Wow....I can not believe that summer ended a few weeks ago. I hope you had an enjoyable one and applied sunscreen regularly to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. As for me during the warmer months, my skincare routine becomes very simple: cleanse, tone and apply a moisturizer containing a SPF. Next month not only will I transition into warmer clothing, but my skincare products are going to change as well.
Monthly Favorite: I have fallen madly in love with Revlon's Lip Butters and L'Oreal's Colour Riche Lip Balms. They became my favorite go to products this summer. The colors I'm using are Revlon's Peach Parfait (025), Pink Truffle (100) and L'Oreal's Plush Plum (219) and Nourishing Nude (818). Believe me when I say I've fallen madly in love with these products. I carry all four with me everyday! One day I'm heading into work wearing Nourishing Nude and when it's time to leave, Pink Truffle could be on my lips. Somehow I rotate wearing 3 or all four of the colors during the day. Both products go on smoothly, but must be reapplied throughout the day. Also, the L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balms have a slight but rather pleasant scent.
|Revlon's Lip Butter - Peach Parfait (025)|
|Revlon's Lip Butter - Pink Truffle (100)|
|L'Oreal Lip Balm - Nourishing Nude (818)|
|L'Oreal's Lip Balm - Plush Plum (219)|
I certainly hope that the Revlon Lip Butters and the L'Oreal Colour Riche Lip Balms will be around for a long, long time.
|JulieG - Cupcakes & Castles|
|Essie -Bikini So Teeny|
I did manage to find a couple nail lacquers that are similar in color, but slightly darker. Sinful Colors' "Morning Star" is from their "Girls In Pearls Sheer Shimmer Collection". "Morning Star" does have a soft shimmer, but it is quite lovely. Sinful Colors is priced at $1.99 . Also check Color Club's "Hydrangea Kiss" which is a bit darker and costs $2.99 . Find Sinful Colors and Color Club at your local Rite-Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Target and Wal-Mart.
Monthly Treat (Because I'm Worth It!): I just love the beautiful detail on this lipstick casing. It's from Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick and Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm Crystal Colours collection. The metal casing (yes metal) comes in goldtone (Rouge Volupte) and silvertone (Volupte Sheer). The color band underneath the YSL logo will be the color of the lipstick or glossy balm.
Priced at $34.00, the YSL Rouge Volupte lipsticks come in 22 beautiful shades and have a SPF of 15. For those who prefer a soft wash of color, the Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balms are for you. They come in 10 gorgeous shades and are priced at $30. YSL's Rouge Volupte lipsticks and Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balms are definitely worth your taking a look. Check them out the next time you are in Sephora or online at Sephora.com.
YSL's Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick and Volupte Sheer Candy Glossy Balm Crystal Colour....To me they are statement of elegance!
Did You Hear About?: Are you still pretty upset about a relationship that recently ended and have to face the ex in the next day or two? Then check out this YouTube video entitled "Meeting The Ex - Chat/Make-up Therapy" from makeup artist extraordinaire Lisa Eldridge. Ms. Eldridge shares tips on how to look your absolute best when having to meet the ex. While there, check out her other films on makeup and skincare.You can also view her films, subscriber to her newsletters or get the complete list of products she uses during her makeup applications at www.lisaeldridge.com
Trick or Treat: We always have such a great time during Halloween! I'm planning to check out the parade again this year. I'll try to post as many pictures as I can while there.
Also there are some really terrific Halloween makeup films on YouTube. I will provide links to a few of my personal favorites.
Lastly, since Autumn is officially in full swing, I have found a few beautiful lip colors and nail lacquers for this season. I will share them here in a about week.
For next month: I am going to do a bit of research on Beauty Balms. Admittedly, I was under the impression they were just tinted moisturizers, but they claim to do so much more. My question is do they really work? I plan to try out a couple (based on my skin tone, type and condition) and will post my findings next month.
Until then....Stay Beautiful!