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Top 10 Beauty Items in My Purse.

My purse it like a bottomless pit when it comes to beauty items. I knew I had a lot of makeup in there, but I just didn't realize how much I did when I did a recent clean out. When I was deciding what beauties  I really needed in my purse,I kept it to a minimum - ten items. These are the top 10 items in my purse.

Top 10 Beauty Items in My Purse

1. Boscia Fresh Blotting Linens

2. Urban Decay NAKED Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder - Naked Medium Light

3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

4. COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara - Black Blaze

5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - Custard

6. CHANEL Glossimer Lipgloss - 347 Allegorie

7. Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo - Nude Nº 1

8. Nivea Lip Butter - Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss

9. CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick - 86 Instinct

10. MAC Lipstick - Plink!

Tell me... how many beauty items are rolling around in the bottom of your purse? Then check out what my blogger friends have in theirs.



Mascara Monday: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara.

I've been a long time fan of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Mascara line. For big, bold, look at me lashes, it never fails. The brand is launching a new one (out next week), and I am super excited about this one. Meet L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

The name butterfly is no coincidence. It is named specifically for the Butterfly Brush™, a breakthrough in brushes, in my opinion. This asymmetrical, ergonomic, wing-tip brush with flexible arches is designed to lift the outer corner lashes for a flared effect. The uniquely-shaped brush features tightly packed bristles that work to "trap" lashes and extend them outward from corner to corner.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

The formula is super silky and packed with fibers. Each Voluminous Butterfly Mascara includes 1.2MM fibers, actually, that instantly coats lashes in a soft, delicate veil for longer looking lashes with up to a whopping 6X the volume.

I am loving this mascara. I use the curved side for upper lashes, but prefer the flat side for the lower. One coat is great for everyday, and I definitely notice more definition with this than with any of the other Voluminous Mascaras I have used. I don't necessarily notice any special flaring in the corner, but longer-thicker, better looking lashes, overall for sure. I do notice a lot of lift, and that really opens the eye. It looks especially great when paring it with a deep black liner on the upper water line. This really opens my eyes. If I really want to have a bold look, then I apply two to three coats and am wowed each time.

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara will be available in your favorite drugstore and mass retailer, in October for $8.99. Choose from Black, Blackest Black or Black Brown. I am using Black.


Fall 2013: MAC Retro Matte.

Who doesn't love a new lip color for fall? It is one of the easiest ways to incorporate a new trend into your beauty look. This season it is not just about the color, it is about the texture. Matte is a beautiful texture that is great for fall. The new MAC Retro Matte collection takes both of these into account; beautiful color and matte texture. It all equals one beautiful fall look.

MAC Retro Matte Collection

With its one-of-a-kind Retro Matte texture, Ruby Woo Lipstick has become a smash hit both on and off the runway. Inspired by its stunning popularity, M·A·C has revamped this lipstick legend with invigorating, bold shades in its Retro Matte finish. Eye-catching new colours like Dangerous and All Fired Up create a look that’s feminine yet fierce. M·A·C also introduces its Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in a vibrant, new colour palette, giving this long-lasting and transfer-proof lip pencil an exhilarating makeover.

I love how the matte finish offers a stronger color payoff that looks bold and lasts. I prefer a glossier feel on my lips, so I do use a bit of C-Thru Lipglass dabbed into the center of my lips over these shades.

MAC Retro Matte

Lipstick - $15.00
Steady Going light pink matte
Runway Hit light nude matte
Dangerous orangey red matte
Relentlessly Red bright pinkish coral matte
All Fired Up bright fuchsia matte
Flat Out Fabulous bright plum matte
Ruby Woo very matte vivid blue red
Fixed on Drama rich wine matte

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil - $19.50
In Anticipation soft yellow pink
Staunchly Stylish pink beige
Shock Value bright pink cream
Dynamo bright peony
High Energy bright orange red cream
Trust in Red bright cool red cream
More To Love intense bluish pink
Fashion Boost bright purple cream

I have all the lipstick shades except for Ruby Woo.

MAC Retro Matte

Check out the MAC Retro Matte collection at all MAC locations and now.


Fall 2013: Urban Decay Nail Color.

Urban Decay launched as a lip and nail line when they launched in 1996. Since then, they've created so many products that the favorite nail color was sort of forgotten about -- by the brand, but not by fans. With multiple requests to relaunch this favorite, Urban Decay has this fall. And like everything they do, they made them bigger and better.

This new launch features two shades that are very typical of the brand in both name and color: Vice and Addiction. They are both totally two edgy, yet sophisticated shades with a must have high-gloss finish.

Urban Decay Nail Color

Urban Decay Nail Color: Vice and Addiction

Vice is a very rich, deep purple shade that features red and blue micro-shimmer. It is the shade for fall. I like wearing it with the second shade Addiction, a smoky metallic gunmetal, with multidimensional, high-shine micro sparkle, on my ring finger as an accent nail. I think it would look great doing the opposite as well.

The nail color formula is long-wearing and chip resistant. It applies easily with the new high performance 400-strand brush. Yes, you read that correctly. There are 400 very fine strands that make up the brush. This brush was developed to pick up more product than other brushes, grabbing on to color to give you a clean, even and controlled laydown of polish. It is incredibly precise. Even the outer nail corners can be painted with ease and less risk of mess-ups.

Urban Decay Nail Color

I think the bottle with sleek, narrow design and customized cap is totally collectible and very cool. The custom-designed cap is topped with a skull with roses for the eyes, and Urban Decay debossed on the side.

Urban Decay Nail Color

Grab these Urban Decay Nail Colors now, as they are extremely limited for fall. Each season, they will launch two seasonal, limited shades though, so be on the lookout. Each nail color sells for $15.00 and they are available from Sephora, ULTA, select Macy's stores or online at right now.