Beauty Must Have: Lime Crime

On Saturday October 1st I had the pleasure of attending Beautycon NYC . It was beauty junkie heaven. Almost every brand you can think of was in attendance along with YouTube beauty stars, TV personalities and celebrities. The best thing were the freebies. I have a lot of products and will share my must haves.

While my favorite brands such as NYX CosmeticsCarol’s Daughter to name a few were represented one brand I was very impressed with was Lime Crime . Don’t judge me, but I have never heard of this brand. I have been totally missing out. “Makeup for Unicorns” is their slogan and they are absolutely right. The shades, tones and pigments are extremely vibrant. Surprisingly with all the freebies I managed to purchase only beauty 2 items. My 1st purchase was Lime Crime Superfoil Wet/Dry Foil Eyeshadow Duo in Gilded Carriage and Glass Slipper . In all my years I finally found an eyeshadow that does exactly as its title. This might be the best eyeshadow ever and here’s why. The packaging is SUPER cute. This duo is extremely pigment and a lot goes a long way.

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Here is how you apply the eye shadow. It is recommended to not use a brush, but to use your finger. Once you get the product on your finger slightly wet your finger and then apply the eyeshadow. It really does look like foil. The shine and the staying power makes this product a must have. After wearing this on my eyes for over 8 hours not once did I need to reapply. With one swipe of makeup remover it came right off. I would highly recommend this product in any shade.

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Try Lime Crime for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

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The winner will be announced Friday October 7th at noon (eastern standard time).

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Beauty Must Have: Sirocco Sands

If you’ve never heard of & Other Stories you are missing out. This brand is like the well curated H&M which they are owned by. Their clothing, shoes and accessories has a vintage look with a trendy flair. The shoes are comfortable and can go from day to night. Everyone seems to be in the line of beauty & Other Stories has dipped their foot in and are now swimming. From bon bon tree scented lotion to paillon melon liquid lipstick they have it all.

My all time favorite scent is Sirocco Sands . With over 20 scents (yes, I’ve tried them all) you can’t go wrong. Each scent has it’s own distinction and are best at different times of the year. Sirocco Sands is great in the summer, but I love this scent soo much I wear it all year round. It smells like “soft desert dunes serenading warm wildwood and bittersweet fruitage.”

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Sirocco Sands Hand Cream comes in a home size of 250 ml/8.45 fl oz.  The travel size is 30 ml/1fl oz. It can fit in your cosmetic bag as well as your back pocket. The color of the lotion is the same color of the swatch on the front of the tube.

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The Sirocco Sands Body Mist also comes in two sizes  150 ml/5.07 fl oz (home) and 50 ml/1.7 fl oz travel. The color of the mist is clear and fast drying . I love the size of the travel scent. I take it everywhere I go. All you need to do is pump the bottle twice and more than enough comes out.

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Check out & Other Stories 20+ scents.

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Beauty Must Have Exclusive

When I first started wearing make up the one brand I gravitated towards was MAC Cosmetics. For years I only wore MAC. Do we have a love hate relationship? No, MAC will ALWAYS be my first love.

In NYC at this very moment there is a sample sale going on. It is now day 3 and It was totally worth standing in the heat. Here is why you should visit the first ever MAC Sample Sale if you are in NYC….Everything is 60% off. Unfortunately, the cult favorite Ruby Woo was not apart of the selection. However a lot of the merchandise  being sold at the sale are still full price in their retail stores.

I purchased the following items Velvetease Lip Pencil in Just Add Romance, Velvetease Lip Pencil Oh Honey, Huggable Lipcolour Rich Marron, Huggable Lipcolour Feeling Amorous, Huggable Glass Mega-Hug, Huggable Glass Snuggle Up and Brooke Candy Witching Hour. I  can’t wait to play with all my lip colors.

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The One Item You Need This Summer

Happy 1st Day to the official start of the summer!!! School is almost out, vacations are being planned and more time will be spent outdoors. I have a feeling we are going to have a very warm summer.

To kick off the summer of 2016 every Monday I will be discussing Beauty Must Haves. I am not an expert in Beauty (only Fashion), however there are some products that I love and want to share them with you…..with some occasional giveaways. Soo let’s get started.

“Having a chic outfit is worthless, if you aren’t protecting your body.” -Hope S. Morgan

In the summer we wear less to stay cool, but there is one thing you must protect. Your skin. On The Oprah Winfrey Show circa 2011, Oprah talked about beauty secrets. “Yes drink water, but YOU MUST WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY…even in the winter.” That phrase has stuck with me for years. I attribute my almost flawless skin to wearing sunscreen every single day. There are tons of sunscreen on the market. I’ve tried the popular ones, but my favorite is Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology SPF 50 . I have very oily skin and this product not only absorbs very well, but works well under makeup. It doesn’t clog your pores and its very moisturizing. If you have sensitive skin like myself not to fret Supergoop products are Paraben, Synthetic Fragrance and Oxybenzone Free. Non-Comedogenic, Non-Irritating and Allergy-Free.

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There are 4 different sizes with a price range of $10.00-$48.00.

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1fl oz $10.00

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2.4fl oz $19.00

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7.5fl oz $32.00

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Endless Summer Pump 18fl oz $48.00

Here are the great benefits of this product:

Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 provides super broad spectrum sun protection for face & body in an oil-free, non-comedogenic lotion. Powered by potent antioxidant-rich Cellular Response Technology, this lotion preserves and protects skin’s youthful glow. Ideal for a day of play, this feel-good formula is moisturizing, lightweight and fast-absorbing.
• Non-comedogenic, avobenzone based formula easily absorbs into the skin allowing skin to breathe and sweat
• Replenishes moisture through a unique beta-glucan proven to deliver better long term moisturization than hyaluronic acid
• Natural extracts of citrus, basil and boise de rose provide a subtle sensorial experience with no unpleasant “sunscreen” smell
• Our 18oz has an easy twist-and-lock pump so you never have to worry about spills or drips when you put it in your bag or suitcase

The key is to put the sunscreen on 15 minutes before you leave the house AND to reapply at least every 2 hours. Of course in the beginning I would put it on right before I leave the house, but you have to give it time to absorb and create the skin protectant barrier. While your face is very important, please apply sunscreen to all exposed areas, ears and neck too. A little bit goes a longgggg way.

Supergoop is such a great product they’ve introduced sunscreen for your lips. Want to know my thoughts on this product? You’ll just have to wait until next Monday.

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