September Favorites! Birthday Month and Haul special

2016, Beauty, favorites, makeup, monthly favorites, Uncategorized

That’s right! It’s birthday month. Every year this month, I celebrate and take out time for myself. Whether it is a nice day at the spa resting up, or not worrying about splurging for myself, I take full advantage of this month by indulging!

Here are some of my favorite items that I’ve indulged in.


Lips

I’m starting to believe that a good lipstick can make or break an outfit/look. I’ve noticed how many women of the Indian subcontinent lean towards darker, more brown tones for lipsticks. I’m the opposite at least until the fall and winter seasons. I love the bright pinks, the hot fiery reds and the bold magentas and burgundy tones. Anything to brighten up my face!

 

Foundation

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab makes me feel like I’m well rested and that I’ve got the best skin in the world. It’s light and refreshing while it covers my slight imperfections. I’ve ranted and raved about this foundation for many months. It’s definitely my favorite go-to foundation for taking pictures and for social gatherings. 

 

Eyes

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve bought an eye shadow palette. The last one I got was the Urban Decay Smokey palette last year. I’m still using that but this time around I wanted some more shades for the fall. I finally broke down and ended up getting the Smashbox Matte Exposure palette. It’s got the perfect shades for this fall season from mauve to deep purples, I’ve been using this palette like crazy.

 

Bag

This month I splurged on a present for myself. I haven’t bought a fun bag in a while and I definitely didn’t have one in this burgundy plum color. I’ve been loving the options that Michael Kors has out right now. Plus I scored this beauty at TJ Maxx for only $99!

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

August 2016 Favorites.

2016, Beauty, favorites, makeup, Uncategorized

August has been crazy! Between buying a house(!) to renovating a house (!!), I’ve been all over the place.

This month has been mostly casual in terms of clothing and makeup. It’s been raining quite a bit over here in Dallas so I’ve been mustering some extra effort to keep my face dry and humidity free.


GlamGlow Thirsty Mud mask-

Oh the humidity! Dallas weather has been crazy for the past few weeks. We’ve had 100 deg days turn into 75 degree days all within hours and random showers sprinkled between the sun and clouds. The change in weather and the change in my personal situation has been making my skin dry.

My new favorite item for skin care this month is the GlamGlow Thirsty Mud mask. I’ve been using it in place of my regular night time treatment. The formula is very hydrating and it doesn’t leave me feeling greasy. It feels like I’ve left a nice puddle of water on my skin and in the morning my skin has absorbed all of the moisturizer and feels amazing.


Origins GinZing Scrub & Origins Checks and Balances Face wash-

I’ve been guilty of leaving my skin in terrible condition this summer. While we’ve been renovating/updating our house, I’ve been neglecting my skin on a routine basis.

Late in August, as I was packing, I found the Origins GinZing Energy boosting  Scrub and the Origins Checks and Balances Frothy face wash.

After spending my weeknights and weekends painting, scrubbing, sanding and remodeling my face needed a little extra TLC. I love the citrusy scent of the GinZing scrub while the Frothy face wash left my face cleansed from the paint and dirt. On nights where I couldn’t use my Clarisonic or my normal cleaning routine (hey, remodeling is a tough and tiring job!), I’d run to these for a quick 5 min cleanse before heading to bed.


Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47-

I’ve never been a great with putting on screen. It’s just not my forte. This summer I’ve spent a great deal of time outdoors. The Texas sun feels so strong during the summer and I’ve been scared that the rays are harming my skin instead of providing any benefits. That’s why I’ve been getting better about putting on sunscreen and having a light formula like the Josie Maran one really helps. The sunscreen comes in a signature dark bottle with a pump that dispenses a white moisturizer and sunscreen combo. I love argan oil and what it does to my face so much that this actually had become a part of my morning routine.

Most sunscreens break me out but this one hasn’t as of yet. 


Urban Decay One and Done Foundation-

I’ve been scarce with foundation since it’s been humid and over 90 degrees here in Dallas. My go-to foundation during this time of year is the Urban Decay One and Done since it released this summer. It’s a great blend between a BB cream and a foundation. It provides the best coverage while being light on my skin.


Urban Decay Naked Concealer-

I’m trying really hard to finish my stock of concealers before we move. It is just too hard to do especially when I keep reaching for my Urban Decay Naked concealer every single time!

Makeup Spotlight: Foundation

favorites, makeup, Makeup Spotlight, Reviews, Uncategorized

Whenever you start building anything, the best thing would be to create a strong foundation. Your skin is the base or the ‘foundation’ of your entire face. It’s the first thing that shows your health. That’s why it is most important to take care of your skin.

Everyone knows that radiance comes from within but there are some wonderful makeup products out there that have the ability to fake perfection.

I love foundation. Whether it is powder, liquid or creme, foundation can make any skin type look flawless. It can help give the appearance of a good nights sleep, and make one look younger.

Here’s a look at my favorite foundations.


Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

Hands down the Naked Skin foundation is my favorite foundation for daily use. The Naked Skin foundation is light, dewy and perfect for daily wear. It lasts all day and provides enough coverage to hide acne marks and skin discoloration. 

Nars Sheer Glow in Punjabi

nars sheer glow

The Nars Sheerglow foundation does what it promises! The thin consistency is enough to make you look like an angel by covering up your flaws. If you don’t need a thick foundation then this is the perfect foundation for going- out, weddings or even formal events.

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation

muf_hd

I get it! Not every one has clear skin and enjoys a light coverage. The MUFE HD foundation provides the most coverage and coats your skin to perfection. It is thick enough to hide the toughest acne scars but light enough to let your skin breathe. 

 

May Favorites!

Beauty, boscia, drugstore, eye cream, eyeshadow, favorites, kiehls, makeup, may, naked palette, peter thomas roth, revlon, skincare

I love the month of June. It’s exactly 6 months into the year. Not too hot, not too cold down here in Texas. It is the month that holds the official start of summer. 

With June comes the end of May and another round of monthly favorites.


312

Nightly Skin Care goodies



Skincare:

Love Lettuce

Lush Fresh Face Mask- Love Lettuce $6.95

I love Lush, most especially their fresh face masks. These face masks last about 2 weeks and are preservative free. I generally use the face mask every other day for 2 weeks. I’ve used other fresh masks from Lush before such as Oatifix, BB Seaweed and Brazened Honey but this was my first time using Love Lettuce

The Love Lettuce mask contains ground almonds so it doubles as an exfoliate for me making my night time routine cut in half. Love Lettuce contains lavender oil which helps combat oil and the almond oil helps with moisturizing the skin. One key point to note, the ground almost is coarse so as to remove dull, flaky skin, but it may be too harsh on sensitive skin.

boscia- Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleep Mask $34.00

I’m a great believer that your skin rejuvenates the most while you sleep. I’ve been using this sleep mask nightly for almost a little over a month. I initially bought it so I could use it during the flights on my vacations. The mask has the consistency of a moisturizer- thin, light and very hydrating. But it also stays on your face keeping it hydrated until you wake up and rinse it off. The white creamy mask smells of rose and seems to disappear as soon as you put it on. 

Kiehl’s Abyssine Cream

This product is sold out or not longer being produced. I received it in my Birchbox a long time ago but recently started using it as an eye cream because of it’s thickness. I’ve been liking it so far as a moisturizer.

Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Eye Creme $65.00

I purchased this eye cream during my previous anti-aging haul and boy, do I love it! As I’ve mentioned before, I do not have heavy wrinkles which is what this product is geared toward, but I use it every night and before I use a concealer. Using it prior to using concealer has helped fill the fine lines below by eye where concealer used to previously crease. It’s been amazing at keeping those lines at bay. 


323

My Everyday Makeup

Face:

Naked Skin Foundation – 4.5 $39.00

I’ve never used a foundation as natural and perfect on my skin as the Naked Skin foundation by Urban Decay.  The 4.5 color is a perfect match during the summer while the 3.5 is a good match when I’m not as tan.  The foundation sits comfortably on my skin and doesn’t make me look cakey at all. 

Revlon Photo Ready concealer $10.99

I’ve used so many different concealers in my life but by far, the best concealer (especially drugstore) is the Revlon Photo Ready concealer in 


Eyes:

Urban Decay Naked Palette $54.00

Truthfully, I don’t wear any other palette as much as I love this pallet. This is my go-to palette for a smoky eye, or a neutral eye shadow look. I’ve had this palette for over 2 years and it is a charm! I’ve used it for weddings, work and even running routine errands. I’m definitely a very big fan of Naked palette. See my last post on the new Naked Smoky Palette.