The Perfect Pink Nail | Essie Expressie In The Time Zone

I’ve done it you guys. I have found the perfect pink nail color. It’s not too bright, it’s not too dark, not too white, not too neutral. It is just an opaque creamy pink, and it’s perf.

It’s Essie Expressie In The Time Zone. The color is a creamy pastel blue toned pink.

The Expressie line from Essie is a few years old; it’s supposed to be a quicker drying formula, and I think it is superior to the original Essie formula.

This shade is almost completely opaque in one coat, but I like to do two coats to make it look really nice. The brush on the Expressie polish is also thicker and so easy to apply.

This is my second or third bottle of this particular color, and I love it! If you are looking for a quick drying color, try this one out! I think you’ll love it too.

Thanks for reading xx

August Beauty Faves!

It is the end of August, and I have a bunch of beauty faves for you! I have a hair fave, a few skincare faves, and an accidental NARS dupe! Let’s get into it.

First off, the Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer. This is a product that you spray into the hair when it is wet, and it protects your hair from heat, and really softens the hair. It also de-frizzes, and protects hair from breakage. The smell of this is so good, it is sweet and kind of smells like candy, but not very strong. It is a nice smell that isn’t overpowering. I love this because my hair is so so soft when I use it. It is also a big bottle that lasts a long time. I love this.

Next up, the Garnier Soothing Facial Mist. This spray is actually soothing and smells like roses. I love to spray this on all the time throughout the day. It is so refreshing in the summer and just feels so good. It is not a setting spray, but will take away the powdery makeup look. It also says it is good for sensitive skin!

For skin, I have been using this Topicals Faded Brightening and Clearing Serum. This is for dark spots and uneven skin tone, which I definitely have. I have some dark sun spots and freckles underneath my eyes that I try to lighten, and I have been noticing that they are starting to lighten! This product doesn’t smell good, but the smell dissipates after awhile and I don’t mind it because of how well it is working for me. I use it daily.

I’ve got two lippie faves this month, and while I was swatching them, I noticed that they are verrrry similar. I love these Nars Afterglow Balms! This shade is Dolce Vita and is a very shiny, sheer, dusty rose color. It’s really good for a my-lips-but-better look. It is moisturizing and so nice!

Next to it is this L’Oréal Glow Paradise balm in Rose Mirage. These two products are exactly the same! Both are a dusty rose neutral color, and both are so shiny and moisturizing! I can’t believe how similar they are. This one is about $20 less than the NARS one.

Lastly, the Milk Makeup Highlight Stick in Lit. I love this champagne gold highlight, and I love that it is a stick! It goes on so smooth, doesn’t accentuate texture, and is just so easy. I like to put this in the inner corner of my eyes, and on top of my cheekbones. It’s gorg!

Here are the swatches.

Dolce Vita, Rose Mirage, Lit

See how similar the colors are?! I’d go for the L’Oréal one for sure.

I hope you liked these favorites!

What have you been loving this month?

xx Amy

Friday Fave | Winky Lux Confetti Balm

I love lip products that go on clear and color change. I have tried a bunch of them, but my favorite is this one by Winky Lux! This is the Confetti Balm in Lavender.

She’s a beauty!

I first saw this balm at Ulta with my daughter Allie, I took her to lunch and shopping after her 5th grade graduation this year. I told her she could pick out anything she wanted, and she picked this Winky Lux balm! She’s been using it a lot and she loves it, so she got me one for my birthday! I am so glad she did, because now I am hooked on it too!

It’s the packaging for me. The packaging for all of the Winky Lux products is so pretty and fancy. It comes in a little silver bullet, and is a sheer purple-y pink with different color sparkles inside. It’s just fun to look at!

Once you apply it to your lips, it changes with your pH to your “perfect color” which for me and Allie is just a really rosy pink color. The glitter doesn’t feel chunky or scratchy on your lips, and it is so moisturizing. It is just a tinted balm that is so easy to have for a little pick me up. It’s gorgeous!

Have you tried this lip balm?

Thanks for reading! xx

Naked 3 Mini Eye Palette | Review and Swatches

I have had this palette for awhile now, and I thought it would be a great time for me to review it for you. This is the perfect little neutral palette, and it has everything you need to create a fresh and pretty look! This is the Urban Decay Naked 3 Mini Palette.

This palette retails for $29 and is available at both Sephora and Ulta.

This is a mini palette, and comes with six different shades.

  • Glassy – light cream sheen
  • Public – peachy champagne gold shimmer
  • Laced Up – dusty rose matte
  • Stolen – mauve taupe shimmer
  • Right Time – grey purple matte
  • Spiced – deep charcoal grey

These shades are relatively cool, which I love and I prefer for my skintone. Here are the swatches.

I love the mix of shades in this palette. It has three shimmery shades with three matte shades. The shimmery shades don’t have chunky glitter on them, so I don’t get any fall out. The matte shades are pigmented and smooth.

I can use this palette for day or night, and every shade is usable! I use the shade spiced to smoke up any look and is also very good as liner. The shimmery shades are so pretty just all over the lid and in the inner corner highlight.

I absolutely love this palette and have been reaching for it everyday! It is so small, so it is perfect for travel. If you are looking for a new eyeshadow palette, check out this one!

Have you tried this palette?

Thanks for reading xx

A Lil Sephora Haul

My birthday was a few weeks ago, and I got a couple of gift cards! Of course, I couldn’t wait to go shopping! Here is what I picked up.

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Gloss in Fruitjuice

This is a lip oil that I have been wanting to try. The packaging is so cute and it smells really good. I wanted to try the shade fruitjuice, which is described as a neutral magenta. Here’s a swatch! It looks like a very sheer wash of berry on my lips. So gorg.

It Cosmetics CC Cream in the shade Fair Light

I have used this before, and I loved it. When I used it, there was a limited shade range and I couldn’t find a color to suit me. I decided to try this again because I saw more shades were added. I love that this has SPF 50, and I love the packaging with the pump. The finish is so nice too. Can’t wait to use this again.

Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask

This is my favorite hair mask. It smells glorious and it leaves my hair so soft and manageable. Every Amika product I have ever tried I have loved. I’m excited to have this again.

The Ordinary Lash and Brow Serum

This is a very affordable lash serum that I am so excited to try. I have previously used Revitalash and absolutely loved it, but it was very expensive. I am hoping to get the same results with this one!

Burberry Her Rollerball

I don’t ever buy full size perfume because I never use it all. I’m just not that into perfume. I do love to buy these rollerballs because I can put them in my purse. This scent smells so good- very fruity with jasmine, musk, and amber. It is very similar to Ariana Grande’s Cloud but more sophisticated.

Gisou Honey Infused Leave in Conditioner

This was a little freebie I chose. I have really been curious about this brand, the packaging is so cute and their products have great reviews, especially the hair oil. I love to use leave in treatments, so I’m excited to try this!

That’s everything I picked up from Sephora! Have you tried any of these products?

Thanks for reading xx

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