Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Stila CC Cream


Stila Cosmetics, $44

After so much hype for so long over BB creams, I was very intrigued when I saw Stila's new CC Cream. Of course, I had to try it, and now I really like this product. CC cream is supposed to go a step further than BB cream, incorporating skincare with color. What drew me to this product was it's color correcting promise... to help eliminate red undertones. It's greenish formula is a 'smart' product in that it blends in immediately and adapts to your skin color on contact. It looks very natural because it instantly becomes the same color as your skin as you smooth it on. (Go test a little on your wrist at Sephora -- you will see what I mean!). I've found it to be perfect for summer because when I'm outside a lot, I don't like wearing a heavier foundation. And although this is an oil-free product, it did tend to give me a bit of a shiny forehead, but after a bit of translucent setting powder I was good to go! If you like BB creams, you'll probably want to give this one a try.
 
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Chanel Le Vernis Summer : Cobalt, Mermaid, and Tangerine Nails

Rings on bottom: Judith Ripka, Elizabeth and James 

 I'm loving the new shades in Chanel's latest limited edition nail collection - all gorgeous shades for summer. My favorite is probably Bel-Argus, $27 which I'm wearing here. It's a metallic royal blue, which looks really striking on the nails. I love how this shade of blue looks so brilliant and rich. The touch of metallic is a nice change from the matte cobalt shades we've seen a lot of lately. I can't stop staring at my hands whenever I wear this color. Stunning.

Out of this collection, I'd say Lilis, $27, is probably my go-to color. Tangerine is still our "neutral" for the summer. It seriously goes with everything, so it's a great everyday shade. The fiery orange shade is sooo hot for lips (post soon to come) and nails right now. It looks great on all skin tones. This shade will not leave my toes this summer!


Finally, Azure, $27 is another gorgeous limited edition shade I am loving. It looks like a mermaid's fin. It's iridescent, so it reflects different colors depending on the lighting - reminds me of ocean waves, so I love it as a darker option for summer. I have literally never gotten as many compliments on a polish shade as I have on this one. Mary and I have always loved Chanel polish -- it's a little more on the expensive side but totally worth it since you are getting true 'fashion' shades that are very on-trend. People will notice these colors : ). Happy Wednesday! 




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