1st NYX lip haul! {ft. Simply Nude Lip Creams & Butter Lipstick}



It was a funny moment when I realized that NOT ONCE had I tried a lip product from NYX. Lipstick is a category NYX seems to be known for, and I seemed to have just skipped right over the selection all these years. Well, that finally changed a couple of weeks ago when Ulta ran its 40% off sale on NYX and a few other brands. I had my eye on several products for quite some time, so I decided to snag them while on sale.

Without further ado, keep reading for my review & swatches of two new NYX Simply Nude Lip Creams and a Butter Lipstick in Pops!



The nail polish you need for fall: Zoya Yuna (Fall 2014 Ignite collection)


Zoya Yuna nail polish | Fall 2014 Ignite collectionIt might be the beauty geek inside me, but fall has to be my most favorite time of the year- and it’s mostly due to the makeup trends.

Yes, there are other things to look forward to about fall: dressing in layers, drinking anything with “pumpkin spice” in the name (I personally haven’t jumped on that bandwagon yet), Halloween, Thanksgiving, boots… I could go on! But really, it’s that week in September when we finally start seeing trend blogs feature berry lips, strong brows, and deeper, jewel-toned nail colors that I really get excited for fall.

While I wouldn’t exactly classify Zoya Yuna as a jewel-toned nail color, she is nothing less than a beauty- and a shade I think you need for fall. Please keep reading for more swatches & my review (AKA why I’ve worn her three times over the last couple of weeks)!


Found! A neutral-toned contour: MAC Artificially Wild Taupe blush {review & swatches}

TGIF! Since Friday is my favorite day of the week, what better way to celebrate than with a post about a GLORIOUS new makeup product?

As yesterday was my birthday, I went on the obligatory it’s-my-birthday-so-I’m-treating-myself shopping trip- my first stop was the MAC counter. It feels like years since I last visited my local counter at Macy’s! MAC recently launched a few gorgeous collections, so I wanted to check them out in person.

Number one on my shopping list was a powder blush in Taupe, part of the new Artificially Wild collection. Spoiler alert: don’t overlook this one just because it looks like a plain, medium brown. It’s a must have for light-skinned gals who have yet to find their perfect contour. Please keep reading for more information and photos!

MAC Artificially Wild Taupe blush review & swatches



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