Latest Pretty Purchases!

PicMonkey CollageHey friends!


Wanted to pop in and share with you some of the things I have gotten over the last few months that deserve a share!


First let’s start with this cleanser from Clarins

s663922-main-LheroIt’s a One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser.  I love this stuff!  I am a huge Clarins fan and have found that this has been great for my skin lately…since I’ve been loading up on sunscreen.  I still use my Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse to help remove my eye makeup, but that’s just personal preference.


Next up this foundation…

_7237236It’s called Maestro by Georgio Armani. 

I am obsessed with it.  OBSESSED.  Now, I understand that it’s kind of ridiculously expensive, which is obnoxious.  And I don’t ever normally spend that amount of money on foundation…but this stuff is magic.  First off it is super liquidy.. which at first I didn’t think I would love.  But it goes on like a dream.   It is unbelievably lightweight, like you have nothing on your skin, but covers EVERYTHING!  It’s so so great.  If you have a chance you should definitely go to the make up counter and give it a try.

It’s totally moisturizing without being oily or greasy, and feels so smooth.

Honestly, after reading about it and how great it was, I didn’t want to love it.. I mean, could it really be worth that much?  But unfortunately I fell in love.  I mean, is it over priced?  Yes, for sure, but until I can find a drug-store equivalent, this is my foundation.



Ok, let’s talk eyeliners.

Screen Shot 2013-08-20 at 10.03.01 AMI am not a super flashy eye makeup person…but I received this Pixi liner in Emerald Gold in a gift bag, so I tried it and ADORE it!  It’s a dark emerald, which gives you a pop of color, without being over the top.  It’s really gorgeous!  Plus, you can get it at Target.  Win!


Ok, another eye liner I have been using lately is LSD by Urban Decay

Screen Shot 2013-08-20 at 10.06.10 AMThe Pixi liner opened me up to the possibility of eye liner colors not being trashy… and this liner is a gorgeous blue with the perfect amount of shimmer.  ENough to be fun and noticeable, but not enough to look like a Disco ball…  The picture makes it look a little more sparkly than it is.

Anyhow, I love love it.  Urban Decay liners are really the best, so whatever color you try, you’ll love!


Talking about Urban Decay…

s1531920-main-LheroKristan bought this lipstick in Naked (Nude Pink) and loves it!  It’s creamy, pigment rich and gives you a subtle shine… A really great “everyday” lipstick!


And me on the other hand…

img-thingLOVING this shimmery sheer pink gloss from Lancome.  It’s in the color Pink Carat and is so shiny!  Lancome has some fab glosses!

Anyhow, I adore this shade and wear it by itself or layered over my lipstick for some extra shine!



This bracelet…

01898_EC8333I have been all about the gold layered bracelets lately.  And this link one from J Crew factory is perfect!

I wear it with my gold watch or some slim gold bangles.  Totally cute!

J Crew factory is really great.. lots of cute finds for way cheaper than regular J Crew!


Ok, this isn’t a beauty buy.  But can we just talk about how Bath & Body Works has been knocking it OUT OF THE PARK with their fall candle scents??


pBBW1-16059173_alternate1_v275I bought a bunch already… but this Cider Donut is one of my favorites so far.  CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE CANDLES.

I want this one so bad, but it’s currently sold out!



Ok, I’d love to hear your thoughts on anything you are loving lately!

Have a great day!

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.


  1. 1
    Jocelyn says:

    I use (and love) Arbonne liquid foundation. It’s slightly less expensive, but when you are a preferred member you get 20% off your purchases, making it considerably cheaper than your foundation you currently use. The way you describe your foundation is the way I describe mine. And it lasts forever.

    • 1.1
      Jocelyn says:

      I’m not a consultant… didn’t want you to think I’m promoting my business through your page. I just love the stuff! haha

  2. 2
    Lisa says:

    I saw a review of the new Loreal liquid to powder foundation (from a makeup blogger that loves the Maestro foundation) and says they are very, very similar. I’ve never tried either one, but am thinking about it.

  3. 3
    Anna S. says:

    I love Urban Decay! I just purchased Benefit’s Gimme Brow, literally, taday. I couldnt wait to try it. I love, love, love this product! I have brows again; ones that don’t look like they were drawn on!

  4. 4
    Danielle says:

    I love your blog, so witty.

Speak Your Mind