Posts Tagged 'beauty'

Get your faux tan on!

You’ve all heard it, tanning is bad for you. Nowadays I enjoy a subtle glow with the help of self tanners, but I kind of have to since I’m locked up in an office all day long. Stupid career getting in the way of me going to the beach.

Choosing the right self tanner can be quite a hassle. Too much DHA in the product can make you Orange County orange.  The ones I feature below are some of the highest rated tanners on the web. They contain lower amounts of DHA and/or contain color correcting agents to counteract the orange. Rest assured you wont be looking like an oompa loompa anytime soon.

Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel– Good for face and body, you can expect full results in 2 hours.

Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Shimmering Glow Body– This is Lauren Conrad’s goto self tanner. Described by her to give her the most real tan around. It also smells really good! Full results in an hour.

St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion– Contains color correctors, aloe, and fragrance technology to eliminate the tell-tale self-tan aroma by 70%.

L’Oreal Sunless Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer– A budget alternative to most tanners. L’Oreal offers a gradual tan while moisturizing.

What’s your favorite self tanner?


Sephora Sale Haul

It took me a little bit of researching to figure out what I wanted, but here’s what I got from the Sephora VIB sale. I was running low on my skin care so I decided to try out some new products. Yeah, I’m hoping my skin doesn’t hate me for this…

Left to right: Smashbox Photofinish Primer To Go, Dermadoctor Poetry in Lotion, REN Frankincense And Boswellia Serrata Revitalising Night Cream, Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough SPF, Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick Jing-A-Ling

I also received a bonus VIB gift for buying too much crap. I’ve actually used the Ole Henriksen Three Little Wonders in the past and while I didn’t love it, I really liked the Truth Serum (orange bottle). It smoothed my skin and made it glow.

Expect reviews to be coming for the featured products soon. I also bought the Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eyeshadow Collection but it was a present for a friend.

What did you haul from the sale? Share with me in the comments!

Disclosure- products featured were bought by yours truly.

My Sephora Wish List

With the Sephora Sale starting today, I’ve compiled a wish list of things I’d like. I’ll probably only end up getting a couple things but oh would I love to blow tons of money get everything I want 🙂

Tarina Tarantino Candy Cameo Fashion Collection -because I like pink and I like cameos dangit.
Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection -I’ve been lemming this perfect palette.
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch -I’ve heard so many good things about this primer.
Hourglass Superficial Lash Mascara – I’m a mascara junkie and would love to try this one out.
Benefit Silky-Finish Lipstick in Jing-A-Ling (Pearl warm pale pink) -I tried this last week and loved it. It’s a perfect pale glossy pink color.

What have you been lemming in the beauty world recently? Let me know in the comments!

Sephora Insiders- get ready to blow tons of moola!

Starting tomorrow, Sephora is having a 15% off everything event!  V.I.B‘s access to the sale begins early from April 8-19th. VIB’s, bring a friend to the kickoff party from 6-9pm April 8th at Sephora Stores.  Beauty Insiders have access to the sale starting April 12 through 19th.

VIBS– Shop online with the code VIBMADNESS
Beauty Insiders
– Shop online with the code BI15

One tip, Sephora usually doesn’t restock during an event such as this. As with the friends and family sale, once a product sold out they wouldn’t restock until after the event. Shop early!

MAC Too Fabulous Swatches

Here’s a little swatch love of MAC’s Too Fabulous collection that just came out today. Click on the picture to make larger.

Mineralize Blush Duos (L-R, swatched sheerly)- Sun & Moon , Rhapsody in Two, Two Virtues

Lip Liner- Top-Naked, Bottom- In-Synch

Cremesheen Glass- Top- Just Superb, Left- Fashion Scoop, Right- Richer, Lusher

Cremesheen Glass- Top- Just Superb, Left- Fashion Scoop, Right- Richer, Lusher

My take: Naked lip liner is definitely a standout liner in this collection since there’s never been anything like it. It’s very much like MAC’s lip erase. If you have very pigmented lips, you may want to get this. The blushes were so-so. Most of them were for darker toned girls. I really only liked Rhapsody in Two. It would make a very nice layering blush since it was so light. For lips, I can see the warmer toned girls loving Richer, Lusher since its such a vibrant orangey color.

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