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”

*This is not a sponsored video*

Valentine’s Day Glam

Whether you’re going out with a new boo, your main flame, or just with your girls you want to look your best for Valentine’s Day, right? Right! The key to any glam look is to enhance your inner sexy goddess personality. Some of us gals are a fierce and smoking type of sexy, it almost makes you a tad uncomfortable, but in the best way. While on the other hand, some of us are a little more the sweet type of sexy. The palette that will unleash all sorts of glam is the Lorac Unzipped Palette. It’s been the answer to unleashing my inner goddess lately. The quality, pigment, and ease of blending is GRADE A and the shade range is exactly what you need. I can go from office to bad-ass and everything in between. So, in shorter words YOU NEED THIS PALETTE!

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In honor of Valentine’s Day (aka Singles Appreciation Day) I got inspired to create 2 looks using this holy grail of a palette. Grab a box of chocolates, watch and enjoy! Click here to buy or usually you can find this at your local Ulta 😉

 

Get Your Wig On

I won’t lie, I’ve been fascinated with the seeing versatility that King Kylie herself has been able to achieve with a few good ass wigs and unconventional hair color. Why? Because I too want to have green hair somedays (seriously I do) and a good blowout. I want this luxury without the hefty price tag or seeing all of my hair on the floor.

A little background about my hair is that it is mostly unprocessed, like a little grown-out hair color from last year, without any chemical processing; aka a relaxer. So to get my hair colored will cause damage, and to get it straight takes about 4 hours. Ain’t nobody got time for that! A wig like the one Kylie and other popular Instagram gals wear off a lot of style options with out damaging a girl’s home-grown locks. Nevertheless these beautiful wigs can retail in the range of $300 or more. Yup… just google virgin hair wigs if you think I’m kidding. Le sigh…

I usually take to Youtube when researching any beauty hack, so my search continued there where I found a possible solution. My research led me to the alternative; a synthetic hair wig. Now while these looked beautiful on other girls on Youtube, I personally grew up terrified of due to the ghastly appearance of plastic looking hair 😦  One bad hair day + tight budget while away from home led me to the beauty store where I resorted to trying on a synthetic wig. I was scared and sure I would not have any luck, well I was wrong. Updated technology has made synthetic hair fibers look better than ever! What a pleasant surprise 🙂 Below in the video I’m showing and telling how I snatched my own Kylie-inspired hair style for a whole lot less! Click, watch and enjoy!

Mauve Grunge Makeup with L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2

Hi glamazons! In my previous post I featured my latest addition to my makeup palette hoarding lol, the L’Oreal La Palette Nude 2. This palette is like a sultry, moody dream of cool tone neutrals with hints of mauve. Needless to say I think this is the sexiest color palette, it’s even the color palette of my room. So I decided to create an alluring grunge inspired makeup tutorial featuring this palette and also my ABH Artist Palette. If you don’t have these colors don’t worry, use something similar. All that matters is that you have fun and get inspired 🙂

L’oreal La Palette Nude2 {review and swatches on dark skin}

Drug store makeup companies have literally STEPPED the game completely up! Well FI-NA-LLY!

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I usually wear a mixture of high-end and drug store makeup, well mostly drug store lipstick, so I’m happy to see palettes start hit the scene. I never purchased the drug store palettes before and I guess it’s because I have high end palettes from both Smashbox and Urban Decay; therefore never really gave it a thought to try a drug store palette…. but that changed. When I saw the L’oreal palette the total appearance of the palette caught my eye. Sometimes the quads from drug store makeup brands look, well, cheesey, and the others that look nice I just wonder if they will look good on my skin tone. I’m always cautious in purchasing ANY palette, let alone a drug store since I can’t swatch it in store, because I don’t want them to look ashy or overall unflattering for my skin tone. So it took an hour of walking around Target to convince me to take a risk and try the palette. The Palette was $16 USD for me in Target, I’ve seen on other blogs that it being priced at around $20 USD. So here’s a look at the palette below!

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So the palette has 10 colors. These are all rosey, cool tones, so yes it reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I like to think of the selection of these colors in the palette as an extension of the UD Naked 3 Palette, not a dupe per say.  There are 4 shimmer colors and 6 mattes. I love the fact that the shimmers are flaky at all. The over all consistency & formula of the shadows are perfect, they blend easily and the pigmentation is decent. If you want to the color to sit more strongly on your eye I suggest not only a primer, but also a dense brush for application.

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Colors 1 through 5 on my hand without primer.

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Colors 6 through 10 on my hand without primer.

Tell me, have you tried any drug store palettes? If so, which is your favorite?!?! I hope you’re as excited as I am to see what else is next for drug store makeup as we see that fabulous makeup doesn’t have to cost a fortune nowadays. If you would like to get the palette yourself, check it out here.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see my beauty and fashion finds first @lipstickandanissa!

See you soon glamazons!

xoxo

 

How to Wear a Rebecca Minkoff 5-Zip

I love anything that can be worn multiple ways, don’t you?!? It feels like I’m getting my money’s worth! The infamous Rebecca Minkoff 5-zip cross body is one of those items that will make you feel exactly like that. Check out my video below to learn the 3 ways you can wear this bag and look great doing it and shop the bag here 🙂