Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NOTD: Sandy Nude-ity

Lately I have been in the mood for either very dark nail polish, or barely-there nudes and since I just couldn't choose this time, as always, I choose to go all nude with one accent nail of shimmery dark sparkles.

O.P.I Nail Laquer in Saman Sands with O.P.I Nail Laquer in Metallic 4 Life
I have been searching for a true beige nude for a while and I think I just fund it! Samoan Sands is a sandy nude color that goes with any outfit and as an added plus, makes your hands look longer and leaner. And because I am a glitter fanatic, I thought Metallic 4 Life was a necessity in this case to liven up the new-years ready look!

What polish do you have on your tips and toes?
Tell me in the comments!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ulta Goodies!

Long time, no see! As I am sure you are aware, the holidays are a very hectic time and I have not had the time to dedicate to my blog as often as I would like and thank everyone for sticking with me though this rough patch! 

To get back in the swing of things I figured I would share some goodies I received from Ulta. Recently, one of my sisters happened to be out and about shopping for gifts and ended up at an Ulta picking up a few things when she ran into an Ulta associate, Raquel, and got to talking about this blog you are reading right now! After my sister had mentioned my blog, Raquel said she happened to keep up on a lot of beauty blogs and offered to give my sister a few little goodies for me to try out. Therefore, I owe a ginormous thank you and a shout-out to Raquel from the Ulta (store number 239) at the Fair Lakes Center in Fairfax, Virginia! As well, I owe a thank you to my sister as well for packaging up these goodies and sending them to me! 

Alright, so you may be wondering.... so what did I get? I know, the anticipation is killing me too!


Dermatologica Be Bright! (Gift with Purchase Set)
Top Left to Right: Precleanse (1 fl oz), Special Cleansing
Gel (1.7 fl oz), Gentle Cream (0.3 fl oz) Exfoliant
Bottom: Daily Resurfer x2
juiceBEAUTY Green Apple Peel Sensitive (0.25 fl oz)
Tarte Smooth Operator Amozonian Clay Finishing Powder (0.07 oz.)
Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel (6 fl oz)
Once again, Thank you so very much to the Ulta at Fair Lakes Center for providing these great products to try out. 

A mini collective review will be coming soon, so check back in a week for that!

Have you picked up any goodies from Ulta lately?
Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

November Favorites

Oh how the months have flown by! Yet again it feel like just yesterday I was writing up a favorites post and here I am I writing this one!

Makeup

Thanks to this forgiving, medium-coverage formula, my complexion has been looking the best it has for quite a while! Plus, the fact that it has moisturizer and primer swirled into helps me save time in the morning meaning those two extra minutes in bed don't have to be sacrificed in the name of beauty!


Lately I have found myself gravitating back to this go-to cream blush because it just goes with anything! No matter what I'm wearing or what eyeshadow I have on, this cream blush does the trick to give extra life to my cheeks and extra moisture to my skin!

Skincare



Lately I have been needing that extra little moisture boost throughout the day due to the heating in my house and in stores, so a little spritz here and there over my makeup helps keep my skin hydrated and my makeup in place!
Other 



I have been loving Bath & Body Works candles! All of these candles smell amazing and I love the variety of candles from the minis to the large candles shown, there is a size, scent, and price for everyone! But I advise you, the largest candles are $20 each so I do recommend buying them when the 2 for $20 sales come around every so often and the minis (which are perfect to just try out a scent if you aren't sure if you like it or not, or as a small stocking stuffer) are just $3.50 each, but are even a better deal when they are 2 for $5, so keep your eyes peeled for these great deals!


Did you find any great beauty steals last month?

Tell me your holiday shopping game plan in the comments!