Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
-Blee Inara Enamel Letter Mini Balls Necklace ($40) is available in black and white. Mine's black because I like black and gold.
-House of Harlow 1960 Sunburst Button Earrings ($30) add class to any outfit.
-Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flats ($225) are not the comfiest shoes I've owned but they're so classic and look very nice if you're going to wear flats. Definitely wait for a sale to purchase. You can get up to 25% off if you keep your eyes open.
-New Balance Custom 547 ($139) are the comfiest shoes I own. My husband bought these for me, and he customized them with Ravens colors. Everything about them is customizable, which is pretty cool. They're also made in the USA. And really I've never owned any shoes nearly as comfortable.
-Revlon Kissable Balm Stain ($8) in Crush has a lovely glossy texture and the color, a deep aubergine is gorgeous. If you're not going to sport vampy lips in the fall, then when are you? Just make sure you don't throw it in your purse loosey-goosey, because I did that and somehow the top came off and there was deep aubergine gloss stick on everything.
Posted by Specialkalle at 7:10 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Disclosure: Sample provided free of charge from a PR Company or brand for consideration. That did not change my opinion of those products. See disclosure for more info.
face candy grade: A
Posted by Specialkalle at 7:43 PM
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
face candy grade: A+
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Be sure to check out the Nailing Hollywood collection. Above are the Electric Gradient wraps designed by nail artist Madeline Poole. I went to high school with her and now she creates amazing nail designs for celebrities. For the 30% discount, use code "luckybreaks1" at checkout.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
No. 1 - Aloe Water Apricot - A modern addictive femininity. Sensual white woods & musk are grounded in florals and citrus.
Top notes: Ozone, Orange, Bergamot, Lemon
Middle notes: Aqua Lotus, Peony, Apricot, Tuberose
Base notes: Cashmere, White Wood, Musk
No. 2 - Tea Olive Lime - A green fragrance with a wink of intrigue. A trio of citrus stays bright-eyed over more subtle notes of tea.
Top notes: Lime, Mandarin, Orange
Middle notes: Osmanthus, Lime Blossom, Tea
Base notes: Vanilla, Orchid, Sandalwood
No. 3 - Coconut Fig Leaf - Exotic, unexpected, yet instantly yours. Violet paired with the fruity spice of fig and green coconut.
Top notes: Coconut, White Fig, Plum
Middle notes: Violet, Clover
Base notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Musk
My favorite is Tea Olive Lime, so I was happy to receive all of the body products. The scent is fresh and citrusy and the hint of tea is really what makes it special. I don't usually go for fruity fragrances, but I brought it on vacation with me and I love it. My husband commented he liked it too.
Each fragrance has a bar soap ($10), body wash ($18), body lotion ($22), body oil ($28), body creme ($28) and perfume ($18). My favorites of the mix were the body oil, perfume and body creme. I love oils in general and this one is rich in grapeseed and apricot kernel oil. It sinks into the skin and leaves a pretty sheen. I love the ease of the rollerball perfume, it's almost impossible to overdo it and its great for traveling or in your purse. The body creme comes in a huge glass container and has shea butter and glycerin. I think that the texture is more of a gel than a creme.
*Disclosure: All products provided by Caldrea via a Lucky Magazine contest I won.
Posted by Specialkalle at 8:20 PM
Monday, July 29, 2013
There are some points to consider; Brow Wiz is $3 less and available in a whopping 6 shades (last time I checked there were only 3). Both of them have capped spoolies on the opposite end. But here's why I am forever a convert to the Precision Brow Pencil. My makeup usually gets lost somewhere in my purse and ends up getting battered. Inevitably both caps on my Brow Wiz either broke or got lost. That caused the spoolie to get all kinds of hair and dust in it and the brown pencil ended up on all kinds of things. The cap on the Precision Brow Pencil spoolie is sturdier and has a nice click. It's survived a couple months loose in my purse. And since the tip is retractable, it doesn't end up anywhere it shouldn't! For me, this product is holy grail.
face candy grade: A+
Posted by Specialkalle at 5:11 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013
I used to be pretty nonchalant about sunscreen but as I'm approaching 30 I'm finally realizing its importance. Here is my routine when I'm at the beach and know I'm going to be exposed to a good amount of sun.
If you're looking for something similar, Laura Mercier just came out with a Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30/pa+++ Foundation Primer ($32). If you aren't familiar, she has many versions: Mineral, Radiance, Oil-Free, Hydrating and Regular. This one is an oil-free gel that protects with UVB/UVA SPF 30.
here. It's waterproof and evens skin tone nicely.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70 ($10.99). I love the mist, it makes it so easy to spray your back. I also read somewhere that it's what Victoria's Secret models get sprayed down with for the swimwear catalog to get their skin glowing. It's so easy to use, I love it.
In my bag, I pack Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 30 ($50). The light-weight mineral powder is sheer and provides instant broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. It comes in 6 shades and if you run out of powder, you can buy a refill or you can purchase it in a jar and use your own brush. This is available in SPF 30 and SPF 50.
You'd think with all this stuff on I'd never get sunburned, but it still happens.
Posted by Specialkalle at 2:15 AM
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Pale Barley is almost never in stock- I don't know if you can order it or not, and it's expensive at $29. It's a medium brown with golden shimmer. The shadow is super finely milled and so smooth it's almost creamy. It has become an everyday staple because it brings my eyes to life. I ordered some things from Jouer cosmetics and when I used the Powder Eyeshadow in Toffee ($20) I thought it was very similar to Pale Barley. It's not a perfect dupe, but it's close. Toffee's base is a bit deeper than Pale Barley's, so the color is buildable. Either way I like them both very much. If you sign up for Jouer's newsletter you get 50% off your first order, which is a pretty awesome deal. I took advantage of it and have lots more reviews to come. My promo code didn't work, so I emailed them and they gave me a new one.
Bottom line: If you can't wait to get your hands on Pale Barley, try Jouer's Toffee for $19 less.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
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-Hand Soap (2 fl. oz.)
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