Saturday, January 31, 2015

Humble Beauty #14 {oldies & Valentines faves!}

I've been loving the Maybelline Eyestudio Quad in "Copper Chic" which is a shimmy quad, 
that I talked about in my last humble beauty opinion post
Then I saw this quad from lolalynnmitchell on instagram and the matte colors, 
I knew I needed to find it! 
Loving the highlight, still playing around with this quad

Speaking of mattes, I am LOVING this Sonia Kashuk "Eye On Neutral" palette from Target, 
it is AMAZING! I've been using it almost everyday! 

All my current eye make up routine is a mix of these guys: 

I LOVE the eye make up and brush that came in this month's ipsy bag!
I've been wearing them together and loving them 
{as seen this week in my black, blue, and fancy post}

I also got back on the PinchMe bandwagon, 
have not received my little box yet, but excited to try the body wash!

Something that I am In Search Of "ISO" is this Loreal polish in "Masked Affair"
as recommended by the YouTuber KathleenLights on instagram! SO PRETTY!
maybe I will purchase after my shopping ban 
{along with hair dye... getting some roots gurlll}
This month's empties & reviews:
Bath: "Cozy Nights" Target candle {MY FAVORITE} / Yankee Candle tea light candles- "Witches Brew" & "Christmas Cookie" / Glade "Cashmere Woods" candle- not a fave, will not repurchase / Be fine lip exfoliator- I enjoyed this but the packaging is TERRIBLE, no product comes out / Origins "High-Potency Night-A-Mins" cream- I enjoyed this, very rich / L'Occitane "Immortelle Precious Cream" nice moisturizer not nice enough for the $$ / St. Ive's Apricot Scrub- ABSOLUTLY HOLY GRAIL / fresh rose hydrating eye gel cream- smelled nice and I enjoyed the gel texture 

Beauty: Matrix Biolage- nice cream enjoyed it / fresh umbrain clay mattifying serum- was never sure how to use this but enjoyed it as a moisturizer type product / Clinique "Stay Matte Oil-free Makeup" I enjoyed this product would consider using it in the future but I have tons of foundations to get through / Jesse's Girl Liquid Eyeliner- I traded this over email from ipsy, it was nice for a few times but it leaked and dried up pretty quickly but I would probably try it again / Nivea Cocoa Butter- loved this will probably purchase it, I've been so ASHY lately / L'Oreal Pore Vanisher- nice but not my favorite / Dr.Jart+ BB Beauty Balm- I am enjoying this as like a light foundation
In anticipation for February & a month full of love, 
I wanted to share some of my favorite pink & red products!

Favorite Pinks
Makeup bag: Sephora {came with tons of samples!}
Nails: Essie "bachelorette bash" / Urban Outfitters "Pink Holo" / OPI "Rose of Light"
Lips: Wet n Wild "Mauve Outta Here" / NYC "Forever Fuchsia" / Loreal glossy balm "Pink Me Up" / Maybelline The Elixir "Fuchsia Flourish" / MAC "Candy Yum Yum" / MAC "Chatterbox" / Green "Hare Lipstick" changes to the "perfect pink" depending on your lips- via Ebay
Eye makeup: Wet n Wild "Standing My Camp-Ground" LOVE this pink shadow / Elizabeth Mott "All Over Shadow" brush via this month's ipsy bag
Pink highlighter: e.l.f. Baked Highlighter "Pink Diamonds"

I also wanted to share this pink eye makeup inspiration from Kelsey Kinsman on instagram:
soooo pretty!

Favorite Reds:
Nails: OPI "I'm Not Really a Waitress" / NickaK "NY139" / Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics "Black Dahlia" c/o Gypsy Warrior
Lips: Loreal "303 Rouge Allegro" / Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick "Cherries In The Snow" / Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm "Standout" / Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip stain "Romantic" / NYC "The Red Hots"
Blushes: Be A BombShell Cosmetics The One Stick in "Sunset" / Maybelline Dream Bouncy blush "Hot Tamale" - use both with the e.l.f. small stipple brush AMAZING for cream products! 
{BTW: 14 days of pink/red/love themed outfits coming your way too, starting tomorrow!}
One of my favorite times of the year to get dressed! 
After all pink is my favorite color!
Also- I have made it a WHOLE MONTH without purchasing A THING! 
No new makeup, no clothes, NOTHING! 
With February starting tomorrow, I am taking things very slow...
I have come to terms with the fact that I am a shopping addict 
{mainly due to the fact I've been binge watching Nurse Jackie lately...}
I am considering a $100 monthly budget for spending,
 I am still playing with continuing the No Shop New Year all together,
 but I do need hair dye & want the Jaclyn Hill Favorites Palette by Morphe Brushes
So lets play it by ear... but so far so good!
Check out my vintage finds: InTheLeopardCloset
Shop my closet: PoshMark

Friday, January 30, 2015

4 years blogging!

Can't believe I've been writing this blog for 4 years!
Still loving it and it feels good to be writing consistently these days!

HUGE shout out to my amazing friend/sister Michelle Amy Photography 
for shooting my anniversary pictures in Asbury Park, NJ!

What I Wore: glasses- Jean LaFont, lips- MAC "Candy Yum Yum", necklace- BaubleBar, dress- vintage, skirt- Jennifer Lopez for Kohls, stockings- Nicole Miller via DSW, heels- Christian Siriano for Payless {GREAT designs these days- check out my Pinterest page for my picks!}

Had a night out on the town in Hoboken, NJ for a company event with my big Amanda!

Loved the chain link walls and metallic details of The W hotel!
{ring- Forever 21}

This mural of the NYC sky line is amazing!

When you are up close the details are incredible! 
Nails and other metal items on a magnetic background- YES MAGNETIC! 

Such a fun night, 
Such a great 4 years, 
Thank you for reading Behind The Leopard Glasses, 
it is one of my favorite aspects of my life, 
writing this blog inspires me to record the little details 
and keep getting dressed even when life is handing me lots of lemons...
& Cheers to another year! 
On to the 5th!

Check out my vintage finds: InTheLeopardCloset
Shop my closet: PoshMark

Thursday, January 29, 2015

black, blue, and fancy

What I Wore: glasses- Warby Parker, eye makeup- gold: Pacifica "Treasure" / blue: BellaPierre "Whesek"  {loving this eye combo!} & blush: be a bombshell "The One Stick in Sunset" {also loving this with the elf small stipple brush} all three via ipsy, lips- Urban Decay "Sesso" lipgloss, necklace- BaubleBar, top- Lauren Conrad for Kohls, blazer- Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls, skirt- Ann Taylor Loft, stockings- hand me down from mom, flats- vintage via Plato's Closet

I love the scalloped bottom of this skirt, 
minus the pug hair + the amazing navy vintage stockings from my mom...

Beautiful sunset on this snowy day!

& a not so fancy night at the pool lifeguarding, 
at least the hubby is working with me!
Mix & Match Fashion
Check out my vintage finds: InTheLeopardCloset
Shop my closet: PoshMark

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Is it appropriate to wear a vest everyday to everything?

I hope so because I have been wearing a vest everyday to every occasion possible...

What I Wore: glasses- BonLook, lips- Revlon Just Bitten "Romantic", top- vintage, necklace- Charming Charlies, vest- Gap, jeans- Seven, flats- vintage 

Like to try this River Horse wort ice cream at the Bent Spoon in Princeton, NJ!

& a home brew party in Trenton!

Loved the spicy Saison!
& the amazing handmade taps! 

Loved this art piece in their house!
Must get a print! 
Looks like a dress but is power lines {love this style of industrial art!}
Check out my vintage finds: InTheLeopardCloset
Shop my closet: PoshMark