Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Favorites

fall favorites

fall favorites by meg-lesleyxo 

MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork | Urban Decay lip pencil in Venom and lipstick in 69 | Burt's Bees Mango Lip Balm | NARS blush in Sin | Stila  waterproof liquid eyeliner | Revlon nail varnish in Vixon | Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Aruba | Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream and Aloe Moisturizer | Essie After School Boy Blazer | MAC eyeshadow in Shroom

My favorite products often change as I find new ones but these are the ones that are standing out and will be used regularly this fall. 

Starting in the top left corner we have the MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork. Far too often I find myself needing to run out the door quickly and I don't have time for a full makeup look and this is my go to. With a quick swish with my finger and dab on the eyelid and voila! It's creamy, matte taupe perfection that I can't get enough of. It can even be used a base instead of an eyeshadow primer. I love putting it all over my lid and working it into the crease and then blending in a lighter, shimmery color on the lid and blending. If you are new to the paint pot world, they are highly pigmented and long lasting and worth every penny.

Next we have my latest lip addictions. Urban Decay lip pencil in Venom and lipstick in 69. I will actually layer the darker purple Venom under the 69 lipstick for a shiny deep red color. I love these products. They are creamy, don't dry out my lips, and are so highly pigmented and long lasting. 

Burt's Bees Mango Lip Balm is my go to lip balm. It moisturizes my lips well enough to combat the cold dry air and wind that attacks me daily. It also smells delicious!

NARS blush in Sin is one of my favorite blushes of all time. I don't wear it much in the summer as I lean more towards corals and pinks but as fall and winter roll around this is a staple! It's a beautiful darker color, but not too dark to look frightening on my far too pale skin, and I get tons of compliments on it. Trust me. Go to Sephora and try it on the double. 

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer is my favorite bronzer and I use it all year. Its a beautiful color and has just the right amount of shimmer to make my skin look colorful and healthy. 

Mario Badescu skin products are possibly the greatest I ever stumbled upon and I have been addicted ever since. I can't remember the last time I used anything else on my face and it is loving me for it. These prodcuts specifically save my skin when the cold weather comes around. 

What are some of your favorite products for fall? 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Music Monday- Soul Sister

I'm going to try to do a Music Monday post every once and a while. It will include reviews of albums, songs I'm digging, playlists, and whatever else is floating around in this music obsessed head of mine.





Sunday, October 13, 2013

Salt Spray Scuffle

If you want easy, beachy, texturized hair without too much work a salt spray is the way to go. I'm going to be completely honest here,  I think I might have a mild addiction. No, a salt spray isn't going to give you those perfect, beachy waves if your hair doesn't have some wave to it so lower your expectations this minute. It will, however, give you hair some texture and a bit of a messy look with a slight wave to it and a little more volume. However, with the use of other products and some styling with heat you can definitely achieve that look.