Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Obsession Du Jour: Chanel Fall 2011 5.31.11

I will let this picture do the talking first.
Chanel Fall 2011 collection.

Okay, are you in love yet? I am.
The name of the collection is Illusion D'Ombre and is all about sexy metallics. Sign me up.

Take a look at these nail polishes. I am sure these will be a hit and sell out in no time. The colors from left to right are: Graphite, Peridot and Quartz, all named after the minerals that the colors mimic. The Peridot looks VERY interesting.

My favorite of the bunch? The 6 shimmery whipped gel eyeshadows. WHAT? Gel you say? Yep! Gel. How cool is that? I wonder how long these will last and how they will compare to the Armani Eyes to Kill shadows. I, for sure will be first on line to pick these babies up. Which is your favorite color? Mine? The black and the maroon!

Rouge Coco Lipsticks and Glossimers in 2 new colors.

Quad in Prelude. These are really great neutrals that can be smoked out or dressed down for every day. Really on board with this quad. You know me and my smokey taupes.

Collection it out this July.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

MAC Sheen Supreme Du Jour 5.29.11

I am in love with this super creamy lipstick, it is from MAC's new (not brand new, but new to me) line Sheen Supreme in the color "supremely confident". Why am I so in love with this color? It is just SO creamy and shiny! The nude is your run of the mill TRUE nude, very similar to my all time favorite nude, Gosh Darling.

However, this is from the States and a lot easier to get since it is from MAC and basically there is a MAC in every city.

I highly reccomend this lipstick line if you love creamy shiny lipsticks and this color if you love a true pale nude. If you love those things you will be obsessed with this. The con? It doesnt last long at all because of the extreme creaminess (however once the shine wears off the nude color is left behind) and its easier to mess up the stick because its so soft!

Swatch on hand below:

Have you tried? Do you love?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Givenchy Audacious Lashes Du Jour 5.22.11

This is one launch I am really looking forward to, Givenchy's Audaciuos Lashes. It is a new mascara. Usually, I do not really try new mascaras, I have three long time favorites, YSL Faux Cils, Lancome Hypnose and Loreal Voluminous. With these three, I really never need to try new ones because none really can even come close to these three goodies.

With that being said, I am PSYCHED to try this one, this one actually looks, dare I say... innovative?

The brush looks super unique. Check it out below. You can move the shaft up or down depending on if you want definition or volume and thickness.

What do you think? Will you try?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

NARS SS2011 Pure Matte Madere 5.18.11

This one has been reviewed to death already but I wanted to add my 2 cents to the conversation, NARS Pure Matte is Madere. Yes, this is a semi difficult shade to wear. It is a true flesh color that pulls slightly pink. This color is very reminiscent of MAC's Fleshpot. It is very matte, so that means your lips need to be in tip top condition to wear. It would be very hard to wear if you have dry or cracked lips. However, I do not find that the actual lipstick dries my lips out.

I apply this in a patting motion and I usually put a clear balm underneath or on top. I do not find it changes the color at all. It does change the longevity of the lipstick. The lipstick alone will last for hours, with a balm underneath is lasts a little less, but I rather re-apply than have the look of dry lips.

What I love about this lipstick though is how natural of a nude it is (if applied right), it really is truly beautiful. I love love the color, definitely one of my favorite nudes right now. I like to use mattes because you have a lot of options with mattes. You can make it creamier with a gloss or balm or use it as a matte as is!

Oh yeah, and this lipstick has no stinky NARS smell. Good job NARS! I will be repurchasing this over and over, for sure!

Here is a crappy swatch on my arm and lips. The lighting looks a bit yellow.

Have you tried? Thoughts?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Skincare Du Jour 5.16.11

One of my most emailed about topics is skincare.

People are very interested in my routine and how to take care of your skin. As I have mentioned before, I do not wear foundation. The reason being, i like to let my skin breathe and I do not like the look of makeup on skin. When someone looks at me, I want them to see ME not a layer of gook. Not to say everyone that wears foundation looks like that, but I have seen some unfortunate incidents.

The most important thing with regards to makeup is your skin, without a skin nice base the makeup doesn't matter and to me your skin is your base.

My number one tip is to drink LOTS of water and exercise.

I know, I know! Everyone probably tells you this, but its true. To have your skin glow you need to be healthy from the inside out. Exercise also on top of keeping your body healthy promotes blood flow and releases good for your hormones which are led to believe to help your skin. Whether or not this is true, I know that the more I exercise the better my skin looks!

In addition to the above, it is very important to go to the dermatologist regularly to have your skin examined and have any spots or dots looked at. Melanoma is very serious and can be caught very quickly and easily! Take my advice on this one, schedule your next dermatologist appointment now! Again, if you have problematic skin sometime you really need a doctor to diagnose any underlying issues that may be causing this, such as a bacteria or a hormonal imbalance.

With all of that being said, I will be doing a series of upcoming posts on what I use for skincare.
Please let a comment here if you have any specific questions that I can answer for you!


Fresh: Cannibis Santal Du Jour 5.16.11

Writing a blog post about a scent is hard because it is SO hard to describe a scent but I will try my best. I am SO picky about perfumes. I love fruity perfumes for a second but I do not like to walk around smelling saccharine sweet. Most of my perfumes fall into two different categories soft and musky or deep and spicy. I do not like your typical types of perfumes.

This one is my favorite deep and spicy scent. I have been wearing this for over a year now and still love it. Quite a feat! Fresh Cannibus Santal is one of my very favorite perfumes. It smells very unisex and sexy, almost manly and woodsy. This is what you wear when you are going on a hot date or know you are going to be smooching!

It has notes of Vanilla Musk, Chocolate, Vetivier (quintessential sexy smell), Patchouli, Dark Plum, Kumquat and obviously Cannibus.

I carry a small bottle in my bag and have the big one in my bathroom.

You can purchase at Sephora or any FRESH store. The small bottle is $32 and the larger is $75.

Have you tried? What are your thoughts?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Obsession Du Jour: Clarins Lip Perfector in Rose Du Jour 5.14.11

Hello Ladies, Excuse me for my longer than anticipated break, sometimes life just takes over!

Anyway, I am back and more ready than ever to share all my great finds and obsessions with you all again.

Lets get on with it shall we?

This is not a new find whatsoever, but more so something I have been using since high school (eek is that really 10 years ago?) Anyone that ever asks me what my favorite lip gloss is will always get the same answer. Clarins Lip Perfector in the "pink color" that's what I call it, but the technical name is Rose Shimmer.

This gloss is a jelly baby pink, it is not very pigmented but it covers your lip color, its very interesting. I guess you could call it a "My Lips but Better" color. I find that it gives your lips a pale pink cast. It is very moisturizing and "cushy" feeling and TOTALLY non sticky.

Now the bad part? I could literally go through a tube a week. I am so obsessed with it that I re-apply constantly and go through it at an abnormally fast pace and at $21.00 a pop that could get to be an expensive habit. However, if I had to chose one lip product for the rest of my life it just might be this one. BOLD statement. I know!

I should next get a picture of this on my lips. Ah, well.

Anyway, let me know if you have tried this and what your thoughts are!