Beauty Reviews: January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 Givenchy Rouge Interdit Vinyl Color Enhancing Lipstick in Beige Indecent Dior Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Incognito 257 Bumble and Bumble Full Potential Hair Preserving Shampoo Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Poliish in Sea of Love ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Girly 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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Beauty Obsessions: October 2016

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

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

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

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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