Never Say Die Beauty: Holiday collections are starting to be introduced. Never Say Die Beauty is showing off one of the unique & adorable shadow palette as well as gorgeous lip & eye crayons fromMirabella Beauty’s Jewel Thief Collection for Holiday 2015
Although Summer has left the building and it’s officially Fall, it’s still feeling pretty Summer-y in my neck of the woods. Which is why I’m loving a couple of peach colored products from Pur Minerals.
Peach is vastly underrated, as far as I’m concerned! Peach is the unifying color that brings Summer and Fall together – it’s a color that looks great during both seasons. Oh, who am I kidding – peach looks great year round!
So sheer! So fresh! Here’s a look at Peach Bellini paired with Georgia Peach on the lips.
Are you wearing traditional Fall makeup colors yet? You know, rich plums and smoky eyes? I’m still in Summer mode, but then again it’s been hot, hot, HOT lately in my neck of the woods. Hot or cool, I’m definitely bringing these pretty peachy products into the upcoming Autumn months.
My Final Thoughts: If you’re a regular reader of Painted Ladies, I’m sure you’ve noticed I am big fan of Pur Minerals and I’ve yet to be disappointed by any product from this lovely brand.
The makeup products I’ve been playing lately have me all excited about makeup. I’m really enjoying the Pur Minerals Soul Mattes eyeshadow palette, which I’ve used to create this look. These matte shadows combine to create a delightful look and are topped with Lilly Lashes in Tehran.
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Going to the gym has been something I’ve loved to do ever since I was 18. Through all different the different stages of my life – first as a student, then as a working professional, and now as a busy mom – I’ve honed down on the essential makeup, hair, and skincare products that I keep in my gym bag at all time. Here are my picks for 12 beauty must haves for your gym bag.
I use a basic sweat band like the Dri Sweat Edge Band ($3.99) on those days I’ve flat ironed my hair. Next to a generous dosage of dry shampoo once my workout is complete, this is my number one trick for keeping my hair looking it’s best for several days while still working out.
Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8.99) is a must have. I don’t typically wash my hair at the gym, but a dry shampoo helps my scalp feel clean and it’s also a must for those days I’ve flat ironed my hair.
Travel Sized Shampoo/Conditioner/Styling Aid
On the rare occasion I wash my hair at the gym, I like having my favorite products with me, and I love that the Living Proof Curl Memory products are available in a travel sized kit ($29).
Right not I’m toting L’Oreal Miss Manga ($7.99) which makes my lashes look lush and voluminous and is easy to remove. Even if I’m short on time, mascara is a must!
Multi-Use Cream Color Products
I love the Stila Convertible Colors ($25) which a) stay put on my oily skin and b) are so easy to use. You can use these on both your lips and cheeks, making it easy for you to dash out the door in a snap when your workout is finished.
While I don’t typically have the time to do a full face of makeup after the gym, having a translucent power like Cover FX Blotting Powder ($24) help me feel like I have my act together!
A little something fun arrived in the mail recently, the Walmart Beauty Box for Fall 2015, which is surely one of the best $5 investments I make every 3 months. Today I thought it would be fun to go through the contents of this beauty subscription box together!
Here’s a quick unboxing video showing you everything I received for Fall 2015.
The contents include one full sized item and five samples:
Full-sized ROC Deep Wrinkle Serum ($16)
Schick HydroSilk Disposable Razor
Dove Advanced Care Beauty Finish Anti-Persiprant/Deoderant
Curel Rough Skin Rescue
John Frieda 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment
ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash
The Walmart Beauty Box is just $5, which includes shipping fees. Your credit card is charged every three months when the box ships and unlike Ipsy, you are not able to customize your contents. I believe there are typically a couple of different versions of the box, but everyone receives the same main products.
My Final Thoughts: For $5, the Walmart Beauty Box is great deal and always so exciting to receive. This is my third installment of the Walmart Beauty Box and I’ve always received a full-sized product valued much more than $5.
Price: $5, every three months. You’re charged when the box is shipped.
This could actually be one of the most perfect collections for Fall that I’ve seen yet. It’s time to transition from the brights and corals of Summer into colors like these polishes that are rich, jewel-toned, and glossy. These colors are actually making me want a warm and toasty cup of coffee ASAP!
There are 15 colors in this collection and today I have five to show you.
Gimme A Lido Kiss – Shimmery red, a perfect pedicure color.
It’s A Piazza Cake – Creamy burnt orange. This works better than I anticipated. It’s a striking color and very Fall-ish.
St. Mark’s The Spot -A shimmery royal blue.
Venice The Party – A shimmery teal, which is what I’m wearing right now and receiving compliments on left and right.
Baroque … But Still Shopping! – Creamy gold with chunks of glitter, the color I’m wearing on my accent nail above. Surprisingly smooth and easy to apply!
My Final Thoughts: Hello, Fall! If you’re looking to change up your nail colors for the season, I highly suggest taking a look at the OPI Venice Collection. OPI Nail Lacquers are easy to apply, richly pigmented, and I always get at least 4 days of chip-free wear!
A Girl’s Gotta Spa! body care products are the creation of Shannon Smyth, a fellow beauty blogger who is celebrating her 10th year of beauty blogging this October, an accomplishment which is worthy of many rounds of applause. Besides the Body Lotion ($22), Shannon also offers an Energizing Citrus Body Wash ($26) and Sea Salt Scrub ($32). Each of these products are cruelty free and created without parabens, sulfates, formaldehyde, synthetic colors and fragrances.
A Girl’s Gotta Spa! products carry the tagline “You Deserve To Be Pampered”, a sentiment I wholeheartedly agree with! With an increasingly busy schedule, I really enjoy unwinding at the end of the day by taking off my makeup and taking care of my skin.
What you really need to know about A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion is that the scent is incredible. I’ve been a huge fan of citrus scents ever since I discovered Clinique Happy perfume way back in the day. The best part about this lotion is that the citrus is 100% real.
Soaking into my skin immediately, this blend of olive, cocoa, and shea butter lotion keeps my skin soft and smooth for hours. It’s a sensory delight and I love that my skin is being soothed, naturally.
My Final Thoughts: My skin is loving A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus Body Lotion. It’s definitely a keeper, and I’m going to have to stock up! Keep A Girl’s Gotta Spa skincare in mind for the Holiday season – gift sets are available!
The Butter London ShadowClutch in Natural Charm is going to be a heavily used eyeshadow palette in my collection. It is really all that…alll that and then some. I wore these khaki green smoky eyes on a super hot, hot, hot day and it didn’t budge at all!
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The Butter London ShadowClutch in Natural Charm is one of those beauty products that has me all kind of excited. It’s that good.
It’s not just the fact that these six shadows are housed in an incredibly chic case and come with a lovely dual ended shadow brush.
It’s more about what’s inside, which are six incredible matte and shimmery neutral eyeshadows. I have to say these shadows are smooth, pigmented, and incredibly buttery. I’ll admit I was not expecting the shadows to be so great!
There are currently two Butter London ShadowClutch sets available (Natural Charm and Pretty Proper), and there are additionally 4 Wardrobe Duos that you can mix and match with your ShadowClutch palettes as desired. I’ll show you how in a minute.
I have two Wardrobe Duos to show you: Moody Blues and Fancy Flutter.
Using these shadows in your Butter London ShadowClutch is really easy! All you do is open up the top portion of the palette by lifting the sides.
You slide out some of the shadows.
And then you slide the Wardrobe Duo shadow of your choice into the ShadowClutch. See? Easy!
Each and every single eyeshadow is easy to blend and build up. The shadows are infused with a primer and are oil-absorbing and skin balancing. When I wear these shadows with my own primer, they last for hours on end with zero smudging. I wore these shadows in epic heat and humidity and they did not budge!
Here’s a closer look at the colors in the Butter London ShadowClutch in Natural Charm.
And here are swatches of the Wardrobe Duos. I’m mesmerized by the shimmery duochrome blue/green!
These are most definitely shadows I’ll be having a lot of fun with! Here’s a look I created with the colors in the Natural Charm palette.
My Final Thoughts: At $39, the Butter London ShadowClutch in Natural Charm is a fantastic deal. At $15 each, the Wardrobe Duos are also must haves. I love how easy it is to customize your eyeshadow choices and I especially love that these colors are smooth, creamy, buildable and blendable.