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All Day Beauty Tips with Neutrogena

 

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Life is busy which means that it can be a challenge for my makeup to keep up with me throughout the day.  There are a few beauty tips that I keep in my mental Rolodex of beauty secrets for obtaining my #alldaylook, and I am going to show you what they are.

Todays all-day look is a copycat makeup look from one of Hayden Panettiere’s All Day Beauty videos, featuring her favorite Neutrogena makeup products, which can all be found at Target. Thanks to #collectivebias, I get to show you some awesome products from Neutrogena that I have already loved for a long time, and my all day beauty look.

 

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Here is my all day beauty makeup look inspired by the beautiful and ridiculously talented actress, Hayden Panettiere.

And p.s.- Hayden is on the show Nashville, which happens to be my current favorite TV drama. Maybe I love it because I lived in Nashville for a short blip of my life and made some life-long memories, or because I got engaged on the pedestrian bridge that overlooks the Nashville waterfront. Either way, I am a huge fan… and you need to check it out.

 

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1} I started out my all-day look by applying the Neutrogena healthy skin liquid makeup (color #60) to my skin, and blending it out with my fingertips.

 

Pro Tip: Using a liquid makeup with an SPF is always the better option (unless you are allergic).

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2} To create a simple smoky eye, use the Neutrogena Nourishing Eyeliner and apply is around the perimeter of your lash line. Then smudge it out with either your fingertips or the smudge stick attached to your eyeliner.

 

Pro Tip: If you want to set your eyeliner to keep it on even longer throughout the day, use an eyeshadow in the same color and go over your eyeliner.

 

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3} Then I gave my eyes some glamorous lashes using the Neutrogena healthy volume mascara in black.

 

Pro Tip: Give your lashes some extra length by doing your second mascara coat on just the tips.

 

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3} In order to keep my lips happy throughout the day, I applied the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth color stick in Bright Berry.

 

Pro Tip: If you want your lips to still have color to them after you eat, apply your lip color, blot, and then apply again.

 

4} With the same color stick, I applied it directly to my cheeks and smoothed it out to create a dewy and fresh look. Plus, it’s so much easier to carry one product in your purse for cheek and lip touch-ups.

 

Pro Tip: To keep your lipstick turned crème blush on longer, set it with a powder.

 

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5} Last, I set my makeup with the Neutrogena Shine Control Powder for a shine-free, all-day makeup look.

 

Pro Tip: DO NOT go powder happy. Only apply as needed where you are the most oily, like your t-zone.

 

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Want to get the look?

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In addition to the fab event above that you don’t want to miss out on, you can get your all-day look at a discount using this 20% off Neutrogena cosmetics at Target cartwheel coupon. This offer expires August 30th 2014, so you got to hurry!

 

 

What your all day beauty look?

 

Xo,

Kendra

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post with Collective Bias Inc. and their advertisers. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.

Fall Makeup Looks: COLOR POP Makeup Tutorial

I love when a makeup look has a color pop of eyeshadow to it. Fall 2014 makeup looks include everything from natural makeup looks to sultry makeup looks with pops of color. Today we are focusing on the pop of color makeup trend for Fall 2014 and it’s going to be a sultry one.

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We are going with dark eyes and a neon pop of colorful eyeshadow. Are you ready for this new fall makeup look? It’s gorgeous.

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1} Base your lower eyelid with a black eyeshadow. Make sure you press this eyeshadow on instead of flinging it everywhere.

 

2} With a clean blender brush, blend this eyeshadow into your crease so that there is no harsh line.

 

3} Next place a light shimmery shade underneath your brow bone to highlight.

 

4} Line your upper lash line with a black liner then line your lower lash line with a blue eyeliner.

 

5) Go over your lower-eyeliner and soften it with the eyeshadow color Gonzo from your Urban Decay Electric Palette.

 

6} Finish up your look with a more subtle blush and pale lipstick.

 

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Makeup I Used

Want to know what I used to create this new makeup look for Fall? Here is a list of what makeup I used.

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1} The Urban Decay Electric Palette is what I used to soften the eyeliner and intensify the pop of neon in this fall makeup look. I think a lot of people are intimidated by the colorful eyeshadow palette, but I have actually used it a ton. When you use these neon eyeshadows in small doses, it can make some pretty awesome makeup looks.

2} For the dark black shade, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Eyeshadow Palette. This is one of my favorite palettes for every day looks, but for this look, all you need is a matte black eyeshadow.

3} Pur Minerals Galaxy Precision Point Eyeliner is what I used along my upper lash line to create a refined and pulled together fall makeup look. It’s one of my favorite eyeliners right now.

4} Milani Blue Eyeliner is what I used to create that intense color pop on the lower lash-line.

5} Rimmel Accelerator Endless Mascara is perfect to create gorgeous lashes.

6} I used Jouer Cosmetics Meg hydrating lipstick for a pale lip to contrast my colorful eye makeup look.

 

Do you think you will wear any pops of color for your Fall 2014 makeup look?

 

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Have a great day!

 

Xo,

Kendra

Disclaimer: Some of these products were given to me curtosy of PR companies. There are affiliate links within this post, when you click those links, it helps to support this site. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

Glowing Skin Makeup Trend for Fall 2014

Glowing skin is definitely on trend for fall 2014.  This means using a highlighter in the appropriate places of your face, like above your cheek bones, down the bridge of your nose, and above your cupids bow.

What this doesn’t mean is to make your entire face shimmer equally as bright as the lights on your Christmas tree.

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 You also want to use foundation that is light in texture, like a tinted moisturizer or an HD foundation. Basically, you want to avoid anything that says matte. With that said, if you have oily skin, using a matte foundation might be the perfect balance for creating fresh glowing skin.

Alright, let’s get ourselves some glowing skin for fall. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below.

 

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1} Place your foundation on your face and blend it out with a beauty blender for the most natural look.

 

2} Apply your concealer under your eyes to brighten them up and blend it with your beauty blender as well.

 

3} Now just add either a cream blush or a powder blush that has some shimmer to it using a makeup brush that is best suited for creams.

 

4} Apply some HD powder that is light reflecting. This will hold your cream blush on longer and makeup your face more dewy and fresh.

 

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Products Used

 

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1} Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation is one of the best foundations for glowing skin. It is easy to apply, covers well without being overwhelming on your skin, and makes it absolutely flawless. This is one of my favorite foundations for every day or special occasions. It’s expensive, but one tube lasts me for six months or more.

2} Jouer Cosmetics Age Repairing Brightener is one of the best brightening concealers for under the eye. It’s light weight, creamy, and covers well. It’s a must have in my makeup bag and makeup kit. You need one. Just sayin.

3} Owning an original Beauty Blender as a makeup tool for creating flawless and glowing skin is an essential. I would suggest having one if you want to have professional looking makeup every day.

4} Face Stockholm creme blush is one of my favorite blushes for creating glowing skin. Also, a little goes a very long way for creating perfect looking, rosy-cheeks.

5} Koh Gen Do Natural Lighting Powder is a go to powder for day-to-day use or for using on set for a photo-shoot. I especially love using it to create skin that glows and stays put for hours. It is light reflecting, so it makes your skin look absolutely flawless.

 

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Do you like having glowing skin? What makeup products do you like to use?

Xo,

Kendra

 

note* Some of these products were given to me by PR companies. There are affiliate links within this post, clicking and purchasing from these links help to support me and this site. Thanks for your support. All thoughts and opinions are of my own.

 

 

 

 

Fall 2014 Makeup Trends: Kardashian Eyelashes

You know the Kardashian eyelashes that we all secretly lust over? Well, since big eyelashes are one of the hot makeup trends for everyone this fall 2014, you can confidently be a part of the lash-club too.  Unfortunately for most of us, we don’t naturally have gigantic eyelashes that the paparazzi want to snap pictures of. So, we gotta fake it to make it.

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Faking lushes eyelashes is actually pretty easy these days with so many false eyelash options. Plus, these false eyelashes are not the least bit creepy… most people wouldn’t even know your secret beauty weapon was (shhhhhh) totally fake.  Lets bust our inner Kardashian out and rock some beautiful eyelashes for fall 2014, shall we?

 

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1} Press a pale shimmery eye-shadow from your lower lash-line to under your brow bone.

2} Next, use the Pur Minerals precision point eyeliner and create a thick-vintage line. This gives the illusion of fuller lashes.

3} Then you want to apply a white liner to your lower waterline to make your eyes look bigger and sweep a slightly darker shade right under you lower lash-line for dimension.

4} Now you want to apply your false lashes! Start by applying a thin layer of Duo Lash-glue to your false eyelashes. I like to blow on them for 10 seconds so they are not wet, but still tacky. Then I apply them starting at the inner lash line and pressing towards the outer. You want to make sure that you are pressing your false lashes into your lash bed in order for them to look the most natural.

5} Finish up your look by making your face look dewy and fresh.

 

Makeup I Used

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1} Pur Minerals Precision Point eyeliner to create a fabulous lash line.

2} Jouer Cosmetics Age Repairing Brightener for highlighting under the eyes.

3} Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow kit.

4} Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.

5} Japonesque eyeshadow in velvet touch.

6} Jouer Cosmetics Hydrating Lip gloss in Shell.

7} Jouer Cosmetics eyeshadow in pink champagne.

8} Ardell eyelashes #116.

 

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Will you rock some false eyelashes Kardashian style this fall 2014? Stay tuned for more makeup trends for fall!

 

Xo,

Kendra

note* Some of these products were given to me for PR purposes and some I bought. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

Fall 2014 Makeup Trends: Metallics

One of the major makeup trends for Fall 2014 is Metallic eyeshadow. This can be golds, silvers, and any other metal-looking eyeshadow. I love this trend for fall because it can be either just a touch of metallic with a pretty-pout or a full-blown-metallic eye with a more simple lip.

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This metallic eyeshadow trend also looks good on pretty much everyone if they are using the right metallic color. For instance, I wouldn’t recommend using a blue-ish silver on your eye if you struggle with dark circles. I would however say to use a gold shadow and possibly a white liner to make your eyes appear more awake.

Another great thing about the Metallic makeup trend is that most of us already have these eyeshadows in our makeup bags from a past season.

Random Thought: Is it just me or is there always a Metallic makeup trend?

Either way, I have always been a fan of Metallics. Let me show you an easy look for you to re-create at home so you can rock one of the hottest Fall 2014 Makeup Trends.

 

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Step 1} After basing your eye with an eyeshadow primer, apply a silver or pewter eyeshadow to your entire lower eyelid.

 Pro Tip: DO NOT sweep this color onto your lower eyelid unless you like the appearance of metallic shimmer under your entire eye. Use a patting motion to avoid this… like you are pressing it in instead of flinging the eyeshadow around.

Step 2} Blend out the eyeshadow into your crease with a blender brush and apply a white shimmery eyeshadow underneath the brow bone for highlighting.

Pro Tip: When blending with the blender brush, make sure to do small circular motions from the outer contour to the inner, and wipe off your brush before blending again.

3} With the same Metallic shade that was used on your upper eye-lid, sweep under the outer half of your lower-lash line and blend towards the center with the white shade.

 Pro Tip: Use a liner brush in order to really make this look flawless.

4} With a white liner, line your lower lash line, and apply your mascara.

That’s it!

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But Brows: Brows can either make or break any of the fall 2014 makeup trends. So make sure to check out my brow tutorial using Anastasia Beverly Hills.

 

What I Used

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1} Pur Minerals Galaxy lip gloss for some smoochie lips.

2} Josie Maran Beautiful Eyes Beautiful Smoke Eyeshadow Palette.

3} Flower Cosmetics creme blush in peach for my cheeks.

4} Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow palette for awesome eyebrows.

5} Jouer Cosmetics Age Repairing Brightener to brighten under-eye area.

6} Mally Volumizing Mascara.

Don’t forget to check out my book, 500 Makeup Looks, for sale right now and come back every day this week for more Fall 2014 Makeup Trends!

Xo,

Kendra

 

Note: Some of these products were given to me by PR Companies, some of them I bought. There are also affiliate links within this post. Clicking on these links help to support this site.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Fall 2014 Makeup Trend: Bold Eyeliner

 

If done well, wearing bold eyeliner as a fall 2014 makeup trend can actually look pretty amazing. But on the flip side, wearing bold eyeliner in the wrong way can turn out to be a makeup tragedy.

I think most of us went through the tragic eyeliner phase in middle school… but if you are still in that tragic stage while attempting to bust out a smoky eye with bold eyeliner, I am here to save you.

 

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Two things to remember: 1} a little bit of eyeliner can go a very long way and 2} be purposeful when applying it.  Don’t just slop it on your lash-line and hope for the best.

Now that you have those two tips in your makeup tool belt, let’s look at the fall 2014 makeup trend: bold eyeliner.

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1} Apply a neutral eyeshadow shade on your lower eyelid and blend it into the contour of your eye.  You can also sweep it right underneath your lower lash line.

 

2} Sweep a light shimmery shade right underneath your brow bone and into your tear-duct.

 

3} Next, use a black eyeliner and apply it really close to your upper and lower lash line, making sure to connect on the inside and outside corners.

 

4} With a black eyeshadow and an eyeliner brush, go over that line and soften it a bit.

 

5} Last, apply your mascara and some dewy-fresh face makeup that is soft in color.

 

 

Fall 2014 Bold Eyeliner Trend: Makeup Used

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1} Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Makeup Palette using the peach, bronze, and black eyeshadow shades.

2} Jane Iredale black eyeliner for lining your upper and lower water line.

3} Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer for contouring.

4} Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder to create the perfect eyebrows.

5} Jouer Cosmetics Lipstick in Meg for subtle lip color.

6} Jouer Cosmetics Age Repairing Brightener to brighten and highlight the under eye area.

7} Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara in Black for luscious lashes.

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Do you think you will rock this fall 2014 makeup trend? Who is a fan of bold eyeliner?

xo, Kendra

note* Some of these products were given to me from PR companies. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

5 Back to School Accessories for Teen Girls

 

Sponsored: Can you believe that back to school is right around the corner? That means your teen will not only need school supplies and clothes, but will most likely need some back to school accessories, like new kicks, backpacks, and of course, some nerd glasses (a major essential… *wink wink*).

What teen doesn’t want to look awesome that first day of school anyways?

Let’s be honest here- it’s a mini runway show every year.

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But just because your teen wants to look all up-to-date with the latest trends, it doesn’t mean it will empty your pocket book. Here are five back to school accessory trends for teens from rue21 that will make them look runway- I mean hallway- ready.

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Booties- Combat boots and other neutral colored Booties are a major back-to-school trend right now.  Booties are perfect for wearing with skinny jeans, skater dresses, shorts, jogger pants, and even overalls. Plus, they work for fall, winter, spring, and even summer. Having a good pair of booties are a good back-to-school style investment.

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Backpacks and Bags- No teen would want to carry the sad backpack that I had to rock as teen. Thankfully, there are some sweet backpack and school bag styles that are cool enough to wear, even after school. In fact, I want to wear one, too. Is that weird? Seriously though, they have floral, aztec, and chevron prints now… I only had one color and it was navy blue… and probably a hand-me-down.

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Jewelry- When is jewelry not in? For back-to-school accessories, it’s all about sweet watches, rings and midi rings, as well as long necklaces and stacked bracelets. Sounds like a lot, huh? Well, the cool thing about accessories is that they don’t have to be expensive at all and they can change the entire look of an outfit. Rue21 has some great accessory options at a low price.

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Headbands and Hats- Brimmed hats are not just for moms trying to avoid extra fine lines and wrinkles anymore- teens love brimmed hats, too. And, if their school allows them (some don’t), a back to school hat is a great way to get ready quick and not have to worry if your teen is pressed for time or is having a bad-hair-day-meltdown.

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Nerd Glasses- Is this just a west-coast, east-coast, and Austin, TX thing? Or are the rest of American teens getting in on this trend, as well? We are talking teen hipsters and preppy teens alike rocking nerd glasses that have NO prescription, to school. Well, maaaybe being the nerd in school is becoming not so nerdy anymore. I wish that were the case when I was in school… I was a choir nerd and I am not ashamed.

 

Get your teen some awesome back-to-school accessories and other fashion finds from rue21! You can check them out online or in-store.

 

note* This is a sponsored post with rue21. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

 

 

6 Makeup Trends for Fall 2014

I have 6 Makeup Trends for Fall 2014 with tutorials that you aren’t going to want to miss out on! Starting Tuesday, I am going to be doing a Fall Makeup Trends series for you to recreate, modify, or whatever you want. I love all of these makeup trends for Fall 2014 because they are, for the most part, easy for people to apply and wear.

Most of these Fall Makeup looks come from inspiring pictures from the Fall 2014 runway shows. Who’s ready to rock Makeup trends for Fall?

 

Bold Eyeliner

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Bold Eyeliner: You know when you were in middle school and you were just introduced to eyeliner? Yeah, that’s not the look I am talking about. This is a heavy liner look, but not in a creepy way. For this look, you want to focus your eyeliner on upper and lower lash-lines as well as your water line. It is a pretty smoky eye trend, so perhaps skip the red lipstick on this one.

 

Metallics

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Metallics: Using anything from gold to silver, and then anything in between, metal looking eye shadows are a major hit for Fall 2014 makeup looks.  You can wear them with a neutral lip or a bold lip depending on how dramatic you want to make your metallic eye look.

 

Lashes

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Lashes: We aren’t talking about a little mascara; we are talking false lashes with lots of mascara. With this fall makeup trend, your eyes will be the talk of the town. Who doesn’t want Kardashian looking lashes any ways?

 

Color Splash

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Color Splash: This eye-makeup trend really is just a splash of color. It’s not flaming-orange eye shadow all over your eyelid with pink liner and purple mascara. It’s smoky or simple eye design that has a pop of color incorporated into it. It’s really beautiful, well blended, and pretty fun.

 

Glowing Skin

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 Glowing Skin: I think the glowing-skin-trend is always on trend. But, it is especially on-trend for Fall 2014 Makeup Looks. In order to make this look absolutely stunning, you need to have the right product and the right makeup tools, like a beauty-blender and a really good highlighter.

 

 

Nearly Nude

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Nearly Nude: This is your no-makeup, make-up look. Basically, it’s just a really fresh-face that has little to no foundation, minimal eye makeup, and possibly a lip tint. Let me clarify though- this is not a I just woke up, threw my hair back, didn’t brush my teeth, but managed to slop on a bit of mascara, look. It’s actually a very polished look that, while minimal, is very purposeful with how it’s applied.

Stick around Citizens of Beauty for these 6 Makeup Trends for Fall 2014. If you don’t want to miss anything, make sure that you are subscribing to my emails, following me on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram!

 

Have a great day!

 

Xo,

Kendra

note* There are affiliate links within this post. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

Merle Norman Cosmetics Review

You know Merle Norman Cosmetics? You don’t have to think of it as your mom’s cosmetic line anymore… they are actually a cool brand and I am happily shocked. Check out the makeup that was sent to me (especially the lipstick); it’s so pretty! I even created a classy makeup look that I think would be perfect for the fall.

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First Impressions: Oh my gosh, that lipstick… that eyeliner!

 

 

 WIT AND WHIMSY  Eyeshadow Palette

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Brand Overview: The Wit and Whimsy has three gorgeous eyeshadow shades in Bare it All, Surely, and Stormy. This eyeshadow trio is a stunning mix of cool, blues and greys.

 

My Thoughts: I think what I loved most about the Merle Norman Wit and Whimsy Eyeshadow Palette was how creamy the shades were. All three applied perfectly and gave me a nice, classy eyeshadow look.

 

Price Tag: $20.00

 

Color Max Shadow in Plum Surprise 

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Brand Overview: Duo Chromatic pigments give you high intensity eyeshadows, while the pearlized powders create a dimensional effect. With only a single swipe, these eyeshadows will give you amazing color pay-off.

 

My Thoughts: It’s not as creamy as I thought it would be and I had to apply it wet in order to make it work.  I do think the size of the eyeshadow is a bonus, but probably not a re-purchase for me.

 

Price Tag: around $11.00

 

Merle Norman Soft Touch Eye Pencil

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Brand Overview: If you are looking for an award-winning eyeliner, this ultra creamy pencil is the one for you. Perfect for creating a smoldering-smoky eye, or to use as an eyeshadow base for an even further pop of color.

 

My Thoughts: I can definitely see why this is an award-winning eyeliner. It is super rich with color and glides on perfectly to make a seamless line or a smudged out smoky eye. It also stayed on throughout the day and didn’t slip and slide all over my eyelid in the Texas heat.

 

Creamy Lipcolor in Pinkerbell

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Brand Overview: This is a moisturizing peach lipstick that has an exclusive age-defying complex to increase water retention and diminish fine lines while giving full coverage.

 

My Thoughts: This is one of my favorite lip colors I have ever owned. It’s this beautiful peachy-pink lip color that is perfect for any season. It looks great with a natural look or a smoky eye. It’s a pretty functional lipstick that gives great color and is super moisturizing.

 

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Overall Thoughts and Opinions:

While not everything that was sent to me from Merle Norman cosmetics is going to be a re-purchase, I am obsessed with the lipstick and eyeliner.

 

Have you tried Merle Norman before?

 

Have you great day everyone!

 

Xo,

Kendra

 

Note* These products were given to me for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.

3 Dreamy Summer Fragrances

 There is something about summer fragrances that bring back memories of summers past. Maybe it’s sweet. Maybe it’s bittersweet. Either way, it’s incredible how impacting perfume can be with a memory… kind of like a melody.

Oh hey, that rhymed. Total accident… I am not that cool.

 

Nothing brings

To life

Again

A forgotten memory

Like fragrance

-Christopher Poindexter

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Finding good summer fragrances can be a daunting task, but it’s also apparently pretty important (since it’s associated with memories… melodies… and all). So, let me give you three suggestions that might help you out and save you from experiencing a sensory overload (and a possible migraine attack… ) from the perfume aisle.

Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume

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Brand Overview: Honey by Marc Jacobs is a sunny delicious floral – energetic and alluring, with a sparkling, golden touch. The perfect mix of brightness and warmth.

Notes: 

Top Note – Pear, Juicy Mandarin
Mid Note – Orange Blossom, Peach Nectar, Apricot, Honeysuckle
Base Note – Honey, Golden Vanilla, Smooth Woods

My Thoughts: Anything packaged in a bumble-bee inspired bottle like this has to be good. I’ve got to applaud Marc Jacobs on the perfume bottle design here- it’s spectacular (and I am sure he feels better now that he has my approval). What I noticed initially about this perfume was the citrus scent, but once it mingled with my skin, the vanilla and woodsy notes popped out and left this rich, but not overwhelming, floral fragrance.

Can also be found on fragrance.net

 

 Calvin Klein Eternity Summer

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Brand Overview: Fresh & lively, this floral aqueous fragrance begins with sparkling notes of mandarin and the crispness of bamboo leaves. Pear and watermelon lend a colorful juiciness to the sunny floral bouquet of neroli, peony, waterlily and lush gardenia, while the sheerness of soft musks and white woods bring a veil of pure sensuality.

 

Notes:

Top notes: pear, mandarin, watermelon, bamboo leaves

Mid notes: peony, water lily, gardenia, neroli

Base notes: soft musk, white woods

 

My Thoughts: What captures me the most when I spritz the Calvin Klein Eternity summer fragrance is the pear mixed with waterlily. Overall, this is a pretty floral smelling fragrance, but the fruity notes do pop out a lot.

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Escada Rockin’ Rio

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Brand Overview: Escada Rockin’ Rio is a fruity floral fragrance. It is sweet yet fresh and fruity with the combination of tropical Coconut and Pineapple.

 

Notes:

Top Notes: Tangerine, Papaya

Mid Notes: Sugar Cane, Peach

Base Notes: Sandalwood, soft Musk

 

My Thoughts: With the sweet smell of sugar cane mixed with all of the citrus notes, this definitely makes it on the list as a summer fragrance. My favorite part about the Escada Rockin’ Rio fragrance is the peach scent that seems to be most apparent when mingled with my skin. It’s a very refreshing fragrance that is perfect for summer days or nights.

Can also be found on Fragrance.net

 

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Are you looking for a new fragrance? Make sure to check out these three summer fragrances. But don’t blame me if you end up bringing them all home.

All of these summer fragrances can be found at a pretty price on fragrance.net.

Xo,

Kendra

 

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