Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade Review!

I had seen a lot of tutorials using this product and loved the look it was giving, so I had to try it for myself!  The pomade comes in 5 colors....blonde, auburn, chocolate, dark brown, and ebony.  I chose dark brown for myself.  I do have blue black hair, but prefer to go a shade or two lighter for my brows to avoid them looking like they have been drawn in with a sharpie.  The rule of thumb is if you have dark hair go one to two shades lighter.  If you have light hair go one to two shades darker, but of course everyone likes their brows a certain way, so go with what works best for you.

Most beauty girls that I watch change their brow routines fairly often, and I have to say I have as well.  I find new techniques or products that I like and make changes.  My brow routine is completely different now than it was a year ago, and it shows!

Here is a pic of my old brows.....

Here is a pic of my brows now......

Now, I do recognize that my photography skills have greatly improved, but so have my brows and it is all because of this product.

I have very few holy grail products, but this is definitely one that I would not be able to live without!  It has completely changed my brow game.  In the photo about I used only the dip brow pomade and nothing else.  Sometimes I do use another product, it just depends on the look I am going for.  

I was a little concerned about working with a brow pomade, because I had never used a product like this.  Just let me say that a little goes a long way!  It has the consistency of a gel liner.  I use an angled brow brush to apply and brush through with a brow spooly.  This product does set, but I find that I have plenty of time to work with it, and yes, it is WATERPROOF!!  Hallelujah, no more looking in the mirror to find your brow is sliding off of your face!!

I think there is a bit of a learning curve with this product, and it will take a few times to really find your technique, simply because there isn't another product of its kind out there, but once you do, I am certain that you will be happy with the result.  You can find Anastasia Beverly Hills products at Ulta and Sephora.  It retails for $18, and does not come with an applicator.  Anastasia does sell a double ended brow brush and spooly in one if you are interested.  I have been using what I already have in my collection.  If you have been on the fence about this product, I hope my review helps.  If you would like to see my exact brow routine, please comment below and I will get that together for you!  I hope everyone has had a great weekend!!
                                                                                                                -XOXO Monique

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Nails Of The Week

Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant - 275 Wine Stain

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quote Of The Week

Accept who you are, and revel in it. - Mitch Albom "Tuesdays With Morrie"

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My August Favorites!!

This month is a variety of products.  I have beauty, lifestyle, and fashion items, because that's what I have been using the most of!

-  The Lorac Pro Palette:  This has quickly become my favorite palette that I own!  I have used it everyday that I have worn makeup.  If you are looking for a great, high quality palette, with shimmers and mattes, you should seriously consider this one!  If you would like to see my full review and looks, Click Here!

-  Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade:  This product has single handedly changed my brow routine.  It is essentially 3 products in one!  I used to use a pencil, shadow, and setting gel.  Now I only use the dip brow pomade.  This has quickly become a holy grail product for me.  It has a gel/mouse type of texture, so a little goes a long way.  It sets pretty quickly and once it does, it does not budge!!  It is also waterproof.  Have you ever seen someone whose eye brow is sliding or smudged down their face?  This will NOT happen with this product!  It comes in five colors...blonde, auburn, chocolate, dark brown, and ebony.  I use dark brown and it goes great with my blue black hair color.  I love this product so much that I have told all my beauty friends and family about it.  My mom recently bought it, and she loves it as well.

-  O.P.I. Nail Polish - Lincoln Park After Dark:  I love my dark polishes, and this is a new one for me.  OPI has a great, long lasting formula that doesn't disappoint.  This is a great fall/winter shade.  With these dark colors just make sure you have a clear base coat, otherwise you will get dark staining on your nails.

-  Apple Cider Vinegar:  This has actually been a life changer for me.  I take ACV twice a day, everyday.  To see my Health Tip Of The Week, and all of ACV's benefits Click Here!

-  Floral Fringe Kimono:  This is my very first kimono, and I love it!!  These have recently started trending, and I can see why.  They are lightweight, comfortable, a transition piece, and soooo cute!  I first saw this one on Target's website, and then found it in store.

-  Barnes & Noble Messenger Bag:  I wasn't out looking for a bag, but am so happy I stumbled upon it.  I had just purchased my husband the same type of bag at Men's Warehouse for $100, and he likes mine better!  I purchased it in gray and brown.  I have been carrying these so much, because my daily routine has changed, so I am away from my house a lot more.  I can carry my Mac Book, and iPad, along with my wallet, planner, notebook, magazines, etc.  It also has a slide pocket for your cellphone and pens.  There is also an inside zipper where I keep beauty essentials and stevia for my tea. On the outside of the back there is a large zipper.  I bought this for only $29.99!  If you have the Barnes & Noble rewards card, you will get an extra 10% off.

*The lining inside the gray bag is turquoise.

-  Harney & Sons GreenTea With Coconut, Ginger and Vanilla (green tea with a thai twist):  I ordered this tea at Starbucks one evening, and had to purchase a tin of it.  It is unlike anything I have tried or seen in the grocery stores.  It is light, yet flavorful.  I love to have this late morning/early afternoon if I need a few minute break in my routine.  It is more expensive than what you would buy at the grocery ($10.95 for 30), but definitely worth it for us tea lovers!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Quote Of The Week

"Never say I can't.  I have to tell you that it's not going to be easy.  Take every chance and every opportunity that you can.  Don't say I can't or I shouldn't or I'm too tired." - Joan Rivers