Hello friends and happy New Year’s Eve! Here is an easy and festive eyeshadow look for your fun tonight using Anastasia Norvina palette.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I thought I would share a review of two beauty products I purchased from Sephora, just in case you want to do some shopping on Friday (that might be a good time, it happens to coincide with SEVERAL BIG sales!) LOL
I purchased the Norvina by Anastasia palette and Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick set (by Kat Von D). I like the bright colors of the Norvina Palette, it was 15% off, and has a holiday vibe. The mini lipstick set attracted me due to the colors, the mini sizes, and a bonus is that its a crème matte lipstick which does not dry the lips! Yay!
So first for the palette: I’ve tried it three times so far since Saturday and I just love it. It’s going to be great fun over the holidays, the colors are so pretty, and you all know I like sparkle. Here is what I did on my eyes (borrowed from Temptalia):
Inner tearduct: Dreamer, Inner lid: Summer, Middle of Lid: Love, Outer lid: Dazzling, Volatile, Crease: Eccentric, Deep Crease: Volatile, Above crease: Incense, Browbone: Base, Lower Lash line: Celestial and Dazzling. I also used Anastasia Brow Whiz in Ebony, and Urban Decay 24/7 in whiskey. These are such beautiful colors, I so recommend!!
Then with the mini lipstick set by Kat Von D: I was attracted to them because of the fun colors. I felt the need for new colors this winter (I love lipsticks btw) although most of the fun colors I’ve seen are a matte and super dry my lips. I have very sensitive skin and this must apply to my lips as well. If I wear a matte color, my lips are literally peeling by the end of the day. That’s not super cute if you know what I mean, so I’m careful about wearing matte colors. Then the lipstick themselves have a studded case and they are mini so they almost look like shell casings (maybe that’s the point?) but they fit in my mini bags perfectly. I wore Hawkind yesterday and it stayed on all day, didn’t smear over lunch, and didn’t dry out my lips so if you’re looking for a great creamy matte lipstick, this is for you! (in the picture today I’m wearing sanctuary)
I hope this has been a fun review that you can check on this Friday if you’d like! You know it’s the biggest shopping day LOL! (Both of these beauties are at Sephora!)
Even on Monday I somehow manage to feel happy! For the first time in about three weeks, I’m caught up on my paperwork at my paid job! That’s crazy right?? But to be honest, I’ve had two trainings during that time along with a holiday and I’ve been drowning (metaphorically) most of the time but NOT TODAY!
Today I am caught up (happy happy joy joy) and can now focus on other things 😉 such as my blog! LOL
I don’t know why but mixing patterns seems to just give me joy! I found this sweater, (yes it is a sweater, I wore to church yesterday and felt like I was having hot flashes…maybe I was but it’s a warm top- not for summer- it’s not online anymore 😢)at H&M, sometimes the cutest brightest colors are there or Zara (I love these bright colors, especially RED) and the skirt is last winter, ok maybe April but not now. I thought pairing them together is so fun! They have similar colors, red and black and for some reason the red goes perfectly with the blue which I can’t really explain (blue is the color of a college team I do not like-so I have some kind of emotion block in that area!) Then I used my white boots from Charlotte Russe (online) and white earrings from Target-Sugar Fix to calm down all the red. Now just to further complicate things, I wore my purple lip color from Sephora-Anastasi- in Rage because red+blue=purple right?? It’s totally logical and elementary my dear.
Give pattern mixing a shot, you might find you have some great fun with it!
I discovered some lipstick fun the last couple of days!
Sunday was National Lipstick day and although I don’t shop on Sunday, I did tuck it in my brain that Sephora (located in JCPENNEY) had a special going on until the end of August 1: buy one Anastasia lipstick and get one free!
I stopped there yesterday afternoon and snagged two matte shades for the price of one. I got one beige-y neutral (Honey) that I thought would be fun when I wear a bold eye color. I then got a violet shade (Rage) that I’m super thrilled to try out (maybe in the fall with a fun sweater)!
I’ll enclose pictures of the shades and how they look on. If you get a chance, stop by Sephora before the special ends and snag some new lippies!