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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tom Ford Beauty Haul

As a makeup junkie I'm ashamed (or perhaps I should be proud) to report I haven't in the past tried much of Tom Ford cosmetic items. I have bought a nail polish here and there but nothing else. So I decided to jump on the bandwagon and purchased three eyeshadow palettes and a nail polish. The palettes I picked up are Cognac Sable, Golden Mink, Cocoa Mirage and nail polish in the color Smoke Red. 

The nail polish is in the color Smoke Red. It was quite hard to get the camera to show this a true color but this is a very deep cream red with sort of a cranberry undertone. This will be perfect for Christmas. 

 Cognac Sable has a gorgeous shimmery peach, burned orange, red brown and a steal gray shade.

Golden Mink has a golden shade, a cool town brown and two glitters, one shimmery peach glitter and a gorgeous golden glitter. 

Cocoa Mirage is a stunning matte palette with a bone shade, cool tone brown, burgundy shade and a darker chocolate brown. 

I absolutely love these palettes and am so excited to start using them. The quality of these is amazing, they blend so well and are so pigmented. The price point of this is pretty high but the quality makes it worth it in my opinion. 

Butter London Old Blighty Polish

Yet another perfect color for Autumn, Butter London Old Blighty is a gorgeous creamy and rich red brick color with a brown undertone. I love that this isn't a pink based red but more of brown based because it makes it a bit more unique than most reds in the market and it looks quite sexy on the nails. Another big pointer for this polish is that this is a pretty good dupe for one of my all time favorite but discontinued Essie color in "crock the rock" which I have posted about several times on this blog because I absolutely love it. See below for both polishes side by side.

Love this color for Autumn. The application is really nice too. It takes two coats only for opaque results.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Butter London Brown Sugar Swatch

September marks the transition to more autumn colors for clothes, makeup and nail polish for me. The weather has already started to cool off and most stores have started to put out Halloween items which really excites because I absolutely love Autumn. The next few posts of the nails of the day are going to be some of my favorite fall polishes. I'm kicking off with one of my all time favorite fall and Christmas colors which is Butter London "Brown Sugar". Brown Sugar is a beautiful cranberry shade with gorgeous gold, silver and purple glitter. I also took a picture in direct sun light to capture the beauty of this color.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Amelia Island Vlog

Hi everyone,
I put together a weekly vlog while in Amelia and thought to share with you. Hope you enjoy.

Lots of love

Maine In September - Inspiring Autumn Pictures

I'm so excited it's September and Autumn is around the corner. Here are some pictures I took last September in Maine. Looking forward to Autumn bringing lots of hiking, festivals, lots of chai tea and pumpkin  spice late, colorful tree leaves and a lot more jogging outside.

Happy September. 
Lots of love

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Getting back into running long distance...and it feels good.

So after indulging quite a bit during vacation (just a few picks of the many indulging foods we had tsk tsk!!) it is time to get back into shape.

I absolutely love running and after taking a week off to relax and enjoy the beach I am back at it...this is a very sleepy me this morning at  am ish. I'm back at running 4-6 miles a day and doing a 10+ miles on Saturday. I ran my last marathon in Maine this May and now that Autumn is around the corner, I'm thinking about registering for another race soon.

I aslo absolutely love yoga especially hot yoga and it's something I try to do twice a week. The stretching helps loosen some of the tight muscles that are a result of running. Looking forward to posting about a new race soon.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Illamasqua lipstick in Obey - Swatches

As summer is nearing the end, I am reaching for some bright neon colors to enjoy before I swatch to darker berry shades. Illamasuqe Obey is a highly pigmented bright poppy orange shade.  The color is perfect for spring and summer and it makes me think of summer days on the beach enjoying lemonades and watermelon. 

The color is one of the most pigmented lipsticks I own. I tab my finger to apply this instead of applying it straight from the tube. I absolutely love this shade for spring and summer and if you're looking for a very bright poppy summer shade, this is the perfect one to pick up. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Davines NaturalTech Energizing Gel

This year I've decided to let my hair go more to its natural stage and I challenged myself not to use any heat or any products that contain silicones. Once I stopped using those products and heat, I noticed my hair was quite dry and damaged (masked by all the silicones and heat) so I knew the only solution to growing out strong healthy hair was to remove the damaged hair. So two weeks ago I went to my hair dresser and asked her to cut off all the dry damaged part. Here is a before and after pictures.

I'm now in the market to test out some products that would help my hair grow fast and healthier and one of the products recommended to me by my hair dresser is Davines Naturaltech Energizing gel. It comes in a tube and you're meant to massage it into your scalp to stimulate the scalp and provide nutrients to the scalp and hair.

Here are the active ingredients:
  • Beta-glucans - polysaccarides that boost the protection of the cells;
  • Caffeine phytoceuticals - stimulate the cellular methabolism and improve blood circulation;
  • Sirtuins - longevity proteins with a strong anti-oxidant action;

I've only just started using it so I will report back after 6 weeks in any results I've seen from it, but I'm hoping for quick hair growth and lucius hair.

Hope you all are having an amazing day. 

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