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Nars Creamy Concealer DUPE from ELF!

IMG_4283 IMG_4281 IMG_4282Hey gals! HAD to quickly share this amazing dupe I spotted for the Nars Creamy Concealer in Custard $29 I just picked up at Target for only $3!! It’s the ELF HD Lifting Concealer in Light, the color is slighty darker but the color fair might be a bit closer. As far as texture and pigmentation they are VERY similar. Very light and creamy and good coverage. Both are super smooth and melt right into the skin without feeling heavy. I really like this concealer and will be using it for daily makeup application! They both do not crease, and for fraction of the amount that the Nars concealer is (which I do equally love)  is an amazing bargin. Check it out!
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Fall Beauty Wish List

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Hi everyone! ❤ Fall is officially here and that means re-vamping my beauty staples. Lots of new goodies have been popping up lately, here are the items that made the list! What are your current or new fall beauty favs? My wish list: Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Palette, Agave Lip Mask Champagne, NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow, Sephora Colorful Lace Eyeshadow, Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Butter Cream, and YSL Fusion Ink Foundation.

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Nars Loves Los Angeles Set

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Hello everyone! ❤ I wanted to do a quick review of the Nars Loves Los Angeles Set that came out last holiday season. I found this on Ebay for $32 (retail $75) and I was immediately drawn to the palette. I loved that you get 4 eyeshadows, a bronzer (Laguna) and blush (Deep Throat), and a couple extra goodies! I saw a little scared to use the blue shade, but it is actually very pretty blended out or used as an accent color on the eye. The lip gloss is Nars Turkish Delight which I was also really excited to try. I really like the quality of this set, the only shades I was concerned with was the light glittery shade and the blue shade. There was some crumbling with the glittery shade, but that was expected since it had so much glitter in it, it was best used with the flat brush patted over your eye, and the blue wasn’t as richly pigmented based on the swatch. However, this make it much more wearable and easily layerable over other shades. It also worked was as a liner! Great little set!
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Discount Makeup Haul!!

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Woo hoo! Haulage! I wanted to share my awesome discount makeup haul from All Cosmetics Wholesale. It is my all time favorite site to browse to see if there are any new items! They are also doing an extra 30% off their sale section which is where I found all these goodies! I got all these items for $49 ($160+ retail)!!! Shipping was only $4.95, I saved an extra $20 on the already discounted prices, and also got a free lip tar. Most of the items are still available in stores, but you can also find  past collections from a lot of brands. You guys need to check out this website!  The goodies I got: Becca Eye Color in Suede, Becca Fine Loose Finishing Powder in Mocha, Becca Jewel Dust in Nissa, MAC Mega Metal Eyeshadow in Tweet Me, Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Scorching Sun, Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Paris, and a free OCC lip tar in Power Plant.
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Nars Loves Miami Eyeshaow Palette Review

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Ok, this palette is gorgeous. I was able to find this on Ebay, where I like to shop around for all the older limited edition makeup items, and I was so pleased that I could pick this up! This collection was actually part of their Holiday 2013 Nars Loves Miami Collection, and originally came in a gift set. It has the Laguna bronzer and Orgasm blush which is awesome, and 4 shades of eyeshadow. I absolutely love the eyeshadow shades, really easy to wear, especially loving the bright purple, which I don;t really have in my collection. The look is amazing! Sorry I couldn’t post, I was having issues with the swatches. What do you guys think? ❤
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Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Punjab

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Mini Sephora Haul: Marc Jacobs & Nars

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NARS Fall 2014 Color Collection

fall2014_nars001“A bold, yet tender palette, dramatic enough to seduce the darkest hour – NARS Cosmetics introduces the captivating scene of the Fall 2014 Color Collection and the new Night Series Eyeliners. Eyes shine in amethyst and quartz shadows while intense black liners flecked with rich purple, gold, and green pearl provide intriguing depth. Lips smolder in warm reds and cheeks are softened with a wash of glistening pink. The Night Series eyeliners glide on smooth with ultra-saturated color in a single swipe while luminous micro-pearls set in jet black color light up the night.”
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Current Makeup Favorites! July 2014

copyHi everybody! ❤ I wanted to share with you my current everyday makeup favorites! I’m a huge fan of mixing high end and drugstore products, and also, finding new ways to use products (like using an eyeshadow as a blush!) I’ve really been liking a natural yet polished smokey look and fresh/matte skin. I have just discovered the Dermablend line at Ulta and am TOTALLY loving it! My favs: Dermablend Intense Powder Camo in Nude, Dermablend Quick Fix Body in Carmel, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, Lorac Single Eyeshadows, Nars Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara, ELF Blush & Bronzing Duo in Turks & Caicos, Loreal Infalliable Silkissime Eyeliner, MAC Veluxe Eyebrow Pencil in Deep Brunette, Sonia Kashuk Crease Brush, Chloe Eau de Parfum, Inglot Pearl Eyeshadow in 407, and the Albeit Nourishing Rose Lip Balm.
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Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella

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20140408_204753 copy20140408_204718 copyAbsolutely love this lip pencil. It’s the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella $25, and it the perfect warm peach nude shade for the lips. I like that it’s a chubbier pencil, and the formula is very moisturizing and creamy. The shade is a bit darker/warmer than my natural lip color, but it really does warm up my complexion and will look great with tanned skin, but any skintone really. It has rich color and lasts fairly long!
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Polyvore: Spring to Summer Look!

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Spring and summer for me has always been dewy fresh skin, bright nails, colorful jewelry, natural flushed lips, and great day to night eye look. How will you be wearing your makeup this spring/summer? ❤
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Everyday Makeup Favorites 2014

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Here are my everyday makeup favorites that I have been loving! 1. Mac Eyeshadow Duo in Bamboo and Brulee 2. Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge 3. Loreal Infalliable The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner 4. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion 5. Nars Lip Lacquer in Chelsea Girls 6. Loreal Nail Polish in Mint Glacee 7. Becca Brow Powder in Dark Brown 8. Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Days 9. Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

What are your current go to beauty products? 🙂

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Current Everyday Favorites 2013!

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A list of all my current makeup favorites! <3:

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Nude

Becca Brow Powder Medium

Mac Eyeshadow Mulch

Mac Eyeshadow Duo in Bamboo and Brule

Mac Paint Pot Soft Ochre

Skinfood Dark Circle Salmon Concealer Cream no. 2

Victoria’s Secret Pressed Mineral Bronzing Powder in Amalfi

Loreal Magic Smooth Souffle Blush in Cerubic

Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder

YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils Waterproof Mascara in Charcoal Black

Victoria’s Secret Color Drama Lipstick in Incognito

Lovin’ It! Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard Review

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I might have stumbled upon my new holy grail concealer. I’ve tried so many in the past and this one really just tops them all. It is a med/full coverage concealer and as the name suggests, it is very creamy. I love Nars, they have amazing products and this one does not fall short! This retails for $28 at Sephora.

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This is supposed to be ‘A creamy concealer with hydrating, multi-action skincare benefits and light diffusing technology to create a softer, smoother complexion. Ideal for all skin types, Radiant Creamy Concealer is a multiaction formula that instantly obscures imperfections, blurs the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and hides dark circles and signs of fatigue. Hydrating and luxuriously smooth, it layers lightly for buildable medium-to-full coverage and a natural luminous finish. The multiactive botanical blend hydrates, firms, reduces redness, and strengthens the skin by helping its barrier retain vital moisture. It also delivers antioxidant protection to protect the skin against damaging free radicals.’

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I got this in the shade I have Custard – yellow tone for light to medium complexion. I have the regular stick concealer from Nars, and this shade was perfect for me, so I went with it! I also tested this in the store under my eyes and was a perfect match.

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It comes with a doe foot applicator, and is actually pretty handy and convenient to use because you can target exactly where you want to apply it without using a brush or your fingers. The texture is very creamy and slightly thick/tacky but not too much where it’s uncomfortable. It’s also supposed to be crease-proof, long wearing, and  formulated without parabens! 🙂

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Here’s a swatch, I love how this concealer feels, it is again a med/full coverage concealer but doesn’t feel too heavy and also feels a but hydrating.

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Blending this out is amazing, very creamy and covers just about everything you want to cover. You can use your fingers, or a brush to do this on your face.

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Here it is completely blended out, a great color match for me, and practically undetectable. It smoothed out ALL my redness and imperfections, and didn’t feel cakey or too thick on the skin. It wears for a long time, and is an amazing concealer overall.

Highly recommend you try this!!