Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quick Chanel Haul!

As I was out shopping in Dillard's today, I passed by the Chanel counter and decided to make a stop. I wasn't even going to look at the cosmetics, but realized my want for the famous Vitalumière Aqua foundation. The lady at the counter just wanted to try everything on me! After matching my foundation shade, she put the lusion D'ombre Long Wear luminous Eyeshadow in #86 all over my lid and into mu crease, and popped lusion D'ombre Long Wear luminous Eyeshadow in #86 right near my lashes on my upper and lower lash lines! I got so many complements on my makeup as I continued shopping, I couldn't believe it! She was so sweet and I ended up walking away with my First Chanel makeup items! Here are some photos of the products! (I'm in my phone, so quality is low... Sorry!)

Vitalumière Aqua in shade 20 Beige

Illusion D'ombre Long Wear luminous Eyeshadow in #84 Èpatant

lusion D'ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in #86 Ébloui

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Beauty Favorites!

Spring has sprung away, and summer has arrived! Summer is a tough season for beauty and fashion, so I decided I would share my favorite summer beauty products!

Smashbox Photo Ready BB Cream

   This product comes with me everywhere. While it's not your traditional Asian style blemish balm, it is perfect for the summer. I don't use a tinted moisturizer because of my overly oily skin. I find that this gives me a beautiful finish and helps control the oil that attacks my face! I am in the color light, and although it is slightly yellow for my skin, it blends beautifully. Because I burn as soon as sun light touches my skin, the SPF 35 is a life saver! 

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm

     I have been using the Jack Black Lip Balm for over three years now, and I can't imagine summer without it! This balm is ultra moisturizing and super conditioning. I first started using it when I was on the medication Acutane. The prescription dried out my lips and mouth to the point where they would bleed. This was the only product that would heal them! It has SPF 25, so you wont forget about protecting your lips! It comes in many different scents and flavors. (My two favorite are the lemon and mint.) It has a thick, Vaseline texture, so a little goes a long way!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Pink Pop

   If you like pink lips, but don't like sticky feeling of a traditional lip gloss, this is the lip product for you! This gloss gives you a perfect color to your lips. It's not too overpowering, but adds just the right amount of shine and color. The formula is super smooth, and the packaging has a very high quality look and feel! I just love this non-shimmery, glossy shade!

The gloss can be purchased at your local drugstore. Around $7

These are just a few of my favorite beauty items for summer. If you want to see more of my favs, or want a more in depth review, just let me know!


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fashion: Simply Romantic

This outfit is simple and romantic, and can be dressed up or down. The light pink bustier with the small simple lace like detailing on the neck line adds a romantic soft feeling to the outfit. The shirt is also very slimming due to the two vertical lines that run curved up the abdominal section! The fabric on this shirt is also very comfy, soft, and form fitting. I paired it with a simple, 1/2 sleeve white cardigan from target. The shorts are high wasted, and have three buttons running up the sides in the front. The sheen to the fabric adds a hint of texture to the rest of the look. Because of the simplicity of the outfit, I paired it with a pair of funky heels that add a pop without overpowering the rest of the ensemble. A simple large grey handbag stays in the family of colors and gives me a place to put my junk! I decided to stay with the romantic feel of the outfit and paired it with my favorite white watch, some pearl studs, and my favorite silver key necklace. The soft curls and lack of heavy makeup again add to the feel the outfit gives.

What is she wearing?
Top: Talula ballet pink bustier

Shorts:Talula high waisted button ups
Shoes: Sofft heels
Bra: VS Pink Nude wear everyday 
Earrings: Cream pearl studs

Face: Mac MSF natual, Benefit Erase paste, Benefit Eye bright
Bronzer/Blush: MAC Wonder Woman Bronzer in Pink Power for blush bronzer and highlighting, Bobbi Brown Rouge in Soft Pink
Eyes:  Lid:Painterly Paintpot Lash Line/Water Line: UD Purple shade from the dangerous pallet Lahes:  Benefit They're Real! Mascara
Lips: MAC Creamcup Lipstick


~Alicia and Abby

Friday, August 19, 2011

Health and Fitness: Green Machine

Recently I’ve been obsessed with a green smoothie. Yes, you read that right! IT’S GREEN! I don’t know if it’s the color or the taste, but this smoothie has got me going bananas! It honestly takes a few minutes to make and it’s super healthy for you! The green smoothie has many great benefits including weight loss, digestive health, and it even helps support the immune system. After a couple of weeks you’ll have glowing skin, hair, nails, even eyes get brighter! Who doesn’t want that? The only things you need is a blender and the following ingredients:

  •             ½ cup of frozen mango
  •       ½ cup of frozen peaches
  •       1-2 fresh or frozen banana
  •       Handful of spinach
  •       Water
  •             Ice (optional)

All you need to do is all the fruit and washed spinach into your blender. Fill the blender up with enough water for the blender to blend, a few ice cubes if you like your smoothies super thick, blend, pour, and enjoy your super healthy beneficial smoothie! You can also substitute the mango and peaches for any other frozen fruit of your choice! This is one of the most inexpensive, filling snacks out there! So go grab your blender and make your glowing green smoothie! bone appétit!

~Alicia and Abby

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Beauty: Painterly Paint Pot

If you haven't heard the name Painterly before, you must be living under a rock! I never found a need for the $17.50 skin colored base, until I had my beauty epiphany! My epiphany was basically to wear less make-up on a daily basis! As much as I LOVE a shimmery lid and a deepened crease, on an everyday basis it can be a little too much. My only problem was that I have veiny lids and can't stand them! I felt the need to just cave and buy the most hyped eyeshadow base! MAC Cosmetics states:

"A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. " 

The performance of this product is spot on to the claims! I find that the pink undertone in this paint pot gives me such a beautiful finish. The creaminess is wonderful, and it isn't dry at all! It gives my lids a good coverage, and hides all of my nasty pink, blue, green, and purple veins. I find that it does not crease on me, but I also do not have crazy oily lids. Even so, I find that some other bases can crease on me, but this one did hold up with out primer or setting it with a powder. I apply this paint pot with a clean concealer brush or super clean fingers. You have to be careful because products like this can be a breading ground for bacteria! Yikes! But as long as you are careful and cautious, you should be just fine! Although this product may seem pricy for something so simple, its worth it! The amount you receive is enough to last you a very long time!  Overall I think this is a fantastic product and recommend it to anyone who needs a good flesh toned base!

~Alicia and Abby

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Travel: Best Invention ever!

So when preparing for a beautiful and amazing time in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, I came across the perfect travel best friend: A blanket that folds into a pillow! Now it may seem pretty lame and not special, but it has saved my life on countless occasions! The pillow blanket is made up of super soft material and comes in a cute pink or a sleek black! When it’s folded in a pillow, its 11x10x3. So its not super big, but big enough to provide the comfort of a soft pillow! When you unzip the blanket and unfold it, you have a blanket that is 60x37! So it’s very long, and pretty wide! The best part about this is the foot pouch! On the bottom of the blanket there is button and extra fabric that you can slip your feet into to get your toes warm! There is also a pouch that you can hide things in when it is in blanket form. Perfect to hold the hotel remote! It also has a loop and a snap closure so that you can attach it to the outside of your bag, and not have to worry about it taking up valuable room! I got mine in March at TjMaxx for less than $15, but they do sell them online for around $30. I love the time and if you can find it at a discount snatch it up! Overall I don’t think I would be able to travel without it! Its with me on the plane, in the car, and with the nasty hotel sheets!

Is there anything you can't live with out when you travel? 

~Alicia and Abby

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Beauty: Alicia's Would You Rather Beauty Edition!

Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows? Loose all of my Pallettes and shadows!

Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again? Chop it all off! Nothing worse that straw like uneven ends!

Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek? Pink!!!

If you had $1000 to spend, Would you rather buy clothes or makeup? I'm currently on a makeup ban... well al least im really monitoring myself! So clothing!

Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick? Eyeliner as lipstick!

Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora? Sephora! I mean I'd miss MAC, but really?

Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life? Lip color!

Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter? Winter clothes in the summer, cuz it gets freezing here in the winter!

Would you rather dark nails or bright nails all year round? Bright nails!

Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product? Eye Product! I could maybe live without eyeliner, but never without lip balm!

Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a pony tail or a messy bun? i'm a pony girl!

Would your rather never being able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss? Never use lip gloss! I love my polish too much!

Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all? or sharpie them in everyday? Why would i sharpie them in if i didnt shave them off? But sharpie! Eyebrows take forever to grow back!

Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish? Nail polish! As much as i love it, makeup wins!

Answer these questions! I want to know what you would choose! :)

~Alicia and Abby