LORAC just released the PRO Palette 2, the sequel to the popular PRO Palette 1. It contains 8 matte and 8 shimmer colors (not to mention a Mini Behind the Scenes Eye Primer) that are clutch the pearls gorgeous. I’ve been playing with this versatile palette for the past week and it has quickly become my new favorite. You can intermix the colors and textures to effortlessly go from day to night with vibrant colors and natural neutrals.
The color payoff is great and for only $42 (available now at Ulta.com), it’s a steal. It’s the perfect palette for travel because you can create any look desired on the fly.
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Last weekend I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in my good friend’s wedding. It was a beautiful day—the weather was perfect, the bride was drop dead gorgeous, and the reception was full of dancing and laughter. All the hard work and months of planning came down to a perfectly executed celebration of love.
Since this was my 5th go round as a bridesmaid, I knew to come prepared for the unexpected. The roll of the bridesmaid is to not only look fabulous, but to make sure the day goes smoothly. Just so happens as part of the bride’s gift to her bridesmaids, she gifted us the cutest monogramed makeup bag. It was big enough to hold all of my essentials, which I gladly filled for the day of the wedding.
Below are my 12 must have items every bridesmaid should have. There are more items that you will most likely want to add, like perfume, lipgloss, etc. But every single one of these items has come in handy for either myself, another bridesmaid, mother of the bride or the bride herself! The majority of the items are under 5 bucks, so this makes a great gift idea for a bride looking to give her best gals (or guys) a little something extra on her big day.
from l. to r.:
Conair Bobby Pins
Elnett Hairspray Travel Size
Static Guard Spray
Forever 21 Striped Lint Roller
Vaseline Coca Butter Lotion
Shout Wipe and Go
Clear Eyes Maximum Redness Relief
Singer Classic Sewing Kith in Storage Case
Dr. Scholl’s for Her Fast Foldable Flats
Downy Wrinkle Release
NYX Blotting Papers
Tell us, are there any must have items for a bridesmaid to have on wedding day? Respond below!
So I’m still #downfor30! I’ve had a couple of set backs (mainly lack of sleep=no time to do my hair), but I got right back on it and currently going strong. Stay tuned for a tutorial this week about how I tame my ringlets. The above photo was taken on a cloudy day and raining on and off while at a carnival, and I have to say, my curls held up pretty well.
The Voorhees Town Center Carnival is going on in Voorhees, NJ—great place to take the kiddies in the nice weather this week!
They had deep fried twinkles. I opted for the modest zeppoles (which they were out of), but somebody I know had the deep fried twinkie….
This same person also went on this ride with their step son and nearly threw up. Again. Not naming any names here.
Don’t mean to pop any one’s bubble……(or balloon…which he did)
Eyeing up his next thrill….
Said deep fried twinkie eater may or may not be in the above photo in a Puma sweatshirt. Again….not naming any names or fried food shaming here.
So this is the giveaway I’ve been hinting about since last week. I’m really excited about this giveaway because the Kerastase Elixir Ultime Hair Oil is one of my top 5 hair products…ever! Only a few drops are needed to add shine and softness to your hair. It’s great to use before a blow dry for silky smooth strands and used on curly hair it takes away frizz.I have yet to try the other products in the line, but today I’m giving 10 lucky readers a chance to try the line, before me!
For this giveaway, the 10 winners will win the Elixir Ultime Collection, each valued at $205. You’ll receive:
Cleanse: Bain Elixir Ultime
- Silicone and paraben-free
- Gently cleanses while nourishing and purifying hair
- Strengthens hair, leaving it soft and shiny
Treat: Masque Elixir Ultime
- Revives the natural strength of hair
- Provides nourishment deep into the hair fiber
- Gives hair ultimate shine
- Leaves hair feeling weightless
- Penetrates to the deepest of the hair fiber
Prime: Elixir Ultime
- Multi-use oil that can be used pre and post styling
- Delivers ultimate shine, deep conditioning and nourishment
- Add softness, strength, and smoothness
- Promotes cellular renewal with its anti-oxidant active ingredients
- Helps restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors
- A blend of four precious scented oils that works for all hair types
And the new Elixir Ultime Creme Fine
- Hydration and repair
- Natural Shine and UV Protection
- Instant absorption, easy application, maximum coverage
- Can be applied through out the day
Entering is easy! Either take our hair poll, like A Beauty Loft or Kerastase USA on Facebook. Use entry form below. Contest ends4/23/2014. Please let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!
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