Monday, December 23, 2013

BEST OF BEAUTY 2013 TAG

Let me start by stating the obvious, it's been a year since my last post!
Yucks!
I have no real reason as to why blogging bug has left me.
I still enjoy my makeup (a lot!) however I have not had the desire to write about! I know! It's weird!
I'd rather just take a picture and post it on my Instagram!  http://instagram.com/runs_on_coffee
Well, enough rumbling and off to the good stuff!

BEST OF BEAUTY 2013 TAG Questions:

1. What are your fav primers (lip, skin and eye)?

LIPS: Avon Plumping Lip Conditioner
http://shop.avon.com/product.aspx?pf_id=44769
SKIN: Hourglass Mineral Veil
http://www.sephora.com/veil-mineral-primer-spf-15-P210575
EYE: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
 http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/154/1573/index.tmpl

2. What is your fav foundation, BB Cream, etc?

CHANTECAILLE Just Skin
http://chantecaille.com/product_makeup_detail.cfm?cat=4&pid=120

3. What is your fav concealer?

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
 http://www.narscosmetics.com/complexion/concealers/~/radiant-creamy-concealer

4. What is your fav powder?

LA MER The Powder
http://www.cremedelamer.com/product/5817/12436/Skincolor/The-Powder

5. What is your fav blush?

HARD  CANDY Honeymoon
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hard-Candy-Blush-Crush-Baked-Blush-Honeymoon-Peach/12441141

6. What is your fav highlighter?

MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder (LE)

7. What is your fav bronzer?

BOBBI BROWN Bronzing Powder
 http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/product/2324/8166/Makeup/Cheeks/Bronzer/Bronzing-Powder/index.tmpl

8. What is your fav Eye shadow, Palette?

URBAN DECAY Basics
http://www.urbandecay.com/urban-decay/eye-makeup/naked-basics/355.html

9. What is your fav Eye liner?

High End: MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Highliner - Gel Crayon in RO
http://www.sephora.com/highliner-gel-crayon-P379434?skuId=1501311
Low End: AVON SuperShock GEL Eye Liner Pencil 
http://shop.avon.com/product.aspx?newdept=&s=AV_GGL_PLA&c=iProspect&otc=03737230_Makeup_eyes&bnd=&pf_id=48838&level1_id=300&level2_id=301&pdept_id=312&dept_id=391

10. What is your fav mascara?

Low End: COVER GIRL Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara
http://www.covergirl.com/eye-makeup/mascara/professional-super-thick-mascara

11. What is your fav brow product?

ANASTASIA Brow Wiz
http://www.anastasia.net/brow-wiz.html

12. What is your fav lip liner?

TOO FACED Perfect Lips Lip Liner
http://www.sephora.com/perfect-lips-lip-liner-P375340?skuId=1442235

13. What is your fav lipstick?

KAT VON D Celebrutard  lipstick (no longer available)

4. What is your fav lip gloss, plumper?

BUXOM Lip Cream in White Russian
http://www.sephora.com/buxom-full-on-lip-cream-P305132

15. What is your fav additional makeup item or beauty subscription?

SETTING  SPRAYS! (Urban Decay, MAC, ELF, Clinique, NYX, etc)


That's a wrap! Woo hoo!
Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy 2014!


Saturday, December 29, 2012

TAG: Highlights of 2012 - cosmetics edition

The 12 Questions of 2012:

1. Which makeup brand stood out to you most in 2012? Drugstore and High End!
Hard Candy (amazing baked eye shadows, blushes (HG!),  bronzers)

Giorgio Armani (undisputed correctors (HG!), concealers, foundations, blushes)

2. Best new discovery of 2012?
Alpha Hydroxy Skin Care line (Retinol ResQ (HG!), Glycolic lotion, cleanser)

3. Best re-discovery -- A product that you fall in love with over and over again?
Origins VitaZing SPF 15 (an instant vacation face in the tube (HG!))

4. Best seasonal product 2012? Winter / Spring / Summer / Fall
Josie Maran Argan Oil

Fresh Lip Balm

Revlon Lip Butter (s)

Wet-n-Wild Mega Color Nail Polish(s)

5. Best Limited Edition Collections in 2012? Drugstore and High End
Maybelline Color Tattoo(s)

MAC Marilyn Monroe (pure platinum Hollywood glamour!)

6. Most regretted purchase of 2012?
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in BOY :-(

7. Youtube and beauty highlights 2012?
I love everything!
I enjoy monthly favorites, get ready with me, hauls, tutorials, everything beauty!

8. What is your favorite / best video on your own channel?
I have made a post on my nail polish organization/set-up!
I think it's great! ;-)

9. Best recommendation of 2012 from someone else?
Highlighting concealers! 
It's my new best friend for tired eyes! It's brilliant!
I have a few (Maybelline, L'Oreal, Boots no7, Jane Iredale, etc) and hoping to add By Terry Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer Brush ($58) very soon!

10. Best makeup tool 2012?
Real Techniques brushes! All of them! HG!!!

11. What are the products you are excited to try in 2013?
By Terry Highlighter, Burberry eye shadow, Chanel bronzer, blush, powder!

12. Will you do a Makeup Collection in 2013, or an updated version?
Maybe...


Sunday, October 28, 2012

I Heart Fall Tag


I have been seeing this TAG on a few Youtube videos and I decided that I wanted to do it too. So here we go!

QUESTIONS:

1. Favorite Fall lip product?
REVLON LIP BUTTER in CUPCAKE

2. Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
REVLON SCENTED NAIL POLISH in GUM DROP
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3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
Skinny Latte


4. Favorite Fall Candle?
BBW LEAVES

5. Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory
SCARF




6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
HAY RIDE

7. Favorite Halloween movie?


8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?


9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!

MEOW!

10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall?



HOPE YOU ENJOYED!
STAY SAFE!
xx

Sunday, September 16, 2012

IT"S BEEN A WHILE

It's been a long time... just dropping by to say HI!!!

Hope everyone is doing well and looking beautiful!
I will get back to my monthly posts when things slow down IRL a bit.
Meantime, remember this,  life is too short to wear bad makeup! -D

xoxo

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

JULY 2012 BEAUTY FAVS

Happy end of the month everyone!
Hope you all are having fantastic weather where ever you are and able to get out and enjoy summer sun!

July was not a big makeup month for me.
Kids are off from school and need to be kept active plus weekend beach trips don't really require a full on face.
Here's just a few my "regular" things that kept me low maintenance yet high performance!
Please keep in mind I always start with a high SPF face lotion!
(still searching for the one! oy!)



Starting from the top:

Giorgio Armani Corrector #1
Origins VitaZing SPF15
Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray

Second raw from the left:

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Light
Hard Candy Baked Blush in Honeymoon
MAC Haute & Naughty Mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in Stash
Flirt Dreamy Eyes Peach Champagne eye shadow

any lip balm that's in close proximity will do for the finished look!
TA DA!
The entire "look" takes 5 minutes and lasts all day!
xx



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

THE FEW THINGS I'D BEEN LOVING IN THE MONTH OF JUNE '12

Well, this has been one hot summer thus far!
I seriously had little desire to apply anything exciting to my face but sunscreen & maybe a bronzer.
As a side note, don't you just love sunglasses this time of the year?
Undereyes circles? No mascara? Veiny eye lids?
Sunglasses will take care of that!

So the focus of this month had nails and lips!
My winning lip combo this month :

*Too Faced Perfect Lips Universal Lip Liner
*Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle
*Buxom Lip Gloss in White Russian (finally, I was able to bring it home!)

Here's the swatches:
LOVE IT!
Also, I have been preparing my lips every single day with this little AVON find:
Avon Beyond Color Plumping Lip Conditioner With Retinol!
It makes my lips feel nourished and smooth and ready for lip color of the day!





Finally, new to me nail color brand - Deborah Lippmann! Wow! 
From the cute bottles, perfect brush, the most gorgeous colors and the fact that the color lasts for days, what else can I say but how guilty I feel ignoring my ZOYA stash.
Here's my two favorite colors Don't Tell Mama & Almost Paradise (for pedi & mani respectively):
This what Almost Paradise looks like on my nails:
Lastly, I had also discovered the best top coat to date:
Essie Good To Go:

I'm seriously impressed ladies!
Fastest drying top coat while keeping nails shiny and color lasting!
That's all!
Stay cool!
Muah!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Here’s What Three Things I’d Been Obsessed With In The Month of MAY!

It's been a long month.
My patience, my strength, my faith has been tested.
I have a long road ahead of me ...
Anyhow, let's get to the good stuff!
Beauty products! My escape, my passion, my pleasure!
I adore summer collections!
To me, it's usually something new, bright & exciting.
Bronzed sun kissed look has been my favorite forever!
This year did not disappoint!
Neon nails, all in one tinted moisturizers, illuminating bronzers, coral lips!
That's just the beginning!
Needless to say, I am a very happy camper!
Here is THREE things (trust me there are more but I only desire to introduce
you to the best!) I am absolutely loving this month!
Oh yeah and ONE nail polish that I can not get enough!
ENJOY!

#1 Dr.Jart BB Beauty Balm SPF 45 /PA ++

#2 MAC Haute and Naughty Mascara

#3 Maybelline Nude Nuance Lipstick (LE)



*BONUS* Island Girl Nail Polish in Tropical Breeze

Here's a rough swatch:



Hope everyone is having a fantastic summer!
xo