October 2014 Beauty Favorites

So I’ve totally been slaking with the favorites posts but now I’m back and I think I have officially redeemed myself!!!!!

First monthly love has got to be the new Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows. The color selection is insane, the pigmentation is out of this world, and the formula is the creamiest softest gel to powder finish ever.

MakeUpForEvEr_ArtistShadowsMakeUpForEvEr_ArtistShadows_mufeFor my lips I’ve either been rocking Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in 48, the perfect deep plummy red  or going full on nude with Mac Lip liner in Spice and Lipglass in Obviously Bare.

mac_lipliner_spice_macLipglass_MUFE_RougeArtistIntenseI’m still obsessing and using my Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit. It has everything I need and does the job magnificently.

anastasia_beverely_Hills_contourkitI’ve found a new holy grail eyeliner that actually stays put in my waterline all day long without smearing, smudging, bleeding or any of that nasty stuff. Its the Hourglass Mechanical Gel Liner in Obsidian. The tip is super fine which makes doing the waterline a jiff and allows precision if used on the lid or under the bottom lashes. It’s super creamy, dries quickly, lasts all day, and is highly pigmented.

hourglass_mechanical_gel_linerI’m taking a break from my Depend Cosmetic Gel Polish and been spreading the love to my normal polishes. Ive been rocking OPI In The Cable-Car Pool Lane non stop at the moment. If you haven’t noticed I have a thing for deep plummy-reds!!

OPI_InTheCable-CarPoolLaneWhat were some of your monthly favorites?

Hugs from Beauty Land

My Favorite Nail Polish Shades for Autumn

Hey guys,

Now that’s its officially autumn its time to switch to more autumnal shades whether its warm and rich oranges and browns or mauve, khaki greens, and muted purples.  So today I though I’d share some of my most used and loved Autumnal nail polish shades 😀

favorite_nailpolish-for_fallA great way to really feel that fall atmosphere and coziness is to jazz up your nails with a gorgeous shade of orange. I absolutely love the spicy and warm shades like OPI  Take The Stage and Mac Styleseeker. The OPI is packed with gorgeous orange glitter and the Mac has a fantastic metallic finish. Opt for a cool toned brown with a hint of orange shimmer if your more into subtle shades like OPI Illuminate DS from the Designer Series.

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(OPI Take The Stage, Mac Styleseeker, OPI Illuminate DS)

Mossy and muted greens are a definite must have for me during the autumn months. Try a forest green like OPI Jade Is The New Black for a more vibrant look. For a more toned down and muted version try Essie Sew Psyched.

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(OPI Jade Is The New Black, Essie Sew Psyched)

Purples and berry shades are a staple in the autumnal color scheme and they suit so many skin tones. Try a more mauvey purple like Essie Chinchilly which pulls more grey and cool toned or Essie Island Hopping for a bit more of a punch.

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(Essie Chinchilly, Essie Island Hopping)

If your willing then go for a more vampy and deep purple shade like OPI In The Cable Car-Pool Lane or Muir Muir On The Wall that has a wicked duo chrome effect.

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(OPI In The Cable Car-Pool lane, OPI Muir Muir On The Wall)

I do love to mix and match shades for a fun and creative look. Here’s a manicure I did using Essie Chinchilly and Sew Psyched on the accent finger. I also added a bit of OPI When Monkey’s Fly for some glittery fun.

autum_NailArtI’m absolutely addicted to the muted purples, mauves and greens. Not only is it season appropriate but it’s also a modern way to jazz up your typical fall manicure. But I sure cant wait to play around with the deeper berry and burgundy shades. There’s something so chic and edgy about them. What are some of your favorite nail polish shades to rock during the autumn months?

Hugs from Beauty Land