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Christian Louboutin Rouge Nail Polish

Nail Polish

Louboutin Polish

If any of you are as excited about this addition to the beauty world as I am then I know you can hardly even contain yourselves! The brilliant designer behind the infamous red bottom shoes Mr. Christian Louboutin has blessed us with a nail color that allows us to sport those famous red soles on our fingers. The second I got wind that he would be coming out with a polish line you would have thought I had won the lottery with how excited I was, and took me no time at all to place my order. Now maybe I am a little bias but this has to be the most exquisite bottles of nail polish I have ever seen. From the dramatic black spiked top (that is the same height of his highest heel, the Ballerina Ultima)  and the beautifully crafted bottle that reminds me of an angular apothecary bottle found in the 18th century (but modernized of course!) The polish itself is a dream to work with and I feel like it has a lot to do with the length of the handle, you really feel like as if you are a painter and the canvas are your nails. The color is opaque and incredibly vibrant just like the color of the red soles, it is creamy and goes on effortlessly. I can not wait to get more colors from his line which include a Nude’s collection, a Noir collection and a Pop collection so you can imagine how hard it is going to be choose which one I want next!

Anyhow, I hope you all enjoyed my little review and were able to get an idea about this wonderful polish for yourself. I would love to hear how any of you are enjoying your polish or if you have gotten some of the other colors and which you think I should look into!

xoxo Val

New Additions

New Additions

Swatches

Hi everyone!

Hope everyone had a wonderful much needed long Labor Day weekend . On my many errands I had the urge to pick up a few new drug store goodies to try out. I was in need of some concealer, and as much as I love my go to I always like trying new ones and I have high hopes for this L’Oreal True Match concealing crayon. Although I do think that I should have gotten the lighter shade I really like the consistency and coverage of it thus far. I also picked up theses Colour Riche balms in Caring Coral and Tender Mauve. I know that summer is pretty much over but since I live in the sunshine state I think that I can get away with a subtle coral longer then the average. I currently have a couple of the colour riche balms already and they really are spectacular, they smell amazing, are very hydrating and they give me the sheer pop of color that I enjoy. The Visible Lift blush in shade Soft Peach is truly the product that blew my mind. It is the perfect shade for my skin tone that gives me a nice flush of color and makes my pores disappear! You can use your fingers are a stippling brush to apply and it blends in like a dream. I am so excited that I picked these beauties out and look forward to using them soon!

xoxo Val

Yet Another Bioderma Review

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This yank finally got her hands on the very popular skin care line Bioderam. If you haven’t heard of Bioderma it is a French based skin care line that has taken the beauty industry by storm. They take into account the natural biology of your skin and what ever skin issue you may have to give you healthy, glowing and radiant skin. I purchased the Sebium line since this humid weather leaves my skin oily all the time and this line is supposed to help with that. I have been using it for about a month and though I cant say it makes me less oily I defiantly can feel a difference in my skin. The wash is fresh and uses antibacterial agents to help fight bacteria and dirt that can clog your pores and smells divine!! The infamous cleaning water was unlike any toner I have used before. It doesn’t contain alcohol so the consistency is much more sensitive but highly effective at removing any dirt from your skin. It leaves my skin clean, very soft and glowing which who doesn’t love that! Instead of the moisturizer I purchased the pore refiner which I use as a primer to my makeup. I tested some on my hand when I first got it and all I can say is WOW! It is mattifying so it really works to control my oil throughout the day, and it really does seem to shrink your pores which is mind blowing to me still. Over all I am really impressed with this line and I look forward to using them more and possibly repurchasing in the future! Hope you all enjoyed this and I would love o hear your Bioderma stories, till next time!

xoxo Val 

Chicago Wrap Up

Hey all! Hope you all have been doing well since my last check in. I finally made it through my summer classes and then I was off to Chicago for my beautiful cousins wedding! I love Chicago and have been many times but like with big cities they are always changing. I had a blast wandering around on top of all the exciting wedding activities. Here are some of my favorite snap shots of my trip, Hope you enjoy!!!!!!!

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xoxo Val

 

 

Mini Ulta Haul


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Over the past weekend I decided to treat myself to some goodies in honor of my birthday (as if I needed an excuse to buy goodies). But anyway I didn’t necessarily go into Ulta looking for particular items I just wandered around and picked up some stuff that intrigued me. Sometimes that is more fun for me because when I go in with something I want/need I often just grab and go, and how much fun is that….NONE! I am still in the midsts of trying them all and even though it isn’t fall yet I have such a hard time finding a vampy red I like so figured I would pick some up while they had these! What are some of your favorite beauty finds that you all just happen to stumble on? I would love to try some of your favorite picks!!!!

xoxo Val

Molton Brown Travel Essentials

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Even though its been over a month since my last vacation I am still super excited about upcoming summer adventures. But one thing that isn’t so fun is trying to pack all of your favorite toiletries. Being a newbie to the Molton Brown product line I was elated about my discovery of their travel essential kits which are filled with all the products my fellow beauty connoisseur would ever need. So among all the other goodies I knew that this pack would be all I needed for my travels and what is even greater is that with all the mini TSA approved versions of your favorite Molton Brown products comes a TSA approved sized carryon bag where all your products perfectly fit in! The products in the one I chose were the Coco & Sandalwood Body Wash and Lotion, Coco & Sandalwood Hand cream, a Sleep Cedurs temple rub, Ylang Ylang room fragrance, Indian Cress Purifying shampoo, and the Renew body scrub. Kind of sounds too good to be true but I assure you that this is a travelers dream come true. Hope you all enjoy and check out all of the goodies that milton brown has to offer, I know you won’t be disappointed.

xoxo Val

VowVoxBox by Influenster

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I am honestly so excited to have been given the opportunity to receive another VoxBox from Influenster! This box theme was a anything one may need if you are a bride to be, bridesmaid or like many setting off this summer for wedding season (like myself!) In this VowVoxBox I got a tide to go pen, an EcoTools Konjac sponge, Olay Regenerist Luminous moisturizer, Pure silk shaving cream and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Polish in Barracuda essentially all anyone needs to feel wedding day perfect! I am already such a huge fan and user of a lot of the brands so getting to try all these new products is going to be amazing!!!!! Stay posted for more to come from this awesome VoxBox and till next time!!

xoxo Val

Tory Burch Beauty

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I know I am a bit late to the Tory Burch Beauty bandwagon but you know what I say…better late then never! I have been eyeing the line since it came out and I don’t exactly know why but I kind of held off for a bit (probably because I wanted everything and couldn’t decide!). I ended up getting two items one was the Tory Burch roller ball fragrance and then a lipstick in Ramble On Rose. I was obsessed with the Tory Burch perfume the second I smelled it so having the roller ball for on the go is wonderful!! It the is perfect combination of fruity and floral that really makes this a wearable everyday fragrance. Ramble on Rose is such a beautiful creamy pale pink color that is the perfect for summer. The formula is also a dream, it goes on rather opaque and incredibly smooth that wont leave your lips flakey. I am so glad that I finally jumped the gun and got these and I am looking forward to adding onto this magnificent collection.

xoxo Val

Sephora Perks

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I don’t know about any of you but I love Sephora beauty insider points, and every time I pick up goodies I love seeing the amount of points just go up and up! Wether your an instant user or like me you love saving them all for a rainy day or for something truly special that you have been dying to try its always a good time. On my last trip into Sephora I was picking up some birthday goodies for my cousin and not so subtly pointing things out that I just LOVED as ideas for my upcoming birthday, there was a 500 point gift there that day I just needed to have. This Bare Minerals Beauty and the Beach gift is just like sunshine in a package for me. Inside you get a mini lipgloss in Party Starter , a mini blush in A Natural High, a mini bronzer in Sunny Days, A mini Lash Domination mascara and a little container of their all over Pure Radiance. I am such a huge fan of Bare Minerals and have been using their products since high school so this little gift really is exciting and its perfect for the upcoming summer months. All of these are going to leave anyone looking sun kissed and simply glowing and what is nice about the smaller sizes is that they will be great for those summer vacation travels. Have an awesome day everyone!

xoxo Val

The Crispery

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As if those pictures weren’t enough to make your mouth water let me share with all of you my newest sweet tooth obsessions from The Crispery. My mom first introduced me to these when she included one in my Easter Basket (yes I still get easter baskets, no judging!) and since then I have been hooked. Now these are unlike any other rice cereal treat I have ever had and trust me I have done my due diligence. Not only are these HUGE but they are so incredibly delicious with all kinds of wonderful flavors like Pretzel Surprise and S’mores . My beau surprised me with these after a less then stellar week and I am really practicing self control by not eating them all. Check out all of the delicious flavors from The Crispery’s online store and although all of them are wonderful so far my favorite is the classic Plain and Sweet Rice treat =) Hope you all enjoy and haven’t developed a pool of water where you are sitting from your mouth watering! (I am totally guilty of it)

xoxo Val

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