what’s in my bag?

my bag

clearly i had a little fun at sephora today! after spending 2 hours in one of my favorite stores (and with the help of a lovely make-up specialist to teach me about the new MJB line!) , i left with an assortment of goodies to brighten, heighten and enhance! i thought i’d give my ladies a sneak peek of what’s currently in my beauty bag…

1. sephora brand, transparent brow gel – *for taming unruly eyebrows

2. benefit, high brow (lightening pencil) – *to add lift to your brow line and widen/brighten the look of your eye

3. marc jacobs beauty, bronzer – *contouring is essential and good bronzer is key!

4. smashbox, eye shadow palette in sepia – *3 shadows, sans-shimmer, for the perfect every day look

5. deborah lippmann, nail polish, “happy birthday” – *because you can never go wrong with glitter!

6. benefit, fake up (concealer) – *anti-crease concealer with staying power

happy saturday!

xo, b

Bashful Beauty

I’ve mentioned Alessandra Cosmetics before and now I’m bringing her back to wet your lips a little more. For the last few months, I have been using Alessandra Bashful Blush in Liliana and I absolutely adore it.

As a gal with pretty fair skin and freckles, Liliana is the perfect rosy-pink (with a splash of shimmer) to give me that fresh, radiant glow.  It actually kind of makes me want to break out into song, “I feel pretty, oh so pretty…”

Ok, enough of that. Back to the information you’re actually here for…

I’ll never forget my grandfather once told me I should use make-up with shimmer for my cheeks “like the movie stars do.” I was probably 14 when he said this…obviously I’ve been scarred for life…but he did have a point.

Shimmer adds radiance and who doesn’t want to be radiant (or a movie star, ha)? Therefore, Bashful Blush seems to be just the right fix, huh?

Bashful Blush comes in a petite compact case that makes it simple enough to just throw in my purse for on-the-go use. Oh, and I almost forgot, it comes with a stowaway mirror/brush AND it has SPF. Could this blush be any more perfect!?

This Bashful Blush gets your Girl on Top’s seal of approval.

Be sure to check out the other Alessandra Bashful Blushes here:

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Shimmer and Shine

Do you ever wonder how the stars get that perfectly rosy (and shimmery) cheek color for every award show?

Several years ago, my grandfather told me I should have shimmery cheeks “like all the movie stars.” And so my quest began.  Not too long after receiving my grandfather’s beauty advice, I found Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick. Now the stars might not use Bobbi Brown in particular to get that gorgeous glow, but, I can promise you, it definitely does the trick!

BB’s Shimmer Brick comes in Rose and Bronze to give you rosy or bronzed cheeks…duh!

However, the best part about the Shimmer Brick is that it can be used for many different purposes! Brush it on after your blush for a shimmery finish, actually use it as your blush or even try it out as an eyeshadow (look how many colors you have to work with there)!

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Never be shimmer-less again.

Pretty in Pink

OOOOOOOOOO-Glow. You heard me. O-Glow (and Gloss). This Smashbox product is a sure-fire hit. This “intuitive” lip-gloss (and blush) utilizes the Goji Berry-C Complex that reacts with your body heat to create a specialized shade of pink just for you. It’s magic!

Several years ago I found O-Glow (the blush), which I believe was Smashbox’s first product of the sort. Soon after they came out with O-Gloss and I was hooked. I literally go through a tube of this lip gloss every month. I absolutely love it!

It’s soothing, isn’t sticky, and has a great shine. Check. Check. And check.

Beauty doesn’t come cheap though, Ladies. O-Gloss will cost you $22 at any Sephora store.

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