Purchased and Reviewed: Marc Jacobs ReMARCable Full Cover Concealer

I’m so guilty of being a sucker for a designer. Especially when it comes in the form of a beauty product. Call me a victim but at least my face is swathed in luxury.

Anyway I recently purchased this MJ Beauty full cover concealer after swearing by the concealer pen. I was looking to replace my NYX Full Coverage concealer with something a little stronger and luxe. Although the NYX did the job I’ve started comparing it to other designer brands and it started looking and feeling to me like the kid you’re friends with in elementary school that smells like cheese and picks it’s nose constantly but you pretend you don’t notice because you don’t want to be an asshole. It started feeling like that.

It’s replacement – 

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Consistency – Creamy yet firm. Glides on smooth and is insanely easy to blend.

Coverage – Flawless. I’m not messing around here. The fact that it’s smooth and light feeling yet covers every single imperfection effortlessly is enough to justify a higher price point.

Packaging – I had to rave about it because it’s so sleek. I love the packaging on all MJ Beauty products. So chic. It comes in a glass pot with a screwable top. I swear it had nothing to do with the reasoning for purchase. Maybe a smidge. Like the smallest of a smidge.

Repeat Offender? Uh yes. Although I’m sure this’ll last me a significiant amount of time, this stuff actual does what it claims to do. I recommend this and the concealer/highlighter pens to a degree that I can’t put into words.

You’re welcome.

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Style Muse: Maja Wyh

This bish is the epitome of style. Sorry Olivia Palermo, god bless your fur encased heart but this here is my true style Queen.

I won’t lie, I have pictured myself in each and every single one of these outifts and I can see it. I can see that sh*t so crystal clear.

Maja Wyh is a German street style blogger and probably has no idea how inspirational her layers and layers, like, actual layers, have inspired fellow fashionistas and aspiring stylists. Me included. I actually haven’t really felt a close connection to any one style star’s wardrobe and fashion sense until this little gem’s. I can honestly say that oversizing, layering, using basics as staples and highlighting them with key pieces like a hot pair of shoes, a statement faux coat or bag is what I rely on for the day to day. Oh, I believe that she does too.

What really secured her a slot in my list of people I like to tolerate is the fact that she obviously has a bare worthy body underneath all those stacks of clothing yet she has the style sense and the knowledge that less is more. Or in this case, more is more. Just because you have a tiny waist, long toned legs, or a pair of boobs to make Kate Upton’s scramble away in shame doesn’t mean to have to showcase it to the public at large. Although appreciated in small doses, they’re best kept under wraps or brought out on a platter for more intimate moments. Of which I really don’t need to illustrate.

Anyway.

Sit down and soak this up because all you titty showing, ass bearing, ootd-ing  Instagram fashionistas need to take some pointers from this maven…

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Most images are courtesy of her website which I’ve included as a link to the right…

Definitely worth checking out for inspiration and for pure and simple style envy. Most of her pieces are shoppable, as she’s included details of each look in her posts. She thinks of everything. She’s practically omnipresent.

Oh and those Sigerson Morrison sandals she has incorporated into her soul? You can get them here –

http://www.sigersonmorrison.com/VACHAEL-p-20047-s-65254-col-319-cat.html#.U12EIvldWSo

xo

Reviewed: Trust Fund Beauty

Okay I’d like to start off by stating that anyone who gifts me with something, whether it’s a half torn stick of gum, a child’s drawing (not really, disfigured people and animals don’t mesh with my decor) or an actual gift that took equal parts thought, finesse and financial elements, can consider themselves at the top of my short list of people I like and happily associate with. The girls at Trust Fund Beauty are like, way up there right now. Really, their spot is secured for a considerable amount of time.

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The tongue in cheek savvy scientists over there recently gifted me with 4 polish shades of my choosing. A gift of my choice? True love.

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They are…

“What’s A Budget”

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“Lavish Life”

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“Just Talk to My Lawyer”

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“Money Buys Happiness”

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I was pleased to get 2 full bottles and a sample pack (either of which are available on their site). The sample pack idea is a genius idea if I do say so myself. Perfect for those who like to switch up their polish a few times a week and perfect for toting around too.

If putting each shade on a different nail wasn’t so Avril Lavigne circa well, her whole existence, I wouldn’t falter. Because it is, I’ve decided to try Lavish Life first with Money Buys Happiness on my toes.

Before I get to my review, can I describe how generous and b*tch friendly the HR team is? Stephanie and Samara just to name drop. Generous because well, they didn’t take my demands of 4 different colors lightly. And b*tch friendly because, honestly,  if someone rattled on and on about which colors they want and which shipping service they require I would literally send you sh*t in a parcel box. Really. Who are you? No one. Take a seat or 10. Therefore they are b*tch friendly, as so many females require the utmost concern and attention when it comes to their shopping needs. These girls are the platinum card to a girl with issues of neglect. And they’re cheeky. I live for cheeky. As long as it doesn’t come in the form of ass fat.

“Unlike some of your relationships we are non-toxic and cruelty free.”

Seriously. I can not hate that. Plus, it’s true.

They’re a self proclaimed Indie brand that boasts to bring out the spoiled little rich girl you know lives inside you.

As mentioned, they are cruelty and 5 free (free of formaldehyde, camphor, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, and toluene) as well as vegan.  I can barely wash dishes without the use of rubber gloves, so this aforementioned waste pretty much makes my stomach turn.

Their colors and collections are so witty. Celebutant, Heiress, Prenup and Scandal are few of many common rich b*tch regular occurrences.  I love the persona they’ve created as well as the selection of polishes. The come out with a collection 7 times a year and have a monthly color too. Oh, and if they run out of a shade you need, they’ll assist. Probably because most are seasonal or limited editions – in this case – if you come across one you love, do what I do and buy them out grab a few.

As for the formula? My absolute favorite, and I’m not just saying that in hopes of future gifting.

I like a polish that is buildable and smooth and this didn’t disappoint. I used 2 coats for the color I chose (lighter colors usually take a couple to a few coats) and the color was vibrant yet sheer and my favorite – had a gel like finish. The gel finish gives off a salon manicure type deal, without the cost, the inhaled toxins or the having to deal with Chatty f*cking Cathy’s nattering on their cell phones about past due child support payments while they’re getting their nails did. Really. I heard that one time.

Anyway, my verdict is pretty clear. Amazing. (I’ll keep you updated on how long it stays intact too, I just couldn’t wait to post).

If you’re looking for a luxe up and coming, animal adoring, toxic crap hating polish brand then this is it. Plus, how can you resist the packaging and persona? You might be more 2 Broke Girls than Shahs of Sunset but at least your nails won’t know the difference.

Blow your mind by clicking on the link to the right.

(I’ve added the link in my links section for ease for lazy clickers)

Happy Purchasing

xo

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Put It In The Bag: BaubleBar

I am loving big baubles right now. Especially when paired with my favorite go to – basics.

Nordstrom just debuted it’s new BaubleBar Spring 2014 collection and it’s pretty sweet considering it starts at $25…

I’ve never really been a fan of jewelery (my future husband just saved a shit ton of money – not really, I really like bags and shoes) but statement necklaces and rings are something I’m into lately…

Check out Nordstrom’s collection, I can’t wait to pick up a couple pieces to dress up my tees and tanks this Summer…

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Peacock Cluster Frontal Necklace (god that sounds dirty) $54 – I just placed an order for this one since it’s not available at my location.

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Gold Nonpareil Necklace $68

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Aztec Crystal Drop Earrings (they come in turquoise as pictured, clear and tangerine) $38

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Rosebud Frontal Necklace $52

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Crystal Drop Earrings $34

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Pendant Necklace $46

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Hinge Bracelet (comes in 5 different colors) $38

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Crystal Ray Collar Necklace (my favorite) $46

There’s so many more on Nordstrom’s site, these are just  a few of my favorites. As I mentioned, I like styling statement pieces with basics and simpler wardrobe items.

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