Have you heard of Piper’s Perfumery? If not, you can be forgiven. Piper’s Perfumery is a new line that’s just come to the marketplace. Launching with a collection of 7 fragrance mists, each one has a great scent that is unique in their own way. Piper’s Perfumery wants to find a place in your fragrance collection. Piper’s Perfumery sent us the collection so we could share our thoughts.
I am a huge fan of the Nautical look. Anchors, bold stripes, red, white, blue, rope handles, even starfish and lobsters are all part of the classic trend. While lots of people put their bold stripes away come fall, I find that it’s a look that can easily be pulled off until the beginning of October.
Check out this super easy nautical anchor nail art look. With just a few strokes of nail polish, you can have something that looks really great! The nautical anchor nail art is easy enough for beginners, too.
I have never been one of those people that used a lot of drugstore makeup. I was under the impression that the budget items were sub par and mediocre quality.
There are lots of great drugstore items, though. New York Color is a line that has some great products that are easy on the pocketbook. Recently, the good folks at NYC sent me an assortment of their goodies.
First up is the HD Color Trio Eye Shadow in Blues Café. The colors were navy, camel, and an icy blue. There was decent saturation of the colors, and they wore well. They could have been a little creamier, but that may be a personal preference.
Sparkle Eye Dust in Aquamarine and a Taupe color. The Taupe shade doesn’t have a label, sorry. These are loose pigment in a lip gloss tube. They have a doe foot applicator, like a lip gloss. The pigment goes on nice and smooth, but you’ll probably want a primer. There was some fallout, but that’s almost to be expected from the loose pigment. You’d probably want to put some tissue under the eyes to help with the fallout when you’re first applying. The colors are very vivid, and I really like them.
Smooch Proof 16 Hour Lip Stain in Persistent Pink. These lip stains always remind me of a giant marker, and then I’m coloring my lips in with it. It’s a good soft pink shade, and absorbs quickly. Does it stay for 16 hours? I don’t think so, but I doubt anything does! It’s a very similar formulation to the Stain Stay Lip Stain from POP Beauty.
Big Bold Lip Gloss in Voluminous Peach and Big is Beautiful. This is the New York Color line of lip plumping glosses. Voluminous Peach is a gorgeous peachy-nude shade with a bit of shimmer. So pretty. Big is Beautiful is a clear gloss, to add extra shine to whatever you’re wearing. It had a very little bit of tingle, and wasn’t really sticky, either. These glosses come in pretty hefty sized tubes, too.
Most of the New York Color items are priced under $3. $3! At that price, even if it’s something that you’re not crazy about, it’s not a huge deal. The New York Color line can be found at mass retailers like Target and CVS.
We received several CVS beauty products to test out. All opinions are our own.
I kind of love beauty products. Well, I’ll admit it, there’s no kind of about it. I love beauty products. High end vs Department Store vs Drug Store vs Store Brand. How do you decide? CVS Pharmacy has released their own version of select top sellers from their stores. The good folks at CVS Pharmacy stores were kind enough to send us a few of their CVS beauty products to test-drive for ourselves.
I enlisted Clair, my awesome mom, to help me on this one. We’ll each share our thoughts about the items.
Wedding nails was inspired by Sally Hansen’s pale pink nail polishes. Editorial samples were received.
Your wedding makeup depends on so many other factors. What’s your style? What’s your wedding theme? Are you going pretty and elegant, or looking for a pop of color? Many brides choose to go with a neutral nail for their weddings. These two delicate pink shades from Sally Hansen are perfect for that natural wedding nails look.
I received an assortment of Kiss My Face soaps. All opinions are my own.
An old-school retro brand has introduced some new items that are thoroughly modern. Yep. Introducing Kiss my Face soap line Peace Soap! Even though they’re modern, these soaps continue to fall right in line with the Kiss My Face brand philosophy.
I was first introduced to Kiss My Face as a wee one by my crunchy granola parents. The brand has long been a fixture in our home. Recently, they introduced a line of all natural Castile soaps, called Peace Soaps that are available in four fresh scents. They are:
Retropical samples were provided for editorial purposes. All opinions are my own.
I am a huge fan of retro and vintage stuff. Retro design, old style makeup & cosmetics, vintage clothing, it’s all good! I mean, my first set of grown up furniture was a complete set of Mid Century Modern Teak furniture. I also love vivid colors. I always tell people I’m not afraid of color, and it’s sooo true.
That’s part of the reason that I was stoked about the new ReTropical line from Yves Rocher. I mean, It’s right in the title – retro and tropical. The good folks at Yves Rocher were kind enough to send me an assortment of the Retropical line to try out.
I’m a somewhat science-y person, although it normally leans more towards physical sciences rather than biological. Regardless, I love learning little trivia things. Did you know that your skin has a natural pH balance of 5.5. Yep, your skin should be slightly acidic. Who knew? Not me, that’s for sure. Lucky for us, the folks at Sebamed knew this. Not only did they know about the pH balance, they create their products specifically to be pH balanced.
Why is this important? A pH balance of 5.5 is part of what creates healthy skin. When it deviates from that, your skin can break down. This can lead to dry patches, oily skin, blemishes, and so much more. Sebamed deep cleanses your skin without stripping it. You know that tight feeling your skin gets sometimes? Not there with Sebamed.
Ways to save money on your wedding was inspired by a friend’s upcoming wedding. Style on Main received samples of some of the mentioned products.
Wedding season is upon us. Let’s face it; we can’t all have a budget that’s unlimited, right? While we all know how fantabulous the dress, the shoes, and the jewelry are, there are some places where you can save some cash. Here are a few ways to save on your wedding.
How to Make a Messy Bun was inspired by Hot Buns. All opinions and experiences are my own.
Having long hair has it’s benefits and it’s pitfalls. One of the benefits is that there’s so many ways to style it. One of the pitfalls is that it’s long, and hot, and heavy. Did I mention it gets hot and heavy?