Beauty Reviews: January 2018

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

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

Urban Decay Naked 4Some Palette Set Ouai OUAIsted Essentials Kit Drunk Elephant Volume 1: Hot Date Drunk Elephant Volume 2: Come C About Me Urban Decay Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette Stila Starry Eyed Liquid Eyeshadow Vault Makeup Geek In The Nude 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 Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette Volition Beauty Oceanene Youth-Boost Gell Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask Volition Beauty Turmeric Brightening Polish Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser Foaming Wash Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder to Clear Pores

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

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

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

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

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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Beauty Obsessions: October 2016

ColourPop Eyeshadow in Weenie Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Luxy Lash BabyDoll Lashes Oribe Royal Blowout MAC Mineralize Loose Powder Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray Eve Lom Rescue Mask Anastasia Beverly Hills Peach Nectar Illuminator Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

If you were too busy having summer withdrawals last month and happened to miss my September Beauty Obsessions, be sure to check them out HERE, since we here in LA seem to be experiencing an Indian Summer! 😉

Looking for even more killer beauty products that keep you looking & feeling your best?  Good news… my October Beauty Faves are here!  Click the links below to shop the Beauty Products I’m obsessed with for October 2016:

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Beauty Obsessions: September 2016

Oribe Apres Beach Spray Clinique Lash Power Long Wearing Mascara Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow Palette Peter Thomas Roth Instant FIRMx Eye Diorshow Maximizer Kat Von D Ink Liner in Trooper Bumble & Bumble Pret-A-Powder Eve Lom Cleanser Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Sexy Sienna Diorshow Mascara

I have a confession to make.  I am a “Beauty Junkie” who is willing to buy any and every product imaginable in search of THE best beauty products that money can buy.  That makes me the ultimate guinea pig and a dream customer for the beauty industry.  I am in constant pursuit of those miracle products; if they exist, trust I will find them!  No need for you to spend unnecessarily on products that won’t get the job done if I am already doing it.

Click the links below to shop my Fave Beauty Products for September 2016:

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