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Holiday Beauty Drugstore Beauty Haul

drugstore beauty buys

Polish / Mascara / Liquid Eye Liner / High Definition Undereye Setting Powder / Mascara & Shadow Shield

I couldn’t be more impressed with my latest drugstore beauty haul. Pregnancy makes my already fast growing nails, grow 10x faster. Painting my nails is the best option for me, since they grow out so quickly. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure has been a game changer. It applies better than any polish (at any price range) I have ever tried, and gives the look of a gel manicure. It pairs perfectly with my go-to top coat for speed drying and full shine.

  

The e.l.f. High Definition Undereye Setting Powder takes my favorite concealer to the next level, by keeping it in tact all day and adding a velvety finish that helps camouflage fine lines and dark circles. I’ve been extremely surprised by how amazing this product is, especially for a $3 price tag.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Carbon Black and L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black, makes a bold statement for any holiday eye look. From a statement cat eye, to a smoky eye, to a metallic sheen, each product in Carbon Black really makes lashes and eyes pop!

I came across this super convenient tool, when doing my mascara and shadow in a pinch. The e.l.f. Studio Mascara and Shadow Shield is great for avoiding mascara on your lid, and undereye, as well as accumulating shadow under your eye when applying. Another $3 find.

Beauty Game Changer

L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara

I’ve read great things about this mascara for the longest time, and when I ran out of one of my favorites, I decided to give it a try. The only regret I have is not trying this sooner! It’s the best mascara I’ve used, even compared to my usual $30 finds, for under only $8!

After trying out lash extensions for my wedding and honeymoon, I felt like my real lashes were never the same. My full, long lashes weren’t there anymore, even using my favorite mascaras. This mascara brings them back to life. The curved brush version is great too!

Top Beauty Picks of 2014 : Makeup

Happy New Year! 2014 was filled with great memories, getting engaged, lots of road trips, vacations, and wedding planning. I’m so excited for our wedding year to be here, and to share everything with you along the way! I’ll be sharing my most coveted products of the past year including beauty, skincare and hair, as well as ones I’m itching to try this year.

Fave Beauty Products of 2014 | TheSubtleStatement.com

 Primer / Foundation / Winter Foundation / concealer / bronzer / blush / shadow primer / eyeshadow / eyeliner / eyelash curler / day mascara / night mascara / fiber lash mascara / brow pencil / brow shaping / brow gel / gloss / lipstick

In the dryer Winter months, I like to add a heavier foundation to my usual foundation and combine them for a more hydrating, long-lasting wear. What are the life-changing products you can’t live without?

3D Fiber Lash Mascara

TheSubtleStatement.com | 3D Fiber Lashes

Mascara may be my favorite beauty product. It’s such a great beauty enhancer and it instantly opens up your eyes, making them look more awake. I love my go to mascaras, Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll and Shocking, but when I started seeing results from 3D Fiber Lashes, I had to see what they were about. My only reservation was what they were made of, and what kind of product I would be putting on my eyes. When I found out it was an all natural product, made of green tea extract fibers, I was sold.

I ordered the mascara from a virtual party and couldn’t wait to give it a test drive. My lashes are naturally long to begin with, but this transformed my already lengthy lashes into much fuller statement lashes.

At first swipe, I sent a picture to my friends and family and everyone wanted to know what kind of mascara I was using, so I decided to host a Younique virtual party. My virtual party is open for 10 days, if you’re ready to jump on the band wagon, get yours here. They’re great for everyday, a night out, holiday parties or stocking stuffers.

Morning Links

Morning Links | TheSubtleStatement.com

  1. 5 Recipes to get juicing  (TheResidence)
  2. Your lips can still be super soft with this cult (& personal) fave, but in a brand new hue (sephora.com)
  3. The Do’s & Don’ts of Shopping A Sale (WhoWhatWear.com)
  4. At-home beauty DIYs from VS beach beauties (byrdie.com)
  5. Not ready to commit to Birks? This trendy touch on a classic style brings the latest shoe trend in full force, on the cheap (target.com)
  6. Revive when your mascara goes dry, with something you already have in your handbag (thebeautydepartment.com)
  7. DIY your own beach tote for your next sun kissed trip (theglitterguide.com)
  8. These coconut milk based popsicles are the perfect treat to beat the heat (thisrawsomeveganlife.com)
  9. 3 Ways to Disinfect Your Makeup During Breakout Season (glamour.com)

Julep Maven May [Modern Beauty] Box

I’ve been a Julep Maven subscriber since November, but May’s Gatsby-inspired box has been my favorite. (The Glycolic Scrub and Rock Star Hand Crème in the Power Couple Box are pretty amaze too!–highly recommended) The themed box was sans polish, but I was more than impressed with all of the (toxic-free, always) beauty items included.
Julep Maven May Modern Beauty Box

I’ve tried other lip scrubs in the past, that usually get messy and have severe clingy properties, but the Sugar Smooch Lip Scrub smells absolutely amazing, and makes my lips so soft and smooth, with easy application. A perfect pre-lipstick ritual.

Julep Maven May Modern Beauty Box

The fun variety of lip hues in the New York Jazz Lipstick Trio came in two sheer shades (a nude and poppy color), as well as a matte red for a bold statement. The fun sized portions are great for a small clutch or pouch.

Julep Maven May Modern Beauty Box

It takes a lot for me to fall in love with a mascara. Lash separation, no clumping, and volume are all on the check list, yet this American Beauty Volumizing Mascara goes the distance with lash growth enhancement ingredients. The easy applicator wand even gets into the hard to reach spots to get even the smallest lashes. I’m sold!

**This is not a sponsored Post

Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty

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Happy Spring! In honor of the first day of Spring, I’m sharing my favorite Spring beauty finds. Nordstrom is currently holding a beauty event with fun gifts with purchase for over 60 brands, now until March 25th, so now is the best time to swap up your favorites!

NORDSTROM - Choose from 60+ Gifts with Purchase

Beauty Awards 2012

I’m such a beauty junkie, I’m always testing out new products, so I love the beauty subscription trend going on right now with companies like Birchbox and GLOSSYBOX (highly recommend joining!) I’m sharing my top must-haves that I fell in love with this year. What are your favorite beauty products?

Beauty Awards 2012 Skincare Cleansing Brush: Clarisonic Mia 2
Cleanser: Philosophy ‘Purity Made Simple’ One-Step Facial Cleanser + Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash or Mary Kay TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanse
Toner: Bliss Steep Clean Mattifying Toner Pads
Moisturizer: Mary Kay TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer
Concentrate: Giorgio Armani ‘Luminessence’ Bright Regenerator Concentrate
Clearing Mask: Philosophy ‘The Oxygen Peel’ Kit (Super-Size Kit)
Anti-Aging Mask: Mario Badescu ‘Super Collagen’ Mask
Pore Reducing Mask: Mario Badescu ‘Cucumber Tonic’ Mask
Eye Products: Clinique All About Eyes Serum, Kiehl’s Eye-Brightening Concentrate
Lash Primer: DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
Brown Serum: Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum
Spot Healing: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Lip Balm: Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
Lip Mask: Mary Kay Satin Lips Set

Beauty Awards 2012 Makeup Foundation Primer: Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer
Foundation: Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation
Concealer: Benefit Stay Don’t Stray
Powder: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder
Blush: Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush (72 Rose Initiale)
Bronzer: Tarte Mineral Bronzer (Park Avenue Princess)
Eyeliner: Lancôme ‘Le Stylo Waterproof’ Long Lasting EyeLiner (Cafe Nior)
Brow Pencil: Giorgio Armani Eyebrow Pencil (2 Brown)
Mascara: ModelCo Fibre LASHXTEND
Palette: Lancôme ‘Color Design’ Shadow & Liner Palette (Taupe Craze 100)
Lipgloss: Chanel Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer (Seashell)
Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine & Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour
Brush Set: Giorgio Armani Brush Set
Blush Brush: Chanel Blush Brush #4
Concealer Brush: Sephora Collection Pro Concealer Brush #45
Shadow Brush: Bare Escentuals Smoky Eye Brush

Beauty Awards 2012 Nails Polish: Julep
Polish Color: Butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer in West End Wonderland
Top CoatSeche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
Nail File: Sephora Crystal Nail File
Polish Remover: Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover & Prep 
Cuticle Cream: CND Cuticle Eraser
Hand Cream: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Current Favorites – Beauty Routine

  1. Chanel Joues Contraste Blush – Rose Initiale #72 ($43) – The Perfect shade of pink for a rosy Summer glow.
  2. Dior Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner ($29) – I always choose this long-lasting eye pencil over retractable liners.
  3. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua – Ultralight Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 – Beige Rose #32  ($45) – A lightweight foundation with a flawless finish.
  4. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Lip Balm #1 ($7.50) – This neutral lip balm gives the perfect amount of shine that lasts for hours.
  5. L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes ($8.99) – The wand pulls lashes up for amazing volume.
  6. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara ($7.99) – This light-weight gel mascara leaves my lashes clump-free. (Combine the two mascaras for amazing clump-free volume.)
  7. Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer – Park Ave Princess ($29) – This weightless bronzer gives a natural, subtle finish.
  8. Benefit Stay Don’t Stray ($26) – This concealer primer has with enough coverage to pass for my concealer.