My Fall Fragrance Additions ($25 or less!)

Fall Fragrances by Distillery General, Otremier and Elizabeth & James

Although I’ve been a fragrance fan for years, I only really wore them when I was going out for an event or a date, or maybe to church. But now, I’m a fan of a daily fragrance. The first two fragrances came from my new favorite store, Anthropologie!

Eau de Toilette Vanille (1.6 oz, $18) is a pure vanilla scent that I wear non-stop. It’s like warm vanilla on a Fall day. It’s not overwhelming or super sweet.

Distillery General Eau De Parfum in Strawberry Vine is to die for.
The second is called Strawberry Vine (1.7 oz, $25) , and it’s described as “a charming fusion of red fruits, nutty essences and soothing amber vanilla”. No wonder I liked it so much! Go Be Lovely Rollerball in Coconut Mango is my next bet!

The third is a rollerball from Elizabeth and James (.34 oz/ $22) . I love warm, spicy scents, so this one didn’t dissapoint! I’d been spying this one for a couple months, and I finally added it to my dream team. It’s described as “an addictive blend of alluring violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla that strike the perfect balance between masculine and feminine”.

Here are a few of my favorites:

MAC Holiday Creamsheen and Dazzleglass Sets

As much as I love MAC’s pigment sets for holiday, I have to give credit to their cute little lipglass cousins. This year, MAC is doing Creamsheen and Dazzleglass combinations. I’m not totally sure that I’ll like this arrangement(yet), but I’ll have to play around and see. I’m a pretty big lipglass fan, so it’s slightly disappointing there are none in the mix. These sets are $35 each and are available for purchase at all MAC locations and online November 6th.

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MAC Holiday 2014 Pigment Sets

MAC Cosmetics just dropped a major beauty bomb on us. And by beauty bomb, I’m referring to the four absolutely beautiful pigment sets ($35) that are available this Holiday season! You can get these sets on November 6th at all MAC locations (unless noted).I’m going to tell you right now, I always splurge and purchase a few of these. They are the best bang for your buck, in my opinion, and there’s so much you can do with these little beauties!

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Nars Holiday Gift Sets 2014

Guess what October is? It’s two months before the holiday season! The collections are rolling into my inbox, and I’m sharing them as quickly as I can! Here are the gift sets that Nars Cosmetics is putting out for us. Select items are available November 1, 2014 at Department Store/Specialty, NARS boutiques, and www.narscosmetics.com.com.

 

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Read on to see the entire collection–you’ll definitely want these goodies on your holiday wish list!

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Erin’s Favorite Concealers, Part One

Erin's Favorite Concealers

Oh concealer. The product that helps us hide, highlight, contour and everything in between. While you can definitely get the same effects by using fuller coverage foundations, there’s something about the little containers that makes us feel more “confident”. Here’s a breakdown of some of my favorite concealers.

L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer

I bought the LA Girl Pro Conceal because I saw rave reviews on Youtube. You can get a container of this stuff for less than $5, and it comes in a wide array of colors. I like it because it’s definitely full coverage and very affordable. However, it’s on the bottom of my list today, because, let’s face it, you get what you pay for. When you compare it to higher end products, it definitely isn’t the best quality out there. But trust me, it does this job.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer

This Studio Finish Concealer ($19) one of those holy grail products. Much like the LA Colors Pro conceal mentioned above, this is a product you have to “warm up” and work with on the right skin textures to get maximum effects. I typically swirl a flat or domed brush onto the concealer to pick up the product, then apply it to my face. If I’m using it all over, I scoop a bit onto the back of my hand and rub it down a bit with my finger. This makes it super creamy. But let me say that this covers anything. In fact, this is the little sister of MAC’s Full Coverage foundation. Same product, smaller jar.

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

My goodness, my goodness. This Bobbi Brown concealer ($25) is lightweight, super creamy and crazy powerful. I once bought this in a kit that had a pressed powder and eye brightener in it. And when I realized that this was such a stellar product, I picked up another shade. This is top quality.

Make Up For Ever Full Cover

MUFE makes this fantastic lightweight concealer ($32) that works wonders. It goes on creamy, then dries down to a satiny, beautiful finish. When I think of multi-purpose makeup, I think of this. I’ll show you how to use it in this video.

Check out my favorites below: