Maybeline Fit Me Concealer $6.49
If I were stuck on a deserted island and could only take one beauty product with me, I would have to grab an under eye concealer. It is the one product I cannot live without… and yes, even on a deserted island, although I fully understand that sunscreen would be a wiser choice. For countless of years now, my go-to under eye brightener has been my trusted Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer. Two weeks ago, I stumbled upon Maybeline’s Fit Me Concealer and I decided to give it a try. Fit Me can be used underneath the eyes, and anywhere else on your face where you have imperfections… like the corners of your nose to cover redness, bridge of your nose if you want to highlight etc. What’s amazing with this product (besides the price $6.49) is that it glides on and never cakes up… EVER. I use a soft dome brush to blend this out and it works perfectly, but an actual concealer brush or your fingers would also do the trick. The concealer comes in six different shades (I use Light #15) so you definitely have enough options to match it to your skin color. I still use Bobbi Brown, but now I just put a little bit of Fit Me on the inner corners of my eyes for a brighter look, as well as around my nose. Fit Me works just as well as the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat ($40), but for a fraction of the price. If I’m making this my deserted island beauty pick… you know it has to be good!!
Image courtesy of Beautisol
It is finally starting to get warm out and I definitely have a case of Spring fever. After a very long and cold winter, I am desperately searching my closet for my summer dresses and shorts. The only problem is, I am currently pasty white and if I dare to wear a dress without tights, I think my whiteness will blind everyone within a one mile radius. I do get a slight natural tan towards the end of the summer, but until then, I usually rely on my trusted Beautisol self tanner to keep my skin looking healthy and tan. If you’ve used self tanners before, you know you have to devote quite a bit of time during your application and have to be extra careful, so the color is applied evenly and you don’t get any streaks or super dark patches.
When I heard that Beautisol was coming out with a wash off body bronzer I was ecstatic. Their amazing color in a wash off formula? Sign me up! I received my full size product of the Tea Tan Glow Body Bronzer thanks to the iFabbo SHOP (learn more here) and used it immediately. The body bronzer came with an application mitt which made application a breeze. I had tanned my exposed limbs within 5 minutes! The bronzer gave me a great natural color within seconds. The color is buildable, so if you want to go darker, you can easily apply two coats. The best part is… if you do mess up and apply too much, just jump in the shower and the color washes off completely. You don’t have to wait for 7 days for your color to fade or have to scrub your skin raw until the color comes off. Great color with no commitment… the perfect combination in my book!
If you’re interested in trying the Beautisol Tea Tan Glow Bronzer yourself, use code IFABBOGLOW for 20% off your purchase. Enjoy your glow!
If you’ve been following me long enough, then you probably know that I am one of the founders of iFabbo (International Organization for Fashion & Beauty Bloggers). That’s my day job and Pink Layers is my (sometimes neglected) baby and hobby. I try to keep things separate and not promote my organization on Pink Layers but there are a few exceptions. If we have events, conferences or new platforms launching that I feel would benefit my fellow bloggers, I will talk about it. This is one of those times!
We recently launched the iFabbo SHOP for our members. The SHOP, allows our members to experience beauty and fashion products for free! The latest and greatest in beauty and fashion? We got them! The latest BB cream, the perfect serum, the trendiest jewelry… yup, all of the above are in the iFabbo SHOP. By being part of iFabbo, you not only have access to our exclusive platform but you also have access to our VIP events, conferences, workshops etc. To get more information on how the SHOP works click here. The SHOP is currently only available to our U.S. based bloggers but don’t worry… we’re going international soon! To apply directly to iFabbo click here. Ok enough self promotion for now… back to beauty and fashion starting… now!
You’ve all heard this by now. If you want to spruce up an outfit, the easiest way to do so is with accessories. I love statement necklaces because not only do they update your look but they make.. well a statement. I usually don’t splurge on statement necklaces and buy most of them from Forever21, but once in a while I find some pieces that are worth investing in. JCrew has some amazing accessories and necklaces are no exception. Not only do they look amazing, but they won’t break the bank either. Which do you prefer… Tom Binns or JCrew ?
Are you one of those women who wear the same perfume all year round? I certainly am not. I love perfume and I rarely leave the house without it… but my preference changes from day to day. What perfume I wear really depends on my mood. I usually stick to scents that either contain amber and musk and are a bit stronger (not overpowering) or are a bit powdery. I try and steer clear from scents that are fruity or remind me of my favorite dessert. Over the years I have tried countless of bottles of perfume but my collection above has made the cut and I think I will keep repurchasing over the years. My absolute favorite is Sisley’s Eau du Soir, which I will continue to repurchase as long as I live (or until it’s discontinued). Perfume is a very personal choice and it’s not only about a certain smell, but how it makes you feel and the memories each scent brings to mind. What is the one scent you cannot live without?
Eau du Soir Sisley $135.98 ; Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum $135; Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray $100; Prada Infusion d’Iris $82; Juicy Couture $90; Ralph Lauren Romance $65; Cartier Baiser Vole $100
I admit it, I have a case of Spring fever. The weather here has been dreadful, so in order to cheer up I have been day dreaming about my Springtime outfits. I used to be one of those girls who wore heels from morning till night, but lets face it… my sky high shoes took a toll on my feet. Now you will usually find me sporting flats during the day or my favorite Isabel Marant wedge sneakers (yes I finally got them). These are some of my favorite flats for Spring. I already purchased the pair from ZARA and they are absolutely adorable… I cannot wait to wear them. What are you looking forward to wearing this Spring?
From left to right: Valentino ‘Camo Lace’ Espadrille $595; Tory Burch Ballet Flat $225; Jeffrey Campbell ‘In Love’ Flat $89.95; Jeffrey Campbell Mention Spike Loafers $165; Christian Louboutin Galia striped canvas espadrilles $425; ZARA Shiny Ballerina $49.90
Capture Totale One Essential $95
I’m a beauty product junkie… I’ll admit it. I have tried hundreds of moisturizes, cleansers and scrubs, but up until recently I was a serum virgin. Before purchasing a product, I usually do my research to see how many positive reviews it has gotten, what people are saying etc. Most people consider a serum the holy grail of skincare, that is why I really wanted to pick the best of the best. After reading countless of reviews, I decided to try the Dior Capture Totale One Essential. The reviews for this serum were amazing and for good reason. I have been using this for several weeks and I can really see a difference in my skin. My skin is not only brighter and smoother, but I’m starting to notice that scars and blemishes are starting to look lighter. The texture of the serum is nice and thin and spreads evenly on the skin. It absorbs immediately, leaving behind a nice smell and smooth skin. Dior describes this as a super-serum and they are right. When applied on clean skin, it helps detoxify skin cells to powerfully correct all visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, loss of firmness, dark spots, and lack of radiance. The only con about this product is the price. It is a bit steep but one pump of the serum should cover your entire face. The results will be worth it.