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Tuesday
Aug062013

MAC So Supreme.

I own more lipstick and gloss more than any other beauty product. The problem is, I can NEVER get enough. Especially when it comes to MAC. I don't know if it is the huge variety of textures or shades or that tell tale vanilla scent, these are just my favorite. Imagine how excited I was when I saw this brand new So Supreme collection, which is full of new lipstick and gloss in beautiful new shades. This was made for me.

MAC So Supreme Lipstick & Lipglass

Inspired by the global trend of lipgloss with tint, So Supreme goes sheerer than ever. The lightweight formula packs moisturizing, conditioning comfort with v application, adding a flushed glow to the lips that lasts beyond the shine. Introducing eight new, limited-edition shades in luscious corals, pinks, berries and nudes – four of which, including Gwi-Yo-Mi and Heart & Seoul, are inspired by Asia. Featuring the slick, clickable, pen-style brush applicator first seen in Sheen Supreme Lipglass, tint glides on effortlessly.

These are so perfect becasue they are full of color, but go on sheer and can be layered. These are just what I needed for a little mid-summer pick me up.

See also: MAC Superglass

MAC So Supreme

 

The So Supreme collection:

SHEEN SUPREME LIPSTICK - $17.00
Prêt-à-Pretty - soft warm pink
Gotta Dash! - pale clean coral
Playtime - bright coral pink
Sweet Grenadine - bright orange
Pleasurefruit - bright warm pink
Candy Apple - mid-tone warm plum

SHEEN SUPREME LIPGLASS TINT - $20.00
Bubble Gum - soft warm pink
K-Wow - soft cool pink
Simply Wow - mid-tone cool mauve
Heart & Seoul - warm peach
Kiss, Kiss - cool peach cream
Blushing Berry - mid-tone cool red
Gwi-Yo-Mi - mid-tone raspberry
Glorious Intent - warm plum 

MAC So Supreme Lipstick & Lipglass

My favorite MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks: Pleasurefruit and Sweet GrenadineMAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Pleasurefruit and Sweet GrenadineSummer brights from MAC : Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Pleasurefruit and Sweet GrenadineSweet Grenadine and Pleasurefruit

MAC So Supreme is available right now at all MAC locations as well as maccosmetics.com.

Friday
Aug022013

Own the Weekends with COVERGIRL.

Summer is my favorite time of year and the weekends are the best, aren't they? Whether I am heading to the beach, going out for a fun date night with my husband or simply visiting with friends at a barbecue, I take the time to incorporate the great summer trends into my look.

This year, I'm all about mixing a bit of denim into my wardrobe, adding on a big necklace and spicing it up with some wedge heels. For makeup, I love a fun, flirty look with color, but I still make sure my skin looks its glowing best. On my nails, I'm loving bright pops of color and nail art, which is a must this summer. COVERGIRL has the products that help me create my summer beauty look and it has me owning the weekends and feeling confident. It's nothing short of magical when a few great makeup products can make me feel my best.

COVERGIRL Summer Looks

For a flirty look on my eyes, I have been obsessed with the new COVERGIRL Flamed Out Shadow Pencils, Flamed Out Shadow Pots, Ink It! By Perfect Point Plus Gel Eyeliner and pull it all together with Flamed Out Mascara.

Flamed Out Shadow Pencils offer great creamy color in bold shades. These double duty pencils are easy to apply and have a cooling feel to them; they actually impart a cooling feeling as I glide it over my eye. These are great for both shadow and liner.

Flamed Out Shadow Pots are perfectly sized pots filled with highly pigmented colors, which are perfect to keep on top of all summer trends. They are silky soft, apply with ease, and stay in place all day.

Ink It! By Perfect Point Plus Gel Eyeliner is a self-sharpening, long-lasting, gel eyeliner that comes in summers hottest shades. It applies like a dream and lasts all day long with no smudging.

Flamed Out Mascara is my summer mascara of choice. This mascara is different in a big way, with a big brush that has a little cushion to it. The brush helps evenly coat lashes and deposit the mascara pigment all over lashes. By doing this, it helps to add a lot more volume to lashes, and helps them curl up and out at the same time. This comes in a regular version that is perfect for everyday or a water resistant formula that is perfect for a day at the pool or beach.

My summer fun, flirty look was created with Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Crystal Flame, Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Sapphire Flare, Ink It! Eyeliner in Aquamarine Ink, topped with Flamed Out Mascara in Black Blaze.

COVERGIRL Flamed Out Eye Look 

For my skin, I want a natural, softly bronzed look, with gorgeous glowing skin. To get this look I love, I have been depending on COVERGIRL Clean Whipped Creme Foundation and Clean Glow Blush & Bronzer.

Clean Whipped Creme Foundation is the type of foundation I need in the summer. It is light and airy feeling so it feels like I am not wearing makeup. Even with the light, whipped texture, this offers a nice medium coverage that makes my skin look perfect. I apply this with a damp sponge to get the glowing makeup look I love.

Clean Glow Blush & Bronzer provides natural, lightweight color with it's three varying shades of blush and bronzer. I like to apply the darkest shade to the contour of my cheekbone and then take a fluffy blush brush and swirl the colors together and apply as I normally apply a blush. The look is perfect, each and every time.

COVERGIRL Whipped Cream Foundation & Clean Glow Bronzer

As I mentioned above, on my nails I love a pop of bright and fun summer color. I actually put my nails to the ultimate challenge when I traveled to Chicago last weekend. I painted them first thing on Thursday morning, and they were still looking great five days later. I used COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis and they definitely outlasted my expectations. The base color was Pink Lady which is a bright bubble gum pink. I wore this on both my tips and toes. I created a little DIY nail art with a few of the other bright Glosstinis shades. I used Sangria, Orange Oasis, Lemon Drop and Appletini to create the polka dots. I dipped a rounded tipped bobbi pin into the polish and gently touched the tip to my nails. It made for a pretty easy dot without any fuss.

COVERGIRL nail look with Pink Lady Glosstinis

Want to own the weekend and need a little help? COVERGIRL is going to be in a few select cities this summer to help you do just that. Join them at the Easy Breezy Block Party bus tour. Stop by the tour for summer inspired makeovers, manicures, and beauty tutorials. For up-to-the-minute tour location and more information, follow @COVERGIRL on Twitter and Instagram and use the #easybreezysummer hashtag.
 
Easy Breezy Block Party Bus Tour
August 2 - Chicago, IL at Lollapalooza
August 16 - Santa Monica, CA at Santa Monica Beach
August 17- Los Angeles, CA at H2O Music Festival
August 25 - Brooklyn, NY at MTV Video Music Awards

How do you plan to own the weekend this summer?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by COVERGIRL. I received samples of the products plus compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see the Disclaimer page.

Thursday
Aug012013

Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem: Week 1.

I have just completed my first week with Nutrisystem and I have one word to share that sums up my week: overwhelmed.

Nutrisystem Cinnamon Streusel Muffin

It's overwhelming to make a life change such as this. I am getting healthy and starting with this weight loss. Making the change and putting it into action is not as easy as I thought. It is overwhelming to stick to the program. And all of the food is overwhelming itself.

I traveled for a few days over this week and didn't really get "on program" until Sunday, but it has been pretty routine since then. Well, except for fitting in all of the food. My plan has me eating 6 times a day. Yes! 6 times. And while the portions are smaller, the food is very filling and I feel stuffed most of the day. There has not been one day yet, where I have fit in all of my food. Crazy, right? I know I need to do so in order to make this program work, and that it my goal for next week.

See also: Getting Healthy with Nutrisystem Introduction

My problem starts early in the day as I am not used to eating as soon as I wake up. I usually have a cup of tea in the morning when I get up around 6:30 or 7:00. I usually don't eat until 10:00 or so. This does not work with the Nutrisystem plan, so I am making some modifications. I am eating one of the Nutrisystem breakfasts (the Cinnamon Streusel Muffin, pictured above, is my favorite!) with my tea now. Then I am having my protein drink around 10:00. This is when I am actually supposed to be having my morning snack or PowerFuel, and I have yet to work that in. I will figure it out.

Even without staying 100% on the plan, I saw a nice amount of weight-loss this week. I hear that a larger than normal weight loss is pretty typical when starting a program, or life change like this. I am super excited to tell you that I lost 4.5 pounds this week. I am on my way!

 

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog.

Disclosure: As part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, Nutrisystem is providing me with the Nustrisystem program, free of charge, which includes food and support, in exchange for my honest opinion of the program. No other compensation has been given. All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday
Jul312013

5 Moisturizers with Sunscreen.

5 Moisturizers with Sunscreen

You do know that sunscreen is essential to anti-aging, don't you? You need to wear sunscreen each and every day of the year. I depend on daytime moisturizers that have sunscreen in them to get me though the day. Here are my 5 daytime moisturizers that contain sunscreen that get the job done.

The best day time moisturizers with sunscreen

L’Oréal Paris Ideal Moisture Lotion SPF 25 - $6.99
This daytime lotion that is super affordable offers the right amount of moisture of normal to drier skins, while protecting it with SPF 25. The skin-softening formula is also infused with the antioxidant Vitamin E and a lightweight-hydrating ingredient that makes skin just clean, like it's barely there.

Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15 - $22.00
This super hydrating, yet fast absorbing moisturizer is perfect for everyday. It offers moderate sun protection with SPF 15 as it plumps skin full of collagen without any heavy oils so it never feels greasy. This is best for those with very dry or mature skin.

See also: The New FDA Sunscreen Regulations

H20+ Face Oasis Hydrating Lotion SPF 30 - $42.00
This advanced moisturizer helps skin resist damage with broad spectrum sunscreen, UV-active technology and moisturizing marine botanicals. The SPF 30 offers maximum protection from harmful rays while marine botanicals deliver deep hydration for smooth, healthy-looking skin.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Fluid SPF 15 - $72.00
This perfecting oil-free moisturizer works to brighten, correct, retexturize AND protect the skin. Day after day, the skin seems transformed as imperfections and dark spots are diminished, skin texture is refined, and the complexion becomes more comfortably even. SPF 15 offers moderate protection.

Perricone MD Photo Plasma SPF 30 - $69.00
Luxurious in texture, Photo Plasma leaves skin with a velvety soft and dewy finish along with the all important SPF 30. It helps to makes skin look more perfect as it primes skin and helps keep makeup in place. Skin looks radiant while wearing while being protected from both UVA and UVB rays.