Fiber Lash Mascara. I feel good knowing I can use this and then my Purity face wash without drying out my skin. Pure perfection. I know this will be a favorite in the winter months.


As for Moisturizers.... I've been using Philosophy's Hope In A Jar (find it here) mostly every night. I like it but sometimes I need more moisture so I might have to change to something different as the winter arrives. I also use my Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night (here) a couple times a week. Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream in Light/Medium (here) is my favorite for the morning before my makeup.

When it's come to serums and oils I find myself reaching for my Josie Maran Argan Oil (here), my Younique Uplift Serum (here), or my coconut oil (here)... morning and night.

I have been trying to find an eye cream. I use the Younique Uplift Serum on my eyes but I also wanted to try and incorporate a cream into my routine. I've been using a sample of Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream (here) and have felt like it does brighten up my eye area. I am definitely open to suggestions though if you guys have any!

Frank's Coffee Body scrub has been my new favorite lately for exfoliating. I use it all over my body including my face about two times a week. I use the one with the coconut oil in it and I just love the scent. It is like desert, so yummy! My skin feels wonderfully soft and moisturized after I shower. Find it here.

My lip balm is still Bite Beauty's Agave Lip Mask. I will never be without it. Definitely holy grail status for me! Find it here and in a champagne color here. My favorite lip scrub is from Lush (here).

Body moisturizer has always been hard for me. I don't know why but I never find one I am completely happy with. So far I have been liking Jergen's BB Body Cream. It smells very fresh and clean and it moisturizers very well. Find it here.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Maybelline Matte Lipsticks - Nude Embrace & Darling Nude

Maybelline has come out with a collection of creamy matte lipsticks for Fall. I love matte lipstick so when I saw these I knew I had to test them out. I ended up purchasing Nude Embrace a pale caramel nude and Darling Nude a Rosy Nude. They both have a creamy texture which gives your lips the much needed moisture they crave when wearing a matte lip. They retail for $7.99 and can be found at your local drugstore or Harmon's Discount. Ulta also has them available here.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Trending: 90's Lips

Lime Crime Velvetine Photo of Salem
Happy Autumn! This entry is a list of some of my favorite brown colored lipsticks and liners. I figured since today is the first day of Fall and 90's lips are definitely on trend it would give you some options to check out for the season. Enjoy! If you have a favorite that you love to wear please share! I am always looking for new lip products to try out!

Mac Lipsticks:

Drugstore Lipsticks:
NYX - Maison

Misc. Lipsticks:
Gerard Cosmetics - 1995
Bite Lip Rouge - Almond
Lime Crime Velvetines - Wicked Salem

Lip Liners:
Too Faced Perfect Lip Liner - Perfect Nude & Perfect Spice
Mac Lip Liner - Whirl, Spice, Stone (my fave!!), Chestnut, Stripdown, Cork
NYX Lip Liner - Mauve, Nude Beige
OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils - Sebastian & Sybil


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Younique Moodstruck Liners - Pristine, Precarious, & Presumptuous

Younique has just released 10 eyeliners and 5 lip liners to their collection! They are all waterproof, budge proof high impact colors. Whether you are looking for a new black liner or a nude lip, Younique has you covered. Check them out here and here.

So far I've purchased three of the eyeliners and they are wonderful. The texture and finish kind of reminds me of Urban Decay eyeliners but not as slippery and more dense. Pristine is a matte bright white that is perfect for that 60's eye look or just to simply brighten your inner eye area. Precarious is a matte navy blue. Last but not least, Presumptuous is a hunter green with slight shimmer.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MOTD - In The Navy

Products Used:

Lorac Pro 2 Palette - Buff, Beige, & Navy
Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream - Light/Medium
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder - Dim Light
Too Faced Perfect Lip Liner - Perfect Nude
Mac Lipstick - Blankety
NYX Brow Pencil - Charcoal