Target Clearance L’Oreal Eye Quads

Hi Loves!  Today is a quick post/clearance haul.  I randomly scour websites like Target for clearance  makeup products.  I found these two quads, unfortunately only one is still available online but you might be able to find them in stores. I picked up the Color Riche Quads in #827 Sophisticated Angel and #560 Shopping Spree (still available!)   – both are fairly pigmented and super soft.   Continue reading

Purple Smokey Eye on Tuesday’s Treasures {Link-Up}

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Hi Lovelies!  Today’s post is part of a link up with Toria’s Treasures!  I met Toria in a facebook bloggers group and am excited to be part of her first link up.   Our first theme is “PURPLE”  – if you know me, you know that I love purple!
I couldn’t really decide what I wanted to do for purple but as I was packing for a trip coming up I came across one of my favorite eye quads – which has purple in it, and wanted to share with you a simple and subtle purple smokey eye.
I’m using L’Oreal’s  Colour Riche Smokey Eyes in 527 – Sultry Seductress. Continue reading

Weekend Mani ~Gray & Silver

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This week’s manicure is featuring a dark color that I love in the fall and another shatter nail in silver.  I’m late jumping on the shatter nail polish band wagon but I am in love with them!  The dark gray color is by L’Oreal in #570 Stroke of Midnight.  I really like the L’Oreal polishes and they last just as long as my OPI polish.

 

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Quick Look – Another Purple Look!

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This look is using one of my favorite eye shadow colors – Purple!  I love the way it looks with brown eyes.  I had discovered a shadow that I had never used.  Its a deep purple/plum color from Victoria’s Secret.  Its VS Luminous Eye Shadow in Divine.  I started with putting this over my lid. Next I took the L’Oreal #527 Sultry Seductress from the Colour Riche line and put the top taupe color into my crease and the champagne color along my brow bone.   I used the purple from the quad as eye liner and also put it along my bottom lashes and then topped it with some of the taupe to add more of a metallic effect.  Last – I finished it with mascara from Benefit’s They’re Real.

I really like how this one turned out and think it would be fun for a holiday party or even Halloween party.

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Fall Nails ~ Brown & Gold w/ Silver Glitter

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My weekend mani suffered a set back yesterday (Monday) my pointer finger nail had a couple of big chips in it.  It was driving me crazy.  Instead of re-doing that nail or taking off all of my other nails that were still fine, I decided to do an accent nail.  While organizing my nail polish stash over the weekend – I found this gold color that I’ve never used before and liked the idea of how it would pair with the dark brown.  Then added the silver chunky glitter top coat for a little extra sparkle!

 

Here’s what I used:

  • Brown: Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine in #08 Glossy
  • Gold: L’Oreal #580 – because you’re worth it
  • Silver Glitter: Sephora by OPI Jewlery Top Coat in Flurry Up

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Quick Look ~ Work Appropriate Eyes {tans}

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Today I wanted to share a quick post about a another favorite eye shadow quad that I am loving!  This is usually my go to for work – something simple but yet polished.  This look is from L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Line – New Essentials in #841 Because I Am Worth It.

I love the quality of these colors, you can keep them more shear or build it up for a slightly more dramatic look.

I started off with an eyeshadow primer (still working on using up VS Pro Primer).  And then swept the top shade across the lid, took the second color down for highlighting my brow bone, used the third color in the crease, and then used a damp liner brush and the bottom for a quick eyeliner.  Last I topped it off with Maybelline The Rocket mascara.

The eyeliner blends a little too well into the other shades so I might suggest using another liner instead if you want a truly lined eye but would look great with a chocolate brown eyeliner.

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Quick Look – Subtle Smokey Eyes

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Today I wanted to share a quick eye look from the weekend.  I was going out with friends and wanted to experiment with this eye shadow quad from L’Oreal Colour Riche in Sultry Suductress.  I’m sorry a couple pictures are blurred and I took them before I put on mascara!  I’ll work on that for next time I do one of these! I wanted to share the look – since it was casual t-shirt and shorts night out at a festival I didn’t want to go too dramatic but wanted to do something fun.  First I started with a primer – I’m currently using up Victorias Secret Pro Eye Shadow Primer. Next I used the top shade up to my crease. The second shade (champagne) along my brow bone and then put a little purple into the crease.  Lastly, I used a wet flat liner brush with the bottom graphite color to draw in my eyeliner.  When wet the graphite shade comes out almost black.   Since it looked a little harsh against the lid color I used a smudge brush to soften it a little.   Finishing touch was a couple coats of mascara.

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