Tuesday, October 6, 2015

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick Review

I've always found lipstick to be hit or miss with me, as they'll either disappear quickly while out and leave me with that in-between look or they'll dry out my lips. So, I was excited when Influenster asked me to test out two of YSL's shades from their Rouge Pur Couture line because I knew they'd be fabulous - and they did not disappoint. I still can't get over how gorgeous these colors are!
YSL Rouge Pur Couture #9 Rose Stiletto
YSL Rouge Pur Couture #19 Fuschia Pink
Not only were both of these shades vibrant and beautiful, but they kept my lips hydrated and lasted in-between food, drinks, and fun.
I wore #19 Fuschia Pink out to hibachi on Friday, and it lasted all night and was still vibrant after dinner and drinks. Plus I loved how much it matched my skirt and my necklace.
I wore #9 Rose Stiletto for a blog shoot and out for drinks afterwards, and this one also kept my lips hydrated and didn't disappear while enjoying some yummy food and mimosas. Win-win!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Weekending + September Favorites

I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing no-plans weekend for the first time in weeks, and it was glorious! Dinner out, shopping, football, and a fun-filled blog photo shoot with one of my buddies on Sunday to cap off the relaxing weekend which included post-photo shoot mimosas. Oh and did I mention the weather was absolutely perfection? Sunny skies, low humidity, and temps in the upper 70's - yes please!
Friday was time for dinner out with some hibachi action. I won the monthly instagram contest for my favorite hibachi place, and they credited my account so I could go have dinner on the house. Of course it was entertaining and delish! 
Saturday was time for shopping before settling in for the evening to watch football and bake homemade apple cider donuts (recipe coming next Tuesday in Emily and I's bi-weekly recipe swap). I picked up some fall goodies while shopping, and finally caught this skirt in store (fabulous fall find, but keeps selling out) at Express.
Restocked my NARS Creamy Concealer
Button Front Faux Suede A-Line Skirt
Quilted Fleece-Lined Vest - picked up for CT trip
Oversized Drop-Shoulder Tee

September Favorites
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
Luminess Airbrush Machine - Instructional video coming soon!
YSL Rogue Pur Couture Lip Color in Fuschia Pink - Full review coming tomorrow!
I'm almost done with The Royal We and LOVED it! Must-read for all British royalty fans!
My Olive Skinnies

What were some of your September favorites?
Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
Erin for Weekend Snapshots

Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Favs

Happy Friday! I'm excited for a relaxing weekend to play catch up, do some shopping for Punta Cana, and hopefully some fun in the sun.
Favorite Me Time ~ Nothing like a relaxing spa pedicure and a glass of wine after a long day at work.
Favorite Purchase ~ I picked up some Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Lotion with a coupon from Influenster, and love the light subtle glow it gives my legs without being streaky or orange-y. The perfect remedy now that the days are getting cooler, and we won't be as sun-kissed.
Favorite Customer Service ~ I cannot rave enough about Nordstrom and their amazing customer service! I purchased these Marc Jacobs sunglasses during the anniversary sale over 2 years ago. A couple months later I was on a cruise and a lens popped out on my way back on the boat in the Bahamas, and they replaced them no questions asked. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, where a screw comes loose and the same thing happens again. I called in, and once again with no questions asked and nothing but complete professionalism they replaced them for free. Best store ever!
Favorite Posts ~ I'm still loving my new at-home airbrush machine, you can find the full review here. Plus I'm hoping to shoot an instructional video on how to use it, so stay tuned!
Elle's DIY Pumpkin Spice Bath Bombs
Katie's Scents of Fall
Amanda's Color Crush: Nude and Eggplant
Christina's California posts
Emily's Cheesy Artichoke Dip
Pamela's Destroyed Denim
Favorite Pins
MAC Diva Lipstick
Linking up today with Rebecca for That Friday Blog Hop, April for 5 on Friday, Tif for High Five for Friday, and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Achieving the Flawless Look

Ever since I had airbrush makeup done for a fashion show I was in and then again for my wedding day, I swore by it being the best way to apply makeup that not only provides great coverage but lasts all day and night. When I was contacted by a representative of Luminess Air to test out their machine and products, I couldn't have been more excited. I chose the matte package to help combat the heat and humidity here in Florida and it did not disappoint.
The kit arrived complete with the airbrush machine, a bottle of primer, several foundation shades, bronzer, blush, and skin brightener to obtain that beautiful glow.

This past weekend, I packed up my kit and brought it to test out on myself and a friend before heading out for the evening to celebrate the bachelorette. Our makeup stayed looking fresh and matte all evening through dinner and a night of live music and dancing despite the heat and humidity which usually leaves my face looking like an oil slick.
I applied the primer first, then the foundation, a little bit of bronzer and then the skin brightener around our cheekbones before finishing off with some blush. We were both impressed with how light the makeup felt while providing great coverage - much better than our usual powder foundations. It was neat that you only needed a few drops of each product, and it came out in a light mist. We made sure to continue moving the applicator around in steady circles for full coverage while holding the applicator a few inches away from our faces.
If you've always loved the look and finish of airbrush makeup, check out their machines and extensive product line here. You'll be on your way to flawless looking skin that'll stay matte even in the Florida heat and humidity.

Luminess Air Makeup

~ Easy to use and made for both every day use and special occasions
~ Lasts for more than 10 hours
~ Oil and fragrance free, mineral water based formula
~ Very hygienic, no need for hand or brush blending
~ Minimizes the appearance of pores, wrinkles, and fine lines
~ Blends evenly which reduces the amount of makeup used, and works well on all skin types
~ Perfect for reducing the appearance of blemishes, age spots, and redness

Have you ever tried airbrush makeup?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fall To-Do List

Now that I've officially embraced fall, it's time to start enjoying all my favorite fall activities. A lot of people think Florida has endless summer, but we definitely get seasons we just don't get the crappy one (old man winter). We have fall like temps when up north is experiencing winter, and our spring is the same as anywhere else with new flowers blooming and the trees that lost their leaves coming back.
1. Decorate the house for fall and not just for Halloween so the decor will carry through to Thanksgiving. Most of my decor is from Michaels and Target.
2. Check out a local Oktoberfest
3. Evenings by the fire-pit
4. Go pumpkin picking
5. Get lost in a corn maze
*Corn Maze - 2013*
6. Go wine tasting
7. Host a pumpkin carving party
8. Over indulge on s'mores and apple cider donuts
9. Go to a football game and tailgate
*Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City 2012*
*UGA vs. UF game 2013*
10. Bake pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin spice cupcakes from scratch. Maybe attempt making my first pie including the crust too.
What are some of your fall must-dos?
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