Working the Elizabeth Arden Event

Hey guys,

So all last week and up until yesterday I had the privilege of freelancing for Elizabeth Arden for a special event in Magasin Du Nord (it’s like the Danish version of Nordstroms). It was a fast paced, exciting, and at times exhausting week as we had hundreds of pre-booked makeup and skin care consultations.

It was such an amazing experience, I got to share some of my tips for contouring the face, finding the right foundation color, emphasizing the eyes and accentuating the lips plus so much more 😀  But the best part of this whole week was definitely getting to meet all the gorgeous and inspiring ladies and seeing them leave completely glowing and happy.

E.Arden_Event6E.Arden_Event7I also had the opportunity to work with some amazing and talented colleagues and not to mention some great skin care and make up products.

E.Arden_Event4E.Arden_Event1E.Arden_Event5E.Arden_Event2E.Arden_Event3Well I’m back to working on my masters thesis and working on my blog which I’ve missed oh so very much so keep a look out for a bunch of new posts (hint hint urban decay goodies!!!)

Hugs from Beauty Land

July Favorites

Hey guys and dolls,

Today I’d thought I’d share my July Favorites with you all. I no its a bit late considering its the 2nd of August already, but I just got home from holidays, had my first shift back at work, and loads of laundry to do so blogging was on the back burner. I also posted on Instagram last night that this post would be up, but it wasn’t because I passed out, so here it is now!!

July_FavoritesSo If you follow me on Instagram you’ll no all about my beauty purchases and I must say I went pretty crazy. All of my favorites of the month are all new products and I’m super excited to share them with you all.

July_Favorites_Stilla_InTheLightsI picked up the Stilla in the Lights eyeshadow palette. This bad boy is amazing. Great pigmentation, smooth creamy textures and great neutrals for day time or night time. My favorite shade has go to be Kitten, its the most beautiful shimmery champagne color.

July_Favorites_Stilla_SmudgePotSince I loved the shade Kitten so much I decided to purchase the Smudge Pot version. This stuff is wow, great color pay off and no creasing. This amps up the kitten shadow that much more, and also looks great under many different shadow colors.

July_Favorites_Smashbox_Primer_BlemishControlThe Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control has been my saving grace the last month. Ive been having major break outs around my chin area and this bad boy has cleared them up in as little as 3 days. My skin looks and feels noticeably better. Its just an amazing product. Its also worked great as a primer making my makeup glide on and long lasting. I think I’ll do a full review on this guy because that’s how good he really is!!

July_Favorites_TheBalm_Instain_FallIn early July I went up to Sonoma Wine Country and went to my favorite store in St.Helena, Heaven + Earth. Its a beautiful beauty store with amazing products. Its my one stop shop for all things TheBalm. I really love there blushes so I thought i’d try the new Instain blushes. I picked up one in Fall, its a gorgeous vibrant coral. Its so pretty on, and does leave a beautiful stain on the cheeks. it just soaks right into the skin and doesn’t look powdery at all. I wish i picked up more of these!!!

July_Favorites_Buxom_LipCreamIve been loving corals for my lips especially in gloss form. Its youthful, fun and fresh. Ive been super obsessed with the Buxom Full-On Lip Creams especially the shade in Mai Tai. (I’ve got a full review and swatches of some of the shades here). Its just gives a slight glossy hint of coral-ness on the lips. Plus that wonderful minty tingling plumping sensation is really lovely.

July_Favorites_Nivea_LipButterIn the evening and morning I’ve been slathering on this Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia Kiss. It smells delicious and does a great job and nourishing and hydrating my lips.

July_Favorites_Chanel_EayTendreThe whole month I was in Cali I used my moms Chanel Eau Tendre non stop. Its a wonderful fragrance, so light, fresh, and summery. I decided to buy my own bottle and even got the hair mist to go along with it!!

Well guys those were some of my favorite products of the month. What were some of yours? Keep a look out for a bunch of reviews to come because I sure did go shopping crazy on holiday 😀

Hugs from Beauty Land

Review & Swatches: NYX Butter Gloss

Hey guys,

So I recently instagrammed and blogged a Ulta Haul where I picked up a bunch of goodies including some NYX products. Well today I thought I’d review and swatch the NYX Butter Glosses in Apple Strudle, Peaches and Cream, Meringue, and Eclair.

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All I can say is these bad boys are AMAZING!! They are basically all I need in an everyday easy to wear lip product and this is why…

They all glide on smooth as butter and feel silky smooth on your lips. The consistency is amazing, its like a creamy smooth lip balm with amazing pigmentation and hydration to match. Its not gloopy or thick, its just the right amount of smooth buttery texture. Plus they smell like vanilla so they are just super yummy to have on 😀 The finish is amazing as well. Super shiny without any glitter flakes or chunks.

Here’s a closer look at these amazing lip products 😀

NYX_LipButter_AppleStrudleApple Strudle: A milky peachy pink

NYX_ButterGloss_PeachesandCreamPeaches and Cream: A creamy pinky coral.

NNNYX_ButterGloss_MerengueMeringue: a milky lavender pink.

NYX_ButterGloss_EclairEclair: a light dusty pink with a slight mauve undertone.

NYX_ButterGloss_Swatches

THE VERDICT:

10/10 for these amazing beauties 😀 I just cant say anything bad about them. They all smell great, look great, feel great and perform like magic. They aren’t totally opaque full on liquid pigment but they are awesome glosses non the less. They can be sheered down for a light wash of color or built up with 2 coats for a pretty powerful pout 😀 They last for a good while too and the price is amazing at just $5 a pop 😀 I would so recommend this this product.  I’m definitely gonna go back for more!!!

Have any of you tried the Butter Glosses? Whats your favorite shade?

Hugs from Beauty Land