Summer Inspired Nails

My Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida group is back and we are all showcasing some of our favorite summer-inspired looks. I got all dolled up in makeup a few days ago working on separate project (that I shall reveal later) and I thought it was totally fitting for summer.

Clumps of Mascar rocks Summer Look

While the colors are muted, the products used are all sumer weather appropriate but when I think of summer, I think of lots of color. Y’know…the blue greens of the ocean. The shimmering red and orange of the sky as the sun sets. The burst of color from hot pink pedicures, neon oranges and bold blue purses. The sparkling stars in the midnight sky. I tried to represent it all on my nails.

Summer nail look

Polishes used:
-Orly Mint Mojito
-Orly Calypso Breeze
-Julie G Tangerine Dream
-Julie G Big Red Bow
-OPI Put A Coat On
-Nfu-Oh 53
-Lush Lacquer Clowning Around

Summer nails

In other news…I still suck at water marbling. But carry on and check out the summer inspired looks that my chicas did.

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 128

Wet n Wild Fergie Vicious Varnish High Shine Lipstain
Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time! 

Clumps of Mascara – has found the best and cheapest glosses everrrrr. And they aren’t just glosses. They are stains, too!

EauMG – shares her “empties” from May. She actually emptied a bottle of perfume! Can you believe it?

Gouldylox Reviews – I’ve got a giveaway that every dad would approve of and it’s not too late to enter my Jord Watch giveaway!

My Beauty Bunny – Fashion blogger DressJessXO stops by and models all six hues of the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks. From nude to bold to neon, you’ll find one that’s perfect for you.

Nouveau Cheap – Guess who’s the latest drugstore beauty brand to jump on the jumbo twist-up lip pencil bandwagon? If you’re not over twist-up lip pencils yet, take a look at these.

Pink Sith – asks which came first? The orange or Orange? Well no matter she’ll tell you all about A Girl’s Gotta Spa Energizing Citrus Body Lotion and it’s heavenly scent!

Prime Beauty – asks–does the new bareMinerals bareSkin foundation live up to the hype? Find out in her review!

Phyrra – Want bigger badder blacker lashes? Check out the new Urban Decay Perversion Mascara!

we heart this – got to attend the opening of Giada Las Vegas on behalf of Clariol Natural Instincts. If you like beauty, food and fun, sneak a peek at all the details!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Calling all Coke fans! You won’t want to miss the review & swatches of the OPI Coca-Collection!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Clumps of Mascara – Danielle from the Style & Beauty Doctor is giving us a sneak peek of LORAC’s Pro Palette 2. The verdict is in and it looks like the palette will be fantastic on women of all complexions.

 

Question of the Week:

You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore. Which do you keep??

B says, “That’s a tough one but I’ll have to go with high end. Cover FX and Urban Decay carry my favorite foundations at the moment and they aren’t drugstore.”

 

What about you? Drugstore foundation or high end foundation?

See you next week!

 

 

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Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 127

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time! 

Clumps of Mascara – has been all over these 4 skincare brands. Plus, a gel cream moisturizer? Doesn’t that just sound awesome?

EauMG – Who’s “In the House”? Arquiste Parfumeur is in the house! Here’s the second installment of this niche perfume “brand overview” feature on EauMG.

Gouldylox Reviews – Have you seen the Jennie Mai Better Than Sex Video? You need to check it out (and enter to win a Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced.) If your mascara had a voice, whose sexy voice would it have? Personally, I would hope for Charlie Hunnam and get Zach Braff.

My Beauty Bunny – Add a spring to your step this summer by winning a gorgeous pair of Sofia Z shoes! The vegan Gabriela heels feature a gold T-strap, faux stone detail and retail for $340!

Nouveau Cheap – Did the new L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara give me manga-character-inspired lashes? Click here to find out.

Pink Sith – shares 15 practical beauty uses for Coconut Oil!

Phyrra – shares her Top 10 Best Lip Pencils and Crayons. Find a new favorite!

we heart this – calling all evil queens, you may want to grab some of the MAC Maleficent collection before all the other beauties snatch it.

 

Question of the Week:

What’s the most underrated product in your beauty arsenal?

B says, “COVER FX’s Illuminating Powder. I purchased this a month or so ago and haevn’t reviewed it just yet but ohmigoodnessss! It is fantastic stuff. Why don’t more people use illuminators?”

 

What have you been usin’, lovelies?

See you next week!

Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 126

NYC New York Color makeup

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time! 

we heart this – what $6 body wash, with a jar of moisturizer in each bottle, has made us forget all about a $25 one? This one!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Imagine you could be made over by your favorite makeup brand and one of the most famous makeup artists and photographers in the world for an exclusive photo shoot. That’s just what happened to Amber with jouer Cosmetics and Troy Jensen. Get the behind-the-scenes deets!

Clumps of Mascara – is loving these Physicians Formula goodies. And they’re newest mascara? ZOMG! You will looooove it.

My Beauty Bunny – Nothing says summer like bold, shiny lips. Our new favorite to get that perfect pout is the Milani Power Lip Gloss Stain – come see why!

Nouveau Cheap – Is bigger always better? When it comes to drugstore mascaras, that might not always be the case.

Pink Sith – shows you the “magical” transformation that the ARDENCY INN Americana Custom Coverage Concentrate gives her as well as the sheer versatility of this wonderful foundation!

Prime Beauty – is loving Lancôme’s French Riviera Summer Collection, especially the Azure Chic Color Design Eyeshadow Palette; it combines the glorious soft golden sand and turquoise sea colors of summer.

Phyrra – shares the 9 Best Contouring Products for Pale Skin!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by we heart this – we’ve always liked Blushing Noir for her great swatches and obvious love of makeup. But now we LOVE her for showing us a dupe for last year’s LE Maybelline creme eye shadow Seashore Frosts (a shade Stef is addicted to!)

 

Question of the Week:

What are some of your favorite blushes,
highlighters and/or bronzers for summer?

B says, “I have been all over COVER FX’s Illuminator in Sunlight. It really gives my cheeks such a gorgeous pop.”

 

What have you been usin’, lovelies?

See you next week!

My Beauty Bunny’s Cruelty Free Facial Moisturizer

I am incredibly excited to post about this moisturizer. Developed by my girl Jen of My Beauty Bunny, this Cruelty-Free All Natural Moisturizer has been my staple and go to moisturizer for some weeks now. I received a sample of it some time ago and for the past 3 weeks I’ve been telling everyone I know about how great this moisturizer is.

My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free Moisturizer

…and I’m not just saying that because I love Jen and respect her mission to spread the gospel about cruelty-free makeup and skincare products. She’s a pioneer in the game and this moisturizer speaks to her awesomeness.

My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural Moisturizer

I use about 3 different moisturizers each day. I’ve got an SPF moisturizer that I use for when I’m running outside, one for bed and then there’s my Beauty Bunny moisturizer. Complete with 5% alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and a soothing blend of aloe, toning witch hazel, moisturizing squalane and extracts, I find this moisturizer to be perfect under makeup and when worn alone. It’s not only cooling on my face after I’ve endured just a bit too much sun from my runs, but I find that it really sinks in my normal/dry skin. Those with oily skin, no need to be worry…this moisturizer is incredibly lightweight and fitting for those of all skin types.

My Beauty Bunny moisturizer ingredients

And of course, it would only include the good stuff and omit the bad stuff. And don’t even get me started on the subtlety of the fragrance. When applied, you get just a very small whiff of refreshing grapefruit that quickly dissipates. With just a very small pump, a little goes a long way. I often found myself pumping too much.

My Beauty Bunny moisturizer

I couldn’t be more proud to know someone who has launched such an incredible skincare product. While originally launched at $39, you can score this moisturizer for a steal at $15.90.

Who Would Love the My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural Moisturizer?

  • Those of various skin types.
  • My guys and girls with sensitive skin.
  • Those looking to add a lightweight (yet powerful) moisturizer to their routine.
  • Folks who like to keep it simple in the ingredients department.
  • Fans and supporters of My Beauty Bunny because…well, just because!

I’d hurry and get your hands on this holy grail of a moisturizer as  bottles are limited. Snag yours at FutureDerm.com.

Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 125

Too Faced Lollipop Lipstick

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time! 

Prime Beauty – keeps her peepers clean and hydrated with Tarte’s fabulous new Fresh Eyes Maracuja Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover Wipes. Trust me, you’re gonna LOVE them, pinky swear!

Phyrra – shares her April Beauty Favorites!

we heart this – checks out (and swatches) the electric cotton candy hued shades of MAC Playland.

Clumps of Mascara – is absolutely in love with her nails. She will never remove this look and wear it forever. And ever.

EauMG – celebrates its 6th year blogiversary! (And Victoria celebrates a birthday too!)

Gouldylox Reviews – I’m so in love with this shadow palette…and it’s under $15!

My Beauty Bunny – Blueberry season is almost here! Get in on the action early with Airelle Skin Care, a natural line that uses the sweet berries to improve the tone, texture and overall appearance of skin!

Nouveau Cheap – The weather’s warming up and that means it’s time for bright, pretty nail colors. Check out my swatches of the brand new Wet n Wild Summer 2014 Limited Edition Megalast Nail Color Collection. Fun and (way) affordable!

Pink Sith – Short on time in the morning? Well I have a Busy Mom’s 15 Minute Makeup Routine that might just get you glammed up with time to spare!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Prime Beauty – Glamorable covers the gamut of beauty, accessories, subscription boxes and nail polish with flair. Anastasia is originally from Moscow, Russia and only moved to the US in September 2011. Her photography skills are amazing; I want everything she photographs, whether it’s a drugstore lipstick or high-end skincare.

 

Question of the Week:

How do you keep your makeup looking fresh in hot weather?

B says, “Oh, this is an easy one. I don’t wear makeup in hot weather. Really, I don’t. I may do a little powder, waterproof mascara, eyeliner and gloss. But nothing more than that.”

 

What about you? Do you where makeup when it’s hot?

See you next week!

Win Physicians Formula Cosmetics And Target Gift Cards During Summer Beauty Twitter Party!

Oooooh, it’s Twitter party time! I never get tired of a good Twitter party and really what makes ‘em fun is having good hostesses and a great brand joining in. This Twitter party will have BOTH and I couldn’t be more excited. Physicians Formula and co-hosts beauty pioneer @BeautyStat, rockstar blogger @AGirlsGottaSpa and celebrity makeup artist @JOHANNASCHLIP will all put their awesomeness together and bring forth one epic Twitter party.

Yep, I’ll be there. You’ll be there. And prizes will be there! There will be 10 chances to score Target gift cards and goodies. Yes. TEN chances. Those are quite a few chances but you aren’t eligible until you RSVP and then attend the party. More info is below…

Physcians-Formula-Twitter-Party

Joanna Schlip will be answering questions about summertime makeup and I’m excited about it because yours truly has some serious “brown girl keeps browning” questions that I hope she can answer.

Head on over to BeautyStat and RSVP. You can also get your RSVP in by tweeting using the hashtag #PFHealthyGlamour letting us know that you’ll be there. Hurry, hurry! I’ll see you there.

Makeup Wars: My Beauty Diary

Dear Diary

Dear Diary,

6:00am: Rise and shine! I am so loving this “getting 7 hours of sleep” thing. Elle sleeping through the night has been the best thing to happen to my life. I am no longer a walking zombie. Life is good. I’ve got a good 30 minutes to do some Bible reading and listen to Dave Ramsey’s Podcast. Dang. When did I become such an adult? It’s weird.

6:30am:  Since my very awesome job laid me off, I’ve gotten super lazy in the makeup department. And it’s not a terrible thing either. Sometimes less is more. My morning routine is super simply mainly because after dropping Elle off at her, I’m going to run 5 miles or so. You know…gotta build up that endurance for the half marathon that I’m training for. Eeek!

Nuance Salma Hayek

Ohmigosh, Diary…that Josie Maran SPF is still #1 in my book. I use it almost everyday.

9:17am: I’m dead. Or at least I feel like it. I’m so exhausted. But the day has just begun and..okay yeah, I need a shower. I’m starting to smell myself.

Tuel skincare

I am loving this GREEN CLEAN invigorating body wash from Tuél Skincare. Best stuff ever. Can’t buy it again because it’s not in the budget. Boom. Did I tell you that I got my first Brazilian wax? It was…personal. Very personal. Then again, when you spread ‘em to push a baby out, you’re a lot more free with your junk. Just sayin’. Also can’t get anymore Brazilians because DANG…those are expensive to maintain.

Skincare products

Ah yes, my post-workout skincare items. Excessive? Maybe.

Makeup

I’ve got a few errands to run, so no intense make up look here. A powder, an illuminator from COVER FX, mascara, brows and a lip color.

 3:30pm: I’ve been home for about an hour and I think I may actually polish my nails before I go and pick Elle up.

10:32pm: Woot! Time to go out with my girls. Just kidding. It’s time to go to bed because I am beyond beat. Hey. Chasing Elle down is should definitely qualify for a second workout of the day. For real. The nighttime routine is super easy.

Nightly skincare routine

By the way, does anyone know of good nightly eye cream? I should really get in the habit of using one. Oh, and for body care? I go straight into the kitchen.

Coconut oil

Yeah, I know some of y’all are acting like coconut oil and shea butter are all new and revolutionary but yeah no. I’ve been using this stuff for decades, boo.

I know. Why don’t I have more products? Because I like to keep it simple. Less is more and motherhood has taken away time for me to spend 30 minutes in the bathroom. Naw bro. Can’t do that anymore. And I don’t want to because I’m lazy. Yeah.

Off to bed, I go. Check out the beauty diaries of my fellow Makeup Wars sisters!

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Love,

B