Dark Circle Under Eye Color Corrector for Tan/Deep Skin

Hey! If you suffer from dark circles like me I have some great items for you. These will color correct the purple/blue discoloration under your eyes, any scars and darkness around your mouth. After you color correct you can always add a brightener under the eyes for a dramatic finish. These holy grail items have never let me down.

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My favorite is the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer in Biscuit. This has a salmon/pink undertone that works well to color correct dark circles. Bonus- if you are a deep tan skin tone this will also blend well into the other parts of the face to hide scars and discoloration. The finish is natural and does not need to be set with a powder.

The L.A. Girl PRO Concealer is more dramatic option and best for ladies with a deep dark skin tone. The red/orange shade can counteract the darkest circles. You will need to use another concealer on top though. I would recommend an actual skin tone concealer and not just a brightener. You will need to hide the red/orange.

Last but not least I use this Bobbi Brown concealer that has a pink undertone alone. The shade matches my skin tone while the undertone counteracts dark circles. I can use this alone when I feel like using minimal product but with strong coverage. It is a bit creamy and thick so you will need to warm the product up before application. Just rub a bit in between your fingers and pat on. You will need to set this with a powder as it does crease.

For reference I am an NC 42 in Mac, Syracuse in Nars Foundations, and Golden Beige in Cover Girl.

New In! Vince Camuto ‘Halia’ d’Orsay Pointy Toe Flat- Garnet/Wine

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I absolutely need a pair of wine colored flats for Fall. It is one of my must haves and has been for the last two years. The current wine colored flats I own and love were purchased from Shoemint.com about 2 years ago. I’ve worn them to death and it’s time to toss them in the gar-bahge. 

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However, I’ve found my replacement pair! I love Vince Camuto shoes because they are super comfy. If you don’t know now you know. These flats feel great on. We’ll be very happy together.

Cost of flats $97.95. I had a $50 gift card. Used Ebates for 6% cash back.
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What are your Fall must haves? Please do share.

New in! Makeup Geek Eye Shadows in Neutral Shades

I received a special package today! Woot! I’m finally able to give these Makeup Geek shadows a whirl. I ordered 6 shades. Silly me did not realize I could fit 9 shades in a Z Palette.

I picked up the Z Palette from Ebay for $9. It was labeled as factory defect which is totally fine by me because there is only a dent when I lift the top to reveal the shadows. The shadows I chose are all natural shades. I desperately needed some matte shades to compliment all the Urban Decay Naked palettes I own. Each shadow was an affordable $5.99. Shipping came through First Class USPS Mail, so it took a solid week to arrive.

 

Colors in order:

Beaches & Cream

Peach Smoothie

Chickadee

Creme Brulee

Latte

Cocoa Bear

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I hope these shadows are as amazing as I’ve heard. What other colors should I add to my collection?

Are the Kate Spade outlet handbags worth buying? YES!

 

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I’ve had my eye on a saffiano tote but wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend my life savings on a Prada bag or keep it affordable with a Kate Spade. I did some research online and decided I would wait for a big outlet sale then go ham at Kate Spade. To my dismay some forum posted a statement calling the Kate Spade outlet items poor quality and that the outlet items were specifically manufactured for the outlets.

I called the Livermore, Ca.  Kate Spade outlet to investigate and asked the following questions and have included the associates answers.

Q:Do you sell Kate Spade boutique overstocks and past seasons styles?

A: Yes.

Q: Does the outlet manufacture different product specifically for the outlet shopper?

A: Yes.

Q: Where does the product come from?

A: Same factory, same material, & same craftsmanship. Different styles.

Q: How can I tell the difference between outlet bags and actual boutique items?

A: There is a separate section for boutique items but there is no real difference. Just different styles. All items come from the exact same factory using the same materials. However, the product codes on the outlet items start with a W and the retail items start with a P and the outlet styles have a gold metal plate as the signature and the boutique styles are stamped with Kate Spade New York. Personally, I like the outlets’ gold plate over the stamp.

So in conclusion, I’m fine with that. I will be spending my 4th of July outlet shopping. I hope to come across a new saffiano Kate Spade tote to take home. What are you thoughts about outlet shopping? Please share your experience with me!

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Sephora Spring Steals: This weekend only!

I’m headed to JCPenney after work to pick up a few Jonathan Adler decor items I purchased during their last lowest price of the season sale. It was such a score I can’t wait to show you what I got. On another note I also received an email from Sephora today on their weekend only promo going on at the Sephora inside JCP so I’ll be picking up a few things.

 

In case you didn’t receive their email here is what’s going on…

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Peter Thomas Roth SPF
Bare minerals eye shadow

Ole Henricksen Eye cream

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Josie Maran Argan Body Butter

Julie G Shoe-A-Holic topped with Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots

If you saw my last post you were witness to my massive Julie G nail polish haul. Today I layered two coats of Shoe-A-Holic, topped it with the Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots and wrapped it all up with Seche Vite dry fast top coat.

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Beauty Blog: Drugstore Makeup Haul- JulieG/Maybelline/Loreal/Wet’n Wild

I went a little crazy with the JulieG nail polishes but I had too. I’ve heard so many amazing things so I wanted to do a massive haul and test these out for myself. I’ll have swatches up soon.

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3 Lippies made it into my haul and I’m thrilled with each. The Loreal La Laque in #414 I Lacque You A Lot, Maybelline Color Sensational #310 Berry Brilliance (limited edition for Fall), and the Wet’n Wild Perfect Pair Lip Wand Crayon in #123 (no name but a berry mauve).

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On top of the JulieG polishes I also hauled this super fun black and white polka dot polish by Maybelline Color Show called Clearly Spotted and a Wet’n Wild Megalast in #208B Through the Grapevine.

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