Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation

Retails for $38 at Sephora.

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
What it is:
A long-lasting foundation powered by Amazonian clay.

What it does:
Get 12 hours of flawless coverage with this long-wearing, skin-perfecting formula with UVA/UVB SPF 15. It's full coverage with a weightless texture. With a broad range of shades available and a supremely blendable and buildable formula, everyone can achieve skin that looks healthy and natural.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

What else you need to know:
Whether oily, dry or combination, "skin-smart" Amazonian clay will intuitively adjust to meet and address your skin concerns for makeup that wears better, longer, and truer. This revolutionary foundation reduces the appearance of pores, discolorations, and imperfections and ensures a perfectly flawless complexion every time.

Research results:
Clinical results reveal up to 12 hours of perfect wear time.
Size: 1.7 oz

Monday, February 20, 2012

More colored pants!

Magazines and fashion blogs are still talking about colored pants! I've already done a blog post on them but I thought I'd do another and give you guys another way to style them.
The advice is usually to pair colored pants with a neutral top (black, white, etc. very plain) to balance in out. Another way to style it (although I did go with white...just go with me here) is to color block. I went with white because I added another pop of color with the mint green necklace. The green was also repeated in my bangles and my eyes. The white is repeated in my sunglasses. My flats are leopard print (a little personality!) and the brown shades coordinate with my hair, and the gold buckles with my gold studs.

In order to pull off a lot of colors (and not look like you just pulled random articles of clothing out of your closet), make sure there are repeating patterns. The brown was repeated, as was the green and the white. And to repeat the red, I had a black and red handbag and a white and brown scarf with accents of red. When you repeat a color, it looks deliberate and put together rather than clashing.

Chanel 'Peridot' Dupe! - Nail Polish Review

This little guy has been all the hype recently. Who wouldn't fall in love with it, with it's blue/green/silver sparkles. It looks amazing in the bottle and even better on your nails! The only downside is it's price, $26.

 This little number is by Borghese, which is a great company, on a side note. They are well known for cosmetics nationally and they've been around for a while (think: your mother at 14 painting her nails at a slumber party). And this bad boy retails for $8. That's quite a ways cheaper than Chanel (it's about the price of Essie, but of equal quality.
The color looks a bit different, but the Chanel picture is off of their website, therefore enhanced. And the color just doesn't photograph as beautifully as it is in person. The best part, you can layer this for different shades, it looks beautiful and pale with one coat, or intensely dark with three.