March Beauty Favorites ♥ 2014

March came and went! I can’t believe we’re almost half way through the year again. Every time I do these videos it reminds me of how fast time is flying.

For March I didn’t have too many favorites, since the weather in New York was super cold the past few months my face was extremely dry. I was trying to avoid wearing too much makeup so that my skin could heal and get back to its normal, non-dry self which is why I don’t have many favorites this month. Don’t you worry though, April is going to be a fun month for favorites because I’ve bought so many goodies in the past few weeks that I’m so excited to try new things and tell you guys about it. Plus, IMATS is this weekend and I will be there on saturday, I hope to get some goodies there as well, so my April favorites should be fun!

anyway, here is the video. I hope you guys enjoy it and like always, if you do, please like, comment, subscribe, and share the video with your friends!

 

PRODUCTS MENTIONED:

♥ Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
♥ Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette (08.Medium)
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation (170)
♥ Lorac Tantalizing Body Bronzing Luminizer
♥ Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer (40 Goddess)
♥ Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultradefinition Loose Finishing Powder (Naked Medium Dark)
♥ GlamGlow Youthmud Tingleexfoliate Treatment
♥ Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

xo, Jess ♥

Classic Pin Up Makeup ♥

When I think of Marilyn Monroe there are two things that come to mind, Red lips and a Mole. The Classic Pin Up makeup look has been around for years and I still think it can be one of the most sophisticated and classy makeup looks someone can wear. This look literally goes with every skin tone, and every outfit. You can dress it up or dress it down. You can wear it for any occasion. It’s just one of those classic looks that you can always go to.

I spoke about my M.A.C Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick in my last L.O.T.M post , I’ve been so obsessed with this red, that it basically inspired me to create this look for you guys. It’s such a simple look that anyone can do this!

I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial and if you do please thumbs up, like, comment, and share the video!

PRODUCTS USED:

♥ Sonia Kashuk Vitamin Rich Primer
♥ Makeup Forever HD Foundation
♥ Garnier Skin Renew Anti Dark Circle Eye Roller
♥ MAC Prolongwear Concealer
♥ Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra definition Loose Setting Powder
♥ Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (Banana, Havana)
♥ Sonia Kashuk Luminosity Bronzer
♥ MAC Mineralize Blush (Love Joy)
♥ MAC Paintpot (Painterly)
♥ Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (Creme Brûlée, ,Shimma Shimma)
♥ Urban Decay Naked Basics ()
♥ Maybelline Master Duo Liquid Eyeliner
♥ Sonia Kashuk Twist Up Longwear Eyeliner
♥ Tarte Lights, Camera, Action Mascara
♥ L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
♥ Sonia Kashuk Lip Definer
♥ MAC Viva Glam Rihanna

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xo, Jess ♥

Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder : Review ♥

Setting my foundation is one of the most important steps for me in my makeup routine. Although I have combination-dry skin, I tend to see a little oil seeping through when I don’t set my foundation. I have been using the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation Powder to set my foundation since I can remember, and I did not plan on parting ways with it anytime soon until I found my new love. I’m extremely picky when it comes to my foundations and my setting powders because let’s be real, the last thing I want to do is look like cake face (and you shouldn’t either). When I saw this powder it was like the angels from heaven were singing to me. Seriously, if you haven’t had a chance to feel this foundation, get in your car, drive to Ulta right now, and try this out.

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Let’s begin by talking about the packaging. I mean how cute is this little guy? Urban Decay always has cute/edgy packaging, and we all know I’m a sucker for anything cute so it was a must have! It is a clear little bottle with a metal top. When you open the top of it there are a few holes where the product comes out of. The only downfall of this packaging is that there is no stopper for the holes, if you wanted to travel with this product it would probably get super messy! The Bare Minerals Matte Foundation has a little twist cap where you can twist it so the plastic covers the holes (Genius!).

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The texture of this powder is simply amazing, for a lack of a better word. Seriously guys, it literally dissolves into your skin. When you first touch it, it has a velvet/soft feel to it and then before you know it, as you rub it in to your skin it just disappears.  It is extremely lightweight but is medium/full coverage and it is definitely buildable as well. Although it is a matte finish powder there is still a little dewiness to it, it gives off a subtle sense of luminosity to the skin which for me is Perfect!

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Promise: “Blur flaws, set makeup, and cut shine with this weightless formula that feels amazingly silky on the skin. Designed to be virtually invisible, Urban Decay’s high-tech, light-reflecting formula fools the eye with optical blurring, seemingly airbrushing away imperfections and creating a soft-focus effect that looks professionally retouched. This creamy, buildable, jet-milled formula applies beautifully, never looks chalky or cakey, and won’t settle into fine lines.” – Sephora.com

Ingredients: Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isoceteth-10, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate. [+/- (All Shades May Contain): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide),  CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride)].

Where Can You Purchase? Urbandecay,com, Sephora.com, Ulta,com

Overall Thoughts: Overall, I truly believe that if you try this powder you will instantly fall in love with it! It really does blur flaws, sets makeup, and cuts shine instantly. It is extremely weightless which is amazing because you can wear it over any foundation without it becoming cakey or looking too fake! It really does, looks and feels like what Urban Decay claims. I recommend this 100%, it has become one of my holy grail items!

xo, Jess ♥

Mini Haul – Ulta, Sephora, CVS ♥

Hey Guys!

The other day I got an email with a 20% off coupon for Ulta. The best part wasn’t that it was a 20% off coupon but it was one of the coupons that I was able to use on anything including the higher brands aka Urban Decay. Urban Decay is one of my favorite brands of all time, I mean I love many different brands but for some reason whenever I go to Ulta I end up in that section and alwaysss end up buying something. Well, this time around was no different. I picked up a few fun new Urban Decay products and a few other goodies as well.

Like usual, I wanted to share this with you so you guys can see what new products I’ve been buying and testing out. I was going to film this but literally could not find the time and the bag full of goodies was just sitting there waiting to be used. I did use some of the products already because I just could not contain myself but, I’m sure that doesn’t make a difference to you guys!

Either way, I hope you guys enjoy this post. Let me know which of these products you want reviews for and if you’d like me to do videos for hauls as well as blog posts!

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(From left to right)

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – I’ve been trying to perfect my eyebrows so I decided to pick this up and I’ve been already obsessed with it as we speak! I talk about it a little in my January 2014 Beauty Favorites Video ! I picked this up in the color chocolate.

2. Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss – This was something that wasn’t planned but I passed by it and just had to try! I’ve tried it and i’m still iffy on whether I like it or not so stay tuned for a review. I purchased this lip gloss in the color Walk of Shame.

3. NYX Butter Lipstick – I have two of these lipsticks in my collection already but I knew I wanted to purchase more. I don’t like to spend too much at the same time when I shop for makeup so I try to get one color each time. This time I decided to go with a Nude. I actually tried this one as well already and so far I’m on the fence about the color. We shall see how I feel later on as I continue to use it…

4. Wet ‘N Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner – This was another impulse purchase. Not necessary at all, whatsoever. As I walked down the aisle the bright blue just caught my attention. I plan on doing a tutorial with it eventually, I’m just not sure exactly what i want to do yet. I purchased this in the color Indigo Blue. Stay tuned for this product as well…

5. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder – Well  that was a mouthful to say (or type in this case) . Besides the super long name, this product is something I like to call magical. Literally the second I saw it, I had to have it. I’ve only tried it over Foundation so I’m not quite sure how it would work by itself, but so far I am in love. Bye, Bye Bare Minerals Matte Foundation! You will deff. See a Review on this soon so stay tuned!

6. L’Oreal Magic Lumi Concealer/Highlighter – This was another impulse buy. I’ve been looking for a good highlighter/concealer combo that I can use before concealer so I decided to give this a try. Honestly, I tried this a few times so far and I’m not a fan. It’s gotten comfortable in my concealer drawer and I don’t think it will be coming out of hibernation for a while. Boo for bad buys!

7. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – I Needed This. End Of Story! I’ve purchased this before and ran out of it. I literally could not go one day without it and this is what actually brought me to Ulta in the first place. If you haven’t tried this product, Stop what you’re doing. Get in your car, and go buy it. Now. It’s literally amazing-ness in a stick! By the way, I purchased this in the color Brunette.

8. Macadamia Deep Repair Masque – Everytime I decide to purchase the actual regular size of this, it’s always sold out. Therefore, I end up settling for this little packet. Basically, If you haven’t tried this and you have hair that needs some repairing, you should probably go out and get this little sample packet. It’s so amazing. I will do a review on this as well at some point 🙂 Stay tuned!

10. Living Proof Samples! – I actually haven’t opened this little packet up so I’m not quite sure what is in it.

That’s everything that I purchased on my last few trips to the store! I hope you guys enjoyed this and if you’ve bought any new products let me know below, I always love to see what everyone else is buying and loving!

xo, Jess ♥