Beauty Reviews: January 2018

Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder Deep Polish Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer Cocofloss Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Lipstick

Happy New Year!  I am starting off 2018 with a new focus… while I still plan to do my beauty reviews, I have so many travel posts that I have in the works that I want to share! As it is for all of us, time is limited so as much as I plan to try to continue with my monthly beauty posts, I will be shifting my priority to get in more travel posts this year.  Don’t get me wrong… I love reviewing all these beauty products, but I’ve had several requests for more travel posts and well, I’m a crowd pleaser!😜  With that said, here are the 1st of my beauty reviews for 2018! (click Continue Reading button below)

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Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2017

Drunk Elephant Volume 1: Hot Date Urban Decay Naked 4Some Palette Set Stila Starry Eyed Liquid Eyeshadow Vault Drunk Elephant Volume 2: Come C About Me Makeup Geek In The Nude Eyeshadow Palette Ouai OUAIsted Essentials Kit Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

For the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, I opted to break it down into “Stocking Stuffers” for fun beauty finds under $50, “Fab Gifts” for gifts sure to please under $100, and “Splurges” over $100 for all those special babes on your list or to treat yourself! It’s time to get in the holiday spirit! 🎅🏼🎁🎀❤️ (click “Continue Reading” button below to see the full Holiday Guide & shopping links)

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Beauty Reviews: November 2017

Volition Beauty Oil-Control Mattifying Mist Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Foaming Wash Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder to Clear Pores Volition Beauty Oceanene Youth-Boost Gell Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish

Last month I had tried out the eye gel from brand new line Volition Beauty and absolutely fell in love with not only the product but also with the company’s philosophy.  They call upon all their customers to become their next product innovators by encouraging wannabe beauty product designers like myself to submit their ideas for what they would like to see created.  Thousands of people vote and the best ideas get created in their labs.  Genius!  Why try to guess what your customers want?  Just ask them to create the products of their dreams!  Each product comes with the story of their innovator adding a great personal touch of inspiration. My fascination with this company sent me on a buying frenzy at Sephora as I wanted to try all of their products.  With lots of excitement, here are my reviews of the Volition Beauty products (and a few others):  (click “Continue Reading” button below to see the beauty product reviews)

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Beauty Obsessions: June 2017

Laura Mercier Bronzing Body Makeup St Tropez Gradual Tan Classic Every Day Body Lotion MAC Fix+ Spray Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse OR NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Bronzer SPF 30 Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance

Most of my summer 2017 beauty finds or fave essentials are skin-focused since nothing feels worse in that warm LA summer heat than a face caked with makeup. If your skin is on point, you don’t need as much and can go for much sheerer, lightweight makeup formulations that allow your skin to breath better making those little beads of sweat will look intentional. Get your summer glow on with these gems even if that means faking perfect skin 😉: … (click the Continue Reading button below)

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Beauty Obsessions: March 2017

Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Base Coat and Top Coat Set Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick in Noir Revelateur Bumble and Bumble Full Potential Hair Preserving Shampoo Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Incognito 257 ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Girly Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Poliish in Sea of Love Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick in Beige Indecent Dior Gel Shine

It’s time to prep yourself for spring with some new beauty products!  While it is generally good practice to do your spring cleaning BEFORE restocking, it’s easier said than done.  No cleaning out for me yet.  Instead, I’ve added a few new exciting gems to my beauty collection this month that I can’t wait to share!  Here are this month’s beauty obsessions (click the underlined product names in the post to buy):

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