May 2013 Favorites

I know I have done a lot of videos lately, but I haven’t forgotten about regular posts. You will definitely see at least 1 regular post next week! For now, enjoy my May Favorites if you please!

Did you see my last post, #AskAyesha? If not, click HERE.


Have a Question? Ask!


June 5th will be my blogaversary! I’m so excited and I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by! I started blogging as an outlet and hobby, and you all have kept me going. I really appreciate all the support and kind words that you have for me!

I thought that this would be a good time to let you get to know me better. On my blogaversary, I will be doing an #AskAyesha video in which I will answer any (appropriate) questions that you may have. They can be personal, career, beauty, or really any type of question that you want.

Ways to ask questions:

  1. Leave a comment in the comment section of this post
  2. Leave a comment in the YouTube comment section of the video below
  3. Ask question on Twitter, but be sure to include #AskAyesha
  4. Leave a comment on my Facebook fan page

I’m so excited to do this video, so make sure you get your questions in on or before June 4th.


Nail of the Day: Essie First Timer


It’s been awhile, I know! Sorry for my little leave of absence, I had a death in the family and traveled a little bit. I am back now, so I promise I will make up for it!

Today’s nail of the day is a beauty. Essie’s First Timer is part of their Resort Collection which they usually release every year around this time. I absolutely love this color! It is definitely a bright green, but it has turquoise undertones, making it different than any other polish I own. Upon first seeing it, I thought it was similar to Essie Mojito Madness (click HERE to see), but this is lighter, brighter, and more blue. I personally really like Essie’s formula, and this one was no exception. It applied well and wore for a few days before chipping. I also purchased In the Cabana from this collection, but I haven’t tried it yet. When I do, I’ll be sure to post a picture here on the blog or on Instagram (username: SimpleBeautyYT).

What’s your favorite green nail polish?


Illamasqua Blushes in Excite & Tweak


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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April 2013 Favorites

Check out my favorite products from the past month!

Items Mentioned:
Milani Eye Primer
Tarte Bronzer in Hotel Heiress
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel
MAC Ablaze Lipstick
MAC Half n’ Half Lipstick
Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream in Creamsicle
Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner
Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle!
Bath & Body Works Honeysuckle Candle
Patriot Candles Margarita Lime & Tequila Candle
Jewelmint Sorbet Thorn Necklace
My Fitness Pal iPhone/iPad App

Related Links:
Video Where I’m Wearing Ablaze
Milani Eye Primer vs Urban Decay Primer Potion
My Favorite Nude Lips (featuring Half n’ Half)
Curls in a Bottle Review
Jewelmint Invite*
Hautelook Invite*

What I’m Wearing in this Video:
Lips: MAC Sounds Like Noise
Cheeks: Cargo Rome


*Clicking this link may earn me credit towards future purchases.