Fizz, Pop, Clink!

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Not that we ever need an excuse, but I feel like this weekend is a great time to pop some bubbly! I’ll be  celebrating something big – I’m going back to school this fall, and my first day is Monday! I haven’t been in school in 6 years, and am so excited for this big change. I’ll still be working on the weekends, (because who could give up being a Sephora girl?) but with Fridays free and clear to focus solely on my kiddo.

What more appropriate way to celebrate than by dusting on Becca X Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop Cheek Palette?!

 

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Gerard Cosmetics has Star Power!

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A few weeks back, I reviewed the Gerard Cosmetics Hydra-Matte Liquid Lip Color I purchased, and I can honestly say that I’m just as obsessed with this highlighter!

 

With the contouring/strobing craze, highlighters are a dime a dozen nowadays. However, many are powdery, too sheer, have a weird undertone, or don’t stay on well – so finding a good one can still be a challenge.

 

I’m so glad I ordered this Star Powder in Grace, because I lucked out with the quality!

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Chieseled to Perfection with Anastasia Cream Contour Kits

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This contouring trend has been on a roll for a few years now, showing no signs of stopping. No matter how many professional makeup artists tell us it’s not a technique meant for everyday makeup, we’re not gonna listen, are we?

 

Because of this ‘more is more’ mentality that we see with each new contouring mini-tutorial on Instagram, I want to at least set the record straight when it comes to proper cream contouring technique.

 

Unless you’re a beauty guru and travel around with your lighting system, high-tech camera and photo/video editing technology on you at all times, chances are that you find it hard to translate the tutorials you see on YouTube into real life application. This is because when you step out of the perfect ambiance of a beauty ring light and into real-life, no-secrets daylight, you find that heavy cream contouring or using two foundation shades to sculpt your skin is not the most flattering application of makeup.

 

Fortunately, Anastasia’s Cream Contour Kits make shaping the face a breeze!

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Clinique Chubby Stick – Sculpting Highlight

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This evening, I sat down to write a review of February’s Play! box, when I realized that I promised you all a review of this highlighting stick during last month’s Play! review. Now, I shall deliver!

 

Chubby Sticks are a family of products made by Clinique that come in the form of – you guessed it – chubby sticks. The range includes lipsticks, eyeshadows, a foundation, and new for Spring, contour and highlighter sticks! I have the latter to share with you all today.

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary – How Does Your Garden Glow?

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Hey, lovely reader! Come join me on another trip to Dior’s Glowing Gardens.. You might remember that we visited back in January with Glowing Pink, but this time, we’ll be in the Nude!

That’s right, I’m talking about the other highlighter released as part of Dior’s Spring 2016 collection, called Glowing Nude.

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Glow, Baby, Glow!

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Disclaimer: I normally hate taking photos with flash, but I had to for the sake of those sparkles on the cover of the glow palette! Sorry for the poor quality (:

 

Slowly, more and more pieces of Anastasia Beverly Hills are starting to trickle into Sephora. I plan on snatching them up one by one! And I started with the new(ish) Glow Kit in Gleam.

You know, I think someone should start a rehab program for highlighter addicts. I’ve got it bad, and this palette is like crack for me!

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I’m Rocking Tom Ford Lately

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“I don’t pop Molly, I rock Tom Ford..” – so true, haha.

While in Austin, I visited a Tom Ford counter at Nordstrom, and saw this beauty sitting out on display front and center. I’ve played around with Tom Ford products at counters before, but to be totally honest, sticker shock and employee intimidation have always kept me from purchasing.

Every time I talk to the SA’s, I feel like they kind of think they’re humoring me. I don’t always look like the typical ‘luxury’ client, pushing a crazy toddler in a stroller with my day-two hair in a bun, but I still like to be treated well when I’m planning on dropping some serious dollars on their products.

 

This time was no different, but fortunately, I took the plunge anyway!

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As Good As Gold

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They say all that glitters is not gold, but this highlighter from Charlotte Tilbury sure is!

So from what I understand, this illuminator was released for holiday 2014 and was SO popular, that they brought it back for holiday 2015. Unfortunately, I missed it again, but I must have done something to get in the favor of the Makeup Gods, because I was able to score it a couple of weeks ago when it popped up again on Beautylish!

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Chanel Perles et Fantaisies

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It’s taken me a minute to write this review (and by a minute, I mean a few days, of course). It’s just.. I couldn’t touch it, you guys. This Chanel highlighter is SO BEAUTIFUL that I couldn’t bring myself to swatch it. How can I review it if I won’t use it?

But thankfully, I worked up the courage and can now present this one for your viewing pleasure!

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Take Me Away to Dior’s Glowing Gardens!

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Spring 2016 is a great season for makeup lovers, my friends! I’m so excited for several of the launches we’re seeing pop up everywhere.

 

Just like Guerlain’s holiday meteorites, Dior’s Nude Air Glowing Gardens illuminator in Glowing Pink is the product that I’ve been most excited for. So, instead of saving the best for last, I’ve decided to show it to you now! I have absolutely no restraint, it’s true.

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