Hi! I'm Asa and I have a personal style blog at Laceandpearlsblog.com. I love classic and girly pieces and am a jewelry fanatic. My favorite stores are J.Crew, J.Crew Factory, Club Monaco, Ann Taylor, and Nordstrom. I am obsessed with finding great products for oily skin (favorite skin care line is Kate Sommerville) and mascara that gives you voluptuous lashes (favorites are Too Face Better Than Sex, DiorShow, and YSL). I also love a good lipstick, favorite lipstick brands include Wet n Wild, Bite Beauty, and Bobbi Brown.
The Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink is hands down amazing! I love the soft pink color of Lover and the vibrant shade of Pioneer and can't wait to try more colors in the collection. The formula is great too, it applies like a liquid and dries matte within a couple of minutes, and stays on all day. I've worn this product to brunch and on several other occasions and guess what?! This lipstick will not leave any residue on your glass. Yeah, it's that good! I've even taken a mid day nap to have my pout still be flawless when I wake up. I'm seriously obsessed!
I am super picky when it comes to fragrances. I find most of them to be too strong. This one is the complete opposite. The packaging and scent are luxurious, and you only need one spray. I love the undertone of vanilla. Initially, it does come off on the stronger side but does dissipate after a while, lasting all day. This is a fragrance that I will continue to wear and repurchase once I run out.
The Lip Maestros lip gloss is richly pigmented and is like a lip whip for your lips. The velvety consistency is like nothing I’ve ever experienced, super hydrating and needs very little product to apply. The colors are beautiful but messy if you touch your lips/face. Be careful of your teeth and clothing. It will bleed. I received color 400 and 201. Both are gorgeous colors that I will wear all season long.
I received the Giorgio Armani products for free in exchange for my honest review.
This sponge gives you an airbrushed and flawless finish. You will literally question how you ever applied your makeup before using. Don't fall for those beauty dupes, they do not work the same. The beauty blender also makes a great gift.
I have tried a handfuls of primers, and nothing works as well on my oily skin. This product is good for all skin types. It reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines and leaves me with a matte finish. It also keeps my makeup on all day and reduces shine. This is the best primer I've found.
There is not a Kind bar that I don't love, but the nuts & fruit are my favorite. They are low in sugar and have a good balance of protein and fiber. They are great for throwing in a bag when on the go. I often eat mine with a side of fruit. I love how the ingredient list is small and ones that I know. Oh, and the taste is delicious. Definitely try to purchase these in bulk to save on cost.
I love this mascara! It’s very similar to YSL Babydoll Volume Effect Faux Cils Mascara. The formula is buildable and leaves your lashes looking full and soft without clumping. I would buy this again. It’s super effective for the price.
This product is good for everyday and works well for those with sensitive eyes or contacts. Your lashes won’t be voluptuous but will have a nice natural look. The formula does run so you will need to use a lash primer to avoid racoon eyes, especially if you like to wear mascara on your lower lashes.
This mascara, true to it’s name, provides you with “doll eyes,” but the volume is just ok. If you are looking for length this mascara does a good job. The texture is a bit sticky when applying coats so I recommend doing one eye at a time. It does flake a bit and is hard to remove at the end of the day. You’ll need eye makeup remover for this one.
This mascara has a unique brush that allows you to reach every inch of your lash. While the formula added length it didn’t do much on volume. I did like how it defined and separated my lashes. The product also worked great with contacts, no eye irritation here! The formula made my lashes appear sparse and thin. I would not purchase again.