August 11, 2015

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer + Perfector


I'm really excited to share two gorgeous beauty picks that I received by Yves Saint Laurent beauty from Influenster. I posted a sneak preview on my Instagram a week or so ago and have been eager to write up a review! Read on to find out more about my YSL treats!

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer


What is it?

The YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer is an illuminating and radiance boosting primer that blurs imperfections.

What exactly does it do?

The Blur Primer preps your skin for foundation application and creates a refined appearance, resulting in diminished pores a smoother skin texture, and more even skin tone. Touche Eclat Blur Primer is enriched with four nourishing oils to leave the skin feeling super soft and not the slightest bit greasy. The golden shimmer is added for even more luminosity!

Thoughts

With the product being non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types, including sensitives ones like mine, I was instantly excited to try it out. Upon initial application, it felt super light, smooth, and luxurious, and the results were immediate, providing a smooth, even texture and tone. I love the fact that it lights up my skin as well, providing that luminous glow that's so highly sought after! A little goes a long way, so this will definitely be a long-lived staple in my beauty routine.

YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector


What is it?

The YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector is just that - a perfector for your skin that helps retain a luminous glow.

What exactly does it do?

The Blur Perfector transforms from a smooth balm to a feathery-light powder upon application to immediately soften the skin's imperfections. It creates a transparent, subtle, rosy-glow effect on the skin, while evening out the complexion. Whether it's used alone as an allover perfector, to set makeup, or as a mattifying touch-up, it instantly minimizes the look of pores while retaining a gorgeous glow!

Thoughts

When I first saw the packaging, I immediately fell in love. It's so glamorous! I wasn't sure how my dry skin would look with a mattifying product, but I gave it a try anyways. Upon initial application to set my makeup, it definitely provided a matte look, so I would stray away from using it on my nose, as that's where I tend to get dry. Using it on my cheeks and forehead provided much better results. I'll be trying it on its own to see how that allover application looks and feels (and will update on my Twitter or Instagram).




All in all, I highly recommend both of the YSL Touche Eclat products for a smooth, even complexion. Again, it's suitable for all skin types, so it doesn't hurt to try, right?! If you've tried one/both of these before, I'd love to know your thoughts!

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*Disclaimer: I received these as complimentary items, being an Influenster.

August 4, 2015

Taylor Swift is a Bombshell in Vanity Fair


Is there anything Taylor Swift can't do? Hint: no need to answer that, because she pretty much slays at everything she tries. Whether or not she's getting some tips from her world-renowned girl squad filled with gorgeous models, Swift looks like a true pro on the cover of Vanity Fair. 


The singer and style icon appears on the latest September issue of the iconic magazine, and shows that you don't have to show skin to make headlines. For the black-and-white cover, Swift wore a tuxedo-style ensemble, complete with a white long-sleeved shirt and black blazer draped over her shoulders. She completed the look with black pants and a matching scarf tied around her neck. I'm usually pretty picky about menswear inspired looks, and I love the fact that this one has a flirty scarf on the neckline for an added feminine touch.


For the rest of the shoot, Tay rocks a sultry, Old Hollywood glam look, with retro, slicked-back curls, dark eyeliner, and "that red lip, classic, thing that [we] like." A behind-the-scenes video (watch it here!) from the shoot shows Taylor in a variety of outfits, including a gorgeous, sparkling gown as well as a plunging black dress with a sexy leg slit, to name a couple. We all know Taylor's main gig is music, but I wouldn't be surprised if she happened to delve more into modeling, as she certainly has the look for it!

photos via Vanity Fair

July 29, 2015

Pretty Purr-fect

There's really nothing greater to me while shopping than finding a kitty-adorned sweater, accessory, decor piece, necklace, pair of shoes, bag... or any item you can wear or show off, so long as it has a kitty on it. I can't help it - I'm obsessed with all things kitty and I always seem to freak out at the sight of anything that happens to be embellished with one! Here's a round-up of items I'm currently coveting, all kitty-approved and simply purr-fect. Meow!