Beauty Faves: My Top 10 Beauty Favorites of 2013

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I can’t believe how fast 2013 went. It seems like it was only yesterday I was sharing with you all my beauty favorites of 2012 and now it’s time for me to reflect on what my top beauty favorites were from 2013. That’s a hard one for me because I usually end up with a lot of favorites and if you know me well I have a lot! So today I decide to sit down and think about what were the top 10 things I grabbed for the most in 2013? And what I mean beauty items I was obsessed with on a day by day basis.

1.  Clarisonic Mia(TM) Skin Cleansing System Lavender clarisonic lavendar

If you don’t own one you should make that your 2014 goal to get one in order to improve your skin! The What I love about the Clarisonic cleansing system is that is cleanses your make-up 6 times better than washing with a wash towel or your hands resulting in clearer pores, reduced pores size, and your favorite skincare absorbing in the skin much better!! As a result you will have healthier glowing skin!! 

 

2.  Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Extra Creamy Cleansershiseido benefiance

The next thing I grab for is my favorite cleanser which was the Shiseido Benefiance creamy cleanser!! This beauty deep cleanses your skin with such rich lather without leaving your skin feeling dry and taught.If anything with using the clarisonic with the shiseido my skin feels so smooth and soft to the touch! I am dying to run out!

 

3.  Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Turbounwrinkle

Yes!! I am seeing signs of aging on my 37 year old skin  and that is why I am loving Peter Thomas Roth’ Un-Wrinkle Turbo! I mainly use it on my forehead due to the fact that I am very expressive which causes the horizontal wrinkles in that area. Boooooo! If you are suffering from major expression lines on the face this one I highly recommend using! This product is formulated with18 potent antiaging neuropeptides and peptides at 72 percent includes the original Un-Wrinkle® blend at 23 percent and now turbo-charged with an additional 49 percent. Can you say and bottle filled with pure awesomeness!!

4.  Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil 1.7 ozjosie maran

Yes.. I fell on the oil bandwagon last year and I am glad that I did! My skintype is combo/oily in most cases and when I used this for the first time last year I was so impressed! For some reason this product balanced out my oil production making my skin less oily in areas along with leaving me with a healthy glow and soft skin. I also love the fact that this is a multitasking product. Josie Maran states that this product can be used on the ends of the hair, cuticles and anywhere on the body which is so fab! Glowing skin everywhere, lol!

5.  Kat Von D tattoo cover concealer 34kvd

When it comes to complexion products I reached for my kat von d concealer! When I have blemishes, dark circles under the eyes from working too hard or spending too much time on the computer I love reaching for this concealer! It’s action packed with coverage without giving me that cake face look. This concealer is oil free, transfer and water resistant leaving you with a flawless look!! You can only find this product exclusively at Sephora!

6.  MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation 173mufe pf

In order to finish my flawless look I reach for this powder consistently. I look that smooth skin like finished I got from this powder. I also like the fact that this powder can be used wet or dry. Now… I mean you can literally wet the powder directly in the pan and the powder will dry back to normal. I thought that was so cool! I also like that when I used it wet I got almost satiny finish. Must try if you are lucky to find the right tone, for this foundation can be a little too yellow or red for deeper skin tones. As a result, I really recommend visiting Sephora to get color matched on this one.

7.  Urban Decay naked paletteurban_decay_naked

The naked palette became my go to for the busy days of 2013. When I needed to get ready quickly for work everyday this palette was the perfect fit! Since my skin tone is deeper and yellow the undertones worked perfectly for me. I also loved it when I traveled in this past year!! All of the colors I needed are in this palette and I love the fact that I can easily transition from a daytime look to a night time like in seconds!! Now….I know you are probably going to ask.. what about the naked 2 and naked 3?? I will come it with a comparison swatch very soon and let you know how they work on my skin tone too!

8.  Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Tipsy 0.2 oztarte tipsy

For cheeks, I LOVE Tarte’s tipsy blush. First of all this blush is formulated with amazonian clay which minimizes oil in and around pores to balance skin and it keeps the product in place. As a result leaving it on your skin for 12 hours!! I love not having to touch up my blush during the day time!! In addition to that this beauty give me such a warm glow!! Definitely a must have!! Spring is right around the corner!

 

9.  MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge 4 Chestnutaqua rouge

Ok… this was my holy grail of long wear lip colors of 2013!! First of all I love how this neutral warm tone looked against my skin and to top that off this color stayed on my lips all day long! I literally had to use the make up for ever eye make up remover to take it off at night!! Now.. I will say if you do not like matte lip products this one is not for you today! However, if you do totally give this one a try!!

 

10.  Ralph Lauren Pony #2 eau de toliette pony_2

For a good smell good. I was in love with the Ralph Lauren Pony 2 fragrance! It’s has a beautifully soft, sweet scent that is playful and flirty at the same time!! I used this one throughout the entire summer months. I swear I ended up purchasing two bottles in 2013!! If you would love to know the specific notes they are as follows: Cranberry, Tonka Mousse.

I am sure I could list more things and that would take a lifetime, lol. I hope that you enjoyed my 10 favorites and I am curious to know what yours are!! Please share by commenting below!! Until next time have a fabulous day!

Additional Beauty Favorites:

  1. Krs Hair Group hair extensions
  2. Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl Golden Pink 0.4 oz
  3. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – Matte Nylon 0.33 oz
  4. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream 2.37 oz
  5. Formula X For Sephora New Neutrals Perfection 0.4 oz.

 

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Makeup Haul: NYX Cosmetics & Max Factor

Hey everyone! If you didn’t know already NYX cosmetics had an awesome sale online 50% off NYX cosmetics which was a great deal! I didn’t quite shop online through. . . I am such an instant gratification girl where I want to try products in person and if I like it I buy, right? hee hee Anyway, instead of shopping online I went to my local Ulta store! They also sell NYX too and they had buy 2 get 2 free sale which is basically the same thing so I was like, lets shop!!

I really did not need any more eyeshadow, I am not kidding I have plenty of shadows! However, I was lacking in the lip department. I needed more colors like pinks, corals, and browns lipsticks and glosses. So, I totally took advantage of the sale and stock up on lip colors and I also purchased a few more jumbo eyeshadow pencils too.

I have to say I love the pigmentation on NYX’s lipsticks. They are nice, creamy and smooth on the lips which was a plus in my eyes. I also loved the smell of NYX’s lip glosses too. The smell reminds of cherry kool-aid drink, just yummy and sweet! Another great thing I love about NYX cosmetics is the price point of the products! They will run you from $3.25 & Up which is awesome if you are on a budget and want great quality makeup! You can find NYX Cosmetics at:

  1. cherryculture.com
  2. nyxcosmetics.com
  3. Amazon.com

Here are some of the goodies I decided to pick and share with you all. I love them so much and I can’t wait to wear them and also include them in some of my upcoming tutorials too!

Lipglosses:

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Colors: 105 gold, 104 sweet heart, 115 African Queen, 152 crystal red, 139 garnet, and 145 Salsa

Lipsticks

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Colors: NYX black label lipstick: Pumpkin Pie & Cancun Pink, NYX lip smacking fun colors: medussa, apollo, twist & flower, Max Factor New Vivid color lipsticks in #68 & #52.

Lip Pencils

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Colors: Auburn, Pinky, Natural & Purple

Eye Pencil & Jumbo pencils:

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NYX  Jumbo eyeshadow pencils in Pots & Pats, NYX eyeliner in white, NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencil in Lemon.

Overall, I am so happy with the sale items I purchased and would reccommend anyone to try and use this cosmetic brand for sure. I swear some of the lip colors remind me of some of Sephora’s private label products, but for only half the price. Stay tuned, I will have a video up some of the review of this haul too.

Have a great weekend 🙂




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MAC Cosmetics Sugar Sweet Collection Review

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Wow! I can’t believe I waited this long to go and check out MAC Cosmetics’ Sugar Sweet Collection. I received the e-mail about the collection back on March 16th and today is March 26th? What’s with that? The collection looked too yummy to not check it out, so I did. Today I went to my local MAC counter here in Texas. I have to say some of the colors were beautiful and I had to try!

Swatches:

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As you can see the colors were nice. I even swatched them with out primer too! I did not swatch the lipglasses because they were just sheer colors, so I wasn’t much excited about those. My favorites from this collection was the Aquavert, club, and the Cakeshop shadestick. I just thought they were pretty shades of greens for a spring looking eye. As a result, I did purchase those items along with the grand duo in love rock. I know. . . I am bad girl but it was so pretty!!

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But can you blame for this one above? I love it and you know what? I am definitely going to do a tutorial with these colors creating a nice spring eye look, so stay tuned and I will date this post with the video. Otherwise, visit my youtube channel later this week for the tutorial.

Beauty Pros: The sugar sweet collection was just that sweet. The colors were nice, soft, and subdued which makes them very wearable for day to day. I love the eyeshadows, and even the lipsticks too. The lipsticks were smooth and creamy. The false lashes were nice too, but I have tons of those.

Beauty Cons: I was not that excited about the lipglasses as I said before. There wasn’t that much color and for the price I may as well purchase a sheer gloss from a drugstore brand that is just as great. As far as the mineralized skinfinish. It’s cute, but if you already own one from the regular line you are not missing anything. Finally, the nail colors, I would pass too! You can find similar colors from OPI and china glaze for less the $11 per bottle.

Rating Overall collection:purple_starpurple_star

Now, my beauty chameleons, what are your thoughts on this collection? I am curious to know. If you have checked it what are your favorites and not so favorites. Please share and leave a comment too. As so as I get my e-mail for this site up. I would love to see pictures of how you all wear the colors from this collection too. Well, until next. . .  TTFN 🙂

Natasha

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Maybelline Stiletto Lash Mascara Review

maybelline-lash-stilettoOkay, I was browsing through my e-mail and came across an message from TotalBeauty.com showing their top 9 hottest product of the month and the Maybelline Stiletto Lash Mascara $7.49 came in a number 2 for the most review product. So, knowing myself, I had to check this out and purchase it. I love getting length to my lashes because they are very short, so I have and finally tired it out today. My thoughts?

Product Description:

This Ultimate Length Mascara give seductive length, a shiny patent finish, and it also strengthens and conditions the lash with provitiman B5. They recommend to curl your lashes before apply this product and also to apply as many coats until desired length is achieved, but make sure you don’t let it dry in between coats.

Beauty Pros: It does give nice length!!

Beauty Cons: If you have short and then lashes like I do the result will look thin and spikey. The brush is nothing amazing, but for the price it’s worth the purchase if you have a full lash line of lashes.

Before & After:

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Rating: purple_star

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