nars-velvet-lip-glide-reviewHey guys! Today’s video is a quick review and swatches of the new NARS Velvet Lip Glide. The new NARS Velvet Lip Glide is the perfect balance between a lipstick and lipgloss. Formulated with NARS’ Oil Infusion Complex, this hybrid lip color has the fluidity and ease of a gloss with the high-impact coverage and comfort of a lipstick. Each shade was named after iconic venues from the ‘70s — so fun!

Check out the video for a review and swatches of each shade.

My top shades are Bound, Danceteria, and No. 54 since they’re so beautiful. My least Stripped and Unlaced since they don’t look good on me.
The NARS Velvet Lip Glide is $26 and is available on and will be available at Sephora on October 1st. Subscribe for more beauty videos weekly:


Disclosures: links above are affiliate links and I was gifted this collection as a PR sample. All opinions are my own.

It’s pretty rare for NARS to release a product and for me not to fall in love. Such was the case with their new Sculpting Multiple Duo.
nars Sculpting Multiple Duo
Admittedly I’m kind of late to the NARS Multiple world. I have a few that I love but I’m not one to reach for creamy cheek products since I have extremely oily skin. I like something that’ll keep my face matte, feel me?

That said, the NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo ($39) are a new double-sided duo that sculpt, contour, and highlight your cheeks, lips, and eyes. With the promise of doing so much with just one product, what’s not to love? Especially during the summer where makeup is optional (yes, it’s still summer).

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nars Sculpting Multiple Duo swatch
Shades include:

  • Flamenco/Oahu
  • Hot Sand/Laguna
  • Copacabana/Sidari Beach

Available now at Sephora. Sample was provided for editorial consideration.

Some of you may know that earlier this year, I started working for The Estée Edit. I try not to talk too much about the products as I don’t want to come across as bias (plus there are some hits and misses) but I’m finding it hard to keep these guys a secret.
estee edit inside track eye kajal

Available in four different shades, the Estée Edit Inside Track Eye Kajals are dual-ended, unbelievably creamy, and easy to blend. My staple has been the Extreme Black/ Gunmetal combo because I love using the black on my waterline. I have very watery eyes so I don’t typically line my lower lashes/ waterline but these do not irritate and don’t tug making it super easy to apply.
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These have easily replaced my NARS Larger Than Life pencils. EASILY. The shades are perfectly paired so you can easily create an eye look with one pencil.
estee edit inside track eye kajal swatches
Since the product is so creamy, it has a tendency to smear all over the place so I’d highly recommend setting it with an eyeshadow (points to NARS as they don’t need to be set). This is the pencil I use when I’m going out (preferably dancing) and I know I’ll be getting in late (and quite frankly I don’t care what I look like). Also, I’d love to see more shades! Four isn’t enough (technically eight if you count the two different sides).
The Estee Edit Inside Track Eye Kajal

The Estee Edit Inside Track Eye Kajals

The Estée Edit Inside Track Eye Kajal is available at Sephora for $22.


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Pixi recently released a new product (Pixi Multibalm) which is a multiuse stick that features a crème-powder formula designed to be used on your cheek and lips. Infused with aloe vera, shea butter, and rose hip oil, the Multibalm is great for travel because you can add a flush to your cheek and a slight hint of color on your lips with one easy product.
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The product is super soft, non drying, and easy to blend with your fingers (no brush needed!). Great for those days where you want a no makeup, makeup day. There’s a total of five shades in the collection, available for $12 each.

pixi multibalm swatches

  • Sheer Sculpt: a soft cocoa that would be a good contouring product for those with lighter skin
  • Wild Rose: a dusky rose
  • Soft Strawberry: a brightly colored red that looks intense on the cheek so you may have to use a stippling brush to apply a light layer. It is a great lip color
  • Baby Petal: a nude color
  • Watermelon Veil: a vibrant pink

I’m giving away a full set (all five!) of the Pixi Multibalms to one lucky winner. Enter below for the chance to win. End 9/14/16 (est). Open to US & Canada only.

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Disclosure: I received samples for consideration

Layering my mascaras is something I’ve been doing for year. YEARS! My lashes are naturally curly so I tend to look for length and mega volume. Like Goldilocks before me, I’m always searching for just the right one (although I have to say I think I found it)
pixi beauty mascara
When I received this package from Pixi Beauty in the mail, I was pretty excited. Not only did it come at just the right time (I was in need of a new mascara) but they sent me options. Prior to this, I’ve never tried Pixi’s mascara offerings.

Below are the mascaras they sent me and a quick overview:
pixi beauty mascaras
Black Lacquer Lash Primer ($15) preps lashes to maximize volume. I used this and didn’t se a dramatic difference in my lashes.

Lengthy Fiber Mascara ($16) enhances & elongates lashes with fibers for a feathered, lush lash effect. I tried using this several times and hated it. To be fair, I’m not really a fan of fiber mascaras but I felt like this formula was too dry. The wand was literally tugging on my lashes and I did not see any lengthening on my lashes.

Lash Booster ($15) a do-it-all mascara that curls, defines, lengthens and thickens lashes. A good mascara but not great. It gives lashes a very natural look. Compared to other mascaras, like Maybelline’s Push Up Drama or the Lash Sensational, I don’t find myself reaching for this. I do like the blackened blue color as it’s an unexpected twist.

Lower Lash Mascara ($11) has a specialized slim brush with short bristles that coats lower & hard-to-reach small lashes. Oh how I wish I had prominent lower lashes!! The wand on this mascara is super small and great for separating the lower lashes. Since I don’t have lower lashes (or a lot of them), I use this mascara to reach the inner and hard to reach lashes. I also like to use this when I want to blend my false lashes with natural ones.

Do you need all of the above? No. I would recommend a cocktail of the Lash Booster and Lower Lash Mascara if you’re a fan of Pixi. If not, skip the Lash Booster and grab the Maybelline options to layer with the Lower Lash Mascara. Pixi by Petra is available at Target.


Products sent for editorial consideration.