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Five Little Favorites

Welcome back! I wanted to show you guys a handful of things I have been loving lately. I’m thinking this will be a new series I am starting. I’m not sure how often I’ll post, could be weekly, biweekly, or monthly. I want it to include a variety of things like, clothing, makeup, accessories, or even food.

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Just look at these! I mean… What’s not to love about these right? I ordered these Ray-Ban Aviators online at macys.com during their friends and family sale. I love mirrored sunglasses. They are so fun and festive, perfect for the summer time.

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I am loving the Sephora Cream lip stain in Marvelous Mauve. I have been wearing this when I don’t feel like wearing a bright lipstick. These lipsticks are amazing for the price ($13). They are long lasting and feel very comfortable on the lips.

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I purchased this Laura Mercier Baked Powder Highlight on a whim about a month ago. I don’t wear this everyday but I use when I want to feel a little more “awake.” It’s very subtle yet gives a beautiful glow.

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Ok I have no idea what is going on with my hands but I MUST put lotion on as soon as I wash my hands. My hands have been super dry lately. I bought this from Bath & Body Works months ago but I have been using it all day everyday. I just noticed it says, “look ma, new hands.” HA! How cute is that?!

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IMG_2944I have also been loving this Stila blush. It’s the Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in the color Rosewater. I was very intrigued when I first read about this product. It’s a liquid/gel blush in a pot. I love it because it gives your cheeks a very healthy glow. It also feels very cool. I use the E.L.F. Small Stipple Brush ($3) to apply. I works great!

Taking a selfie was a struggle today! This is as good as it gets people. It is way too hot today! I am wearing the lipstick, blush, and highlight mentioned above.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

XO, Diana

Shade of the Day- Bachelorette

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TGIF!

Today’s Shade of the Day is another Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick. It’s in the shade called Bachelorette. This color is described as a “dark reddish fuchsia.” It’s a vibrant hot pink with a red undertone. I love to wear this when I’m not in the mood to wear a bright pink or a red. It’s a perfect in between color.

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Left- Bachelorette, Right- All Fired Up

I first applied my usual Make Up For Ever Lip Line Perfector. This is my go-to lip pencil when it comes to liquid lipsticks. If your not a fan of liquid lipsticks, a good alternative is MAC All Fired up. Bachelorette is slightly darker.

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Foundation: Dior Skin Nude Air,  UD Naked Skin Concealer, Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette

Bronzer: Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Radiant Bronze

Highlight: Laura Mercier

Eyes: KVD Shade + Light Eye, MUG Foiled Eyeshadow in Grandstand, KVD Tattoo Liner, ABH Brow Wiz

I’m off to explore downtown Seattle with my husband and little brother and sister.

Happy weekend!

-Diana

April 2015 Favorites

It feels so good to be back in the blogging world! I am finally back from Cancun and getting back into the groove of things. I decided to show you some of my favorites from April. I have been using most of these products everyday especially while in Cancun!

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Hourglass Ambient Bronzer in Radiant Bronze Light– I am a sucker for bronzers and this guy is one of my favorites! It’s the perfect bronze color and gives a beautiful glow. I also love it because it is very finely milled and super easy to blend.

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo in 2 Golden-I have been using this only for the highlight.  The bronzer is a little too orange for me. You can check out the swatch here. This product and the Hourglass bronzer are the perfect pair.

NARS Blush in Madly-I’m not that much of a blush person and I tend to go towards more neutral ones. This one is a neutral peachy pink.

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown– I gave up on finding a cheaper alternative and decided to go back to the Brow Wiz. I used to purchase the Dark Brown but since I’m more into a natural brow, I purchased Medium Brown.

Dose of Colors Kiss of Fire– I mentioned this in my favorite lipsticks for spring post. You can check it out here. When I first purchased these lipsticks I wasn’t a very big fan, but that changed after a few uses.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream– I have calluses on my hands from weightlifting and this is the best lotion to moisturize my hands.

Stay tuned for my next post. It will include OOTD’s and MOTD’s from my trip in Cancun! All of these products will be included.

-Diana

Favorite Lipsticks for Spring- 2015 

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L to R: Kat Von D- Bauhau5, MAC- Impassioned, Dose of Colors-Kiss of Fire, MUFE- 39, Sephora Collection- African Violet

After digging through my lipsticks I have compiled a handful I think would be perfect for spring. Don’t get me wrong I am a firm believer of wearing whatever I want whenever I want, but these are just colors I tend to go for this time of the year.

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Kat Von D- Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5 ($20)

This color is described as a “deep raspberry.” It’s very bright so it’s a perfect winter to spring transition color. I would recommend wearing a liner for an even application.

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MAC Cosmetics- Impassioned  ($16)

This is a perfect pinky-coral color!

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worst swatch ever -__-

Dose of Colors- Kiss of Fire ($18)

I love this color because of how bright it is. My favorite red lipsticks are ones with a pink tint to them.

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Make Up For Ever- Rouge Artist Intense in # 39 ($20)

This is my favorite peach lipstick. I also have MAC’s Ravishing but I prefer this one.

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Sephora Collection- Cream Lip Stain in African Violet 

I LOVE this color. It’s perfect. You need it. Go get it! You can check out my post on it here.

There are a lot more lipsticks I could have chosen but I wanted to pick basic colors you would wear for spring, coral, peach, violet, etc. Like I said before you can wear these colors anytime of the year. I just wanted to give you some ideas for new lipsticks. I hope this helped!

Happy Friday! I will be heading to Cancun for a much needed vacation. 🙂

-Diana

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Collection & Swatches

I have compiled a pretty good collection of Makeup Geek eyeshadows.  To be honest I’m not really that much of an eyeshadow person. I do go through phases of obsessing with a particular eyeshadow. Right now its Satin Taupe by MAC. But normally on a day to day basis I just wear mascara. Don’t get me wrong I love doing eyeshadow looks but I prefer to do them for special events or a night out.

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Makeup Geek was founded by an amazing Youtuber, Marlena. They offer products like eyeshadows, blushes, and brushes. I own 23 eyeshadows, six of them are the foiled eyeshadows. Almost all of the eyeshadows I have are neutral colors. These eyeshadows are awesome. They are creamy, easy to blend, and the pigmentation is great. The regular eyeshadows are $6 each and the foiled eyeshadows are $10. You do have to pay for shipping but it’s super affordable (less than $5). The only negative is having to purchase a Z-palette (if you don’t already have one) because the eyeshadows are sold in individual pans. I purchased my Z-palette at Sephora during last year’s VIB sale. The larger size is $28 and the smaller size is $18. Makeup Geek also sells a variety of Z-palettes. Check them out here.

Enjoy the swatches!

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IMG_1118Some of my favorites are Burlesque, Bitten, Gold Digger, Peach Smoothie, Chickadee, and Cocoa Bear. Even though I love Bitten, I do find it a bit chalky. I personally think it’s really hard to find perfect matte eyeshadows. That is why BLENDING is always crucial. My favorite matte eyeshadows are from Urban Decay and I’m dying to try Make Up For Ever Artist Eyeshadows.  I LOVE all of the foiled eyeshadows! I cannot get over how amazing the pigmentation is. I totally recommend checking those out!

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What’s your favorite eyeshadow brand?

Happy Hump Day!

-Diana

MOTD- Cinderella Collection


IMG_1064-1Thanks to my wonderful husband I own the majority of the MAC Cinderella collection. I sent him to the mall to pick up the beauty powder and the glitter the day they came out in store. He ended up coming  home with those two items, the eyeshadow palette, both lip glosses, and both lipsticks. I didn’t want to do a full on review since it’s not available and so many people missed out getting anything.

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DiorSkin Nude Air Foundation, MAC- Pro Longwear Concealer, Nars-Madly Blush, Kat Von D-Shade & Light Palette, ABH Brow Wiz

I absolutely love the eyeshadow palette. MAC did a wonderful job creating it. Today I used three of the colors, Omega (crease), Satin Taupe (lid), and Phloof (inner corner). My favorite eyeshadow in this palette is Satin Taupe. The good news is that all of the colors are permanent except for Stroke of Midnight (darkest one). Omega is also a great color, it’s perfect for the crease!

I have the Mystery Princess Beauty Powder. It’s described as a “pink beige with silver shimmers.” It has a very subtle shimmer and gives a nice light glow.

I lightly lined my lips with Whirl lip pencil. I then applied Free as a Butterfly lipstick and topped it off with the lipglass in Glass Slipper. The lipstick is a sheer nude, nothing special to be honest. I’m not really a lipgloss kind of gal but these lipglasses are beautiful. Glass slipper is a very light pink with silver and pink shimmers. I have yet to swatch the other lipstick or lipglass. I could possibly include them in a shade of the day!

Here’s a little casual OOTD as well!

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T-shirt- Nordstrom (Similar), Cardigan- Forever 21, Jeans- Express, Shoes- Target

 

My shirt totally says Celfie not Elfie haha!

Happy Easter!

Diana

Sephora Wish List- April 2015

Word on the street is the Sephora VIB Spring Sale is near. According to @trendmood1 on instagram the sale dates are 4/16-4/20 (4/12-4/21 for VIB Rouge). Depending on your VIB status, the discount will either be ten or fifteen percent off. I wasn’t able to find the sale info anywhere else so we’ll see if it’s true! I created a wish list of things I need to repurchase and a few things I want to try out. I always like to take advantage and purchase more expensive products like skin care, foundation, or perfume. Sephora only has sales a couple times a year so it is definitely worth making some purchases. Hopefully this gives you some ideas as well!

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Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Cream

This is my favorite moisturizer. I purchased this one during the VIB sale last November. I ran out about a month ago so it’s time to repurchase.

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

I own the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette which includes Dim Light. Out of all three colors this is the one I use the most. I love using this to set my concealer. It’s very lightweight and not shimmery at all but there is something about it that makes my face look flawless. Dim Light is described as a “neutral peach beige powder.” These are pretty pricey at $45 so I would personally only buy it at a discounted price.

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

This is a product I am very curious to try out. I love using my UD All Nighter setting spray as primer so this totally makes sense to me. It has great reviews online. I will definitely be purchasing this item!

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Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon

It’s time to repurchase my favorite eyeliner. This is the only pencil that actually stays on my waterline. I highly recommend trying this guy out!

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer 

That is the longest name ever… Any who, I have been using the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer ever since it came out. I am almost out of my third one so I am thinking about trying this one. I love the NARS because I can use it for everyday or build it up for more coverage. This one claims to do the same thing so we’ll just have to see about that!

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NARS Audacious Lipstick in Greta

I love these lipsticks. This color looks beautiful. It’s perfect for spring and summer. That is all!

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Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème in So Rouge

Do I really need another red lipstick? Maybe? Do I need a limited edition Marc Jacobs lipstick in beautiful red packaging? DUH! (Do you like how I did that?) I do not own any Marc Jacobs lipsticks so this may just be my first one. These lipsticks have wonderful reviews so I am actually really excited to try this out. This lipstick is sadly only available to VIB Rouge but there are 20 shades available in the regular collection.

Well that concludes my wish list. For now anyway… I hope I have given you some ideas. My advice is to take advantage and purchase the more expensive items you have been wanting to try out. If you are looking for a new foundation, right now would be a great time to get some samples. You have enough time before the sale starts to find one you like.

Let me know what’s on your wish list or any items you think I should try out! Check out @Trendmood1 on Instagram for the latest beauty releases!

Happy Friday!

-Diana