Month: January 2015

Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in Bitten Berry

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This lip balm is very sheer. Don’t be fooled by the dark color of the bullet, it is a red at best.

You can layer it on for more pigmentation, but the best I got out of it was a bright red, not a berry.

I really do like this product for giving a natural flush to the lips. It looks like you’ve just bitten into some berries and they’ve stained your lips. But, if you’re expecting a deep plum or berry shade this is not the product for you.



NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation

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This is a luminous powder foundation. While it does add coverage when used on top of a liquid foundation or BB cream, I was hoping for a little bit more.


Diorskin Nude BB Creme


I never got along with any of the other BB creams I tried. This one is the only one that I really think is different and useful. Most BB creams are really just tinted moisturizers that deliver sheer coverage at best. Frankly, they tend to leave an orange cast on my skin and do more harm than good. Especially those ones that claim to, “adjust to your exact skin tone.” Yeah, right.

The price for this Diorskin Nude BB Creme is steep and I wasn’t expecting it to be worth the splurge. But, several sample pots full from Nordstrom later, and I was hooked.


Lush Bubble Bar – The Comforter


The Comforter is easily one of my favorite products from Lush.

I mean look at the color.  It turns your bath a super fun shade of pink and smells delicious, like currants.  To me, this left the best smell lingering around my bathroom and was a cool color without dyeing the sides of my tub.  It’s also big enough to get 3 baths with sufficient bubbles out of it.


Batiste Dry Shampoo


Batiste has become a daily fixture in my beauty routine.

Since I dyed my hair platinum blonde, it’s gotten WAY less oily and I am so pleased.  Now I can go 4 days without washing my hair if I want to.  It’s fantastic.  And also means that I can keep the curl in my hair for longer.


The Best Makeup of 2014!


There were 5 MVP products of 2014 for me.

These were the things that I used daily for long stretches of time and know I’ll be able to rely on them for years to come.

And here are my favorites: