Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas !

Merry Christmas everyone!  Hope you all have a wonderful day! We will be back to the regularly scheduled program next week!  And I just want to say how greatful I am to each and every one of you who read my blog and support me with everything I do!!

City Styles

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Haul: High Ends Bits and Bops !

So I have recently picked up some bits and bops (yes, i said bits and bops) from Nordstroms, Saks, and Neimans.   I had gotten a gift card to Neimans since I had so many points on my debit card and went a little crazy!  Then I went to Saks and picked up one or two things and then of course I ordered a few things from Norstroms.  

I have wanted to try these two sprays from Oribe for such a long time!  I love dry shampoo so of course I had to try the Dry Texturizing Spray and lately I have been loving to curl my hair so I wanted to try the Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray to give my curls a bit my texture.  I have not been able to play with them yet so a review to come! 

I have longed to try a Diptyque Candle!  And since the holiday packaging is just so chic I had to pick one up!  I guess they were out of the scent I had wanted so they sent this Orange Chai one instead.  It smells amazing and I can't wait to burn it!

Oh Tom Ford!!! You have done it again!  You have all witnessed my obsession grow and grow with Tom Ford, and now I am in deep!  This Cheek Brush is amazing!!  It is as soft as a babies bottom and just so luxurious!  I now need every Tom Ford Brush ! 

Over the years I have heard such great things about Laura Mercier's hand creams, so when I saw this sampler on I had to pick it up!  This would be a great stocking stuffer for family and friends!! 

I love Chanel nail polish so I had to pick this color Magic up!  It came out during this years FNO along with another color called Cosmic.  Cosmic seems to be sold out everywhere!  I can't find it.  The Beauty Look Book did a great post on them and I had to have after seeing it! 

The last thing I picked up was the Burberry Taupe eyeshadow.  I only have one Burberry eyeshadow and I love it so I knew I had to pick up more.  I have only swatched this and I have already fallen in love!  I can't wait to use this in an eye look!

What bits and bops have you picked up lately ??

City Styles

Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide : BFF Edition !

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

I still have not figured out what I am getting my BFF's, have you ??  They might be getting something from this guide !! 

City Styles

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide : Girlfriend Edition !

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Santa is bringing me one of these special items this year and I am so excited !! 

City Styles 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide : Boyfriend Edition !

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 

One of these gifts my boyfriend bought for me and one of these I will be getting for my boyfriend.  Can you guess which is which ??

City Styles

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide : Parent Edition !

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

If you are like me, I never know what to get my parents!  Hope this gift guide helps out a bit!!

City Styles

Friday, December 6, 2013

New Burberry Goodies !!

So, I have been a bit obsessed with Burberry lately!  They have a new holiday collection with this gold packaging and it is to die for!!  I could not resist!  I picked up the Lip Mist in Trench Kiss and the Lip Glow also in Trench Kiss.  Unfortunately my Lip Glow is nowhere to be found.  I hop it pops up soon! 

I am not one for a nude lip, but I couldn't resist this packaging!  I do love this shade though.  I have never owned a Burberry Lip Mist before so I was very excited to get it.  It goes on so smooth and buttery.  It lasts for at least an hour or so, and I have to say I do love this shade.  It is nice and sheer, and almost looks like a gloss!

So then I was in Saks the other day and just happened to walk past the Burberry counter and the lady working told me to come sit down and she would do my makeup.  So I said sure why not.  Well 20 minutes later I walked out with a new foundation and a new base.  I picked up the Sheer Foundation in No. 1 Trench and the Fresh Glow in No. 2 Golden Radiance.  OMG this combo is just like the most amazing thing ever!! I was so amazed on how well it looked on my dry skin and how well it held up throughout the day.  Lets just say I am hooked!!  It doesn't cling to my dry patches and truly gives me a nice dewy look.  

What are your favorite Burberry products ??  

I just placed an order from Nordstrom's and Neiman's .. So a nice haul to come soon! 

City Styles

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New at the Drugstore: Revlon !

Revlon has recently released some new goodies.  And of course I had to have them.  I was most excited about the skin lights!  And I was not disappointed.  

Their new Parfumerie nail polish comes in a range of colors.  I particularly liked this Wintermint color.  It reminds me a bit of a Deborah Lippmann color too.  It goes on great.  Opaque in two coats, but I did aadd a third and smells like peppermint.  The smell wears off in a few hours, but I still love it anyway! 

I have always loved Revlon foundations.  I probably have tried all of them and have never really been disappointed.  So, of course, I had to try this and I love it!  It really works well with my dry skin.  It is a meduim coverage foundation that is buildable.  It is nice and dewy on the skin.  I love to mix this with the new skinlights.  It leaves me with a nice overall glow.  

I have not really dabled with the CC Cream yet.  I used it once and liked the coverage, but it was a bit too dark for me even though it isthe lightest shade.   I think this would be great for the summer time. 

Love!! These skinlights are great!  At the moment I only have this shade, but I will be picking up the more pinky one.  I have been mixing this with my foundation and its amazballs.  It gives the skin a nice glow.  And we all know my dry skin could use a pick me up. 

Lets just say I am not a fan for this concealer to be used under the eyes.  This is definitely a face concealer.  The consistency is very thick.  I am also on a fan of the applicator.  The concealer gets stuck and dries up. This is a thumbs down for me. 

cc cream - foundation - skinlight - concealer 

cc cream - foundation - skinlight - concealer 

Revlon also came out with these new Lacquer Balms.  They are similar to the other balm stains they came out with last year, except these have a more shiny, glossy texture to them.  They also don't seem to dry my lips out like the other ones did. 

Have you tried any of the new Revlon products?  What are your favorites?

City Styles 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Current Favorites {NOV. 2013}

I can't believe the year has come and almost gone already!!  It seems like just yesterday I was celebrating New Year's with the boyfriend.  Anywho, today I wanted to share some of my current favorites.  These are items I have been using on the daily and I LOVE!!!!

Diorskin BB Nude in Light - Love!!  I have been using this BB Cream for a while now and I just fall more in love with it with every use!  It matches me so well and has great coverage you can build up.

MUFE HD Primer - This is a recent favorite.  I have been very loyal to my Porefessional primer for so long, but in the winter I get so dry the Porefessional doesn't help me out one bit.  So, I was on the hunt for the perfect liquid primer and I found it.  It truly helps my foundation last all day long and I kind of really like the smell of it! 

Urban Decay B6 Spray - I got this mini sample recently and have been using it almost everyday.  It helps my face stay moisturized and I feel like my skin has been looking pretty good.  This spray has vitamins in it that help nourish the skin.

Dior Creme de Rose Balm - AMAZBALLS!!! This stuff is the bombdiggity!  I use this everyday and my lips look great!  I also love the rose smell.  This really helps my dry, chapped lips stay moisturized.

Hourglass Ambient Powder in Diffused - I am kind of disappointed I missed out on the Limited Edition palette, but it's ok, I guess.  I have been using this powder to set my concealer and highlight the center of my face.  This powder gives me great glowy skin without the shimmer.

Covergirl Super Thick Lash Mascara - I tried this on recommendation from Kristin Gehm and fell in love.  This a great mascara!  It gives me volume and a little bit of length.  Great for work days when I don't feel like going all out with my Armani mascara

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 15 - Daria told m I needed this and she was right!  This stuff is great!  It is very similar to the Nars concealer just a little less creamy, but works the same. It helps counter act any dark circles I have since it has a salmon undertone.  

Laura Mercier Lipgloss in Rose - To me this is the perfect lip!  It is kind of my lips but a whole lot better.  I have very pigmented lips so I love berryish shades.  And this is my favorite.  I keep it in my purse at all times. 

Maybelline Lipgloss in Raspberry Ablaze - I did a post recently on my favorite fall lipglosses and this one has really stood at to me.  It has given me the perfect vampy look without making me look to pale! 

What are your current favorites??

City Styles