My Skincare Secrets Revealed!

Great makeup application starts with skin care! I used to not value this fact until around 2 years ago. I’m spilling ALL of my secrets after struggling for years (and wasting money) to find all of the product I have to treat my concerns with my skin.

I used to hate skincare because I felt like nothing, NOTHING, ever worked. Even when applying make up I would still notice uneven texture and going without makeup (even to the grocery store) was an unbearable thought. One day at work this all changed when my friend, a cosmetics manager, forced me to sit in a chair and have a facial treatment. I started to feel pampered and special and thought I should always treat my skin well. So that day I decided to invest in Dr. Dennis Gross products  that I had never tried after hearing finally a pitch that made sense and was backed by ingredients aside from salicylic acid (the status quo of managing problematic skin). I was terrified and didn’t have high hopes since everything I tried produced lack-luster results.  Yet a few weeks I started to notice that this Dr. Dennis stuff actually works.

Last year I ventured into the Mario Badescu and started to fall in love with it. There is a variety of products that I’ve tried and that have made it into my daily routine giving me some good results. Also, it has a charming simplistic & hipster vibe; oh, and yes the price is good. Currently Dr. Dennis Gross and Mario Badescu products fuel my addiction to skin care.

All of my skin care secrets are for combination skin.My main concerns I had trouble finding products and a regiment to address before are the following: even tone & texture, even moisture distribution, improving hyper-pigmentation, managing breakouts, refining pores/pore reduction, deep pore cleansing, and preventing premature aging signs (in the past year).

 

PRODUCTS SHOWN:

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NYX Lip Lingerie NEW Release 2017

NYX is one of, if not, my absolute favorite affordable makeup brands. I’m always drawn to their vast selection in lipstick shades. THERE ARE SO MANY!

My latest go-to shade range for lip colors are nudes and moody/muted tones. I think they’re the most sexy and effortless on me. I love the shades offered in the NYX Lip Lingerie collection. You can find nudes and muted hues to create super on-trend makeup looks. NYX originally released this collection early 2016 and I purchased 5 colors alone last year. There was mixed reviews on the formula, but like most liquid matte lipsticks you need to initially take care of your lips.

This year I picked up 3 and it was so hard not to buy more. Side note, I have promised myself that this years I would be a responsible spender and not buy every single thing on impulse. So back to the lipsticks, I purchased the 3 that I know I would wear and adore.

The colors I purchased are: Seduction, Cashmere Silk, and Cabaret Show. Seduction is my favorite! I also recommend After Hours, Bustier, and French Maid, especially for deeper skin tones. Check out my swatches and review in the video below and shop the collection at Ulta Beauty here.

Divatress Affordable Wig Review Pt 1

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I don’t hide my love for affordable wigs, in fact I celebrate it proudly. I’ve been wearing synthetic lace front wigs for a little over a year and have reviewed a ton in different styles, lengths, and hair colors. I have been able to satisfy my desire to be versatile without breaking the bank or damaging my hair by wearing wigs.

Divatress.com sent me a unit to review and I was overjoyed. Before I speak on the wig, let me reassure you that this site has a TON of affordable wig options, so check them out here.

The first wig I reviewed on my YouTube Channel is the  Isis Brown Sugar Lace Front Wig BS219 and you can shop the wig here. I’ve included my list of pros, cons, and styling tips and please watch my un-boxing and try-on as well below.

Pros:

  1. Price is $40 super affordable
  2. Color on the wig is amazing and perfectly blended
  3. The wig shape is an angled bob with flattering layers.
  4. The lace on this wig is super soft and blends well!
  5. Did not have to pluck the part at all. Sometimes the part is too dense and has to be plucked with tweezers.
  6. Large head friendly!

Con:

  1. I wish the back of the wig was denser.
  2. The curls fell easy when I picked them apart by hand.
  3. This wig doesn’t state being heat friendly and says that the hair blend is called human hair style-mix; very confusing.

Styling Tips:

  1. I picked out the curls to achieve more volume and desired texture.
  2. I also sheared the side bang so it will lay perfectly.
  3. I added my concealer to the part to define it more

 

Blush Pink Duster & OTK Boots

img_1666Duster: boohoo.com | White T-Shirt: Target | Shorts: Nordstrom similar here | Boots: Steve Madden similar here | Bag/Mini Backpack: Zara | Sunglasses: Saint Laurent SL57 | Necklace: HRH Collection | Earrings: CZ hoop earrings similar here 

I am so excited to be writing an outfit post and it’s well overdue! Recently in December I was craving to find a blush pink duster! So I know you may be wondering why I had the immediate urge to find this item…

Dusters are perfect and so in right now regardless of the climate you live in. Most silhouettes are available is light-weight fabrications. A duster is super sleek and elevates your style.

This shade of pink is EVERYTHING and is my power color (when I wear it, it’s an immediate confidence booster). This shade of pink is like a pseudo-neutral and can work with a multitude of skin tones and wardrobe needs. If you’re like me and love white, black, and gray you can pop this color into your closet  and easily fall in love.

The one I’m wearing is from boohoo.com and is under $40! My exact style has sold out but there are soooo many options on boohoo.com here. I did experience a delay in receiving my items in the states since this retailer is based in the UK. Nevertheless, the items I purchased were beautiful in person for such a good price.

These OTK (over the knee) boots I snagged last year from Nordstrom and they are designer dupes! This style isn’t available but here is pair that is similar and $100.Other pieces I styled in my look are from my closet; they are a combinations of older pieces and new 🙂

Photo taken by @kingandrales  check him out on Instagram for some fashion inspiration too ❤

Fall Favorites Tag 2016

Which season do you look forward to the most? For me it’s Fall. There’s not one single thing I dislike about Fall and that’s hard for a picky girl like me. The change in the air brings something alive within me each year, and I can’t help but smile about it. To be honest it’s probably the caffeine that kicks in after the iced pumpkin spiced latte, but oh heck who knows?!?! Speaking of those iced pumpkin spiced lattes, a cult favorite… Fall is full of year-after-year favorites for me that I had to share!

I had so much fun creating this video and sharing my seasonal favorites. I hope you enjoy this and get to know me a little bit more. Don’t forget to let me know some of your favorites too! Below will be shopping links in case you see something that you want to buy. Stop by my YouTube channel and subscribe too l so you will never miss out on weekly videos 🙂

xoxo A

 

Shop my featured items below:
Bath & Bodyworks Mahogany Teakwood Candle
Diptyque Baies Candle http://go.magik.ly/ml/2e5s/
Sephora Always Red http://go.magik.ly/ml/2e5t/
MAC Fever Blush http://go.magik.ly/ml/2e5q/
Topshop Camo Jacket http://go.magik.ly/ml/1rq3/
Rhianna Rogue Fragrance http://go.magik.ly/ml/2e5u/
Steve Madden Edit http://go.magik.ly/ml/2e5m/

Fall Favorites List
Favorite fall candle, favorite fall lip color, favorite fall drink, favorite fall blush, favorite fall clothing item, favorite fall movie, favorite fall TV show, favorite thanksgiving food, favorite Halloween costume, favorite fall activity, favorite fall fragrance, favorite fall shoe, favorite fall accessory, favorite fall hair style.

CONNECT WITH ME
INSTAGRAM: @lipstickandanissa
E-MAIL: lipstickandanissapromo@gmail.com

This video is not sponsored

Say YES to Non-Touring!

Non-touring, yet another beauty trend?!?! I know beauty trends are everywhere and if you live a jammed-packed life you may not be able to keep up. I’m here to tell you to slow down and try this one trend. Why? To put it simply, non-touring is a game-changer that you can do daily. Oh, and yes, how can I forget… IT’S WAAAY EASY! In the video below I’m showing you how to get this look step-by-step and I promise you will feel fresh & fab!  Under the video are all of the products that I used so you can shop and enjoy 🙂

 

PRODUCTS USED:
Laura Mercier Moisturizer http://go.magik.ly/ml/2ao4/
Mario Badescu Facial Spray http://go.magik.ly/r/lipstickan/28eed/
Laura Mercier Blemish-less primer http://go.magik.ly/ml/2ao5/
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer “Walnut” http://go.magik.ly/ml/2ao1/
NYX Liquid Illuminator in “Gleam” http://bit.ly/2emWtrx
NARS Dual Intensity Blush Palette http://go.magik.ly/ml/2aoa/
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator “Addiction” http://go.magik.ly/ml/2ao2/
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop http://go.magik.ly/ml/2aoe/
Lancome Definicils Mascara http://go.magik.ly/ml/1l4r/
NARS Audacious Mascara http://go.magik.ly/ml/2aod/
Laura Mercier Lip Glace “Baby Doll” http://go.magik.ly/ml/2aob/
NARS Velvet Lip Glide “Unspeakable” http://go.magik.ly/ml/2aoc/
WHAT I’M WEARING
Free People Star Choker (ON SALE) http://go.magik.ly/ml/26ts/
Free People Lace Insert Camisole http://go.magik.ly/ml/26tt/

HAIR
Zury Sis Chia 14 wig in 1B

Choker Rage!

I’m completely obsessed with this choker trend! I know this trend has made a comeback a hot minute ago and I am a little late to the party, but my collection of chokers is something serious! In general, chokers are game-changers that instantly takes an outfit from basic to interestingly sexy and there are so many different types. What more can you ask for? My favorite way to wear them are with clean button up blouses, off the shoulder tops, easy shift dresses, and a classic v-neck.

On my YouTube channel I have a full haul of my personal favorites that you can shop now!!! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you will be in the know FIRST about my weekly content!

Hope you enjoy and get inspired!

xoxox A ❤

Click links below to shop!

CHOKERS/NECKLACES (listed in order from video)

Black Lace Chain Drop Choker
http://bit.ly/262U3a0

BP. Faux Suede Beaded Wrap Necklace
http://bit.ly/1WSFQat

BP. Faux Leather Choker
http://bit.ly/1sL2rsU

Forever 21 Heart Crochet Choker
http://bit.ly/1YyvTya

Gorjana Taner Necklace
http://bit.ly/28JXnx0

Ettika Woven Suede Choker
http://bit.ly/1ZXLFl7

HRH Collection Dripping Crystals
http://bit.ly/28KkYic

HRH Collection Sleek Dash Lariat
http://bit.ly/28JMauh

RINGS

Forever 21 Faux Stone Ring Set
http://bit.ly/1Xvahnf

Forever 21 Classic & Midi Ring Set
http://bit.ly/1sL2nte

HRH Collection Channel http://bit.ly/28Krnvt

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Music: http://www.purple-planet.com
Song: “Far and Wide”

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