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Oh boy! Summer is in full swing, guys. Can you believe that the temperature was 93ºF today and might even reach 97ºF on Sunday? #melting

Skincare and makeup picks for the past few weeks!

That’s why I’ve been testing a few new products to see if they’ll help me stay fresh and pimple-free even though the weather is crazy hot.

I’ve been using these for about two weeks now, and so far, I’ve been happy with the results. If you’re looking for beauty ideas and insights on how you can beat the heat this summer, keep reading! I’ll tell you how the products above (from Jane Iredale, NARS, Happy Skin, Elizabeth Arden, Shu Uemura, and ArtDeco) are helping me beat the heat.  Continue reading

Review: ArtDeco Perfect Color Lipstick

Here’s the lippie I used yesterday!

Art Deco Perfect Color Lipstick Strawberry Red 01, P650. It's from their Emilio De La Morena collection!

ArtDeco Perfect Color Lipstick Strawberry Red 01, P650. It’s from their Emilio De La Morena collection! I’m also using the ArtDeco Blush Couture (P995) here! It’s a teensy bit chalky, but I like the natural flush!

What surprised me about this lipstick is how firm it was when I glided it over my lips. I didn’t get a rich pigment. Instead, it was more jelly-like and a little more translucent. I actually liked the change in texture! You can still see a little bit of your skin peeking through, so your pout looks juicy and kissable—as if you applied a thick balm only without the glossy, slick feel.

But of course, I'm more partial to the glossy, slick feel! So I layered it over the Art Deco Lip Brilliance Gloss Strawberry Red 03, P795.

But of course, I’m more partial to the glossy, slick feel! So I layered it over the ArtDeco Lip Brilliance Gloss Strawberry Red 03, P795.

The gloss actually has more pigment and you only need a generous swipe to make a lip-popping impact. More swatches and see what this lipstick-lip gloss combo looks like on me after the jump! Continue reading

Today’s Nails

Today’s nails are brought to you by Deborah Lippmann’s Swagga Like Us, an Art Deco-inspired nail stencil by Konad, and I Do Nails Eastwood. ♥

 

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Graphics were added via nail stamping! It’s a cleaner, more precise way of doing nail art.