July 20, 2015

A Few Things from Sephora

July 20, 2015
Nars Lip Pencils and Elizabeth and James Nirvana

A couple of months ago I passed by my nearest Sephora to claim my birthday gift. If you are a Sephora Beauty Insider every year for your birthday the beauty store gives you a little sample treat as a gift. This year Sephora gifted me with two of the sample size versions of Nars' Lip Pencils. Along with my purchase I also redeemed some of my points and scored a great mini fragrance.

Elizabeth and James Nirvana in White Mini Rollerball
This perfume smells strong when it's applied but once it blends onto your skin it leaves you with a beautiful musk scent. The main notes on this fragrance are peony, muguet, and tender musk. The fragrance makes me feel sophisticated. Plus this is the perfect size to carry with you on the go. I also would like to try the black version of this fragrance which I took a whiff of at the store and it smells less musky and more sweet.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
This lip pencil goes on smooth and the color is very vibrant. It's such a deep red that I'm not entirely sure I can pull it off. I actually always go for rosy lipsticks so this color in particular was too much for me. Also this version is matte so the color stays put for quite some time. In addition, I'm not really a fan of matte lipsticks since they can sometimes feel dry.

Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien
I love this color! The rosy pink color is perfect for me; not too dark and not too light. I fell in love with this lip pencil and unlike the one above this version is satin so it feels super soft and smooth. I've actually been using this one so much lately and unfortunately the pencil is almost done. I'm definitely going to buy the full size version of it because now I can't see myself without it.


Nars Lip Pencils and Elizabeth and James Nirvana
Cruella on the left and Rikugien on the right



Have you tried any of these products? What have you recently bought at Sephora?

July 8, 2015

Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom and Soothing Face Mist

July 8, 2015
Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom and Soothing Face Mist

If you haven't already heard of Glossier than you really need to check them out. Glossier is not your typical beauty brand. Instead of masking your imperfections this brand strives to put your best face forward by still allowing you to look like your natural self. So when I received an e-mail that Glossier will be releasing a new product and that if I got 5 people to sign up for a special giveaway I can score said product for free I was all game.

Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom

The new Coconut Balm Dotcom was just released for the summer. I already own their original Balm Dotcom — you can read my review of it here — and I use it everyday. This new balm is exactly like the original but with an updated look and best of all a new scent — you guessed it, coconut. Oh boy does this smell good! It smells so good I want to eat it but that wouldn't sit so well with my stomach. This new balm is seriously reminiscent of summertime lying on the beach while catching some vitamin D (while wearing SPF of course) and enjoying 80 degree weather. It also reminds me of fresh baked cookies preferably those Danish Butter Cookies that come in a blue tin can (I know you know which ones I'm talking about!) I'm also loving the new packaging. This coconut goodness now comes in this cute little box which I don't have the heart to toss out. And of course your package comes with Glossier's signature stickers, because who doesn't love stickers? The balm, just like the original, can be used to moisturize lips, cuticles, elbows, or any other dry areas.

Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom

As for that giveaway I mentioned earlier, I ended up getting 10 beautiful awesome kind people to sign up for the giveaway with my link and along with the Coconut Balm Dotcom I also won Glossier's Soothing Face Mist. The mist is not a new product but I obviously needed to add it to my collection. I love the minimalistic bottle. So simple and chic! Now, I know you guys know that I love a good facial spray (see my recent facial sprays reviews here) and I've been using this mist since I received it. It's really refreshing especially now during the warmer temps. The scent is rose which like I've mentioned before is not a smell I love or that I hate. The rose smell in this mist however is strong and reminds of the nasal spray I use in the spring season to combat allergies. The smell does become subtle after spraying so it's not that big of a deal. I would definitely recommend this and the new coconut balm.


Have you tried Glossier? What products are your currently loving right now?

July 6, 2015

New In: Longchamp Le Pliage Small Tote

July 6, 2015
Longchamp

My love for Longchamp bags started in college. I wanted to look more grown-up and stylish so I opted for a tote. The large Longchamp Le Pliage tote is the perfect bag for a college student. You can fit so many things inside and it is very durable. I used mines non-stop during my last three years in college and just recently the zipper started becoming a little complicated.

If you live in NYC you will definitely see several women wearing one of these bags. They are very popular but for good reason. Also the large version is the best tote for traveling. Plus these bags won't make a hole in your wallet! My sister also loves the Le Pliage collection so between her and myself we have several of these bags ranging from small, medium, and large sizes, and different colors. One of the perks of having an older sister? Sharing is caring!

During our recent trip to Macy's in Herald Square my sister and I had to stop by the Longchamp shop to check out their new colors. To my surprise all of their summer colors were currently on sale and I obviously couldn't control myself. I bought the small Le Pliage in the color bubblegum pink. It's the prettiest and girliest color. This mini bag is perfect to carry just the essentials but I feel that I can fit even more stuff inside. This bag is my own personal treat for my birthday, which was back in May, (late I know!) and I can't wait to start wearing it.


Longchamp Le Pliage Bubblegum Pink


Any Longchamp fans? What's your favorite bag?

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