Monday, November 17, 2014

Current Nail Obsession

Like most people, my nail colors usually depend on the season.  In the spring/summer I like bright pinks and pastel nail colors.  In the fall/winter I usually like darker reds/purples/navy.  And of course every once in a while, regardless or the season, I love a nude nail polish.  However, lately my favorite nail polish shades have been muted tones.  Here are some of my current favorites.

Fall 2014 Nail Polish

I know the Essie "After School Boy Blazer" is not a muted tone but I couldn't resist including it because it is still one of my absolute favorites.

The Sally Hansen  and Wet N Wild polishes are both truly neutral shades.  However when I do what a little bit of color I currently love the Rimmel "Soul Session" with is a pretty pink-taupe, and the Essie "Merino Cool" a purple-grey shade.  These shades are perfect for when you're looking for something more than a nude shade, but not a stand out shade.  

(p.s. sorry it's been a while since my last post.  Work has been crazy hectic that by the time I get home.. I'm a zombie.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Zoella Beauty

So, like I said on Monday, I am currently obsessed with British beauty bloggers.  Nothing against the American beauty bloggers, but I tend to like the British style more.  My current favorite British bloggers are Essie Button, and Vivianna Does Makeup.

Well, a few weeks ago a few of the British bloggers were talking about Zoella's beauty launch, so I couldn't resist checking out her line of products.  And I must say I was actually impressed, and so I couldn't help but indulge in 2 produtcs.

First off I loved how girly her line was without being tacky.  I instantly fell in love with this cosmetic bag.  I kind of reminded me of that picture of Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face where it's just her brows, eyes, nose, and lips.  And you really can't go wrong with polk-a-dots.  I am so happy to finally have a cute travel cosmetic bag again, most of mine are  too small so I usually just use a Ziploc bag.  I already can't wait to travel some where so I can use it.

I also decided to pick up her Zoella Beauty Soak Opera Bath Soak and Shower Cream.  It has a subtle floral smell, and really does leave the skin feeling soft.  I will admit, it's basically an ordinary shower gel, but I didn't want to just order the bag since it was coming overseas.  Still not a bad product, and worth the $8.

She also has a fragrance, fizz bar, and lotion but I believe most of those are currently sold out.  I ordered her products from Feel Unique which gives free shipping world-wide on orders of $15.  The only down side was it took a while to get to my house since it was coming from Europe.  However, free shipping makes it worth the wait.

Monday, November 3, 2014

My Current Beauty Wish List

Curren Beauty Lust

While none of these are on my Christmas List (can you believe Christmas is just around the corner?),  I thought I would share some of the items I am currently drooling over.

  • Zoella Creamy Madly Dreamy Body Lotion.  I've recently become obsessed with British beauty bloggers/vloggers, and one of the extremly popular British vloggers, Zoella recently released a line of beauty products.  I already purchased a cosmetic bag and shower gel, and love it.  Definitely can't wait to order this body lotion.

  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask.  I am currently obsessed with oatmeal, it is great for soothing irritated skin.  Using oatmeal you would find in the kitchen can get a bit messy though, so this product would definitely make it a bit easier.  

  • Diptyque Figuier Candle.  This isn't really a beauty product, but after seeing it all over the British beauty blogs I thought I would include it.   Now that fall is here, with winter just around the corned I am enjoying having candles lit in my apartment.  I just love the packaging of these candles that I definitely want one to add to my growing collection.

  • Anthropologie Albeit Lipstick.  I can't remember where I first saw this, but again the color is absolutley gorgeous!!!  Can you tell I like red lipstick?  However, I really don't even wear red lips that often.  I'll probably only purchase one of the two lipsticks on this list, but they are both making me drool.

  • Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set.  The minute I saw these brushes I adored them.  Again, this is another product I saw from the British beauty blogs.  They just look absolutely beautiful, and I love the rose gold opposed to the normal silver.  One day I will own this set.

  • Bobbi Brown Smoky Nudes Eye Palette.  Eye palettes are truly my weakness.  And I have always adored Bobbi Browns collections.  Seriously, just look at that palette.  STUNNING!!!!!

If only money grew on trees.  What beauty products are on your wish list?