Favorite Things 2020

Favorite Things 2020 Erin Condren Planner Binder Planner Stickers from Etsy Amazon Sunnies Diff Carson Sunnies Manicure Set Up Hartlen & Co Jewelry Hoka Clifton 6 Sneaks Weighted Blanket Skinny Syrups (You can find them at TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Goods, Ross, etc) Tula Protect + Glow SPF 30 Earring Organizer First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Signet Ring (The one I ordered on Etsy … Continue reading Favorite Things 2020

Speed Reviews Volume IV

Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder Highlighters–Perfect, brighten, & set :: lightweight, finely milled :: soft-focus effect :: blurs the look of pores, extends the wear of makeup Price–$19-38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom (0.21-0.88 oz) Shade Range–5My Shade–Translucent Cruelty Free–Yes & vegan Pros–Mini size for travel and testing :: non-comedogenic :: shade options & universal translucent :: no flashback :: finely milled :: worked on … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume IV

Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Claims–Blends effortlessly–Set makeup for up to 12 hours–Sheer coverage–Matte finish–Finely-milled–Won’t settle into fine lines–Never cakey–Soft-focus effect Price–$39 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom Shade Range–3–My shade: Translucent Pros–Oil free–Non-comedogenic –Non-caking–Finely milled–Locks makeup in place–No flashback–Mini size available for travel/testing–Doesn’t cake on my dry skin Cons–Expensive Final ThoughtsI LOVED this when I had oily skin, but I haven’t used it in years because I figured … Continue reading Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks

Lindsay has written about this formula before, but I never purchased it because it’s pricey. I buy myself a pricey lipstick for my birthday every year so I decided to give this formula a try. I was instantly hooked. I had to have more and thanks to Glambot, I was able to purchase more at a fraction of the cost. Claims–Ultra-matte–Long lasting–Comfortable–No liner needed–Single-stroke coverage–Creamy–No … Continue reading Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipsticks

Speed Reviews Volume I

Speed reviews is brand new series to the blog. I got the idea from Nicole Cutler on YouTube. These are products that I want to share and talk about, but don’t want to devote an entire post to so I’m just going to share the highlights. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination Highlights–Talc free :: minimize shine :: blur pores :: illumination without glitter Price–$30 … Continue reading Speed Reviews Volume I

Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturizing Photo Edition

Claims –Lasts up to 12 hours –Full coverage –Luminous, radiant foundation –Hydrating –Blends seamlessly –Comfortable on the skin Price –$48 for 1 oz at Sephora, Nordstrom, lauramercier.com Shade Range –16 –My shade: 1N0 Vanille Ivory Pros –Packaging –Fragrance free –Full coverage –Weigthless –Longwearing –No parabens or phthalates –Non-comedogenic –Easy to blend –Radiant finish –Buidable Cons –Expensive –Availability (online or specialty stores only) –Shade range –Cruelty … Continue reading Foundation Friday: Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturizing Photo Edition

Mascara Monday: Laura Mercier Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara

Claims –Intense volume –High-impact length –Glossy, black pigment –Soft-touch lashes –Brush designed to prevent smudging, clumping, and flaking Price –$25 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, lauramercier.com Shade Range –1 Pros –No parabens, sulfates, oil, or fragrance –Builds/layers nicely –Didn’t flake or smudge –Unique wand shape –Lengthened –Separate Cons –Expensive –Only 1 shade –No waterproof option –Not much volume –Cruelty free status unclear Final Thoughts I found … Continue reading Mascara Monday: Laura Mercier Caviar Volume Panoramic Mascara

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer

Claims –All day wear and hydration –Medium to full coverage –Perfects, hydrates, and blurs –Looks and feels like a second skin –Transfer, wear, sweat, and humidity proof –Weightless and natural feel –Up to 12 hours of crease-resistant wear –Soft focus effect Price –$29 at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, lauramercier.com Shade Range –22 –My shade: 0.5N Pros –No parabens or sulfates –Full coverage –Doesn’t crease –Hydrating –Easy … Continue reading Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer