New Product Update: M.A.C Vamplify Collection

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Photo from: popsugar.com

Earlier today M.A.C released the Vamplify Lipgloss collection and OMG I’m in love. The collection is only available online but will be in stores from Sept.3- Oct.15, 2015 according to Lipstickjunkieforever’s Instagram page (if you don’t follow her, drop everything and follow her).  The new collection includes 17 amazing colors. What I love about this collection is that there’s a color for EVERYONE. If you love nudes, there’s nudes. If you love purples and pinks, there’s purples and pinks (do you see where I’m going with this?). The glosses  are $20.00 a pop.

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Photo from: Lipstickjunkieforever’s Instagram

Can we just take a moment to admire how pigmented those glosses are? I mean look at how pretty the olors are! Seriously, M.A.C you can just take all of my money now.

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Y’all I am loving the packaging as well, It’s just so cute!

So because I was drooling over this and wasn’t able to get my funds together in time, I only ordered one of the glosses (the college struggle). I will definitely be posting my thoughts about M.A.C’s Vamplify Lip Glosses once I receive my gloss in the mail. I am hoping these wear as good as they look.

Style Guide: Fall Edition

Guys, my favorite season is approaching…FALL. Are you ready for the cozy sweaters, booties, leather jackets, pumpkins, Thanksgiving and of course Black Friday? Well, I am definitely ready. However, before we transition into fall there are four essential trends that need to be incorporated into your fall look.

1. Oxblood and Olive Green

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Photos from: A. Slice.Ca                                                        B. Lulus

The hottest colors for fall right now are oxblood and olive green. In every store’s new fall collection there are oxblood and olive green pieces. These colors are HOT! It honestly doesn’t matter what you have in these colors, as long as you have SOMETHING in these colors. How cute would oxblood jeans be with black or beige booties? Even olive green jeans with a neutral brown drapey jacket? Ya’ll whatever you decide to get just make sure you get something in these colors. I’ve been drooling over any and everything I see in these colors.

2. Peep Toe Booties

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Photos from:  A. polyvore.com  B. miashoesfashionblog.com

C. shopstyle.com   D. polyvore.com

Peep toe booties are a must this fall. The great thing about the beginning of  fall is it isn’t too hot nor too cold (Minnesota weather, that is). Almost like peep toe booties, your feet won’t be hot because of the opening in the front of the booties nor will they be cold because everything will be covered except the toes. You can dress almost any outfit up with a pair of cute booties. Going to a movie? Throw on some skinnies with booties. Night out with the girls? Perfect, throw on some black or oxblood colored pants (cough, cough) with some booties. Do I really need to go on about how booties can make styling easy?

3. Fringe

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Photos from: A. Express.com                 B. Revolveclothing.com

Ok, so the same rules for oxblood and olive green apply to fringe: It doesn’t matter what you get with fringe as long as you get SOMETHING with fringe. I LOVE fringe and anything with fringe catches my eye. Honey, I could be standing miles away and spot someone out with a fringe purse. I think the best fringe pieces to get are jackets or purses. A fringe jacket can make any outfit and that is exactly why fringe is perfect for fall. Since, the beginning of fall isn’t super hot (again, Minnesotan over here) you could get away with jeans, a tank top and a fringe jacket. Everyone will think your outfit is so cute, meanwhile you put little effort into it (BAM, that is a double win for you). Also, you can definitely get into fringe boots as well (cough, cough look at the peep toe boot section again. I got ya covered). What’s better then a super cute pair of fringe booties?

4. Bold Lips

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Photos from:  A. ABH Twitter   B. Pinterest.com   C. Pinterest.com

You can never go wrong with bold lips in the fall. Dark red lips and deep purples can spice up any outfit. What’s great about having a bold lip is that you don’t have to over do your makeup. You can pull bold lips off with winged eyes and call it a day.  I love how a bold lip looks in the fall with cute booties and a leather jacket (YASSS).The colors shown here are: Trust Issues by Anastasia Beverly Hills, Cyber by MAC and Runner by MAC.

July Beauty Favorites

These are the products I’ve been loving and using all month long!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation

For the whole month of July, I decided to try a new foundation. In my post Skincare Solutions, I mentioned that I only use Bare Minerals due to my sensitive skin. However, I really wanted to try something new. I heard so many good things about the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation and decided I HAD to try it. I am so happy I gave this foundation a try because it is AMAZING. First off, I went to Ulta to grab a sample and I have yet to run out (YASSS). A little goes a long way with this foundation, applying too much will make your face look cakey. The foundation looks best when applied with a traditional flat brush or a “beauty blender” for a flawless finish. Another great thing about this foundation is that it’s super matte which means it is perfect for those of us who have oily skin. The best thing about this makeup is that it didn’t break me out (YASSSSSSS x3). I would recommend this foundation to anyone with oily and sensitive skin. I wouldn’t suggest this foundation to people who have dry skin because the formula is matte and drying. I did purchase this foundation yesterday during Tarte’s friends and family event and got 3o percent off.

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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

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Ya’ll this sponge saves lives, I cannot imagine what my makeup would look like without it. I love this sponge for blending in concealer and smoothing out the little areas makeup brushes can’t get to. I apply my foundation first with a makeup brush and then conceal using the sponge. I’m not sure if many people damp the sponge but if you aren’t, try it. Wetting the sponge makes a huge difference and gives the face an air brushed finish. After I blend out the concealer, I go back over it with the sponge and I love my results. This sponge retails for $5.99.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick: Trust Issues, MAC Lipstcks and Lip Pencils

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(Left to right: Nightmoth, Cork, Trust Issues, Stone, Styled in Sepia)

Anastasia Beverly Hils (ABH)  Liquid Lipstick: Trust Issues– OMG can we please just talk about this liquid lipstick? I think this was the most anticipated color from the fall ABH liquid lipstick colors . Trust Issues is BOMB, it’s truly an amazing color and I haven’t seen it look bad on anyone. Honesty, the color can be pulled off with any skin tone.These pictures don’t do the color justice. I wore this lipstick out and received so many compliments! I had drinks and didn’t have to touch up my lips afterwards. I was amazed at how long the color stayed on and didn’t smear or smudge.

MAC Lipstick: Styled in Sepia– This by all means isn’t a new color. It is actually a limited edition color that came out months ago. However, this month I’ve found myself in a nude lip phase. Nude lips are so easy because they go with any and everything. Whenever I’m in a rush, I just swipe and go. I love this lip color because it is the perfect nude for us women with darker skin. I always line my lips before applying any bright color or nude. Dupe for this color: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Sepia

MAC Lipstick: Stone– This color was originally a lip pencil but MAC made it into a permanent matte lipstick a couple months ago. I would say this color is a gray nude. A lot of people compared Styled in Sepia to this color, but Stone has too much of a gray tone for the two colors to be the same. This is my other go-to lip color when I’m going for a nude lip, and the month of July has been all about nude lips for me.

MAC Lip Pencil: Nightmoth– This is the lip pencil I’ve been using with the color Trust Issues. It’s a really pretty deep plum.

MAC Lip Pencil: Cork– This lip pencil is a golden brown color. I think it’s a great lip pencil  for women with darker skin because it blends well with our skin tone and can deepen any nude lipstick. I always use this lip pencil when wearing nude colors.

Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

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Talk about long and luxurious lashes? For the longest time, I heard so many great things about this mascara but never attempted to try it. I’m happy I finally came to my senses and tried this mascara out. I purchased the travel size before committing to the full size, and let’s just say I am definitely ready to commit. This mascara is buildable and makes your lashes look so long. The travel size retails for $12.00 and the full size is $23.00.