March Wishlist

Every month, I have a little list of goodies I am lusting after. Some months I want to completely redo my wardrobe, other times I’m binging on makeup. But this March I’ve been all over the place.

Whether its browsing ASOS.com or scouring the new arrivals page of Sephora, I feel like I am always on the internet shopping. Does anyone else have this problem?!

Oh thank god, its not just me.

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Flawless Foundation: High-End Version

Hello hello!

Recently, I travelled to Las Vegas and did a bit of shopping (oops). I picked up some great foundation bits that have become staples in my foundation routine. You know how we all have those days where we just need a bit more coverage? Yeah me too.

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Let’s start with the base; Dior Pore Minimizer Skin Refining Matte Primer. I tend to gravitate more towards matte primers since my skin has been super oily lately. This primer is AMAZING. I have tried SO MANY primers and honestly this one takes the cake. It truly helps my makeup last all day and helps the oil stay at bay. I found mine at Sephora, also available on their website here.

My foundation is also a new purchase; the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation. (Can we talk about how long these makeup names are lately? Sheesh). Anyways…I have been lusting after the silk creme foundations from Laura Mercier for ages, and vacation was the perfect excuse to pick one up. I was color matched to the shade creme ivory and it blends to my skin perfectly. I am completely impressed with how long this foundation lasts and its gorgeous matte finish. You can pick yours up at Sephora.com.

For conceler I have been loving the Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. I use mine in the shade light warm. I am amazed with the feel of this concealer. Its so light but has an incredible amount of coverage. I love to use this to brighten my under eyes and around my nose. It doesn’t cake- which is a huge bonus. I picked mine up here.

Setting powder is another important aspect to a flawless foundation routine. This helps set everything in place and keep your face from slipping. For this routine I use the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, found here. (As a side note, at Sephora its available in travel size so you don’t have to invest in a larger one!) I love this setting powder; sometimes I find that by using a loose powder you can get more of a precise application (for underlies, etc;).

Lastly, to achieve this look I have been using one of my favorite new purchases; the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. Now everyone and their mom have been raving about this new introduction- and for good reason. This highlighter acts as the perfect addition to any face- it is more of a peach-pink toned illuminator and is absolutely stunning on. Thanks Jaclyn Hill 😉 The only bad thing is that it’s sold out almost everywhere I checked. Your best bet is to call around to your local Sephora’s or try ordering online here.

And here are the results:

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I added a bit of eyeshadow, mascara, and lipstick to polish off the look. Overall this look makes me feel uber confident in my skin- which every girl loves 🙂

Thoughts? Have any of you tried these products? P.S.- can you tell I’m a bit sunburnt?! YAY vacation!

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Dior Lip Addict Review

Hello loves!

A recent Sephora visit caused me to meander throughout the aisles, wander up to new products, and purchase one too many goodies.

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I have never (I know, gasp) tried a Dior product before. Sure, I’ve seen them in magazines and read many a blog post about them however I had yet to get my hands on them. And, as being my first opportuity, I snatched up two of the lippies I’ve read most about:

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My first pick was the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer. This gloss is supposed to totally transform your lips in just 15 days to fuller, more plush, and lucious lips! You can layer it on top of other colors, or wear it on it’s own. It has a light pink sheen, and gives a gorgeous plumping effect.

Secondly, I chose the Dior Lip Addict Lip Glow. This is a basic rose colored balm that when placed on the lips enhances the wearers natural lip color. Basically, it appears as a different color per person! I love this as a “my lips but better” shade. It is very nourishing as well, never drying my lips out. Annnnd a little birdie (aka the Sephora website) told me that it comes in a coral shade as well…..

And that’s it! Also…how about my new french bulldog bookend?!

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