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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

Sephora VIB Sale Haul

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You did it again Sephora… You got me again! I think I am good for spring and summer. I am going to “try” not to make any purchases until the next VIB sale. I also purchased the Marc Jacobs eyeliner and NARS lipstick in Greta. Check out my wish list here.

  1. Kat Von D | Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette– Impulse purchase, I just couldn’t say no!
  2. Hourglass | Ambient Bronzer in Radiant Light–  I purchased this guy instead of the Dim Light Powder. It’s BEAUTIFUL!
  3. Smashbox | Photo Finish Primer Water– Loving it so far and it’s so easy to use.

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    Kat Von D is a genius!

  4. Supergoop! | Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil– I got a sample of this last year and I loved it. I am going on vacation to Cancun this weekend so this was a must have.
  5.  Anastasia Beverly Hills | Brow Wiz in Medium Brown– I went back to using this last month so I decided to purchase a back up.
  6. Urban Decay | Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Neutral– The consistency of this reminds me of the Mac Pro longwear. I will keep you updated on how I like it! The color range does suck.

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    I just can’t… I ‘m so excited to use this while I’m in Mexico!

  7. Dr. Jart+ | Dermaclear Micro Water– I’ve been doing a horrible job at washing my face after using a makeup remover wipe. This claims to remove makeup as well as tone and brighten skin.
  8. Cover FX | Custom Cover Drops in G40- I was very intrigued when I came across this online. It’s basically pigments that can be mixed with a moisturizer, primer, or a foundation. The more drops you add the more coverage you will get. I have used this once with my moisturizer and I liked it!
  9. Make Up For Ever | Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner in 8C– I have MAC’s Cherry Liner but I wanted a true red without a blue undertone and this one was the winner.
  10. NARS | Audacious Lipstick in Greta – Not pictured.
  11. Marc Jacobs | Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Black– Not pictured, repurchase.

I purchased the NAR Ita brush a while back and ended up returning it. I don’t think it was worth the money for the amount of contouring I do. I have other brushes that are just as good or even better to contour with.

I also wanted to mention I will be returning the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks I mentioned in my previous post. Like I mentioned in my post I prefer the NARS Audacious. It takes at least three coats for the CT lipsticks to be opaque and I’m not about that life so they are going back.

Thank you for reading! I would love to know what purchases you made!

-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