Illamasqua Blushes in Excite & Tweak

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During the Chic Week sale at Sephora  a few weeks ago, I picked up two blushes from Illamasqua. (Click HERE to see the other items I purchased). I have always heard good things about Illamasqua, but had never given them a chance. Blushes and lipsticks are my favorite makeup items to buy, so while I had the 15% off coupon, I decided to buy Excite and Tweak blushes. Keep reading for swatches and comparisons.

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What’s in My Bag (Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere)

Today’s post is not at all related to beauty, but I was requested to do  this video, so I did. The video basically just shows you my newest purse and I go over the things that I can keep in it. It is a very popular blog/YouTube tag. Take a look if you’re interested!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Makeup Tutorial

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It  is officially Fall, but according to the weather in my area, you can’t tell. The reason that I know it is definitely Fall, is because the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is back! I love these drinks! I’m not even a huge fan of pumpkin in general, but this drink is amazing! If you haven’t tried it, make sure to!

Because of my excitement for the return of the Pumpkin Spice, I was inspired to do a makeup look based on the beautiful colors. Keep reading for more pictures and a video showing you how I accomplished this look!

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Nail of the Day: China Glaze Peachy Keen

I love this color! China Glaze Peachy Keen is the perfect creamy peach nail polish shade. It is the only true peach nail polish I own. As with most of China Glaze’s polishes, this one is a little thick, but not overly so. It requires only 2 coats for full opacity. The only downfall is that for me, this is a little hard to apply because it is on the thicker side and initially it looks streaky. This shade is definitely in my top 3 favorite nail polishes in my collection.

Have you tried Peachy Keen? Do you know of any dupes?

My Coral and Orange Lip Faves

Hey Ladies!

Orange and coral lip shades have quickly become my favorite color family. These colors are flattering on all skin tones, but I think even more so on women of color. Check out my video below describing some of my favorite picks. Enjoy!

Products Mentioned (in order of appearance):

MAC Ravishing

NYX Smokey Look

Revlon Coralberry

Revlon Tutti Fruitti Lip Butter

Revlon Siren

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss #12

Sleek Pout Paint in Peachy Keen

Revlon Coral Reef

MAC Riveiera Life

Wet n Wild 24 Carrot Gold

MAC Morange

Top 10 Summer Nail Polish Picks

Hey! Check out my top 10 nail polish picks for this summer. Let me know if you would like a detailed review or nail of the day for any of the shades in this video. What are your top picks of the summer? I would love to have suggestions on different shades to try!

Nail of the Day: Revlon Electric Pink

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Today I was in a summery mood so I decided to go with a bright coral. The base color is Revlon’s Electric Pink. This shade went on really easily and opaque. I almost stopped at one coat which is saying a lot for me, I always do two coats. On the ring finger, I layered Essie’s As Gold as it Gets for a little shimmer. This shade is from Essie’s Luxe Effects that came out a few months ago. It is a gold glitter top coat in a clear base. So what do you think? Are you feeling coral for the summer?