Empties: October 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Even though it's almost December I still thought I would share my October Empties. Ones I will miss are the Kiehl's Magic Elixer and the NUDE Day Moisturizer. These are definite repurchases down the line. As a product junkie, I've always got plenty of backups and more fun products to try. But every once in a while I come back to my tried and true products. I hope you enjoy the video linked below!

Products Mentioned:
Shiseido Facial Cotton*
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum*
Origins Clean Energy*
Butter London Acetone Free Lacquer Remover Pumpkin Warrior (discontinued)
Butter London Acetone Free Lacquer Remover Branwen's Berries (discontinued)
Boots No 7 Protect & Perfect Hand Cream SPF 15
Travel Sizes/Deluxe Samples:

Favorites: October 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

As the seasons change I turn back to favorites that have been my tried and true moisturizing and exfoliating products. Colder weather means it's time to hydrate the skin, slap on darker nail polish, and pamper time in the shower/bath. Oils, glycolic acid, and black nail polish galore, check out my October Favorites in the video below!

Products Mentioned:

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner
L'Occitane Cleansing & Softening Shower Oil with Almond Oil
Bobbi Brown 'Soothing' Cleansing Oil
Skin 79 Rose Moisture Mask
Alpha-H Liquid Gold
Estee Lauder 'Idealist' Even Skintone Illuminator
MAC Mineralize Blush Lured to Love (Divine Night Collection)
Burberry Sheer Luminous Pressed Powder No. 2 Porcelain
Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils - Luxurious Mascara No. 5 Burgundy
Julep Cleopatra

In the video I mentioned that the L'Occitane Almond Oil 500 mL bottle is only available during the holidays. This is no longer the case and it can be purchased all year. However a great deal is rather than repurchasing the larger size, but getting refills for $12 cheaper for the same amount of product!

Hope  you enjoyed!


NOTD: Julep Cleopatra

Sunday, November 3, 2013

I'm always looking for new twists on classic shades when it comes to both makeup and fashion. Black has been "on-trend" for long enough now that I turn to black nails as often as a classic red and neutral nude. Thus, finding a shade that is a slight twist and change from a glossy black nail brings a fresh look to a comfortable color. Today I'm sharing my new favorite fall nail, Julep's Cleopatra. A matte color who's texture is aptly coined by Julep, as "Black Latex". 

As well as a pair of black latex leggings being on my wish list this fall/winter, my nails can partake in the trend along side. After two coats, the polish dries evenly and quickly into a beautiful matte finish. It was a little difficult to take accurate pictures of the sheen, and finish of the polish, so please excuse the "double-chin" angle of my hand. Regardless of fat fingers for the photo, the polish is shown in all its glory. As far as textured finishes that have been hitting the nail polish scene in the last year, this is one of my favorites, and what I consider to be one of the most wearable. Definitely check this polish out if you are like me and love that "so dark blue, it's almost black" and other takes on classic looks. Julep polishes can be found at Sephora and on the Julep website

Hope you enjoyed, 
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