Lips & Shades + Blush








I thought I'd share some items I've been loving lately + why.

Dior, YSL + NARS Lipglosses
Lately I've been loving a light colored gloss. Ones that are more translucent in color and appropriate for work. I love my lipsticks, but because my lips have been dry (so dry) lip glosses have been my go-to. Three of my favorites are Dior's Lip Maximizer (plumping), YSL's Gloss Volupte (shimmering) and NARS Turkish Delight (made famous by Ms. Kim K). I've repurchased two of these and will definitely repurchase the third - these are tried and true!

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara
I featured this product on Monday here. I got in the full size version on Tuesday and it's just as wonderful as the sample. The reason I love this mascara so much? It's voluminous and lengthening while having a dryer formulation. Many times mascaras are very wet when they are new and it creates clumping and less separation of the lashes. Marc Jacobs formulation is very build able!

Karen Walker Number One Sunglasses
I purchased these sunglasses last year for 20% off during Shop Bop's sale. I've been wearing them non-stop and even sold some of my other shades I don't wear any more. I love the tortoise coloring, because they go with so much and work best with my skin tone. Plus, I feel like my pink aviators are much more of a "summer" pair, while these are great for the winter!

Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Palette
HUGE thanks to my beautiful girlfriends from back in Kentucky (& Charlotte) who surprised me Tuesday with this amazingggg palette for my birthday! I literally squealed, because I've been wanting it for so long, but could never justify spending the money. I've only had it for a day, but it's already a favorite. The pigmentation is fantastic and these powders look beautiful on the skin! The bronzer and the pink toned highlight are my top two.

The Body Shop Body Butter
Okay...I love TJ Maxx! I went into the store this past weekend for shower curtain hooks and saw so many amazing items. I was tempted to buy everything, but I put on my shopping blinders and told myself "no, no, no." I did, however, say "yes!" to this limited edition CHOCOLATE body butter from The Body Shop. This stuff will make you smell better than a candy bar. Plus, these are normally $20 when sold at full price and I got mine for $5.99!


I hope everyone stays safe today and the next couple days! Apparently the snowpocalypse is quickly approaching SW Virginia and we could get upwards of 30 inches...30 inches! I can't even imagine 30 inches of snow. Im pretty sure Heidi will disappear if I try to take her out - so this will be interesting. On the plus side, I'm planning on a snow day Friday and a lot of down time this weekend. Heidi and I are already in lazy mode as I type this watching the Parent Trap while eating donut holes (I know this is not part of my healthy resolution). Other than eating treats and catching up on sleep, I will be doing lots of cleaning & organizing and also working out at the gym (one of the best perks of my apartment building).

For those of you who don't have to fight people at the grocery store for water and snow shovels, I am oh. so. envious!

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