Guest blogger @LessSpinach who has a private Instagram account shared her thoughts with us regarding the new Lipstick Queen mood lipstick and blush collection:
Lipstick queen recently came out with their frog prince collection. It consists of a cream blush, gloss and lipstick all of which start out as a shocking deep green but then it turns into a custom shade of pink that flatters every skin tone. I love the lipstick which is smooth and creamy but not tacky and transforms to the perfect shade of pink. It also contains shea butter which moisturizes your lips leaving them soft and supple.
I also love the fact you don’t need a liner to apply it! The gloss is a beautiful ultra glossy pink with a hint of sparkle perfect for layering over the lipstick or on its own. The blush is stunning with a lovely creamy texture that glides on the skin and leaves you with a rosy flush perfect for you. Pink not for you this collection also boasts a blue set. Containing a gloss and lipstick which changes into a beautiful mauve plum color perfect for fall.
You can also mix and match the lipsticks and glosses (I love the green lipstick with the blue gloss.) The packaging is stunning and it’s very affordable (at only $25 a pop for the lipstick and gloss and $24 for the blush.) And the smell is amazing like apple cider and vanilla. You can find them at Ulta.com and Beauty.com.
Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Crayon – if you are thinking how do these models get their baby pink nude lips – do they eat berries all day long or are they born like that? I have to answer and say – partially yes they are born like that and partially it is because they have seen what the make up artists have been using on them and how it has been applied so they know to make their lips look fabulous. Here is one secret – the Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Crayon in a honey beige color. It is a foolproof crayon with a nude tint that can help you look like you have baby lips all day long. One tip to make sure the color lasts long all day, put a little bit of foundation on your lips before putting anything else on so it acts as a primer. It helps to make your lipstick last longer.
Perfect Make Up Tips for Every Day – I recently figured out the perfect every day make up routine and thought I would share it. It is a natural face look that is achievable with a few make up favorites. If you love the idea of just that pink cheeked blush and a natural plum lipstick here is what I used to create this look in this photo:
Caudalie Perfecting Vino Serum is the only skincare company that Harvard Medical School has endorsed as a skincare company that shows real results. Apply on cleansed skin morning and evening under moisturizer. Apparently this Caudalie Perfecting Vino Serum does more to erase brown spots on your face than laser treatment over a few months time. At $79 I am using it daily and we will see what happens in a few months. Available at Beauty.com
Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm moisturizes the lips with a slight tint that leaves them fuller immediately. I love the berry color that gives my lips just the slightest berry tint. I just use this and nothing else. At $8 it is a good buy from Drugstore.com
Caudalie tinted vino moisturizer is everything they say it is – it moisturizes and gives your skin an even tinted glow. I love it because it does everything it says it is supposed to do and I apply it with a sponge on top of the serum. $32 from Beauty.com
Bobbi Brown everything mascara – This mascara is everything. You can put one coat on and go out in the day to your yoga class or running errands or add a few more coats for that vavavoom look. Whatever you want to do with your make up look that day this mascara delivers. Sold at Bloomingdales for $26
Shiseido natural finish cream concealer – if you don’t believe it – you have to see it in my photo – I have dark circles under my eyes and this concealer covers them without seeming heavy. It is pretty amazing and I used a Q-tip and a sponge to smooth it all out after I applied my tinted moisturizer I dabbed the concealer on top of anything that needed to be concealed and I was ready to go. Bloomingdales.com for $26
Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner and brush. I use the gel eyeliner because it stays put and doesn’t melt off my face in the California Los Angeles heat. The brush helps to keep it very precise and the lines are very thin. Sephora.com sells it for $25
Anastasia Beverly Hills brow duo is the perfect combo created by celebrity Beverly Hills brow guru Anastasia to keep our brows in check. Use the 2 tones in the set to create the perfect shade for your brows. $23 from Sephora.com
Charlotte Tilbury Perfect Skin Lotion – Have you ever just wanted that Jennifer Lopez or Angelina Jolie Hollywood glow they always seem to have on their faces? Besides the botox treatments, perfect nutritionist measured meals, they also use the best creams. One of the newest celebrity favorites for 2015 is the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Perfect Skin cream. It creates a luminous dewy glow on your skin that will take away the drab from the winter doldrums. All you have to do is roll out of bed, wash your face and pat it on your face paying special attention to your cheekbones area. You will start glowing like the best of them. Wonderglow is a visionary new anti-age hybrid. It’s a cross between an anti-age elixir and a complexion-enhancing light diffuser to give your skin an instant ‘spotlight’ effect. Collagen-boosting peptides and patented wrinkle-preventing ingredients are fused with light-reflecting microspheres with a fluorescent core that fill in wrinkles and scatter light to blur away lines and flood skin with luminosity. Create the definition of youthful, healthy skin: glowing, hydrated and effervescent. Get the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow for $55 at Nordstrom now.
Charlotte Tilbury RockChic Makeup Kit – Ever wonder how to do the perfect Rocker Chic – Rock Chic make up look? It has everything to do with that smoldering eyeliner, nude lipstick, heavy cheekbone Angelina Jolie bedhead look that we love. How do you put that whole look together? Charlotte Tilbury took the guesswork out of it for all of us and put together the RockChic glam make up kit for us with nude lipstick, eyeliner, brushes, blushes in all the right shades of nude and bronze and highlights.
If there was a must have GIFT for yourself or for a loved one – this is it. Get the Charlotte Tilbury Glam RockChic kit here.
The Urban Decay Holiday Eye Shadow Set is perfect for the gal who is traveling and going to lots of parties this holiday season. Even if your holiday plans consist of work and after dinner holiday drinks this Urban Decay holiday eye shadow set is exactly what you will want to have in your bag. After work you will want to do a cat eye or smoldering eye touch up and there is no better way to do that then to have this kit right in your bag. The colors are earth toned to beautiful jeweled tones and there is a color that works for everyone. I love his set because I use an eyeliner brush to line my eyes with the darkest charcoal color from this set and the lighter colors as highlighter. Use this kit with a bare minerals concealer and a Bare Minerals foundation with a Bobbi Brown 25 spf intensive moisture cream and a Bobbie Brown lip kit and you are all set for the holidays.
Bare Minerals Foundation for $29 from Sephora.
Bobbi Brown hydrating face cream for $50 from Nordstrom.
Editor’s Favorite By Terry Blush MUST HAVE for SPRING – you know that glow you get after a great run or workout? Do you wish you can just look dewy and glowy like that all day long? Here is brand new must have for spring beauty item. By Terry is the creator of the cult favorite Baume De Rose that we all use on our lips for that natural pretty non color all natural color on our lips. Now they have introduced the By Terry Blush Glace for spring and summer that is pretty much the same concept. It is an easy swipe it on your cheeks color that also gives you a dewy glow all in one step and you are set for the day. Easy right? Between the Baume de Rose and the Blush Glace, all you need is a swipe of mascara and you are looking naturally gorgeous for a day at work or a day out on the weekend at brunch. You sure won’t look overly made up in the sun. By Terry Blush Glace for $58
Raw Coconut Cream Face Cream?Â Â I am in love with the gluten free coconut milk eating food culture at the moment because not having a WheatBelly has been great for me just by cutting out wheat. Now substituting rich delicious coconut milk in place of cream in my food does not leave me wanting donuts. How amazing to find out that this miracle food is also just as good for your skin?
Apparently raw coconut cream can be used as a deodorant, face and body cream and a make up remover. This fruit is good for your body and your skin. What is next? Coconuts make us think better and sleep better? Whatever it is – I have already loved the coconut and here is just another good reason. Raw Coconut Cream for your face and body is just $18.
Hot Summer Outfits What to Wear NOW – having just gotten back from New York City’s sweltering heat wave of 100 plus degrees a day in the city I can only say that my summer inspiration for outfits are all about what to wear when it is hot. It did not get cooler in Arizona today when I had a layover and it was 99 degrees. It looks like it is hot from Miami, Atlanta, New York, Boston, Chicago, Texas to California.Â
Here is one idea I have for everyone in this sweltering heat – how about an amazing Catherine Malandrino black v neck romper for those hot nights in the city or for that trip to Paris? Wherever you are you can look sexy and cool in this romper. Catherine Malandrino romper for $345.
Another alternative would be a white tank top and boyfriend jeans. Nothing cools you off and keeps you casual like a great pair of boyfriend jeans and a tank top. My favs include this Michael Stars tank top for $46 and these pair of boyfriend jeans for $99.50 from Paige Denim.
Get comfortable in a pair of great Valentino Lace espadrilles to finish off any outfit for $475.
If you want to invest a little less in a pair of espadrilles try a pair by SoludosÂ for $50 in lace.
Now for you high heel gals, try a pop of color in coral with these very minimalist sandals by Nicholas Jocelyn in Suede for summer with a subtle ankle strap and just a band over the toes keeping it all about elongating your legs. Get these for $208.
Whatever you wear this summer, don’t forget to hydrate with the Bobbi Brown extra repair hydrating balm with SPF 25 to protect your face from the harsh sun rays.
Philosophy 33% off Coupon Code for FRIENDS AND FAMILYÂ – if you are traveling this summer or if you are not – now is the time to stock up on Philosophy products like When Hope is Not Enough face creams, or my favorite Philosophy Amazing Grace antiperspirant for those hot sticky days of summer. I also love the Amazing Grace all in one Shampoo, shower gel that I take with me in a travel size on trips as well as the all in one face cleanser make up remover Purity Made Simple.
I usually buy the Purity Made Simple face cleanser and Amazing Grace all in one shower gel in travel sizes to take with me on trips. It makes packing so much easier because I have my cleanser and make up remover in one and a shower gel and body wash in one and then I just have to take along my Amazing Grace hair conditioner and toothpaste and toothbrush and my nighttime beauty routine is packed and ready to go.
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