Face Mask Friday–LUSH Cosmetic Warrior!

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What LUSH says: “Spots! Oily areas! Blackheads! The frustration of having breakout prone skin can incite aggressive, ‘industrial’ type cleaning. Unfortunately, breakout prone skin is often very sensitive, so using harsh cleansers can actually make the problem worse. Don’t over attack your skin; lead it firmly down the path to salvation with Cosmetic Warrior. Cosmetic Warrior is kind to problem-laden faces thanks to moisturizing egg whites and honey, which smooth and tighten the pores, and cleansing garlic and tea tree oil for a fresh, clear, happy face.”

Hey lovelies! I’m sorry that I have been absent on the blog recently, I’ve been spending my birthday week in Chicago with my best friend of fourteen years! It’s been absolutely amazing and crazy, I have barely had enough time for makeup, let alone blogging! You know me, I can’t resist anything made by LUSH, especially their face masks, so I stopped by one here and grabbed up a few more. This one happens to be my favorite LUSH makes, and is absolutely a must have for acne prone skin. If you don’t read any more, read this. You need it.  Continue reading

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Face Mask Friday! LUSH Brazened Honey

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What LUSH says, “Brazened Honey was inspired by traditional Indian Ayurvedic principles, which put emphasis on balance as the foundation to health. Fresh free-range eggs and honey soften, lime oil brightens, spices warm the skin and ground almonds exfoliate. Kaolin clay reaches deep down into pores to pull out dirt and impurities, leaving your skin noticeably brighter and fresher. Our deepest cleansing mask, Brazened Honey is the perfect way to revive sluggish or congested skin.”

I’m in a love/hate relationship with Brazened Honey, and while it may not be a LUSH favorite of mine, it certainly is still a mask to check out if your face is oily and congested. Here’s why.  Continue reading

Even the devil has to look pretty.

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I’m heading out to see a showing of the Vagina Monologues with a group of my close girlfriends and guy friends! I am absolutely so stoked, it will be the first time I’ve seen it! Here’s the look I’m wearing for it. Products will be up later! If you’re a bit worried about the title of my post, two of the eye shadows I’m wearing are called Demon and Sinner! But really, these are purely made of sin.   Continue reading

Smokin’ hot.

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Urban Decay Smoked Eye Shadow Palette

What Sephora says: “An Urban Decay take on the always-popular smoky eye, this 10-shadow palette includes traditional black and gray, as well as modern-colored hues for smoky eyes. Each velvety shade features Urban Decay’s new shadow formula and proprietary Pigment Infusion System™, allowing infinite depth to your eye looks, whether you commit to all-out nighttime smoky or just apply a hint of sultry smudgy color for daytime.”

Smokes and I are not friends, we’re more like casual acquaintances. Tell me to do a black smokey eye and I will run in the other direction! Let’s just say it’s not my thing, but for the girls who love rocking those bedroom eyes, you need this in your life. These shades will knock your socks off, and there’s a good possibility they’ll also knock the rest of your clothes off as well.  Continue reading

Lock in the coverage.

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Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation in 45

What Sephora says: “Kat created this foundation to provide exceptional coverage, without compromising a smooth, striking finish. Formulated with 21 percent pigment, this powerful formula was developed to match a broad range of skintones with bold coverage—the proprietary pigments can even effectively cover tattoos. The combination of raw materials and the best siliconic elastomers and siliconic esters provide 24-hour wear with transfer resistance. Natural polymers absorb oil for a matte, soft finish and the added emollients provide a velvety texture for perfectly smooth, hydrated skin.”

When my skin is severely misbehaving (which let’s be honest, sometimes it just likes to be a total jerk) I reach for this. I’ve been using this for the past couple of months and it has more than once allowed me to walk out of the house not completely self conscious. Especially around that time of the month when all I want to do is cover my face with a paper bag and crawl under my bed covers with a bottle of Tylenol and the BBC Sherlock series. If your face is misbehaving, pick this up.  Continue reading

Pass the cleansing milk, please!

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What Juice Beauty says: “This creamy formula deeply cleanses and removes all makeup with organic grape seed and sunflower oils, while soothing normal, aging, or sensitive skin with organic chamomile and calendula. A Daily Essential perfect for cleansing and removing makeup. Our formulations are made without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Our products are never tested on animals.”

Yesterday I talked about how much I adore Juice Beauty’s Blemish Clearing Cleanser, and today I’m here to tell you that I love this just as much. Continue reading

Face Mask Friday–Moroccan Red Clay Mask!

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NOW Solutions Moroccan Red Clay Powder

What NOW says: “Moroccan Red Clay is an all natural powder clay that is highly absorbent and mixes easily with water and other moisturizing products. It serves as an excellent facial cleanser and purifying masque, especially for individuals with sensitive skin. It’s for sensitive skin in need of detoxification to remove impurities and in need of smaller pore size and tighter skin tone.”

When I was browsing the aisles of my natural health food store in search of vegetable glycerin, I came upon this little jar of wonder. I had never heard of Moroccan Red Clay before and before I knew it, it ended up in my cart. This is a fantastic mask for those with sensitive skin who don’t normally venture out into the world of clay masks. You will definitely want to check this out!  Continue reading

Baby get your shine on!

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Stila Sequins Sparkle Waterproof Eye Liner

What Sephora says: “These first-ever pigmented, waterproof, glitter, liquid eyeliners are super long-lasting and designed to stay put under any circumstance. Application is a breeze with an easy-to-use sponge tip applicator for a perfect, color-rich line, every time.”

I honestly cannot believe I have not written a post in over a week! I’m really sorry everyone! I have been so busy with getting everything ready for university, and now that I’m finally here I’ve still been running ragged. On a brighter note, I was able to bring my horse this year! Whoohoo! So I am one happy girl! I hope you all have been having a fantastic last few days of Summer and aren’t too stressed for Fall. Since it’s not Fall just yet, you should really head to your local Sephora and snatch this gorgeous liner up to take your final summer looks to the next level. Sparkle on ladies and gents, get ready to get your glitter on. Continue reading

Face Mask Friday! Brighten your skin with rose!

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Freeman Facial Brightening Rose Paper Mask

What Freeman says: “Serum infused paper facial mask with Rose Extract illuminates dull skin. White Tea and Licorice help reduce age spots for more even toned skin. Reveal a smoother surface with Lactic and Glycolic Acids. Perfect for dull skin types.”

My gosh, it feels like forever since I’ve done a Face Mask Friday post! For some reason my Fridays lately have been ridiculously hectic, so I am sorry about that. Hopefully they’ll clear up soon. Now, onto the mask! I am still absolutely in love with these paper masks, and my skin just soaks them up too (literally!) and if you haven’t jumped on this bandwagon yet, get on it! There is still room for more! Continue reading

Get jealous.

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I’m heading off to the Pageant of the Masters down in Laguna Beach tonight and I wanted to post the look I’m wearing! I have been absolutely in love with greens lately, and I don’t think it’s going to end any time soon. I’m hoping to try it out with some gold soon, I can hardly wait to get out my brushes!  Continue reading