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Friday
Jul312015

NARS Velvet Shadow Sticks.

NARS just launched their Fall collection (more on that very soon) and taking center stage of the collection are the brand new Velvet Shadow Sticks. I am super excited about these sticks! Similar to other brands I love sticks like this as they are usually very long-lasting and very easy to apply. NARS has initially created 8 Velvet Shadow Sticks and I am betting these silky, velvety shadows are sure to be a hit for a long time to come.

NARS Velvet Shadow Sticks Fall 2015

These sumptuous shades were made for layering under and over, blending and setting, and creating endless looks. With shades from pink champagne to black, there is something for everyone to create looks from neutral to smoky. I can't wait to try them!

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick shades:

Hollywoodland - Pale Gold
Aigle Noir - Black infused with gold shimmer
Glénan - Navy
Goddess - Pink Champagne
Oaxaca - Quartz
Sukhothai - Shimmering Peacock
Flibuste - Black
Reykjavik - Grey

NARS Velvet Shadow Sticks Fall 2015

The NARS Velvet Shadow Sticks sells for $28 each and are available now at NARS boutiques and narscosmetics.com. They will be available at Sephora and Nordstrom beginning on August 1st.

Wednesday
Jul292015

National Lipstick Day: My Favorite Lipsticks.

Today is National Lipstick Day! With more lipsticks than anything else in my makeup collection, I think it's great that this makeup item has a nationally recognized day.

Did you even know that in 1923, the swivel tube lipstick was invented? This makeup item has become something us makeup girls take for granted. This amazing little beauty we call lipstick has become a daily staple in my life, and I am betting many of yours too.

I have tried hundreds and hundreds - if not thousands of lipsticks over the years and definitely have my favorites. I am not even going to get into colors when talking about my favorite lipsticks because those change seasonally, but I definitely have my favorites. Choosing my favorite lipsticks is pretty difficult hard, so I am going with my ten most used lipsticks -- as in brands. Any of these would be great for adding to your daily beauty routine.

Best Lipsticks for Everyday Use

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Tuesday
Jul282015

Top 10 Travel Size Beauty Products.

I've been traveling quite a lot lately, and being summer, I'm betting that a lot of you have been taking some vacation time as well. I hope you are anyway. I've gotten pretty good at packing because my husband does not like it when I check a bag. So it's 3 fl oz and under for me when I travel when it comes to my beauty lotions and potions. So, I might have to sneak some of my things into his little perfectly sized travel bag, yeah, yeah because I do bring a lot. But I have definitely found some perfectly sized travel beauty products that I wanted to share just in case you needed a little help.

In case you are unsure of the airline rules, here they are according to the tsa.gov website:

3-1-1 for carry-ons. Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. The bag limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring.

One great place to start is the little maze you head down before checking out in store at Sephora. This little section is filled with great cubes of travel sized beauty products in the perfect sizes for traveling. I find these to be much more generous than the sizes you get in the trial size aisle of the mass or drugstores. These are usually full 3 oz sized products (what the TSA allows in your 1-quart sized bag, see above).

I also sometimes order things from 3floz.com. This shop exclusively carries travel sized products and they have a lot of different brands.

Best travel size beauty products to fit into your 3-1-1 tsa friendly bag!

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