Beauty: Top 3 High End Foundations

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Normally I am a CC cream or BB cream kinda gal but for special occasions I go for a foundation. Over the years I have tried many different brands and wanted to share my top 3 favorite high end foundations. First up Chanel! How can you go wrong with any product by Chanel. The Aqua vitalumiere is smooth and lightweight that provides buildable coverage. This is a great option for someone who doesn’t love a heavier foundation feel. Second…YSL. I love the coverage and look this foundation gives. It’s smooth, radiant and matte. It has medium coverage that lasts all day. This may be my all time favorite. Last but not least Dior. Now I know it says BB cream but I truly believe this provides enough coverage to count as a foundation. I love the dewy finish it leaves on your skin and leaves you glowing through out the day. The only downside to this BB cream is that it only comes in one shade…which unfortunately is too dark for me right now. I guess you can’t win them all!
What is your favorite foundation?


Beauty: My Current Favorite Lip Look

I must admit I am a huge fan of light pink and pinkish nude lips. Surprise surprise…but I have never been one to go for a really bold lip. When I was at Sephora a few weeks back I decided to pick up the YSL Volute Sheer Candy in Tasty Raspberry and the cult favorite Buxom Lip Gloss in White Russian. I knew these would be the perfect pair and have been in love with the look of these two ever since. They are also beautiful on their own too. It’s funny because many years ago I remember purchasing the Buxom Gloss in White Russian and absolutely couldn’t stand the tingling and cooling sensation it has. I am still not a huge fan of the tingling and cooling but have been able to deal with it this time around.
Have you tried the YSL Volute Sheer Candy and the Buxom Lip Glosses?
If so…what are your favorite colors?

Beauty: Perfect End of Summer Lip

It should come as no surprise to anyone that I love pink. My obsession with pink may be an addiction. Since summer is coming to an end and we are headed into Fall…my lips start to become a bit darker pink. I normally go for a very nude or pale pink lip during Summer and Spring. YSL created this Rouge Volupte Lipstick line with an extremely smooth and creamy texture and color meant to last hours. Best part…this lipstick has an SPF 15 in it too! Bonus! The color I have been wearing that past two years is #13 Peach Passion. I absolutely love this lipstick and highly recommend it to anyone looking to splurge on a nice lipstick with incredible packaging!
What is your favorite end of summer lip?

Beauty: Summertime/Nighttime Make Up Must Haves!


I am honestly a no fuss make up kinda gal. I like my face to look as fresh and dewy yet simple as possible. However for special occasions or a night out, I like to go that extra mile. Pictured above is a look at my go to favorites for a summertime/nighttime make up look. Starting from left to right…Z Palatte in Zebra with a few of my most used Mac Shadows and Mac Blush…Nars Lipgloss in Turkish Delight…Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory…YSL Teint Resist Long Wear Endless Foundation in No. 2…Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler…Dior Poudre Shimmer in Diamante Rose No. 001…La Mer Moisturizing Lotion…Mac Paint Pot in Painterly…Tom Ford Lipstick in Nude Vanille No. 12…Dior Dior Show Mascara in Black…Anastasia Brow Wiz…Milani Eye Tech Extreme in Blackest Black No. 01…Mac Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare…Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in 495 Mica Rose (beautiful wedding color)…and finally my Anastasia Brow Powder Duo. I love these products and they make for a beautiful look.
What are your favorite summertime/nighttime make up products?

Beauty: Whats In My Makeup Bag



In the spirit of showing you what was in my work bag and everyday bag I thought why not share what’s in my makeup bag. I keep a small makeup bag on my counter of all the products I’m currently using and loving. Then whenever I get bored with a product I go and “shop my stash”. The makeup bag I’ve been using for years is by Prada and is from their nylon collection. This makeup bag is super high quality and can even be thrown in the wash for a quick cleanup. Without further ado…here is what’s in my makeup bag…

BB Cream by Lioele
Concealer by Clea de Peau
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo and Brow Wiz
Mata Hari Blush by Nars
Diorshow Mascara by Dior
Creme De Rose by Dior
Turkish Delight Lipgloss by Nars
No. 7 Lipgloss by YSL
Nude Vanille Lipstick by Tom Ford
Betsey Johnson Tweezers by Tweezerman

What is in your everyday makeup bag?