Thursday, April 24, 2014

Beauty Boo-Boo: Getting High on Lip Balm

Umm...yes.  This is a real thing. As a lip product junkie, I naturally freaked out when I discovered that teens across the country are literally getting high from Burt's Bees Lip Balm (a product I always have on me).

This stuff is a serious beauty staple, as far as I m concerned. The tinted balms add just the right amount of color, while moisturizing in an amazing way. I've yet to find other balms that work as well.

Unfortunately, people are now using the tingly lip balm in a new way. They call it "Beezin". It’s when you apply a light layer of the balm over your eyelids. Apparently, doing this adds to the experience of being drunk or high. Some also claim that it helps them stay alert.

This is honestly the most ridiculous thing I've heard of in a while.

Not only is the idea of "Beezin" stupid, it also comes with a bunch of potential health issues. The peppermint oil in the lip balm is a very strong irritant and can cause inflammation, redness, and swelling.  The eye is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Using anything near it, other than specific eye products, is crazy.

So, my lovely readers, stick to using lip balm on your lips. It's not called "lip balm" for nothing.

That is all.

[Story found on Elite Daily. Read more here.]

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Fabulous Orchid Makeup Set from Sephora!

According to everyone in the makeup world, orchid is the official color of the year--and I love it! Orchid is  flattering color for most skintones, and Sephora has oodles of products to help you embrace the trend.

If you want to try out a few products in this fabulous hue, I suggest buying the Sephora + Pantone Universe 
 Radiant Femme Artistry Set. It has everything you need to give the look a go.

This allover face and nail set contains:

  • Cosmetic Bag 
  • Liquid Face, Eye, and Body Luminizer 
  • Cream blush 
  • Liquid liner 
  • Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick 
  • 0.3 oz Nail Lacquer in Orchid Chrome 
  • Get-the-look beauty card 

Everything in the kit makes the orchid color super wearable, and the "get-the-look" guide is helpful for using the products in the best, and most flattering, way possible.

Each set is valued at $110, but is currently marked down to $75--a total bargain. So get in touch with your fab self and try the look for yourself!

If you don't want to go for the complete set, Sephora also sells a bunch of individual products in the same gorgeous orchid color.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Cutest LBD for Under $15!

Sometimes, Walmart really surprises me and comes up with an amazing garment. That's totally the case with their No Boundaries Sweetheart Neckline Dress.

Though the dress comes in a bunch of fun colors and patterns (the floral ones are adorable!), the black hue is my fave because it can literally be worn for any occasion.

It's also very flattering on any body type. I'm not sure if it's the case with every dress, but I did see a couple that look like they've got removable straps for those of you who want the option. The cut is simply superb. A sweetheart neckline is ultra feminine and always looks classy. Another plus--because the dress nips in at the natural waistline, then flares out into an a-line skirt, it gives the impression of an hourglass figure (which we all strive for!)

But the ultimate best part is the price.  Each dress is a mere $14.88.  A total steal as far as I'm concerned. Buy it in every color! That's my plan.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

I NEED These Sunglasses!

Sunglasses are a fabulous accessory to have. I've got about ten pairs myself. That's not much, compared to my mother's collection of about a million (I'm not kidding).

They not only protect your eyes from the sun, they also have the ability to look adorable and can even be the focal point of an outfit, rather than jewelry.

This pair of pink Rubberized Hearts Sunglasses from Pac Sun are calling my name. As a lover of sunglasses and a lover of all things heart-shaped and pink, these stylish shades were practically made for me!

They're also surprisingly versatile. You can easily wear them to the beach, or give a touch of whimsy to an LBD for a daytime event.

Each pair is $14.95.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Lancome GWP at Nordstrom!

Yay!! Nordstrom has the cutest gift with purchase from Lancome! I'm sure you all know how obsessed I am when stores offer up a fab GWP like this...I just can't help it. Who doesn't want a bag full of beauty delights?

And can we talk about the bag for a second? How adorable is it?! As I always say, you can never have enough makeup bags and this one is super cute and perfect for Spring.

All you have to do is spend $39.50 or more on Lancome products and you'll receive the gift for free. You can pick between three different sets: lift, smooth, and hydrate, all of which come with great products.

Personally, I'm loving the lift GWP myself. Here's what's included:
  • Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Excess Black (0.07 oz.)
  • Color Design Lipcolor in The New Pink (0.14 oz.)
  • Définicils Mascara in Black (0.07 oz.)
  • Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover (1.7 oz.)
  • Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Eye Cream (0.2 oz.)
  • Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Night Cream (0.5 oz.)
  • Pink Cosmetics Bag

Also, if you spend an additional $30, you get:

  • Flash Bronzer Tinted Self-Tanning Leg Gel (2 oz.)
  • Savon Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Cleansing Gel (2 oz.)
  • Juicy Tubes Smoothie Lip Gloss in Tickled Pink (0.33 oz.)
Pretty great set, right? If you're looking for products to buy so you can get the offer, check out the Jason Wu for Lancome collection. Love it!

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