Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
This nail polish is AMAZING! I absolutely adore this color! Swagger is a luxe metallic champagne silver with slight pink undertones. It provides super opaque coverage, after one swipe, the nail was pretty opaque but I added another coat to make the color really pop. I have only had the polish on for a day now and so far no chipping. Hopefully it will last a few days with a chip. I will definitely being trying out more polishes from this range in the future.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Daily Detox Cleanser ($34) is something I use AM/PM to wash the daily crud off my face. It’s a light foaming gel cleanser that promises to remove impurities and fight bacteria to prevent breakouts. Phytic acid in the cleanser helps fade acne scars and reduce redness. I love the way my face feels after using this because it does not feel sucked dry, but soft and clean.
Next, I use the Clarifying Treatment Toner ($24) which contains witch hazel & phytic acid to clarify and balance the oil production. I also use this AM/PM. This toner does not dry your skin out like some acne toners that contain alcohol can. This is alcohol free and very refreshing.
Twice a week I use Kate Sommerville’s Clearing mask ($45) to help rid my skin of impurities and help clear my pores. This is a Kaolin clay mask that absorbs oil and helps clam your skin. I really like the way my skin feels after I wash the mask off, very refreshed.
Also twice a week I use Exfolikate ($85) to remove dead skin cells and polish my skin. This is Kate Sommerville’s signature product. It has been compared to the facial you can get when you go to see Kate yourself in her clinic. It contains tons of enzymes to clarify your skin and help clear blackheads. It really does give your skin a glow when you wash it off.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Bahama ($33) is my go to bronzer when I am really tan. It is describe as a deep golden bronze and that is exactly what you get. This color would really be more suited for medium to tan skin than my light to medium, but it works nicely when I do have a lot of color. It's very pigmented but blendable, so you can make it very light on the skin.
Guerlain Terracotta bronzer ($47) has been a cult favorite for years when it comes to bronzing. The Terracotta line is known for creating the perfect bronze look. I own Terracotta 01 bronzing powder which is a soft matte bronze with subtle sheen. This color is usually my go to in the winter when I have less color. It’s goes on lightly but can be layered for more intensity.
Chanel Soliel Tan de Chanel 4 Facettes is a limited edition bronzer ($65) from the Summer 2009 collection. It is amazing! The four colors blend together to create a soft shimmery peach bronze that looks heavenly on your skin. It’s definitely not overly shimmer, just a perfect amount. What I also like about this bronzer is that it can double as a highlighter using the two lightest shades. Chanel always comes up with an incredible bronzer for their summer collection and this is by far my favorite.
MAC To the Beach Cream Bronzer in Beach Bronze ($25) is the first cream bronzer I have ever owned. I have just recently within the past year gotten into using cream blushers. So when I saw that MAC was releasing a cream bronzer I had to give it a try. I am glad I did because it is great! Beach Bronze is a beautiful sheer warm tan with shimmer. When applied it is lightweight and non-greasy. It leaves you with a warm shimmery glow that lasts all day. Beach Bronze is perfect for light to medium skin tones. However, darker skin tones may find this too light for them. For my first cream bronzer, I was quite happy with this purchase.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I love a good bronzer and this duo is a hit for me. It may be a bit shimmery for some but I think it is lovely. The packaging is black and glossy with a big mirror inside. The duo comes with two colors, Glint (soft luminous peach highlighter) and Burnish (soft golden bronze). Together these colors work beautiful together for a soft bronze sheen. Normally I stick to matte bronzer or ones with a very subtle shimmer, but I am quite smitten with this duo.
I also purchased a sheer lip gloss in Provoke which is a warm caramel nude shimmer. There is a slight bubblegum smell to the gloss which I love. The packaging is sleek and light which makes it easy to tote around in a small bag or even your pocket. This color is beautiful, not only because it’s nude (which I love) but it just enhances my lip color with a lovely soft sheen. Definitely a gloss I could just throw on whenever.
Great color for fall!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
L to R: Soft Whisper, Pure Impulse