Hello Spring! Fashion Lookbook 2014

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Spring Fashion 2014

Finally, Spring is here and what better time to show you dolls some pieces I currently own, and some I’ll be adding to my wardrobe. My current favorite pieces for Spring include:
Florals
Monochrome
Pastels
White
Neons/Bright Colours
Kay
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Illamasqua Powder Blush in Allure

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Availability & Pricing

Illmasqua.com

Sephora

$26

Amount of Product

0.19 Oz/5.5 g

Shade

Allure

(A dusty rose pink shimmer)

Pros

Very pigmented

Works well into the skin

Looks great on all skin tones

Cons

Lots of fallout

Overall Thoughts:

This is my first Illamasqua makeup purchase, aside from the nail lacquer I purchased months ago. I decided to pick this item up, because I’ve always heard great things about the brand especially their blushes. And since I received a Sephora gift card from my sister for Christmas, it only felt right to purchase some new items. This blush is gorgeous from the blush itself to the packaging:  It has tiny gold sparkles in it, it’s really pigmented, and it gives this flush of healthy glow to the skin. I find that using this blush the best way is with a blush blush and a light hand. I got a lot of fallout when applying it onto the cheeks, but tapping the excess can keep the fallout to a minimal. Overall, I’m happy with the product and I know I’ll get a lot of use of it in the summer.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE ILLAMASQUA PRODUCTS?

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Kay

My Top 10 Favorite Makeup Products of 2013

My Favorite Makeup Products of 2013
1. CoverGirl All Day Flawless 3-IN-1 Foundation– I love this foundation! It last all day, has full coverage, and comes in so many shades, and how can I forget the awesome price tag, $10. Perfect for the night on the town, or if you just want to look flawless.
(Shade: Almond Glow)
2. Clinique Stay Matte/Oil-free foundation-I love wearing this foundation to work. The staying power is incredible, and it doesn’t clog pores, this is my Holy Grail foundation. (Shade: Golden)
3. Nars Radiant creamy Concealer– This concealer works miracles for the under-eye. It conceals, highlights, and last throughout the day without creasing. I hate the price, but I can’t resist this incredible product. (Shade: Amande)
4. Maybelline New York Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer– I don’t use this product as a concealer. I honestly don’t think it conceals much. The product is very opaque, so I use it as a highlighter. Might I add it does a great job highlighting the face. (Shade:Honey)
5. Katy Perry For Eylure Day To Evening Lash ‘Oh Honey’– I love these lashes, they just make the eyes “pop”. I scored a BOGO deal at Ulta, so I racked up. I have already reused these lashes 5 times.
6. Nars Blush– I’m a sucker for Nars’s blushes, but out of the many blushes I own from the brand, I tend to reach for Orgasm. This blush gives a healthy glow to the skin, and last all day. My other favorites are Dolce Vita, Exhibit A, and Seduction.
7. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner– This gel eyeliner works great if you have oily eyelids like myself. It doesn’t run, and last throughout the day, even if you’re a crier.
8. Nars Pressed Powder– I use this powder to set my foundation. It mattifies my face all day without looking cakey. (Shade: Heat).
9. Urban Decay Primer Potion– My favorite go-to eye primer. Helps keep eyeshadow in place with no creasing, and last all day.
10. Volum’ Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara by Maybelline– If you have short, stubby, curly lashes like myself, then you might want to reach for this product to elongate, and volumize your lashes. It gets the job done.
I would love to know what your top 10 Makeup Products of 2013 are

Happy New Year!

Kay
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New Year’s Eve Attire

With the fast approach of the New Year, many may have no idea what to wear.So, I put together six different looks to choose from whether your going to the club, a house party, church, or any fun venue. I hope this post may help some, and I want to wish everyone a Happy Prosperous New Year, be safe and Thank you all for the continued support.
P.S. Let me know what your plans are for NYE.
Kay
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Nars Cream Blush in Enchanted

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Availability & Pricing

 Nars store

Nars.com

Sephora

$29

Amount of Product

0.19 Oz/5.5 g

Shade

Enchanted

(Creamy peachy blush w/ gold sparkle)

Pros

Very creamy, blends well into skin

Great for highlighting, if your a WOC

Cons

Very glittery

Overall Thoughts:

This is one of my very first Nars creme blush purchases. To be quite honest, I  have a love/hate relationship with creme blushes. I purchased this blush on sale for $10 from Sephora.com. I hardly ever wear creme blush, butif I do decide to,  I prefer to wear creme blush in the Winter. Just from swatching the blush, I can’t wear this product as a blush, it’s better used as a highlighter on my complexion.  But, if used as a blush, it works well as a base for a powder blush. In all honesty, I would not re-purchase this product.  There are other creme blushes Nars offers that would compliment my skin-tone, and don’t require much work like this one. I definitely can’t wait to try other creme blushes that are WOC friendly from the Nars brand.

Kay

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