Lately, you can’t swing a dead cat around without hitting a new beauty product. I believe many products are just repackaged ,or reformulated so consumers are more inclined to take a second look. With that being said, I still come across the odd product that I’m dying to throw in my makeup case.Here’s a look at what I’m totally lusting after:

july current cravings

1.Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Brush Couture Set-$14.99 : If the vibrant colored handles aren’t enough,the fact that they feel like teddy bear tails should be. Five brushes in the set,and for just under fifteen dollars,they are nothing short of a steal! Available here

2.MAC Limited Edition(Tropical Taboo Color Collection) Cremesheen  Lip Glass in Calypso Beat-$20.00: MAC released four lip glosses with this collection,each more striking than the last. My favorite is the pale neutral peach shade Calypso Beat. Available here

3.Lorac Pro To Go Palate-$38.00:I’m not sure if I want it because it looks like the original gave birth to a cuter and more compact baby palate,or because the original is my all time favorite neutral palate.  Either way, from the moment I saw this I thought “oh your coming to live with me”. Available here

4.Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation-$42.00: This foundation isn’t new, I’ve just been longing to try it. After careful deliberation,and putting it in and out of my shopping cart twice, I’ve decided I should see what the fuss is about. Available here

5.Pinned Pretty Large Cosmetic Bag in Chevron-$21.50: These makeup bags are handmade and sold on Etsy,and can be sewn into just about any pattern. I love customizable options like adding vinyl lining, that way you can tailor it to your needs. Available here

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With summer in full bloom,I’ve been lusting for an array of dainty and whimsical floral patterns. If full on flower power is too much for you, go for a neutral palate and throw in one or two floral accessories to spice it up. My favorite way to wear this trend is by mixing floral prints with rough edgy pieces with studs,rugged denim,and rich leather.  If your bold enough to take this trend head on and try multiple floral prints , here’s a few tips on how to work these bountiful blossoms:

1. When mixing multiple floral prints,stay within the same color palate. This will give a more polished look,and prevent you from looking like you got dressed in the dark.

2.Mix small and large prints to emphasize your assets. If you want to down play your lower half,opt for a smaller print below your waist and a larger print up top, to put the focus where you want it.

3. Keep it simple. Don’t overwhelm your look by going too over the top,allow the print to be your statement piece. I like to follow the two big or three small rule when wearing patterns. Keep the print on no more than two large pieces(shirt,jacket,dress,handbag,or jeans)or three small pieces(jewelry,clutch,scarf,or shoes)and keep the rest of your look neutral.

4.Don’t wear the same print on top and bottom. A floral suit may look high fashion on the runway,but it looks like you raided your great aunts closet in real life.

Items pictured above :

1.French Terry Knit Floral pullover-$12.80 and can be purchased here.

2.Mossimo Supply Co.Blue Floral Backpack-$29.99 and can be purchased here.

3.Floral Peplum Skirt-$17.80 and can be purchased here

4.Gwen Combat Boots-$64.00 and can be purchased here

5.Baku Frill Front Swimsuit With Sierra Floral Print-190.06 and can be purchased here

6.Floral Heart Necklace-$2.80 and can be purchased here


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