Naked Cosmetics: What I’m Loving Right Now

26.12.12

 

Naked Cosmetics

Truthfully I was never a loose pigment fan. I always found them to be messy and so therefore I never took them out of my kit. When I was sent these I sort of changed my mind.

These are a homerun! First what I really like about them is that they are not so dusty when you open the container so loose powder doesn’t come spilling out. You can feel the high quality in these powders.

They are marketed as being able to use them as eye shadow, eye liners, blush , lips and even mixable with clear nail polish.

They sell mixing medium but I used my own medium ( either water or any liquid eye sealers and of course clear gloss for the lips)

These pigments are sold individually or in a collection  of 6.

Here I got the  Blushing Bronze Collection, Look how pigmented and rich they look!

Colors from left to right  on my arm :  BB1, BB2, BB3, BB4,BB5, BB6

Colors range from light pink to a rich brown in this Blushing Bronze Palette. This is a very soft natural color palette. Takes you from day to night, mixing is endless.

Check out their products www.nakedcos.com  There are about 20 collections or individually over 100 shades  from shocking bright to neutrals.

They are 100% color . No waxes, fillers, talcs or oils.

Collection of 6 sells at $59.99 and or each individual pot sells at $14.99

Check out these colors and collections

 

Full Disclosure: The products in this post were provided by the manufacturer for consideration. For more information on my disclosure policy, please see my disclaimer page

 

 

Author: Danielle Minnella www.danielleminnella.com

Get Your Holiday Eyes On

19.12.12

 

I love  this time  of year when the cosmetic companies come out with eye popping  palettes and exclusive holiday colors. I’m a big fan of palettes, I feel you get more for your money and you will also have several colors to play around with depending on your mood. I came across some fabulous  products to create gorgeous eyes this holiday season.  I’m a fan of mixing cool and warm tones on the eyes so I always have a cool (blues,  grays) colored  palette and a warm ( golds, greens) colored palette handy.

Here are 3 great items to get your eyes on this holiday season!

Laura Mercier :  Mini Baked Eye Trio- For those who like shimmery this palette is for you. Comes in a golden warm tone (shown  above)  and a silvery cool tone trio as well.. These will take you from day to night. I say get both!  Ps- if you slightly dampen the brush the color is even more powerful. {Retail $25}

Lorac :   Eye Candy Eye Pencil Collection- These really cool retractable pencils come in 4 colors and you get the whole set!  Coal, plum, cocoa and licorice. All the colors you need to define your eyes are here. Packaging is fantastic! When can you  get 4 quality eyeliners for $28?? { Retail $28}

Dior: Grand Bal False Lashes- These are stunning eye defining  lashes lined with swarovski crystal {Retail $28}

Have fun with your eye makeup this holiday season!

Cheers,

Danielle

Author: Danielle Minnella www.danielleminnella.com

Favorite Beauty Products of the Week: 12/14/12

14.12.12

 

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Clarisonic Acne Brush Head- I live by my Clarisonic, especially since I’m pregnant and pretty much my whole skin care regimine has to be tossed out the window for now. And with all the hormone fluctuations, breakouts were a problem. That’s why I got the Acne Brush Head replacement. So far so good! No new blemishes and the brush is soft and really gives me a deep down clean. $25

Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara- Usually I swear by drugstore mascara, as I think they do a great job. However I was blown away when I tried this mascara. It lengthens and thickens and doesn’t flake. My new favorite! $28

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer- Another great introduction into the Hourglass line is this primer. It’s super lightweight, goes on silky smooth and keeps makeup in place. Best part? It has an SPF. $52

Redken Curvaceous Ringlet Perfecting Lotion- I really like all the products from the Curvaceous line, but the Ringlet Perfecting Lotion is my favorite styling product. I use it when I just want a soft shiny hold and coax my hair into waves.  $18

A Beauty Evolution: How My Beauty Routine Has Evolved Through the Years

13.12.12

 

I’m not the same person I was at 22 now that I’m 32 and a look at old photos certainly proves it! My beauty routines have changed from not having one at all to having a meticulous skin care routine. Here’s a look into the different stages of life and how my beauty routine has changed and evolved.

 

 

Ahh the early 20s! Fresh out of college, I was fearless and ready to take on the world. Youth was on my side as I had the world at my fingertips. This time in my life was also the most experimental in my beauty looks and my hair saw the brunt of it! It was cut, dyed, bleached, flat ironed….anything you could think of! Rihanna had nothing on me when it came to switching up hairstyles. My hair however paid the price in damage!

 

My first big girl job! Corporate world forced me to adapt a more polished look.  My former makeup free look was replaced with a daily makeup routine of foundation, lip gloss and mascara.

One of my happiest days of my life was my wedding. I married my best friend and wanted to look like “myself, but hotter” on our wedding day. I researched for months before I decided on the perfect makeup artist to do my makeup. Our first trial run, I requested a non traditional bridal look and went with a smokey black eye. While I loved the look, we did a second trial where I still played up my eyes, but softened the look with purples and plums. That was the winner!

 

 

 

My thirties. I’m more confidant now in who I am and what I want out of life. My beauty routine reflects that as well. I love trying out new and different makeup trends, but only goes with what works on me. My focus now is skincare, as opposed to using makeup to help me look my best. I wash my face 2x a day (never sleeping with makeup on), use skin care products like Vitamin C to help maintain a youthful glow. And prevention is key. I never leave the house without sunscreen! When 40 does hit one day…I’ll be ready!

 

 

As a leader in skincare with an eye for emerging trends, Olay is bringing the first-ever mass market CC line of products to the United States {Canada} beginning in October 2012. CC, or Color & Correct, Creams have started to emerge in Asia as a new category and  are designed for women who love BB Creams for their ability to provide a quick, flawless finish but are seeking skincare solutions that deliver long-term benefits.

The Olay Total Effects CC Tone Correcting UV Moisturizers fight seven signs of aging, while also providing immediate color correction with tinted formulas that include UV protection and tone correction over time. The multiple, must-have instant and long-term benefits leave skin luminous and even-toned with the reduced appearance of discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles.

 

 

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Olay via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Olay

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