Stay Safe

To all my readers on the East Coast, please stay safe and stay informed with this approaching storm/hurricane/whatever you want to call it. I know some people aren't taking it seriously and claiming that these mandatory evacuations are not necessary and that everyone is being melodramatic about the whole thing, however it is better safe than sorry.

If you are in a mandatory evacuation area, please LEAVE! We want you safe.

Besides, once this passes, we can all go out and play ^^

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Deal Alert!

For those of you interested in trying out Salma Hayek's new cosmetic line, NUANCE, CVS is currently having a sale of buy one get one free!

Have any of you tried this new line? What do you think? I personally think the packaging of the lipstick looks eerily similar to NYX's Black Label lipsticks.

Haven't tested these out yet, if you want a review, let me know! ^^

**Please note that all CVS branches may not have the same sales.


Review: NARS Pago Pago Lipstick

Described as a "shimmering pink" lipstick, Pago Pago is part of the NARS Sheer Lipstick line. According to Sephora, each NARS lipstick is "enriched with vitamin E to increase wearability and keep true color intact." Pago Pago was released with the summer line and I believe is a permanent color. NARS lipsticks retail for $24 USD.

The lipstick itself is easy to apply and has a balm like feel to it. Due to the fact it is part of the sheer line, the opacity is minimal. Once applied onto my lips, it muted the pigmentation slightly but also gave of a hint of pink and shimmer. The translucence of the color may attract many people since it's easy to apply and will flatter most skin tones, however; the shimmer may deter some since it may be deemed "not work appropriate." I only found the shimmer to be very noticeable up close and also when it was close to reapplication.

The wear on this lipstick is about 3 hours. If you are a lip licker, it may be shorter. The smoothness of Pago Pago allows for more slip and less staying power. You will be left with remaining shimmer. However the shimmer particles are not gritty on your lips, which is a plus.

For me, this is a great lipstick for a lunch date, running errands or for those who wish to have a natural feel with a little kick (the shimmer). Those who wish for more opacity should stay away from Pago Pago.


July Favorites!

It's a small group this month, I haven't really been wearing much makeup due to how hot it is! Plus my skin has been acting up lately, (insert sad face) so I'm trying to let it breathe.
Going clockwise
1-Michael Kors perfume: This perfume smells wonderful! It's a floral mix with a bit of musk. It's classy and great for everyday.

2-Versace Versus rollerball: Another floral scent which has been a favorite. I got it as a sample from a Sephora order back in May. I loved it so much that I purchased the rollerball to bring with me everywhere I go. It also has some fruity notes as well. 

3-Fairydrop Scandal Queen Mascara (original formula): I purchased this before the waterproof version came out. I usually tend to stay away from regular formula mascaras since they never hold my curl but while this one doesn't keep my curl entirely, it doesn't make my lashes wilt. Another plus is that it's sooo easy to wash off! Just warm water and the mascara comes off. It doesn't smudge throughout the day either.

4-Inglot Sleeks Lipgloss in 89: I love this neutral pinky gloss. Smells like vanilla and isn't sticky at all. I also adore the packaging. Pigmented enough to go alone or you can layer it over your lipstick as well.

5-Physician's Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner in Ultra Black: Does it really boost my lashes? I haven't noticed but this eyeliner is perfect to create a cat eye and it doesn't budge until you wash it off. Well, it can be wiped away if you cry or have an allergy attack. So it's not fully waterproof but this is the best drugstore eyeliner I've encountered.

6-MAC Prolong Wear Foundation in NC30: Perfect for those sticky days. This foundation is great for those with oily skin. I find I'm not such a greaseball when I use this.

7-MAC Mineralized Blush in Pressed Amber: Great for contour or blush, especially for a lazy girl like me!

I also took the liberty to lighten my ends even further for the ombre effect. I took the pic on my phone but it's considerably lighter. The only thing I hate is how dry the ends feel. Oh well, nothing a conditioning masque or two can't fix right?

I hope all of you are well! Have a great Sunday!

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