Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kardashian Beauty Radiant Ombre Blush - Glimmer 515

I'll try not to write a post screaming like a little girl about this product (even though I want to.) The wonderful Kardashian Beauty Radiant Ombre Blush in Glimmer finally arrived in an ulta close enough to drive to! I've been on the hunt for this blush ever since I saw it in Sam Schuerman's youtube video. I was already on the hunt for a glowy version of (my old) favorite blush, Estee Lauder Audacious Plum. I adore the color, quality and everything about that blush but some days I wanted to glow. I had a hard time finding a shimmery/glowy dupe for it and when I saw swatches in her video I knew I needed it like last month! It did not disappoint one bit. It looks purple toned in the container (as does the estee lauder one) however it is a cooler berry pinky flush that is extremely wearable. It glows, but has not one iota of glitter or chunky shimmer bits. Every spec of the powder is the same superfine glowing goodness. Could I ask for more? No. Let's admire it's beauty.

Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder - 10 Porcelain

I recently picked up the Maybelline Dream Wonder Powder in 10 Porcelain, to have as a keep in my purse and give me some coverage on no makeup days, product. First I purchased it in 15 Ivory and looked like an Oompa Loompa, very orange fake tanned! However that is on rather pale skin, it may look normal on actually tanned people. I will agree with other reviews that this line does run dark. Porcelain is a light beige. It is not white for the truly colorless porcelain crowd. It is slightly darker than my skin tone (on my face, not hand) but I think it blends ok and works alright. It does feel sort of heavy, and suffocating, like other drugstore powders, but it is not the worst I've used in that regard. I don't think it looks as cheap as the milani or covergirl powders applied to the face. I am comparing the weight to the laura mercier mineral powder, so that is a high standard, but even though it looks more natural than any other drugstore powder I've used, it's not as silky and weightless as Laura Mercier. I gives light coverage, maybe medium if you really pack it on. It will not replace a concealer. I can still see my freckles. As a dryer skin person I also prefer to spray this with some Mario Badecsu Facial Spray.UPDATE: I love this powder for setting foundation so much more than on its own. It is sadly still too dark for me, and when trying it with more dewy foundations/bb creams I've noticed it does not control shine very well. But it does give a beautiful finish to the skin when used OVER something else.

Below are photos taken in direct and indrect sunlight, with the product on one half of my face only.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

St. Patrick's Day OOTD

Yes, this post is very late but I loved the brown, geen, black color combo so I still wanted to share!

Shoes: Sofft
Bag: Calvin Klien
Leggings: Victoria's Secret
Scarf: 99 cent store!
Nails: Ciate Apples & Custard
Sunglass Case: Madewell
Sunglasses: Calvin Klein
Shamrock Earrings:Party City


At this Point it had gotten too hot to wear the scarf so I put it on my pony tail.

Ciate - Fit For A Queen

Loving Ciate For For A Queen! It is a bright beautiful chrome silver nail polish. It seems to lean more white/glowy than gray which I really prefer! The color all seems to come from an abundance of mirror like micro shimmer specs, making the drying time extra fast. It is one of my new favorites.