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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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.

Beauty Native Style

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

 

Tarababyz Houston Haul

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Here is another one of my favorite Youtube Beauty Guru’z.  This lady has one heck of an amazing makeup collection that she has purchased it all herself (as far as I know).  She doesn’t seem to receive tons of PR products to review and they are both high end and drug store products.  I absolutely love this lady and her zany character, her mini videos of life on the ranch and is living and loving life.  If you have not watched any of Tarababyz videos, please go over to her YouTube Channel and check out any one of her videos, they are all fabulous.  So with that, take care everyone and don’t forget to tell your sister that she is beautiful and makes the best arm candy… Toodles.

Beauty Native Style

April Empties!

Some Amazing Products and Some Not so Amazing

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My last empties blog post was on March 18th and since then I have used up quiet a few products.  Some I absolutely loved and will definitely be repurchasing and others I did care for and will not be repurchase.  I am going to list these products in no particular order and write why I liked or disliked each product.

1.  Gucci Guilty Perfume:  This is my 3rd bottle and will definitely be repurchasing.  This fragrance is simply empowering and I only seem to wear it when I know that that day is going to be fabulous and wearing this perfume will ensure that I get everything done with perfection.  I don’t know how to describe this scent but to say it has a floral sweet scent.  It’s awesome and I love it.

2.  Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume:  Another great fragrance. This is my second bottle and will be repurchasing for is delicate lady like scent.  It’s one of those perfumes that I wear almost everyday because of it’s soft floral scent that stays with me all day.  Absolutely yummy.  img_0079.jpg

3.  Tarte’s Pure Maracuja Oil:  I can’t believe this is my third bottle since last Fall 2014.  I purchased it to prepare my skin for the upcoming Winter season when my skin becomes more drier and needs help from the brutal Winters here in northern Alberta.  It gave my skin the extra moisture it needed and will continue to use until the warmer spring/summer months set in.  Highly recommend. tarte mar oil

4.  Colleen Rothschild’s Radiant Cleansing Balm:  I watched Nicole Guerriero’s April Beauty Favorites 2014 video where she talked about her favs for the month and when she talked about the Radiant Cleansing Balm I was intrigued and thought I need this cleansing balm in my life.  Shortly after watching this video I purchased three products from the Colleen Rothschild website: Moisturizing Cream, Night Cream and the Cleansing Balm.  I am still working on my Moisture Cream which I use sparingly as these products were pricey.  I just used the last bit of my cleansing balm last night and it lasted me almost a year, a little went a long way.  It literally MELTED my makeup off and left my skin feeling smooth and fully cleansed.  This product will be making into my 2015 favorites.  I will also be repurchasing very soon.  Colleen Rothschild

5. NARS Eyeshadow Base:  I have been using this product steady for the past month and not because I liked using it but because I was trying to use it up.  I have oily eyelids and I heard other people saying that this product helped their eyeshadow stay on longer without creasing.  Well it did not help me at all, maybe for a few hours.  Anyway, I used it up and will not be repurchasing.  I will stick with my UD eyelid anti aging primer.

6.    Loreal Voluminous Manga Blackest Black Mascara:  The brush applied the mascara evenly to my lashes and after a couple layers gave my lashes some nice volume and color.  Not so much lengthening but was good.  I like to use different mascaras and I don’t remain loyal to any particular brand.  Why? Mainly because their are so many mascaras out on the market and enjoy testing them out.  I stay away from the high end as the drugstore brands are just as good if not better.

7.  dr. Brandt’s Do Not Age Samples:  I received the Neck Firm Cream and the Triple Peptide Eye Cream as a Sephora sample a few months ago and found that I liked the results.  However, I like my current routine and will not be looking to purchase these products any time soon.  DNA

8.  Moroccan Oil Treatment:  I like using this product on the ends of my hair to keep it from drying out.  It keeps my hair nice and health and gives if a nice sheen throughout the day.  I will continue to purchase.

9.  Benefits’s Porefessional:  This was a small sample size I picked up while waiting in the Sephora checkout line.  I have since purchased a full size and love the way it smooth’s over my pores and hides them nicely.  Awesome product, recommend.

10.  Maybelline’s Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealor:  I am on my 4th tube and will continue to repurchase.  This is my favorite drug store concealor and my shade is light medium.  I love the twist up mechanism and the small brush applicator.

Well that wraps up this months empties, hope you enjoy one or two of these products and would love to hear your thoughts on any one of these products.

Playing with Makeup!

I had a great time playing with Makeup this past weekend.

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Every have one of those days when you just felt like playing with makeup?  That was me on Sunday.  I have been wanting to do something out of my comfort zone and this is what I came up with.

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This won’t be a long blog post, I did want to post my pics of the look I created and put it up today.  It’s late, 10:44pm and I’m here thinking about life and things that happen that are out of my control.  This past Sunday, I had one of those days where I just felt like checking out my “Everything Nice Palette” from Too Faced and my Colourpop Cheek blushes.

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So this is what the end result looked like.  Definitely, not a look that is office appropriate but more so for and evening out.  Anyway, it was fun and makeup play time is better with my granddaughter Fancy, she’s got an eye for the good stuff like my Charlotte Tilbury and March Jacob palettes… Good Taste.

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ColourPop?

What was I thinking?

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I’m not sure I knew what I was getting myself into when I went onto the Colourpop website and start snooping around.  I mean, where is all my self-control when it comes to just looking around a colorful website?  I knew I was in trouble when I clicked on this cute little quad called “Rebound”.  What sold me was the matte colors, gorgeous right?

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  I received my Colourpop order in the mail a couple of weeks ago and I have been preoccupied with everyday life to even give them a second thought or even give them a swatch.  I have not worn them yet, I like the shades and I like the weird texture.  Not used to my eyeshadows having this spongy type feel to them but “meehh”, I might as well check them out.

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Well I just wanted to come on my blog and post my pretties and see what you all think of them.  I will definitely give these darlings a whirl tomorrow!  Anyone out there enjoying them or really dislike them.. let me know in the comment section.  To each their own.

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Until next time, think positive and positive will always be around!
BEAUTY NATIVE STYLE