My BEST Highlighter(s) of 2017

I’m obsessed….

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Both NARS Palette Swatches (Blanc de Sable & Bord de Plage 2017

…. and am very happy by the products that NARS has released in 2017, especially their highlighters.  The formula is on point with the two fabulous palettes that come out:  the Blanc de Sable & the Bord de Plage.

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NARS Blac de Sable & Bord de Plage

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NARS Amazing Highlighter Palettes

At first, I was not going to purchase either of them, then I saw the hype it was receiving by the beauty gurus saying OMG “the Blanc de Sable is next level in highlighting and that I need to need come out and set up camp with them down at the NARS head quarters”, lol.   This was back in February 2017, so of course, I went to the Sephora website put the NARS Blanc De Sable highlighter palette in my cart, pressed purchased and got my receipt.  

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NARS Blanc De Sable Highlighter

Honestly, when I first used it, I was not that impressed and thought “mehh, just another highlight”.  However, after playing with it for a while, I noticed I was reaching for this palette more and more.  I thought to myself one day “damn this is good” as I looked at myself in my mirror.

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NARS Highlighting Gorgeousness

It gave my cheeks that lil extra something, did not accent my cheek texture nor was it thick and chunky.  It applies very evenly, has a smooth finish, I can build it up from a soft finish to a more intense shine and stays on all day.  So of course, it soon became my most used highlighter and kick all my current highlighters to the curb.

Now, just as I was so sure I was not going to need another highlighter ever again, NARS released the Bord De Plage Highlighter & Bronzing Palette.  Well for peat sakes, there I am once again, heading over to the Sephora website, adding the palette to my cart, purchasing it and there I remain on the NARS highlighting train.  I’ve been on the NARS highlighting train for almost a year and I have no plans on jumping off yet.  Although, I have made some pit stops here and there but I’ve always returned on my original route to NARS head quarters.

The Bord De Plage palette released in July 2017 and has 4 highlighters and 2 bronzing shades.  Granted it has some already released shades and some newer shades, which does not bother me in the least.

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Bord de Plage Highlighter & Bronzer

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It’s the formula that I was after because it’s simply phenomenal.  Since I have set up camp here at NARS head quarters, I have noticed that the formula in both the Blanc De Sable and the Bord De Plage are very similar, if not exact.  I’m mean, WOW!  I’m not into checking ingredient list on products, my research is based on use of product.  Each day I wake up and feel anxious as I know I will using my fav palettes and will use one or both to highlight or bronze.  I then give a wave to the NARS staff and salute them for creating the best highlighters for 2017.

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I am very pleased with both palettes, my best highlighter for 2017, and I look forward to seeing what else NARS releases for 2018.

Beauty Native Style

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Michele Wang – My Newest YouTube Influencer

Michelle Wang

MICHELE WANG….

… is a phenomenal up and coming beauty influencer, in my opinion.  I started watching her when she had around 3,000 + subscribers (May/June2017).  Since I came across her channel back then, I feel that her channel has steadily grown, which is great.  Today, she is now has 8,732 subscribers and I feel that this steady growth is a good indicator that her channel will exceed 10,000 subscribers before her 1st Anniversary.

While I was watching one of her videos, she stated that she is a designer of hand-made knit wear.  So I went back to her video play list and found that she creates some beautiful, I mean beautiful, hand made knitted sweaters, shawls and other beautiful pieces.  If you want to go to her webpage called mishi2x designs to view some of the gorgeous pieces that she created, please follow the link above.  The video below titled “NYC Makeup Haul! Barneys + Sephora + Chanel and more!” looks like it would have been her first beauty products haul video.  Prior to this, she had already gained a following, as she showcased her knitting talent on her channel. WOW, I’m so impressed and I’m so glad that she is now lending some of her time to beauty.

Michele Wang said that she started making beauty videos back in February 2017 when she moved to Las Vegas from New York.  She brings a real warmth and freshness to the Youtube beauty community.  Her enthusiasm always shines through as she discusses each product.  I get the feeling that she knows the product well and that she knows what she likes.

It is very refreshing to see new beauty influencers that are taking pride in their video content and ensuring that they are releasing quality videos instead of quantity.  I would much rather view fewer videos from a creator, where I feel they took the time to research & use the products, instead of releasing uninformative boring videos more frequently.  Michelle keeps me coming back for more and I am really enjoying her “Top 5 Tuesdays” and recently her “Best of 2017” videos.

What I enjoy about Michelle’s videos is that the majority of her videos are on high-end makeup like Tom Ford Beauty, Chantecaille, Charlotte Tilbery, Pat McGrath, Victoria Beckham, LaMer, Surratt and so many more.  These are videos of products that I want to view and I’m glad that Michelle has filled this void.  Please go and show her some support and subscribe to her channel, you won’t regret it. 🙂

Thank you Michelle for making the decision to start your YouTube Channel and I wish you all the best for the 2018 year, here on your channel and with your knitting creations.

 

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Wicked Makeup Tutorial by Fancy Face

3D Blue Halo Smokey Eye Look…

Have you ever seen an eye look this gorgeous?  OMG, Tina, The Fancy Face, has really outdone herself with this makeup tutorial, in my opinion.  I have watched many of her makeup tutorials and i feel that she has done one heck of an amazing job creating this blue 3D smokey eye look.  Simply stunning.  I have watched many many many makeup tutorials by various beauty gurus on Youtube and have never come across a tutorial this fabulous and eye catching.  If you have not watched this video already, please take a minute and sit back and watch her work her magic and even if you have already watched it, watch it again.  I know I will, again and again.  WOW!

Please Subscribe to her channel, you won’t be disappointed.  She’s one a my favorite’s.  Bye for now.

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JEN LUVS REVIEWS

All About Jen…

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I don’t know how many of you ladies and gents are subscribed to Jen’s channel on Youtube?  If you are not, then you need to be.  She has a Youtube Channel called JEN LUV’S REVIEWS.  She has, as of today, 48,507 Youtube subscribers and if you ask me, this number should be higher. I have been watching Jen for some time now, I want to say 2 plus years, and I really enjoy the content of her videos.  She brings to us a wide range of makeup related topics like: Live Chats, Reviews, Favorites, Unboxing, Vlogs, Tutorials, and my favorite, the makeup news. The news series that I never miss, is her weekly “What’s Up In Makeup” news video’s.  Here she and her arsenal of knowledgeable reporters, yes she has a team of amazing people that assist her, bring us the weekly news on what’s new, what’s hot and what’s not from high end to more affordable makeup.  IT’S A GREAT SERIES, PLEASE GO AND WATCH HER VIDEO’S AND SUBSCRIBE TO HER CHANNEL, YOU WON’T REGRET IT.

Jen also has a GRWM series on Periscope, same handle, Jen Luvs Reviews.  Periscope is a new video streaming platform that enables you to “go live”via your mobile device anytime, anywhere.  I look forward to my morning makeup routine, as I get ready with Jen.  I usually catch the tail end of her stream, due to the 2 hours time difference, and then watch the replays.  She will also do makeup checkins at the end of the day and just before she starts her evening meal prep.  This is also fab.

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I can go on and on about Jen and how fab she is, so I’m encouraging you to go and find out for yourselves.  You can catch her on YOUTUBE, PERISCOPE, TWITTER, & FACEBOOK, all as JenLuvsReviews.twitter

 

 

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Thank you for stopping by and I’m happy to be back.  I would love to read your comments and hear what you have to say about lovely Jen.  Bye for now, until next time.

Beauty Native Style

 

CCosmetic Chaos Give Away!

Her Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Palette Give Away…

Looking for a give away to enter, check out CCosmetic Chaos’s YouTube Channel and her blog to enter.  Fabulous prizes to be won:

  
– Anastasia Beverly Hills Self Made Eyeshadow Palette

  • Benefit’s Real Cheeky Blush Palette

Check out her YouTube channel for giveaway details and even better, SUBSCRIBE to her channel, she’s amazingly fabulous. Good luck everyone…👍🏽

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Sephora’s VIB Sale!

OMG! Already?

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The following is my list of products that I will be picking up during this years VIB Sale:

Tarteist Clay Paint Liner

Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick

BOBBI BROWN’S Sequin Eye Shadow

BURBERRY’S Complete Eye Palette Mocha #2

BURBERRY’S Complete Eye Palette in Pink Taupe #07

YVES SAINT LAURENT – Black Opium

MURAD Skin Smoothing Polish

I think this will be enough for now, I will report back to let you all know what I managed to pick up during this sale.  I would love to pick up more but I better try and restrain myself a wee bit.  What about you guys, what do you plan and purchasing, let me know in the comments below, I would really appreciate it.  Bye for now, happy shopping.

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How Youtubers make Money

Have you ever wondered how you can make money being a Youtuber?

Tina has a YouTube Channel called “thefancyfaced” and I have just recently started watching her videos.  Here in this video Tina talks about the many different ways that money can be made through having a channel on YouTube.  I often wondered about how this done and Tina really explains the process well.  So, if you were planning on starting a channel or have a channel and want to know more about the details of how you can make money, then watch her video.  Even better subscribe to her channel and you won’t be disappointed, she’s a great YouTuber.  Anyway, hope this was of some interest to you.

PS.  Anyone know how to present a youtube video that shows the actual picture video and not just the link?  I noticed some of the videos I share her on my blog, show up with a picture and some only show up as the actual link… curious.

Until next time, take care and live, laugh and enjoy life to it’s fullest.

Beauty Native Style