Anastasia Beverly Hills & Buxom Cosmetics Review

Anastasia Beverly Hills and Buxom Cosmetics is what’s on the blog tonight readers! It’s a late one for me tonight so I may wrap this up in the morning. Most of you know my sister’s wedding is this upcoming Saturday (silent scream) and I was in need of the perfect color lipstick. Nothing too dark, nothing too bright, nothing too much. One trip to Sephora later, I have found the perfect shade.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick (Dusty Rose) 

img_0575

I’m a regular buyer of Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipsticks for good reason. Before I get into the color itself, I want to stress the fact how much I love this line for liquid lipsticks. One of my favorites, if not favorite. It was actually the first line I tried when I started wearing lipstick and I could not of picked a better brand to start with. It’s long-lasting, goes on easily/smoothly and it’s non drying, although I’ve read a lot of reviews out there saying this was a drying and flakey lipstick but so far I’ve experienced none of that. It’s also extremely affordable at twenty dollars per lipstick. Can’t go wrong!

Now, as for the color. Dusty Rose is what I chose this time. Undoubtedly my favorite color so far. I have found this color to be very similar to my natural lip color so it makes for the perfect everyday lip color with a slight pop that’s just enough to stand out. I was also told upon checking out from Sephora that Dusty Rose is one of the most popular colors from the Anastasia line and is actually pretty hard to find in stock. All in all, totally in love with this color!

img_0574

Dusty Rose swatch

Buxom Full On Lip Polish

img_0583

This is also a new product that I’ve never tried but I’ve always been a Buxom fan so I went for it. My thoughts? Well, this is tough. I like and then I don’t like. The woman at Sephora directed me to apply my regular liquid lipstick and then apply a layer of this lip polish. At first, it seemed a little much. It appeared to be almost too glossy for my liking. But because I’m me I couldn’t make up my mind  and obviously bought it to experiment more with it at home. To be honest, the reason I ended up buying it is because of the plumping factor. So BEYOND satisfied with how this gloss adds that extra plump to your lip but I’m just not sure about the gloss for everyday use. I’m a believer in less is more, especially when it comes to makeup. So tell me, based on my pictures below..polish or no polish?

Have any of you other makeup enthusiasts out there tried this lip polish before? What did you think!?

Goodnight ..

Xo, B

 

Burt’s Bees Restock

Happy Monday morning! I hope everyone has their coffee in hand and is ready to take on the week. I want to apologize for the lack of posts lately but its been a busy month. My sister’s wedding is now FIVE. DAYS. AWAY. So Crazy!!

This morning I’m talking Burt’s Bees. If you’re regular reader of my blog then you know I LOVE anything Burt’s Bees. I have nothing but all good things to say about any product from good old Burt’s Bees, especially their skin care products. I have become so obsessed with the amazing results from using Burt’s Bees products that I’ve taken on a whole regime of using nothing but Burt’s Bees on my skin, even down to using their foundation which is better known as BB cream. But any who, today I’m going to share a couple of my latest Burt’s Bees purchases.

img_0279

Burt’s Bees Radiance Body Lotion

img_0465

This was my first time purchasing this particular body lotion from Burt’s Bees and I will definitely be making it a regular purchase of mine from here on out when it comes to lotions. Before I began using this lotion, I was using the original body lotion from Burt’s Bees. While that did the job and moisterized my skin phenomenally, the Radiance Body Lotion seems to do just a bit more. It enhances your skin tone, like really! It adds an evening glow after just one use. It’s great for summer if you don’t tan easily. Your skin is left feeling soft and with a beautiful natural looking glow. The only downfall I will admit is that the lotion itself is rather thin so it doesn’t spread easily. Because of that I mainly use it on my arms and chest.

Burt’s Bees Extra Energizing Body Wash

img_0464

I have way too many good things to say about this body wash and could go on and on but I’ll make it short and sweet. It smells amazing. I absolutely love using this body wash first thing in the morning, its eye-opening. The citrus and ginger smell take over my bathroom when I’m using. It’s not drying and actually has a lot of lather to it. It’s also an energizing wash but in my opinion, leave that to the coffee.

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser

img_0467

Facial Cleansers is something I AM VERY PICKY about. I have very sensitive skin on my face so if I use the wrong products, my skin will definitely pay for it. For months now I’ve been using Burt’s Bees facial cleanser and this stuff is heavenly. My skin has never been more clear and an obvious but natural looking even skintone glow. It has a light clean smell to it, nothing over powering like most out there. My skin is left feeling clean and soft. And the best part like most cleansers and products from Burt’s Bees, it cleanses and removes makeup AT THE SAME TIME. I don’t know about you guys but that to me is the best part. I hate having to remove makeup first then wash my face. This does it all and it does it effectively. I use this product in the morning and at night.

Here is a list of all the Burt’s Bee’s products I use

  • Radiance Body Lotion
  • Intense Hydration Facial Cleanser
  • Sensative Facial Cleanser
  • Facial Cleansing Towelettes
  • Refining Tonic
  • Acne Solutions Toner
  • Extra Energizing Body Wash
  • Body Lotion with Cocoa Butter
  • BB Cream

 

Happy Monday!

Xo, B

Bach Party!

Good morning readers! As you know my sister is getting married soon. Like real soon, we are down to weeks now. This past weekend we celebrated her “last fling before the ring” and it was an amazing time. Because her bridal party is on the smaller side, we all decided it would be best if we simply had a fun girls night on the town. It could not of been a more better decision. From start to finish the laughs (and the drinks of course) did not stop. It’s on my bucket list to relive that night.

img_9947

The future Mrs

We went into Boston for the night.We had an 8:30 dinner reservation at Ocean Prime in the Seaport District. This restaurant exceeded all expectations. The food, the drinks, the service and the surprise complimentary cake and champagne at the end of dinner to celebrate my sister all made for a wonderful experience at this restaurant. Well done Ocean Prime..you the real MVP. Not too mention the bomb truffle mac n cheese. But any who, enough about food.

img_9955

Ocean Prime Boston

From there, us gals set out on the town…and the rest is history.

Picture time!!

 

Happy Tuesday!

Xo, B

Latest Obsession: White On White

A fashion obsession I never saw coming my way and I’m all about it lately. White on white. White pants, white shirt has been my go to summer style lately and I’m so in love with this trend. Frankly, I’m a little sad I picked up on this style so close to the end of summer because after Labor Day white pants are frowned upon in the fashion world. So I’m going to share the details from last nights white on white outfit and a few other white clothing favorites of mine.

Last nights OOTN details. 

img_9853

  • White J.Crew Capris
  • Lauren Conrad Floral Blouse 
  • Express Wedges

img_9957

I picked up this Lauren Conrad blouse on a complete whim. I had no idea how much I love LC’s clothing line. 

 

img_9684

AGAIN. I know I wear them WAY too much but I’m obsessed with these J.Crew white Capris.

 

 

To sum up, I think it’s safe to say anything white is my favorite summer style trend this summer. What are your favorite summer style trends!?

Xo, B

 

Cape Cod/Nantucket Getaway

Hi loves! Long time no talk but I’ve been on vacation and while I’m on vacation I (and my boyfriend) “unplug”. No phones, texts, emails, laptop, basically anything electronic. We just got back from Cape Cod and Nantucket. And like always Cape Cod never fails. So here are some pictures I wanted to share with you guys! Enjoy!!

img_9327

Poolside

img_9483

Harbor days are the best days

img_9478

img_9389

A diet does not exist when one is on vacation

img_9566

House Goals. Nantucket Island.

img_9558

Shout out to this crazy boyfriend of mine toting around my Tory Burch bag because it was hurting my shoulder

img_9474

Outfit. Torch Burch Flats, Tory Tote, J crew pants, Express Tank

img_9538

Brant Point Light. Nantucket Island.

img_9617

On island time

img_9364

img_9543

What diet?

img_9514

Tuck life

img_9755

Cape Cod. Jaw’s home.

img_9744

Nauset Beach

img_9781

img_9425

img_9486

Ferry Champs

img_9676

Pure deliciousness

img_9530

Nantucket Historic District

img_9616

TOMS make for the most comfortable shoes for Harbor walks

img_9690

img_9627

This lunch did not suck

img_9516

img_9626-1

A long island on the small island

img_9484

img_9682

Rainbow in the sky on our last night

img_9646

Outfit. Lululemon sweatshirt, Lululemon leggings, TOMS, Tory Burch Purse

img_9563

Love the quaintness of Nantucket

img_9663

 

Hope you enjoyed!

Xo, B