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Top Picks for Spring 2014

Top Picks for Spring 2014

There have been so many great spring products this year I can barely keep my head on straight! I decided to write a post showing you my picks of the very best of the best of spring 2014 (so far at least). I have to say though, it was really hard to just pick 12 items/collections because there were so many great ones!

Here goes.

  1. Deborah Lippmann Spring Reverie Collection ($18 each)
    I really liked this collection of soft pastel creme shades, but especially Build Me Up Buttercup, Spring Buds and Flowers In Her Hair.
  2. Milani Lip Intense Liquid Color ($6.49 each)
    These new Milani lip shades are incredible! Super intense and super saturated. They are SO worth hunting down.
  3. theBalm Instain ($22 each)
    Instain Blushes are insanely cute but they also deliver as powerful, colorful punch. Good stuff!
  4. Milani Coming Up Roses ($7.99 each)
    I think this is probably one of the best things ever for spring. Super pigmented blushes in a 3D rose shaped form? Yes please!
  5. theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer ($24)
    Cindy-Lou Manizer is the latest convicted dame from theBalm, and my favorite! See why.

  6. Too Faced Chocolate Bar ($49)
    This palette rocked my world. Not only because it really does look and smell like a chocolate bar, but there are some beautiful shades inside.
  7. Too Faced Sweethearts Powder Flush Blush ($30 each)
    Two new shades of this blush came out for spring and both are so pretty. I love to just gaze at them!
  8. OPI Brazil ($4.50 each)
    There are some shades in this collection that have me so excited for warmer weather and they include I Just Can’t Cope-acabana, Where Did Suzi’s Man-go?, Live. Love. Carnival and Toucan Do It If You Try.
  9. Nicole by OPI Roughles ($7.99 each)
    I can’t even think of the last time I loved an entire collection so much. I LOVE THESE!
  10. Wet n Wild Fergie Vicious Varnish High Shine Lip Stain ($3.49 each)
    I really wasn’t expecting these to be as cool as they turned out to be. There are some really gorgeous glossy bright shades in this collection, and the price is so right.
  11. Nubar Crushed Candy Collection ($9.00 each)
    I completely adore so many of these shades! They are unique and look so cool and different depending on what shade you layer them over. Excellent collection.
  12. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes ($26 each)
    Gorgeous shades, as per usual. There are three new full-sized ones out, check them out!

What are your top picks for spring?

-Kelly

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Are You a Sucker for Packaging?

Spring photo

Do you ever find yourself lusting after or purchasing products you will never use and/or definitely don’t need, specifically for the packaging?

I did this recently with the Physician’s Formula Nude Wear Blushes. The packaging looks so much like the MAC Making Pretty collection I could not resist!

Give me pretty much anything with rose gold on it and somehow I always end up buying it.

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Your Perfect Beauty Item Would Be?

Makeup Products

Happy hump day! The week is flying by because of the Presidents’ Day holiday here in the US, and for that, I am grateful. Hope your week is going great so far.

If you had the power to create THE perfect eyeshadow or nail polish or whatever beauty product you like for yourself, what would it be and what brand would you want to create it?

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Splurge or Save?

Beauty Image

Hello! I hope your week has been treating you kindly!

So we all have things we like to splurge on, right? Things which we have no issue throwing down the big bucks for because maybe they are unique or just a damn good product. Then there are those things that kind of seem like a huge waste of money if you spend more than $5 or $10 dollars on them. Things that maybe you can buy virtually anywhere and they are all basically the same.

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IMATS LA 2014

IMATS LA 2014-7

This past weekend I was at IMATS in good ‘ole Pasadena, CA. It was my first trip to any IMATS show and I had so much fun!

I drove down with a friend who I’ve known since I was eleven (wow that makes me feel ancient) who is really into the whole makeup/special effects/costume world. In fact she makes costumes for theater groups and individual people, including some recent giant bobble-heads for a Primus show! We managed to talk about our cats and dogs for hours upon hours on the drive, which was fun in a very cat-lady sort of way. ;)

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