Thursday, July 19, 2018

Nars Exclusive Nordstrom Anniversary Sets



Nars released these exclusive sets for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for 2018.

I love all the sets and they're all so affordable and probably my top beauty items from the sale this year.

I will be doing individual reviews on each set, but tell me the one you are most excited to get?





Undressed Liquid lip set includes:
(Nudes)
New limited-edition Velvet Lip Glide in new Cozumel (nude beige) (0.2 oz.)
Best-selling Velvet Lip Glide in Stripped (perfect sheer beige) (0.2 oz.)
 New limited-edition Powermatte Lip Pigment in new Antigua (rose beige) (0.18 oz.)
Best-selling Powermatte Lip Pigment in American Woman (chestnut rose) (0.18 oz.


Undressed Liquid Lip set II includes:
(Pinks)
 Limited-edition Velvet Lip Glide in new Cartagena (orchid pink) (0.2 oz.)
- Best-selling Velvet Lip Glide in Bound (soft pink rose) (0.2 oz.)
- Best-selling Powermatte Lip Pigment in Save the Queen (dusty mauve) (0.18 oz.)
- Best-selling Powermatte Lip Pigment in new Haze (rose wood) (0.18 oz.)

Hot Escape Eye & Cheek Palette

 Eyeshadow in Aurora (matte cream)
 Eyeshadow in Yucatan (shimmering taupe)
 Eyeshadow in Endless (shimmering warm gold)
 Eyeshadow in Next Wave (shimmering graphite)
Highlighter in Sunstreak (shimmering pale pink)
 Blush in Hot Pursuit (matte rose


One lucky winner will be receiving a set of their choice!
Must follow ALL rules or you will be disqualified.

Rules:

1.) Must be a subscriber of my blog
2.) Must comment on 3 post of your choice

Good Luck

So let me know which one if your favorite and why?


XOXO,

Vicki

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tom Ford Iris Bronze Palette Review and Swatches / Nordstrom Anniversary sale


It's the most wonderful time of the year; Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!  

Okay well for me Christmas is my favorite time of the year but this is a close second besides Halloween.

The next few post will be about what I picked up from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

First up is the Tom Ford Iris Bronze Collection.

Look how gorgeous this palette is and best part is you get two mini lipsticks all encased in a little brown and gold collectors box.


Look how gorgeous this is!

Time to get up close and personal with these gorgeous goodies

Iris Bronze 

Spiced Honey 57, Casablanca 03

Tom Ford is a very prestiges brand and rarely has sales and/or gift with purchase.

Just the eyeshadow quad alone will cost you $88.00 dollars. 

Again this is a very high end brand so in case you get sticker shock.

This Nordstrom exclusive set comes with the Iris Bronze quad and two mini lipsticks in Spiced Honey and Casablanca and is $87.00.

I went in store to shop the first day of the sale and there were none on the shelf where it was to be.
I should of known by the crowd of 6 ladies around the tester that they were waiting for something.   The sales associate came out with exactly 7 boxes so luckily we all got one and that was all they had in the back. 

Im sure some store still have them in stock and hopefully they will restock online soon.

I love the colors in the palette and the lipsticks are very pretty as well as nice and pigmented.

If you are a Tom Ford Beauty lover I highly recommend you get this.

XOXO,

Vicki






Monday, July 16, 2018

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Crush / Favorite of the Week



Happy Monday all you beautiful people.

Recently I started a new series on the blog, every Monday I will post a favorite of the prior week or just in general.

This week is from Sol De Janeiro and it's Brazilian Crush, but honestly this is just one of my favorites in general.

I have been using it on the daily for a a few weeks now.



This is a whopping 8.1 oz. the bottle is huge and will last you along time.

I am not a being fan of super sweet or don't like to smell like food in general.
It is a sweeter scent but not over the top or overwhelming.

The description is; pistachio with salted caramel scent, which to be honest did not entice me.

I ended up buying a Sephora Favorites kit and a mini of this was in it.

At first I was just like meh, but after a few minutes I was loving it.

Now I am hooked. You can spray it all over your body and hair.

It smells a lot like the Laura Mercier Almond Coconut scent which is AMAZING and was a favorite of mine a few years ago. 

Now that I have discovered Sol De Janeiro this is my new favorite.

It smell exactly like the Bum Bum cream.

It is like vacation in a bottle.

I highly recommend you smell this next time you are in Sephora.

Retail is $32.00 which is a great price and Sol De Janeiro has sales and bundles on their website all the time.

XOXO,

Vicki 






Saturday, July 14, 2018

Too Faced Beach Bunny Vibes on a Summer Day



You know with this crazy heatwave we are all going through recently, which I am pretty sure is across the U.S. right now, I decided to take a fun drive along the California Coast with my daughter for some girl time and good conversation.

I just happened to have my little Too Faced bunny bag I got a few months back and decided to stop by this glorious lighthouse and take my bag of goodies and start snapping pictures.


I just had my favorite  face primer which is so hydrating and smells like coconuts. Of course I had my Clover melted matte lipstick (one of my favorite colors from TF) and the famous Chocolate matte bronzer which totally smells just like chocolate.



I mean the view is just fabulous here.




On the way back home we stopped and watched some kite surfing.

Oh my word that looks so fun and scary at the same time. I mean some of  them were flying extremely high off the water.

I had to snap a picture of this adorable TF bunny bag again and it yes it does have a little fluffy tail on the back.

What do you do to beat the heat? 

Do you take fun little day trips??

XOXO,

Vicki




Monday, July 9, 2018

Pixi by Petra Liquid Fairy Lights Review and Swatches


Pixi Beauty has come out with new liquid shadows called Fairy Lights.

Oh, let me tell you, these are all gorgeous!

There is not a bad color in the bunch. I do love warmer tones, and these are definitely on the warmer side, except for Crystalline.
  
Crystalline gives a fun pop of color and I personally would use it for a night out.




Crystalline, Sun Ray, Rose Gold, Bare Brilliance, Passion Light



Passion Light, Bare Brilliance, Rose Gold, Sun Ray, Crystalline
Natural sunlight


I tried these with a glitter primer, a regular primer and without primer. I was pleased how well these performed with both primers and totally impressed how well these performed without a primer. I do have oily lids too.

Retail is only $15.00 which is very reasonably priced. 

 You can buy these at Target or Pixi Beauty

Have you tried these yet?

Tell me your favorite color for a chance to win it?

XOXO,

Vicki


*These were gifted by Pixi Beauty but as always all reviews are honest and my own opinion*



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Urban Decay Born to Run Palette Review and Swatches 

It has been a while since I bought any new palettes from Urban Decay.

I can only take so many neutral palettes you know, I do own Naked 1, 2, and 3 palettes and the smaller basic naked one too. 
Getting bored with all the neutral colors being repeated and/or being very similar.

I really liked the "Beached palette" they had launched a few months back but passed on that one ( I really want it though).

So when "Born to Run" was released it looked nice but again I really didn't need another eyeshadow palette.

While shopping in Ulta a few weeks back and saw it and swatched it; it looked good but again I passed on it.

Recently I received a 20% off prestige brands at Ulta recently and didn't know what I was going to get if anything at all.







Breakaway, Stranded, Blaze,Weekender, Still Shot, Riff, Good as Gone

Hellride,  Baja, Accelerate, Guilt Trip, Ignite, Smog, Wanderlust

Wildheart,  Punk,  Double Life,  Jet,  Drift,  Radio,  Big Sky

I went in the last day I could use the coupon and I ended up with the Born to Run palette.

 Glad I decided to get it, the colors are so pretty and I love the variety of colors Born to Run has.

Not crazy about the actual cover of the palette but that is no biggie.

I don't know if Urban Decay changed their formula on this palette but it feels a little different to me than my Naked palettes.  These feel a little smoother in my opinion. It could just be my imagination.

You definitely should use a eye base or primer to get the colors to look as intense as they do in the swatches.

This is a really good palette to get; you have your neutrals and fun colors all in one sleek palette and the mirror in pretty big and it will travel easily for a trip.

Overall I am happy that I got this palette and saved some money on it, that is always a win win.

I recommend checking this palette out next time you are in Ulta or Sephora.

Have you tried it yet?? Let me know?

XOXO,

Vicki




Sunday, July 1, 2018

Milani Gilded Desires Palette and Swatches / Favorite of the week


I am starting a new a series on the blog.

At the beginning of each week I will highlight a product that was my favorite for the week.
It can be a new product or older one, just whatever was my favorite that I have been using or re discovered from the previous week :)


First up is my newest discovery item!!


Milani has just released their newest palette called "Gilded Desires" and they definitely came to play with this little power house.

The price is $20 and it is an Ulta Beauty exclusive (for now) and also sold on Milani's website.








Ulta always has coupons for drugstore brands so that is a plus.

This formulation is buttery smooth; it almost feels like a cream to powder formula but it is not and the pigmentation is insane for on this palette.

The left side has 6 shimmer and one matte and the right side has 2 shimmers and 5 mattes.

You can easily use this for a day look and amp it up for a night out look.

I highly recommend this palette.

Have you seen it yet in store?? Did you pick it up?

Let me know?

I also picked one up for one of my followers for a giveaway coming soon.


XOXO,

Vicki