Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July Favorites!

I'm seriously going to say this but I can't believe that July is basically over! School is just around the corner! This month I've been using some things that I've mentioned before. I do however have some new products to show! Let's get started!

1. I have been loving the Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Perfector for Combination to Oily Skin this month! I bought in early May in the shade Medium/Deep and at first I didn't like it. It was too dark for me at the time. However, I tried it again early this month and I absolutely love it! It has a matte finish and it lasts for well over 8 hours. Just one touch up and I'm good to go! I'm not sure if I will use this during fall/winter but for summer, it's amazing!

2. For some reason, my legs are lighter than the rest of my body so I decided to try out the St. Tropez Instant Glow Body Lotion. I got it inside Sephora's annual Sun Kit this May. I tried this for my brother's graduation in June and my legs seriously looked awesome! They actually matched the rest of my body! For reference, I'm about an NC 35 in MAC terms. This does set quickly so you have to work fast. It didn't transfer onto my clothes and lasts all day! Love it!

3. Lately I've been using cream eyeshadows by themselves because I want my makeup to look simple. The one product that I've been loving is the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Amethyst! All I have to do is swipe it on my entire lid, blend and head out the door! I own four of these and I absolutely love them! I do however have to prime my eyelids because they are extremely oily. Other than that, if you're looking for a great stand alone color that don't crease, I totally recommend these!

4. I've talked about this product so many times but I truly love it! My go-to pressed powder has to be the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder! I have it in the Light to Medium shade. I have try this over many foundations and it keeps my skin matte all day long! It's perfect for you oily skin girls out there! The powder is fairly pigmented as well so I can get away with using it as a powder foundation! I can't live without it!

5. Another product that I have shown in my favorites is the bareMinerals Correcting Concealer. I use the shade Medium 1. I love how creamy it is! It doesn't settle into my fine lines either! I use it more as a corrector for under my eyes since it does have some peachy undertones to it. I use this and my Rimmel Match Perfection concealer and my under eyes are completely covered! I've already hit pan on it so I plan on repurchasing this product pretty soon!

6. The one blush and bronzer I've been wearing pretty much all month long has to be my ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzer Powder! The NARS Orgasm/Laguna duo looks similar to the ELF one. I love the warmth both the blush and bronzer give me! They give the perfect summertime glow! I've made quite a dent into this duo so I can't wait to hit pan on it soon!

What were your favorites this month! Until next time!

xo, Kathleen

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Questionnaire: July 29, 2013!

How's everyone's Monday going? I had the day off today so I'm just chillin' at home, catching up on some YouTube videos and eating a bowlful of ice cream. Yum! It's been FOREVER since I did a questionnaire but today I decided to make one (courtesy of the lovely Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog)! Let's get started!

I finally get to see Despicable Me 2 tomorrow! Can't wait to see it!

1. What was one of your most memorable jobs and why?
Well, I've only had one real job and that's retail. It's alright to say the least.

2. What’s the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home?
Probably France. It's approximately 5661 miles in distance! Wow!

3. When I’m really excited I…
Either can't talk at all or start jumping up and down. Maybe both....

4. How would your best friend describe you?
Smart, funny, weird and kind.

5. What are three traits you inherited from your parents?
Stubbornness: dad
Shy/quiet: dad
Tallness: mom

6. What are three things or events that have made you who you are today?
Hmm, probably traveling to France, getting involved with my youth group at church and getting my first job.

7. Five adjectives that describe your current makeup style?
Simple, easy, long wearing, clean, classic

8. If you could permanently ban a single word from general usage, what word would it be?
Yolo and swag.

9. What’s the best mood booster?
Eating and listening to music!

10. You can ask any celebrity for hair/beauty/makeup advice. Whom and what do you ask?
Definitely Lauren Conrad! I love her makeup and fashion choices! I'd ask her what's the one beauty product she can't live without.

Until next time!
xo, Kathleen

Friday, July 26, 2013

Collective Haul! Sephora, Rite Aid + Blog Sale Items!

Hey guys! It's been waaaay too long since I've last posted a blog post here, (about a month!) and I truly missed blogging! There's really no excuse for not being on here as much. So much has happened this last month and I do plan on making a July Favorites as well so stay tuned for that! For now, I have a haul to show you guys! I did some online shopping at Sephora, bought a couple of things from Rite Aid and I even purchased some items off a blog sale! It was my first time buying things from a blog/using Paypal and I was so anxious about it! Thankfully, everything went well! Let's get onto the haul shall we?

I got an email saying I was 64 points away from being a VIB at Sephora so I figured why not buy a few things. I bought a Sephora Collection Contour Eye Pencil 12HR Wear in the color 09 Girls Night Out. I've heard so many good things about this pencil and I can't wait to try it! I also bought another Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Stick in Amethyst. I have four of these already and I absolutely love them! They're perfect by themselves or as a base for your eyeshadows. Totally recommend these! For the deluxe sample, I chose the Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control cream. I just wanted to try this out, see if my cellulite firms up lol! Lastly, the product I was so happy to have another one of, is the Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray. This is a holy grail for my oily skin. I recently ran out of this and I was so bummed. I'm so glad I have another bottle!

I went to Rite Aid looking for a new foundation to try. All the ones I own are starting to get a little funky or it no longer matches my face. I noticed the Covergirl Clean Whipped Creme display and they seriously only had four different shades to choose from. It was practically empty! Good thing I found an unopened bottle of my shade, 340. I then realized Covergirl was on sale buy one get one 50% off so I decided to check out another one of their foundations: the Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Makeup. I got the color 842. I've heard good things about both of these foundations so I can't wait to try them out!

I'm super excited about these products the most! I bought these items off a blog sale a few weeks ago and I'm so happy I did! I would totally recommend checking out www.muablogsales.wordpress.com! They have a list of my blog sales going on! I bought a Benefit blush in Bella Bamba, bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 in The Finer Things, Sleek Ultra Matts V2 palette, MAC Watch Me Simmer lipstick and MAC Viva Glam Cyndi Lipglass! Can't wait to play with these beauties!

What were your recent purchases? Until next time!

xo, Kathleen