Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Urban Decay Lip Junkies

The Urban Decay Dangerous Palette I got for Monkey Day contained a miniature Lip Junkie lip gloss in Naked.  I liked the formula so much that I decided to buy a full size.  Naked is a pinky nude color with some iridescent shimmer.  It is very pretty, but I have been searching for a milky light pink gloss.

Lip junkies come in 16 different colors, and one of them happens to be a light milky pink called Peroxide.  The formula is fairly thick and minty smelling and tasting.  I know peppermint isn't the greatest ingredient for skin, but I love the glossiness and feeling of the junkie that I don't really care.

It is a heavy gloss, you aren't going to forget you are wearing it, but it feels like the moisture from the gloss is really held in by the heaviness.  Lip Junkies are $19.

Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Naked

Urban Decay Lip Junkie in Peroxide

Monday, January 21, 2013

If I had All the Money in the World

Here are what top my fantasy wish list:

Tom Ford Love Lust blush  $55      Pinky-peach with fine gold shimmer

Dolce & Gabanna The Lipstick Shine Lipstick in Love  $30      Light rosy pink with shimmer

Dior Cherie Bow Palette  $80      Soft grey and pink eyeshadow, black liner, and pink gloss housed in a bow shaped compact

Guerlain Meteorites  $58       Perfects the skin and make it look airbrushed

YSL Golden Gloss  in Golden Peony  $30      This looks so shimmery and pretty (especially in the tube!)

Chantecaille Palette of any kind or color  $78-98      They are all so beautiful in the compact I don't think I could ever bring myself to use any of them!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Color Combos to Try

Some makeup color combinations I want to try:
Emerald and orange
Pink and gold
Purple and orange
Green and navy blue
Gold and purple
Bronze and black

I've been inspired by makeup I've seen on various makeup artist website recently and have been pinning my favorite looks to my board "Pretty Makeup."

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Just a Few Favorite Blogs

I read an insane number of beauty blogs.  I like reading reviews, looking at makeup looks for ideas, seeing what is new and upcoming in the beauty world, etc.  These are just a handful of the blogs I read, and they are the ones I have been reading the longest.  They sort of got me hooked on beauty blog reading. news and reviews updated frequently in-depth reviews reviews, and she has really cute pics of her cat keeping up in what's new at the drugstore southern belle who likes high end stuff of cruelty-free brands and nice fotd (face of the day) pics reviews of the lastest products her daily makeup looks has great videos and tutorials eye makeup!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Skincare January Musts

Here are my lastest skincare must haves:

Josie Maran Argan Oil -- soothing and luxurious

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 -- lightweight but hydrating with high SPF

Clinique City Block Sheer oil-free Daily Face Protector SPF 25 -- sunscreen with a creamy base

Clarisonic brush -- good, fun exfoliation

Paula's Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment 5% AHA -- salicylic and glycolic acids, so it exfoliates on the surface of the skin as well as in the pores

Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Moisturizer -- chock full of antioxidants in a creamy formula

Retin-A -- anti-wrinkle and anti-acne!

Neutrogena makeup removing cleansing cloths -- for when I'm too lazy to wash my face properly

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Things I am Enjoying

Things I am enjoying:
Urban Decay's Dangerous palette -- the eyeshadows and the gloss in this set -- beautiful set for smokey eye and nude lip looks

Milani's Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar -- adds a natural warm glow to my skin

Maybelline's Full 'n' Soft mascara -- volumizing without crunchiness or clumping

Anastasia's Hydrafull glosses -- moisturizing and non-sticky

Eco Tools brushes -- so soft!

Things I want:
Milani Baked Blush in Corallina
Becca Radiant Skin Satin Foundation
Too Face Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush (purely for the packaging)
Sephora Jumbo Liner 12 Hour crayon in Green Shimmer

Things that look awesome:
Dior 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow in Rose Charmeuse (really anything from the Dior Cherie Bow spring collection)
Sephora and Pantone color of the year collection (I've only seen promo images)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Welcome to my blog

Hello all!  My name is Ingrid, I am 36, and I live in the Detroit area.  This is my new project... a little beauty blog, with maybe some lifestyle/jewelry/fashion/silliness thrown in for good measure.  I would like to post reviews, swatches, and beauty news, and probably other things as well.  I have a serious love for all things beauty including makeup, skincare, haircare, etc.  I used to work in the cosmetics industry (for about 5 years), but my interest in cosmetics started long before that. I think it started when my Aunt Martha would bring clinique bonus goodies with her whenever she visited.  I loved picking out a lipstick or a little bottle of yellow moisturizer from the box of samples.  Later, as a teenager, I started seeing a dermatologist for skin troubles, and decided skincare was important and rather interesting.  Since then I have collected a little knowledge and way too many products and would like to share.
Thanks for checking out my blog!