8.29.2012

better than a BB cream: aveeno positively ageless correcting tinted moisturizer spf 30




Everyone has been so crazed over BB creams in the last year that I feel like we have forgotten about how amazing a great tinted moisturizer can be. Although I have tried several of the BB creams and they  do a pretty good job of giving coverage while also having (usually) some anti-aging properties to them, many of them also come with a somewhat ashy undertone color-wise. I also personally have dry skin, so the dry, airy consistency of many of them made my skin look dull. 

Not to mention the $60 price tag that comes with many of the top BB creams. 


(no flash and natural light)

So now that I have talked smack on BB creams, let me tell you about my new love: Aveeno Positively Ageless Corrective Tinted Moisturizer. The product shown above is the light to medium - I believe this comes in one other color that is a bit darker. This managed to work though for me throughout the summer as my skin changed from sadly pale to a tiny bit of color and even works if I use a fake tanning product

Aveeno Corrective Tinted Moisturizer not only covers flaws and hydrates, it also contains their patented Active Naturals Natural Shiitake Complex as well as vitamin C in order to improve skin's appearance over time. This product has a creamy consistency without being oily that goes on smoothly. I use it every morning after washing my face and find it to be hydrating enough that I don't need a moisturizer under it. And if that isn't enough to make you run to Target immediately to purchase it, Positively Ageless Corrective Tinted Moisturizer also has an SPF of 30 and is under $20.

It is like Aveeno is forcing you to have even, healthy, protected skin. 

This product was provided to me by the company. The container is 1.7oz and a little of this product goes a long way; I received this in May and have barely made a dent in it even though I use it every morning! Don't forget to apply to your neck and hands as well - aging occurs there too! 

8.11.2012

i know you've already heard, but essie vermillionaire is one of the greatest polishes on earth


So even though you can find 18,000 pictures of this truly amazing polish online, here is one more for you! 


This is, in my correct opinion, one of the most versatile polishes out there. In a lot of the pictures I have seen of it the color comes across as a lot more orange than I actually think that it looks on. It is hard to capture it in a picture and I think (after around 20 tries) that I finally was able to get a picture that shows this as a true orange-red coral. So pretty. I honestly reach for this color one out of every 3 times I paint my nails. Does that make sense? What I mean is I use it a TON. 

This color looks amazing on just about any skin tone and works for any season, just adding to its pure awesomeness. Essie polish also dries very quickly, so If I am getting ready to go out and not feeling very fancy this polish is a quick way to feel, well, more polished? 

I am wearing two coats of Essie Vermillionaire with Seche Vite base and top coat. Get it. You need it. 

8.08.2012

fall must-have: jeffrey campbell venice hidden wedge



I am not what you would ever refer to as "sporty"; I did catch some of the Olympics, but that was only to check out the Ralph Lauren uniforms that people were complaining about. I do, however, love jeans.  I get tired of the jean/boot combo, sometimes heels are not appropriate, I certainly am not going to sport Nikes if I am not going to the gym...so what the hell do you wear when trying to be somewhat casual but not boring, dressy without a heel, somewhat sporty without a (gasp) sneaker...? 

I suggest the Jeffrey Campbell Venice Hidden Wedge. This the sneaker that sneakers would make if they could make themselves. Right? Sneakers would want to be sleek looking, made of luxurious suede and at least three inches tall if they had a choice. The Venice Wedge is all of those things and comes in navy, tan, olive (shown above) and black. They retail for around $160, which is not bad at all considering most running shoes are around the same price and don't even make you look taller, WTF. 

I have seen these at Nordstom, Singer22 and Nasty Gal online, but grab them fast because they are having a hard time keeping them in stock!